Monday, August 15, 2005

Fantasy Hall of Fame

Short Stories selected to The Fantasy Hall of Fame, Robert Silverberg ed. I put the ones I've read in bold.

1. Shirley Jackson's The Lottery"
2. Harlan Ellison's "Jeffty is Five"
3. Roger Zelazny's "Unicorn Variations"

4. Terry Bisson's "Bears Discover Fire"
5. Robert Bloch's "That Hell-Bound Train"
6. Peter S. Beagle's "Come Lady Death"

7. Robert Silverberg's "Basileus"
8. Avram Davidson's "The Golem"
9. Ursula LeGuin's "Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight"
10. James Tiptree Jr's "Her Smoke Rose Up Forever"
11. Jack Vance's "The Loom of Darkness"
12. J.G.Ballard's "The Drowned Giant"
13. Gene Wolfe's "The Detectives of Dreams"
14. Lucius Shepard's "The Jaguar Hunter"
15. Anthony Boucher, "The Compleat Werewolf"
16. H.L. Gold's "Trouble with Water"
17. L. Sprague de Camp's "Nothing in the Rules"
18. C.L. Moore's "Fruit of Knowledge"
19. Jorge Luis Borges' "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius"
20. Ray Bradbury's "The Small Assassin"

21. Robert A. Heinlein's "Our Fair City"
22. James Blish's "There Shall Be No Darkness"
23. Margaret St. Clair's "The Man who Sold Rope to the Gnoles"
24. Theodore Sturgeon's "The Silken-Swift"
25. Poul Anderson's "Operation Afreet"
26. Fritz Leiber's "The Bazaar of the Bizarre"
27. R.A. Lafferty's "Narrow Valley"
28. Philip K. Dick's "Faith of Our Fathers"
29 Clifford D. Simak's "The Ghost of Model T"
30. Tanith Lee's "The Demoness"
31. Ted Chiang's "Tower of Babylon"

I wouldn't have a problem with the list except that includes Borges. Either Borges should dominate the entire list or he should be considered in a different class. Some of the stories sound familiar but apparently didn't make a lasting impression.

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