Most-Viewed Short Fiction Since 2005

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1 34650 I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream Harlan Ellison
2 23973 The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas Ursula K. Le Guin
3 19566 "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman Harlan Ellison
4 17187 Story of Your Life Ted Chiang
5 15402 The Road Not Taken Harry Turtledove
6 13856 "All You Zombies ..." Robert A. Heinlein
7 12873 We Can Remember It for You Wholesale Philip K. Dick
8 12838 The Langoliers Stephen King
9 12202 The Last Question Isaac Asimov
10 12084 There Will Come Soft Rains Ray Bradbury
11 11970 By His Bootstraps Robert A. Heinlein
12 11955 The Nine Billion Names of God Arthur C. Clarke
13 10436 The Lady or the Tiger? Frank R. Stockton
14 8964 The Girl in the Golden Atom Ray Cummings
15 8880 Adjustment Team Philip K. Dick
16 8298 Impostor Philip K. Dick
17 8087 The Golden Man Philip K. Dick
18 8046 The Minority Report Philip K. Dick
19 7312 A Sound of Thunder Ray Bradbury
20 6615 The Veldt Ray Bradbury
21 6045 First Contact Murray Leinster
22 5991 Mimsy Were the Borogoves Lewis Padgett
23 5902 All Summer in a Day Ray Bradbury
24 5872 Call Me Joe Poul Anderson
25 5845 Nightfall Isaac Asimov
26 5443 The Electric Ant Philip K. Dick
27 5396 Bears Discover Fire Terry Bisson
28 5201 Blood of the Dragon George R. R. Martin
29 5190 Space, Time, and the Incurable Romantic J. Michael Straczynski
30 5107 Business as Usual, During Alterations Ralph Williams
31 5100 Pandora's Millions George O. Smith
32 5088 The Star Arthur C. Clarke
33 4893 Ender's Game Orson Scott Card
34 4852 Light of Other Days Bob Shaw
35 4786 The Screwfly Solution James Tiptree, Jr.
36 4761 Arena Fredric Brown
37 4665 A Shady Plot Elsie Brown
38 4628 The Fog Horn Ray Bradbury
39 4575 Houston, Houston, Do You Read? James Tiptree, Jr.
40 4442 The Call of Cthulhu H. P. Lovecraft
41 4370 If All Men Were Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister? Theodore Sturgeon
42 4349 The Fun They Had Isaac Asimov
43 4348 Mr. Goober's Show Howard Waldrop
44 4333 Gulf Robert A. Heinlein
45 4319 The Tell-Tale Heart Edgar Allan Poe
46 4294 The Ugly Little Boy Isaac Asimov
47 4192 Mimsy Were the Borogoves Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore
48 4165 The Cask of Amontillado Edgar Allan Poe
49 4004 Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones Samuel R. Delany
50 3994 The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline Isaac Asimov
51 3990 Roog Philip K. Dick
52 3830 Allamagoosa Eric Frank Russell
53 3798 Second Variety Philip K. Dick
54 3759 The Cold Equations Tom Godwin
55 3714 The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag Robert A. Heinlein
56 3711 The Crystal Spheres David Brin
57 3706 True Names Vernor Vinge
58 3698 The Canterville Ghost Oscar Wilde
59 3666 Black Destroyer A. E. van Vogt
60 3664 Faith of Our Fathers Philip K. Dick
61 3656 Hell Is the Absence of God Ted Chiang
62 3654 Surface Tension James Blish
63 3644 Why I Left Harry's All-Night Hamburgers Lawrence Watt-Evans
64 3619 Love Is the Plan the Plan Is Death James Tiptree, Jr.
