The Road to Science Fiction

Titles in bold are on the Classics of Science Fiction Short Stories v2 list.

Title↥ Author/Editor Year Citations
"Abominable" Carol Emshwiller 1980
3
1975Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
"Air Raid" John Varley 1977
9
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1977Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Sixth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1999Locus All Time Poll
2007Asimov's Science Fiction: 30th Anniversary Anthology edited by Sheila Williams
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Alabaster Garden" Teresa Inglés 1977
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"All You Zombies—" Robert A. Heinlein 1959
10
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
1999Locus All Time Poll
2001Masterpieces edited by Orson Scott Card
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"And He Not Busy Being Born" Brian Stableford 1986
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Angouleme" Thomas M. Disch 1971
3
1972Best SF: 1971 edited by Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
"Another World" J. -H. Rosny aîné 1895
4
1962A Century of Science Fiction edited by Damon Knight
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1997The Science Fiction Century edited by David G. Hartwell
"Appearance of Life" Brian W. Aldiss 1976
2
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1977The 1977 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
"As Easy as A.B.C." Rudyard Kipling 1912
4
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1992The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories edited by Tom Shippey
1997The Science Fiction Century edited by David G. Hartwell
"Aye, and Gomorrah …" Samuel R. Delany 1967
12
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1982The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume III edited by Arthur C. Clarke and George W. Proctor
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2010Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Babylon Lottery" Jorge Luis Borges 1981
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Beyond the Curve" Kobo Abe 1966
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Big Flash" Norman Spinrad 1969
4
Nebula finalist - story
1970World's Best Science Fiction: 1970 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1981Barry Malzberg Recommended Short Stories
"Blacamán the Good, Vendor of Miracles" Gabriel Garcia Márquez 1971
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Black Destroyer" A. E. van Vogt 1939
8
1946Adventures in Time and Space edited by Healy and McComas
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1979The Great SF Stories 1 (1939) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2005The World Turned Upside Down edited by Drake, Baen, and Flint
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Born of Man and Woman" Richard Matheson 1950
7
Hugo finalist - story
1951The Best Science-Fiction Stories: 1951 edited by Everett F. Bleiler and T. E. Dikty
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1984The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Brooklyn Project" William Tenn 1948
2
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1983The Great SF Stories 10 (1948) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
"The Building" Herbert W. Franke 1998
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Cancerqueen" Tommaso Landolfi 1950
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Chac-Mool" Carlos Fuentes 1973
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Cold Equations" Tom Godwin 1954
12
1955The Best Science Fiction Stories and Novels: 1955 edited by T. E. Dikty
1958Best SF Three: Science Fiction Stories edited by Edmund Crispin
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1987The Great SF Stories 16 (1954) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2005The World Turned Upside Down edited by Drake, Baen, and Flint
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Coming Attraction" Fritz Leiber 1950
11
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 Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1977The Best Science Fiction Stories edited by Michael Stapleton
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1984The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"A Corner in Lightning" George Griffith 1898
2
1968Science Fiction by Gaslight: A History of Science Fiction in Popular Magazines, 1891—1911 edited by Sam Moskowitz
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Corrosion" Ye Yonglie 1981
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Country of the Blind" H. G. Wells 1904
3
1967Masterpieces of Science Fiction edited by Sam Moskowitz
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
"Critical Factor" Hal Clement 1953
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Custom Fitting" James White 1976
2
Hugo finalist - story
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Dagon" H. P. Lovecraft 1919
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Damned Thing" Ambrose Bierce 1893
2
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
"The Dance of the Changer and the Three" Terry Carr 1968
5
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1969World's Best Science Fiction: 1969 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
"Day Million" Frederik Pohl 1966
13
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)
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1993The Norton Book of Science Fiction edited by Le Guin and Attebery
1999Locus All Time Poll
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Dead Fish" Boris Vian 1955
2
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
"Desertion" Clifford D. Simak 1944
9
1950Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Groff Conklin
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1981The Great SF Stories 6 (1944) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1992The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories edited by Tom Shippey
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"The Diamond Lens" Fitz-James O'Brien 1858
3
1966Future Perfect edited by H. Bruce Franklin
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
"The Divided Carla" Josef Nesvadba 1985
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Dolphin's Way" Gordon R. Dickson 1964
2
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
"The Doom of London" Robert Barr 1892
2
1968Science Fiction by Gaslight: A History of Science Fiction in Popular Magazines, 1891—1911 edited by Sam Moskowitz
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Dreams Are Sacred" Peter Phillips 1948
2
