The Road to Science Fiction #4: From Here to Forever


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Gunn Road to SF 3 <— Anthologies & Collections —> SF: the SFRA Anthology
James Gunn, ed.

Mentor, 1982

The fourth Road to SF volume supplements the second and third, including authors and famous stories omitted from those volumes.

These anthologies are rarities as being, aside from the Science Fiction Hall of Fame volumes, among the very few that have ever been reissued by later publishers. Volumes three and four were reissued by White Wolf, in trade paperback editions, in 1996 and 1997. Gunn produced two new volumes for White Wolf in 1998, volume five covering British SF, and volume six covering non-English language sf (in translation). Then volumes one through four were issued by Scarecrow Press in 2002 and 2003. None of these later editions, however, are still in print.

  1. “Born of Man and Woman”, Richard Matheson (F&SF Sum 1950)
  2. “My Boy Friend's Name Is Jello”, Avram Davidson (F&SF Jul 1954)
  3. “The First Canticle”, Walter M. Miller, Jr. (F&SF Apr 1955)
  4. “Nobody Bothers Gus”, Algis Budrys (Astounding Nov 1955)
  5. “Flowers for Algernon”, Daniel Keyes (F&SF Apr 1959)
  6. “The Moon Moth”, Jack Vance (Galaxy Aug 1961)
  7. “The Library of Babel”, Jorge Luis Borges (Ficciones, 1962)
  8. “Light of Other Days”, Bob Shaw (Analog Aug 1966)
  9. “The First Sally(A), or Trurl's Electronic Bard”, Stanislaw Lem (The Cyberiad, 1974)
  10. “The Heat Death of the Universe”, Pamela Zoline (New Worlds Jul 1967)
  11. “The Planners”, Kate Wilhelm (Orbit 3, 1968)
  12. “The Dance of the Changer and the Three”, Terry Carr (The Farthest Reaches, 1968)
  13. “The Last Flight of Dr. Ain”, James Tiptree, Jr. (Galaxy Mar 1969)
  14. “Where No Sun Shines”, Gardner Dozois (Orbit 6, 1970)
  15. “The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories”, Gene Wolfe (Orbit 7, 1970)
  16. “Angouleme”, Thomas M. Disch (New Worlds Quarterly, 1971)
  17. “Gather Blue Roses”, Pamela Sargent (F&SF Feb 1972)
  18. “With a Finger in My I”, David Gerrold (Again, Dangerous Visions, 1972)
  19. “The Ghost Writer”, George Alec Effinger (Universe 3, 1973)
  20. “Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand”, Vonda N. McIntyre (Analog Oct 1973)
  21. “Air Raid”, John Varley (IASFM Spr 1977)
  22. “Uncoupling”, Barry N. Malzberg (Dystopian Visions, 1975)
  23. “Rogue Tomato”, Michael Bishop (New Dimensions 5, 1975)
  24. “This Tower of Ashes”, George R. R. Martin (Analog Annual, 1976)
  25. “Particle Theory”, Edward Bryant (Analog Feb 1977)
  26. “View from a Height”, Joan D. Vinge (Analog Jun 1978)
  27. “The Word Sweep”, George Zebrowski (F&SF Aug 1979)
  28. “The World Science Fiction Convention of 2080”, Ian Watson (F&SF Oct 1980)
  29. “Abominable”, Carol Emshwiller (Orbit 21, 1980)
  30. “Exposures”, Gregory Benford (IASFM Jul 6 1981)
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