List of science fiction short stories

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This is a non-comprehensive list of short stories with significant science fiction elements.

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Notable Short Stories

TitleAuthorFirst published inPublication yearNotes
2 B R 0 2 B Kurt Vonnegut Worlds of If Science Fiction 1962
2430 A.D.
A Boy's Best Friend
A Braver Thing
A Cabin on the Coast Gene Wolfe The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1984
A Can of Paint A. E. van Vogt Astounding SF 1944
A Clean Escape
A Colder War Charles Stross Spectrum SF 2000
A Dream of Armageddon H. G. Wells publication type
A Little Something for Us Tempunauts
A Logic Named Joe Murray Leinster Astounding Science Fiction 1946
A Loint of Paw Isaac Asimov The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1957
A Man of the People Chinua Achebe Heinemann 1966
A Martian Odyssey Stanley G. Weinbaum Wonder Stories 1934
A Martian Odyssey and Others Stanley G. Weinbaum Fantasy Press 1949
A Pail of Air Fritz Leiber 1951
A Series of Steaks
A Slice at a Time
A Sound of Thunder Ray Bradbury Collier's
A Statue for Father
A Study in Emerald Neil Gaiman Shadows Over Baker Street 2003
A Tenderfoot in Space
A Thousand Deaths
A Thousand Deaths (London short story) Jack London publication type 1899
A Toy for Juliette Robert Bloch Dangerous Visions 1967
A Walk in the Sun
A Walk in the Sun (short story) Geoffrey A. Landis Asimov's Science Fiction 1991
A Work of Art
A Year in the Linear City
All Summer in a Day Ray Bradbury The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1954
All You Zombies Robert A. Heinlein The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1959
Allamagoosa Eric Frank Russell Astounding Science Fiction 1955
And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side
Arena (short story) Fredric Brown Astounding Science Fiction 1944
Armaments Race Arthur C. Clarke Adventure 1954
Arvies
Auto-da-Fé (short story) Roger Zelazny Dangerous Visions 1967
Azathoth (short story)
Baby, You Were Great
Backstage Lensman Randall Garrett Analog Science Fiction and Fact 1978
Be My Guest
Beachworld Stephen King Weird Tales 1984
Bicycle Repairman Bruce Sterling Intersections: The Sycamore Hill Anthology 1996
Big Game Hunt Arthur C. Clarke Adventure 1956
Birth of a Notion (short story) Isaac Asimov Amazing Stories 1976
Black Box
Black Destroyer A. E. van Vogt Astounding SF 1939
Black Projects, White Knights Kage Baker Golden Gryphon Press 2002
Black Sheep Astray Mack Reynolds Astounding: The John W. Campbell Memorial Anthology 1973
Blank!
BLIT
Breakfast at Twilight
Bridesicle
Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight Ursula K. Le Guin The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1987
Burning Chrome William Gibson Omni 1982
But Who Can Replace a Man?
Buy Jupiter
By His Bootstraps Robert A. Heinlein Astounding Science Fiction 1941
Byomjatrir Diary Satyajit Ray Sandesh 1965
Cal
Call Me Joe Poul Anderson io9 1957
Captive Market (short story)
Cassandra (short story) C. J. Cherryh The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1978
Cat Pictures Please
Chronopolis
Cold War (short story) Arthur C. Clarke Satellite Science Fiction 1957
Colliding Branes Rudy Rucker Asimov's Science Fiction 2009
Collision Orbit
Colony (short story)
Columbus Was a Dope
Coming Attraction Fritz Leiber Galaxy Science Fiction 1950
Coming of Age in Karhide
Common Time James Blish Science Fiction Quarterly 1953
Covenant
Coventry (short story)
Critical Factor Hal Clement Star Science Fiction Stories No.2 1953
Critical Mass (Arthur C. Clarke short story) Arthur C. Clarke Lilliput 1949
Crouch End (short story) Stephen King Cthulhu Mythos anthology 1980
Crusade (short story)
Dagon (short story) H. P. Lovecraft The Vagrant 1919
Dance of the Yellow-Breasted Luddites William Shunn Tor Books 2000
Dancer in the Dark (short story)
Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed
