The Classics of Science Fiction Short Stories v2

Title Author/Editor Year Citations↧
"Bloodchild" Octavia E. Butler 1984
18
Hugo winner - story
Nebula winner - story
1975 Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1978 Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1985 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1985 Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year #14 edited by Terry Carr
1985 The 1985 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2000 The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2004 The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2011 Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2016 The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018 ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2019 Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"The Star" Arthur C. Clarke 1955
16
Hugo winner - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1962 A Century of Science Fiction edited by Damon Knight
1963 Best SF Five edited by Edmund Crispin
1973 The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1983 Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
1988 The Great SF Stories 17 (1955) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2010 Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2016 The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2019 Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"When It Changed" Joanna Russ 1972
16
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1975 Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978 Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1986 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV edited by Terry Carr
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2000 The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2010 Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2011 Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2016 The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Blood Music" Greg Bear 1983
15
Hugo winner - story
Nebula winner - story
1973 The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1984 The Year's Best Science Fiction: First Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1984 The 1984 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2000 The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2005 The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
2010 Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2011 Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2016 The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Game of Rat and Dragon" Cordwainer Smith 1955
15
Hugo finalist - story
1956 Best Science Fiction Stories and Novels: 1956 edited by T. E. Dikty
1958 Best SF Three: Science Fiction Stories edited by Edmund Crispin
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1972 A Science Fiction Argosy edited by Damon Knight
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978 Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1988 The Great SF Stories 17 (1955) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2016 The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Bears Discover Fire" Terry Bisson 1990
14
Nebula winner - story
Sturgeon winner
Hugo winner - story
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1991 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2001 Masterpieces edited by Orson Scott Card
2004 The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2005 The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
2011 Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Day Million" Frederik Pohl 1966
14
1967 World's Best Science Fiction: 1967 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1972 A Science Fiction Argosy edited by Damon Knight
1973 The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978 Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1993 The Norton Book of Science Fiction edited by Le Guin and Attebery
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2016 The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Flowers for Algernon" Daniel Keyes 1959
14
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
Hugo winner - story
1960 The 5th Annual of the Year's Best S-F edited by Judith Merril
1961 Best SF Four: Science Fiction Stories edited by Edmund Crispin
1970 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978 Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1983 Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2011 Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019 Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Fondly Fahrenheit" Alfred Bester 1954
14
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1970 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1981 Barry Malzberg Recommended Short Stories
1987 The Great SF Stories 16 (1954) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2000 The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2019 Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Light of Other Days" Bob Shaw 1966
14
Richard Lupoff Recommended Short Stories
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1967 World's Best Science Fiction: 1967 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1968 SF 12 edited by Judith Merril
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1972 A Science Fiction Argosy edited by Damon Knight
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2019 Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"A Martian Odyssey" Stanley G. Weinbaum 1934
14
1943 The Pocket Book of Science-Fiction edited by Donald A. Wollheim
1970 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978 Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1992 The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories edited by Tom Shippey
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2000 The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011 Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2016 The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
""Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman" Harlan Ellison 1965
14
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
1966 World's Best Science Fiction: 1966 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1982 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume III edited by Arthur C. Clarke and George W. Proctor
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2001 Masterpieces edited by Orson Scott Card
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011 Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2016 The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Story of Your Life" Ted Chiang 1998
14
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
Sturgeon winner
1973 The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1999 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1999 Year's Best SF 4 edited by David G. Hartwell
2005 The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
2010 Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2011 Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2016 The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018 ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Nightfall" Isaac Asimov 1941
13
1946 Adventures in Time and Space edited by Healy and McComas
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1970 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1973 The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978 Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1978 Classic Science Fiction: The First Golden Age edited by Terry Carr
1980 The Great SF Stories 3 (1941) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Nine Billion Names of God" Arthur C. Clarke 1953
13
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
Hugo winner - story
