Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
-Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future
And that is the story of the boy who cried Dragon! Of course, when dragons sit around the campfire at night or tuck their children into bed, they tell the story of the dragon who cried Boy!
-Mike Resnick, Young Warriors: Stories of Strength
Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.
-Ursula K. Le Guin
It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
-Ursula K. Le Guin
A city's only ever three hot meals away from anarchy.
-Alastair Reynolds, Terminal World
Never fire a laser at a mirror.
-Larry Niven
The gods do not protect fools. Fools are protected by more capable fools.
-Larry Niven, Ringworld
When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.
-David Brin
We're all born strangers to ourselves and each other, and we're seldom formally introduced.
-Robert Charles Wilson, Spin
Politics is ugly. Never doubt what small men will do for great power.
-Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl
Once, poets were magicians. Poets were… stronger than warriors or kings, stronger than old hapless gods. And they will be strong once again.
-Greg Bear
This is how humans are: We question all our beliefs, except for the ones that we really believe in, and those we never think to question.
-Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead
Ignorance killed the cat; curiosity was framed!
-C.J. Cherryh
We seem to be young, in a very old Galaxy. We're like kids tiptoeing through a ruined mansion.
-Stephen Baxter, Ark
Even galaxy-spanning anarchist utopias of stupefying full-spectrum civilizational power have turf wars within their unacknowledged militaries.
-Iain M. Banks, Matter
Science fiction is often very far from escapism; in fact you might say that science fiction is escape into reality.
-Arthur C. Clarke
Man is not a rational animal; he is a rationalizing animal.
-Robert A. Heinlein, Assignment in Eternity
'Normal' is a dryer setting.
-Elizabeth Moon, The Speed of Dark
I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.
-Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts
Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science fiction is the improbable made possible.
-Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone
Anything you dream is fiction, and anything you accomplish is science. The whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction.
-Ray Bradbury

Anthologies

The books below define the category. Anthologies are collections of short stories or novellas. Can be single or multi-author.

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    The Year's Best Science Fiction: 28th Annual
    Ed. Gardner Dozois

    In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries...

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    Robots: The Recent A.I.
    Edited by Rich Horton and Sean Wallace

    From Kapek''s biotech machines of R.U.R. to Kuttner''s Proud Robot to the fictional assortment...

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    Year's Best SF 16
    Edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

    Step Into The Future. The finest selections from a banner year for short-form science fiction...

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    Engineering Infinity
    Edited by Jonathan Strahan

    The universe shifts and changes: suddenly you understand, you get it, and are filled with a...

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    Steampunk!
    Edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant

    Imagine an altrnate universe where romance and technology reign. Where tinkerers and dreamers...

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    Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction
    Edited by Ian Whates

    Solaris Rising is the first in an exciting new series of anthologies that are set to reaffirm...

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    The Nebula Awards Showcase 2011
    Edited by Kevin J. Anderson

    With this inaugural volume at Tor, the annual Nebula Award collection is reborn as a fiction...

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    Manhattan in Reverse
    Peter F. Hamilton

    Fans of the Commonwealth Saga will enjoy the return of Paula Myo, the genetically engineered...

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    The Year's Best Science Fiction: 26th Annual
    Ed. Gardner Dozois

    The thirty stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the...

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    The Year's Best Science Fiction: 25th Annual
    Ed. Gardner Dozois

    In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries...

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    The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction
    Edited by Gardner Dozois

    For years, The Year's Best Science Fiction has been the most widely read short science fiction...

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    The New Space Opera 2
    Edited by Gardner Dozois, et al.

    Some of the most beloved names in science fiction spin all-new tales of interstellar adventure...

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    Year's Best SF 15
    Edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

    Who knows what awaits us tomorrow? Much of the most innovative and exhilarating work performe...

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    Year's Best SF 14
    Edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

    Unique visions and astonishments—new stories by: Tobias S. Buckell and Karl Schroeder, Cory...

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    Stories of Your Life: and Others
    Ted Chiang

    Stories of Your Life and Others presents characters who must confront sudden change—the...

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    Pump Six and Other Stories
    Paolo Bacigalupi

    The eleven stories in Pump Six chart the evolution of Paolo Bacigalupi's work, including the...

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    Is Anybody Out There?
    Edited by Nick Gevers and Marty Halpern

    Beyond our skies...and imaginations. Are we alone in the universe, and if not, who else-or...

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    The New Space Opera
    Edited by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan

    An anthology of epic interstellar adventures from dazzling stars in the SF universe: Kage...

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    The Collected Stories of Greg Bear
    Greg Bear

    Greg Bear is one of the greatest science fiction writers of the late twentieth century. He has...

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    Accelerando
    Charles Stross

    Expanding on his award-winning short story cycle from the pages of Asimov's Science Fiction,...

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    Captain Flandry
    Poul Anderson

    No longer a brash, young ensign, Captain Dominic Flandry has risen in rank, but now appreciate...

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    Kirinyaga
    Mike Resnick

    By the twentieth second century in the African nation of Kenya, polluted cities sprawl up the...

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    Burning Chrome
    William Gibson

    Tautly-written and suspenseful, Burning Chrome collects 10 of his best short stories with a...

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    Year's Best SF 6
    Edited by David G. Hartwell

    Get Ready To Expand Your Mind... Acclaimed editor and anthologist David G. Hartwell is back...

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    The Year's Best Science Fiction: 18th Annual
    Ed. Gardner Dozois

    The twenty-three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe,...

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    I, Robot
    Isaac Asimov

    The three laws of Robotics:
    1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction...

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    Vacuum Diagrams
    Stephen Baxter

    "And everywhere the Humans went, they found life ..." This dazzling future history, winner of...

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    New Legends
    Edited by Greg Bear

    In his introduction, Nebula and Hugo winner Bear makes some grand declarations about SF as "a...

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    The Good New Stuff
    Edited by Gardner Dozois

    Once the mainstay of science fiction, adventure stories fell out of favor during the 1960s and...

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    The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1: 1929-1964
    Edited by Robert Silverberg

    The definitive collection of the best in science fiction stories between 1929-1964.

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    The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge
    Vernor Vinge

    Since his first published story, "Apartness," appeared in 1965, Vernor Vinge has forged a...