Darth Maul: Saboteur James Luceno Del Rey Books 2001
Darwinian Pool Room
Day of the Hunters Isaac Asimov Future Combined with Science Fiction Stories 1950
Deadline
Dear Pen Pal A. E. van Vogt The Arkham Sampler 1949
Death by Ecstasy
Delilah and the Space Rigger
Despoilers of the Golden Empire
Destination Moon (short story)
Destination: Universe! A. E. van Vogt 1952
Devil You Don't Know
Dinosaurs (short story)
Divide and Rule (short story)
Divided We Fall
Divided We Fall (short story)
Division by Zero (story) Ted Chiang Full Spectrum 3 1991
Dog Star (short story) Arthur C. Clarke Galaxy Science Fiction 1962
Dogfight (short story) Michael Swanwick Omni 1985
Dr. Ox's Experiment
Dreaming Is a Private Thing Isaac Asimov The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1955
Drode's Equations
Dulcie and Decorum Damon Knight Galaxy Science Fiction 1955
Dune short stories
E for Effort
Earthlight (short story) Arthur C. Clarke Thrilling Wonder Stories 1951
Eight Episodes
Elemental (story) Geoffrey A. Landis Analog Science Fiction 1984
Elsewhen
Encounter in the Dawn Arthur C. Clarke Amazing Stories
Enemy Mine
Enemy Mine (novella)
EPICAC
Eutopia (short story)
Even the Queen
Everest (short story)
Evil Robot Monkey Mary Robinette Kowal The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume 2 2008
Exhalation (short story) Ted Chiang Eclipse 2: New Science Fiction and Fantasy 2008
Exhibit Piece
Exile of the Eons Arthur C. Clarke Super Science Stories 1950
Exile to Hell Isaac Asimov Analog Science Fiction and Fact 1968
Expendable (short story)
Exploration Team Murray Leinster Astounding Science Fiction 1956
Extempore (short story) Damon Knight Infinity Science Fiction 1956
Eye for Eye Orson Scott Card Asimov's Science Fiction 1987
Eyes Do More Than See Isaac Asimov The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1965
Fair Game (short story)
Falling Onto Mars Geoffrey A. Landis Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Far Centaurus A. E. van Vogt Astounding SF 1944
Farewell to the Master
Feghoot
Fermi and Frost
Finis
Fire Watch (short story)
First Contact (short story)
First Law Isaac Asimov Fantastic Universe 1956
Flat Diane
Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes The Washington Post 1959
For a Breath I Tarry
Fountain of Age Nancy Kress Asimov's Science Fiction 2007
Fragments of a Hologram Rose William Gibson Unearth3 1977
Free Men
From Babel's Fall'n Glory We Fled Michael Swanwick Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine 2008
Frost and Fire
Gateway to Strangeness Jack Vance Amazing Stories 1962
Gene Hive
Genius of the Species
Gentlemen, Be Seated!
Georgia on My Mind (novelette) Charles Sheffield Analog Science Fiction and Fact 1993
Getting Real (short story) Harry Turtledove 2009 (March)
Getting to Know You
Ghostweight
Giant Killer
Gilgamesh in the Outback Robert Silverberg Asimov's Science Fiction 1986
Goat Song (novelette) Poul Anderson The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1972
Gods and Pawns Kage Baker Tor Books 2007
Gold (short story)
Good Night, Moon Bruce Sterling Tor.com 2010
Gramma (short story)
Great Science Fiction Stories About the Moon
Great Work of Time
Grotto of the Dancing Deer Clifford D. Simak Analog Science Fiction 1980
Hallucination (short story)
Hammer's Slammers David Drake Ace Books 1979
Happy Ending (short story)
Harrison Bergeron Kurt Vonnegut The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1961
He Walked Around the Horses
Helix the Cat
Hell-Fire (story) Isaac Asimov Fantastic Universe 1956
Henry James, This One's for You Jack McDevitt Subterranean Magazine 2005
Herbert West–Reanimator H. P. Lovecraft Home Brew
Here There Be Tygers Ray Bradbury New Tales of Space and Time 1951
Hinterlands (short story) William Gibson Omni 1981
History of the Necronomicon H. P. Lovecraft publisher 1938
Home Delivery
Honeymoon in Hell Fredric Brown Bantam Books 1958
Houston, Houston, Do You Read?
