The Classics of Science Fiction Short Stories v2

Title Author/Editor↥ Year Citations
"The Queen of Air and Darkness"Poul Anderson1971
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1972The Best Science Fiction of the Year edited by Terry Carr
1986The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV edited by Terry Carr
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Nightfall"Isaac Asimov1941
1946Adventures in Time and Space edited by Healy and McComas
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1978Classic Science Fiction: The First Golden Age edited by Terry Carr
1980The Great SF Stories 3 (1941) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Last Question"Isaac Asimov1956
1988The Great SF Stories 18 (1956) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2005The World Turned Upside Down edited by Drake, Baen, and Flint
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Bicentennial Man"Isaac Asimov1976
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1977The 1977 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1977The Best Science Fiction of the Year #6 edited by Terry Carr
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Voices of Time"J. G. Ballard1960
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1968One Hundred Years of Science Fiction edited by Damon Knight
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1977The Best Science Fiction Stories edited by Michael Stapleton
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1991The Great SF Stories 22 (1960) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Blood Music"Greg Bear1983
Hugo winner - story
Nebula winner - story
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1984The Year's Best Science Fiction: First Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1984The 1984 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2005The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
2010Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Fondly Fahrenheit"Alfred Bester1954
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1981Barry Malzberg Recommended Short Stories
1987The Great SF Stories 16 (1954) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Bears Discover Fire"Terry Bisson1990
Nebula winner - story
Sturgeon winner
Hugo winner - story
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1991The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2001Masterpieces edited by Orson Scott Card
2004The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2005The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Surface Tension"James Blish1952
1953Year's Best Science Fiction Novels: 1953 edited by Everett F. Bleiler and T. E. Dikty
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"There Will Come Soft Rains"Ray Bradbury1950
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1984The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Arena"Fredric Brown1944
1950Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Groff Conklin
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1981The Great SF Stories 6 (1944) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Mountains of Mourning"Lois McMaster Bujold1989
Hugo winner - story
Nebula winner - story
1999Locus All Time Poll
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Speech Sounds"Octavia E. Butler1983
Hugo winner - story
1993The Norton Book of Science Fiction edited by Le Guin and Attebery
1999Locus All Time Poll
2007Asimov's Science Fiction: 30th Anniversary Anthology edited by Sheila Williams
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Bloodchild"Octavia E. Butler1984
Hugo winner - story
Nebula winner - story
1975Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1985The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1985Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year #14 edited by Terry Carr
1985The 1985 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1999Locus All Time Poll
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2004The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Who Goes There?"John W. Campbell, Jr.1938
Hugo winner - story
1946Adventures in Time and Space edited by Healy and McComas
1973The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two A edited by Ben Bova
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1999Locus All Time Poll
2005The World Turned Upside Down edited by Drake, Baen, and Flint
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Story of Your Life"Ted Chiang1998
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
Sturgeon winner
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1999The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1999Year's Best SF 4 edited by David G. Hartwell
2005The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
2010Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Hell Is the Absence of God"Ted Chiang2001
Nebula winner - story
Sturgeon finalist
Hugo winner - story
2004The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate"Ted Chiang2007
Nebula winner - story
Sturgeon finalist
Hugo winner - story
2008The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Two edited by Jonathan Strahan
2008The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
"The Sentinel"Arthur C. Clarke1951
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1985The Great SF Stories 13 (1951) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Nine Billion Names of God"Arthur C. Clarke1953
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
Hugo winner - story
1956Best SF Two: Science Fiction Stories edited by Edmund Crispin
1968One Hundred Years of Science Fiction edited by Damon Knight
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1986The Great SF Stories 15 (1953) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2001Masterpieces edited by Orson Scott Card
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Star"Arthur C. Clarke1955
Hugo winner - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1962A Century of Science Fiction edited by Damon Knight
1963Best SF Five edited by Edmund Crispin
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
1988The Great SF Stories 17 (1955) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2010Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"A Meeting with Medusa"Arthur C. Clarke1971
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1972The Best Science Fiction of the Year edited by Terry Carr
1972Best SF: 1971 edited by Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss
1986The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV edited by Terry Carr
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Snow"John Crowley1985
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1986Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year #15 edited by Terry Carr
1986The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1993The Norton Book of Science Fiction edited by Le Guin and Attebery
2001Masterpieces edited by Orson Scott Card
2005The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"Great Work of Time"John Crowley1989
Nebula finalist - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1990The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventh Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Or All the Seas with Oysters"Avram Davidson1958
Hugo winner - story
1959SF:'59: The Year's Greatest Science-Fiction and Fantasy edited by Judith Merril
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1990The Great SF Stories 20 (1958) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Aye, and Gomorrah …"Samuel R. Delany1967
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1982The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume III edited by Arthur C. Clarke and George W. Proctor
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2010Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Star Pit"Samuel R. Delany1967
Hugo finalist - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
Richard Lupoff Recommended Short Stories
1968SF 12 edited by Judith Merril
