Far Horizons: All New Tales from the Greatest Worlds of Science Fiction


Robert SilverbergFrederik Pohl - 1999
    Here, science fiction's most beloved and highly honored writers revisit their best-known worlds in perhaps the greatest concentration of science fiction ever in one volume.

Think Like a Dinosaur and Other Stories


James Patrick Kelly - 1997
    There are 14 stories in all, ranging from straight SF to tales that stray into the fantasy and horror genres. Of special note is the title story, which earned the 1996 Hugo Award for Best Novelette, the 1995 Nebula Award nomination for Best Novelette, among several other awards and nominations as well. But all of the stories are excellent in their own right. An insightful forward by James Patrick Kelly's friend and sometimes collaborator John Kessel (Corrupting Dr. Nice) leads off the collection and explores Kelly's somewhat underrated career.Contents:Think Like a Dinosaur (1995)Heroics (1987)Pogrom (1991)Faith (1989)Big Guy (1994)Dancing with the Chairs (1989)Rat (1986)The First Law of Thermodynamics (1996)Breakaway, Backdown (1996)Standing in Line with Mister Jimmy (1991)Crow (1984)Monsters (1992)Itsy Bitsy Spider (1997)Mr. Boy (1990)

Tangents


Greg Bear - 1986
    Clarke with his bestselling space operas Eon & Eternity. Tangents is his 1st collection of short stories & includes two tales that won both Hugo & Nebula Awards: Tangents a remarkable account of contact with beings from another dimension, & the original short version of his Blood Music.Blood Music (later expanded into novel Blood Music) Sleepside Story Webster A Martian Ricorso Dead Run Schrödinger's Plague Through Road no Whither Tangents Sisters The Machineries of Joy

Stories from The Hugo Winners, Vol. II


Isaac Asimov - 1971
    Dickson;"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman by Harlan Ellison;The Last Castle by Jack Vance;Neutron Star by Larry Niven.

Last Plane to Heaven: The Final Collection


Jay Lake - 2014
    Long before he was a novelist, SF writer Jay Lake, was an acclaimed writer of short stories.  In Last Plane to Heaven, Lake has assembled thirty-two of the best of them. Aliens and angels fill these pages, from the title story, a hard-edged and breathtaking look at how a real alien visitor might be received, to the savage truth of “The Cancer Catechisms.” Here are more than thirty short stories written by a master of the form, science fiction and fantasy both.This collection features an original introduction by Gene Wolfe.

Otherness


David Brin - 1994
    Pak's Preschool" a woman discovers that her baby has been called upon to work while still in the womb.  In "NatuLife" a married couple finds their relationship threatened by the wonders of sex by simulation.  In "Sshhh . . . " the arrival of benevolent aliens on Earth leads to frenzy, madness . . . and unimaginable joy.  In "Bubbles" a sentient starcraft reaches the limits of the universe--and dares to go beyond.  These are but a few of the challenging speculations in Otherness, from the pen of an author whose urgent and compelling imaginative fiction challenges us to wonder at the shape and the nature of the universe--as well as at its future.• The Giving Plague • (1988)• Myth Number 21 • (1990)• Story Notes (Transitions) • (1994)• Dr. Pak's Preschool • (1989)• Detritus Affected • (1993)• The Dogma of Otherness • [Editorial (Analog)] • (1986)• Sshhh ... • (1988)• Story Notes (Contact) • (1994)• Those Eyes • (1994)• What to Say to a UFO • (1994)• Bonding to Genji • (1992)• The Warm Space • (1985)• Whose Millennium? • (1994)• NatuLife ® • (1994)• Piecework • (1990)• Science versus Magic • (1990)• Bubbles • (1987)• Story Notes (Cosmos) • (1994)• Ambiguity • (1989)• What Continues ... And What Fails ... • (1991)• The Commonwealth of Wonder • (1990)

The Golden Helix


Theodore Sturgeon - 1979
    Each story is prefaced with a brief discussion by the author. "A master storyteller certain to fascinate all sorts of readers . . ".--Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

The John Varley Reader


John Varley - 2004
    His stories won every award the science fiction field had to offer, many times over. His first collection, The Persistence of Vision, published in 1978, was the most important collection of the decade, and changed what fans would come to expect from science fiction. Now, The John Varley Reader gathers his best stories, many out of print for years. This is the volume no Varley fan - or science fiction reader - can do without. 1 • Picnic on Nearside • [Eight Worlds] • (1974) • novelette by John Varley 24 • Overdrawn at the Memory Bank • [Eight Worlds] • (1976) • novelette by John Varley 53 • In the Hall of the Martian Kings • (1976) • novella by John Varley 91 • Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance • [Eight Worlds] • (1976) • novelette by John Varley 119 • The Barbie Murders • [Anna-Louise Bach] • (1978) • novelette by John Varley 146 • The Phantom of Kansas • [Eight Worlds] • (1976) • novelette by John Varley 180 • Beatnik Bayou • [Eight Worlds] • (1980) • novelette by John Varley 212 • Air Raid • (1977) • shortstory by John Varley 228 • The Persistence of Vision • (1978) • novella by John Varley 271 • Press Enter [] • (1984) • novella by John Varley 327 • The Pusher • (1981) • shortstory by John Varley 343 • Tango Charlie and Foxtrot Romeo • [Eight Worlds] • (1986) • novella by John Varley 409 • Options • [Eight Worlds] • (1979) • novelette by John Varley 437 • Just Another Perfect Day • (1989) • shortstory by John Varley 449 • In Fading Suns and Dying Moons • (2003) • novelette by John Varley 467 • The Flying Dutchman • (1998) • shortstory by John Varley 486 • Good Intentions • (1992) • shortstory by John Varley 502 • The Bellman • [Anna-Louise Bach] • (2003) • novelette by John Varley