How to Talk to Girls at Parties Neil Gaiman Fragile Things 2006
How We Went to Mars
How's the Night Life on Cissalda?
Huddling Place Clifford D. Simak Astounding Science Fiction 1944
Human Is
I Am the Doorway Stephen King Night Shift 1978
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream Harlan Ellison IF: Worlds of Science Fiction 1967
I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon
I Know What You Need Stephen King Night Shift 1978
I'm in Marsport Without Hilda Isaac Asimov Venture 1957
I, Cthulhu
I,_Robot Isaac Asimov Gnome Press 1950
I, Robot (short story) Eando Binder Amazing Stories 1939
Idiot Stick Damon Knight Star Science Fiction 1958
If All Men Were Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister?
If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth Arthur C. Clarke Future SF 1951
If There Were No Benny Cemoli
Impossible Dreams Tim Pratt Asimov's Science Fiction 2006
Impostor (short story)
In Darkness Waiting
In the Pound, Near Breaktime Kent Brewster Tomorrow Speculative Fiction 1995
In the Walls of Eryx
In the Year 2889
Inclination (novella)
Inertia (short story) Nancy Kress Analog Science Fiction and Fact 1990
Inheritance (short story) Arthur C. Clarke New Worlds 1947
Internal Combustion (short story) L. Sprague de Camp Infinity Science Fiction
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 1 (1939)
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 2 (1940)
It's a Good Life Jerome Bixby Star Science Fiction Stories No.2 1953
It's Great to Be Back!
Jack-in-the-Box (short story) Ray Bradbury Dark Carnival 1947
Jerry Was a Man
Jerusalem's Lot Stephen King Night Shift 1978
Jipi and the Paranoid Chip
Judas (short story)
Judgment Day (short story) L. Sprague de Camp Astounding Science Fiction
Ker-Plop
Kid Stuff Isaac Asimov Beyond Fantasy Fiction 1953
Killdozer! (short story)
Kin
Kin (short story) Bruce McAllister Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine 2006
King Solomon's Ring (short story)
Knock
Lambing Season Molly Gloss Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine 2002
Land of the Great Horses
Last Contact
Last Enemy
Lecture Demonstration Hal Clement Astounding: The John W Campbell Memorial Anthology 1973
Left to Right
Legions in Time Michael Swanwick Asimov's Science Fiction 2003
Lest Darkness Fall and Related Stories L. Sprague de Camp Phoenix Pick 2011
Lest We Remember
Let There Be Light (Clarke short story) Arthur C. Clarke Playboy
Let There Be Light (Heinlein short story)
Let's Go to Golgotha!
Life-Line
Light of Other Days Bob Shaw Analog Science Fiction and Fact 1966
Lipidleggin'
Little Brother (short story)
Live Without a Net (book)
Living Space Isaac Asimov Science Fiction 1956
Lorelei at Storyville West Sherwood Springer publisher 1977
Lost Dorsai Gordon R. Dickson Ace Books 1980
Machine Made
Macs (short story) Terry Bisson The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
Marionettes, Inc.
Mars Is Heaven! Ray Bradbury Planet Stories 1948
Masks (short story) Damon Knight Playboy 1968
Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body
Maureen Birnbaum, Barbarian Swordsperson George Alec Effinger
May Be Some Time
Medusa's Coil
Melancholy Elephants
Memorare
Memorare (novella) Gene Wolfe The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 2007
Memory (short story)
Men Without Bones
Merlusine Lucy Sussex The Horns of Elfland 1997
Mimsy Were the Borogoves Lewis Padgett Astounding Science Fiction Magazine 1943
Misfit
Misfit (short story)
Morning Child
Mortimer Gray's History of Death Brian Stableford Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine 1995
Movement
Moving Spirit Arthur C. Clarke Tales from the White Hart 1957
Moxon's Master
Mozart in Mirrorshades
Mr F. is Mr F.