1956 Best SF Two: Science Fiction Stories edited by Edmund Crispin
1968 One Hundred Years of Science Fiction edited by Damon Knight
1970 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1986 The Great SF Stories 15 (1953) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2001 Masterpieces edited by Orson Scott Card
2011 Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Rachel in Love" Pat Murphy 1987
13
Sturgeon winner
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula winner - story
1975 Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1988 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1988 The Orbit Science Fiction Yearbook 1 edited by David S. Garnett
1988 The 1988 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2004 The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2016 The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018 ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Aye, and Gomorrah …" Samuel R. Delany 1967
12
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1982 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume III edited by Arthur C. Clarke and George W. Proctor
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2010 Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2016 The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Cold Equations" Tom Godwin 1954
12
1955 The Best Science Fiction Stories and Novels: 1955 edited by T. E. Dikty
1958 Best SF Three: Science Fiction Stories edited by Edmund Crispin
1970 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1987 The Great SF Stories 16 (1954) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2005 The World Turned Upside Down edited by Drake, Baen, and Flint
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Coming Attraction" Fritz Leiber 1950
12
Hugo finalist - story
1951 The Best Science-Fiction Stories: 1951 edited by Everett F. Bleiler and T. E. Dikty
1965 Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction edited by Sam Moskowitz
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1970 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1977 The Best Science Fiction Stories edited by Michael Stapleton
1978 Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1984 The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Nine Lives" Ursula K. Le Guin 1969
12
Nebula finalist - story
1970 Best SF: 1969 edited by Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss
1970 World's Best Science Fiction: 1970 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1978 Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2010 Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018 The Future is Female! edited by Lisa Yaszek
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019 Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"The Persistence of Vision" John Varley 1978
12
Nebula winner - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
Hugo winner - story
1979 The 1979 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1979 Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Eighth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1979 The Best Science Fiction Novellas of the Year #1 edited by Terry Carr
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2004 The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2011 Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"All You Zombies—" Robert A. Heinlein 1959
11
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1983 Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2001 Masterpieces edited by Orson Scott Card
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011 Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Arena" Fredric Brown 1944
11
1950 Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Groff Conklin
1970 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1973 The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1981 The Great SF Stories 6 (1944) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2000 The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2011 Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Country of the Kind" Damon Knight 1956
11
1956 S-F: The Year's Greatest Science-Fiction and Fantasy edited by Judith Merril
1970 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1973 The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1978 Anthologies edited by Pohl, Greenberg, and Olander
1988 The Great SF Stories 18 (1956) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1992 Modern Classics of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2011 Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Sailing to Byzantium" Robert Silverberg 1985
11
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1986 The 1986 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1986 Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year #15 edited by Terry Carr
1986 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1994 Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
2007 The Best of the Best Volume 2: 20 Years of the Best Short Science Fiction Novels edited by Gardner Dozois
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019 Piet Nel Recommended Short Stories
"Sandkings" George R. R. Martin 1979
11
Hugo winner - story
Nebula winner - story
1980 The Best Science Fiction of the Year #9 edited by Terry Carr
1980 Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Ninth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2001 Masterpieces edited by Orson Scott Card
2010 Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2016 The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"That Only a Mother" Judith Merril 1948
11
1970 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1975 Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978 Anthologies edited by Pohl, Greenberg, and Olander
1983 The Great SF Stories 10 (1948) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2000 The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018 The Future is Female! edited by Lisa Yaszek
"The Ugly Chickens" Howard Waldrop 1980
11
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1981 The Best Science Fiction of the Year #10 edited by Terry Carr
1981 Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Tenth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1981 The 1981 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1992 Modern Classics of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB All Time Short Stories
"Burning Chrome" William Gibson 1982
10
Nebula finalist - story
1983 The Best Science Fiction of the Year #12 edited by Terry Carr
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1992 The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories edited by Tom Shippey
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2000 The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011 Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Death of Doctor Island" Gene Wolfe 1973
10
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1974 The Best Science Fiction of the Year #3 edited by Terry Carr
1986 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV edited by Terry Carr
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1994 Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2004 The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Desertion" Clifford D. Simak 1944
10
1950 Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Groff Conklin
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1981 The Great SF Stories 6 (1944) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1983 Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1992 The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories edited by Tom Shippey
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2016 The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Fire Watch" Connie Willis 1982
