The ED SF Project

The Ellen Datlow/SCI FICTION Project, that is. We're showing the love for five and a half years of great short fiction, and we need your help! We've got over 300 stories to cover, so if you're a person who loves short speculative fiction, we want you. Go here to read the list and add your voice.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The List

SCIFICTION is ending after five and a half years of great fiction. I don't think we should let this go without, at the very least, showing our appreciation for the site and the work Ellen Datlow and so many talented writers have done.

Here's my idea.

By my count there are 350+ stories archived at the site. I'm willing to bet that there are that many SF writers/critics/fans/what have you who have some sort of presence on the web. So I'm thinking, let's all of us write an appreciation of one of the stories.

It doesn't need to be something long--it could be a few paragraphs, or it could be in-depth; it could be a critical analysis or just a reaction to the story. Just something that focuses on the fiction and shows how much impact the site has had. Remember, this is an appreciation. A celebration. Pick a story you love, or discover a new one by reading through the archives. Discover for yourself just what we're losing. Then let's give it the best sendoff possible.

This project is going to be first come, first dibs; whoever comments first below or emails me (comments are emailed to me as well, so I'll know which has come first) will be attached to that story. It would be nice if we all made an effort to find some underappreciated gems rather than dogpiling on the award winners, but if a particular story leapt into your head, go for it. I'll update the list frequently to note which stories have been assigned. If your favorite gets snapped up, I would challenge you to read a story you haven't read before, and hopefully discover a new favorite. That's part of the idea here, to raise the visibility and readership of the site for however long it continues.

If you have questions about how we're going to do this, post them below as well. We'll be figuring this out as we go along.

Once you've written your appreciation, send it to me at snurri2000 @ yahoo.com. I'd appreciate it if folks could insert their own HTML coding if they can, but mostly it's the words we're looking for. I'll post the appreciations here and send you a link, and if you like you can post it on your own site with a link back here. Folks who don't have blogs or other web presences can just send their pieces to me and I'll post them here. I had originally set a late December deadline, but let's drop that. Sign up, and get it to me as soon as you can; if the rest of this year is a mess, wait until early in the new.

Also, as you comment, please leave your full name, so I'll know whose name to attach to the stories.
SCIFICTION is ending after five and a half years of great fiction. I don't think we should let this go without, at the very least, showing our appreciation for the site and the work Ellen Datlow and so many talented writers have done.

Here's my idea.

By my count there are 350+ stories archived at the site. I'm willing to bet that there are that many SF writers/critics/fans/what have you who have some sort of presence on the web. So I'm thinking, let's all of us write an appreciation of one of the stories.

It doesn't need to be something long--it could be a few paragraphs, or it could be in-depth; it could be a critical analysis or just a reaction to the story. Just something that focuses on the fiction and shows how much impact the site has had. Remember, this is an appreciation. A celebration. Pick a story you love, or discover a new one by reading through the archives. Discover for yourself just what we're losing. Then let's give it the best sendoff possible.

This project is going to be first come, first dibs; whoever comments first below or emails me (comments are emailed to me as well, so I'll know which has come first) will be attached to that story. It would be nice if we all made an effort to find some underappreciated gems rather than dogpiling on the award winners, but if a particular story leapt into your head, go for it. I'll update the list frequently to note which stories have been assigned. If your favorite gets snapped up, I would challenge you to read a story you haven't read before, and hopefully discover a new favorite. That's part of the idea here, to raise the visibility and readership of the site for however long it continues.

If you have questions about how we're going to do this, post them below as well. We'll be figuring this out as we go along.

Once you've written your appreciation, send it to me at snurri2000 @ yahoo.com. I'd appreciate it if folks could insert their own HTML coding if they can, but mostly it's the words we're looking for. I'll post the appreciations here and send you a link, and if you like you can post it on your own site with a link back here. Folks who don't have blogs or other web presences can just send their pieces to me and I'll post them here. I had originally set a late December deadline, but let's drop that. Sign up, and get it to me as soon as you can; if the rest of this year is a mess, wait until early in the new.

Also, as you comment, please leave your full name, so I'll know whose name to attach to the stories.