Mr. Boy
MS Fnd in a Lbry
My Object All Sublime
My Son, the Physicist
Myths of the Near Future J. G. Ballard Jonathan Cape 1982
Nanny (short story)
Neanderthal Planet
Neil Gaiman's Only the End of the World Again
Neutron Star (short story collection)
Nightwings (novella) Robert Silverberg Galaxy Magazine 1968
Nine Lives (novelette) Ursula K. Le Guin Playboy 1969
Nirvana High
No Love Lost (book)
Nobody Bothers Gus
None So Blind Joe Haldeman Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine 1994
Not with a Bang
Notebook Found in a Deserted House Robert Bloch Weird Tales 1951
Nothing But Ice
Nothing Ever Happens on the Moon
Now: Zero
Nyarlathotep (short story) H. P. Lovecraft The United Amateur 1920
Old Hundredth (short story)
Old MacDonald Had a Farm (short story) Mike Resnick Asimov's Science Fiction 2001
Old Man in New World
Old Music and the Slave Women
Omnilingual
Or All the Seas with Oysters
Ordeal in Space
Orphans of the Helix
Orpheus with Clay Feet
Our Fair City
Out in the Garden
Paladin of the Lost Hour
Paying It Forward Michael A. Burstein Analog Science Fiction and Fact 2003
Permafrost (story) Roger Zelazny Omni 1986
Piper in the Woods
Plato's Dream
Point of View (short story)
Polaris (short story) H.P. Lovecraft Philosopher 1920
Polly Plus
Poor Daddy Robert A. Heinlein Calling All Girls 1949
Poor Dionis Mihai Eminescu 1872
Prize Ship
Professor Shonkur Kandokarkhana Satyajit Ray 1970
Project Nightmare
Proxima Centauri (short story) Murray Leinster Street & Smith 1935
Psi-man Heal My Child!
Queen of the Black Coast Robert E. Howard Weird Tales 1934
Quicker Than the Eye Ray Bradbury Avon Books 1996
Rachel in Love
Radiant Doors Michael Swanwick Asimov's Science Fiction 1998
Rat (short story) James Patrick Kelly Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1986
Recall Mechanism
Red Star, Winter Orbit William Gibson Omni
Replacements (short story) Lisa Tuttle publication type 1992
Requiem (short story)
Ring Around the Sun Isaac Asimov Future Fiction 1940
Ripples in the Dirac Sea
Rivers of Time L. Sprague de Camp Baen Books 1993
Rogue Farm
Rome, Sweet Rome
Roverandom
Rule 18 Clifford D. Simak Astounding Science Fiction 1938
Salvador (short story) Lucius Shepard The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1984
Sam Hall (short story)
Searchlight (short story)
Selam Professor Shonku Satyajit Ray 1995
Selkie Stories Are for Losers
Sergeant Chip Bradley Denton The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 2004
Service Call
Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge
Sex and/or Mr. Morrison
Shabash Professor Shonku Satyajit Ray 1974
Shadows over Innsmouth
Shah Guido G.
Shall the Dust Praise Thee? Damon Knight Dangerous Visions 1967
Shambleau
Shatterday
Shell Game (short story)
Shikari in Galveston S. M. Stirling Worlds That Weren't 2003
Shoggoths in Bloom Elizabeth Bear Asimov's Science Fiction 2008
Shonku Ekai Aksho Satyajit Ray 1983
Silence Please Arthur C. Clarke Science 1950
Sister Planet
Skirmish on a Summer Morning
Sky Lift
Sleeping Beauty (short story) Arthur C. Clarke Infinity Science Fiction 1957
Slow Life (novelette) Michael Swanwick Analog Science Fiction 2002
Slow Sculpture
Soldier Boy
Soldier from Tomorrow
Something Up There Likes Me
Son of the Tree Jack Vance Ace Books 1951
Source Decay Charlie Jane Anders Strange Horizons 2011
Space Jockey Robert A. Heinlein The Saturday Evening Post 1947
Special Delivery
Specialist Robert Sheckley 1953
Speech Sounds Octavia Butler Asimov's Science Fiction 1983
Spell My Name with an S Isaac Asimov Star Science Fiction 1958
Stability (short story)
Stable Strategies for Middle Management Eileen Gunn Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine 1988
