*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
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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
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
122Beggars in SpainNancy Kressna1991
-123BloodchildOctavia Butlernv1984
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
129The LotteryShirley Jacksonss1948
-130Vintage SeasonKuttner & Moorena1946
031The Girl Who Was Plugged InJames Tiptree Jrnv1973
032The Mountains of MourningLois M Bujoldna1989
033There Will Come Soft RainsRay Bradburyss1950
034Ender's GameOrson Scott Cardnv1977
035A Song for LyaGeorge R R Martinna1974
036The Last QuestionIsaac Asimovss1956
037Tower of BabylonTed Chiangnv1990
038Light of Other DaysBob Shawss1966
039Harrison BergeronKurt Vonnegutss1961
140We Can Remember It For You WholesalePhilip K Dicknv1966
-141The Green Hills of EarthRobert A Heinleinss1947
042A Martian OdysseyStanley Weinbaumnv1934
043Time Considered as a Helix…Samuel Delanynv1968
044Burning ChromeWilliam Gibsonnv1982
045By His BootstrapsRobert A Heinleinna1941
046The Big Front YardClifford D Simakna1958
047Baby is ThreeTheodore Sturgeonna1952
048PRESS ENTER [ ]John Varleyna1985
049Behold the ManMichael Moorcockna1966
150ExhalationTed Chiangss2008
-151The Last of the WinnebagosConnie Willisna1988
152True NamesVernor Vingena1981
-153ArenaFredric Brownsa1968
054Surface TensionJames Blishnv1952
055Fire WatchConnie Willisnv1982
056Hell is the Absence of GodTed Chiangnv2001
057The DeathbirdHarlan Ellisonnv1973
158Day MillionFrederik Pohlss1966
-159The Game of Rat and DragonCordwainer Smithss1955
060The Last CastleJack Vancena1966
061Great Work of TimeJohn Crowleyna1989
06224 Views of Mt. Fuji by HokusaiRoger Zelaznyna1985
063The Moon MothJack Vancena1961
164The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan HoagRobert A Heinleinna1942
-165The Dragon MastersJack Vancena1962
166Jeffty is FiveHarlan Ellisonss1977
-167The SentinelArthur C Clarkess1951
068A Canticle for LeibowitzWalter M Millerna1955
169Inconstant MoonLarry Nivennv1971
-170The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His MouthRoger Zelaznynv1965
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
178Neutron StarLarry Nivennv1966
-179Aye, and Gomorrah…Samuel Delanyss1967
280The VeldtRay Bradburyss1950
081It's a Good LifeJerome Bixbyss1953
-282The Merchant and the Alchemist's GateTed Chiangnv2007
083He Who ShapesRoger Zelaznyna1965
084Think Like a DinosaurJames Patrick Kellynv1995
085For a Breath I TarryRoger Zelaznynv1966
086Seventy-two LettersTed Chiangna2000
187Microcosmic GodTheodore Sturgeonnv1941
-188R&RLucius Shepardna1986
289FoundationIsaac Asimovnv1942
-190The Death of Doctor IslandGene Wolfena1973
191Second VarietyPhilip K Dicknv1953
-292The Ship Who SangAnne McCaffreynv1961
093Scanners Live in VainCordwainer Smithnv1950
094Air RaidJohn Varleyss1977
095The Star PitSamuel Delanyna1967
096The Day Before the RevolutionUrsula K Le Guinss1974
197And He Built a Crooked HouseRobert A Heinleinnv1941
-198Bears Discover FireTerry Bissonss1990
099Seven Views of Olduvai GorgeMike Resnickna1994
0100First ContactMurray Leinsternv1945
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