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Old 09-18-2009, 02:29 PM   #31
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Along the Scenic Route - Harlan Elison
The Three labors of Bubba - Bud Webster

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Old 10-18-2010, 11:09 PM   #32
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My favorite short stories in the sci-fi vein are Ray Bradbury's. I also enjoy many of the stories in the Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:20 AM   #33
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I can't believe that no one here mentioned the works of Philip K. Dick

Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly are all based on his novels or short stories. Gutenberg.org has some of his works available. Kindle Store seems to have pretty much everything, especially some Anthologies.
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:24 AM   #34
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Arthur C. Clarke's complete short story collection is very
hard to beat. Some of the best SF short stories ever written.
I have the paperback version and its great ... would LOVE to have this as an epub! In the meantime, I've made do with The Sentinel and Tales From Planet Earth, two short story collections by Arthur C Clarke that ARE available in epub!

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Old 10-22-2010, 06:38 AM   #35
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I can't believe that no one here mentioned the works of Philip K. Dick

Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly are all based on his novels or short stories. Gutenberg.org has some of his works available. Kindle Store seems to have pretty much everything, especially some Anthologies.
I thought they had, but maybe a different thread. Personally I'm entirely unimpressed with P.K. Dick
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Old 10-23-2010, 01:37 AM   #36
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The APEX Book of World SF
http://www.apexbookstore.com/product...ok-of-world-sf

These stories are unlike anything I've ever read before, from cultures all around the globe. The feel is closer to Haruki Murakami stories than classic science fiction.
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Old 10-23-2010, 01:54 AM   #37
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I've always liked Issac Asimov's "I, Robot" collection of stories featuring Susan Calvin and the people of U.S. Robots. It's out in ebook format through Mobipocket.com, or at least it was when I purchased a copy. And Amazon has it as well. http://www.amazon.com/I-Robot-ebook/...7813205&sr=8-2
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Old 10-23-2010, 04:46 AM   #38
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Hi all,

I quite enjoyed Larry Niven's short stories, but one that really tickled my sense of humor is Damon Knight's We Only Wish To Serve.

Like others, I am fond of Clarke and Asimov, though I don't regard Asimov so highly.

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Old 10-23-2010, 09:02 PM   #39
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Hands down, the best sci-fi short stories I ever read. Ray Bradbury.
I love Bradbury too. The Illustrated Man is a great collection that includes a lot of SF from him.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:18 AM   #40
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I had been planning on buying this but hadn't before now. Glad I waited, because the ebook is now on sale for $2.99 (regularly $4.99)

http://worldsf.wordpress.com/2010/10...r-wsb-readers/
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:29 AM   #41
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I just read "The Lake" - Ray Bradbury's first published story....creepy...

BTW, not sure if I said it above but his "Frost and Fire" has been my #1 SF short story forever...
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:29 PM   #42
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I've been reading classic Sci-fi short stories this week.

Arena by Frederic Brown (there was a Star Trek episode based on this)
The Quest for Saint Aquin by Anthony Boucher
Surface Tension by James Blish (a different story about the first "space" flight.)
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I had been planning on buying this but hadn't before now. Glad I waited, because the ebook is now on sale for $2.99 (regularly $4.99)

http://worldsf.wordpress.com/2010/10...r-wsb-readers/
Yeah. Sigh. I paid full price + shipping for the pbook a few months ago. It was good enough that I'm still glad I bought it, but seeing it at $2.99 stings.

Let us know what you think of it after you read it.
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:29 PM   #44
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The Nine Billion Names of God by Arthur C. Clarke is an interesting one.
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