Endangered Species


Gene Wolfe - 1989
    This is a hefty volume of over 30 unforgettable stories in a variety of genres-- SF, fantasy, horror, mainstream-many of them offering variations on themes and situations found in folklore and fairy tales, and including two stories, "The Cat" and "The Map," which are set in the universe of his New Sun novels. Wolfe's deconstructions/reconstructions are provocative, multilayered, and resonant. This embarrassment of literary riches is a must for all Gene Wolfe fans, and anyone who loves a good tale beautifully told.

Reach for Tomorrow


Arthur C. Clarke - 1956
    From the grandmaster of science fiction, a dozen memorable tales filled with wonder and imagination.From the Paperback edition.

Partners in Wonder


Harlan Ellison - 1971
    Harlan Ellison, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1967 · The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World · nv Dangerous Visions, ed. Harlan Ellison, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1967 · Scherzo for Schizoids: Notes on a Collaboration · ms Knight Nov ’65 · Up Christopher to Madness · Harlan Ellison & Avram Davidson · ss Knight Nov ’65 · Runesmith · Harlan Ellison & Theodore Sturgeon · ss F&SF May ’70 · Rodney Parish for Hire · Harlan Ellison & Joe L. Hensley · ss Swank May ’62 · The Kong Papers · Harlan Ellison & William Rotsler · ct The Kong Papers, William Rotsler & Harlan Ellison, 1969 · The Human Operators · Harlan Ellison & A. E. van Vogt · ss F&SF Jan ’71 · Survivor No. 1 [“The Man with the Green Nose”] · Harlan Ellison & Henry Slesar · ss Knave Sep ’59 · The Power of the Nail · Harlan Ellison & Samuel R. Delany · ss Amazing Nov ’68 · Wonderbird · Harlan Ellison & Algis Budrys · ss Infinity Science Fiction Sep ’57 · The Song the Zombie Sang · Harlan Ellison & Robert Silverberg · ss Cosmopolitan Dec ’70 · Street Scene [“Dunderbird”] · Harlan Ellison & Keith Laumer · ss Galaxy Jan ’69; this story has two different endings. The version with the Ellison ending was in Galaxy, the version with the Laumer ending was in Adam Mar ’69 as “Street Scene”. · Come to Me Not in Winter’s White · Harlan Ellison & Roger Zelazny · ss F&SF Oct ’69

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection


Gardner DozoisRichard Wadholm - 2003
    This year's volume includes Ian R. MacLeod, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Maureen F. McHugh, Robert Reed, Paul McAuley, Michael Swanwick, Robert Silverberg, Charles Stross, John Kessel, Gregory Benford and many other talented authors of SF, as well as thorough summations of the year and a recommended reading list.Contents xi • Summation: 2002 • essay by Gardner Dozois1 • Breathmoss • (2002) • novella by Ian R. MacLeod52 • The Most Famous Little Girl in the World • (2002) • novelette by Nancy Kress71 • The Passenger • (2002) • novelette by Paul J. McAuley [as by Paul McAuley ]95 • The Political Officer • (2002) • novella by Charles Coleman Finlay135 • Lambing Season • (2002) • shortstory by Molly Gloss145 • Coelacanths • (2002) • novelette by Robert Reed164 • Presence • (2002) • novelette by Maureen F. McHugh184 • Halo • [Macx Family] • (2002) • novelette by Charles Stross212 • In Paradise • (2002) • shortstory by Bruce Sterling221 • The Old Cosmonaut and the Construction Worker Dream of Mars • (2002) • novelette by Ian McDonald243 • Stories for Men • (2002) • novella by John Kessel302 • To Become a Warrior • (2002) • shortstory by Chris Beckett313 • The Clear Blue Seas of Luna • (2002) • novelette by Gregory Benford339 • V.A.O. • (2002) • novella by Geoff Ryman367 • Winters Are Hard • (2002) • novelette by Steven Popkes390 • At the Money • (2002) • novelette by Richard Wadholm417 • Agent Provocateur • (2002) • shortstory by Alexander C. Irvine [as by Alexander Irvine ]427 • Singleton • (2002) • novella by Greg Egan467 • Slow Life • (2002) • novelette by Michael Swanwick486 • A Flock of Birds • (2002) • shortstory by James Van Pelt501 • The Potter of Bones • (2002) • novella by Eleanor Arnason538 • The Whisper of Disks • (2002) • novelette by John Meaney (aka The Whisper of Discs)567 • The Hotel at Harlan's Landing • [Company] • (2002) • shortstory by Kage Baker578 • The Millennium Party • (2002) • shortfiction by Walter Jon Williams581 • Turquoise Days • [Revelation Space] • (2002) • novella by Alastair Reynolds641 • Honorable Mentions: 2002 • essay by Gardner Dozois

