List of science fiction short stories

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This is a non-comprehensive list of short stories with significant science fiction elements.

Notable Short Stories[edit]

Title Author First published in Publication year Notes
2 B R 0 2 B Kurt Vonnegut Worlds of If Science Fiction 1962
2430 A.D. Isaac Asimov Think (IBM magazine) 1970
A Boy's Best Friend Isaac Asimov Boy's Life 1975
A Braver Thing Charles Sheffield Asimov's Science Fiction 1990
A Cabin on the Coast Gene Wolfe The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1984
A Can of Paint A. E. van Vogt Analog Science Fiction 1944
A Clean Escape John Kessel Asimov's Science Fiction 1985
A Colder War Charles Stross Spectrum SF 2000
A Dream of Armageddon H. G. Wells Black and White 1901
A Little Something for Us Tempunauts Philip K. Dick Final Stage 1975
A Logic Named Joe Murray Leinster Analog Science Fiction 1946
A Loint of Paw Isaac Asimov The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1957
A Man of the People Chinua Achebe Heinemann 1966
A Martian Odyssey Stanley G. Weinbaum Wonder Stories 1934
A Martian Odyssey and Others Stanley G. Weinbaum Fantasy Press 1949
A Pail of Air Fritz Leiber Galaxy Magazine 1951
A Series of Steaks Vina_Jie-Min_Prasad Clarkesworld 2017
A Slice at a Time Karen Traviss Asimov's Science Fiction 2002
A Sound of Thunder Ray Bradbury Collier's 1952
A Statue for Father Isaac Asimov Satellite Science Fiction 1959
A Study in Emerald Neil Gaiman Shadows Over Baker Street 2003
A Tenderfoot in Space Robert A. Heinlein Boys' Life 1958
A Thousand Deaths (London short story) Jack London 1899
A Toy for Juliette Robert Bloch Dangerous Visions 1967
A Walk in the Sun (short story) Geoffrey A. Landis Asimov's Science Fiction 1991
A Work of Art James Blish Science Fiction Stories 1956
A Year in the Linear City Paul Di Filippo 2002
All Summer in a Day Ray Bradbury The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1954
All You Zombies Robert A. Heinlein The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1959
Allamagoosa Eric Frank Russell Analog Science Fiction 1955
And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side James Tiptree Jr. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1972
Arena (short story) Fredric Brown Analog Science Fiction 1944
Armaments Race Arthur C. Clarke Adventure 1954
Arvies Adam-Troy Castro Lightspeed Magazine 2010
Auto-da-Fé (short story) Roger Zelazny Dangerous Visions 1967
Azathoth (short story) H. P. Lovecraft Leaves 1938
Baby, You Were Great Kate Wilhelm Orbit 2 1968
Backstage Lensman Randall Garrett Analog Science Fiction 1978
Be My Guest Damon Knight Fantastic Universe 1958
Beachworld Stephen King Weird Tales 1984
Bicycle Repairman Bruce Sterling Intersections: The Sycamore Hill Anthology 1996
Big Game Hunt Arthur C. Clarke Adventure 1956
Birth of a Notion (short story) Isaac Asimov Amazing Stories 1976
Black Box Jennifer Egan twitter account of The New Yorker
Black Destroyer A. E. van Vogt Analog Science Fiction 1939
Black Projects, White Knights Kage Baker Golden Gryphon Press 2002
Black Sheep Astray Mack Reynolds Astounding: The John W. Campbell Memorial Anthology 1973
Blank! Isaac Asimov Infinity Science Fiction 1957
BLIT David Langford Interzone 1988
Breakfast at Twilight Philip K. Dick Amazing Stories 1954
Bridesicle Will McIntosh Asimov's Science Fiction 2009
Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight Ursula K. Le Guin The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1987
Burning Chrome William Gibson Omni 1982
But Who Can Replace a Man? Brian Aldiss 1965
Buy Jupiter Isaac Asimov Venture Science Fiction Magazine 1958
By His Bootstraps Robert A. Heinlein Analog Science Fiction 1941
Byomjatrir Diary Satyajit Ray Sandesh 1965
Cal Isaac Asimov Gold 1991
Call Me Joe Poul Anderson io9 1957
Captive Market (short story) Philip K. Dick If Magazine 1955
Cassandra (short story) C. J. Cherryh The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1978
Cat Pictures Please Naomi Kritzer Clarkesworld 2015
Chronopolis J.G. Ballard 1960
Cold War (short story) Arthur C. Clarke Satellite Science Fiction 1957
Colliding Branes Rudy Rucker Asimov's Science Fiction 2009
Collision Orbit Jack Williamson Analog Science Fiction 1942
Colony (short story) Philip K. Dick Galaxy 1953
Columbus Was a Dope Robert A. Heinlein Startling Stories 1947
Coming Attraction Fritz Leiber Galaxy Science Fiction 1950
Coming of Age in Karhide Ursula K. Le Guin New Legends 1995
Common Time James Blish Science Fiction Quarterly 1953
Covenant Elizabeth Bear Hieroglyph 2014
Coventry (short story) Robert A. Heinlein Analog Science Fiction 1940
Critical Factor Hal Clement Star Science Fiction Stories No.2 1953
