The Classics of Science Fiction Short Stories v2

Title Author/Editor Year Citations↧ Reviews
"Bloodchild"Octavia E. Butler 1984
1
Hugo winner - story
Nebula winner - story
1975Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
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
1988Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Greenberg, Warrick, Waugh
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 Game of Rat and Dragon"Cordwainer Smith 1955
2
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
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
1972A Science Fiction Argosy edited by Damon Knight
1978Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology edited by Greenberg, Olander, Warrick
1979The Road to Science Fiction v. 3: From Heinlein to Here edited by James Gunn
1988Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Greenberg, Warrick, Waugh
1988The Great SF Stories 17 (1955) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2006The Space Opera Renaissance edited by Hartwell & Cramer
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
"A Martian Odyssey"Stanley G. Weinbaum 1934
5
1943The Pocket Book of Science-Fiction edited by Donald A. Wollheim
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Pre-1940 SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
1979The Road to Science Fiction v. 2: From Wells to Heinlein edited by James Gunn
1988Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Greenberg, Warrick, Waugh
1992The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories edited by Tom Shippey
1999Locus All Time Poll
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Star"Arthur C. Clarke 1955
1
Hugo winner - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1962A Century of Science Fiction edited by Damon Knight
1963Best SF Five edited by Edmund Crispin
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
1988The Great SF Stories 17 (1955) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1998The Road to Science Fiction v. 5: The British Way edited by James Gunn
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 Russ 1972
12
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1975Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1979The Road to Science Fiction v. 3: From Heinlein to Here edited by James Gunn
1980The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction edited by Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg
1986The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV edited by Terry Carr
1988Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Greenberg, Warrick, Waugh
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
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Blood Music"Greg Bear 1983
3
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
1996Visions of Wonder: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Hartwell & 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
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
"Flowers for Algernon"Daniel Keyes 1959
4
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
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
1982The Road to Science Fiction v. 4: From Here to Forever edited by James Gunn
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
1988Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Greenberg, Warrick, Waugh
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
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
""Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman"Harlan Ellison 1965
4
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
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
1982The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume III edited by Arthur C. Clarke and George W. Proctor
1997The Science Fiction Century edited by David G. Hartwell
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
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Bears Discover Fire"Terry Bisson 1990
3
Hugo winner - story
Nebula winner - story
Sturgeon winner
1991The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1996Visions of Wonder: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Hartwell & Wolf
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
"Light of Other Days"Bob Shaw 1966
2
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
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
1972A Science Fiction Argosy edited by Damon Knight
1980The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction edited by Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg
1982The Road to Science Fiction v. 4: From Here to Forever edited by James Gunn
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Story of Your Life"Ted Chiang 1998
4
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
"Day Million"Frederik Pohl 1966
3
1967World's Best Science Fiction: 1967 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1972A Science Fiction Argosy edited by Damon Knight
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1978Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology edited by Greenberg, Olander, Warrick
1979The Road to Science Fiction v. 3: From Heinlein to Here edited by James Gunn
1980The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction edited by Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg
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
"Fondly Fahrenheit"Alfred Bester 1954
2
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1979The Road to Science Fiction v. 3: From Heinlein to Here 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
"Nightfall"Isaac Asimov 1941
1
1946Adventures in Time and Space edited by Healy and McComas
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1978Classic Science Fiction: The First Golden Age edited by Terry Carr
1979The Road to Science Fiction v. 2: From Wells to Heinlein edited by James Gunn
1980The Great SF Stories 3 (1941) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1988Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Greenberg, Warrick, Waugh
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. Clarke 1953
2
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
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
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
"Nine Lives"Ursula K. Le Guin 1969
2
Nebula finalist - story
1970World's Best Science Fiction: 1970 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1970Best SF: 1969 edited by Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss
1978Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology edited by Greenberg, Olander, Warrick
1988Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Greenberg, Warrick, Waugh
1989The World Treasury of Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell
1999Locus All Time Poll
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2010Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2018The Future is Female! edited by Lisa Yaszek
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Rachel in Love"Pat Murphy 1987
4
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
"All You Zombies—"Robert A. Heinlein 1959
2
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
1979The Road to Science Fiction v. 3: From Heinlein to Here edited by James Gunn
1980The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction edited by Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg
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 Brown 1944
2
1950Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Groff Conklin
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
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
"Aye, and Gomorrah …"Samuel R. Delany 1967
2
