The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction
Arthur B. Evans, ed.; Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., ed.; Joan Gordon, ed.; Veronica Hollinger, ed.; Rob Latham, ed.; Carol McGuirk, ed.

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• Introduction
• CHRONOLOGICAL LISTING OF STORIES
• Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Rappaccini’s Daughter” (1844)
• Jules Verne, from
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864)
• H. G. Wells, “The Star” (1897)
• E. M. Forster, “The Machine Stops” (1909)
• Edmond Hamilton, “The Man Who Evolved” (1931)
• Leslie F. Stone, “The Conquest of Gola” (1931)
• C. L. Moore, “Shambleau” (1933)
• Stanley Weinbaum, “A Martian Odyssey” (1934)
• Isaac Asimov, “Reason” (1941)
• Clifford D. Simak, “Desertion” (1944)
• Theodore Sturgeon, “Thunder and Roses” (1947)
• Judith Merril, “That Only a Mother” (1948)
• Fritz Leiber, “Coming Attraction” (1950)
• Ray Bradbury, “There Will Come Soft Rains” (1950)
• Arthur C. Clarke, “The Sentinel” (1951)
• Robert Sheckley, “Specialist” (1953)
• William Tenn, “The Liberation of Earth” (1953)
• Alfred Bester, “Fondly Fahrenheit” (1954)
• Avram Davidson, “The Golem” (1955)
• Cordwainer Smith, “The Game of Rat and Dragon” (1955)
• Robert A. Heinlein, “ ‘All You Zombies—’” (1959)
• J. G. Ballard, “The Cage of Sand” (1962)
• R. A. Lafferty, “Slow Tuesday Night” (1965)
• Harlan Ellison, “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman” (1965)
• Frederik Pohl, “Day Million” (1966)
• Philip K. Dick, “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” (1966)
• Samuel R. Delany, “Aye, and Gomorrah . . .” (1967)
• Pamela Zoline, “The Heat Death of the Universe” (1967)
• Robert Silverberg, “Passengers” (1968)
• Brian Aldiss, “Super-Toys Last All Summer Long” (1969)
• Ursula K. Le Guin, “Nine Lives” (1969)
• Frank Herbert, “Seed Stock” (1970)
• Stanislaw Lem, “The Seventh Voyage,” from
The Star Diaries (1971)
• Joanna Russ, “When It Changed” (1972)
• James Tiptree Jr., “And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill’s Side” (1972)
• John Varley, “Air Raid” (1977)
• Carol Emshwiller, “Abominable” (1980)
• William Gibson, “Burning Chrome” (1982)
• Octavia E. Butler, “Speech Sounds” (1983)
• Nancy Kress, “Out of All Them Bright Stars” (1985)
• Pat Cadigan, “Pretty Boy Crossover” (1986)
• Kate Wilhelm, “Forever Yours, Anna” (1987)
• Bruce Sterling, “We See Things Differently” (1989)
• Misha Nogha, “Chippoke Na Gomi” (1989)
• Eileen Gunn, “Computer Friendly” (1989)
• John Kessel, “Invaders” (1990)
• Gene Wolfe, “Useful Phrases” (1992)
• Greg Egan, “Closer” (1992)
• James Patrick Kelly, “Think Like a Dinosaur” (1995)
• Geoff Ryman, “Everywhere” (1999)
• Charles Stross, “Rogue Farm” (2003)
• Ted Chiang, “Exhalation” (2008)
• THEMATIC LISTING OF STORIES
Alien Encounters
• C. L. Moore, “Shambleau” (1933)
• Stanley Weinbaum, “A Martian Odyssey” (1934)
• Arthur C. Clarke, “The Sentinel” (1951)
• Robert Sheckley, “Specialist” (1953)
• Robert Silverberg, “Passengers” (1968)
• Nancy Kress, “Out of All Them Bright Stars” (1985)
• Gene Wolfe, “Useful Phrases” (1992)
• James Patrick Kelly, “Think Like a Dinosaur” (1995)
Apocalypse and Post-apocalypse
H. G. Wells, “The Star” (1897)
• Fritz Leiber, “Coming Attraction” (1950)
• Ray Bradbury, “There Will Come Soft Rains” (1950)
• J. G. Ballard, “The Cage of Sand” (1962)
• Octavia E. Butler, “Speech Sounds” (1983)
• Misha Nogha, “Chippoke Na Gomi” (1989)
Artificial/Posthuman Life-forms
Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Rappaccini’s Daughter” (1844)
• Isaac Asimov, “Reason” (1941)
• Alfred Bester, “Fondly Fahrenheit” (1954)
• Avram Davidson, “The Golem” (1955)
• Brian Aldiss, “Super-Toys Last All Summer Long” (1969)
• Ursula K. Le Guin, “Nine Lives” (1969)
• Ted Chiang, “Exhalation” (2008)
Computers and Virtual Reality
Philip K. Dick, “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” (1966)
• William Gibson, “Burning Chrome” (1982)
• Pat Cadigan, “Pretty Boy Crossover” (1986)
• Eileen Gunn, “Computer Friendly” (1989)
Evolution and Environment
Jules Verne, from Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864)
• Edmond Hamilton, “The Man Who Evolved” (1931)
• Clifford D. Simak, “Desertion” (1944)
• Frank Herbert, “Seed Stock” (1970)
• Charles Stross, “Rogue Farm” (2003)
Gender and Sexuality
Leslie F. Stone, “The Conquest of Gola” (1931)
• Frederik Pohl, “Day Million” (1966)
• Samuel R. Delany, “Aye, and Gomorrah . . .” (1967)
• Pamela Zoline, “The Heat Death of the Universe” (1967)
• Joanna Russ, “When It Changed” (1972)
• James Tiptree Jr., “And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill’s Side” (1972)
• Carol Emshwiller, “Abominable” (1980)
• Greg Egan, “Closer” (1992)
Time Travel and Alternate History
Robert A. Heinlein, “ ‘All You Zombies—’” (1959)
• Stanislaw Lem, “The Seventh Voyage” from
Star Diaries (1971)
• John Varley, “Air Raid” (1977)
• Kate Wilhelm, “Forever Yours, Anna” (1987)
• John Kessel, “Invaders” (1990)
Utopias/Dystopias
E. M. Forster, “The Machine Stops” (1909)
• R. A. Lafferty, “Slow Tuesday Night” (1965)
• Harlan Ellison, “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman” (1965)
• Geoff Ryman, “Everywhere” (1999)
War and Conflict
Theodore Sturgeon, “Thunder and Roses” (1947)
• Judith Merril, “That Only a Mother” (1948)
• William Tenn, “The Liberation of Earth” (1953)
• Cordwainer Smith, “The Game of Rat and Dragon” (1955)
• Bruce Sterling, “We See Things Differently” (1989)
• Acknowledgments
• Further Reading




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