Harry Turtledove & Martin H. Greenberg : Best of 20th Century


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Harry Turtledove collaborated with the prolific Martin H. Greenberg on three anthologies on central SF themes, looking back on the 20th century from the early years of the 21st. Book introductions by Turtledove review the theme and discuss prominent examples of novels. Story introductions are biographical.

Most reprinted authors: Poul Anderson (3), then Gregory Benford, Arthur C. Clarke, Joe Haldeman, Larry Niven, and Turtldove himself (2 each).

  • The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century, (Ballantine Del Rey, 2001) [isfdb]
  • The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century, (Ballantine Del Rey, 2001) [isfdb]
  • The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century, Harry Turtledove & Martin H. Greenberg, eds. (Ballantine Del Rey, 2005) [isfdb]



Combined Contents by Author and Title


Poul Anderson
  • Among Thieves (Astounding Jun 1957) -- The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century
  • Eutopia (Dangerous Visions, 1967) -- The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century
  • The Man Who Came Early (F&SF Jun 1956) -- The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century
  • Greg Bear
  • Through Road, No Whither (Far Frontiers, 1985) -- The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century
  • Gregory Benford
  • Manassas, Again (IASFM Oct 1991) -- The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century
  • To the Storming Gulf (F&SF Apr 1985) -- The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century
  • Ray Bradbury
  • A Sound of Thunder (Colliers Jun 28 1952) -- The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century
  • Orson Scott Card
  • Ender's Game (Analog Aug 1977) -- The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century
  • Jack L. Chalker
  • Dance Band on the Titanic (IASFM Jul/Aug 1978) -- The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century
  • C. J. Cherryh
  • The Scapegoat (Alien Stars, 1985) -- The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • Superiority (F&SF Aug 1951) -- The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century
  • Time's Arrow (Science-Fantasy #1 1950) -- The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century
  • Jack Dann
  • Timetipping (Epoch, 1975) -- The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century
  • L. Sprague de Camp
  • A Gun for Dinosaur (Galaxy Mar 1956) -- The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century
  • Nicholas A. DiChario
  • The Winterberry (Alternate Kennedys, 1992) -- The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century
  • Philip K. Dick
  • Second Variety (Space Science Fiction May 1953) -- The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century
  • David Drake
  • Hangman (Hammer's Slammers, 1979) -- The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century
  • Jack Finney
  • I'm Scared (Colliers Sep 15 1951) -- The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century
  • Joe Haldeman
  • Anniversary Project (Analog Oct 1975) -- The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century
  • Hero (Analog Jun 1972) -- The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century
  • John Kessel
  • The Pure Product (IASFM Mar 1986) -- The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century
  • Nancy Kress
  • The Price of Oranges (IASFM Apr 1989) -- The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century
  • Henry Kuttner
  • Time Locker (Astounding Jan 1943) -- The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century
  • R. A. Lafferty
  • Rainbird (Galaxy Dec 1961) -- The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Another Story or A Fisherman of the Inland Sea (A Fisherman of the Inland Sea, 1994) -- The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century
  • Brad Linaweaver
  • Moon of Ice (Amazing Mar 1982) -- The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century
  • George R. R. Martin
  • Night of the Vampyres (Amazing May 1975) -- The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century
  • Richard Matheson
  • Death Ship (Fantastic Story Magazine Mar 1953) -- The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century
  • Anne McCaffrey
  • Dragonrider (Analog Dec 1967 (+1)) -- The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century
  • Larry Niven
  • All the Myriad Ways (Galaxy Oct 1968) -- The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century
  • Leviathan! (Playboy Aug 1970) -- The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century
  • Kim Stanley Robinson
  • The Lucky Strike (Universe 14, 1984) -- The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century
  • William Sanders
  • The Undiscovered (Asimov's Mar 1997) -- The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century
  • Charles Sheffield
  • Trapalanda (IASFM Jun 1987) -- The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century
  • Lewis Shiner
  • Mozart in Mirrorshades (by Bruce Sterling & LS) (Omni Sep 1985) -- The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century
  • Susan M. Shwartz
  • Suppose They Gave a Peace... (Alternate Presidents, 1992) -- The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century
  • Robert Silverberg
  • Sailing to Byzantium (IASFM Feb 1985) -- The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century
  • Cordwainer Smith
  • The Game of Rat and Dragon (Galaxy Oct 1955) -- The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century
  • Allen Steele
  • The Death of Captain Future (Asimov's Oct 1995) -- The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century
  • Bruce Sterling
  • Mozart in Mirrorshades (by BS & Lewis Shiner) (Omni Sep 1985) -- The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century
  • Theodore Sturgeon
  • Yesterday Was Monday (Unknown Jun 1941) -- The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century
  • Harry Turtledove
  • Islands in the Sea (Alternatives, 1989) -- The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century
  • The Last Article (F&SF Jan 1988) -- The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century
  • Walter Jon Williams
  • Wolf Time (IASFM Jan 1987) -- The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century
  • Connie Willis
  • Fire Watch (IASFM Feb 15 1982) -- The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century

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