Star Light (short story)
Stellar Ships Ivan Yefremov
Sticks (short story)
Study in Still Life
Suitable for the Orient
Superiority (short story) Arthur C. Clarke The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1951
Supertoys Last All Summer Long Brian Aldiss Supertoys Last All Summer Long and Other Stories of Future Time
Surface Tension (short story) James Blish Galaxy Science Fiction 1952
Swords Against Tomorrow Robert Hoskins Signet Books 1970
[[Syzygies and Lunar Quadratures Aligned to the Meridian of Mérida of the Yucatán by an Anctitone or Inhabitant of the Moonand Addressed to the Scholar Don Ambrosio de Echevarria]]
Take a Match
Take Us to Your Chief: and Other Stories
Taklamakan (short story) Bruce Sterling publication type 1998
TAP (novelette)
Terminal Avenue
Test to Destruction
That Only a Mother Judith Merril publication type 1948
The Adaptive Ultimate Stanley G. Weinbaum Astounding Magazine 1935
The Answer
The Aqueduct (story) Ray Bradbury publication type 1979
The Awakening (short story)
The Ballad of Black Tom
The Barbie Murders
The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World Harlan Ellison Avon 1969
The Bitter End (short story)
The Black Pits of Luna
The Black Stone Robert E. Howard Weird Tales 1931
The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species
The Brains of Rats
The Builder (short story)
The Call of Cthulhu H. P. Lovecraft Weird Tales 1928
The Caller of the Black Brian Lumley Arkham House 1971
The Calvin Coolidge Home for Dead Comedians
The Children of the Night Robert E. Howard Weird Tales
The Chronic Argonauts H. G. Wells publication type
The Cloak and the Staff Gordon R. Dickson Analog Science Fiction 1980
The Clock that Went Backward
The Clockwork Atom Bomb
The Cold Equations
The Colour Out of Space H. P. Lovecraft Amazing Stories 1927
The Comet (short story)
The Commuter (short story)
The Concentration City
The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion Edgar Allan Poe Burton's Gentleman's Magazine 1839
[[The Coon Rolled Down and Ruptured His LarinksA Squeezed Novel by Mr. Skunk]]
The Country of the Kind Damon Knight The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1956
The Crawlers
The Crystal Crypt
The Crystal Spheres
The Curse (short story)
The Curse of Yig
The Damned Thing
The Dancers at the End of Time Michael Moorcock Elsewhere'' 1981
The Dandelion Girl Robert F. Young The Saturday Evening Post 1961
The Darfsteller
The Dark Between the Stars
The Day After the Day the Martians Came Frederik Pohl Dangerous Visions 1967
The Day of Forever J. G. Ballard Panther 1967
The Dead
The Deathbird
The Defenseless Dead
The Diamond Pit Jack Dann Jubilee 2001
The Disaster Area J. G. Ballard Jonathan Cape 1967
The Discarded
The Disintegration Machine Arthur Conan Doyle publisher 1929
The Doll-House
The Dowry of the Angyar
The Dragon Masters Jack Vance Ace Books 1963
The Dreams in the Witch House H. P. Lovecraft Weird Tales 1933
The Dunwich Horror H. P. Lovecraft Weird Tales 1929
The Dying Night Isaac Asimov Fantasy and Science Fiction 1956
The Enchantress of Venus
The Enemy (short story) Damon Knight Venture Science Fiction
The Eternal Adam
The Evening and the Morning and the Night
The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change
The Exiles (Bradbury story) Ray Bradbury Maclean's
The Exit Door Leads In
The Far Look
The Father-thing
The Fermi Paradox Is Our Business Model Charlie Jane Anders Tor.com 2010
The Festival H. P. Lovecraft Weird Tales
The First Men
The Fly
The Fog Horn
The Food of the Gods (short story) Arthur C. Clarke Playboy 1964
The Fort Moxie Branch
