A Science Fiction Omnibus

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Aldiss Penguin Omnibus <— Anthologies & Collections —> Knight Century of SF
Brian W. Aldiss, ed.

Penguin Modern Classics, 2007

Aldiss substantially revised his Omnibus in 2007, dropping 15 stories from the earlier book and adding 10, including long stories by Chiang and Crowley. The Kilworth story had appeared previously only in a German-langugage anthology; this was its first English-language publication.

  1. “Sole Solution”, Eric Frank Russell (Fantastic Universe Apr 1956)
  2. “Lot”, Ward Moore (F&SF May 1953)
  3. “Skirmish”, Clifford D. Simak (Amazing Dec 1950)
  4. “And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side”, James Tiptree, Jr. (F&SF Mar 1972)
  5. “Poor Little Warrior!”, Brian W. Aldiss (F&SF Apr 1958)
  6. “Grandpa”, James H. Schmitz (Astounding Feb 1955)
  7. “Nightfall”, Isaac Asimov (Astounding Sep 1941)
  8. “The Snowball Effect”, Katherine MacLean (Galaxy Sep 1952)
  9. “Swarm”, Bruce Sterling (F&SF Apr 1982)
  10. “Blood Music”, Greg Bear (Analog Jun 1983)
  11. “Answer”, Fredric Brown (Angels and Spaceships, 1954)
  12. “The Liberation of Earth”, William Tenn (Future May 1953)
  13. “An Alien Agony”, Harry Harrison (New Worlds Sep 1962)
  14. “Track 12”, J. G. Ballard (New Worlds Apr 1958)
  15. “Sexual Dimorphism”, Kim Stanley Robinson (The Martians, 1999)
  16. “The Tunnel Under the World”, Frederik Pohl (Galaxy Jan 1955)
  17. “Friends in Need”, Eliza Blair (Bug-Eyed Magazine)
  18. “The Store of the Worlds”, Robert Sheckley (Playboy Sep 1959)
  19. “Jokester”, Isaac Asimov (Infinity Science Fiction Dec 1956)
  20. “The Short-Short Story of Mankind”, John Steinbeck (Lilliput Nov 1955)
  21. “Night Watch”, James Inglis (New Writings in SF. 3, 1965)
  22. “Story of Your Life”, Ted Chiang (Starlight 2, 1998)
  23. “Protected Species”, H. B. Fyfe (Astounding Mar 1951)
  24. “The Rescuer”, Arthur Porges (Analog Jul 1962)
  25. “I Made You”, Walter M. Miller, Jr. (Astounding Mar 1954)
  26. “The Country of the Kind”, Damon Knight (F&SF Feb 1956)
  27. “The Cage”, A. Bertram Chandler (F&SF Jun 1957)
  28. “Fulfillment”, A. E. van Vogt (New Tales of Space and Time, 1951)
  29. “Common Time”, James Blish (Science Fiction Quarterly Aug 1953)
  30. “Alien Embassy”, Garry Kilworth
  31. “Great Work of Time”, John Crowley (Novelty, 1989)

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