Critical Mass (Arthur C. Clarke short story) Arthur C. Clarke Lilliput 1949
Crouch End (short story) Stephen King Cthulhu Mythos anthology 1980
Crusade (short story) Arthur C. Clarke The Wind from the Sun 1968
Dagon (short story) H. P. Lovecraft The Vagrant 1919
Dance of the Yellow-Breasted Luddites William Shunn Tor Books 2000
Dancer in the Dark (short story) David Gerrold The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 2004
Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed Ray Bradbury Thrilling Wonder Stories 1949
Darth Maul: Saboteur James Luceno Del Rey Books 2001
Darwinian Pool Room Isaac Asimov Galaxy Science Fiction 1950
Day of the Hunters Isaac Asimov Future Combined with Science Fiction Stories 1950
Deadline Cleve Cartmill Analog Science Fiction 1944
Dear Pen Pal A. E. van Vogt The Arkham Sampler 1949
Death by Ecstasy Larry Niven Galaxy 1969
Delilah and the Space Rigger Robert A. Heinlein Blue Book 1949
Despoilers of the Golden Empire Randall Garrett Analog Science Fiction 1959
Destination Moon (short story) Robert A. Heinlein Short Stories 1950
Destination: Universe! A. E. van Vogt 1952
Devil You Don't Know Dean Ing Analog Science Fiction 1978
Dinosaurs (short story) Walter Jon Williams Asimov's Science Fiction 1987
Divide and Rule (short story) L. Sprague de Camp Unknown (magazine) 1939
Divided We Fall Raymond F. Jones Amazing Stories 1950
Division by Zero (story) Ted Chiang Full Spectrum 3 1991
Dog Star (short story) Arthur C. Clarke Galaxy Science Fiction 1962
Dogfight (short story) Michael Swanwick Omni 1985
Dr. Ox's Experiment Jules Verne 1872
Dreaming Is a Private Thing Isaac Asimov The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1955
Drode's Equations Richard Grant The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1981
Dulcie and Decorum Damon Knight Galaxy Science Fiction 1955
Dune short stories Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson The Road to Dune 2005
E for Effort T. L. Sherred Analog Science Fiction 1947
Earthlight (short story) Arthur C. Clarke Thrilling Wonder Stories 1951
Eight Episodes Robert Reed Asimov's Science Fiction 2006
Elemental (story) Geoffrey A. Landis Analog Science Fiction 1984
Elsewhen Robert A. Heinlein Analog Science Fiction 1941
Encounter in the Dawn Arthur C. Clarke Amazing Stories 1953
Enemy Mine Barry B. Longyear Asimov's Science Fiction 1979
EPICAC Kurt Vonnegut Welcome to the Monkey House 1950
Eutopia (short story) Poul Anderson Dangerous Visions 1967
Even the Queen Connie Willis Asimov's Science Fiction 1992
Everest (short story) Isaac Asimov Universe Science Fiction 1953
Evil Robot Monkey Mary Robinette Kowal The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume 2 2008
Exhalation (short story) Ted Chiang Eclipse 2: New Science Fiction and Fantasy 2008
Exhibit Piece Philip K. Dick 1954
Exile of the Eons Arthur C. Clarke Super Science Stories 1950
Exile to Hell Isaac Asimov Analog Science Fiction 1968
Expendable (short story) Philip K. Dick The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1953
Exploration Team Murray Leinster Analog Science Fiction 1956
Extempore (short story) Damon Knight Infinity Science Fiction 1956
Eye for Eye Orson Scott Card Asimov's Science Fiction 1987
Eyes Do More Than See Isaac Asimov The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1965
Fair Game (short story) Philip K. Dick If Magazine 1959
Falling Onto Mars Geoffrey A. Landis Analog Science Fiction 2002
Far Centaurus A. E. van Vogt Analog Science Fiction 1944
Farewell to the Master Harry Bates Analog Science Fiction 1940
Feghoot
Fermi and Frost Frederik Pohl Asimov's Science Fiction 1985
Finis Frank Lillie Pollock The Argosy 1906
Fire Watch (short story) Connie Willis Asimov's Science Fiction 1982
First Contact (short story) Murray Leinster Analog Science Fiction 1945
First Law Isaac Asimov Fantastic Universe 1956
Flat Diane Daniel Abraham The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 2004
Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes The Washington Post 1959
For a Breath I Tarry Roger Zelazny 1966
Fountain of Age Nancy Kress Asimov's Science Fiction 2007
Fragments of a Hologram Rose William Gibson Unearth3 1977
Free Men Robert A. Heinlein The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein 1966
From Babel's Fall'n Glory We Fled Michael Swanwick Asimov's Science Fiction 2008
Frost and Fire Ray Bradbury Planet Stories 1946
Gateway to Strangeness Jack Vance Amazing Stories 1962
Gene Hive Brian Aldiss Nebula Science Fiction 1958
Genius of the Species Reginald Bretnor 9 Tales of Space and Time 1954
Gentlemen, Be Seated! Robert A. Heinlein Argosy 1948
Georgia on My Mind (novelette) Charles Sheffield Analog Science Fiction 1993
Getting Real (short story) Harry Turtledove Asimov's Science Fiction 2009
