Number of Stories Read: 170 (out of 365) as of December 31, 2017.
(Administrative Note: You'll see in the previous entry for this category that there are a number of anthologies/collections that I did not complete in 2015. Some of them even go back to 2014. I regard these as abandoned. Some will be started again—from the beginning. Others will not be visited again.)
John Joseph Adams (editor): Cosmic Powers. Made up of: Introduction (John Joseph Adams); A Temporary Embarrassment in Spacetime (Charlie Jane Anders); Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance (Tobias S. Buckell); The Deckhand, the Nova Blade, and the Thrice-Sung Texts (Becky Chambers); The Sighted Watchmaker (Vylar Kaftan); Infinite Love Engine (Joseph Allen Hill); Unfamiliar Gods (Adam-Troy Castro and Judi B. Castro); Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World (Caroline M. Yoachim); Our Specialty Is Xenogeology (Alan Dean Foster); Golden Ring (Karl Schroeder); Tomorrow When We See the Sun (A. Merc Rustad); Bring the Kids and Revisit the Past at the Traveling Retro Funfair! (Seanan McGuire); The Dragon That Flew Out of the Sun (Aliette de Bodard); Diamond and the World Breaker (Linda Nagata); The Chameleon's Gloves (Yoon Ha Lee); The Universe, Sung in Stars (Kat Howard); Wakening Ouroboros (Jack Campbell); Warped Passages (Kameron Hurley); The Frost Giant's Data (Dan Abnett) (20 stories, completed).
Gregory Benford: A Hunger for the Infinite (1 story, completed).
Jorge Luis Borges: Collected Fictions. Made up of: A Universal History of Iniquity (1935): Preface to the First Edition; Preface to the 1954 Edition; The Cruel Redeemer Lazarus Morell; The Improbable Impostor Tom Castro; The Widow Ching – Pirate; Monk Eastman, Purveyor of Iniquities; The Disinterested Killer Bill Harrigan; The Uncivil Teacher of Court Etiquette Kôtsuké no Suké; Hakim, the Masked Dyer of Merv; Man on Pink Corner; Et cetera; Index of Sources. Fictions (1944): The Garden of Forking Paths (1941): Foreword; Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius; The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim; Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote; The Circular Ruins; The Lottery in Babylon; A Survey of the Works of Herbert Quain; The Library of Babel; The Garden of Forking Paths. Artifices (1944): Foreword; Funes, His Memory; The Shape of the Sword; The Theme of the Traitor and the Hero; Death and the Compass; The Secret Miracle; Three Versions of Judas; The End; The Cult of the Phoenix; The South. The Aleph (1949): The Immortal; The Dead Man; The Theologians; Story of the Warrior and the Captive Maiden; A Biography of Tadeo Isidoro Cruz (1829-1874); Emma Zunz; The House of Asterion; The Other Death; Deutsches Requiem; Avveroës’ Search; The Zahir; The Writing of the God; Ibn-Hakam al-Bokhari, Murdered in His Labyrinth; The Two Kings and the Two Labyrinths; The Wait; The Man on the Threshold; The Aleph; Afterword. The Maker (1960): Foreword: For Leopoldo Lugones; The Maker; Dreamtigers; A Dialog About a Dialog; Toenails; Covered Mirrors; Argumentum Ornithologicum; The Captive; The Mountebank; Delia Elena San Marco; A Dialog Between Dead Men; The Plot; A Problem; The Yellow Rose; The Witness; Martin Fierro; Mutations; Parable of Cervantes and the Quixote; Paradiso, XXXI, 108; Parable of the Palace; Everything and Nothing; Ragnarök; Inferno, I, 32; Borges and I. Museum: On Exactitude in Science; In Memoriam, J.F.K.; Afterword. In Praise of Darkness (1969): Foreword; The Ethnographer; Pedro Salvadores; Legend; A Prayer; His End and His Beginning. Brodie’s Report (1970): Foreword; The Interloper; Unworthy; The Story from Rosendo Juárez; The Encounter; Juan Muraña; The Elderly Lady; The Duel; The Other Duel; Guayaquil; The Gospel According to Mark; Brodie’s Report. The Book of Sand (1975): The Other; Ulrikke; The Congress; There Are More Things; The Sect of the Thirty; The Night of the Gifts; The Mirror and the Mask; “Undr”; A Weary Man’s Utopia; The Bribe; Avelino Arredondo; The Disk; The Book of Sand; Afterword. Shakespeare’s Memory (1983): August 25, 1983; Blue Tigers; The Rose of Paracelsus; Shakespeare’s Memory. A Note on the Translation; Acknowledgments; Notes to the Fictions. (Four stories, continuing to read.)