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1983The Great SF Stories 10 (1948) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
"The Drowned Giant" J. G. Ballard 1964
3
196611th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F edited by Judith Merril
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
"Einstein the Second" Laxman Londhe 1989
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Emptiness of Space" John Wyndham 1960
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Engine at Heartspring's Center" Roger Zelazny 1974
4
Nebula finalist - story
1975The Best Science Fiction of the Year #4 edited by Terry Carr
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
"Exposures" Gregory Benford 1981
3
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1993The Norton Book of Science Fiction edited by Le Guin and Attebery
"The Faithful" Lester del Rey 1938
2
Hugo finalist - story
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The First Canticle" Walter M. Miller, Jr. 1955
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The First Sally (A), or Trurl's Electronic Bard" Stanislaw Lem 1974
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Flowers for Algernon" Daniel Keyes 1959
14
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
Hugo winner - story
1960The 5th Annual of the Year's Best S-F edited by Judith Merril
1961Best SF Four: Science Fiction Stories edited by Edmund Crispin
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
1999Locus All Time Poll
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Fondly Fahrenheit" Alfred Bester 1954
13
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1981Barry Malzberg Recommended Short Stories
1987The Great SF Stories 16 (1954) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"The Game of Rat and Dragon" Cordwainer Smith 1955
14
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
1972A Science Fiction Argosy edited by Damon Knight
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1988The Great SF Stories 17 (1955) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Gather Blue Roses" Pamela Sargent 1972
2
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1993The Norton Book of Science Fiction edited by Le Guin and Attebery
"The Ghost Writer" George Alec Effinger 1973
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Great Atlantic Swimming Race" Ian Watson 1986
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Great Fog" H. F. Heard 1944
2
1948A Treasury of Science Fiction edited by Groff Conklin
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Harrison Bergeron" Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1961
9
1970Best SF Seven: Science Fiction Stories edited by Edmund Crispin
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Heat Death of the Universe" Pamela Zoline 1967
5
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1975Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Heavier Than Sleep" Philippe Curval 1979
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Hobbyist" Eric Frank Russell 1947
4
1961Best SF Four: Science Fiction Stories edited by Edmund Crispin
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1983The Great SF Stories 9 (1947) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
"The Horror of the Heights" Arthur Conan Doyle 1913
2
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
2017Frankenstein Dreams edited by Michael Sims
"The Hunt" Stanislaw Lem 1977
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Hunter Gracchus" Franz Kafka 1946
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Hyperpilosity" L. Sprague de Camp 1938
4
Hugo finalist - story
1952Omnibus of Science Fiction edited by Groff Conklin
1976Science Fiction of the Thirties edited by Damon Knight
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" Harlan Ellison 1967
9
Hugo winner - story
1968World's Best Science Fiction: 1968 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Ikaros" Erik Simon 1971
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"An Infinite Summer" Christopher Priest 1976
3
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1977The Best Science Fiction of the Year #6 edited by Terry Carr
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories" Gene Wolfe 1970
6
Nebula finalist - story
Richard Lupoff Recommended Short Stories
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"It's Smart to Have an English Address" D. G. Compton 1967
2
1968World's Best Science Fiction: 1968 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Jigsaw Man" Larry Niven 1967
3
Hugo finalist - story
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
"The Knot" Gérard Klein 1980
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Kyrie" Poul Anderson 1968
5
Nebula finalist - story
1969World's Best Science Fiction: 1969 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1993The Norton Book of Science Fiction edited by Le Guin and Attebery
"The Last Flight of Dr. Ain" James Tiptree, Jr. 1969
5
Nebula finalist - story
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2018The Future is Female! edited by Lisa Yaszek
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"The Legend of the Paper Spaceship" Tetsu Yano 1978
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Library of Babel" Jorge Luis Borges 1941
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Light of Other Days" Bob Shaw 1966
13
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
1972A Science Fiction Argosy edited by Damon Knight
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Loitering at Death's Door" Wolfgang Jeschke 1985
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Machine Stops" E. M. Forster 1909
8
1973The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two B edited by Ben Bova
1977The Best Science Fiction Stories edited by Michael Stapleton
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
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
"Made in U.S.A." J. T. McIntosh 1953
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"A Martian Odyssey" Stanley G. Weinbaum 1934
14
1943The Pocket Book of Science-Fiction edited by Donald A. Wollheim
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1992The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories edited by Tom Shippey
1999Locus All Time Poll
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Masks" Damon Knight 1968
5
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1969World's Best Science Fiction: 1969 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
"Mason's Life" Kingsley Amis 1972
2
1974Best SF: 1973 edited by Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Mellonta Tauta" Edgar Allan Poe 1849
3
1966Future Perfect edited by H. Bruce Franklin
