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1999 Locus All-Time Poll

ALL TIME SHORT FICTION WRITER

  1. Harlan Ellison
  2. Ray Bradbury
  3. Isaac Asimov
  4. Robert A. Heinlein
  5. Roger Zelazny
  6. * Ursula K. Le Guin
  7. * Theodore Sturgeon
  8. Fritz Leiber
  9. * Robert Silverberg
  10. * Cordwainer Smith
  11. * Larry Niven
  12. * James Tiptree, Jr.
  13. Connie Willis
  14. Gene Wolfe
  15. Avram Davidson
  16. Arthur C. Clarke
  17. Jack Vance
  18. Poul Anderson
  19. * C. L. Moore
  20. * Howard Waldrop
  21. Philip K. Dick
  22. John Varley
  23. Greg Egan
  24. * H. P. Lovecraft
  25. * Edgar Allan Poe
  26. Alfred Bester
  27. C. M. Kornbluth
  28. * Henry Kuttner
  29. * Lucius Shepard
  30. * R. A. Lafferty
  31. * Frederik Pohl
  32. Anne McCaffrey
  33. William Tenn
  34. * Stephen King
  35. * Mercedes Lackey
  36. J. G. Ballard
  37. Orson Scott Card
  38. Nancy Kress
  39. * Samuel R. Delany
  40. * Bruce Sterling
  41. James H. Schmitz
  42. * William Gibson
  43. * Tanith Lee
  44. * Robert Sheckley
  45. * Terry Bisson
  46. * Clark Ashton Smith
  47. A. E. van Vogt

ALL-TIME ANTHOLOGY

  1. Dangerous Visions, Harlan Ellison, ed. (1967)
  2. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 1, Robert Silverberg, ed. (1970)
  3. Adventures in Time and Space, Raymond J. Healy & J. Francis McComas, eds. (1946)
  4. Again, Dangerous Visions, Harlan Ellison, ed. (1972)
  5. The Hugo Winners, Volumes 1 & 2, Isaac Asimov, ed. (1972)
  6. The Year's Best Science Fiction (15 volumes, 1984-1998), Gardner Dozois, ed.
  7. Legends, Robert Silverberg, ed.
  8. Sword and Sorceress (16 volumes, 1984-1999), Marion Zimmer Bradley, ed. (1984)
  9. Before the Golden Age, Isaac Asimov, ed. (1974)
  10. The Best of the Nebulas, Ben Bova, ed. (1989)
  11. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 2a & 2b, Ben Bova, ed. (1973)
  12. The Year's Best SF (12 volumes, 1956-1968), Judith Merril, ed. (1968)
  13. Dark Forces, Kirby McCauley, ed. (1980)
  14. *The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds. (1994)
  15. *Catfantastic (4 volumes, 1989-1996), Andre Norton & Martin H. Greenberg, eds. (1996)
  16. *Orbit (21 volumes, 1965-1980), Damon Knight, ed. (1980)
  17. *The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology, John W. Campbell, Jr., ed. (1952)
  18. *New Dimensions (12 volumes, 1971-1981), Robert Silverberg & Marta Randall, eds. (1981)
  19. Starlight 1, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, ed. (1996)
  20. Starlight 2, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, ed.
  21. *Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology, Bruce Sterling, ed. (1986)
  22. *Nebula Awards Stories (33 volumes, 1966-1999), Various editors, eds (1999)
  23. *The Road to Science Fiction (6 volumes, 1971-1987), James Gunn, ed.
  24. *Universe (17 volumes, 1971-1987), Terry Carr, ed. (1987)
  25. The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction, Robert Silverberg & Martin H. Greenberg, eds. (1980)

