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Old 10-19-2010, 01:49 PM   #16
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Though not a fan of short stories, I enjoyed and re-read several times "Dumb Martian" and "Pillar to Post" by John Wyndham, both part of the book "The seeds of Time".
There's also a nice short story by Asimov, "The feeling of power", that can be read online here
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:18 PM   #17
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Flowers for Algernon
It's a Good Life
Sandkings

Those three come to mind.
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:43 PM   #18
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The Monkey's Paw
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Cask of Amontillado
The Lottery
The Landlady
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
At the Mountains of Madness
most anything by Rick Bass
most anything by Stephen King
most anything by Richard Brautigan
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:25 PM   #19
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Rick Bass is one of my favorites. I listed "Wild Horses" which is excellent but "Firemen" is really just as good as are many of his stories.
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:44 PM   #20
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A few off the top of my head that I haven't seen mentioned so far:

The Cold Equations by Tom Godwin
The Gentle Seduction by Marc Stiegler
The Light of Other Days by Bob Shaw
Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link*
Impossible Dreams by Tim Pratt
Eight Episodes by Robert Reed

The actual short story Magic for Beginners that I mean isn't in the free download for licensing reasons-- you'd have to buy the collection Magic for Beginners or the collection Pretty Monsters to get that. Which you should do, along with the collection Stranger Things Happen.
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:24 AM   #21
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The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
The Other Celia, Theodore Sturgeon
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
To Build a Fire, Jack London
The Masque of the Red Death, Edgar Allen Poe
The Continental Op collection, Dashiell Hammett
Fondly Fahrenheit, Alfred Bester
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:34 AM   #22
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Here are some I like a lot....

A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings by Gabrielle Garcia Marquez
The Swimmer John Cheever
The October Game Ray Bradbury
The Lonesome Place August Derleth
The Gospel According to Mark by Jorge Luis Borges
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Thanks everyone! Many I must revisit and some new ones I must read.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:11 AM   #24
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Rick Bass is one of my favorites. I listed "Wild Horses" which is excellent but "Firemen" is really just as good as are many of his stories.
Have you read his 'Winter; Notes from Montana' ? I loved that book.
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Have you read his 'Winter; Notes from Montana' ? I loved that book.
Not completely....at least not my recollection....will check by bookcase when I get home...
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Anything by Moliere.
The Last Question - Isaac Asimov
The streets of Ashkelon - Harry Harrison
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Which Moliere are you talking about? The only one I know wrote plays, not short stories.
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Anything by Moliere.
The Last Question - Isaac Asimov
The streets of Ashkelon - Harry Harrison

Just looked up this Harry Harrison as I vaguely remember it. Turns out it is controversial in the initial publication. Posted info about it in the Atheism under Attack thread. http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...&postcount=156
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Which Moliere are you talking about? The only one I know wrote plays, not short stories.
doh. I meant Maupassant. I get my dead frenchmen mixed up in the middle of the night. My bad.
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