The Fun They Had Isaac Asimov Boys and Girls Page 1951
The Galoshes of Fortune Hans Christian Andersen Three Poetical Works. (Tre Digtninger.) 1838
The Gambler (Bacigalupi story) Paolo Bacigalupi Fast Forward 2 2008
The General Zapped an Angel Howard Fast William Morrow 1970
The Ghost Pit
The Gift of Gab Jack Vance Astounding 1955
The Girl Who Was Plugged In
The Gnarly Man L. Sprague de Camp Unknown
The God in the Bowl Robert E. Howard Space Science Fiction 1952
The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind
The Great C Philip K. Dick Fantastic Story Magazine 1953
The Great Nebraska Sea Allan Danzig Galaxy Science Fiction 1963
The Great Secret
The Great Simoleon Caper
The Great Wall of Mexico (short story) John Sladek Bad Moon Rising: An Anthology of Political Forebodings 1973
The Green Leopard Plague
The Gun (short story)
The Gunslinger (novella) Stephen King The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
The Gunslinger and the Dark Man Stephen King The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
The Hanging Stranger
The Happy Breed John Sladek Dangerous Visions 1967
The Haunter of the Dark H. P. Lovecraft Weird Tales 1936
The Haunter of the Ring Robert E. Howard Weird Tales
The Heart of the Serpent Ivan Yefremov Foreign Languages 1958
The Hemingway Hoax
The Hibited Man L. Sprague de Camp Thrilling Wonder Stories
The Hole Man
The Hood Maker
The Hound H. P. Lovecraft Weird Tales 1924
The House Beyond Your Sky Benjamin Rosenbaum Strange Horizons 2006
The House of the Worm
The House on Maple Street Stephen King Nightmares & Dreamscapes 1993
The Houses of Iszm Jack Vance Ace Books 1964
The Human Operators
The Impossible Man J. G. Ballard Berkley Books 1966
The Indefatigable Frog
The Infinites
The Jigsaw Man Larry Niven Dangerous Visions 1967
The July Ward S.N. Dyer
The Keeper
The Keeper (short story)
The Key
The Key (short story) Isaac Asimov The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1966
The Land Ironclads H. G. Wells publication type
The Last Castle
The Last Command (short story)
The Last Defender of Camelot (short story) Roger Zelazny Asimov's SF Adventure Magazine 1979
The Last Full Measure
The Last Lunarians
The Last of the Masters Philip K. Dick Orbit Science Fiction
The Last of the Winnebagos Connie Willis Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine 1988
The Last Trump Isaac Asimov Fantastic Universe 1955
The Last Word
The Lawnmower Man Stephen King Cavalier 1975
The Liberation of Earth William Tenn Future Science Fiction 1953
The Lincoln Train
The Little Black Bag Cyril M. Kornbluth Astounding Science Fiction 1950
The Little Movement
The Little Sisters of Eluria Stephen King Legends 1998
The Long Rain
The Long Watch
The Longest Voyage Poul Anderson Analog Science Fiction and Fact 1960
The Love Letter (1998 film)
The Machine Stops E. M. Forster The Oxford and Cambridge Review 1909
The Machine That Won the War (short story)
The Man Who Bridged the Mist
The Man Who Came Early
The Man Who Evolved Edmond Hamilton Wonder Stories 1931
The Man Who Ploughed the Sea Arthur C. Clarke Satellite Science Fiction 1957
The Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnoles
The Man Who Sold the Moon
The Martian Star-Gazers Frederik Pohl Galaxy Science Fiction 1962
The Men and the Mirror
The Men Who Murdered Mohammed
The Menace from Earth Robert A. Heinlein The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1957
The Message
The Message (short story) Isaac Asimov The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1956
The Million Cities J. T. McIntosh 1958
The Monster
The Monster of Lake LaMetrie
The Monsters
The Moon Is Hell!