65 3618 The Man Who Sold the Moon Robert A. Heinlein
66 3614 The Proud Robot Henry Kuttner
67 3551 Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed Ray Bradbury
68 3523 Passengers Robert Silverberg
69 3494 The Tower Room Sara Douglass
70 3460 The Big Front Yard Clifford D. Simak
71 3459 Weyr Search Anne McCaffrey
72 3438 Aye, and Gomorrah... Samuel R. Delany
73 3436 The Variable Man Philip K. Dick
74 3419 When It Changed Joanna Russ
75 3379 24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai Roger Zelazny
76 3362 No Truce With Kings Poul Anderson
77 3361 The Little Black Bag C. M. Kornbluth
78 3350 The Days of Solomon Gursky Ian McDonald
79 3339 The Wind Cap Jane Yolen
80 3338 Harrison Bergeron Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
81 3331 The Pedestrian Ray Bradbury
82 3307 The Game of Rat and Dragon Cordwainer Smith
83 3305 Or All the Seas with Oysters Avram Davidson
84 3305 Who Can Replace a Man? Brian W. Aldiss
85 3269 Grotto of the Dancing Deer Clifford D. Simak
86 3257 Speech Sounds Octavia E. Butler
87 3236 The Word for World Is Forest Ursula K. Le Guin
88 3221 Answer Fredric Brown
89 3211 The Sentinel Arthur C. Clarke
90 3202 Nightwings Robert Silverberg
91 3181 Life-Line Robert A. Heinlein
92 3177 Reason Isaac Asimov
93 3153 The Saturn Game Poul Anderson
94 3149 "—And He Built a Crooked House" Robert A. Heinlein
95 3121 The Star Ducks Bill Brown
96 3117 The Moon Moth Jack Vance
97 3094 The Queen of Air and Darkness Poul Anderson
98 3085 A Meeting With Medusa Arthur C. Clarke
99 3078 The Father-Thing Philip K. Dick
100 3065 Bloodchild Octavia E. Butler
101 3056 The George Business Roger Zelazny
102 3051 Beyond Lies the Wub Philip K. Dick
103 3046 The Last Castle Jack Vance
104 3038 No Woman Born C. L. Moore
105 3032 Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption Stephen King
106 3017 The Menace from Earth Robert A. Heinlein
107 3002 Requiem Robert A. Heinlein
108 2997 Cheat! Allan Baillie
109 2987 The Voices of Time J. G. Ballard
110 2984 The Women Men Don't See James Tiptree, Jr.
111 2976 Thor Meets Captain America David Brin
112 2964 Blowups Happen Robert A. Heinlein
113 2962 The Longest Voyage Poul Anderson
114 2933 A Planet Named Shayol Cordwainer Smith
115 2923 The Mountains of Mourning Lois McMaster Bujold
116 2920 Inconstant Moon Larry Niven
117 2894 Rescue Party Arthur C. Clarke
118 2878 Understand Ted Chiang
119 2847 Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight Ursula K. Le Guin
120 2846 Waldo Robert A. Heinlein
121 2845 Born of Man and Woman Richard Matheson
122 2842 Fondly Fahrenheit Alfred Bester
123 2830 The Hedge Knight George R. R. Martin
124 2822 Mars Is Heaven! Ray Bradbury
125 2809 The Marching Morons C. M. Kornbluth
126 2806 The Roads Must Roll Robert A. Heinlein
127 2806 Gilgamesh in the Outback Robert Silverberg
128 2787 The Crystal Egg H. G. Wells
129 2784 Sandkings George R. R. Martin
130 2776 Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes
131 2773 The Colour Out of Space H. P. Lovecraft
132 2768 The Bicentennial Man Isaac Asimov
133 2766 The Liberation of Earth William Tenn
134 2764 The Weapon Fredric Brown
135 2750 The Thing About Cassandra Neil Gaiman
136 2745 Robot Dreams Isaac Asimov
137 2737 A Martian Odyssey Stanley G. Weinbaum
138 2736 The Tunnel Ahead Alice Glaser
139 2734 The Ship Who Sang Anne McCaffrey
140 2727 The Matter of Seggri Ursula K. Le Guin
141 2718 The Chaser John Collier
142 2714 Nine Lives Ursula K. Le Guin
143 2714 Enemy Mine Barry B. Longyear
144 2702 Runaround Isaac Asimov
145 2697 A Colder War Charles Stross
146 2692 The Great God Pan Arthur Machen
147 2678 Omnilingual H. Beam Piper
148 2635 Marionettes, Inc. Ray Bradbury
149 2632 The April Witch Ray Bradbury
150 2630 And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side James Tiptree, Jr.