Getting to Know You David Marusek Asmiov's Science Fiction 1998
Ghostweight Yoon Ha Lee Clarkesworld Magazine 2011
Giant Killer A. Bertram Chandler Analog Science Fiction 1945
Gilgamesh in the Outback Robert Silverberg Asimov's Science Fiction 1986
Goat Song (novelette) Poul Anderson The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1972
Gods and Pawns Kage Baker Tor Books 2007
Gold (short story) Isaac Asimov Analog Science Fiction
Good Night, Moon Bruce Sterling Tor.com 2010
Gramma (short story) Stephen King Weirdbook (magazine) 1984
Great Science Fiction Stories About the Moon
Great Work of Time John Crowley Novelty (book) 1989
Grotto of the Dancing Deer Clifford D. Simak Analog Science Fiction 1980
Hallucination (short story) Isaac Asimov Boy's Life 1985
Hammer's Slammers David Drake Ace Books 1979
Happy Ending (short story) Henry Kuttner Thrilling Wonder Stories 1948
Harrison Bergeron Kurt Vonnegut The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1961
He Walked Around the Horses H. Beam Piper Analog Science Fiction 1948
Helix the Cat Theodore Sturgeon Astounding: The John W Campbell Memorial Anthology 1973 first published in 1973, although written in 1939 or 1940
Hell-Fire (story) Isaac Asimov Fantastic Universe 1956
Henry James, This One's for You Jack McDevitt Subterranean Magazine 2005
Herbert West–Reanimator H. P. Lovecraft Home Brew 1922
Here There Be Tygers Ray Bradbury New Tales of Space and Time 1951
Hinterlands (short story) William Gibson Omni 1981
History of the Necronomicon H. P. Lovecraft 1938
Home Delivery Stephen King Book of the Dead 1989
Honeymoon in Hell Fredric Brown Bantam Books 1958
Houston, Houston, Do You Read? James Tiptree Jr. Aurora: Beyond Equality (anthology) 1976
How to Talk to Girls at Parties Neil Gaiman Fragile Things 2006
How We Went to Mars Arthur C. Clarke Amateur Science Stories 1938
How's the Night Life on Cissalda? Harlan Ellison Chrysalis, anthology published by Zebra Books 1977
Huddling Place Clifford D. Simak Analog Science Fiction 1944
Human Is Philip K. Dick Startling Stories 1955
I Am the Doorway Stephen King Night Shift 1978
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream Harlan Ellison IF: Worlds of Science Fiction 1967
I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon Philip K. Dick Playboy 1980
I Know What You Need Stephen King Night Shift 1978
I'm in Marsport Without Hilda Isaac Asimov Venture 1957
I, Cthulhu Neil Gaiman 2012
I,_Robot Isaac Asimov Gnome Press 1950
I, Robot (short story) Eando Binder Amazing Stories 1939
Idiot Stick Damon Knight Star Science Fiction 1958
If All Men Were Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister? Theodore Sturgeon Dangerous Visions 1967
If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth Arthur C. Clarke Future SF 1951
If There Were No Benny Cemoli Philip K. Dick Galaxy Magazine 1963
Impossible Dreams Tim Pratt Asimov's Science Fiction 2006
Impostor (short story) Philip K. Dick Analog Science Fiction 1953
In Darkness Waiting Stephen Leigh Asimov's Science Fiction 1977
In the Pound, Near Breaktime Kent Brewster Tomorrow Speculative Fiction 1995
In the Walls of Eryx H. P. Lovecraft and Kenneth J. Sterling Weird Tales 1939
In the Year 2889 Jules Verne and Michel Verne 1889
Inclination (novella) William Shunn Asimov's Science Fiction 2006
Inertia (short story) Nancy Kress Analog Science Fiction 1990
Inheritance (short story) Arthur C. Clarke New Worlds 1947
Internal Combustion (short story) L. Sprague de Camp Infinity Science Fiction
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 1 (1939) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg 1979
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 2 (1940) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg, 1979
It's a Good Life Jerome Bixby Star Science Fiction Stories No.2 1953
It's Great to Be Back! Robert A. Heinlein 1947
Jack-in-the-Box (short story) Ray Bradbury Dark Carnival 1947
Jerry Was a Man Robert A. Heinlein 1947
Jerusalem's Lot Stephen King Night Shift 1978
Jipi and the Paranoid Chip Neal Stephenson Forbes 1997
Judas (short story) John Brunner Dangerous Visions 1967
Judgment Day (short story) L. Sprague de Camp Analog Science Fiction 1955
Ker-Plop Ted Reynolds 1979
Kid Stuff Isaac Asimov Beyond Fantasy Fiction 1953
Killdozer! (short story) Theodore Sturgeon Analog Science Fiction 1944
Kin (short story) Bruce McAllister Asimov's Science Fiction 2006
King Solomon's Ring (short story) Roger Zelazny Fantastic: Stories of Imagination 1963
Knock Fredric Brown Thrilling Wonder Stories 1948
Lambing Season Molly Gloss Asimov's Science Fiction 2002
Land of the Great Horses R. A. Lafferty Dangerous Visions 1967
Last Contact Stephen Baxter 2007
Last Enemy H. Beam Piper Analog Science Fiction 1950
