List of science fiction short stories

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This is a non-comprehensive list of short stories with significant science fiction elements. Due to the large number of short stories this list is limited to stories that have done one of the following:

  • Defined a sub-genre of science fiction.
  • Founded an important science fiction series.
  • Been the first to introduce a science fiction concept.
  • Won major science fiction or general fiction awards.
  • Topped a major bestseller list.
  • Been important to the field of science fiction in another way.


Intelligent animals

Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Artificial Worlds

Non 3-Dimensional Space

Robot Stories

Time Travel


Award winning short stories

The two main awards given in American science fiction are the Hugos and the Nebulas. Complete lists of the short stories that won these awards are at Hugo Award for Best Short Story and Nebula Award for Best Short Story.

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