Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Short Story Greats

A list I'm on took some time recently to organize a list of great science fiction and fantasy stories throughout the medium. Here are the ones they came up with, with links to free versions online if they were available, and amazon if they were not. You can thank me later.

The Empire of Ice Cream by Jeffrey Ford

26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss by Kij Johnson

The Cold Equations by Tom Godwin

Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut

The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Story of your Life by Ted Chiang

Bloodchild by Octavia Butler

All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury

Nine Billion Names of God by Arthur C. Clarke

All You Zombies by Robert Heinlein

A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury

1 comment:

  1. Let be be finale of seem / the only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.

    OK, that's the poem, not the story... That's the synaesthesia story, right? Or am I thinking of a different story from that collection? Good list, at least those that I've read. Le Guin's is easily a favorite of mine, and the Ted Chiang and Kij Johnson stories are very good too. Some of these others I'll have to check out. Thanks!