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

CLASSIC Anthologies

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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...

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The Wind's Twelve Quarters
Ursula K. Le Guin

The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award,...

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Tales of the Galactic Midway
Mike Resnick

Out of print for several years, Farthest Star SF has brought all four novels in the series...

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Roads Not Taken
Edited by Gardner Dozois and Stanley Schmidt

Alternate History: The What-If? fiction that has finally come into its own! Shedding light on...

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First Contact
Edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Larry Segriff

A collection of original tales of contact between humans and extraterrestrials ranges from a...

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Future War
Edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois

From ultra high-tech weaponry to off-planet combat, this collection examines the conflicts of...

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Redshift
Edited by Al Sarrantonio

These thirty extraordinary works encompass the expanding universe of speculative fiction,...

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Starlight 1
Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Gathers original stories that explore the excitement, invention, and sense of play that were...

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Murasaki
Edited by Robert Silverberg

After twenty years of travel, the first ships bearing humans arrive in the Murasaki system,...

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Alternate Presidents
Edited by Mike Resnick

An anthology of pieces, by such writers as Jack L. Chalker, David Gerrold, Michael P. Kube...

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Nebula Awards 30
Edited by Pamela Sargent

Excellent in all departments (Kirkus Reviews), Nebula Awards 30 continues a tradition of...

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N-Space
Larry Niven

N-Space contains, very simply, some of the best SF of Larry Niven's career--marvelous fiction,...

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Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick
Philip K Dick

A collection of short stories from the author of numerous science fiction novels, including...

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Future Quartet: Earth in the Year 2042
Ben Bova, et al.

Basing their projections on technological, scientific, environmental, and biomedical forecasts...

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Dangerous Visions
Edited by Harlan Ellison

Included in this memorable collection of 33 original stories are 7 winners and 13 nominees for...

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View From Another Shore
Edited by Franz Rottensteiner

A second edition, with a completely new contextual introduction and other new material, of a...

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The Complete Hammer's Slammers Vol. 1
David Drake

With a veteran’s eye for the harsh and gritty details of war, David Drake depicts a futuristic...

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