Stories Volume 1

Ray Bradbury - 1980
    In this, the first volume of Ray Bradbury's short stories, some of the author's finest works are published together, among them 'Homecoming', 'Veldt', 'A Sound of Thunder' and 'The Long Rain'. Join an ill-fated crew of astronauts pushed to the brink of insanity by the incessant and highly corrosive rain on Venus, a high-tech virtual reality playroom that comes to life with terrible consequences, and a safari company offering tours for the wealthy back in time to the prehistoric era to stalk and kill dinosaurs, resulting in the present they return to being irrevocably altered. This collection is a rare treasure trove of wonder; as apprehensive about technology and the fate of humanity as it is elegiaic of its irrepressible progress. Each story presents an enlightening and poetic facet of Bradbury's writing, every one as relevant now as when it was first written.

Ellison Wonderland

Harlan Ellison - 1984
    This edition contains an Introduction written for the 1974 edition and updated for the 1983 edition. This collection was among Ellison's first and it shows a writer with a wide-ranging imagination, ferocious creative energy, devastating wit and an eye for the wonderful and terrifying and tragic. Among the gems are "All The Sounds of Fear", "The Sky is Burning", "The Very Last Day of a Good Woman" and "In Lonely Lands". Though they stand tall on their own merits they also point the way to the sublime stories that followed soon after and continue to come even now, more than forty years later.

The Book of Philip José Farmer

Philip José Farmer - 1973
    Damon Knight, G.P. Putnam’s, 1972 · Toward the Beloved City · nv Signs and Wonders, ed. Roger Elwood, Revell, 1972 · Polytropical Paramyths · ai · Don’t Wash the Carats · ss Orbit 3, ed. Damon Knight, G.P. Putnam’s, 1968 · The Sumerian Oath · ss Nova 2, ed. Harry Harrison, Walker, 1972 · Only Who Can Make a Tree? · ss F&SF Nov ’71 · The Last Rise of Nick Adams · ss Chrysalis 2, ed. Roy Torgeson, Zebra, 1978 · The Freshman · ss F&SF May ’79 · Uproar in Acheron · ss The Saint Detective Magazine (UK) Nov ’61 · An Exclusive Interview with Lord Greystoke [“Tarzan Lives”; Tarzan] · ss Esquire Apr ’72 · Sexual Implications of the Charge of the Light Brigade [from “Riders of the Purple Wage”] · ex Dangerous Visions, ed. Harlan Ellison, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1967 · The Obscure Life and Hard Times of Kilgore Trout · ss Moebius Trip Dec ’71 · Thanks for the Feast · pr · Thanks for the Feast: Notes on Philip José Farmer · Leslie A. Fiedler · bg Moebius Trip; ; as “Getting Into the Task of Now Pornography”, Los Angeles Times Apr 23 ’72

Far Horizons: All New Tales from the Greatest Worlds of Science Fiction

Robert Silverberg - 1999
    Here, science fiction's most beloved and highly honored writers revisit their best-known worlds in perhaps the greatest concentration of science fiction ever in one volume.

The Best of Stanley G. Weinbaum

Stanley G. Weinbaum - 1978
    Contents:A Martian Odyssey (1934)Valley of Dreams (1934)The Adaptive Ultimate (1935)Parasite Planet (1935)Pygmalion's Spectacles (1935)Shifting Seas (1937)The Worlds of If (1935)The Mad Moon (1935)Redemption Cairn (1936)The Ideal (1935)The Lotus Eaters (1935)Proteus Island (1936)

The Terminal Beach

J.G. Ballard - 1964
    At the heart of the stories lies the bitter paradox that the extraordinary creative power of man's imagination is matched only by his reckless instinct for destruction. Contents:- A Question Re-entry- The Drowned Giant- End-Game- The Illuminated Man- The Reptile Enclosure- The Delta at Sunset- The Terminal Beach- Deep End- The Volcano Dances- Billennium- The Gioconda of the Twilight Noon- The Lost Leonardo