ALL-TIME COLLECTION

  1. The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury (1950)
  2. The Past Through Tomorrow, Robert A. Heinlein (1967)
  3. The Essential Ellison, Harlan Ellison (1987)
  4. *I, Robot, Isaac Asimov (1950)
  5. *The Wind's Twelve Quarters, Ursula K. Le Guin (1975)
  6. Deathbird Stories, Harlan Ellison (1975)
  7. The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories, Gene Wolfe (1980)
  8. The Persistence of Vision, John Varley (1978)
  9. Driftglass, Samuel R. Delany (1971)
  10. *The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, Harlan Ellison (1969)
  11. *Impossible Things, Connie Willis (1994)
  12. *Beyond the Safe Zone, Robert Silverberg (1986)
  13. *Maps in a Mirror: The Short Fiction of Orson Scott Card, Orson Scott Card (1990)
  14. *The October Country, Ray Bradbury (1955)
  15. *Fire Watch, Connie Willis (1985)
  16. *The Jaguar Hunter, Lucius Shepard (1987)
  17. Shatterday, Harlan Ellison (1980)
  18. *The Avram Davidson Treasury, Avram Davidson, edited by Robert Silverberg & Grania Davis
  19. *Burning Chrome, William Gibson (1986)
  20. *Four for Tomorrow, Roger Zelazny (1967)
  21. *The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith, Cordwainer Smith (1993)
  22. *Her Smoke Rose Up Forever, James Tiptree, Jr. (1990)
  23. *Neutron Star, Larry Niven (1968)
  24. *Starlight, Alfred Bester (1976)
  25. *His Share of Glory: The Complete Short Science Fiction of C.M. Kornbluth, C. M. Kornbluth (1997)
  26. *Kirinyaga, Mike Resnick
  27. *The Best of Fredric Brown, Fredric Brown, edited by Robert Bloch (1977)
  28. *Borders of Infinity, Lois McMaster Bujold (1989)
  29. *The Complete Robot, Isaac Asimov (1982)
  30. *The Complete Stories (5 volumes to date, 1995-1998), Theodore Sturgeon
  31. *Different Seasons, Stephen King (1982)
  32. *The Leiber Chronicles, Fritz Leiber (1990)
  33. The Illustrated Man, Ray Bradbury (1951)
  34. The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth, Roger Zelazny (1971)
  35. *Night Shift, Stephen King (1978)
  36. *N-Space, Larry Niven (1990)
  37. *Vermillion Sands, J. G. Ballard (1971)
  38. Nine Hundred Grandmothers, R. A. Lafferty (1970)

NOVELLA

  1. "Vintage Season", C. L. Moore & Henry Kuttner (1946)
  2. The Time Machine, H. G. Wells (1895)
  3. "The Persistence of Vision", John Varley (1978)
  4. "A Boy and His Dog", Harlan Ellison (1969)
  5. "The Man Who Sold the Moon", Robert A. Heinlein (1950)
  6. *"Houston, Houston, Do You Read?", James Tiptree, Jr. (1976)
  7. *"Who Goes There?", John W. Campbell (1938)
  8. "The Last of the Winnebagos", Connie Willis (1988)
  9. "By His Bootstraps", Robert A. Heinlein (1941)
  10. "The Fifth Head of Cerberus", Gene Wolfe (1972)
  11. "Enemy Mine", Barry B. Longyear (1979)
  12. "The Dead Past", Isaac Asimov (1956)
  13. "The Big Front Yard", Clifford D. Simak (1958)
  14. "He Who Shapes", Roger Zelazny (1965)
  15. "The Mountains of Mourning", Lois McMaster Bujold (1989)
  16. *"Home is the Hangman", Roger Zelazny (1975)
  17. *"The Moon Moth", Jack Vance (1961)
  18. "R&R", Lucius Shepard (1986)
  19. "The Word for World Is Forest", Ursula K. Le Guin (1972)
  20. "Behold the Man", Michael Moorcock (1966)
  21. "Weyr Search", Anne McCaffrey (1967)
  22. "Born with the Dead", Robert Silverberg (1974)
  23. "Green Mars", Kim Stanley Robinson (1985)
  24. "Ill Met in Lankhmar", Fritz Leiber (1970)
  25. "The Last Castle", Jack Vance (1966)
  26. *"Eye for Eye", Orson Scott Card (1987)
  27. *"PRESS ENTER[]", John Varley (1984)
  28. *"Seven American Nights", Gene Wolfe (1978)
  29. *"The Dragon Masters", Jack Vance (1962)
  30. *"A Planet Named Shayol", Cordwainer Smith (1961)
  31. "The Death of Doctor Island", Gene Wolfe (1973)
  32. "Nerves", Lester del Rey (1942)
  33. "A Song for Lya", George R. R. Martin (1974)
  34. *"The Call of Cthulhu", H. P. Lovecraft (1928)
  35. *"Dragonrider", Anne McCaffrey (1968)
  36. *"Hardfought", Greg Bear (1983)
  37. *"The Queen of Air and Darkness", Poul Anderson (1971)
  38. "Surface Tension", James Blish (1952)
  39. "Nightwings", Robert Silverberg (1968)
  40. *"The Brave Little Toaster", Thomas M. Disch (1980)
  41. *"Soldier, Ask Not", Gordon R. Dickson (1964)
  42. "The Gold at the Starbow's End", Frederik Pohl (1972)
  43. "Cascade Point", Timothy Zahn (1983)