So, without further ado, the list:

The Dope Fiend
by Lavie Tidhar
* Appreciation by Jason Sizemore

Boz
by Kristine Kathryn Rush
* Appreciation by Paul Oppenheimer

The Great Wall of Mexico
by John Sladek

The Emperor
by Lucius Shepard

Star Light, Star Bright
by Alfred Bester

The King of Where-I-Go
by Howard Waldrop

The Man Who Would be Kong
by Andrew Fox

Stu
by Bruce McAllister

The Man Who Never Forgot
by Robert Silverberg
* Appreciation by Scott M. Sandridge

Different Flesh
by Claude Lalumière
* Appreciation by Anna Tambour

The Beautiful People
by Robert Bloch
* Appreciation by Mikal Trimm

Man for the Job
by Robert Reed

The Horse of a Different Color (That You Rode in On)
by Howard Waldrop
* Appreciation by Lois Tilton

All the Sounds of Fear
by Harlan Ellison®
* Appreciation by CJ Hurtt

Bears Discover Smut
by Michael Bishop
* Appreciation by Elizabeth Bear

Painwise
by James Tiptree, Jr.
* Appreciation by Moira Russell

The Serial Murders
by Kim Newman
* Appreciation by Tansy Rayner Roberts

The Water Sculptor
by George Zebrowski

The Canadian Who Came Almost All the Way Home From the Stars
by Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold
* Appreciation by Timothy Mahoney

Long Cold Day
by Elizabeth Bear
* Appreciation by Haddayr Copley-Woods

Under the Hollywood Sign
by Tom Reamy

Panacea
by Jason Stoddard
* Appreciation by Adam Rakunas

Parallax
by Laird Barron
* Appreciation by Chris Dodson

Anyway
by M. Rickert
* Appreciation by Rick Bowes

To Be Continued...
by Robert Silverberg

Is There Life After Rehab?
by Pat Cadigan
* Appreciation by Toni McGee Causey

A Life in the Day of...
by Frank M. Robinson

Abimagique
by Lucius Shepard
* Appreciation by Sue Lange

The Christmas Count
by David B. Coe
* Appreciation by Christopher Rowe

The Tenants
by William Tenn
Appreciation by Nancy O. Greene

Gauging Moonlight
by E. Catherine Tobler
* Appreciation by Patrick Samphire

Calypso In Berlin
by Elizabeth Hand
* Appreciation by Jana Phipps

Come On, Wagon
by Zenna Henderson
* Appreciation by Suzette Haden Elgin

Heavy Lifting
by Suzy McKee Charnas

The Starry Night
by Barry N. Malzberg and Jack Dann
* Appreciation by E. Sedia

Mouse
by Fredric Brown
* Appreciation by Gary Wassner

There's a Hole in the City
by Richard Bowes
* Appreciation by Mary Rickert

Diamond Girls
by Louise Marley
* Appreciation by Nadine Armstrong

Transformer
by Chad Oliver

The Being of It All
by Carol Emshwiller
* Appreciation by Tom Barlow

The Scribble Mind
by Jeffrey Ford
* Appreciation by Jeremy Tolbert

The White King's Dream
by Elizabeth A. Lynn

Song of the Black Dog
by Kit Reed
* Appreciation by Gregory Frost

The Girl in the Fabrilon
by Marly Youmans

Black Country
by Charles Beaumont
* Appreciation by Derek Johnson

And the Deep Blue Sea
by Elizabeth Bear

Heads Down, Thumbs Up
by Gavin J. Grant
* Appreciation by Jeff VanderMeer

Brown Robert
by Terry Carr

Passing of the Minotaurs
by Rjurik Davidson
* Appreciation by E. Catherine Tobler

Guys Day Out
by Ellen Klages
* Appreciation by Robert Cook

The Sea Was Wet as Wet Can Be
by Gahan Wilson
* Appreciation by Lynda E. Rucker

Rocket Fall
by David Prill
* Appreciation by David Herter

Vanishing Act
by E. Catherine Tobler

Space-time for Springers
by Fritz Leiber
* Appreciation by E. Sedia

Hidden Paradise
by Robert Reed

The Spear Carrier
by A.M. Dellamonica
* Appreciation by Paul Abbamondi

They Don't Make Life Like They Used To
by Alfred Bester
* Appreciation by Pam Noles