10
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
1983 The Best Science Fiction of the Year #12 edited by Terry Carr
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2010 Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2019 Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Houston, Houston, Do You Read?" James Tiptree, Jr. 1976
10
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1977 The 1977 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1978 Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2010 Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Jeffty Is Five" Harlan Ellison 1977
10
Hugo winner - story
Nebula winner - story
1978 The 1978 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2004 The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Microcosmic God" Theodore Sturgeon 1941
10
1943 The Pocket Book of Science-Fiction edited by Donald A. Wollheim
1965 Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction edited by Sam Moskowitz
1970 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1978 Classic Science Fiction: The First Golden Age edited by Terry Carr
1980 The Great SF Stories 3 (1941) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Mimsy Were the Borogoves" Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore 1943
10
1948 A Treasury of Science Fiction edited by Groff Conklin
1970 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1981 The Great SF Stories 5 (1943) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2011 Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Moon Moth" Jack Vance 1961
10
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1973 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two B edited by Ben Bova
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1991 The Great SF Stories 23 (1961) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1992 Modern Classics of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2019 Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Or All the Seas with Oysters" Avram Davidson 1958
10
Hugo winner - story
1959 SF:'59: The Year's Greatest Science-Fiction and Fantasy edited by Judith Merril
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1990 The Great SF Stories 20 (1958) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2000 The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Passengers" Robert Silverberg 1968
10
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1982 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume III edited by Arthur C. Clarke and George W. Proctor
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2001 Masterpieces edited by Orson Scott Card
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"A Rose for Ecclesiastes" Roger Zelazny 1963
10
Hugo finalist - story
1965 10th Annual Edition: The Year's Best SF edited by Judith Merril
1970 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1978 Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1992 The Great SF Stories 25 (1963) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019 Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Scanners Live in Vain" Cordwainer Smith 1950
10
Hugo finalist - story
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1970 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1973 The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1984 The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2019 Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"The Screwfly Solution" James Tiptree, Jr. 1977
10
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1978 Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Seventh Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1978 The 1978 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1978 The Best Science Fiction of the Year #7 edited by Terry Carr
1992 The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories edited by Tom Shippey
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Sentinel" Arthur C. Clarke 1951
10
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978 Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1985 The Great SF Stories 13 (1951) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
2000 The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Swarm" Bruce Sterling 1982
10
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1973 The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1983 The Best Science Fiction of the Year #12 edited by Terry Carr
1983 The 1983 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1992 The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories edited by Tom Shippey
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2016 The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Think Like a Dinosaur" James Patrick Kelly 1995
10
Nebula finalist - story
Hugo winner - story
1996 Year's Best SF edited by David G. Hartwell
1996 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirteenth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019 Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Vintage Season" Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore 1946
10
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1948 A Treasury of Science Fiction edited by Groff Conklin
1973 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two A edited by Ben Bova
1981 Barry Malzberg Recommended Short Stories
1982 The Great SF Stories 8 (1946) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2011 Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Who Goes There?" John W. Campbell, Jr. 1938
10
Hugo winner - story
1946 Adventures in Time and Space edited by Healy and McComas
1973 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two A edited by Ben Bova
1978 Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2005 The World Turned Upside Down edited by Drake, Baen, and Flint
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Air Raid" John Varley 1977
9
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1977 Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Sixth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2007 Asimov's Science Fiction: 30th Anniversary Anthology edited by Sheila Williams
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Bicentennial Man" Isaac Asimov 1976
9
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1977 The 1977 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1977 The Best Science Fiction of the Year #6 edited by Terry Carr
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Born with the Dead" Robert Silverberg 1974
9
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1975 The Best Science Fiction of the Year #4 edited by Terry Carr
1986 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV edited by Terry Carr
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight" Ursula K. Le Guin 1987
9
Hugo winner - story
Sturgeon finalist
Nebula finalist - story
1988 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Even the Queen" Connie Willis 1992
9
Nebula winner - story
Sturgeon finalist
Hugo winner - story
1993 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2004 The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2005 The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB All Time Short Stories
"First Contact" Murray Leinster 1945
9
Hugo winner - story
Richard Lupoff Recommended Short Stories
1946 The Best of Science Fiction edited by Groff Conklin
1970 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1982 The Great SF Stories 7 (1945) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018 Sci-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
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2011 Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Great Work of Time" John Crowley 1989
9
