The Classics of Science Fiction Short Stories v2

Title Author/Editor Year Citations↧
"Bloodchild"Octavia E. Butler1984
18
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
"The Star"Arthur C. Clarke1955
16
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
"When It Changed"Joanna Russ1972
16
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
"Blood Music"Greg Bear1983
15
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
"The Game of Rat and Dragon"Cordwainer Smith1955
15
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
"Bears Discover Fire"Terry Bisson1990
14
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
"Day Million"Frederik Pohl1966
14
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
"Flowers for Algernon"Daniel Keyes1959
14
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
"Fondly Fahrenheit"Alfred Bester1954
14
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
"Light of Other Days"Bob Shaw1966
14
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
"A Martian Odyssey"Stanley G. Weinbaum1934
14
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
""Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman"Harlan Ellison1965
14
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
"Story of Your Life"Ted Chiang1998
14
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
"Nightfall"Isaac Asimov1941
13
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 Nine Billion Names of God"Arthur C. Clarke1953
13
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
"Rachel in Love"Pat Murphy1987
13
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
"Aye, and Gomorrah …"Samuel R. Delany1967
12
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 Cold Equations"Tom Godwin1954
12
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
"Coming Attraction"Fritz Leiber1950
12
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
"Nine Lives"Ursula K. Le Guin1969
12
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
"The Persistence of Vision"John Varley1978
12
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
"All You Zombies—"Robert A. Heinlein1959
11
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
"Arena"Fredric Brown1944
11
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 Country of the Kind"Damon Knight1956
11
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
"Sailing to Byzantium"Robert Silverberg1985
11
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
"Sandkings"George R. R. Martin1979
11
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
"That Only a Mother"Judith Merril1948
11
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
"The Ugly Chickens"Howard Waldrop1980
11
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
"Burning Chrome"William Gibson1982
10
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 Death of Doctor Island"Gene Wolfe1973
10
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
"Desertion"Clifford D. Simak1944
10
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
"Fire Watch"Connie Willis1982
10
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
"Houston, Houston, Do You Read?"James Tiptree, Jr.1976
10
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
"Jeffty Is Five"Harlan Ellison1977
10
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
"Microcosmic God"Theodore Sturgeon1941
10
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
"Mimsy Were the Borogoves"Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore1943
10
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
"The Moon Moth"Jack Vance1961
10
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
"Or All the Seas with Oysters"Avram Davidson1958
10
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
"Passengers"Robert Silverberg1968
10
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
"A Rose for Ecclesiastes"Roger Zelazny1963
10
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
"Scanners Live in Vain"Cordwainer Smith1950
10
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 Screwfly Solution"James Tiptree, Jr.1977
10
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 Sentinel"Arthur C. Clarke1951
10
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
"Swarm"Bruce Sterling1982
10
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
"Think Like a Dinosaur"James Patrick Kelly1995
10
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
"Vintage Season"Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore1946
10
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
"Who Goes There?"John W. Campbell, Jr.1938
10
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
"Air Raid"John Varley1977
9
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 Bicentennial Man"Isaac Asimov1976
9
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
"Born with the Dead"Robert Silverberg1974
9
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
"Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight"Ursula K. Le Guin1987
9
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
"Even the Queen"Connie Willis1992
9
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
"First Contact"Murray Leinster1945
9
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
"The Girl Who Was Plugged In"James Tiptree, Jr.1973
9
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
"Great Work of Time"John Crowley1989
9
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
"Harrison Bergeron"Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.1961
9
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
"Hell Is the Absence of God"Ted Chiang2001
9
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
"I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream"Harlan Ellison1967
9
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
"Inconstant Moon"Larry Niven1971
9
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
"The Last of the Winnebagos"Connie Willis1988
9
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
"The Little Black Bag"C. M. Kornbluth1950
9
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
"Lobsters"Charles Stross2001
9
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
"The Man Who Lost the Sea"Theodore Sturgeon1959
9
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
"A Meeting with Medusa"Arthur C. Clarke1971
9
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
"Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand"Vonda N. McIntyre1973
9
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
"Press ENTER ■"John Varley1984
9
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
"The Queen of Air and Darkness"Poul Anderson1971
9
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
"R & R"Lucius Shepard1986
9
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
"Seven American Nights"Gene Wolfe1978
9
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
"Souls"Joanna Russ1982
9
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
"The Star Pit"Samuel R. Delany1967
9
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
"Surface Tension"James Blish1952
9
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
"Vaster Than Empires and More Slow"Ursula K. Le Guin1971
9
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
"We Can Remember It for You Wholesale"Philip K. Dick1966
9
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
"The Women Men Don't See"James Tiptree, Jr.1973
9
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
"And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side"James Tiptree, Jr.1972
8
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
"At the Rialto"Connie Willis1989
8
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
"Beggars in Spain"Nancy Kress1991
8
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
"Black Destroyer"A. E. van Vogt1939
8
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
"A Boy and His Dog"Harlan Ellison1969
8
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
"The Day Before the Revolution"Ursula K. Le Guin1974
8
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
"The Fifth Head of Cerberus"Gene Wolfe1972
8
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
"For a Breath I Tarry"Roger Zelazny1966
8
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
"The Island"Peter Watts2009
8
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 Last Question"Isaac Asimov1956
8
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 Lucky Strike"Kim Stanley Robinson1984
8
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
"The Man Who Bridged the Mist"Kij Johnson2011
8
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
"The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate"Ted Chiang2007
8
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 Mountains of Mourning"Lois McMaster Bujold1989
8
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
"The Only Neat Thing to Do"James Tiptree, Jr.1985
8
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
"Second Variety"Philip K. Dick1953
8
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
"Snow"John Crowley1985
8
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
"A Song for Lya"George R. R. Martin1974
8
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
"Speech Sounds"Octavia E. Butler1983
8
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
"The Star"H. G. Wells1897
8
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
"There Will Come Soft Rains"Ray Bradbury1950
8
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
"The Things"Peter Watts2010
8
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
"Thunder and Roses"Theodore Sturgeon1947
8
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
"Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones"Samuel R. Delany1968
8
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
"The Voices of Time"J. G. Ballard1960
8
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
"The Way of Cross and Dragon"George R. R. Martin1979
8
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
Stories: 101