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1994Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones"Samuel R. Delany1968
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
1969World's Best Science Fiction: 1969 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1982The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume III edited by Arthur C. Clarke and George W. Proctor
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Second Variety"Philip K. Dick1953
Hugo finalist - story
1954Year's Best Science Fiction Novels: 1954 edited by Everett F. Bleiler and T. E. Dikty
1977The Best Science Fiction Stories edited by Michael Stapleton
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"We Can Remember It for You Wholesale"Philip K. Dick1966
1967World's Best Science Fiction: 1967 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1999Locus All Time Poll
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
""Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman"Harlan Ellison1965
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
1966World's Best Science Fiction: 1966 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1982The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume III edited by Arthur C. Clarke and George W. Proctor
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2001Masterpieces edited by Orson Scott Card
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream"Harlan Ellison1967
Hugo winner - story
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"A Boy and His Dog"Harlan Ellison1969
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1970World's Best Science Fiction: 1970 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1982The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume III edited by Arthur C. Clarke and George W. Proctor
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Jeffty Is Five"Harlan Ellison1977
Hugo winner - story
Nebula winner - story
1978The 1978 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1999Locus All Time Poll
2004The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Burning Chrome"William Gibson1982
Nebula finalist - story
1983The Best Science Fiction of the Year #12 edited by Terry Carr
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1992The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories edited by Tom Shippey
1999Locus All Time Poll
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Cold Equations"Tom Godwin1954
1955The Best Science Fiction Stories and Novels: 1955 edited by T. E. Dikty
1958Best SF Three: Science Fiction Stories edited by Edmund Crispin
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1987The Great SF Stories 16 (1954) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2005The World Turned Upside Down edited by Drake, Baen, and Flint
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"All You Zombies—"Robert A. Heinlein1959
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
1999Locus All Time Poll
2001Masterpieces edited by Orson Scott Card
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Man Who Bridged the Mist"Kij Johnson2011
Nebula winner - story
Sturgeon finalist
Hugo winner - story
2012The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2012 edited by Rich Horton
2012The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Six edited by Jonathan Strahan
2012The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2019Piet Nel Recommended Short Stories
"Think Like a Dinosaur"James Patrick Kelly1995
Nebula finalist - story
Hugo winner - story
1996Year's Best SF edited by David G. Hartwell
1996The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirteenth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Flowers for Algernon"Daniel Keyes1959
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
Hugo winner - story
1960The 5th Annual of the Year's Best S-F edited by Judith Merril
1961Best SF Four: Science Fiction Stories edited by Edmund Crispin
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
1999Locus All Time Poll
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"The Country of the Kind"Damon Knight1956
1956S-F: The Year's Greatest Science-Fiction and Fantasy edited by Judith Merril
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1978Anthologies edited by Pohl, Greenberg, and Olander
1988The Great SF Stories 18 (1956) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1992Modern Classics of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
1999Locus All Time Poll
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Little Black Bag"C. M. Kornbluth1950
Hugo winner - story
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1984The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Beggars in Spain"Nancy Kress1991
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1992The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2007The Best of the Best Volume 2: 20 Years of the Best Short Science Fiction Novels edited by Gardner Dozois
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
"Mimsy Were the Borogoves"Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore1943
1948A Treasury of Science Fiction edited by Groff Conklin
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1981The Great SF Stories 5 (1943) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Vintage Season"Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore1946
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1948A Treasury of Science Fiction edited by Groff Conklin
1973The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two A edited by Ben Bova
1981Barry Malzberg Recommended Short Stories
1982The Great SF Stories 8 (1946) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Nine Lives"Ursula K. Le Guin1969
Nebula finalist - story
1970Best SF: 1969 edited by Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss
1970World's Best Science Fiction: 1970 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2010Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018The Future is Female! edited by Lisa Yaszek
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Vaster Than Empires and More Slow"Ursula K. Le Guin1971
Richard Lupoff Recommended Short Stories
Hugo finalist - story
1972The Best Science Fiction of the Year edited by Terry Carr
1975Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Day Before the Revolution"Ursula K. Le Guin1974
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1975Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1986The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV edited by Terry Carr
2004The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight"Ursula K. Le Guin1987
Hugo winner - story
Sturgeon finalist
Nebula finalist - story
1988The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Coming Attraction"Fritz Leiber1950
Hugo finalist - story
1951The Best Science-Fiction Stories: 1951 edited by Everett F. Bleiler and T. E. Dikty
1965Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction edited by Sam Moskowitz
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1977The Best Science Fiction Stories edited by Michael Stapleton
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1984The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"First Contact"Murray Leinster1945
Hugo winner - story
Richard Lupoff Recommended Short Stories
1946The Best of Science Fiction edited by Groff Conklin
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1982The Great SF Stories 7 (1945) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"A Song for Lya"George R. R. Martin1974
Nebula finalist - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
Hugo winner - story
1975The 1975 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Way of Cross and Dragon"George R. R. Martin1979
Nebula finalist - story
Hugo winner - story
1980The 1980 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1980Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Ninth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1992The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories edited by Tom Shippey