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
"The Million-Year Picnic" Ray Bradbury 1946
5
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Pohl, Greenberg, and Olander
1982The Great SF Stories 8 (1946) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Mimsy Were the Borogoves" Henry KuttnerC. L. Moore 1943
10
1948A Treasury of Science Fiction edited by Groff Conklin
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1981The Great SF Stories 5 (1943) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Mirror Image of the Earth" Zheng Wenguang 1980
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Mnemosyne's Children" Svend Åge Madsen 1984
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Moon Moth" Jack Vance 1961
9
1973The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two B edited by Ben Bova
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1991The Great SF Stories 23 (1961) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1992Modern Classics of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Mouth of Hell" David I. Masson 1966
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Muse" Anthony Burgess 1968
3
1970Best SF: 1969 edited by Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
"My Boy Friend's Name Is Jello" Avram Davidson 1954
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Nature of the Catastrophe" Michael Moorcock 1970
2
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"A Negligible Experiment" J. D. Beresford 1921
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Neuhof Treaty" Ovid S. Crohmălniceanu 1980
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The New Accelerator" H. G. Wells 1901
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Nightfall" Isaac Asimov 1941
12
1946Adventures in Time and Space edited by Healy and McComas
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1978Classic Science Fiction: The First Golden Age edited by Terry Carr
1980The Great SF Stories 3 (1941) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Nobody Bothers Gus" Algis Budrys 1955
8
Hugo finalist - story
1956S-F: The Year's Greatest Science-Fiction and Fantasy edited by Judith Merril
1968One Hundred Years of Science Fiction edited by Damon Knight
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Pohl, Greenberg, and Olander
1988The Great SF Stories 17 (1955) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1997The Science Fiction Century edited by David G. Hartwell
"Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand" Vonda N. McIntyre 1973
8
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
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1986The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV edited by Terry Carr
1999Locus All Time Poll
"Particle Theory" Edward Bryant 1977
6
Nebula finalist - story
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978The 1978 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1978Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Seventh Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1981Barry Malzberg Recommended Short Stories
1992Modern Classics of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"The People of the Pit" A. Merritt 1918
3
1967Masterpieces of Science Fiction edited by Sam Moskowitz
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
"Pilgrimage to Earth" Robert Sheckley 1956
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Planners" Kate Wilhelm 1968
4
Nebula winner - story
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1982The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume III edited by Arthur C. Clarke and George W. Proctor
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
"The Power of Time" Josephine Saxton 1971
2
1975Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Proxima Centauri" Murray Leinster 1935
2
1974Before the Golden Age edited by Isaac Asimov
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Rappaccini's Daughter" Nathaniel Hawthorne 1844
7
1966Future Perfect edited by H. Bruce Franklin
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1981Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Science Fiction of the 19th Century edited by Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, and Charles G. Waugh
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
"The Rat" S. Fowler Wright 1929
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Reason" Isaac Asimov 1941
7
1962A Century of Science Fiction edited by Damon Knight
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Pohl, Greenberg, and Olander
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Red One" Jack London 1918
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Requiem" Robert A. Heinlein 1940
7
Hugo finalist - story
1946Adventures in Time and Space edited by Healy and McComas
1965Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction edited by Sam Moskowitz
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1999Locus All Time Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Revolt of the Pedestrians" David H. Keller 1928
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Rogue Tomato" Michael Bishop 1975
2
Hugo finalist - story
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Sail On! Sail On!" Philip José Farmer 1952
5
1962A Century of Science Fiction edited by Damon Knight
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1986The Great SF Stories 14 (1952) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
2019Piet Nel Recommended Short Stories
"The Sandman" E. T. A. Hoffmann 1816
4
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1981Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Science Fiction of the 19th Century edited by Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, and Charles G. Waugh
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
"The Sentinel" Arthur C. Clarke 1951
9
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1985The Great SF Stories 13 (1951) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Settling the World" M. John Harrison 1975
2
1976Best SF: 75, The Ninth Annual edited by Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Share It with Me" Kir Bulychev 1979
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Slow Tuesday Night" R. A. Lafferty 1965
4
Nebula finalist - story
196611th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F edited by Judith Merril
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
"Somnium, or Lunar Astronomy" Johannes Kepler 1634
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Spiral" Italo Calvino 1968
2
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
"The Star" H. G. Wells 1897
7
1966Science Fiction for People Who Hate Science edited by Terry Carr