Lecture Demonstration Hal Clement Astounding: The John W Campbell Memorial Anthology 1973
Left to Right Isaac Asimov Gold 1995
Legions in Time Michael Swanwick Asimov's Science Fiction 2003
Lest Darkness Fall and Related Stories L. Sprague de Camp Phoenix Pick 2011
Lest We Remember Isaac Asimov Asimov's Science Fiction 1982
Let There Be Light (Clarke short story) Arthur C. Clarke Playboy 1957
Let There Be Light (Heinlein short story) Robert A. Heinlein Super Science Stories 1940
Let's Go to Golgotha! Garry Kilworth The Sunday Times 1957
Life-Line Robert A. Heinlein Analog Science Fiction 1939
Light of Other Days Bob Shaw Analog Science Fiction 1966
Lipidleggin' F. Paul Wilson Asimov's Science Fiction 1978
Little Brother (short story) Walter Mosley Futureland: Nine Stories of an Imminent World 2001
Live Without a Net (book) Lou Anders 2003
Living Space Isaac Asimov Science Fiction 1956
Lorelei at Storyville West Sherwood Springer Asimov's Science Fiction 1977
Lost Dorsai Gordon R. Dickson Ace Books 1980
Machine Made J. T. McIntosh New Worlds 1951
Macs (short story) Terry Bisson The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1999
Marionettes, Inc. Ray Bradbury Startling Stories 1949
Mars Is Heaven! Ray Bradbury Planet Stories 1948
Masks (short story) Damon Knight Playboy 1968
Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body Simon Petrie 2017
Maureen Birnbaum, Barbarian Swordsperson George Alec Effinger 1993
May Be Some Time Brenda Clough Analog Science Fiction 2001
Medusa's Coil H. P. Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop Weird Tales 1939
Melancholy Elephants Spider Robinson 1982
Memorare (novella) Gene Wolfe The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 2007
Memory (short story) H. P. Lovecraft The National Amateur 1923
Men Without Bones Gerald Kersh Esquire 1954
Merlusine Lucy Sussex The Horns of Elfland 1997
Mimsy Were the Borogoves Lewis Padgett Analog Science Fiction 1943
Misfit Robert A. Heinlein Analog Science Fiction 1939
Morning Child Gardner Dozois 1984
Mortimer Gray's History of Death Brian Stableford Asimov's Science Fiction 1995
Movement Nancy Fulda Asimov's Science Fiction 2007
Moving Spirit Arthur C. Clarke Tales from the White Hart 1957
Moxon's Master Ambrose Bierce The San Francisco Examiner 1899
Mozart in Mirrorshades Lewis Shiner and Bruce Sterling Omni 1985
Mr F. is Mr F. J. G. Ballard Science Fantasy 1961
Mr. Boy James Patrick Kelly Asimov's Science Fiction 1990
MS Fnd in a Lbry Hal Draper The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1961
My Object All Sublime Poul Anderson The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1961
My Son, the Physicist Isaac Asimov Scientific American 1962
Myths of the Near Future J. G. Ballard Jonathan Cape 1982
Nanny (short story) Philip K. Dick Startling Stories 1955
Neanderthal Planet Brian W. Aldiss 1959
Neil Gaiman's Only the End of the World Again Neil Gaiman Oni Double Feature 1998
Neutron Star (short story collection) Larry Niven If and Galaxy Science Fiction 1966
Nightwings (novella) Robert Silverberg Galaxy Magazine 1968
Nine Lives (novelette) Ursula K. Le Guin Playboy 1969
Nirvana High Eileen Gunn and Leslie What Stable Strategies and Others 2004
No Love Lost (book) Alice Munro 2003
Nobody Bothers Gus Algis Budrys Analog Science Fiction 1955
None So Blind Joe Haldeman Asimov's Science Fiction 1994
Not with a Bang Damon Knight The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1949
Notebook Found in a Deserted House Robert Bloch Weird Tales 1951
Nothing But Ice Dmitri Bilenkin 1974
Nothing Ever Happens on the Moon Robert A. Heinlein Boys' Life 1949
Now: Zero J. G. Ballard The Complete Short Stories of J. G. Ballard: Volume 1 1959
Nyarlathotep (short story) H. P. Lovecraft The United Amateur 1920
Old Hundredth (short story) Brian Aldiss Airs of the Earth 1963
Old MacDonald Had a Farm (short story) Mike Resnick Asimov's Science Fiction 2001
Old Man in New World Olaf Stapledon 1994
Old Music and the Slave Women Ursula K. Le Guin Far Horizons 1999
Omnilingual H. Beam Piper Analog Science Fiction 1957
Or All the Seas with Oysters Avram Davidson Galaxy Science Fiction 1958
Ordeal in Space Robert A. Heinlein Town & Country 1948
Orphans of the Helix Dan Simmons Far Horizons 1999
Orpheus with Clay Feet Philip K. Dick Escapade 1964
Our Fair City Robert A. Heinlein Weird Tales 1949
Out in the Garden Philip K. Dick Fantasy Fiction 1953
Paladin of the Lost Hour Harlan Ellison 1984
Paying It Forward Michael A. Burstein Analog Science Fiction 2003
Permafrost (story) Roger Zelazny Omni 1986
Piper in the Woods Philip K. Dick Imagination 1953
Plato's Dream Voltaire 1756
Point of View (short story) Isaac Asimov Boys' Life 1975
Polaris (short story) H.P. Lovecraft Philosopher 1920
Polly Plus Randall Garrett Asimov's Science Fiction 1978