James. S. A. Corey: The Butcher of Anderson Station (1 story, completed).
Paul Cornell: Wild Cards—The Elephant in the Room (1 story, completed).
Len Deighton: James Bond—My Long and Eventful Search for His Father (1 article, completed.).
Gardner Dozois (editor): The Year's Best Science Fiction (First Annual Collection). Made up of: Introduction: Summation: 1983 (Gardner Dozois); Cicada Queen (Bruce Sterling); Beyond the Dead Reef (James Tiptree, Jr.); Slow Birds (Ian Watson); Vulcan's Forge (Poul Anderson); Man-Mountain Gentian (Howard Waldrop); Hardfought (Greg Bear); Manifest Destiny (Joe Haldeman); Full Chicken Richness (Avram Davidson); Multiples (Robert Silverberg); Cryptic (Jack McDevitt); The Sidon in the Mirror (Connie Willis); Golden Gate (R. A. Lafferty); Blind Shemmy (Jack Dann); In the Islands (Pat Murphy); Nunc Dimittis (Tanith Lee); Blood Music (Greg Bear); Her Furry Face (Leigh Kennedy); Knight of Shallows (Rand B. Lee); The Cat (Gene Wolfe); The Monkey Treatment (George R. R. Martin); Nearly Departed (Pat Cadigan); Hearts Do Not in Eyes Shine (John Kessel); Carrion Comfort (Dan Simmons); Gemstone (Vernor Vinge); Black Air (Kim Stanley Robinson); Honorable Mentions: 1983 (Gardner Dozois). (2 stories, continuing to read).
Harlan Ellison: Vic and Blood. Made up of: Latest Breaking News—The Kid and the Pooch; Eggsucker; A Boy and His Dog; Run, Spot, Run (4 stories, completed).
Harlan Ellison (author) and Terry Dowling (editor): The Essential Ellison. Made up of: Introduction: Sublime Rebel (Terry Dowling); The Beginnings; The Sword of Parmagon; The Gloconda; The Wilder One; The Saga of Machine Gun Joe; Glowworm; Life Hutch; S.R.O.; Worlds of Terror; Lonelyache; Punky & the Yale Men; A Prayer for No One's Enemy; Worlds of Love; In Lonely Lands; The Time of the Eye; Grail; That New Old-Time Religion; I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream; Corpse; The Whimper of Whipped Dogs; A Stab of Merriment; The Voice in the Garden; Erotophobia; Mom; Ecowareness; The Outpost Undiscovered by Tourists; Dept. of "What Was the Question?" Dept.; Dept. of "Trivial Pursuit" Dept.; Trouble With Women; The Very Last Day of a Good Woman; Valerie: A True Memoir; The Other Eye of Polyphemus; All the Birds Come Home to Roost; To the Mattresses With Mean Demons; The Tombs (Excerpt); "Our Little Miss"; A Love Song to Jerry Falwell; Telltale Tics and Tremors; True Love: Groping for the Holy Grail; Adrift Just Off the Islets of Langerhans: Latitude 38° 54' N, Longitude 77° 00' 13" W; Rococco Technology; The Sky Is Burning; The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World; Along the Scenic Route; The Song the Zombie Sang (with Robert Silverberg); Knox; Heart's Blood; From Alabamy, with Hate; My Father; My Mother; Tired Old Man; Gopher in the Gilly; Nights & Days in Good Old Hollyweird; Strange Wine; The Resurgence of Miss Ankle-Strap Wedgie; The Man on the Mushroom; Somehow, I Don't Think We're in Kansas, Toto; Face-Down in Gloria Swanson's Swimming Pool; Petards & Hangings; Soldier; The Night of Delicate Terrors; Shattered Like a Glass Goblin; At the Mouse Circus; Shadows from the Past; Free With This Box!; Final Shtick; One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty; Jeffty Is Five; Contracts on the Soul; Daniel White for the Greater Good; Neither Your Jenny nor Mine; Alive and Well and on a Friendless Voyage; The Classics; "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman; Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes; A Boy and His Dog; The Deathbird; Dark Liberation; The Thick Red Moment; The Man Who Was Heavily into Revenge; Driving in the Spikes; Afterword (4 entries, continuing to read).