151 2629 Exploration Team Murray Leinster
152 2614 Liar! Isaac Asimov
153 2611 Etaoin Shrdlu Fredric Brown
154 2609 Farewell to the Master Harry Bates
155 2608 The Nameless City H. P. Lovecraft
156 2601 Null-O Philip K. Dick
157 2594 The Dragon Masters Jack Vance
158 2587 That Only a Mother Judith Merril
159 2584 Adam and No Eve Alfred Bester
160 2570 Riders of the Purple Wage Philip José Farmer
161 2560 The State of the Art Iain M. Banks
162 2555 Across Three Millennia Emily Smith
163 2552 The Whimper of Whipped Dogs Harlan Ellison
164 2552 Herbig-Haro Harry Turtledove
165 2552 Path of the Dragon George R. R. Martin
166 2550 Scanners Live in Vain Cordwainer Smith
167 2543 Cassandra C. J. Cherryh
168 2523 Press Enter [] John Varley
169 2522 Enchantress of Venus Leigh Brackett
170 2522 The Mystery Knight: A Tale of the Seven Kingdoms George R. R. Martin
171 2521 The Human Operators Harlan Ellison and A. E. van Vogt
172 2517 What the Dead Men Say Philip K. Dick
173 2508 The Man Who Came Early Poul Anderson
174 2501 The Hemingway Hoax Joe Haldeman
175 2484 Goat Song Poul Anderson
176 2479 The Country of the Kind Damon Knight
177 2479 Who Goes There? John W. Campbell, Jr.
178 2474 Someday Isaac Asimov
179 2473 The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate Ted Chiang
180 2472 The Tunnel Under the World Frederik Pohl
181 2470 The Day Before the Revolution Ursula K. Le Guin
182 2463 A Pail of Air Fritz Leiber
183 2462 The Underhandler Christopher Anvil
184 2457 The Girl Who Was Plugged In James Tiptree, Jr.
185 2451 The Defenders Philip K. Dick
186 2446 Rachel in Love Pat Murphy
187 2442 M.Y.T.H. Inc. Instructions Robert Asprin and Jody Lynn Nye
188 2428 Delenda Est Poul Anderson
189 2422 The Lucky Strike Kim Stanley Robinson
190 2415 Blood Music Greg Bear
191 2405 Exhalation Ted Chiang
192 2391 A Song for Lya George R. R. Martin
193 2390 The Star Plunderer Poul Anderson
194 2373 The Darfsteller Walter M. Miller, Jr.
195 2372 City Clifford D. Simak
196 2365 The Persistence of Vision John Varley
197 2364 Two Minutes Forty-Five Seconds Dan Simmons
198 2362 The Conquest of Gola Leslie F. Stone
199 2360 The Flying Machine Ray Bradbury
200 2359 The Feeling of Power Isaac Asimov
201 2349 Sucker Bait Isaac Asimov
202 2346 All the Troubles of the World Isaac Asimov
203 2343 Vaster Than Empires and More Slow Ursula K. Le Guin
204 2339 The Small Assassin Ray Bradbury
205 2338 Enchanted Village A. E. van Vogt
206 2333 Crusade Arthur C. Clarke
207 2332 Gold Isaac Asimov
208 2331 The Gun Without a Bang Robert Sheckley
209 2331 Oceanic Greg Egan
210 2316 Microcosmic God Theodore Sturgeon
211 2313 Fermi and Frost Frederik Pohl
212 2312 Fire Watch Connie Willis
213 2307 Gonna Roll the Bones Fritz Leiber
214 2307 Always Karen Joy Fowler
215 2306 The Cookie Monster Vernor Vinge
216 2305 That Hell-Bound Train Robert Bloch
217 2297 First Law Isaac Asimov
218 2293 Jeffty Is Five Harlan Ellison
219 2289 It's a Good Life Jerome Bixby
220 2289 The Streets of Ashkelon Harry Harrison
221 2287 The Diploids Katherine MacLean
222 2287 The Martian Way Isaac Asimov
223 2285 Superiority Arthur C. Clarke
224 2284 The Last of the Masters Philip K. Dick
225 2283 The Year of the Jackpot Robert A. Heinlein
226 2282 Frost and Fire Ray Bradbury
227 2280 Neutron Star Larry Niven
228 2280 Magic, Inc. Robert A. Heinlein
