The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction

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Norton Book of SF <— Anthologies & Collections —> SF: Contemporary Mythology
Arthur B. Evans & Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., et al, eds

Wesleyan University Press, 2010

This book was conceived as a project of the scholarly journal Science Fiction Studies, and was a developed via consensus among a group of editors -- after Evans and Csicsery-Ronay, editors credited on the cover are Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Rob Latham, and Carol McGuirk. Among criteria for story selection was that they should "represent both the best and--not always the same thing--the most teachable stories in the field".

Stories are arranged chronologically, with a thematic grouping following the main table of contents. The book ends with a bibliography of books and journals in various nonfiction categories.

  1. “Rappaccini's Daughter”, Nathaniel Hawthorne (United States Magazine and Democratic Review Dec 1844)
  2. Journey to the Center of the Earth (extract), Jules Verne (J. Hetzel 1864)
  3. “The Star”, H. G. Wells (The Graphic Christmas 1897)
  4. “The Machine Stops”, E. M. Forster (Oxford and Cambridge Review Nov 1909)
  5. “The Man Who Evolved”, Edmond Hamilton (Wonder Stories Apr 1931)
  6. “The Conquest of Gola”, Leslie F. Stone (Wonder Stories Apr 1931)
  7. “Shambleau”, C. L. Moore (Weird Tales Nov 1933)
  8. “A Martian Odyssey”, Stanley G. Weinbaum (Wonder Stories Jul 1934)
  9. “Reason”, Isaac Asimov (Astounding Apr 1941)
  10. “Desertion”, Clifford D. Simak (Astounding Nov 1944)
  11. “Thunder and Roses”, Theodore Sturgeon (Astounding Nov 1947)
  12. “That Only a Mother”, Judith Merril (Astounding Jun 1948)
  13. “Coming Attraction”, Fritz Leiber (Galaxy Nov 1950)
  14. “There Will Come Soft Rains”, Ray Bradbury (Colliers May 6 1950)
  15. “The Sentinel”, Arthur C. Clarke (Ten Story Fantasy Spr 1951)
  16. “Specialist”, Robert Sheckley (Galaxy May 1953)
  17. “The Liberation of Earth”, William Tenn (Future May 1953)
  18. “Fondly Fahrenheit”, Alfred Bester (F&SF Aug 1954)
  19. “The Golem”, Avram Davidson (F&SF Mar 1955)
  20. “The Game of Rat and Dragon”, Cordwainer Smith (Galaxy Oct 1955)
  21. “'All You Zombies—'”, Robert A. Heinlein (F&SF)
  22. “The Cage of Sand”, J. G. Ballard (New Worlds Jun 1962)
  23. “Slow Tuesday Night”, R. A. Lafferty (Galaxy Apr 1965)
  24. “'Repent, Harlequin!' said the Ticktockman”, Harlan Ellison (Galaxy Dec 1965)
  25. “Day Million”, Frederik Pohl (Rogue Feb/Mar 1966)
  26. “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale”, Philip K. Dick (F&SF Apr 1966)
  27. “Aye, and Gomorrah…”, Samuel R. Delany (Dangerous Visions, 1967)
  28. “The Heat Death of the Universe”, Pamela Zoline (New Worlds Jul 1967)
  29. “Passengers”, Robert Silverberg (Orbit 4, 1968)
  30. “Super-Toys Last All Summer Long”, Brian W. Aldiss (Harper's Bazaar Dec 1969)
  31. “Nine Lives”, Ursula K. Le Guin (Playboy Nov 1969)
  32. “Seed Stock”, Frank Herbert (Analog Apr 1970)
  33. “The Seventh Voyage”, Stanislaw Lem (The Star Diaries, 1976)
  34. “When It Changed”, Joanna Russ (Again, Dangerous Visions, 1972)
  35. “And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side”, James Tiptree, Jr. (F&SF Mar 1972)
  36. “Air Raid”, John Varley (IASFM Spr 1977)
  37. “Abominable”, Carol Emshwiller (Orbit 21, 1980)
  38. “Burning Chrome”, William Gibson (Omni Jul 1982)
  39. “Speech Sounds”, Octavia E. Butler (IASFM mid-Dec 1983)
  40. “Out of All Them Bright Stars”, Nancy Kress (F&SF Mar 1985)
  41. “Pretty Boy Crossover”, Pat Cadigan (IASFM Jan 1986)
  42. “Forever Yours, Anna”, Kate Wilhelm (Omni Jul 1987)
  43. “We See Things Differently”, Bruce Sterling (Semiotext(e) #14 1989)
  44. “Chippoke Na Gomi”, Misha Nogha (Witness Anthology of Experimental Fiction, 1989)
  45. “Computer Friendly”, Eileen Gunn (IASFM Jun 1989)
  46. “Invaders”, John Kessel (F&SF Oct 1990)
  47. “Useful Phrases”, Gene Wolfe (Tomorrow Jan 1993)
  48. “Closer”, Greg Egan (Eidolon Win 1992)
  49. “Think Like a Dinosaur”, James Patrick Kelly (Asimov's Jun 1995)
  50. “Everywhere”, Geoff Ryman (Interzone Feb 1999)
  51. “Rogue Farm”, Charles Stross (Live Without a Net, 2003)
  52. “Exhalation”, Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two, 2008)

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