The Moon Moth Jack Vance Galaxy 1961
The Morphology of the Kirkham Wreck
The Nameless City H. P. Lovecraft The Wolverine 1921
The New Accelerator H. G. Wells publication type
The New Prime Jack Vance Worlds Beyond 1951
The Night That All Time Broke Out Brian W. Aldiss Dangerous Visions 1967
The Nutcracker Coup
The Oracle and the Mountains Stephen King The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
The Originist Orson Scott Card Foundation's Friends 1989
The Past Through Tomorrow
The Pause (story)
The Pedestrian Ray Bradbury The Reporter 1951
The People of Sand and Slag Paolo Bacigalupi The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 2004
The Persistence of Vision (short story)
The Planck Dive Greg Egan Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine 1998
The Possessed (short story) Arthur C. Clarke Dynamic Science Fiction 1953
The Pre-persons
The Preserving Machine (short story)
The Prize of Peril Robert Sheckley Bantam Books 1960
The Proper Study
The Prophets' Paradise
The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World Harlan Ellison Dangerous Visions 1967
The Queen of Air and Darkness (novella) Poul Anderson The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1971
The Queer Story of Brownlow's Newspaper H. G. Wells publication type
The Rats in the Walls H. P. Lovecraft Weird Tales
The Ray-Gun: A Love Story James Alan Gardner Asimov's Science Fiction 2008
The Red One Jack London publication type 1918
The Red Queen's Race Isaac Asimov Astounding Science Fiction 1949
The Reluctant Orchid Arthur C. Clarke Satellite Science Fiction 1956
The Resurrection of Jimber-Jaw
The Return
The Return of the Sorcerer
The Return of William Proxmire
The Riddle of the Universe and Its Solution
The Rocket (short story) Ray Bradbury publication type 1950
The Rulers A. E. van Vogt Astounding 1946
The Runaway Skyscraper Murray Leinster Argosy 1919
The Ruum Arthur Porges The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1953
The Saturn Game Poul Anderson Analog
The Screwfly Solution Raccoona Sheldon Analog Science Fiction 1977
The Search (short story) A. E. van Vogt Astounding SF 1943
The Secret (short story) Arthur C. Clarke This Week 1963
The Secret Sense Isaac Asimov Cosmic Stories 1941
The Sensitive Man Poul Anderson Fantastic Universe 1954
The Sentinel (short story) Arthur C. Clarke Ten Story Fantasy 1951
The Shadow over Innsmouth H. P. Lovecraft Visionary Publishing Company 1936
The Shambler from the Stars (Short Story) Library of America
The Sharing of Flesh Poul Anderson Galaxy Science Fiction 1968
The Shobies' Story Ursula K. Le Guin Universe 1 1990
The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford
The Silver Key H.P. Lovecraft Weird Tales 1929
The Singing Bell Isaac Asimov Fantasy and Science Fiction 1955
The Skull (short story)
The Sliced-Crosswise Only-On-Tuesday World
The Slithering Shadow Robert E. Howard Weird Tales 1933
The Slow Mutants Stephen King The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
The Sound (short story) A. E. van Vogt Astounding 1950
The Sound-Sweep
The Sounds of Old Earth
The Space Traders
The Specter General
The Statement of Randolph Carter
The Stolen Dormouse L. Sprague de Camp Astounding Science
The Strange High House in the Mist H.P. Lovecraft Weird Tales 1931
The Streets of Ashkelon
The Tale of Satampra Zeiros
The Talking Stone Isaac Asimov Fantasy and Science Fiction 1955
The Terrible Old Man
The Testament of Athammaus
The Thing on the Doorstep H. P. Lovecraft Weird Tales 1937
The Tissue-Culture King
The Tower of the Elephant Robert E. Howard Weird Tales 1933
The Toynbee Convector Ray Bradbury Playboy 1984
The Tryouts
The Tunnel under the World
The Ugly Little Boy Isaac Asimov Galaxy Science Fiction 1958
The Ultimate Melody Arthur C. Clarke If 1957
The Undiscovered
The Ungoverned Vernor Vinge 1985
The Unnamable (short story) H.P. Lovecraft Weird Tales 1925
The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall Edgar Allan Poe publisher 1835
The Unreconstructed M
The Vale of Lost Women Robert E. Howard The Magazine of Horror 1967
The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family
The Veldt (short story) Ray Bradbury The Saturday Evening Post 1950
The Village
The Voice in the Night William Hope Hodgson Blue Book Magazine 1907
The Wages of Syntax
The Waitabits Eric Frank Russell Astounding Science Fiction 1955
The Wall Around the World
The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere
The Watery Place Isaac Asimov Satellite Science Fiction 1956
The Way of Cross and Dragon
The Way Station Stephen King The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
The Web (story series)
The Whisperer in Darkness H. P. Lovecraft Weird Tales 1931
The Wilderness
The Wilderness (short story)
The Windows of Heaven
The Windows of Heaven (short story)
The Women Men Don't See
The World Well Lost
The Xi Effect
There Will Come Soft Rains
They (Heinlein)
Thing of Beauty (short story)
Think Blue, Count Two
Think Like a Dinosaur
Think! (short story)
Thiotimoline Isaac Asimov Astounding Science Fiction 1948
Thirsty God
Thor Meets Captain America David Brin 1986
Through the Gates of the Silver Key
Tideline (short story) Elizabeth Bear Asimov's Science Fiction 2007
Time and Stars Poul Anderson 1964
Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones
Time Enough Damon Knight Amazing Science Fiction Stories 1960
Time's Arrow (short story)
Titanium Mike Saves the Day David D. Levine Fantasy & Science Fiction 2007
Tk'tk'tk David D. Levine Asimov's Science Fiction 2005
Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius Jorge Luis Borges Sur 1961
To Arkham and the Stars
To Mars and Providence
To Serve Man Damon Knight Galaxy Science Fiction 1950
Tony and the Beetles
Tower of Babylon
Track 12 J. G. Ballard New Worlds
Transfusion
Transience (short story)
Travel by Wire!
