The Norton Book Of Science Fiction


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Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Attebery, eds.

Norton, 1993

This book followed the Oxford anthology by a year, with a higher-profile co-editor. The subtitle describes its scope: "North American Science Fiction, 1960-1990". (Karen Joy Fowler is acknowledged as a consultant, on the title page.) There is a long introduction by Le Guin, though no individual story introductions. The emphasis is on a variety of authors and themes, sometimes at the expense of story length; most stories are relatively short, and not always their authors' best or best-known works.

  1. “The Handler”, Damon Knight (Rogue Aug 1960)
  2. “Alpha Ralpha Boulevard”, Cordwainer Smith (F&SF Jun 1961)
  3. “Tandy's Story”, Theodore Sturgeon (Galaxy Apr 1961)
  4. “2064, or Thereabouts”, David R. Bunch (Fantastic Sep 1964)
  5. “Balanced Ecology”, James H. Schmitz (Analog Mar 1965)
  6. “The House the Blakeneys Built”, Avram Davidson (F&SF Jan 1965)
  7. “Over the River and Through the Woods”, Clifford D. Simak (Amazing May 1965)
  8. “How Beautiful with Banners”, James Blish (Orbit 1, 1966)
  9. “Nine Hundred Grandmothers”, R. A. Lafferty (If Feb 1966)
  10. “When I Was Miss Dow”, Sonya Dorman (Galaxy Jun 1966)
  11. “Comes Now the Power”, Roger Zelazny (Magazine of Horror Win 1966)
  12. “Day Million”, Frederik Pohl (Rogue Feb/Mar 1966)
  13. “The Winter Flies”, Fritz Leiber (F&SF Oct 1967)
  14. “High Weir”, Samuel R. Delany (If Oct 1968)
  15. “Kyrie”, Poul Anderson (The Farthest Reaches, 1968)
  16. “For the Sake of Grace”, Suzette Haden Elgin (F&SF May 1969)
  17. “As Simple as That”, Zenna Henderson (Holding Wonder, 1971)
  18. “Good News from the Vatican”, Robert Silverberg (Universe 1, 1971)
  19. “Gather Blue Roses”, Pamela Sargent (F&SF Feb 1972)
  20. “The Women Men Don't See”, James Tiptree, Jr. (F&SF Dec 1973)
  21. “Feather Tigers”, Gene Wolfe (Edge Fll 1973)
  22. “The Mountains of Sunset, the Mountains of Dawn”, Vonda N. McIntyre (F&SF Feb 1974)
  23. “The Private War of Private Jacob”, Joe Haldeman (Galaxy Jun 1974)
  24. “The Warlord of Saturn's Moons”, Eleanor Arnason (New Worlds 7, 1974)
  25. “Making It All the Way Into the Future on Gaxton Falls of the Red Planet”, Barry N. Malzberg (Nova 4, 1974)
  26. “The New Atlantis”, Ursula K. Le Guin (The New Atlantis, 1975)
  27. “A Few Things I Know About Whileaway”, Joanna Russ (excerpt from The Female Man 1975)
  28. “Strange Wine”, Harlan Ellison (Amazing Jun 1976)
  29. “Lollipop and the Tar Baby”, John Varley (Orbit 19, 1977)
  30. “Night-Rise”, Katherine MacLean (Cassandra Rising, 1978)
  31. “Frozen Journey”, Philip K. Dick (Playboy Dec 1980)
  32. “Precession”, Edward Bryant (Interfaces, 1980)
  33. “Elbow Room”, Marion Zimmer Bradley (Stellar, 1980)
  34. “Tauf Aleph”, Phyllis Gotlieb (More Wandering Stars, 1981)
  35. “Exposures”, Gregory Benford (IASFM Jul 6 1981)
  36. “The Gernsback Continuum”, William Gibson (Universe 11, 1981)
  37. “The Start of the End of the World”, Carol Emshwiller (Universe 11, 1981)
  38. “Schrödinger's Plague”, Greg Bear (Analog Mar 29 1982)
  39. “"...The World As We Know't"”, Howard Waldrop (Shayol #6 1982)
  40. “The Byrds”, Michael G. Coney (Changes, 1983)
  41. “Speech Sounds”, Octavia E. Butler (IASFM mid-Dec 1983)
  42. “Distant Signals”, Andrew Weiner (Twilight Zone May/Jun 1984)
  43. “The Lucky Strike”, Kim Stanley Robinson (Universe 14, 1984)
  44. “The Life of Anybody”, Robert Sheckley (Is That What People Do?, 1984)
  45. “Interlocking Pieces”, Molly Gloss (Universe 14, 1984)
  46. “The War at Home”, Lewis Shiner (IASFM May 1985)
  47. “The Lake Was Full of Artificial Things”, Karen Joy Fowler (IASFM Oct 1985)
  48. “Snow”, John Crowley (Omni Nov 1985)
  49. “After the Days of Dead-Eye 'Dee”, Pat Cadigan (IASFM May 1985)
  50. “The Bob Dylan Tambourine Software & Satori Support Services Consortium, Ltd.”, Michael Bishop (Interzone #12 1985)
  51. “His Vegetable Wife”, Pat Murphy (Interzone #16 1986)
  52. “The Brains of Rats”, Michael Blumlein (Interzone #16 1986)
  53. “Out of All Them Bright Stars”, Nancy Kress (F&SF Mar 1985)
  54. “Rat”, James Patrick Kelly (F&SF Jun 1986)
  55. “America”, Orson Scott Card (IASFM Jan 1987)
  56. “Schwarzschild Radius”, Connie Willis (Universe, 1987)
  57. “Stable Strategies for Middle Management”, Eileen Gunn (IASFM Jun 1988)
  58. “Kirinyaga”, Mike Resnick (F&SF Nov 1988)
  59. “A Midwinter's Tale”, Michael Swanwick (IASFM Dec 1988)
  60. “(Learning About) Machine Sex”, Candas Jane Dorsey (Machine Sex and Other Stories, 1988)
  61. “We See Things Differently”, Bruce Sterling (Semiotext(e) #14 1989)
  62. “Half-Life”, Paul Preuss (The Microverse, 1989)
  63. “Homelanding”, Margaret Atwood (Elle 1989)
  64. “And the Angels Sing”, Kate Wilhelm (Omni May 1990)
  65. “Aunt Parnetta's Electric Blisters”, Diane Glancy (Trigger Dance, 1990)
  66. “Midnight News”, Lisa Goldstein (IASFM Mar 1990)
  67. “Invaders”, John Kessel (F&SF Oct 1990)
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