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection


Gardner DozoisRobert Reed - 1993
    Le Guin, Maureen F. McHugh, Mike Resnick, and others.Contents xi • Summation: 1992 • (1993) • essay by Gardner Dozois1 • Griffin's Egg • (1991) • novella by Michael Swanwick62 • Even the Queen • (1992) • shortstory by Connie Willis76 • The Round-Eyed Barbarians • (1992) • shortstory by L. Sprague de Camp87 • Dust • (1992) • novelette by Greg Egan113 • Two Guys from the Future • (1992) • shortstory by Terry Bisson123 • The Mountain to Mohammed • (1992) • shortstory by Nancy Kress137 • The Coming of Vertumnus • (1992) • novelette by Ian Watson175 • A Long Night's Vigil at the Temple • (1992) • novelette by Robert Silverberg195 • The Hammer of God • (1992) • shortstory by Arthur C. Clarke205 • Grownups • (1992) • novella by Ian R. MacLeod238 • Graves • (1992) • shortstory by Joe Haldeman245 • The Glowing Cloud • (1992) • novella by Steven Utley296 • Gravity's Angel • (1992) • shortstory by Tom Maddox312 • Protection • (1992) • novella by Maureen F. McHugh346 • The Last Cardinal Bird in Tennessee • (1990) • shortstory by Neal Barrett, Jr.357 • Birth Day • (1992) • shortstory by Robert Reed367 • Naming Names • (1992) • novelette by Pat Cadigan390 • The Elvis National Theater of Okinawa • (1992) • shortstory by Jonathan Lethem and Lukas Jaeger394 • The Territory • (1992) • novella by Bradley Denton432 • The Best and the Rest of James Joyce • (1992) • shortfiction by Ian McDonald448 • Naming the Flowers • (1992) • novella by Kate Wilhelm491 • Snodgrass • (1992) • novelette by Ian R. MacLeod511 • By the Mirror of My Youth • (1992) • shortstory by Kathe Koja519 • Outnumbering the Dead • (1990) • novella by Frederik Pohl583 • Honorable Mentions: 1992 • (1993) • essay by Gardner Dozois

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection


Gardner Dozois - 2013
    Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world through their short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.The multiple Locus Award-winning annual compilation of the year's best science fiction stories

Year's Best SF 5


David G. HartwellGreg Egan - 2000
    Hartwell returns with this fifth annual collection of the year's most imaginative, entertaining, and mind-expanding science fiction.Here are works from some of today's most acclaimed authors, as well as visionary new talents, that will introduce you to new ideas, offer unusual perspectives, and take you to places beyond your wildest imaginings. Contents xiii • Introduction (Year's Best SF 5) • (2000) • essay by David G. Hartwell 1 • Everywhere • (1999) • shortstory by Geoff Ryman 14 • Evolution Never Sleeps • (1999) • shortstory by Elisabeth Malartre 36 • Sexual Dimorphism • (1999) • shortstory by Kim Stanley Robinson 57 • Game of the Century • (1999) • novelette by Robert Reed 94 • Secrets of the Alien Reliquary • (1998) • poem by Michael Bishop 97 • Kinds of Strangers • (1999) • novelette by Sarah Zettel 124 • Visit the Sins • (1999) • shortstory by Cory Doctorow 145 • Border Guards • (1999) • novelette by Greg Egan 174 • Macs • (1999) • shortstory by Terry Bisson (aka macs) 186 • Written in Blood • (1999) • shortstory by Chris Lawson 204 • Has Anybody Seen Junie Moon? • (1999) • shortstory by Gene Wolfe 222 • The Blue Planet • (1999) • shortstory by Robert J. Sawyer 229 • Lifework • (1999) • shortstory by Mary Soon Lee 238 • Rosetta Stone • (2000) • shortstory by Fred Lerner 255 • An Apollo Asteroid • (1999) • shortstory by Brian W. Aldiss 271 • 100 Candles • (1999) • shortstory by Kurt Wohleber 288 • Democritus' Violin • (1999) • shortstory by G. David Nordley 311 • Fossil Games • (1999) • novelette by Tom Purdom 362 • Valour • (1999) • shortstory by Chris Beckett 379 • Huddle • [Manifold] • (1999) • novelette by Stephen Baxter 404 • Ashes and Tombstones • (1999) • shortstory by Brian Stableford [as by Brian M. Stableford ] 422 • Ancient Engines • (1999) • shortstory by Michael Swanwick 433 • Freckled Figure • (1992) • shortstory by Hiroe Suga 457 • Shiva • (1999) • shortstory by Barry N. Malzberg 466 • The Queen of Erewhon • (1999) • novelette by Lucy Sussex