Nebula finalist - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1973 The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1990 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventh Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2019 Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Harrison Bergeron" Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1961
9
1970 Best SF Seven: Science Fiction Stories edited by Edmund Crispin
1973 The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2000 The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Hell Is the Absence of God" Ted Chiang 2001
9
Nebula winner - story
Sturgeon finalist
Hugo winner - story
2004 The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" Harlan Ellison 1967
9
Hugo winner - story
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978 Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1983 Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Inconstant Moon" Larry Niven 1971
9
Hugo winner - story
1972 Best Science Fiction for 1972 edited by Frederik Pohl
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2001 Masterpieces edited by Orson Scott Card
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019 Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"The Last of the Winnebagos" Connie Willis 1988
9
Nebula winner - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
Hugo winner - story
1989 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2019 Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"The Little Black Bag" C. M. Kornbluth 1950
9
Hugo winner - story
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1970 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1984 The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Lobsters" Charles Stross 2001
9
Sturgeon finalist
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
2002 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2005 The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
2007 Asimov's Science Fiction: 30th Anniversary Anthology edited by Sheila Williams
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Man Who Lost the Sea" Theodore Sturgeon 1959
9
Hugo finalist - story
1960 The 5th Annual of the Year's Best S-F edited by Judith Merril
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1990 The Great SF Stories 21 (1959) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2016 The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2019 Piet Nel Recommended Short Stories
2019 Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"A Meeting with Medusa" Arthur C. Clarke 1971
9
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1972 The Best Science Fiction of the Year edited by Terry Carr
1972 Best SF: 1971 edited by Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss
1986 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV edited by Terry Carr
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand" Vonda N. McIntyre 1973
9
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1974 The Best Science Fiction of the Year #3 edited by Terry Carr
1975 Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978 Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1986 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV edited by Terry Carr
1999 Locus All Time Poll
"Press ENTER ■" John Varley 1984
9
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
1985 Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year #14 edited by Terry Carr
1985 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1985 The 1985 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Queen of Air and Darkness" Poul Anderson 1971
9
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1972 The Best Science Fiction of the Year edited by Terry Carr
1986 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV edited by Terry Carr
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"R & R" Lucius Shepard 1986
9
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1987 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1987 The 1987 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB All Time Short Stories
"Seven American Nights" Gene Wolfe 1978
9
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1979 The Best Science Fiction Novellas of the Year #1 edited by Terry Carr
1979 Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Eighth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019 Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Souls" Joanna Russ 1982
9
Nebula finalist - story
Hugo winner - story
1983 The Best Science Fiction of the Year #12 edited by Terry Carr
1983 The 1983 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1994 Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
2004 The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Star Pit" Samuel R. Delany 1967
9
Hugo finalist - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
Richard Lupoff Recommended Short Stories
1968 SF 12 edited by Judith Merril
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1994 Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019 Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Surface Tension" James Blish 1952
9
1953 Year's Best Science Fiction Novels: 1953 edited by Everett F. Bleiler and T. E. Dikty
1970 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2016 The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Vaster Than Empires and More Slow" Ursula K. Le Guin 1971
9
Richard Lupoff Recommended Short Stories
Hugo finalist - story
1972 The Best Science Fiction of the Year edited by Terry Carr
1975 Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1983 Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
2011 Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2016 The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" Philip K. Dick 1966
9
1967 World's Best Science Fiction: 1967 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2000 The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Women Men Don't See" James Tiptree, Jr. 1973
9
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1974 The Best Science Fiction of the Year #3 edited by Terry Carr
1975 Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1975 Best SF: 1974 edited by Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss
1993 The Norton Book of Science Fiction edited by Le Guin and Attebery
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB 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
1973 The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2016 The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2019 Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"At the Rialto" Connie Willis 1989
8
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1975 Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1990 The Orbit Science Fiction Yearbook Three edited by David S. Garnett
1990 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventh Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2011 Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2019 Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Beggars in Spain" Nancy Kress 1991
8
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1992 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2007 The Best of the Best Volume 2: 20 Years of the Best Short Science Fiction Novels edited by Gardner Dozois
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB All Time Short Stories
"Black Destroyer" A. E. van Vogt 1939
8
1946 Adventures in Time and Space edited by Healy and McComas
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1979 The Great SF Stories 1 (1939) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2005 The World Turned Upside Down edited by Drake, Baen, and Flint
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"A Boy and His Dog" Harlan Ellison 1969
8
