Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Century

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Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Century
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Author Orson Scott Card
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Ace Books
Publication date
2001
Media type Print (Hardcover and paperback)
Pages 432 pp
ISBN 0-441-00864-X
OCLC 47243968
813/.087620805 21
LC Class PS648.S3 M38 2001

Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Century (2001) is an anthology edited by Orson Scott Card. It contains twenty-six stories by different writers.

Contents[edit]

The stories in this book are:

The Golden Age[edit]

Author Story Title Year of first publication
Poul Anderson Call me Joe 1957
Robert A. Heinlein "All You Zombies—" 1958
Lloyd Biggle, Jr. Tunesmith 1957
Theodore Sturgeon A Saucer of Loneliness 1953
Isaac Asimov Robot Dreams 1986
Edmond Hamilton Devolution 1936
Arthur C. Clarke The Nine Billion Names of God 1953
James Blish A Work of Art 1956
Ray Bradbury Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed 1949

The New Wave[edit]

Author Story Title Year of first publication
Harlan Ellison "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman 1965
R.A. Lafferty Eurema's Dam 1972
Robert Silverberg Passengers 1968
Frederik Pohl The Tunnel under the World 1955
Brian W. Aldiss Who Can Replace a Man? 1958
Ursula K. Le Guin The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas 1973
Larry Niven Inconstant Moon 1973

The Media Generation[edit]

Author Story Title Year of first publication
George R.R. Martin Sandkings 1979
Harry Turtledove The Road Not Taken 1985
William Gibson and Michael Swanwick Dogfight 1985
Karen Joy Fowler Face Value
C. J. Cherryh Pots
John Crowley Snow 1985
James Patrick Kelly Rat 1986
Terry Bisson Bears Discover Fire 1990
John Kessel A Clean Escape 1986
Lisa Goldstein Tourists 1985
George Alec Effinger One