Invisible
by Steve Rasnic Tem
* Appreciation by Keith Demanche

Little Faces
by Vonda N. McIntyre
* Appreciation by Liz Henry

The Yellow Pill
by Rog Phillips
* Appreciation by Sheila Williams

Jane
by Marc Laidlaw
* Appreciation by Brian Overton

Hell Notes
by M.K. Hobson
* Appreciation by Eugie Foster

Familiar Pattern
by A. Bertram Chandler

Matricide
by Lucy Sussex

A Man of Light
by Jeffrey Ford
* Appreciation by Bob Urell

Beam Us Home
by James Tiptree, Jr.
* Appreciation by Meghan McCarron

The Five Cigars Of Abu Ali
by Eric Schaller
* Appreciation by Trent Hergenrader

Follow Me Light
by Elizabeth Bear

Gather Blue Roses
by Pamela Sargent
* Appreciation by Rebecca Gold

Nocturne
by J.R. Dunn

Luciferase
by Bruce Sterling
* Appreciation by Richard Butner

Transfer
by Barry N. Malzberg
* Appreciation by Keith Ferrell

Clownette
by Terry Dowling
* Appreciation by Laird Barron

Changing the Guard
by Matthew Claxton

Two Weeks in August
Frank M. Robinson
* Appreciation by Colleen Mondor

The Dragons of Summer Gulch
by Robert Reed
* Appreciation by Sarah Prineas

Super 8
by Terry Bisson

Free Dirt
by Charles Beaumont

All of Us Can Almost...
by Carol Emshwiller

Of Imaginary Airships and Minuscule Matter
by Gary W. Shockley

Bagatelle
by John Varley
* Appreciation by Chelsea Polk

Hula Ville
by James P. Blaylock
* Appreciation by Amy Sterling Casil

We Have Always Spoken Panglish
by Suzette Haden Elgin
* Appreciation by Sarah Rayne Trick

A Kingdom by the Sea
by Gardner Dozois

Q
by John Grant
* Appreciation by Martin Lewis

Soho Golem
by Kim Newman
* Appreciation by Derek Hill

View from a Height
by Joan D. Vinge
* Appreciation by Aimee Amodio

Ruby, in the Storm
by A.M. Dellamonica

The Wolf-man of Alcatraz
by Howard Waldrop
* Appreciation by Chris Barnes

Allamagoosa
by Eric Frank Russell
* Appreciation by Lou Antonelli

Can These Bones Live?
by Manly Wade Wellman
* Appreciation by Jason S. Ridler

Left of the Dial
by Paul Witcover
* Appreciation by Nathan Ballingrud

Bulldozer
by Laird Barron
* Appreciation by John Langan

God's Hooks!
by Howard Waldrop
* Appreciation by Dr. Philip Edward Kaldon

Beautiful Stuff
by Susan Palwick

The Key
by Ilsa J. Bick

A Crowd of Shadows
by Charles L. Grant

The Tang Dynasty Underwater Pyramid
by Walter Jon Williams
* Appreciation by Liz Batty

Volunteers
by Alex Irvine

Among the Dead
by Edward Bryant

Jumpers
by Mary Rosenblum

The Anatomist's Apprentice
by Matthew Claxton
* Appreciation by Mahesh Raj Mohan

Aye, and Gomorrah
by Samuel R. Delany
* Appreciation by Hal Duncan

Leviathan Wept
by Daniel Abraham
* Appreciation by Sue ?

Shadow Twin
by Gardner Dozois, George RR Martin and Daniel Abraham

The Girl Had Guts
by Theodore Sturgeon
* Appreciation by Cat Rambo

Gliders Though They Be
by Carol Emshwiller

The Best Christmas Ever
by James Patrick Kelly
* Appreciation by Deborah Coates

Paul's Treehouse
by Gene Wolfe

The First Commandment
by Gregory Benford

Family Bed
by Kit Reed

Un Bel Di
by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
* Appreciation by Darja Malcolm-Clarke

The Voluntary State
by Christopher Rowe
* Appreciation by Susan Marie Groppi

Elvis in the Attic
by Catherine M. Morrison
* Appreciation by Dan Hartland

The Dandelion Girl
by Robert F. Young

Flight Risk
by Marc Laidlaw

On Display Among the Lesser
by Carol Emshwiller

Sin's Doorway
by Manly Wade Wellman
* Appreciation by Justin Howe

This Tragic Glass
by Elizabeth Bear
* Appreciation by Heather K. Ward

The Baum Plan For Financial Independence
by John Kessel
* Appreciation by Mike Bailey and Chris Dodson

The Little Lamb
by Fredric Brown

King Solomon's Ring
by Roger Zelazny
* Appreciation by Nicholas Whyte

The Three Unknowns
by Severna Park
* Appreciation by Merrie Haskell

Five Guys Named Moe
by Sean Klein

Ballenger's People
by Kris Neville

Articles of a Personal Nature
by Deborah Coates
* Appreciation by Stephanie Burgis

Inappropriate Behavior
by Pat Murphy

Twilla
by Tom Reamy

Zora and the Zombie
by Andy Duncan
* Appreciation by Andy Wolverton

Scout's Honor
by Terry Bisson

The Stare
by John Wyndham
* Appreciation by Gavin J. Grant

Inside Outside
by Michaela Roessner

House of the Future
by Richard Butner
* Appreciation by Michael Kelly

The Prize of Peril
by Robert Sheckley
* Appreciation by John Kessel

Peregrines
by Suzy McKee Charnas

Nutball Season
by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Minnesota Gothic
by Thomas M. Disch