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1979The Road to Science Fiction v. 3: From Heinlein to Here edited by James Gunn
1982The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume III edited by Arthur C. Clarke and George W. Proctor
1989The World Treasury of Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell
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
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Cold Equations"Tom Godwin 1954
2
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
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
1979The Road to Science Fiction v. 3: From Heinlein to Here edited by James Gunn
1987The Great SF Stories 16 (1954) 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
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Coming Attraction"Fritz Leiber 1950
1
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
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1977The Best Science Fiction Stories edited by Michael Stapleton
1978Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology edited by Greenberg, Olander, Warrick
1979The Road to Science Fiction v. 3: From Heinlein to Here edited by James Gunn
1980Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction edited by Greenberg, Olander, Pohl
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
"The Persistence of Vision"John Varley 1978
2
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
"Who Goes There?"John W. Campbell, Jr. 1938
3
Hugo winner - story
1946Adventures in Time and Space edited by Healy and McComas
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Pre-1940 SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
1973The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two A edited by Ben Bova
1988Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Greenberg, Warrick, Waugh
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
"The Country of the Kind"Damon Knight 1956
1
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)
1979Science Fiction of the Fifties edited by 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
"I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream"Harlan Ellison 1967
3
Hugo winner - story
1968World's Best Science Fiction: 1968 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
1979The Road to Science Fiction v. 3: From Heinlein to Here edited by James Gunn
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
1986Worlds of If: A Retrospective Anthology edited by Greenberg, Olander, Pohl
1988Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Greenberg, Warrick, Waugh
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Microcosmic God"Theodore Sturgeon 1941
1
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
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
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
"A Rose for Ecclesiastes"Roger Zelazny 1963
3
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
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
1988Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Greenberg, Warrick, Waugh
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
"Sailing to Byzantium"Robert Silverberg 1985
4
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. Martin 1979
7
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 Merril 1948
2
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
1978Science Fiction of the Forties edited by Greenberg, Olander, Pohl
1979The Road to Science Fiction v. 3: From Heinlein to Here edited by James Gunn
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
"Think Like a Dinosaur"James Patrick Kelly 1995
2
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
2002The Hard SF Renaissance edited by Hartwell & Cramer
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
"The Ugly Chickens"Howard Waldrop 1980
1
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 Gibson 1982
3
Nebula finalist - story
1983The Best Science Fiction of the Year #12 edited by Terry Carr
1992The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories edited by Tom Shippey
1996Visions of Wonder: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Hartwell & Wolf
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 Wolfe 1973
1
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
1994Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
1996Visions of Wonder: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Hartwell & Wolf
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
"Fire Watch"Connie Willis 1982
2
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
1983The Best Science Fiction of the Year #12 edited by Terry Carr
1997The Science Fiction Century edited by David G. Hartwell
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
"First Contact"Murray Leinster 1945
1
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
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
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
"Houston, Houston, Do You Read?"James Tiptree, Jr. 1976
2
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
1977The 1977 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1980The Arbor House Treasury of Great Science Fiction Short Novels edited by Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg
1988Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Greenberg, Warrick, Waugh
1999Locus All Time Poll
2010Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Jeffty Is Five"Harlan Ellison 1977
2
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
"Mimsy Were the Borogoves"Henry KuttnerC. L. Moore 1943
1
1948A Treasury of Science Fiction edited by Groff Conklin
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
1979The Road to Science Fiction v. 3: From Heinlein to Here edited by James Gunn
1981The Great SF Stories 5 (1943) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
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
"Or All the Seas with Oysters"Avram Davidson 1958
2
Hugo winner - story
1959SF:'59: The Year's Greatest Science-Fiction and Fantasy edited by Judith Merril
1980The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction edited by Robert Silverberg and Martin H. 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
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Passengers"Robert Silverberg 1968
1
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
"The Screwfly Solution"James Tiptree, Jr. 1977
2
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. Clarke 1951
2
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
1979The Road to Science Fiction v. 3: From Heinlein to Here edited by James Gunn
1985The Great SF Stories 13 (1951) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1988Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Greenberg, Warrick, Waugh
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
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Swarm"Bruce Sterling 1982
3
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
1992The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories edited by Tom Shippey
1997The Science Fiction Century edited by David G. Hartwell
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Vintage Season"Henry KuttnerC. L. Moore 1946
2
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
1989The World Treasury of Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell
1999Locus All Time Poll
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Air Raid"John Varley 1977
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1977Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Sixth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1982The Road to Science Fiction v. 4: From Here to Forever edited by James Gunn
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 Asimov 1976
1
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