1999Locus All Time Poll
2004The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Sandkings"George R. R. Martin1979
Hugo winner - story
Nebula winner - story
1980The Best Science Fiction of the Year #9 edited by Terry Carr
1980Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Ninth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1999Locus All Time Poll
2001Masterpieces edited by Orson Scott Card
2010Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand"Vonda N. McIntyre1973
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1974The Best Science Fiction of the Year #3 edited by Terry Carr
1975Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1986The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV edited by Terry Carr
1999Locus All Time Poll
"That Only a Mother"Judith Merril1948
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1975Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Pohl, Greenberg, and Olander
1983The Great SF Stories 10 (1948) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018The Future is Female! edited by Lisa Yaszek
"Rachel in Love"Pat Murphy1987
Sturgeon winner
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula winner - story
1975Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1988The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1988The Orbit Science Fiction Yearbook 1 edited by David S. Garnett
1988The 1988 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1999Locus All Time Poll
2004The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Inconstant Moon"Larry Niven1971
Hugo winner - story
1972Best Science Fiction for 1972 edited by Frederik Pohl
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2001Masterpieces edited by Orson Scott Card
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Day Million"Frederik Pohl1966
1967World's Best Science Fiction: 1967 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1972A Science Fiction Argosy edited by Damon Knight
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1993The Norton Book of Science Fiction edited by Le Guin and Attebery
1999Locus All Time Poll
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Lucky Strike"Kim Stanley Robinson1984
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1985Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year #14 edited by Terry Carr
1985The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1993The Norton Book of Science Fiction edited by Le Guin and Attebery
1999Locus All Time Poll
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
"When It Changed"Joanna Russ1972
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1975Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1986The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV edited by Terry Carr
1999Locus All Time Poll
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2010Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Souls"Joanna Russ1982
Nebula finalist - story
Hugo winner - story
1983The Best Science Fiction of the Year #12 edited by Terry Carr
1983The 1983 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1994Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
2004The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Light of Other Days"Bob Shaw1966
Richard Lupoff Recommended Short Stories
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1967World's Best Science Fiction: 1967 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1968SF 12 edited by Judith Merril
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1972A Science Fiction Argosy edited by Damon Knight
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"R & R"Lucius Shepard1986
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1987The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1987The 1987 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
"Passengers"Robert Silverberg1968
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1982The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume III edited by Arthur C. Clarke and George W. Proctor
1999Locus All Time Poll
2001Masterpieces edited by Orson Scott Card
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Born with the Dead"Robert Silverberg1974
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1975The Best Science Fiction of the Year #4 edited by Terry Carr
1986The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV edited by Terry Carr
1999Locus All Time Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Sailing to Byzantium"Robert Silverberg1985
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1986The 1986 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1986Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year #15 edited by Terry Carr
1986The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1994Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
2007The Best of the Best Volume 2: 20 Years of the Best Short Science Fiction Novels edited by Gardner Dozois
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019Piet Nel Recommended Short Stories
"Desertion"Clifford D. Simak1944
1950Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Groff Conklin
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1981The Great SF Stories 6 (1944) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1992The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories edited by Tom Shippey
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Scanners Live in Vain"Cordwainer Smith1950
Hugo finalist - story
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1984The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"The Game of Rat and Dragon"Cordwainer Smith1955
Hugo finalist - story
1956Best Science Fiction Stories and Novels: 1956 edited by T. E. Dikty
1958Best SF Three: Science Fiction Stories edited by Edmund Crispin
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1972A Science Fiction Argosy edited by Damon Knight
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1988The Great SF Stories 17 (1955) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Swarm"Bruce Sterling1982
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1983The Best Science Fiction of the Year #12 edited by Terry Carr
1983The 1983 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1992The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories edited by Tom Shippey
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Lobsters"Charles Stross2001
Sturgeon finalist
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
2002The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2005The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
2007Asimov's Science Fiction: 30th Anniversary Anthology edited by Sheila Williams
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Microcosmic God"Theodore Sturgeon1941
1943The Pocket Book of Science-Fiction edited by Donald A. Wollheim
1965Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction edited by Sam Moskowitz
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1978Classic Science Fiction: The First Golden Age edited by Terry Carr
1980The Great SF Stories 3 (1941) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Thunder and Roses"Theodore Sturgeon1947
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1983The Great SF Stories 9 (1947) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2005The World Turned Upside Down edited by Drake, Baen, and Flint
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Man Who Lost the Sea"Theodore Sturgeon1959
Hugo finalist - story
1960The 5th Annual of the Year's Best S-F edited by Judith Merril
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1990The Great SF Stories 21 (1959) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2019Piet Nel Recommended Short Stories
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side"James Tiptree, Jr.1972
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"The Girl Who Was Plugged In"James Tiptree, Jr.1973
Hugo winner - story
Nebula finalist - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Women Men Don't See"James Tiptree, Jr.1973