Edward L. Ferman and Robert P. Mills (editors): Twenty Years of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Made up of: F&SF and I (Isaac Asimov); 5,271,009 (Alfred Bester); Free Dirt (Charles Beaumont); Becalmed in Hell (Larry Niven); Private - Keep Out! (Philip MacDonald); Gladys's Gregory (John Anthony West); Feminine Intuition (Isaac Asimov); That Hell-Bound Train (Robert Bloch); A Touch of Strange (Theodore Sturgeon); Gratitude Guaranteed (Kris Neville and Reginald Bretnor); Prime-Time Teaser (Bruce McAllister); As Long as You're Here (Will Stanton); Sweet Helen (Charles W. Runyon); A Final Sceptre, a Lasting Crown (Ray Bradbury); Yes, We Have No Ritchard (Bruce Jay Friedman); We Can Remember It for You Wholesale (Philip K. Dick); 237 Talking Statues, Etc. (Fritz Leiber); M-1 (Gahan Wilson); The Silly Season (C.M. Kornbluth); The Holiday Man (Richard Matheson); Something Else (Robert J. Tilley); Afterword (Edward L. Ferman) (22 entries, completed).
Edward L. Ferman (editor): The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction—A Thirty Year Retrospective. Made up of: Introduction (Edward L. Ferman); F&SF at 30 (Isaac Asimov); Fondly Fahrenheit (Alfred Bester); And Now the News... (Theodore Sturgeon); Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot (Reginald Bretnor); Not With a Bang (Damon Knight); Flowers for Algernon (Daniel Keyes); A Canticle for Leibowitz (Walter M. Miller, Jr.); Love Letter from Mars (John Ciardi); One Ordinary Day, with Peanuts (Shirley Jackson); The Women Men Don't See (James Tiptree, Jr.); Born of Man and Woman (Richard Matheson); Jeffty Is Five (Harlan Ellison); Ararat (Zenna Henderson); Me (Hilbert Schenck); Sundance (Robert Silverberg); The Gnurrs Come from the Voodvork Out (Reginald Bretnor); Dreaming Is a Private Thing (Isaac Asimov); Poor Little Warrior! (Brian W. Aldiss); Imaginary Numbers in a Real Garden (Gerald Jonas); We Can Remember It for You Wholesale (Philip K. Dick); Selectra Six-Ten (Avram Davidson); Dance Music for a Gone Planet (Sonya Dorman); Problems of Creativeness (Thomas M. Disch); The Quest for Saint Aquin (Anthony Boucher) (25 entries, completed).
William Gibson: Burning Chrome. Made up of: Preface; Johnny Mnemonic; The Gernsback Continuum; Fragments of a Hologram Rose; The Belonging Kind; Hinterlands; Red Star, Winter Orbit; New Rose Hotel; The Winter Market; Dogfight; Burning Chrome (11 stories, completed).
William Hope Hodgson: The Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson—The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" and Other Nautical Adventures. Made up of: Unreality and the Borderlands of Human Existence (Jeremy Lassen); The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" (novel); From the Tideless Sea, Part One; From the Tideless Sea Part Two--Further News of the Homebird; The Mystery of the Derelict; The Thing in the Weeds; The Finding of the Graiken; The Call in the Dawn; Contraband of War; The Diamond Spy; The Red Herring; The Case of the Chinese Curio Dealer; From Information Received; The German Spy; The Problem of the Pearls; The Painted Lady; The Adventure of the Garter; My Lady's Jewels; Trading with the Enemy; The Plans of the Reefing; The Island of the Ud; The Adventure of the Headland; The Bells of the Laughing Sally; The Adventure with the Claim Jumpers; A Note on the Texts (Jeremy Lassen) (1 story, continuing to read).
