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Old 11-15-2010, 02:16 PM   #61
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Baen Books has a collection of classic SF shorts that include many of my favorites.
The World Turned Upside Down
table of contents

My personal faves:
Rescue Party
Code Three
Black Destroyer
A Pail of Air
The Only Thing We Learn
The Aliens
The Last Command
The Last Question
The Cold Equations
Shambleau
Heavy Planet
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:20 PM   #62
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I don't know if this has been mentioned, but really anything by Philip K Dick, his short stories are better than his novels in my opinion.
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:21 PM   #63
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Baen Books has a collection of classic SF shorts that include many of my favorites.
The World Turned Upside Down
table of contents

My personal faves:
Rescue Party
Code Three
Black Destroyer
A Pail of Air
The Only Thing We Learn
The Aliens
The Last Command
The Last Question
The Cold Equations
Shambleau
Heavy Planet
Omnilingual
Shambleau! Love that story and it still reads remarkably well for it's age. I've got a best of C.L.Moore somewhere which is well worth a read.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:41 PM   #64
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Shambleau! Love that story and it still reads remarkably well for it's age. I've got a best of C.L.Moore somewhere which is well worth a read.
Yes, that collection includes my favorite Moore story "The Bright Illusion".

Shambleau is one of Moore's stories about Northwest Smith. He's an interplanetary rogue, part Han Solo, part Indiana Jones. He is always stumbling over some extraterrestrial gothic horror somewhere.
The Northwest Smith stories are collected in Northwest of Earth.
http://paizo.com/store/paizo/planetS.../v5748btpy7zdo
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:59 AM   #65
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You can read The Foghorn by Ray Bradbury at The Fantastic Films of Ray Harryhausen website:
http://members.fortunecity.com/ymir1/beastfro9.html

Also
Shoggoths in Bloom by Elizabeth Bear at http://www.elizabethbear.com/shoggoths.html

The Star by Arthur C. Clarke at http://faculty.winthrop.edu/kosterj/engl510/star.htm

Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut at http://www.theamericanview.com/index.php?id=825

'Tis the Season (Christmas has been privatized and trademarked) by China Mieville at http://www.socialistreview.org.uk/ar...clenumber=9150

All Seated on the Ground (one of my favorites) by Connie Willis at http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0805/allseated.shtml

A Woman's Best Friend ( a SF version of It's A Wonderful Life) by Robert Reed at http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/reed_12_08/

Somewhere along the way this turned into a list of SF Christmas stories. The Star, All Seated on the Ground, 'Tis the Season and A Woman's Best Friend are all good Christmas reads.
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:29 AM   #66
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Thanks for those Ben!

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Not 100% guaranteed SF, but an incredible story I just read by Tobias Wolff - Bullet in the Brain (available on line as pdf): https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ro/www/Lit...304/bullet.pdf
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:39 AM   #68
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And Nancy Kress just released a new collection:

http://www.amazon.com/Fountain-of-Ag...5952053&sr=1-9

Unfortunataly, I was not very impressed with the lead story....will continue reading, but on 'simmer' for now.

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The new two volume collection of Ursula LeGuin 's short stories is available for the Kindle.

The Tor.com review:
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/01/sub...where-on-earth
The Slate review:
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/b..._reviewed.html

Amazon links:

http://www.amazon.com/Unreal-Selecte...d_sim_kstore_1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...d_i=1286228011

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The new two volume collection of Ursula LeGuin 's short stories is available for the Kindle.

The Tor.com review:
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/01/sub...where-on-earth
The Slate review:
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/b..._reviewed.html

Amazon links:

http://www.amazon.com/Unreal-Selecte...d_sim_kstore_1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...d_i=1286228011
Ooooh! Excellent! Thanks for the heads-up!

oh and excellent again! Volume II leads off with "The Ones who Walk away from Omelas" one of my favorite short stories of all time! linky: http://harelbarzilai.org/words/omelas.txt

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