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"The Star" Arthur C. Clarke 1955
16
Hugo winner - story
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1962A Century of Science Fiction edited by Damon Knight
1963Best SF Five edited by Edmund Crispin
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
1988The Great SF Stories 17 (1955) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2010Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"The Strangers" Arkady StrugatskyBoris Strugatsky 1959
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Streets of Ashkelon" Harry Harrison 1962
3
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1992The Great SF Stories 24 (1962) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
"Sundance" Robert Silverberg 1969
6
Richard Lupoff Recommended Short Stories
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1981Barry Malzberg Recommended Short Stories
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1997The Science Fiction Century edited by David G. Hartwell
1999Locus All Time Poll
"Take Your Choice" Sakyo Komatsu 1987
2
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
"The Terminal Beach" J. G. Ballard 1964
6
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1981Barry Malzberg Recommended Short Stories
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019Piet Nel Recommended Short Stories
"That Invincible Human Spirit" Aleksandr Kramer 1998
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"That Only a Mother" Judith Merril 1948
11
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1975Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Pohl, Greenberg, and Olander
1983The Great SF Stories 10 (1948) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018The Future is Female! edited by Lisa Yaszek
"This Tower of Ashes" George R. R. Martin 1976
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Thunder and Roses" Theodore Sturgeon 1947
8
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1983The Great SF Stories 9 (1947) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2005The World Turned Upside Down edited by Drake, Baen, and Flint
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Time Everlasting" Sam J. Lundwall 1986
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Time Machine" Dino Buzzati 1952
3
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1997The Science Fiction Century edited by David G. Hartwell
"The Tissue-Culture King" Julian Huxley 1926
2
1946The Best of Science Fiction edited by Groff Conklin
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Totally Rich" John Brunner 1963
2
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1992The Great SF Stories 25 (1963) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
"Tricentennial" Joe Haldeman 1976
3
Nebula finalist - story
Hugo winner - story
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Twilight" John W. Campbell, Jr. 1934
6
1943The Pocket Book of Science-Fiction edited by Donald A. Wollheim
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
"Uncoupling" Barry N. Malzberg 1975
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Universal Library" Kurd Lasswitz 1901
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The Valley of Echoes" Franz Rottensteiner 1966
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"View from a Height" Joan D. Vinge 1978
5
Hugo finalist - story
1975Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1979The Best Science Fiction of the Year #8 edited by Terry Carr
1979Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Eighth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
"The Voices of Time" J. G. Ballard 1960
7
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
1968One Hundred Years of Science Fiction edited by Damon Knight
1977The Best Science Fiction Stories edited by Michael Stapleton
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1991The Great SF Stories 22 (1960) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The War of the Twentieth Century" Albert Robida 1887
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" Philip K. Dick 1966
8
1967World's Best Science Fiction: 1967 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1999Locus All Time Poll
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"What's It Like Out There?" Edmond Hamilton 1952
5
1962A Century of Science Fiction edited by Damon Knight
1966Science Fiction for People Who Hate Science edited by Terry Carr
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1986The Great SF Stories 14 (1952) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
"When It Changed" Joanna Russ 1972
15
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1975Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1986The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV edited by Terry Carr
1999Locus All Time Poll
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2010Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Where No Sun Shines" Gardner Dozois 1970
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Who Can Replace a Man?" Brian W. Aldiss 1958
7
1962A Century of Science Fiction edited by Damon Knight
1963Best SF Five edited by Edmund Crispin
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1992The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories edited by Tom Shippey
2001Masterpieces edited by Orson Scott Card
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2019Piet Nel Recommended Short Stories
"With a Finger in My I" David Gerrold 1972
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"With Folded Hands …" Jack Williamson 1947
6
1948A Treasury of Science Fiction edited by Groff Conklin
1965Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction edited by Sam Moskowitz
1973The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two A edited by Ben Bova
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1983The Great SF Stories 9 (1947) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
"With the Night Mail" Rudyard Kipling 1905
3
1968One Hundred Years of Science Fiction edited by Damon Knight
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
"The Word Sweep" George Zebrowski 1979
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Working in the Spaceship Yards" Brian W. Aldiss 1969
2
1970Best SF: 1969 edited by Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"The World Science Fiction Convention of 2080" Ian Watson 1980
1
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
"Written in Water" Tanith Lee 1982
2
1977The Road to Science Fiction edited by James Gunn
1983The 1983 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
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