Douglas Hofstadter: Metamagical Themas. Made up of: Introduction. Section I: Snags and Snarls: On Self-Referential Sentences; Self-Referential Sentences: A Follow-Up; On Viral Sentences and Self-Replicating Structures; Nomic: A Self-Modifying Game Based on Reflexivity in Law. Section II: Sense and Society: World Views in Collision: The Skeptical Inquirer versus the National Enquirer; On Number Numbness; Changes in Default Words and Images, Engendered by Rising Consciousness; A Person Paper on Purity in Language. Section III: Sparking and Slipping: Pattern, Poetry, and Power in the Music of Frederic Chopin; Parquet Deformations: A Subtle, Intricate Art Form; Stuff and Nonsense; Variations on a Theme as the Crux of Creativity; Metafont, Metamathematics, and Metaphysics. Section IV: Structure and Strangeness: Magic Cubology; On Crossing the Rubicon; Mathematical Chaos and Strange Attractors; Lisp: Atoms and Lists; Lisp: Lists and Recursion; Lisp: Recursion and Generality; Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle and the Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. Section V: Spirit and Substrate: Review of Alan Turing—The Enigma; A Coffeehouse Conversation on the Turing Test; On the Seeming Paradox of Mechanizing Creativity; Analogies and Roles in Human and Machine Thinking; Who Shoves Whom Around Inside the Careenium?; Waking Up from the Boolean Dream, or, Subcognition as Computation. Section VI: Selection and Stability: The Genetic Code: Arbitrary?; Undercut, Flaunt, Pounce, and Mediocrity: Psychological Games with Numbers; The Prisoner's Dilemma Computer Tournaments and the Evolution of Cooperation. Section VII: Sanity and Survival: Dilemmas for Superrational Thinkers, Leading Up to a Luring Lottery; Irrationality Is the Square Root of All Evil; The Tale of Happiton; The Tumult of Inner Voices, or, What is the Meaning of the Word "I"?; Epilogue (3 essays, continuing to read).
Robert E. Howard: Robert E. Howard's Complete Conan of Cimmeria: Volume One (1932-33). Made up of: (read in 2016) Foreword (Mark Schultz); Introduction (Patrice Louinet); Cimmeria; The Phoenix on the Sword; The Frost-Giant's Daughter; The God in the Bowl; The Tower of the Elephant; The Scarlet Citadel; Queen of the Black Coast; (read in 2017) Black Colossus; Iron Shadows in the Moon (variant of Shadows in the Moonlight); Xuthal of the Dusk (variant of The Slithering Shadow); The Pool of the Black One; Rogues in the House; The Vale of Lost Women; The Devil in Iron; The Phoenix on the Sword (first submitted draft); Notes on Various Peoples of the Hyborian Age (Uncredited); The Hyborian Age; Untitled Synopsis ("A squad of Zamorian soldiers..."); The Scarlet Citadel (synopsis); Black Colossus (synopsis); Untitled Fragment ("The battlefield stretched silent..."); Untitled Synopsis ("The setting: The city of Shumballa..."); Untitled Draft ("Amboola awakened slowly..."); Hyborian Names and Countries; Hyborian Age Maps; Hyborian Genesis: Notes on the Creation of the Conan Stories (Patrice Louinet); Notes on the Conan Typescripts and the Chronology (Patrice Louinet); Notes on the Original Howard Texts (Uncredited) (9 stories in 2016, 12 stories in 2017, completed).
T.E. Lawrence: Twenty-Seven Articles (1 essay, complete).
Robin D. Laws: Sharper Adventures in HeroQuest Glorantha (1 essay, completed).
