*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
022Beggars in SpainNancy Kressna1991
-223BloodchildOctavia Butlernv1984
024The Cold EquationsTom Godwinnv1954
225All You ZombiesRobert A Heinleinss1959
-226Johnny MnemonicWilliam Gibsonss1981
027The Women Men Don't SeeJames Tiptree Jrnv1973
-128The Screwfly SolutionJames Tiptree Jrnv1977
329The LotteryShirley Jacksonss1948
030Vintage SeasonKuttner & Moorena1946
031The Girl Who Was Plugged InJames Tiptree Jrnv1973
032The Mountains of MourningLois M Bujoldna1989
-133There Will Come Soft RainsRay Bradburyss1950
134Ender's GameOrson Scott Cardnv1977
035A Song for LyaGeorge R R Martinna1974
036The Last QuestionIsaac Asimovss1956
037Tower of BabylonTed Chiangnv1990
038Light of Other DaysBob Shawss1966
-239Harrison 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
-147Baby is ThreeTheodore Sturgeonna1952
148PRESS ENTER [ ]John Varleyna1985
049Behold the ManMichael Moorcockna1966
-250ExhalationTed Chiangss2008
051The Last of the WinnebagosConnie Willisna1988
-152True NamesVernor Vingena1981
353ArenaFredric Brownsa1968
054Surface TensionJames Blishnv1952
055Fire WatchConnie Willisnv1982
056Hell is the Absence of GodTed Chiangnv2001
057The DeathbirdHarlan Ellisonnv1973
058Day MillionFrederik Pohlss1966
059The Game of Rat and DragonCordwainer Smithss1955
060The Last CastleJack Vancena1966
-361Great Work of TimeJohn Crowleyna1989
16224 Views of Mt. Fuji by HokusaiRoger Zelaznyna1985
-263The Moon MothJack Vancena1961
264The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan HoagRobert A Heinleinna1942
265The Dragon MastersJack Vancena1962
-166Jeffty is FiveHarlan Ellisonss1977
167The SentinelArthur C Clarkess1951
068A Canticle for LeibowitzWalter M Millerna1955
069Inconstant MoonLarry Nivennv1971
070The 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
078Neutron StarLarry Nivennv1966
079Aye, and Gomorrah…Samuel Delanyss1967
080The VeldtRay Bradburyss1950
081It's a Good LifeJerome Bixbyss1953
082The Merchant and the Alchemist's GateTed Chiangnv2007
-383He Who ShapesRoger Zelaznyna1965
084Think Like a DinosaurJames Patrick Kellynv1995
-285For a Breath I TarryRoger Zelaznynv1966
-286Seventy-two LettersTed Chiangna2000
287Microcosmic GodTheodore Sturgeonnv1941
-188R&RLucius Shepardna1986
689FoundationIsaac Asimovnv1942
-190The Death of Doctor IslandGene Wolfena1973
191Second VarietyPhilip K Dicknv1953
092The Ship Who SangAnne McCaffreynv1961
093Scanners Live in VainCordwainer Smithnv1950
094Air RaidJohn Varleyss1977
-295The Star PitSamuel Delanyna1967
196The Day Before the RevolutionUrsula K Le Guinss1974
-197And He Built a Crooked HouseRobert A Heinleinnv1941
-298Bears Discover FireTerry Bissonss1990
099Seven Views of Olduvai GorgeMike Resnickna1994
4100First ContactMurray Leinsternv1945
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