The Keepers of the House
by Lester Del Rey

Liar's House
by Lucius Shepard
* Appreciation by Robert Cook

My Father's Club
by Michael Libling

And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon
by Paul Di Filippo

The Periodic Table of Science Fiction
by Michael Swanwick
* Appreciation by Greg van Eekhout

Child of the Stones
by Paul McAuley

The Golem
by Avram Davidson
* Appreciation by E.C. Myers

It's All True
by John Kessel
* Appreciation by Gwenda Bond

D = R x T
by Howard Waldrop
* Appreciation by Catherine Morrison AKA Chance

The Fellow who Married the Maxill Girl
by Ward Moore

The Woman in the Cherry-Red Convertible by the Platinum Sea
by Ilsa J. Bick

At the Mouth of the River of Bees
by Kij Johnson
* Appreciation by Hannah Wolf Bowen

The Transcendent Tigers
by R.A. Lafferty
* Appreciation by Mike Morrow

Ancestor Money
by Maureen F. McHugh
* Appreciation by Kristin Livdahl

Caught in the Organ Draft
by Robert Silverberg

It Walks in Beauty
by Chan Davis
* Appreciation by Elizabeth Thomas

Greetings
by Terry Bisson

Like, Need, Deserve
by Robert Reed

The View from Endless Scarp
by Marta Randall
* Appreciation by Pat Lundrigan

A Walk in the Garden
by Lucius Shepard
* Appreciation by David Moles

Threads
by Jessica Reisman
* Appreciation by Bradley Denton

Thirty Days Had September
by Robert F. Young

Flowers on Their Bridles, Hooves in the Air
by Glen Hirshberg
* Appreciation by John Langan

Daughter of the Monkey God
by M.K. Hobson
* Appreciation by Jayaprakash Sathyamurthy

What Now, Little Man?
by Mark Clifton

You Go Where It Takes You
by Nathan Ballingrud
* Appreciation by Lucius Shepard

Big House on the Prairie
by David Prill

David's Daddy
by Rosel George Brown

Angels and You Dogs
by Kathleen Ann Goonan

A Full Member of the Club
by Bob Shaw

Touchstone
by Terry Carr

Jailwise
by Lucius Shepard
* Appreciation by Ben Peek

The Man Who Counts
by William Barton
* Appreciation by Simon Bisson

When I Was Miss Dow
by Sonya Dorman
* Appreciation by F. Brett Cox

The Book of Martha
by Octavia E. Butler
* Appreciation by Mary Madewell

The Fate of Nations
by James Morrow

High Weir
by Samuel R. Delany
* Appreciation by Matthew Cheney

The Eyes of America
by Geoffrey A. Landis

The Third Part
by Barry N. Malzberg

Temperature Days on Hawthorne Street
by Charles L. Grant

In The Blood
by Ilsa J. Bick
* Appreciation by Amber van Dyk

Unsportsmanlike Conduct
by Scott Westerfeld
* Appreciation by Grace Dugan

Frog Pond
by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Frankenstein's Daughter
by Maureen F. McHugh
* Appreciation by Ted Chiang

Humpty Dumpty had a Great Fall
by Frank Belknap Long
* Appreciation by Nicholas Ozment

For Keeps
by J. R. Dunn

The Empire of Ice Cream
by Jeffrey Ford
* Appreciation by Rajan Khanna

Casablanca
by Thomas M. Disch

Death Penalty
by Leslie What
* Appreciation by Jude-Marie Green

Señor Volto
by Lucius Shepard
* Appreciation by Donna Royston

The Sliced-Crosswise Only-On-Tuesday World
by Philip José Farmer
* Appreciation by Danny Adams

Castaway
by Gene Wolfe
* Appreciation by Spencer Pate

Boys
by Carol Emshwiller
* Appreciation by Jenn Reese

Let's Be Frank
by Brian W. Aldiss

Amnesty
by Octavia E. Butler
* Appreciation by Claire Light

Fairy Tale
by Gardner Dozois
* Appreciation by Jeffrey Ford

Party of the Two Parts
by William Tenn

Midnight at the Ichnologist's Ball
by Greg Beatty

More Spinned Against …
by John Wyndham
* Appreciation by Kathryn Allen

Protection
by Robert Sheckley
* Appreciation by Joyce Bent

Jury Service
by Charles Stross and Cory Doctorow
* Appreciation by Chris Nakashima-Brown

Waiting for Billy Star
by Tom Reamy

Intruders
by J.R. Dunn

Winters are Hard
by Steven Popkes

The Queen of Pig Island
by Gerald Kersh

On Bookstores, Burners, and Origami
by Jason Wittman
* Appreciation by Colleen Mondor