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1974The Best Science Fiction of the Year #3 edited by Terry Carr
1975Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1975Best SF: 1974 edited by Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss
1993The Norton Book of Science Fiction edited by Le Guin and Attebery
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Houston, Houston, Do You Read?"James Tiptree, Jr.1976
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1977The 1977 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1999Locus All Time Poll
2010Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Screwfly Solution"James Tiptree, Jr.1977
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1978Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Seventh Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1978The 1978 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1978The Best Science Fiction of the Year #7 edited by Terry Carr
1992The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories edited by Tom Shippey
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Only Neat Thing to Do"James Tiptree, Jr.1985
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1986Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year #15 edited by Terry Carr
1986The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2004The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"The Moon Moth"Jack Vance1961
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1973The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two B edited by Ben Bova
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1991The Great SF Stories 23 (1961) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1992Modern Classics of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Black Destroyer"A. E. van Vogt1939
1946Adventures in Time and Space edited by Healy and McComas
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1979The Great SF Stories 1 (1939) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2005The World Turned Upside Down edited by Drake, Baen, and Flint
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Air Raid"John Varley1977
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1977Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Sixth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1999Locus All Time Poll
2007Asimov's Science Fiction: 30th Anniversary Anthology edited by Sheila Williams
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Persistence of Vision"John Varley1978
Nebula winner - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
Hugo winner - story
1979The 1979 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1979Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Eighth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1979The Best Science Fiction Novellas of the Year #1 edited by Terry Carr
1999Locus All Time Poll
2004The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Press ENTER ■"John Varley1984
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
1985Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year #14 edited by Terry Carr
1985The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1985The 1985 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Harrison Bergeron"Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.1961
1970Best SF Seven: Science Fiction Stories edited by Edmund Crispin
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Ugly Chickens"Howard Waldrop1980
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1981The Best Science Fiction of the Year #10 edited by Terry Carr
1981Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Tenth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1981The 1981 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1992Modern Classics of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
1999Locus All Time Poll
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
"The Island"Peter Watts2009
Sturgeon finalist
Hugo winner - story
2010Year's Best SF 15 edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer
2010The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2010 edited by Rich Horton
2010The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four edited by Jonathan Strahan
2010The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2013Twenty-First Century Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden
"The Things"Peter Watts2010
Sturgeon finalist
Hugo finalist - story
2011The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2011 edited by Rich Horton
2011The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Five edited by Jonathan Strahan
2011The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"A Martian Odyssey"Stanley G. Weinbaum1934
1943The Pocket Book of Science-Fiction edited by Donald A. Wollheim
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1992The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories edited by Tom Shippey
1999Locus All Time Poll
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Star"H. G. Wells1897
1966Science Fiction for People Who Hate Science edited by Terry Carr
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"Fire Watch"Connie Willis1982
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
1983The Best Science Fiction of the Year #12 edited by Terry Carr
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2010Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"The Last of the Winnebagos"Connie Willis1988
Nebula winner - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
Hugo winner - story
1989The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"At the Rialto"Connie Willis1989
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1975Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1990The Orbit Science Fiction Yearbook Three edited by David S. Garnett
1990The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventh Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1999Locus All Time Poll
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Even the Queen"Connie Willis1992
Nebula winner - story
Sturgeon finalist
Hugo winner - story
1993The Year's Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2004The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2005The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
"The Fifth Head of Cerberus"Gene Wolfe1972
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1973The Best Science Fiction of the Year #2 edited by Terry Carr
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1992Modern Classics of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Death of Doctor Island"Gene Wolfe1973
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1974The Best Science Fiction of the Year #3 edited by Terry Carr
1986The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV edited by Terry Carr
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1994Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
1999Locus All Time Poll
2004The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Seven American Nights"Gene Wolfe1978
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1979The Best Science Fiction Novellas of the Year #1 edited by Terry Carr
1979Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Eighth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1999Locus All Time Poll
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"A Rose for Ecclesiastes"Roger Zelazny1963
Hugo finalist - story
196510th Annual Edition: The Year's Best SF edited by Judith Merril
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1992The Great SF Stories 25 (1963) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"For a Breath I Tarry"Roger Zelazny1966
Hugo finalist - story
1967World's Best Science Fiction: 1967 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1970Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
1999Locus All Time Poll
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
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