*na: Novella (46-100 pages, 17,500-39,999 words); *nv: Novelette (21-45 pages, 7,500-17,499 words);
*sa: Story adaptation of a play/screenplay; *ss: Short story (4-20 pages, 1,000-7,499 words)
Top 100 SF Short Fiction
The Top 100 sci-fi short stories, novelettes, and novellas

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01Flowers for AlgernonDaniel Keyesnv1959
02NightfallIsaac Asimovnv1941
03Story of Your LifeTed Chiangna1998
04The Nine Billion Names of GodArthur C Clarkess1953
05The Ones Who Walk Away from OmelasUrsula K Le Guinss1973
06'Repent Harlequin!' Said the TicktockmanHarlan Ellisonss1965
07A Rose For EcclesiastesRoger Zelaznynv1963
08I Have No Mouth and I Must ScreamHarlan Ellisonss1967
09The Bicentennial ManIsaac Asimovnv1976
010The Word for World is ForestUrsula K Le Guinna1972
011SandkingsGeorge R R Martinnv1979
012The StarArthur C Clarkess1955
013Houston, Houston, Do You Read?James Tiptree Jrna1976
014Who Goes There?John W Campbellna1938
015The Persistence of VisionJohn Varleyna1978
016Fondly FahrenheitAlfred Besternv1954
017A Boy and His DogHarlan Ellisonnv1969
018A Sound of ThunderRay Bradburyss1952
019The Man Who Sold the MoonRobert A Heinleinna1950
020The Fifth Head of CerberusGene Wolfenv1972
021Blood MusicGreg Bearnv1983
022All You ZombiesRobert A Heinleinss1959
023The Cold EquationsTom Godwinnv1954
024Beggars in SpainNancy Kressna1991
025BloodchildOctavia Butlernv1984
026The LotteryShirley Jacksonss1948
027Ender's GameOrson Scott Cardnv1977
128Johnny MnemonicWilliam Gibsonss1981
-129The Women Men Don't SeeJames Tiptree Jrnv1973
030There Will Come Soft RainsRay Bradburyss1950
031The Screwfly SolutionJames Tiptree Jrnv1977
032Vintage SeasonKuttner & Moorena1946
233The Last QuestionIsaac Asimovss1956
-134The Girl Who Was Plugged InJames Tiptree Jrnv1973
-135The Mountains of MourningLois M Bujoldna1989
036A Song for LyaGeorge R R Martinna1974
037Light of Other DaysBob Shawss1966
138We Can Remember It For You WholesalePhilip K Dicknv1966
-139Tower of BabylonTed Chiangnv1990
040Harrison BergeronKurt Vonnegutss1961
041The Green Hills of EarthRobert A Heinleinss1947
042A Martian OdysseyStanley Weinbaumnv1934
043Burning ChromeWilliam Gibsonnv1982
044Time Considered as a Helix…Samuel Delanynv1968
045By His BootstrapsRobert A Heinleinna1941
046The Big Front YardClifford D Simakna1958
347ArenaFredric Brownsa1968
-148Behold the ManMichael Moorcockna1966
049Baby is ThreeTheodore Sturgeonna1952
-250PRESS ENTER [ ]John Varleyna1985
051ExhalationTed Chiangss2008
052The Last of the WinnebagosConnie Willisna1988
053True NamesVernor Vingena1981
054Surface TensionJames Blishnv1952
055Hell is the Absence of GodTed Chiangnv2001
156The SentinelArthur C Clarkess1951
-157Fire WatchConnie Willisnv1982
058The DeathbirdHarlan Ellisonnv1973
159The Game of Rat and DragonCordwainer Smithss1955
-160Day MillionFrederik Pohlss1966
061The Last CastleJack Vancena1966
462Jeffty is FiveHarlan Ellisonss1977
063The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan HoagRobert A Heinleinna1942
064The Dragon MastersJack Vancena1962
-36524 Views of Mt. Fuji by HokusaiRoger Zelaznyna1985
-166The Moon MothJack Vancena1961
067Great Work of TimeJohn Crowleyna1989
068A Canticle for LeibowitzWalter M Millerna1955
069Inconstant MoonLarry Nivennv1971
070The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His MouthRoger Zelaznynv1965
171The Martian WayIsaac Asimovna1952
-172The Ballad of Lost C'MellCordwainer Smithnv1962
073Enemy MineBarry Longyearna1979
174Neutron StarLarry Nivennv1966
-175When It ChangedJoanna Russss1972
176Riders of the Purple WagePhilip Jose Farmerna1967
-177Love is the Plan, the Plan is DeathJames Tiptree Jrss1973
078Mimsy Were the BorogovesKuttner & Moorenv1943
079The VeldtRay Bradburyss1950
080Aye, and Gomorrah…Samuel Delanyss1967
081FoundationIsaac Asimovnv1942
082It's a Good LifeJerome Bixbyss1953
383Second VarietyPhilip K Dicknv1953
-184The Merchant and the Alchemist's GateTed Chiangnv2007
-185Microcosmic GodTheodore Sturgeonnv1941
-186Think Like a DinosaurJames Patrick Kellynv1995
087He Who ShapesRoger Zelaznyna1965
088For a Breath I TarryRoger Zelaznynv1966
089Seventy-two LettersTed Chiangna2000
090R&RLucius Shepardna1986
091The Death of Doctor IslandGene Wolfena1973
092Scanners Live in VainCordwainer Smithnv1950
093The Ship Who SangAnne McCaffreynv1961
094First ContactMurray Leinsternv1945
095UniverseRobert A Heinleinna1941
096Air RaidJohn Varleyss1977
097The Day Before the RevolutionUrsula K Le Guinss1974
098The Star PitSamuel Delanyna1967
099And He Built a Crooked HouseRobert A Heinleinnv1941
3100HothouseBrian Aldissnv1961
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