Flash Point
by Gardner Dozois

Godfather Death
by Richard Bowes

The Wages of Syntax
by Ray Vukcevich
* Appreciation by Jay Lake

The Screwfly Solution
by Raccoona Sheldon
* Appreciation by Ide Cyan

Shipbreaker
by Paul Di Filippo
* Appreciation by Jack Mierzwa

I Saw the Light
by Terry Bisson

Mrs. Pigafetta Swims Well
by Reginald Bretnor

It Becomes Necessary
by Ward Moore

Doctor Pretorius and the Lost Temple
by Paul McAuley

A Flock of Birds
by James Van Pelt
* Appreciation by Alex Wilson

The Women Men Don't See
by James Tiptree, Jr.
* Appreciation by Maureen Kincaid Speller

Voice of Steel
by Sean McMullen

What Mattered Was Sleep
by Patrick O'Leary

Melodies Played upon Cold, Dark Worlds
by Robert Reed

Fear of Strangers
by Dave Hutchinson

Cordle To Onion To Carrot
by Robert Sheckley
* Appreciation by Georgiana Lee

The Names of All the Spirits
by J. R. Dunn

Some Other Time
by Ray Vukcevich

What I Didn't See
by Karen Joy Fowler
* Appreciation by Trent Walters

Clerical Error
by Mark Clifton

Hop-Friend
by Terry Carr

In Green's Dominion
by Dale Bailey

The Last Big Sin
by Kit Reed

Josephine
by Carol Emshwiller
* Appreciation by Susan Shell Winston

The Most Famous Little Girl in the World
by Nancy Kress
* Appreciation by Steven Francis Murphy

Jemima
by A. R. Morlan

The Children's Crusade
by Robert Reed

The Geezenstacks
by Fredric Brown

Scuffle
by Dave Hutchinson

Jimmy Guang's House of Gladmech
by Alex Irvine

Carcinoma Angels
by Norman Spinrad
* Appreciation by River Curtis-Stanley

Swiftly
by Adam Roberts

Emerald Street Expansions
by Lucius Shepard
* Appreciation by Jean-Daniel Breque

The Funeral
by Kate Wilhelm

The Disinterred
by Mark W. Tiedemann

Thanksgiving
by Leslie What

Around the Curve of a Cosmos
by Gregory Benford

Three Times over the Falls
by A.M. Dellamonica

In for a Penny, or, The Man Who Believed in Himself
by James P. Blaylock
* Appreciation by Karen Meisner

The Discharge
by Christopher Priest
* Appreciation by Paul Kincaid

Outside
by Brian W. Aldiss

Water Master
by Carol Emshwiller
* Appreciation by Jack Mierzwa

Auto-da-Fé
by Roger Zelazny
* Appreciation by Jason Stoddard

The Thousand Cuts
by Ian Watson
* Appreciation by Mike Allen

Over Yonder
by Lucius Shepard
* Appreciation by Tim Pratt

Life on Earth
by Pat Cadigan

The Heat Death of The Universe
by Pamela Zoline
* Appreciation by Alison Page

Grandmother Mist
by William R. Eakin
* Appreciation by Pam McNew

Brink
by Gregory Benford

Struwwelpeter
by Glen Hirshberg
* Appreciation by Nathan Ballingrud

Days Red and Green
by Richard Bowes

Bad Medicine
by Robert Sheckley
* Appreciation by Jason Boog

The Girl Who Ate Garbage
by Jessica Reisman & A.M. Dellamonica
* Appreciation by Deborah Biancotti

The Dread and Fear of Kings
by Richard Paul Russo
* Appreciation by Kev McVeigh

Men without Bones
by Gerald Kersh
* Appreciation by Sarah Monette

From the Walls of Irezumi
by A.R. Morlan

Small Houses
by James P. Blaylock
* Appreciation by Amy Sterling Casil

How Beautiful With Banners
by James Blish

Non-Disclosure Agreement
by Scott Westerfeld
* Appreciation by Darby M. Dixon III