Poor Daddy Robert A. Heinlein Calling All Girls 1949
Poor Dionis Mihai Eminescu 1872
Prize Ship Philip K. Dick Thrilling Wonder Stories 1954
Professor Shonkur Kandokarkhana Satyajit Ray 1970
Project Nightmare Robert A. Heinlein Amazing Stories 1953
Proxima Centauri (short story) Murray Leinster Street & Smith 1935
Psi-man Heal My Child! Philip K. Dick Imaginative Tales 1955
Queen of the Black Coast Robert E. Howard Weird Tales 1934
Quicker Than the Eye Ray Bradbury Avon Books 1996
Rachel in Love Pat Murphy 1985
Radiant Doors Michael Swanwick Asimov's Science Fiction 1998
Rat (short story) James Patrick Kelly Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1986
Recall Mechanism Philip K. Dick 1959
Red Star, Winter Orbit William Gibson Omni
Replacements (short story) Lisa Tuttle 1992
Requiem (short story) Robert A Heinlein Analog Science Fiction 1940
Ring Around the Sun Isaac Asimov Future Fiction 1940
Ripples in the Dirac Sea Geoffrey A. Landis Asimov's Science Fiction 1988
Rivers of Time L. Sprague de Camp Baen Books 1993
Rogue Farm Charles Stross 2003
Rome, Sweet Rome James Erwin self-published on Reddit 2011
Roverandom J. R. R. Tolkien 1998 submitted for publication in 1937
Rule 18 Clifford D. Simak Analog Science Fiction 1938
Salvador (short story) Lucius Shepard The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1984
Sam Hall (short story) Poul Anderson 1953
Searchlight (short story) Robert A Heinlein 1962
Selam Professor Shonku Satyajit Ray 1995
Selkie Stories Are for Losers Sofia Samatar Strange Horizons 2013
Sergeant Chip Bradley Denton The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 2004
Service Call Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Stories 1955
Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge Mike Resnick The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1994
Sex and/or Mr. Morrison Carol Emshwiller Dangerous Visions 1967
Shabash Professor Shonku Satyajit Ray 1974
Shadows over Innsmouth Stephen Jones 1994
Shah Guido G. Isaac Asimov Marvel Science Fiction 1951
Shall the Dust Praise Thee? Damon Knight Dangerous Visions 1967
Shambleau C. L. Moore Weird Tales 1933
Shatterday Harlan Ellison 1985
Shell Game (short story) Philip K. Dick Galaxy Science Fiction 1954
Shikari in Galveston S. M. Stirling Worlds That Weren't 2003
Shoggoths in Bloom Elizabeth Bear Asimov's Science Fiction 2008
Shonku Ekai Aksho Satyajit Ray 1983
Silence Please Arthur C. Clarke Science Fantasy 1950
Sister Planet Poul Anderson Satellite Science Fiction 1959
Skirmish on a Summer Morning Bob Shaw Cosmic Kaleidoscope 1976
Sky Lift Robert A. Heinlein The Menace from Earth 1953
Sleeping Beauty (short story) Arthur C. Clarke Infinity Science Fiction 1957
Slow Life (novelette) Michael Swanwick Analog Science Fiction 2002
Slow Sculpture Theodore Sturgeon Galaxy Science Fiction 1970
Soldier Boy Michael Shaara Galaxy Science Fiction 1953
Soldier from Tomorrow Harlan Ellison Fantastic Universe 1957
Something Up There Likes Me Alfred Bester Astounding: The John W Campbell Memorial Anthology 1973
Son of the Tree Jack Vance Ace Books 1951
Source Decay Charlie Jane Anders Strange Horizons 2011
Space Jockey Robert A. Heinlein The Saturday Evening Post 1947
Special Delivery Damon Knight
Specialist Robert Sheckley 1953
Speech Sounds Octavia Butler Asimov's Science Fiction 1983
Spell My Name with an S Isaac Asimov Star Science Fiction 1958
Stability (short story)
Stable Strategies for Middle Management Eileen Gunn Asimov's Science Fiction 1988
Star Light (short story)
Stellar Ships Ivan Yefremov
Sticks (short story)
Study in Still Life
Suitable for the Orient
Superiority (short story) Arthur C. Clarke The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1951
Supertoys Last All Summer Long Brian Aldiss Supertoys Last All Summer Long and Other Stories of Future Time
Surface Tension (short story) James Blish Galaxy Science Fiction 1952
Swords Against Tomorrow Robert Hoskins Signet Books 1970
Syzygies and Lunar Quadratures Aligned to the Meridian of Mérida of the Yucatán by an Anctitone or Inhabitant of the Moon, and Addressed to the Scholar Don Ambrosio de Echevarria Manuel Antonio de Rivas ~1775
Take a Match
Take Us to Your Chief: and Other Stories
Taklamakan (short story) Bruce Sterling 1998
TAP (novelette)
Terminal Avenue
Test to Destruction
That Only a Mother Judith Merril 1948
The Adaptive Ultimate Stanley G. Weinbaum Analog Science Fiction 1935
The Answer
The Aqueduct (story) Ray Bradbury 1979
The Awakening (short story)
The Ballad of Black Tom
The Barbie Murders John Varley
The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World Harlan Ellison Avon 1969
The Bitter End (short story)
The Black Pits of Luna
The Black Stone Robert E. Howard Weird Tales 1931