Trends (short story) Isaac Asimov Astounding Science Fiction 1939
Trouble with the Natives Arthur C. Clarke Lilliput 1951
True Names
Ullward's Retreat Jack Vance Galaxy 1958
Uncharted Territory (novella)
Uncommon Sense
Understand (story) Ted Chiang Asimov's Science Fiction 1991
Vaster than Empires and More Slow
Vault of the Beast A. E. van Vogt Astounding 1940
Venture to the Moon Arthur C. Clarke Evening Standard 1956
Venus and the Seven Sexes William Tenn The Girl with the Hungry Eyes 1949
Venus Equilateral
Venus Smiles
Vilcabamba
Vintage Season
Wanderers of Time (short story)
War Game (short story) Philip K. Dick Galaxy Science Fiction 1959
War Veteran
Waterspider
We Also Walk Dogs
What Goes Up (short story) Arthur C. Clarke The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1956
Whatever Happened to Corporal Cuckoo?
When in the Course
When It Ends, He Catches Her
When the Twerms Came
When the World Screamed Arthur Conan Doyle publisher 1928
Who Goes There?
Who's Afraid of Wolf 359? Ken MacLeod [[ ]]2007
Why I Left Harry's All-Night Hamburgers
Wild Minds Michael Swanwick Asimov's Science Fiction 1998
Window (short story)
Winter's King Ursula K. Le Guin Orbit 1969
With Folded Hands Jack Williamson Fantasy Press 1947
With Morning Comes Mistfall
Yellow Card Man Paolo Bacigalupi Asimov's Science Fiction 2006
You Were Right, Joe
You're Another Damon Knight The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1955
Young Zaphod Plays It Safe
Zone of Terror

Award winning short stories

The two main awards given in American science fiction are the Hugos and the Nebulas. Complete lists of the short stories that won these awards are at Hugo Award for Best Short Story and Nebula Award for Best Short Story.

Hugo Award Literary awards for science fiction or fantasy

The Hugo Awards are a set of literary awards given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The awards are named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories, and were officially named the Science Fiction Achievement Awards until 1992. Organized and overseen by the World Science Fiction Society, the awards are given each year at the annual World Science Fiction Convention as the central focus of the event. They were first given in 1953, at the 11th World Science Fiction Convention, and have been awarded every year since 1955. Over the years that the award has been given, the categories presented have changed; currently Hugo Awards are given in more than a dozen categories, and include both written and dramatic works of various types.

Nebula Award literature prize for science fiction and fantasy works from the United States

The Nebula Awards annually recognize the best works of science fiction or fantasy published in the United States. The awards are organized and awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), a nonprofit association of professional science fiction and fantasy writers. They were first given in 1966 at a ceremony created for the awards, and are given in four categories for different lengths of literary works. A fifth category for film and television episode scripts was given 1974–78 and 2000–09, and a sixth category for video game writing was begun in 2018. The rules governing the Nebula Awards have changed several times during the awards' history, most recently in 2010. The SFWA Nebula Conference, at which the awards are announced and presented, is held each spring in the United States. Locations vary from year to year.

The Hugo Award for Best Short Story is one of the Hugo Awards given each year for science fiction or fantasy stories published or translated into English during the previous calendar year. The short story award is available for works of fiction of fewer than 7,500 words; awards are also given out for pieces of longer lengths in the novelette, novella, and novel categories. The Hugo Awards have been described as "a fine showcase for speculative fiction" and "the best known literary award for science fiction writing".

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