229 2276 The Sharing of Flesh Poul Anderson
230 2272 Strange Playfellow Isaac Asimov
231 2270 Resurrection A. E. van Vogt
232 2268 Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge Mike Resnick
233 2266 Tower of Babylon Ted Chiang
234 2265 The Man Who Lost the Sea Theodore Sturgeon
235 2265 Dacey's Patent Automatic Nanny Ted Chiang
236 2263 Alpha Ralpha Boulevard Cordwainer Smith
237 2262 The Gun Philip K. Dick
238 2249 August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains Ray Bradbury
239 2247 Evidence Isaac Asimov
240 2246 The Snows of Ganymede Poul Anderson
241 2243 Shambleau C. L. Moore
242 2235 Solution Unsatisfactory Robert A. Heinlein
243 2230 Time Patrol Poul Anderson
244 2225 Helen O'Loy Lester del Rey
245 2224 The Green Hills of Earth Robert A. Heinlein
246 2221 What's Expected of Us Ted Chiang
247 2218 Vault of the Beast A. E. van Vogt
248 2216 Colony Philip K. Dick
249 2216 Orphans of the Helix Dan Simmons
250 2206 Mirror Image Isaac Asimov
251 2206 Coming Attraction Fritz Leiber
252 2202 When We Went to See the End of the World Robert Silverberg
253 2196 Of Missing Persons Jack Finney
254 2185 The Cat Gene Wolfe
255 2184 Specialist Robert Sheckley
256 2184 The Evening and the Morning and the Night Octavia E. Butler
257 2183 The Calorie Man Paolo Bacigalupi
258 2180 The Thorns of Barevi Anne McCaffrey
259 2173 5,271,009 Alfred Bester
260 2172 The Only Neat Thing to Do James Tiptree, Jr.
261 2169 Born with the Dead Robert Silverberg
262 2163 The New Accelerator H. G. Wells
263 2156 In Value Deceived H. B. Fyfe
264 2156 The Skull Philip K. Dick
265 2155 Placet Is a Crazy Place Fredric Brown
266 2155 Two Sought Adventure Fritz Leiber
267 2154 Kaleidoscope Ray Bradbury
268 2154 The Blabber Vernor Vinge
269 2152 A Rose for Ecclesiastes Roger Zelazny
270 2148 Seventh Victim Robert Sheckley
271 2145 Dear Pen Pal A. E. van Vogt
272 2140 Sales Pitch Philip K. Dick
273 2139 The Other Side of the Sky Arthur C. Clarke
274 2138 Coming of Age in Karhide Ursula K. Le Guin
275 2135 The Rule of Names Ursula K. Le Guin
276 2135 The Word of Unbinding Ursula K. Le Guin
277 2134 The Dead Past Isaac Asimov
278 2129 Inside Job Connie Willis
279 2123 The King of the Elves Philip K. Dick
280 2121 Desertion Clifford D. Simak
281 2117 Successful Operation Robert A. Heinlein
282 2116 Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand Vonda N. McIntyre
283 2116 The Lifecycle of Software Objects Ted Chiang
284 2112 Death and the Senator Arthur C. Clarke
285 2111 The Jigsaw Man Larry Niven
286 2110 The Twelfth Album Stephen Baxter
287 2103 With Folded Hands ... Jack Williamson
288 2100 All Cats Are Gray Andre Norton
289 2098 Bicycle Repairman Bruce Sterling
290 2093 Riding the Bullet Stephen King
291 2088 The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories Gene Wolfe
292 2087 The Crime and the Glory of Commander Suzdal Cordwainer Smith
293 2085 And Seven Times Never Kill Man George R. R. Martin
294 2081 Satisfaction Guaranteed Isaac Asimov
295 2081 Beyond the Door Philip K. Dick
296 2081 The People of Sand and Slag Paolo Bacigalupi
297 2079 The Star Pit Samuel R. Delany
298 2077 Paycheck Philip K. Dick
299 2075 Down in the Bottomlands Harry Turtledove
300 2073 A Boy and His Dog Harlan Ellison
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