Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology

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Wesleyan Anth of SF <— Anthologies & Collections —> Gunn Road to SF 2
Patricia S. Warrick, Martin H. Greenberg & Joseph D. Olander, eds.

Harper & Row, 1978

This is the first of three anthologies published in association with the SFRA, Science Fiction Research Organization, which presents several annual awards compiled on this site. This first anthology is subtitled "the SFWA-SFRA anthology", and includes 10 essays or articles among the stories, by Robert Silverberg, Pamela Sargent and James E. Gunn, Isaac Asimov (selected by David G. Hartwell), and others.

  1. “Goat Song”, Poul Anderson (F&SF Feb 1972)
  2. “Brightside Crossing”, Alan E. Nourse (Galaxy Jan 1956)
  3. “Before Eden”, Arthur C. Clarke (Amazing Jun 1961)
  4. “The Game of Rat and Dragon”, Cordwainer Smith (Galaxy Oct 1955)
  5. “Common Time”, James Blish (Science Fiction Quarterly Aug 1953)
  6. “The Shadow of Space”, Philip Jose Farmer (If Nov 1967)
  7. “Specialist”, Robert Sheckley (Galaxy May 1953)
  8. “The Dance of the Changer and the Three”, Terry Carr (The Farthest Reaches, 1968)
  9. “The Father-Thing”, Philip K. Dick (F&SF Dec 1954)
  10. “A Scientist Divides”, Donald Wandrei (Astounding Sep 1934)
  11. “Memorial”, Theodore Sturgeon (Astounding Apr 1946)
  12. “The Hole Man”, Larry Niven (Analog Jan 1974)
  13. “Twilight”, John W. Campbell, Jr. (Astounding Nov 1934)
  14. “The New Father Christmas”, Brian W. Aldiss (F&SF Jan 1958)
  15. “Computers Don't Argue”, Gordon R. Dickson (Analog Sep 1965)
  16. “Nine Lives”, Ursula K. Le Guin (World's Best Science Fiction: 1970, 1969)
  17. “Masks”, Damon Knight (Playboy Jul 1968)
  18. “Sea Change”, Thomas N. Scortia (Astounding Jun 1956)
  19. “Day Million”, Frederik Pohl (Rogue Feb/Mar 1966)
  20. “Billenium”, J. G. Ballard (New Worlds Nov 1961)
  21. “A Happy Day in 2381”, Robert Silverberg (Nova 1, 1970)
  22. “New York A.D. 2660”, Hugo Gernsback (Modern Electronics Aug 1911 as "Ralph 124C1+" part V)
  23. “Coming Attraction”, Fritz Leiber (Galaxy Nov 1950)
  24. “The Luckiest Man in Denv”, C. M. Kornbluth (Galaxy Jun 1952)
  25. “The Game of Blood and Dust”, Roger Zelazny (Galaxy Apr 1975)
  26. “All the Last Wars at Once”, George Alec Effinger (Universe 1, 1971)

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