The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species
The Brains of Rats
The Builder (short story)
The Call of Cthulhu H. P. Lovecraft Weird Tales 1928
The Caller of the Black Brian Lumley Arkham House 1971
The Calvin Coolidge Home for Dead Comedians Bradley Denton
The Children of the Night Robert E. Howard Weird Tales
The Chronic Argonauts H. G. Wells
The Cloak and the Staff Gordon R. Dickson Analog Science Fiction 1980
The Clock that Went Backward
The Clockwork Atom Bomb
The Cold Equations Tom Godwin 1954
The Colour Out of Space H. P. Lovecraft Amazing Stories 1927
The Comet (short story)
The Commuter (short story)
The Concentration City
The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion Edgar Allan Poe Burton's Gentleman's Magazine 1839
The Coon Rolled Down and Ruptured His Larinks, A Squeezed Novel by Mr. Skunk Dafydd ab Hugh Asimov's Science Fiction 1990
The Country of the Kind Damon Knight The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1956
The Crawlers
The Crystal Crypt
The Crystal Spheres
The Curse (short story)
The Curse of Yig
The Damned Thing
The Dancers at the End of Time Michael Moorcock Elsewhere'' 1981
The Dandelion Girl Robert F. Young The Saturday Evening Post 1961
The Darfsteller Walter M. Miller
The Dark Between the Stars
The Day After the Day the Martians Came Frederik Pohl Dangerous Visions 1967
The Day of Forever J. G. Ballard Panther 1967
The Dead
The Deathbird
The Defenseless Dead Larry Niven
The Diamond Pit Jack Dann Jubilee 2001
The Disaster Area J. G. Ballard Jonathan Cape 1967
The Discarded
The Disintegration Machine Arthur Conan Doyle The Strand Magazine 1929
The Doll-House
The Dowry of the Angyar
The Dragon Masters Jack Vance Ace Books 1963
The Dreams in the Witch House H. P. Lovecraft Weird Tales 1933
The Dunwich Horror H. P. Lovecraft Weird Tales 1929
The Dying Night Isaac Asimov Fantasy and Science Fiction 1956
The Enchantress of Venus
The Enemy (short story) Damon Knight Venture Science Fiction
The Eternal Adam
The Evening and the Morning and the Night
The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change
The Exiles (Bradbury story) Ray Bradbury Maclean's
The Exit Door Leads In
The Far Look
The Father-thing
The Fermi Paradox Is Our Business Model Charlie Jane Anders Tor.com 2010
The Festival H. P. Lovecraft Weird Tales
The First Men
The Fly
The Fog Horn Ray Bradbury
The Food of the Gods (short story) Arthur C. Clarke Playboy 1964
The Fort Moxie Branch
The Fun They Had Isaac Asimov Boys and Girls Page 1951
The Galoshes of Fortune Hans Christian Andersen Three Poetical Works. (Tre Digtninger.) 1838
The Gambler (Bacigalupi story) Paolo Bacigalupi Fast Forward 2 2008
The General Zapped an Angel Howard Fast William Morrow 1970
The Ghost Pit
The Gift of Gab Jack Vance Analog Science Fiction 1955
The Girl Who Was Plugged In James Tiptree Jr.
The Gnarly Man L. Sprague de Camp Unknown
The God in the Bowl Robert E. Howard Space Science Fiction 1952
The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind
The Great C Philip K. Dick Fantastic Story Magazine 1953
The Great Nebraska Sea Allan Danzig Galaxy Science Fiction 1963
The Great Secret
The Great Simoleon Caper
The Great Wall of Mexico (short story) John Sladek Bad Moon Rising: An Anthology of Political Forebodings 1973
The Green Leopard Plague Walter Jon Williams
The Gun (short story) Robert Scheckley
The Gunslinger (novella) Stephen King The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
The Gunslinger and the Dark Man Stephen King The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
The Hanging Stranger
The Happy Breed John Sladek Dangerous Visions 1967
The Haunter of the Dark H. P. Lovecraft Weird Tales 1936
The Haunter of the Ring Robert E. Howard Weird Tales
The Heart of the Serpent Ivan Yefremov Foreign Languages 1958
The Hemingway Hoax
The Hibited Man L. Sprague de Camp Thrilling Wonder Stories
The Hole Man Larry Niven
The Hood Maker
The Hound H. P. Lovecraft Weird Tales 1924
The House Beyond Your Sky Benjamin Rosenbaum Strange Horizons 2006
The House of the Worm
The House on Maple Street Stephen King Nightmares & Dreamscapes 1993
The Houses of Iszm Jack Vance Ace Books 1964
The Human Operators
The Impossible Man J. G. Ballard Berkley Books 1966
The Indefatigable Frog
The Infinites
The Jigsaw Man Larry Niven Dangerous Visions 1967
The July Ward S.N. Dyer
The Keeper
The Keeper (short story)
The Key
The Key (short story) Isaac Asimov The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1966
The Land Ironclads H. G. Wells
The Last Castle
The Last Command (short story) Keith Laumer 1967
The Last Defender of Camelot (short story) Roger Zelazny Asimov's SF Adventure Magazine 1979
The Last Full Measure
The Last Lunarians
The Last of the Masters Philip K. Dick Orbit Science Fiction