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
1980The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction edited by Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Black Destroyer"A. E. van Vogt 1939
3
1946Adventures in Time and Space edited by Healy and McComas
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Pre-1940 SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
1979The Great SF Stories 1 (1939) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1979The Road to Science Fiction v. 2: From Wells to Heinlein edited by James Gunn
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
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Born with the Dead"Robert Silverberg 1974
1
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1975The Best Science Fiction of the Year #4 edited by Terry Carr
1980The Arbor House Treasury of Great Science Fiction Short Novels edited by Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg
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
"A Boy and His Dog"Harlan Ellison 1969
5
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
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
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
"Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight"Ursula K. Le Guin 1987
3
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
"The Day Before the Revolution"Ursula K. Le Guin 1974
1
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1975Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1980Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction edited by Greenberg, Olander, Pohl
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
"Desertion"Clifford D. Simak 1944
3
1950Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Groff Conklin
1979The Road to Science Fiction v. 3: From Heinlein to Here edited by James Gunn
1981The Great SF Stories 6 (1944) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1983The Arbor House Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces edited by Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
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
"Even the Queen"Connie Willis 1992
2
Nebula winner - story
Sturgeon finalist
Hugo winner - story
1993The Year's Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2004The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2005The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
"The Girl Who Was Plugged In"James Tiptree, Jr. 1973
5
Nebula finalist - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
Hugo winner - story
1996Visions of Wonder: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Hartwell & 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 Crowley 1989
2
Nebula finalist - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1990The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventh Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1997The Science Fiction Century edited by David G. Hartwell
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Harrison Bergeron"Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1961
1
1970Best SF Seven: Science Fiction Stories edited by Edmund Crispin
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1979The Road to Science Fiction v. 3: From Heinlein to Here edited by James Gunn
1989The World Treasury of Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell
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 Chiang 2001
3
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
"Inconstant Moon"Larry Niven 1971
1
Hugo winner - story
1972Best Science Fiction for 1972 edited by Frederik Pohl
1989The World Treasury of Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell
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 Island"Peter Watts 2009
2
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
2010The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 2 edited by Allan Kaster
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2013Twenty-First Century Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden
"The Last of the Winnebagos"Connie Willis 1988
2
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. Kornbluth 1950
2
Hugo winner - story
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
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
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Lobsters"Charles Stross 2001
2
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 Bridged the Mist"Kij Johnson 2011
3
Nebula winner - story
Sturgeon finalist
Hugo winner - story
2012The Year's Top Short SF Novels 2 edited by Allan Kaster
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 Man Who Lost the Sea"Theodore Sturgeon 1959
3
Hugo finalist - story
1960The 5th Annual of the Year's Best S-F edited by Judith Merril
1983The Arbor House Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces edited by Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg
1989The World Treasury of Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell
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. Clarke 1971
3
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1972Best SF: 1971 edited by Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss
1972The Best Science Fiction of the Year edited by Terry Carr
1983The Arbor House Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces edited by Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg
1986The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV edited by Terry Carr
1989The World Treasury of Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Moon Moth"Jack Vance 1961
2
1973The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two B edited by Ben Bova
1982The Road to Science Fiction v. 4: From Here to Forever 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
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand"Vonda N. McIntyre 1973
2
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
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
1980The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction edited by Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg
1982The Road to Science Fiction v. 4: From Here to Forever edited by James Gunn
1986The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV edited by Terry Carr
1988Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Greenberg, Warrick, Waugh
1999Locus All Time Poll
"Press ENTER ■"John Varley 1984
2
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 Anderson 1971
2
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
1972The Best Science Fiction of the Year edited by Terry Carr
1980The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction edited by Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg
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 Shepard 1986
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
"Scanners Live in Vain"Cordwainer Smith 1950
3
Hugo finalist - story
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
"Seven American Nights"Gene Wolfe 1978
1
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 Russ 1982
1
Nebula finalist - story
Hugo winner - story
1983The 1983 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1983The Best Science Fiction of the Year #12 edited by Terry Carr
1994Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
1996Visions of Wonder: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Hartwell & Wolf
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. Delany 1967
1
Hugo finalist - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
Richard Lupoff Recommended Short Stories
1968SF 12 edited by Judith Merril
1980The Arbor House Treasury of Great Science Fiction Short Novels edited by Robert Silverberg and Martin H. 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 Blish 1952