Fritz Leiber: Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser—Swords and Deviltry. Made up of: Induction; The Snow Women; The Unholy Grail; Ill Met in Lankhmar (4 stories read, collection completed). Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser—Swords Against Death. Made up of: Author's Foreword; Bazaar of the Bizarre; Claws from the Night; The Bleak Shore; The Circle Curse; The Howling Tower; The Jewels in the Forest; The Price of Pain-Ease; The Seven Black Priests; The Sunken Land; Thieves' House.
Livy: Hannibal (Penguin Books Little Black Classics) (1 entry, completed).
David Lynch and Mark Frost: Diane (Twin Peaks Tapes of Agent Cooper) (1 entry, completed).
Linda Nagata: The Martian Obelisk (1 story, completed).
Larry Niven: Neutron Star. Made up of: Neutron Star; A Relic of the Empire; At the Core; The Soft Weapon; Flatlander; The Ethics of Madness; The Handicapped; Grendel (4 stories, overlapping stories skipped, completed).
Larry Niven: Flatlander. Made up of: Death by Ecstasy; The Defenseless Dead; ARM; Patchwork Girl (full novel); The Woman in Del Rey Crater; Afterword (6 entries, completed).
Jerry Pournelle: High Justice. Made up of: A Matter of Sovereignty; Power to the People; Enforcer; High Justice; Extreme Prejudice; Consort; Tinker (7 stories, completed).
Cherie Priest: Wild Cards—The Button Man and the Murder Tree (1 story, completed).
Alastair Reynolds: Beyond the Aquila Rift—The Best of Alastair Reynolds (Made up of: Great Wall of Mars; Weather; Beyond the Aquila Rift; Minla's Flowers; Zima Blue; Fury; The Star Surgeon's Apprentice; The Sledge-Maker's Daughter; Diamond Dogs; Thousandth Night; Troika; Sleepover; Vainglory; Trauma Pod; The Last Log of the Lachrimosa; The Water Thief; The Old Man and the Martian Sea; In Babelsberg; Story Notes for Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds (2 stories, continuing to read).
Clark Ashton Smith: The Collected Fantasies 01—The End of the Story. Made up of: Introduction (Ramsey Campbell); A Note on the Texts (Scott Connors and Ron Hilger); To the Daemon; The Abominations of Yondo; Sadastor; The Ninth Skeleton; The Last Incantation; The End of the Story; The Phantoms of the Fire; A Night in Malneant; The Resurrection of the Rattlesnake; Thirteen Phantasms; The Venus of Azombeii; The Tale of Satampra Zeiros; The Monster of the Prophecy; The Metamorphosis of the World; The Epiphany of Death; A Murder in the Fourth Dimension; The Devotee of Evil; The Satyr; The Planet of the Dead; The Uncharted Isle; Marooned in Andromeda; The Root of Ampoi; The Necromantic Tale; The Immeasurable Horror; A Voyage to Sfnomoe; Appendix One—Story Notes; Appendix Two—"The Satyr" Alternate Conclusion; Appendix Three—From the Crypts of Memory; Appendix Four—Bibliography; About the Editors (4 stories, continuing to read).
Allen M. Steele: Sex and Violence in Zero-G—The Complete "Near Space" Stories (Expanded Edition). Made up of: (read in 2016) Introduction 01: The Coming of the Space Age; Introduction 02: Return to Near-Space; Walking on the Moon; Free Beer and the William Casey Society; The Return of Weird Frank; Sugar's Blues; The Flying Triangle; The Zoo Team; Live from the Mars Hotel; The War Memorial; Moreau(2); (read in 2017) The Great Galactic Ghoul; The Emperor of Mars; Zwarte Piet's Tale; The Weight; Kronos; The Death of Captain Future; The Exile of Evening Star; 0.0G Sex—A User's Guide; Working for Mister Chicago; High Roller; Shepherd Moon; Appendix 01: "Near Space" Timeline; Appendix 02: Space Station and Spacecraft Designs (11 stories in 2016, 13 stories in 2017, collection completed). Sanctuary (1 story, completed).
Carrie Vaughn: Wild Cards—Neustra Senora de la Esperanza (1 story, completed).
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