NOVELETTE

  1. "Flowers for Algernon", Daniel Keyes (1959)
  2. "Nightfall", Isaac Asimov (1941)
  3. "A Rose for Ecclesiastes", Roger Zelazny (1963)
  4. "Fondly Fahrenheit", Alfred Bester (1954)
  5. "The Bicentennial Man", Isaac Asimov (1976)
  6. *"A Canticle for Leibowitz", Walter M. Miller, Jr. (1955)
  7. *"Sandkings", George R. R. Martin (1979)
  8. "The Cold Equations", Tom Godwin (1954)
  9. "The Deathbird", Harlan Ellison (1973)
  10. "Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand", Vonda N. McIntyre (1973)
  11. *"For a Breath I Tarry", Roger Zelazny (1966)
  12. *"Paladin of the Lost Hour", Harlan Ellison (1985)
  13. *"'—And He Built a Crooked House'", Robert A. Heinlein (1941)
  14. *"Blood Music", Greg Bear (1983)
  15. *"Burning Chrome", William Gibson (1982)
  16. "Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones", Samuel R. Delany (1968)
  17. *"Gonna Roll the Bones", Fritz Leiber (1967)
  18. *"The Women Men Don't See", James Tiptree, Jr. (1973)
  19. "Scanners Live in Vain", Cordwainer Smith (1950)
  20. *"Inconstant Moon", Larry Niven (1971)
  21. *"Kirinyaga", Mike Resnick (1988)
  22. "Bloodchild", Octavia E. Butler (1984)
  23. "The Screwfly Solution", Raccoona Sheldon (1977)
  24. *"The Girl Who Was Plugged In", James Tiptree, Jr. (1973)
  25. *"The Little Black Bag", C. M. Kornbluth (1950)
  26. *"The Colour Out of Space", H. P. Lovecraft (1927)
  27. *"Fire Watch", Connie Willis (1982)
  28. *"A Martian Odyssey", Stanley G. Weinbaum (1934)
  29. *"Mimsy Were the Borogoves", Henry Kuttner (1943)
  30. *"Neutron Star", Larry Niven (1966)
  31. *"Rachel in Love", Pat Murphy (1987)
  32. *"We Can Remember It For You Wholesale", Philip K. Dick (1966)
  33. *"With Folded Hands...", Jack Williamson (1947)
  34. *"Adrift Just Off the Islets of Langerhans: Latitude 38° 54' N, Longitude 77° 00' 13" W", Harlan Ellison (1974)
  35. *"Alpha Ralpha Boulevard", Cordwainer Smith (1961)
  36. *"'Arena'", Fredric Brown (1944)
  37. *"A Galaxy Called Rome", Barry N. Malzberg (1975)
  38. *"Unicorn Variation", Roger Zelazny (1981)
  39. "Black Destroyer", A. E. van Vogt (1939)
  40. *"Nine Lives", Ursula K. Le Guin (1969)
  41. *"The Ugly Little Boy", Isaac Asimov (1958)
  42. *"Microcosmic God", Theodore Sturgeon (1941)
  43. *"What's It Like Out There?", Edmond Hamilton (1952)
  44. *"Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight", Ursula K. Le Guin (1987)
  45. *"The Proud Robot", Henry Kuttner (1943)
  46. *"At the Rialto", Connie Willis (1989)
  47. *"San Diego Lightfoot Sue", Tom Reamy (1975)
  48. *"The Ugly Chickens", Howard Waldrop (1980)
  49. *"Faith of Our Fathers", Philip K. Dick (1967)
  50. *"The Lucky Strike", Kim Stanley Robinson (1984)
  51. "The Jaguar Hunter", Lucius Shepard (1985)
  52. "The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth", Roger Zelazny (1965)
  53. "The Man Who Came Early", Poul Anderson (1956)

