*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)
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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
19The Bicentennial ManIsaac Asimovnv1976
-110The Word for World is ForestUrsula K Le Guinna1972
011The StarArthur C Clarkess1955
012SandkingsGeorge R R Martinnv1979
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
018The Fifth Head of CerberusGene Wolfenv1972
019The Man Who Sold the MoonRobert A Heinleinna1950
020A Sound of ThunderRay Bradburyss1952
021Blood MusicGreg Bearnv1983
022BloodchildOctavia Butlernv1984
023Beggars in SpainNancy Kressna1991
024The Cold EquationsTom Godwinnv1954
025All You ZombiesRobert A Heinleinss1959
026Johnny MnemonicWilliam Gibsonss1981
027The Women Men Don't SeeJames Tiptree Jrnv1973
028The Screwfly SolutionJames Tiptree Jrnv1977
029Vintage SeasonKuttner & Moorena1946
030The LotteryShirley Jacksonss1948
131The Girl Who Was Plugged InJames Tiptree Jrnv1973
-132The Mountains of MourningLois M Bujoldna1989
033There Will Come Soft RainsRay Bradburyss1950
134Ender's GameOrson Scott Cardnv1977
-135A Song for LyaGeorge R R Martinna1974
036The Last QuestionIsaac Asimovss1956
037Tower of BabylonTed Chiangnv1990
038Light of Other DaysBob Shawss1966
039Harrison BergeronKurt Vonnegutss1961
040The Green Hills of EarthRobert A Heinleinss1947
241We Can Remember It For You WholesalePhilip K Dicknv1966
-142A Martian OdysseyStanley Weinbaumnv1934
-143Time Considered as a Helix…Samuel Delanynv1968
044Burning ChromeWilliam Gibsonnv1982
045By His BootstrapsRobert A Heinleinna1941
046The Big Front YardClifford D Simakna1958
047Baby is ThreeTheodore Sturgeonna1952
148PRESS ENTER [ ]John Varleyna1985
-149Behold the ManMichael Moorcockna1966
050The Last of the WinnebagosConnie Willisna1988
151ExhalationTed Chiangss2008
152ArenaFredric Brownsa1968
-253True NamesVernor Vingena1981
054Surface TensionJames Blishnv1952
055Fire WatchConnie Willisnv1982
056Hell is the Absence of GodTed Chiangnv2001
057The DeathbirdHarlan Ellisonnv1973
058The Game of Rat and DragonCordwainer Smithss1955
059Day MillionFrederik Pohlss1966
060The Last CastleJack Vancena1966
161Great Work of TimeJohn Crowleyna1989
-16224 Views of Mt. Fuji by HokusaiRoger Zelaznyna1985
063The Moon MothJack Vancena1961
064The Dragon MastersJack Vancena1962
065The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan HoagRobert A Heinleinna1942
166The SentinelArthur C Clarkess1951
-167Jeffty is FiveHarlan Ellisonss1977
068A Canticle for LeibowitzWalter M Millerna1955
069The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His MouthRoger Zelaznynv1965
070Inconstant MoonLarry Nivennv1971
071The Ballad of Lost C'MellCordwainer Smithnv1962
072When It ChangedJoanna Russss1972
073Enemy MineBarry Longyearna1979
074The Martian WayIsaac Asimovna1952
075Love is the Plan, the Plan is DeathJames Tiptree Jrss1973
076Riders of the Purple WagePhilip Jose Farmerna1967
077Mimsy Were the BorogovesKuttner & Moorenv1943
078Aye, and Gomorrah…Samuel Delanyss1967
079Neutron StarLarry Nivennv1966
180The Merchant and the Alchemist's GateTed Chiangnv2007
-181It's a Good LifeJerome Bixbyss1953
182The VeldtRay Bradburyss1950
-183He Who ShapesRoger Zelaznyna1965
084Think Like a DinosaurJames Patrick Kellynv1995
085For a Breath I TarryRoger Zelaznynv1966
086Seventy-two LettersTed Chiangna2000
087R&RLucius Shepardna1986
088Microcosmic GodTheodore Sturgeonnv1941
089The Death of Doctor IslandGene Wolfena1973
090The Ship Who SangAnne McCaffreynv1961
091FoundationIsaac Asimovnv1942
092Second VarietyPhilip K Dicknv1953
093Scanners Live in VainCordwainer Smithnv1950
094Air RaidJohn Varleyss1977
095The Star PitSamuel Delanyna1967
096The Day Before the RevolutionUrsula K Le Guinss1974
097Bears Discover FireTerry Bissonss1990
098And He Built a Crooked HouseRobert A Heinleinnv1941
099Seven Views of Olduvai GorgeMike Resnickna1994
0100First ContactMurray Leinsternv1945
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