Light of Other Days
by Bob Shaw
* Appreciation by Graham Sleight

AZTECHS
by Lucius Shepard
* Appreciation by James Palmer

The Market in Aliens
by Barry N. Malzberg

Neutrino Drag
by Paul Di Filippo
* Appreciation by Claude Lalumière

Charlie's Angels
by Terry Bisson
* Appreciation by John Borneman

Consider Her Ways
by John Wyndham

The Black Heart
by Patrick O'Leary

Shooting the Moon
by Geoffrey A. Landis

Standing in His Light
by Kage Baker

The Other Real World
by Howard Waldrop
* Appreciation by Douglas Lain

Bernie the Faust
by William Tenn

His Own Back Yard
by James P. Blaylock
* Appreciation by Michael Jasper

Discreet Phenomena
by Dave Hutchinson

Tomb Tapper
by James Blish

Beyond the End of Time
by Michael Cassutt

Floating In Lindrethool
by Jeffrey Ford
* Appreciation by Trent Hergenrader

No Fire Burns
by Avram Davidson

Russian Vine
by Simon Ings
* Appreciation by Abigail Nussbaum

The Hat Trick
by Fredric Brown

New Light on the Drake Equation
by Ian R. MacLeod
* Appreciation by Niall Harrison

Copperhead
by Gene Wolfe

Refugees from Nulongwe
by M. Shayne Bell
* Appreciation by Rhonda S. Garcia

The Lagan Fishers
by Terry Dowling

Bad Animals
by John W. Randal

Cat in the Box
by A.R. Morlan
* Appreciation by Elizabeth Genco

Five Miles from Pavement
by Steven Utley

One Horse Town
by Howard Waldrop and Leigh Kennedy
* Appreciation by Kev McVeigh

Editing for Content
by Gavin J. Grant

Silent Her
by Barry B. Longyear

Cucumber Gravy
by Susan Palwick

The Quicksilver Kid
by Richard Bowes

More Adventures on Other Planets
by Michael Cassutt
* Appreciation by Rich Horton

The Scab's Progress
by Paul Di Filippo and Bruce Sterling

The House the Blakeneys Built
by Avram Davidson

The Meaning of the Word
by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Chip Crockett's Christmas Carol
by Elizabeth Hand
* Appreciation by Jonathan Strahan

The Dance of the Changer and the Three
by Terry Carr

A Cold Dish
by Lisa Tuttle
* Appreciation by Mélanie Fazi

The Despoblado
by Steven Utley

When It Changed
by Joanna Russ
* Appreciation by Kameron Hurley

Tomorrow Town
by Kim Newman

The Flyers of Gy: An Interplanary Tale
by Ursula K. Le Guin
* Appreciation by Christopher Barzak

Belling Martha
by Leigh Kennedy
* Appreciation by Bill McCloud

The Pottawatomie Giant
by Andy Duncan
* Appreciation by Jason Erik Lundberg

The Far Oasis
by Jeffrey Ford

Corona
by Samuel R. Delany
* Appreciation by Sheree Renée Thomas

The Other Side
by James P. Blaylock
* Appreciation by Mark Gerrits

Nevada
by A. M. Dellamonica

The Man Who Loved the Faioli
by Roger Zelazny

The Origin of Truth
by Tim Lebbon
* Appreciation by Nick Mamatas

Wetlands Preserve
by Nancy Kress
* Appreciation by David B. Coe

Descending
by Thomas M. Disch
* Appreciation by John Schoffstall

Birdy Girl
by Robert Reed
* Appreciation by Erin Hoffman

To Bell The Cat
by Joan D. Vinge
* Appreciation by Sarah Prineas

From the Files of the Time Rangers
by Richard Bowes
* Appreciation by Charles Coleman Finlay

The Real World
by Steven Utley
* Appreciation by Russell B. Farr

A Wind Is Rising
by Robert Sheckley

Tir-na-nOg
by Dave Hutchinson

Ciné Rimettato
by A. R. Morlan

Partial Eclipse
by Graham Joyce
* Appreciation by JoAnn Cox

Winter Quarters
by Howard Waldrop
* Appreciation by Deborah Layne

Goddesses
by Linda Nagata
* Appreciation by Pete Tillman

Dune: Nighttime Shadows on Open Sand
by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

The Cure for Everything
by Severna Park

Castle in the Desert: Anno Dracula 1977
by Kim Newman

Chimera
by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

The Ugly Chickens
by Howard Waldrop
* Appreciation by Rose Fox

Malthusian's Zombie
by Jeffrey Ford
* Appreciation by Elad Haber

The War of the Worlds
by James P. Blaylock
* Appreciation by Robert Burke Richardson

Freeing the Angels
by Pat Cadigan and Chris Fowler
* Appreciation by Rochita C. Loenen-Ruiz

Stories no longer archived:

"Come Lady Death"
by Peter Beagle

"The Animal Fair"
by Robert Bloch

"They Bite"
by Anthony Boucher

"The Pink Caterpillar"
by Anthony Boucher

"I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream"
by Harlan Ellison®
* Appreciation by E.C. Myers

"And he Built a Crooked House"
by Robert Heinlein
* Appreciation by Dr. Philip Edward Kaldon

