The Big Book of Science Fiction

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

Title↥ Author/Editor Year Citations
"2 B R 0 2 B" Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1962
2
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
"All the Hues of Hell" Gene Wolfe 1987
3
1988The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side" James Tiptree, Jr. 1972
8
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"The Astronaut" Valentina Zhuravlyova 1960
1
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"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
"Baby Doll" Johanna Sinisalo 2002
4
Sturgeon finalist
Nebula finalist - story
2008Year's Best SF 13 edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"Baby HP" Juan José Arreola 1952
1
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"Before I Wake" Kim Stanley Robinson 1989
2
Nebula finalist - story
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"Beyond Lies the Wub" Philip K. Dick 1952
2
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Blood Music" Greg Bear 1983
15
Hugo winner - story
Nebula winner - story
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1984The Year's Best Science Fiction: First Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1984The 1984 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2005The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
2010Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Bloodchild" Octavia E. Butler 1984
18
Hugo winner - story
Nebula winner - story
1975Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
1985The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1985Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year #14 edited by Terry Carr
1985The 1985 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1999Locus All Time Poll
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2004The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"The Brains of Rats" Michael Blumlein 1986
2
1993The Norton Book of Science Fiction edited by Le Guin and Attebery
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"Burning Sky" Rachel Pollack 1989
1
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"The Comet" W. E. B. Du Bois 1920
1
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"The Conquest of Gola" Leslie F. Stone 1931
6
1946The Best of Science Fiction edited by Groff Conklin
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
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018The Future is Female! edited by Lisa Yaszek
"Craphound" Cory Doctorow 1998
3
Sturgeon finalist
1999The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"Crying in the Rain" Tanith Lee 1987
2
1988The 1988 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"Darkness" André Carneiro 1963
2
1973Best SF: 1972 edited by Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"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
"Day of Wrath" Sever Gansovsky 1964
1
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"Death Is Static Death Is Movement" Misha 1990
1
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"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 Doom of Principal City" Yefim Zozulya 1918
1
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"Elements of Pataphysics" Alfred Jarry 1911
1
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"The Fate of the Poseidonia" Clare Winger Harris 1927
2
2000The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"The Flesh Man from Far Wide" David R. Bunch 1959
1
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"The Frozen Cardinal" Michael Moorcock 1987
1
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"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
"The Ghost Standard" William Tenn 1994
1
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"A Gift from the Culture" Iain M. Banks 1987
1
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"Good News from the Vatican" Robert Silverberg 1971
5
Nebula winner - story
1972Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year edited by Lester del Rey
1986The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV edited by Terry Carr
1993The Norton Book of Science Fiction edited by Le Guin and Attebery
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"Gorgonoids" Leena Krohn 1990
1
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"Grandpa" James H. Schmitz 1955
3
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1988The Great SF Stories 17 (1955) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"The Hall of Machines" Langdon Jones 1968
1
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"The Hands" John Baxter 1965
1
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"The House of Compassionate Sharers" Michael Bishop 1977
4
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
1978Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Seventh Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"How Alex Became a Machine" Stepan Chapman 1997
1
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"The IWM 1000" Alicia Yánez Cossío 1975
1
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"The Lake Was Full of Artificial Things" Karen Joy Fowler 1985
3
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
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"The Last Poet and the Robots" A. Merritt 1934
2
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"The Last Question" Isaac Asimov 1956
8
1988The Great SF Stories 18 (1956) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2005The World Turned Upside Down edited by Drake, Baen, and Flint
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Let Me Live in a House" Chad Oliver 1954
1
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"Let Us Save the Universe (An Open Letter from Ijon Tichy)" Stanislaw Lem 1964
1
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"The Liberation of Earth" William Tenn 1953
7
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1978Anthologies edited by Pohl, Greenberg, and Olander
1986The Great SF Stories 15 (1953) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1999Locus All Time Poll
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Man Who Lost the Sea" Theodore Sturgeon 1959
8
Hugo finalist - story
1960The 5th Annual of the Year's Best S-F edited by Judith Merril
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1990The Great SF Stories 21 (1959) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2019Piet Nel Recommended Short Stories
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"A 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
"Mechanopolis" Miguel De Unamuno 1913
1
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"The Microscopic Giants" Paul Ernst 1936
1
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"A Modest Genius" Vadim Shefner 1969
2
1974The 1974 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"Mondocane" Jacques Barbéri 1983
1
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"The Monster" Gérard Klein 1958
1
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"New Kings Are Not for Laughing" David R. Bunch 1971
1
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"The New Overworld" Paul Scheerbart 1911
1
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"New Rose Hotel" William Gibson 1984
3
1985The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Nine Hundred Grandmothers" R. A. Lafferty 1966
3
1967World's Best Science Fiction: 1967 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1993The Norton Book of Science Fiction edited by Le Guin and Attebery
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"No Cracks or Sagging" David R. Bunch 1971
1
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"The Owl of Bear Island" Jon Bing 1986
1
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"Paranamanco" Jean-Claude Dunyach 1987
1
