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Mrmr - the 1999 All-Time Readers Poll Short Story List

From james_nicoll

The usual rules apply: bold the ones you've read. Strike the ones you've read that you don't think belong on this list. Post a peeved comment about stories you think should have been on this list but weren't (Extra credit for complaining about the lack of inclusion of stories published after this list was compiled).


"Jeffty Is Five", Harlan Ellison (1977)
"'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman", Harlan Ellison (1965)
"The Star", Arthur C. Clarke (1955)
"I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream", Harlan Ellison (1967)
"'All You Zombies—'", Robert A. Heinlein (1959)
"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas", Ursula K. Le Guin (1973)
"The Game of Rat and Dragon", Cordwainer Smith (1955)
"The Nine Billion Names of God", Arthur C. Clarke (1953)
"A Sound of Thunder", Ray Bradbury (1952)
"The Green Hills of Earth", Robert A. Heinlein (1947)
"Day Million", Frederik Pohl (1966)
"It's a Good Life", Jerome Bixby (1953)
"Aye, and Gomorrah…", Samuel R. Delany (1967)
"Light of Other Days", Bob Shaw (1966)
"The Last Question", Isaac Asimov (1956)
"There Will Come Soft Rains", Ray Bradbury (1950)
"Or All the Seas with Oysters", Avram Davidson (1958)
"Requiem", Robert A. Heinlein (1940)
"Air Raid", Herb Boehm (1977)
"That Hell-Bound Train", Robert Bloch (1958)

"The Lottery", Shirley Jackson (1948)
"The Country of the Kind", Damon Knight (1956)
"The Liberation of Earth", William Tenn (1953)
"Harrison Bergeron", Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1961)
"Sundance", Robert Silverberg (1969)
"When It Changed", Joanna Russ (1972)
"Love is the Plan the Plan is Death", James Tiptree, Jr. (1973)
"The Third Expedition" ("Mars Is Heaven!"), Ray Bradbury (1948)

"Passengers", Robert Silverberg (1968) - can't remember if I've read it.
"Cassandra", C. J. Cherryh (1978)
"Helen O'Loy", Lester del Rey (1938)
"The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories", Gene Wolfe (1970)
"The Long Watch", Robert A. Heinlein (1949)
"Space-Time for Springers", Fritz Leiber (1958)
"Speech Sounds", Octavia E. Butler (1983)

"The Way of Cross and Dragon", George R. R. Martin (1979)
"Corridors", Barry N. Malzberg (1982)
"Out of All Them Bright Stars", Nancy Kress (1985)
"Robbie", Isaac Asimov (1940)
"Narrow Valley", R. A. Lafferty (1966)
"The Hole Man", Larry Niven (1974)
"The Pusher", John Varley (1981)
"That Only a Mother", Judith Merril (1948)
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