Visible Light

C.J. Cherryh - 1986
    Cherry"Cassandra""Threads of Time""Companions""A Thief in Korianth""The Last Tower""The Brothers"

Convergent Series

Larry Niven - 1979
    The Nonesuch follows Doris as she discovers that a mind-reading, flesh-eating alien is stalking her. Also includes stories from the Draco's Tavern series.

Crystal Express

Bruce Sterling - 1990
    But they also show concern for the future of real people.CONTENTS:Swarm (1982)Spider Rose (1982)Cicada Queen (1983)Sunken Gardens (1984)Twenty Evocations (1984)Green Days in Brunei (1985)Spook (1983)The Beautiful and the Sublime (1986)Telliamed (1984)The Little Magic Shop (1987)Flowers of Edo (1987)Dinner in Audoghast (1985)

Endangered Species

Gene Wolfe - 1989
    This is a hefty volume of over 30 unforgettable stories in a variety of genres-- SF, fantasy, horror, mainstream-many of them offering variations on themes and situations found in folklore and fairy tales, and including two stories, "The Cat" and "The Map," which are set in the universe of his New Sun novels. Wolfe's deconstructions/reconstructions are provocative, multilayered, and resonant. This embarrassment of literary riches is a must for all Gene Wolfe fans, and anyone who loves a good tale beautifully told.

Again, Dangerous Visions 1

Harlan Ellison - 1973
    46 original stories edited with introductions by Harlan Ellison. Contents: Again, Dangerous Visions • (1972) • interior artwork by Ed Emshwillerix • An Assault of New Dreamers • (1972) • essay by Harlan Ellison1 • The Counterpoint of View • (1972) • shortstory by John Heidenry7 • Ching Witch! • (1972) • shortstory by Ross Rocklynne31 • The Word for World Is Forest • [Hainish] • (1972) • novella by Ursula K. Le Guin127 • For Value Received • (1972) • shortstory by Andrew J. Offutt145 • Mathoms from the Time Closet • (1972) • shortfiction by Gene Wolfe157 • Time Travel for Pedestrians • (1972) • shortstory by Ray Nelson188 • Christ, Old Student in a New School • (1972) • poem by Ray Bradbury197 • King of the Hill • (1972) • shortstory by Chad Oliver217 • The 10:00 Report is Brought to You By ... • (1972) • shortstory by Edward Bryant233 • The Funeral • (1972) • novelette by Kate Wilhelm261 • Harry the Hare • (1972) • shortstory by James B. Hemesath266 • When It Changed • (1972) • shortstory by Joanna Russ282 • The Big Space Fuck • (1972) • shortstory by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.293 • Bounty • (1972) • shortstory by T. L. Sherred300 • Still-Life • (1972) • shortstory by Barry N. Malzberg [as by K. M. O'Donnell ]315 • Stoned Counsel • (1972) • shortstory by H. H. Hollis331 • Monitored Dreams and Strategic Cremations • (1972) • shortfiction by Bernard Wolfe398 • With a Finger in My I • (1972) • shortstory by David Gerrold413 • In the Barn • (1972) • novelette by Piers Anthony

The Terminal Beach

J.G. Ballard - 1964
    At the heart of the stories lies the bitter paradox that the extraordinary creative power of man's imagination is matched only by his reckless instinct for destruction. Contents:- A Question Re-entry- The Drowned Giant- End-Game- The Illuminated Man- The Reptile Enclosure- The Delta at Sunset- The Terminal Beach- Deep End- The Volcano Dances- Billennium- The Gioconda of the Twilight Noon- The Lost Leonardo


Theodore Sturgeon - 1977
    From the daring of "The World Well Lost" to the tense adventure of "The Pod and the Barrier" and the brisk fantastic humor of "Derm Fool," these are Sturgeon classics -- stories you can't forget and shouldn't miss.

The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth

Roger Zelazny - 1965
    In Doors of His Face, The Lamps of His Mouth, Zelazny's rare ability to mix the dream-like, disturbing imagery of fantasy with the real-life hardware of science fiction is on full display. His vivid imagination and fine prose made him one of the most highly acclaimed writers in his field.Contents:· The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth · nv F&SF Mar ’65 · The Keys to December · nv New Worlds Aug ’66 · Devil Car [Sam Nurdock] · ss Galaxy Jun ’65 · A Rose for Ecclesiastes · nv F&SF Nov ’63 · The Monster and the Maiden · vi Galaxy Dec ’64 · Collector’s Fever · vi Galaxy Jun ’64 · This Mortal Mountain · nv If Mar ’67 · This Moment of the Storm · nv F&SF Jun ’66 · The Great Slow Kings · ss Worlds of Tomorrow Dec ’63 · A Museum Piece · ss Fantastic Jun ’63 · Divine Madness · ss Magazine of Horror Sum ’66 · Corrida · ss Anubis v1 #3 ’68 · Love Is an Imaginary Number · ss New Worlds Jan ’66 · The Man Who Loved the Faioli · ss Galaxy Jun ’67 · Lucifer · ss Worlds of Tomorrow Jun ’64

The Avram Davidson Treasury: A Tribute Collection

Avram Davidson - 1999
    He was erudite, cranky, Jewish, wildly creative, and sold most of his wonderful stories to pulp magazines. They are wonderful.Now his estate and his friends have brought together a definitive collection of his finest work, each story introduced by an SF luminary: writers like Ursula K. Le Guin, William Gibson, Poul Anderson, Gene Wolfe, Guy Davenport, Peter S. Beagle, Gregory Benford, Thomas M. Disch, and dozens of others. This is a volume every lover of fantasy will need to own.