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"Passing as a Flower in the City of the Dead" Sharon N. Farber 1984
1
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"Pelt" Carol Emshwiller 1958
3
1959SF:'59: The Year's Greatest Science-Fiction and Fantasy edited by Judith Merril
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018The Future is Female! edited by Lisa Yaszek
"Plenitude" Will Mohler 1959
2
1960The 5th Annual of the Year's Best S-F edited by Judith Merril
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"The Poetry" Cixin Liu 2003
1
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"Pots" C. J. Cherryh 1985
3
1986The 1986 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
2001Masterpieces edited by Orson Scott Card
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"Prott" Margaret St. Clair 1953
2
1955Best SF edited by Edmund Crispin
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"Rachel in Love" Pat Murphy 1987
13
Sturgeon winner
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula winner - story
1975Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1988The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1988The Orbit Science Fiction Yearbook 1 edited by David S. Garnett
1988The 1988 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1999Locus All Time Poll
2004The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Brown & Strahan
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Readers of the Lost Art" Élisabeth Vonarburg 1996
1
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"Reiko's Universe Box" Kajio Shinji 1981
1
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"Remnants of the Virago Crypto-System" Geoffrey Maloney 1995
1
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"The Remoras" Robert Reed 1994
2
1995The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twelfth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
""Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman" Harlan Ellison 1965
14
Gardner Dozois Recommended Short Stories
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
1966World's Best Science Fiction: 1966 edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
1982The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume III edited by Arthur C. Clarke and George W. Proctor
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2001Masterpieces edited by Orson Scott Card
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Sandkings" George R. R. Martin 1979
11
Hugo winner - story
Nebula winner - story
1980The Best Science Fiction of the Year #9 edited by Terry Carr
1980Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Ninth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1999Locus All Time Poll
2001Masterpieces edited by Orson Scott Card
2010Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Schwarzschild Radius" Connie Willis 1987
4
Nebula finalist - story
1993The Norton Book of Science Fiction edited by Le Guin and Attebery
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2019Rich Horton Recommended Short Stories
"Sector General" James White 1957
1
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"September 2005: The Martian" Ray Bradbury 1949
1
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"Sharing Air" Manjula Padmanabhan 1984
1
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"The Slynx" Tatyana Tolstaya 2000
1
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"The Snake Who Had Read Chomsky" Josephine Saxton 1981
1
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"Snow" John Crowley 1985
8
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1986Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year #15 edited by Terry Carr
1986The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
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
"The Snowball Effect" Katherine MacLean 1952
4
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1986The Great SF Stories 14 (1952) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"Soft Clocks" Yoshio Aramaki 1968
1
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"Sporting with the Chid" Barrington J. Bayley 1979
1
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"The Squid Chooses Its Own Ink" Adolfo Bioy Casares 1962
1
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"Standing Woman" Yasutaka Tsutsui 1974
1
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"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 Star Stealers" Edmond Hamilton 1929
1
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"Story of Your Life" Ted Chiang 1998
14
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
Sturgeon winner
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1999The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1999Year's Best SF 4 edited by David G. Hartwell
2005The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
2010Nancy Kress Recommended Short Stories
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Stranger Station" Damon Knight 1956
4
1957SF:'57: The Year's Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Judith Merril
1988The Great SF Stories 18 (1956) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"Student Body" F. L. Wallace 1953
1
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"The Sultana's Dream" Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain 1905
2
2010The Dreaming Sex: Early Tales of Scientific Imagination by Women edited by Mike Ashley
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"Surface Tension" James Blish 1952
9
1953Year's Best Science Fiction Novels: 1953 edited by Everett F. Bleiler and T. E. Dikty
1970The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One edited by Robert Silverberg
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1999Locus All Time Poll
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Swarm" Bruce Sterling 1982
10
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1973The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1974) / A Science Fiction Omnibus (2007)
1983The Best Science Fiction of the Year #12 edited by Terry Carr
1983The 1983 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
1992The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories edited by Tom Shippey
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
"Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" Jorge Luis Borges 1940
3
Hugo finalist - story
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
"The Triumph of Mechanics" Karl Hans Strobl 1907
1
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"Two Small Birds" Han Song 1988
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"The Universe of Things" Gwyneth Jones 1993
1
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"The Unmistakable Smell of Wood Violets" Angélica Gorodischer 1973
1
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"Vacancy for the Post of Jesus Christ" Kojo Laing 2005
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"Vacuum States" Geoffrey A. Landis 1988
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"Variation on a Man" Pat Cadigan 1984
1
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"Vaster Than Empires and More Slow" Ursula K. Le Guin 1971
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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 Visitors" Arkady StrugatskyBoris Strugatsky 1958
1
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"The Voices of Time" J. G. Ballard 1960
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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 Waves" Silvina Ocampo 1959
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"When It Changed" Joanna Russ 1972
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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 Two Paths Cross" Dmitri Bilenkin 1984
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"Wives" Lisa Tuttle 1979
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