2
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
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
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
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Things"Peter Watts 2010
3
Sturgeon finalist
Hugo finalist - story
2011The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 3 edited by Allan Kaster
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
"Vaster Than Empires and More Slow"Ursula K. Le Guin 1971
2
Richard Lupoff Recommended Short Stories
Hugo finalist - story
1972The Best Science Fiction of the Year edited by Terry Carr
1975Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Women Men Don't See"James Tiptree, Jr. 1973
2
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
1980The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction edited by Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg
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
3
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 Willis 1989
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 Kress 1991
4
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
1992The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1997The Science Fiction Century edited by David G. Hartwell
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
"The Big Front Yard"Clifford D. Simak 1958
2
Hugo winner - story
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
1973The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two B edited by Ben Bova
1990The Great SF Stories 20 (1958) 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
"By His Bootstraps"Robert A. Heinlein 1941
2
1946Adventures in Time and Space edited by Healy and McComas
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
1978Classic Science Fiction: The First Golden Age edited by Terry Carr
1980The Arbor House Treasury of Great Science Fiction Short Novels edited by Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Driftglass"Samuel R. Delany 1967
1
Nebula finalist - story
1968World's Best Science Fiction: 1968 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1986Worlds of If: A Retrospective Anthology edited by Greenberg, Olander, Pohl
1988Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Greenberg, Warrick, Waugh
1992Modern Classics of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
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
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
"Exhalation"Ted Chiang 2008
5
Hugo winner - story
2009The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Three edited by Jonathan Strahan
2009The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 1 edited by Allan Kaster
2009Year's Best SF 14 edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Fifth Head of Cerberus"Gene Wolfe 1972
4
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1973The Best Science Fiction of the Year #2 edited by Terry Carr
1989The World Treasury of Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell
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 Zelazny 1966
1
Hugo finalist - story
1967World's Best Science Fiction: 1967 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
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
"It's a Good Life"Jerome Bixby 1953
3
Hugo finalist - story
1961Best SF Four: Science Fiction Stories edited by Edmund Crispin
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
1986The Great SF Stories 15 (1953) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Last Question"Isaac Asimov 1956
4
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
1988The Great SF Stories 18 (1956) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
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 Robinson 1984
3
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 Machine Stops"E. M. Forster 1909
6
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Pre-1940 SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
1973The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two B edited by Ben Bova
1977The Best Science Fiction Stories edited by Michael Stapleton
1979The Road to Science Fiction v. 2: From Wells to Heinlein edited by James Gunn
1988Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Greenberg, Warrick, Waugh
1997The Science Fiction Century edited by David G. Hartwell
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate"Ted Chiang 2007
2
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 Bujold 1989
2
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
"Neutron Star"Larry Niven 1966
1
Hugo winner - story
1980The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction edited by Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg
1986Worlds of If: A Retrospective Anthology edited by Greenberg, Olander, Pohl
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 Only Neat Thing to Do"James Tiptree, Jr. 1985
1
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. Dick 1953
4
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
1989The World Treasury of Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"A Series of Steaks"Vina Jie-Min Prasad 2017
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Sturgeon finalist
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
2018The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Volume Twelve edited by Jonathan Strahan
2018The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 3 edited by Neil Clarke
2018The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2018The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 10 edited by Allan Kaster
2019The New Voices of Science Fiction edited by Hannu Rajaniemi and Jacob Weisman
"Snow"John Crowley 1985
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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. Martin 1974
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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. Butler 1983
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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
"There Will Come Soft Rains"Ray Bradbury 1950
1984The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1988Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Greenberg, Warrick, Waugh
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
"Thunder and Roses"Theodore Sturgeon 1947
1979The Road to Science Fiction v. 3: From Heinlein to Here edited by James Gunn
1983The Great SF Stories 9 (1947) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1988Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology edited by Greenberg, Warrick, Waugh
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. Delany 1968
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
"Twilight"John W. Campbell, Jr. 1934
1943The Pocket Book of Science-Fiction edited by Donald A. Wollheim
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Pre-1940 SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
19711971 WSFA-Analog Poll of Best Modern SF Short Stories by Michael T. Shoemaker
1978Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology edited by Greenberg, Olander, Warrick
1979The Road to Science Fiction v. 2: From Wells to Heinlein edited by James Gunn
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
"The Way of Cross and Dragon"George R. R. Martin 1979
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
"We Can Remember It for You Wholesale"Philip K. Dick 1966
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1967World's Best Science Fiction: 1967 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1979The Road to Science Fiction v. 3: From Heinlein to Here 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
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