The Mammoth Book Of Science Fiction

Mike Ashley - 2002
    Aldiss; Michael Swanwick; Philip K. Dick; and Peter Hamilton. The collection includes tales of travel through space and time, aliens coming to Earth and the pull of black holes.

Impossible Places

Alan Dean Foster - 2002
    . . .NASA Sending Addicts to Mars! It was the most insane idea in the annals of space travel--and the only one that would work.Diesel Dream Sometimes on dark, lonely highways dreams do come true, and this trucker's hope was the best one of all.Sideshow Flinx hadn't a clue about the alien dancer, but Pip knew trouble when she saw it.Empowered A magnificent male discovers the not-so-super part about being a superhero.The Question A bold adventurer determines to solve one of life's profound mysteries. . . . and fifteen other amazing stories!

The Earth Book of Stormgate

Poul Anderson - 1983
    They are garnered from different trees, and few of them will seem at once to grow toward the same sun. Yet they do."This is the tale, told afresh, of how Avalon came to settlement and thus our choth to being. This is the tale as told by Terrans, who walk the Earth..."Then read."Contents:Wings of VictoryThe Problem of PainHow to be Ethnic in One Easy LessonMargin of ProfitEsau (also known as Birthright)The Season of ForgivenessThe Man Who Counts (the first appearance of the unedited version of War of the Wing-Men)A Little KnowledgeDay of Burning (also known as Supernova)LodestarWingless (also known as Wingless on Avalon)Rescue on Avalon

Off the Main Sequence: The Other Science Fiction Stories of Robert A. Heinlein

Robert A. Heinlein - 1941
    Here are smart, savvy tales of space adventure, time travel, weird science, mysterious phenomena, apocalypse and dystopia, tales that reflect the concerns of their day, yet eerily foreshadow our own. There's Successful Operation, a Twilight Zone-ish gem in which a dictator gets his just desserts...Let There Be Light, about two inventors who triumph over political corruption...and On the Slopes of Vesuvius, in which a Bomb-fearing barkeep sees his worst fears realized. -And He Built A Crooked House- tells of an architect whose innovative home design leads straight into a funhouse fourth dimension. Solution Unsatisfactory gives us a chilling alternate end to WWII, while -All You Zombies- paints a time-twisty picture of the ultimate causality paradox. All these and more, including three previously uncollected stories, Beyond Doubt, My Object All Sublime and Pied Piper, display Heinlein's creative genius to full extent.

The Conglomeroid Cocktail Party

Robert Silverberg - 1984
    The author's previous books include "Dying Inside" and "The Time Hoppers".xi • Introduction (The Conglomeroid Cocktail Party) • (1984) • essay by Robert Silverberg 1 • The Far Side of the Bell-Shaped Curve • (1982) • novelette by Robert Silverberg 24 • The Pope of the Chimps • (1982) • short story by Robert Silverberg 48 • The Changeling • (1982) • short story by Robert Silverberg 72 • The Man Who Floated in Time • (1982) • short story by Robert Silverberg 84 • The Palace at Midnight • (1981) • short story by Robert Silverberg 102 • A Thousand Paces Along the Via Dolorosa • (1981) • novelette by Robert Silverberg 130 • At the Conglomeroid Cocktail Party • (1982) • short story by Robert Silverberg 141 • Our Lady of the Sauropods • (1980) • short story by Robert Silverberg 160 • Gianni • (1982) • short story by Robert Silverberg 182 • The Trouble with Sempoanga • (1982) • short story by Robert Silverberg 194 • How They Pass the Time in Pelpel • (1981) • short story by Robert Silverberg 212 • Waiting for the Earthquake • (1981) • novelette by Robert Silverberg 240 • Not Our Brother • (1982) • novelette by Robert Silverberg 264 • The Regulars • (1981) • short story by Robert Silverberg 276 • Jennifer's Lover • (1982) • short story by Robert Silverberg 297 • Needle in a Timestack • (1983) • short story by Robert Silverberg

Machineries of Joy

Ray Bradbury - 1964
    The Machineries of Joy • (1962)The One Who Waits • (1949) Tyrannosaurus Rex • (1962) The Vacation • (1963)The Drummer Boy of Shiloh • (1960)Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar! • (1962)Almost the End of the World • (1957)Perhaps We Are Going Away • (1962) And the Sailor, Home from the Sea • (1960) El Dia de Muerte • (1947)The Illustrated Woman • (1961)Some Live Like Lazarus • (1960) A Miracle of Rare Device • (1961)And So Died Riabouchinska • (1953)The Beggar on O'Connell Bridge • (1961) Death and the Maiden • (1960)A Flight of Ravens • (1952)The Best of All Possible Worlds • (1960) The Lifework of Juan Diaz • (1963)To the Chicago Abyss • (1963)The Anthem Sprinters • (1963)