The Last of the Winnebagos Connie Willis Asimov's Science Fiction 1988
The Last Trump Isaac Asimov Fantastic Universe 1955
The Last Word
The Lawnmower Man Stephen King Cavalier 1975
The Liberation of Earth William Tenn Future Science Fiction 1953
The Lincoln Train
The Little Black Bag Cyril M. Kornbluth Analog Science Fiction 1950
The Little Movement
The Little Sisters of Eluria Stephen King Legends 1998
The Long Rain Ray Bradbury
The Long Watch Robert A. Heinlein 1949
The Longest Voyage Poul Anderson Analog Science Fiction 1960
The Love Letter (1998 film)
The Machine Stops E. M. Forster The Oxford and Cambridge Review 1909
The Machine That Won the War (short story)
The Man Who Bridged the Mist
The Man Who Came Early Poul Anderson
The Man Who Evolved Edmond Hamilton Wonder Stories 1931
The Man Who Ploughed the Sea Arthur C. Clarke Satellite Science Fiction 1957
The Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnoles
The Man Who Sold the Moon Robert A. Heinlein
The Martian Star-Gazers Frederik Pohl Galaxy Science Fiction 1962
The Men and the Mirror
The Men Who Murdered Mohammed
The Menace from Earth Robert A. Heinlein The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1957
The Message
The Message (short story) Isaac Asimov The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1956
The Million Cities J. T. McIntosh 1958
The Monster
The Monster A. E. van Vogt Analog Science Fiction 1948
The Monster of Lake LaMetrie
The Moon Is Hell!
The Moon Moth Jack Vance Galaxy 1961
The Morphology of the Kirkham Wreck
The Nameless City H. P. Lovecraft The Wolverine 1921
The New Accelerator H. G. Wells
The New Prime Jack Vance Worlds Beyond 1951
The Night That All Time Broke Out Brian W. Aldiss Dangerous Visions 1967
The Nutcracker Coup
No Woman Born C. L. Moore Analog Science Fiction 1944
The Oracle and the Mountains Stephen King The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
The Originist Orson Scott Card Foundation's Friends 1989
The Past Through Tomorrow
The Pause (story)
The Pedestrian Ray Bradbury The Reporter 1951
The People of Sand and Slag Paolo Bacigalupi The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 2004
The Persistence of Vision John Varley The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1978
The Planck Dive Greg Egan Asimov's Science Fiction 1998
The Possessed (short story) Arthur C. Clarke Dynamic Science Fiction 1953
The Pre-persons
The Preserving Machine (short story)
The Prize of Peril Robert Sheckley Bantam Books 1960
The Proper Study
The Prophets' Paradise
The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World Harlan Ellison Dangerous Visions 1967
The Queen of Air and Darkness (novella) Poul Anderson The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1971
The Queer Story of Brownlow's Newspaper H. G. Wells
The Rats in the Walls H. P. Lovecraft Weird Tales
The Ray-Gun: A Love Story James Alan Gardner Asimov's Science Fiction 2008
The Red One Jack London 1918
The Red Queen's Race Isaac Asimov Analog Science Fiction 1949
The Reluctant Orchid Arthur C. Clarke Satellite Science Fiction 1956
The Resurrection of Jimber-Jaw
The Return
The Return of the Sorcerer
The Return of William Proxmire
The Riddle of the Universe and Its Solution
The Rocket (short story) Ray Bradbury 1950
The Rulers A. E. van Vogt Analog Science Fiction 1946
The Runaway Skyscraper Murray Leinster Argosy 1919
The Ruum Arthur Porges The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1953
The Saturn Game Poul Anderson Analog Science Fiction
The Screwfly Solution Raccoona Sheldon Analog Science Fiction 1977
The Search (short story) A. E. van Vogt Analog Science Fiction 1943
The Secret (short story) Arthur C. Clarke This Week 1963
The Secret Sense Isaac Asimov Cosmic Stories 1941
The Sensitive Man Poul Anderson Fantastic Universe 1954
The Sentinel (short story) Arthur C. Clarke Ten Story Fantasy 1951
The Shadow over Innsmouth H. P. Lovecraft Visionary Publishing Company 1936
The Shambler from the Stars (Short Story) Library of America
The Sharing of Flesh Poul Anderson Galaxy Science Fiction 1968
The Shobies' Story Ursula K. Le Guin Universe 1 1990
The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford
The Silver Key H.P. Lovecraft Weird Tales 1929
The Singing Bell Isaac Asimov Fantasy and Science Fiction 1955
The Skull (short story)
The Sliced-Crosswise Only-On-Tuesday World
The Slithering Shadow Robert E. Howard Weird Tales 1933
The Slow Mutants Stephen King The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
The Sound (short story) A. E. van Vogt Analog Science Fiction 1950
The Sound-Sweep J. G. Ballard 1959
The Sounds of Old Earth
The Space Traders
The Specter General
The Statement of Randolph Carter
The Stolen Dormouse L. Sprague de Camp Analog Science Fiction
