*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
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
018A Sound of ThunderRay Bradburyss1952
119The Man Who Sold the MoonRobert A Heinleinna1950
-120The 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
027The Women Men Don't SeeJames Tiptree Jrnv1973
028Johnny MnemonicWilliam Gibsonss1981
229Ender's GameOrson Scott Cardnv1977
-130The Screwfly SolutionJames Tiptree Jrnv1977
-131Vintage SeasonKuttner & Moorena1946
132There Will Come Soft RainsRay Bradburyss1950
-133The Girl Who Was Plugged InJames Tiptree Jrnv1973
034The Mountains of MourningLois M Bujoldna1989
035The Last QuestionIsaac Asimovss1956
036A Song for LyaGeorge R R Martinna1974
037Light of Other DaysBob Shawss1966
038Tower of BabylonTed Chiangnv1990
039We Can Remember It For You WholesalePhilip K Dicknv1966
040Harrison BergeronKurt Vonnegutss1961
041The Green Hills of EarthRobert A Heinleinss1947
042A Martian OdysseyStanley Weinbaumnv1934
143Burning ChromeWilliam Gibsonnv1982
-144Time Considered as a Helix…Samuel Delanynv1968
045By His BootstrapsRobert A Heinleinna1941
046The Big Front YardClifford D Simakna1958
047PRESS ENTER [ ]John Varleyna1985
148Behold the ManMichael Moorcockna1966
-149Baby is ThreeTheodore Sturgeonna1952
050ArenaFredric Brownsa1968
151ExhalationTed Chiangss2008
-152The Last of the WinnebagosConnie Willisna1988
053True NamesVernor Vingena1981
054Surface TensionJames Blishnv1952
155Hell is the Absence of GodTed Chiangnv2001
-156Fire WatchConnie Willisnv1982
157The DeathbirdHarlan Ellisonnv1973
358The SentinelArthur C Clarkess1951
-259Day MillionFrederik Pohlss1966
-160The Game of Rat and DragonCordwainer Smithss1955
-161The Last CastleJack Vancena1966
06224 Views of Mt. Fuji by HokusaiRoger Zelaznyna1985
063The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan HoagRobert A Heinleinna1942
064The Dragon MastersJack Vancena1962
065The Moon MothJack Vancena1961
066Great Work of TimeJohn Crowleyna1989
067A Canticle for LeibowitzWalter M Millerna1955
068Jeffty is FiveHarlan Ellisonss1977
069Inconstant MoonLarry Nivennv1971
070The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His MouthRoger Zelaznynv1965
071The Ballad of Lost C'MellCordwainer Smithnv1962
072The Martian WayIsaac Asimovna1952
073Enemy MineBarry Longyearna1979
074When It ChangedJoanna Russss1972
075Neutron StarLarry Nivennv1966
076Love is the Plan, the Plan is DeathJames Tiptree Jrss1973
077Riders of the Purple WagePhilip Jose Farmerna1967
078Mimsy Were the BorogovesKuttner & Moorenv1943
079Aye, and Gomorrah…Samuel Delanyss1967
080The VeldtRay Bradburyss1950
281FoundationIsaac Asimovnv1942
-182It's a Good LifeJerome Bixbyss1953
-183The Merchant and the Alchemist's GateTed Chiangnv2007
184Microcosmic GodTheodore Sturgeonnv1941
-185Think Like a DinosaurJames Patrick Kellynv1995
086He Who ShapesRoger Zelaznyna1965
287Second VarietyPhilip K Dicknv1953
-188For a Breath I TarryRoger Zelaznynv1966
-189Seventy-two LettersTed Chiangna2000
090R&RLucius Shepardna1986
091The Death of Doctor IslandGene Wolfena1973
092The Ship Who SangAnne McCaffreynv1961
093Scanners Live in VainCordwainer Smithnv1950
194First ContactMurray Leinsternv1945
-195Air RaidJohn Varleyss1977
096The Day Before the RevolutionUrsula K Le Guinss1974
297UniverseRobert A Heinleinna1941
-198The Star PitSamuel Delanyna1967
-199And He Built a Crooked HouseRobert A Heinleinnv1941
1100Bears Discover FireTerry Bissonss1990
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