SHORT STORY

  1. "Jeffty Is Five", Harlan Ellison (1977)
  2. "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman", Harlan Ellison (1965)
  3. "The Star", Arthur C. Clarke (1955)
  4. "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream", Harlan Ellison (1967)
  5. "'All You Zombies—'", Robert A. Heinlein (1959)
  6. "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas", Ursula K. Le Guin (1973)
  7. "The Game of Rat and Dragon", Cordwainer Smith (1955)
  8. *"The Nine Billion Names of God", Arthur C. Clarke (1953)
  9. *"A Sound of Thunder", Ray Bradbury (1952)
  10. "The Green Hills of Earth", Robert A. Heinlein (1947)
  11. "Day Million", Frederik Pohl (1966)
  12. "It's a Good Life", Jerome Bixby (1953)
  13. "Aye, and Gomorrah…", Samuel R. Delany (1967)
  14. "Light of Other Days", Bob Shaw (1966)
  15. *"The Last Question", Isaac Asimov (1956)
  16. *"There Will Come Soft Rains", Ray Bradbury (1950)
  17. *"Or All the Seas with Oysters", Avram Davidson (1958)
  18. *"Requiem", Robert A. Heinlein (1940)
  19. "Air Raid", Herb Boehm (1977)
  20. "That Hell-Bound Train", Robert Bloch (1958)
  21. "The Lottery", Shirley Jackson (1948)
  22. *"The Country of the Kind", Damon Knight (1956)
  23. *"The Liberation of Earth", William Tenn (1953)
  24. *"Harrison Bergeron", Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1961)
  25. *"Sundance", Robert Silverberg (1969)
  26. "When It Changed", Joanna Russ (1972)
  27. *"Love is the Plan the Plan is Death", James Tiptree, Jr. (1973)
  28. *"The Third Expedition" ("Mars Is Heaven!"), Ray Bradbury (1948)
  29. "Passengers", Robert Silverberg (1968)
  30. *"Cassandra", C. J. Cherryh (1978)
  31. *"Helen O'Loy", Lester del Rey (1938)
  32. "The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories", Gene Wolfe (1970)
  33. *"The Long Watch", Robert A. Heinlein (1949)
  34. *"Space-Time for Springers", Fritz Leiber (1958)
  35. *"Speech Sounds", Octavia E. Butler (1983)
  36. "The Way of Cross and Dragon", George R. R. Martin (1979)
  37. *"Corridors", Barry N. Malzberg (1982)
  38. *"Out of All Them Bright Stars", Nancy Kress (1985)
  39. *"Robbie", Isaac Asimov (1940)
  40. "Narrow Valley", R. A. Lafferty (1966)
  41. *"The Hole Man", Larry Niven (1974)
  42. *"The Pusher", John Varley (1981)
  43. *"That Only a Mother", Judith Merril (1948)


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