The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Volume 2: Second Variety

Philip K. Dick - 1987
    In these twenty-seven stories, written and published while America was in the grip of McCarthyism, Philip K. Dick speaks up for ordinary people and against militarism, paranoia and xenophobia - and always in his marvellously varied, quirky and entertainingly idiosyncratic style.Comprising:The Cookie Lady;Beyond the Door;Second Variety;Jon's World;The Cosmic Poachers;Progeny;Some Kinds of Life;Martians Come in Clouds;The Commuter;The World She Wanted;A Surface Raid;Project: Earth;The Trouble with Bubbles;Breakfast at Twilight;A Present for Pat;The Hood Maker;Of Withered Apples;Human Is;Adjustment Team;The Impossible Planet;Imposter;James P. Crow;Planet for Transients;Small Town;Souvenir;Survey Team;Prominent Author.

The Complete Stories, Vol 1

Isaac Asimov - 1990
    The first book of the definitive three-volume collection of short stories by the prolific Isaac Asimov, whose tales have delighted countless fans for over half a century--a must for every science fiction bookshelf.

The Howling Man

Charles Beaumont - 1988

Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic

Eduardo Jiménez Mayo - 2011
    Stereotypes of Mexican identities and fictions are identified and transcended. Traditional tales rub shoulders with mindbending new worlds. Welcome to the new Mexican fantastic.Eduardo Jiménez Mayo's translations include books by Bruno Estañol, Rafael Pérez Gay, and José María Pérez Gay.Chris N. Brown lives in Austin, Texas. He is a contributor to the blog No Fear of the Future.Bruce Sterling lives in Turin, Italy, and blogs at Wired's Beyond the Beyond.

The Best of Fritz Leiber

Fritz Leiber - 1974
    P. Lovecraft and the Paperback era of Philip K. Dick, and arguably, is as influential as both these authors. From a historical context, Leiber in fact knew both of the authors, and his work can be seen as a bridge connecting the many different flavors of genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Edited by award-winning editors Jonathan Strahan and Charles Brown, this new collection of the grand master's fiction covers all facets of his work, and features an Introduction by Neil Gaiman and an Afterword by Michael Chabon.

Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft

Elizabeth Bear - 2015
    These visionary stories explore prediction science, quantum computing, real-time translation, machine learning, and much more. The authors used inside access to leading-edge work from Microsoft Research as inspiration, crafting pieces that predict the near-future of technology%mdash;and examine its complex relationship to our core humanity.Future Visions features contributions from: Elizabeth BearGreg BearDavid BrinNancy KressAnn LeckieJack McDevittSeanan McGuireRobert J. Sawyer…along with a short graphic novel by Blue Delliquanti and Michele Rosenthal, plus original illustrations by Joey Camacho.These are some of today’s most visionary creators—and they’ve joined together to give us a preview of tomorrow.

From These Ashes: The Complete Short SF of Fredric Brown

Fredric Brown - 2001
    Introduction by Barry N. Malzberg. Dustjacket art by Bob Eggleton.

Consider Her Ways and Others

John Wyndham - 2014
    Odd is a tale of how an ordinary man profited from an extraordinary time paradox when he stops to help a man seemingly lost and confused, and then learns the reasons why.Stitch in Time concerns an elderly lady reflecting on a lost love and, thanks to her sons' experiments with time, finally discovering the reason why her lover abandoned her so many years ago.Oh Where, Now, is Peggy MacRafferty? is a social satire on Hollywood glamour in which a bright, individual young Irish woman becomes part of the celebrity circuit, and loses all that makes her special in the process of becoming a star.Random Quest combines romance and parallel universes.A Long Spoon is the story of how a demon is summoned by mistake and the lengths the couple that invoked him have to go to get rid of him without losing their souls in the bargain.

Strange Doings

R.A. Lafferty - 1972
    276 pages, 1972, SBN 684-12530-7; New York, America and Canada