The Strange High House in the Mist H.P. Lovecraft Weird Tales 1931
The Streets of Ashkelon
The Tale of Satampra Zeiros
The Talking Stone Isaac Asimov Fantasy and Science Fiction 1955
The Terrible Old Man
The Testament of Athammaus
The Thing on the Doorstep H. P. Lovecraft Weird Tales 1937
The Tissue-Culture King
The Tower of the Elephant Robert E. Howard Weird Tales 1933
The Toynbee Convector Ray Bradbury Playboy 1984
The Tryouts
The Tunnel under the World
The Ugly Little Boy Isaac Asimov Galaxy Science Fiction 1958
The Ultimate Melody Arthur C. Clarke If 1957
The Undiscovered
The Ungoverned Vernor Vinge 1985
The Unnamable (short story) H.P. Lovecraft Weird Tales 1925
The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall Edgar Allan Poe publisher 1835
The Unreconstructed M
The Vale of Lost Women Robert E. Howard The Magazine of Horror 1967
The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family
The Veldt (short story) Ray Bradbury The Saturday Evening Post 1950
The Village
The Voice in the Night William Hope Hodgson Blue Book Magazine 1907
The Wages of Syntax
The Waitabits Eric Frank Russell Analog Science Fiction 1955
The Wall Around the World
The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere
The Watery Place Isaac Asimov Satellite Science Fiction 1956
The Way of Cross and Dragon George R. R. Martin Omni 1979
The Way Station Stephen King The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
The Web (story series)
The Whisperer in Darkness H. P. Lovecraft Weird Tales 1931
The Wilderness
The Wilderness (short story)
The Windows of Heaven
The Windows of Heaven (short story)
The Women Men Don't See James Tiptree, Jr.
The World Well Lost Theodore Sturgeon
The Xi Effect
There Will Come Soft Rains Ray Bradbury
They (Heinlein)
Thing of Beauty (short story)
Think Blue, Count Two Cordwainer Smith
Think Like a Dinosaur James Patrick Kelly Asimov's Science Fiction
Think! (short story)
Thiotimoline Isaac Asimov Analog Science Fiction 1948
Thirsty God
Thor Meets Captain America David Brin 1986
Through the Gates of the Silver Key
Scales (short story) Alastair Reynolds Lightspeed Magazine 2011
Tideline (short story) Elizabeth Bear Asimov's Science Fiction 2007
Time and Stars Poul Anderson 1964
Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones Samuel R. Delaney 1968
Time Enough Damon Knight Amazing Science Fiction Stories 1960
Time's Arrow (short story)
Titanium Mike Saves the Day David D. Levine Fantasy & Science Fiction 2007
Tk'tk'tk David D. Levine Asimov's Science Fiction 2005
Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius Jorge Luis Borges Sur 1961
To Arkham and the Stars
To Mars and Providence
To Serve Man Damon Knight Galaxy Science Fiction 1950
Tony and the Beetles
Tower of Babylon
Track 12 J. G. Ballard New Worlds
Transfusion
Transience (short story)
Travel by Wire!
Trends (short story) Isaac Asimov Analog Science Fiction 1939
Trouble with the Natives Arthur C. Clarke Lilliput 1951
True Names
Ullward's Retreat Jack Vance Galaxy 1958
Uncharted Territory (novella)
Uncommon Sense Hal Clement 1945
Understand (story) Ted Chiang Asimov's Science Fiction 1991
Vaster than Empires and More Slow
Vault of the Beast A. E. van Vogt Astounding 1940
Venture to the Moon Arthur C. Clarke Evening Standard 1956
Venus and the Seven Sexes William Tenn The Girl with the Hungry Eyes 1949
Venus Equilateral George O. Smith 1947
Venus Smiles
Vilcabamba
Vintage Season C. L. Moore 1946
Wanderers of Time (short story)
War Game (short story) Philip K. Dick Galaxy Science Fiction 1959
War Veteran
Waterspider
We Also Walk Dogs Robert A. Heinlein
What Goes Up (short story) Arthur C. Clarke The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1956
Whatever Happened to Corporal Cuckoo?
When in the Course
When It Ends, He Catches Her
When the Twerms Came
When the World Screamed Arthur Conan Doyle publisher 1928
Who Goes There?
Who's Afraid of Wolf 359? Ken MacLeod [[ ]] 2007
Why I Left Harry's All-Night Hamburgers Lawrence Watt-Evans
Wild Minds Michael Swanwick Asimov's Science Fiction 1998
Window (short story)
Winter's King Ursula K. Le Guin Orbit 1969
With Folded Hands Jack Williamson Fantasy Press 1947
With Morning Comes Mistfall
Yellow Card Man Paolo Bacigalupi Asimov's Science Fiction 2006
You Were Right, Joe
You're Another Damon Knight The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1955
Young Zaphod Plays It Safe
Zone of Terror J. G. Ballard New Worlds (magazine) 1960

Award winning short stories[edit]

The two main awards given in American science fiction are the Hugos and the Nebulas. Complete lists of the short stories that won these awards are at Hugo Award for Best Short Story and Nebula Award for Best Short Story.

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