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1970 World's Best Science Fiction: 1970 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1982 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume III edited by Arthur C. Clarke and George W. Proctor
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Day Before the Revolution" Ursula K. Le Guin 1974
8
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1975 Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1986 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV edited by Terry Carr
2004 The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Fifth Head of Cerberus" Gene Wolfe 1972
8
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1973 The Best Science Fiction of the Year #2 edited by Terry Carr
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1992 Modern Classics of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"For a Breath I Tarry" Roger Zelazny 1966
8
Hugo finalist - story
1967 World's Best Science Fiction: 1967 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1983 Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2011 Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Island" Peter Watts 2009
8
Sturgeon finalist
Hugo winner - story
2010 Year's Best SF 15 edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer
2010 The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2010 edited by Rich Horton
2010 The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four edited by Jonathan Strahan
2010 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2013 Twenty-First Century Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden
"The Last Question" Isaac Asimov 1956
8
1988 The Great SF Stories 18 (1956) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2005 The World Turned Upside Down edited by Drake, Baen, and Flint
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2016 The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Lucky Strike" Kim Stanley Robinson 1984
8
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1985 Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year #14 edited by Terry Carr
1985 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1993 The Norton Book of Science Fiction edited by Le Guin and Attebery
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2011 Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
"The Man Who Bridged the Mist" Kij Johnson 2011
8
Nebula winner - story
Sturgeon finalist
Hugo winner - story
2012 The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2012 edited by Rich Horton
2012 The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Six edited by Jonathan Strahan
2012 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2018 ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2019 Piet Nel Recommended Short Stories
"The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" Ted Chiang 2007
8
Nebula winner - story
Sturgeon finalist
Hugo winner - story
2008 The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Two edited by Jonathan Strahan
2008 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB All Time Short Stories
"The Mountains of Mourning" Lois McMaster Bujold 1989
8
Hugo winner - story
Nebula winner - story
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Only Neat Thing to Do" James Tiptree, Jr. 1985
8
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1986 Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year #15 edited by Terry Carr
1986 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2004 The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2011 Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2018 ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2019 Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Second Variety" Philip K. Dick 1953
8
Hugo finalist - story
1954 Year's Best Science Fiction Novels: 1954 edited by Everett F. Bleiler and T. E. Dikty
1977 The Best Science Fiction Stories edited by Michael Stapleton
1989 Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
2011 Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Snow" John Crowley 1985
8
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1986 Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year #15 edited by Terry Carr
1986 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1993 The Norton Book of Science Fiction edited by Le Guin and Attebery
2001 Masterpieces edited by Orson Scott Card
2005 The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
2016 The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"A Song for Lya" George R. R. Martin 1974
8
Nebula finalist - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
Hugo winner - story
1975 The 1975 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Speech Sounds" Octavia E. Butler 1983
8
Hugo winner - story
1993 The Norton Book of Science Fiction edited by Le Guin and Attebery
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2007 Asimov's Science Fiction: 30th Anniversary Anthology edited by Sheila Williams
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Star" H. G. Wells 1897
8
1966 Science Fiction for People Who Hate Science edited by Terry Carr
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978 Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1983 Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
2000 The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2016 The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"There Will Come Soft Rains" Ray Bradbury 1950
8
1978 Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1984 The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2000 The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Things" Peter Watts 2010
8
Sturgeon finalist
Hugo finalist - story
2011 The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2011 edited by Rich Horton
2011 The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Five edited by Jonathan Strahan
2011 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019 The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Thunder and Roses" Theodore Sturgeon 1947
8
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978 Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1983 The Great SF Stories 9 (1947) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
2000 The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2005 The World Turned Upside Down edited by Drake, Baen, and Flint
2010 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones" Samuel R. Delany 1968
8
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
1969 World's Best Science Fiction: 1969 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1982 The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume III edited by Arthur C. Clarke and George W. Proctor
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2012 Locus All Centuries Poll
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Voices of Time" J. G. Ballard 1960
8
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1968 One Hundred Years of Science Fiction edited by Damon Knight
1970 Anthologies edited by Silverberg and Greenberg
1977 The Best Science Fiction Stories edited by Michael Stapleton
1977 The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1991 The Great SF Stories 22 (1960) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
2016 The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018 ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Way of Cross and Dragon" George R. R. Martin 1979
8
Nebula finalist - story
Hugo winner - story
1980 The 1980 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1980 Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Ninth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1992 The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories edited by Tom Shippey
1999 Locus All Time Poll
2004 The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2018 Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
Stories: 101