*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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1Flowers for AlgernonDaniel Keyesnv1959
2NightfallIsaac Asimovnv1941
3Story of Your LifeTed Chiangna1998
4The Nine Billion Names of GodArthur C Clarkess1953
5The Ones Who Walk Away from OmelasUrsula K Le Guinss1973
6'Repent Harlequin!' Said the TicktockmanHarlan Ellisonss1965
7A Rose For EcclesiastesRoger Zelaznynv1963
8I Have No Mouth and I Must ScreamHarlan Ellisonss1967
9The Word for World is ForestUrsula K Le Guinna1972
10The Bicentennial ManIsaac Asimovnv1976
11The StarArthur C Clarkess1955
12SandkingsGeorge R R Martinnv1979
13Houston, Houston, Do You Read?James Tiptree Jrna1976
14Who Goes There?John W Campbellna1938
15The Persistence of VisionJohn Varleyna1978
16Fondly FahrenheitAlfred Besternv1954
17A Boy and His DogHarlan Ellisonnv1969
18The Fifth Head of CerberusGene Wolfenv1972
19The Man Who Sold the MoonRobert A Heinleinna1950
20A Sound of ThunderRay Bradburyss1952
21Blood MusicGreg Bearnv1983
22BloodchildOctavia Butlernv1984
23Beggars in SpainNancy Kressna1991
24The Cold EquationsTom Godwinnv1954
25All You ZombiesRobert A Heinleinss1959
26Johnny MnemonicWilliam Gibsonss1981
27The Women Men Don't SeeJames Tiptree Jrnv1973
28The Screwfly SolutionJames Tiptree Jrnv1977
29Vintage SeasonKuttner & Moorena1946
30The LotteryShirley Jacksonss1948
31The Mountains of MourningLois M Bujoldna1989
32The Girl Who Was Plugged InJames Tiptree Jrnv1973
33There Will Come Soft RainsRay Bradburyss1950
34A Song for LyaGeorge R R Martinna1974
35Ender's GameOrson Scott Cardnv1977
36The Last QuestionIsaac Asimovss1956
37Tower of BabylonTed Chiangnv1990
38Light of Other DaysBob Shawss1966
39Harrison BergeronKurt Vonnegutss1961
40The Green Hills of EarthRobert A Heinleinss1947
41A Martian OdysseyStanley Weinbaumnv1934
42Time Considered as a Helix…Samuel Delanynv1968
43We Can Remember It For You WholesalePhilip K Dicknv1966
44Burning ChromeWilliam Gibsonnv1982
45By His BootstrapsRobert A Heinleinna1941
46The Big Front YardClifford D Simakna1958
47Baby is ThreeTheodore Sturgeonna1952
48Behold the ManMichael Moorcockna1966
49PRESS ENTER [ ]John Varleyna1985
50The Last of the WinnebagosConnie Willisna1988
51True NamesVernor Vingena1981
52ExhalationTed Chiangss2008
53ArenaFredric Brownsa1968
54Surface TensionJames Blishnv1952
55Fire WatchConnie Willisnv1982
56Hell is the Absence of GodTed Chiangnv2001
57The DeathbirdHarlan Ellisonnv1973
58The Game of Rat and DragonCordwainer Smithss1955
59Day MillionFrederik Pohlss1966
60The Last CastleJack Vancena1966
6124 Views of Mt. Fuji by HokusaiRoger Zelaznyna1985
62Great Work of TimeJohn Crowleyna1989
63The Moon MothJack Vancena1961
64The Dragon MastersJack Vancena1962
65The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan HoagRobert A Heinleinna1942
66Jeffty is FiveHarlan Ellisonss1977
67The SentinelArthur C Clarkess1951
68A Canticle for LeibowitzWalter M Millerna1955
69The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His MouthRoger Zelaznynv1965
70Inconstant MoonLarry Nivennv1971
71The Ballad of Lost C'MellCordwainer Smithnv1962
72When It ChangedJoanna Russss1972
73Enemy MineBarry Longyearna1979
74The Martian WayIsaac Asimovna1952
75Love is the Plan, the Plan is DeathJames Tiptree Jrss1973
76Riders of the Purple WagePhilip Jose Farmerna1967
77Mimsy Were the BorogovesKuttner & Moorenv1943
78Aye, and Gomorrah…Samuel Delanyss1967
79Neutron StarLarry Nivennv1966
80It's a Good LifeJerome Bixbyss1953
81The Merchant and the Alchemist's GateTed Chiangnv2007
82He Who ShapesRoger Zelaznyna1965
83The VeldtRay Bradburyss1950
84Think Like a DinosaurJames Patrick Kellynv1995
85For a Breath I TarryRoger Zelaznynv1966
86Seventy-two LettersTed Chiangna2000
87R&RLucius Shepardna1986
88Microcosmic GodTheodore Sturgeonnv1941
89The Death of Doctor IslandGene Wolfena1973
90The Ship Who SangAnne McCaffreynv1961
91FoundationIsaac Asimovnv1942
92Second VarietyPhilip K Dicknv1953
93Scanners Live in VainCordwainer Smithnv1950
94Air RaidJohn Varleyss1977
95The Star PitSamuel Delanyna1967
96The Day Before the RevolutionUrsula K Le Guinss1974
97Bears Discover FireTerry Bissonss1990
98And He Built a Crooked HouseRobert A Heinleinnv1941
99Seven Views of Olduvai GorgeMike Resnickna1994
100First ContactMurray Leinsternv1945
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