"The Mindworm"
by C.M. Kornbluth

"Line to Tomorrow"
by Henry Kuttner

"Nine Hundred Grandmothers"
R.A. Lafferty

"Land of the Great Horses"
by R.A. Lafferty

"Narrow Valley"
by R.A. Lafferty

"Slow Tuesday Night"
by R. A. Lafferty

"Dance of the Dead"
by Richard Matheson

"The Ship Who Sang"
by Anne McCaffrey

"Casey Agonistes"
by Richard McKenna

"Something Bright"
by Zenna Henderson

"One of those Days"
by William F. Nolan

"The Detweiler Boy"
Tom Reamy

"The Pope of the Chimps"
by Robert Silverberg

"Sundance"
by Robert Silverberg

"Mother Hitton's Littul Kittons"
by Cordwainer Smith
* Appreciation by Alan DeNiro

"The Other Celia"
by Theodore Sturgeon
* Appreciation by John Joseph Adams

"Love is the Plan, the Plan is Death"
by James Tiptree, Jr
* Appreciation by Alex Saltman

"Baby, You Were Great"
by Kate Wilhelm

238 Comments:

Anonymous elizabeth bear said...

Dibs on "Bears Discover Smut!"

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Chelsea Polk said...

"Bagatelle" By John Varley:
mineminemineminemine!

7:40 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Elizabeth, Chelsea, so noted.

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Nick Mamatas said...

"The Origin of Truth" by Tim Lebbon

8:00 PM  
Blogger Jason Erik Lundberg said...

"The Pottawatomie Giant" by Andy Duncan for me!

8:05 PM  
Blogger E. Catherine said...

"Passing of the Minotaurs" by Rjurik Davidson. :)

8:06 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Nick, Jason, Catherine, check, check, check.

8:13 PM  
Blogger Matthew Cheney said...

I want them all! But I'll take Delany's "High Weir".

8:25 PM  
Blogger Trent said...

Gimme "The Five Cigars Of Abu Ali"
by Eric Schaller, please.

8:27 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

On Bookstores, Burners & Origami please!

8:57 PM  
Blogger Trent said...

Since I've already got some comments on KJF's "What I Didn't See" I'll take that one. I'd probably do others that people don't want later.

8:58 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

So many excellent stories to choose from -- I'll take Maureen's "Ancestor Money"

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Jed said...

Good idea.

There are a dozen I want, and I'm short on time this week, so I won't pick one yet; I'll just write comments when I can, and I'll drop you a note when/if I manage to do it.

Btw, there are several stories where the links are missing the essential "http://www.scifi.com" at the beginning, so clicking the link leads to a page-not-found error. (The Wellman story, for example, and several on either side of that one.)

9:42 PM  
Blogger Tansy said...

The Serial Murders by Kim Newman, please.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

HTML should be fixed now. Thanks, Jed.

List is updated through Tansy, who I'm assuming is Tansy Rayner Roberts? I can't find your full name from your link; let me know if I'm mistaken.

9:57 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Dibs on "Little Faces" by Vonda McIntyre.

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Liz Henry said...

That was me for "Little Faces". Whoops!

10:10 PM  
Anonymous Jay Lake said...

Hey dude. I something of an exegesis on Ray Vukcevich's "The Wages of Syntax" here:

http://www.irosf.com/q/zine/article/10033#b1

I don't think I could better that...

10:19 PM  
Blogger Tansy said...

Hi Dave - yep, I am Tansy Rayner Roberts. Sorry for that!

10:23 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Gotcha, Liz.

Jay, I sent you an email.

Tansy, I was pretty sure it was you, but I didn't want to get it wrong!

10:32 PM  
Anonymous Jed said...

Just occurred to me that several stories (mostly or all reprints) have been taken down since their publication. Might be cool to get a list of those (from Ellen, maybe?) and include them. (At least, I don't think those ones are included in your list, but I could be wrong.)

10:39 PM  
Blogger Darby M. Dixon III said...

"Non-Disclosure Agreement" by Scott Westerfeld.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Russell B. Farr said...

The Real World by Steven Utley if I may.

Russell B. Farr

11:20 PM  
Blogger John Joseph Adams said...

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12:42 AM  
Blogger John Joseph Adams said...

What Jed said is true -- some of the stories have been taken down (mostly, if not all of them being classics). For instance, Ellen reprinted "The Other Celia" by Theodore Sturgeon, but it's no longer in the archive. Though they foolishly just deleted the link and left it on the server, so if you google for it, you can find it still.

Voila! Http://tinyurl.com/cp5yl

So, I'd like to appreciate "The Other Celia," please.

This is a very cool idea, BTW; I'm sure Ellen will appreciate it.

12:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Grandmother Mist" by William R. Eakin is what I'd like, please.

Pam McNew

1:48 AM  
Anonymous ben peek said...

i'd like to snag 'jailwise' by lucius shepard, thanks.

2:21 AM  
Anonymous Maureen Kincaid Speller said...

I'd like Tiptree's The Women Men Don't See if that's not already taken

2:25 AM  
Anonymous Nicholas Whyte said...

Bagsy "King Solomon's Ring", by Roger Zelazny.

3:52 AM  
Anonymous charles coleman finlay said...

I'll take Rick Bowes "From the Files of the Time Rangers".

3:54 AM  
Anonymous Heather K Ward said...

I'll take This Tragic Glass by Elizabeth Bear, please :)

4:03 AM  
Anonymous Graham Sleight said...

I'd like to do "Light of Other Days" by Bob Shaw.

4:53 AM  
Anonymous chibent (Joyce Bent) said...

I'd like to take "Protection" by Robert Sheckley, please.

5:11 AM  
Blogger John Schoffstall said...

Dibs on "Descending" by Thomas M. Disch.

5:14 AM  
Blogger Rajan said...

I'd like to do "The Empire of Ice Cream" by Jeffrey Ford.

5:40 AM  
Anonymous Merrie Haskell said...

I'd like Elizabeth Bear's "This Tragic Glass," please.

6:05 AM  
Anonymous Merrie Haskell said...

Oops, my mistake. "Tragic Glass" is taken.

How about "The Three Unknowns" by Severna Park?

6:24 AM  
Blogger Michael Jasper said...

How about "His Own Back Yard" by James Blaylock for me, please?

Cool idea!

6:41 AM  
Anonymous Rose Fox said...

What a lovely idea. I'd be happy to take "The Ugly Chickens", a favorite of mine from way way back.

6:47 AM  
Blogger haddayr said...

Bear's "Long, Cold Day." Oh please please please.

6:50 AM  
Blogger David Moles said...

Lucius Shepard, “A Walk in the Garden.”

6:58 AM  
Anonymous kev mcveigh (pigeonhed) said...

Great idea. Even if the site weren't closing this sort of focus on short SF would be fascinating, but the cause makes it even better.

Is there a deadline for contributions?

My choices would be Richard Paul Russo's The Fear & Dread Of Kings
and Michaela Roessner's Inside Outside

7:00 AM  
Anonymous Moira Russell said...

What a great idea. I'd like James Tiptree Jr's "Painwise," please.

7:09 AM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

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7:17 AM  
Anonymous Patrick Samphire said...

If no one else has claimed it, I'll write an appreciation of "Gauging Moonlight" by E. Catherine Tobler. Hell, I've already reviewed it, so I won't have too much extra work to do. :)

7:45 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

OK, I've updated through Moira's post; Jeremy, sorry that Ben beat you to "Painwise," but I hope you'll decide to do another.

John, I've added "The Other Celia" and attached your name--I'll see about getting a list from Ellen. Thanks to you and Jed for the heads-up.

Rajan, if you'd like to be credited by your full name let me know. I've added my email to the original post.

Merrie, I've put you down for "The Three Unknowns."

Kev, I've put you down for the Russo story; I'd like to hold off on multiples from one person at this point, because I'm hoping we can get enough people to do a story each.

To that end, if y'all are willing to blog this effort I'd really appreciate it. Anyone who loves short speculative fiction and can string a few sentences together is welcome.

7:47 AM  
Anonymous SarahP said...

Great idea, Dave!!

I hereby claim

The Dragons of Summer Gulch
by Robert Reed

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Stephanie Burgis said...

"Articles of a Personal Nature", by Deborah Coates, please!

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is such a lovely idea. I can't think of a nicer tribute to SCIFICTION.

I can probably figure out what we had to take down. The only original currently down is Suzy McKee Charnas's "Peregrines" temporarily because it's in her recent collection.

Re: those classics that have been removed-they should have been completely removed from the server, not just the links --for legal reasons, of course. Aaaargh.
I don't know if I have time, but I can try to provide the titles/authors of those classics that are now gone.
"I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" by Harlan was up, by the way.

Ellen

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Rhonda S. Garcia said...

Dibs on Refugees from Nulongwe
by M. Shayne Bell

8:23 AM  
Blogger hauntedmilk said...

Invisible by Steve Rasnic Tem, if you please.

keith demanche

8:23 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Ellen, thanks for visiting. I wasn't sure whether I wanted you to see this before it was all done, but it would be sort of hard to keep it that secret!

I've taken down the link for "The Other Celia" so as not to cause trouble. (I also added HE's story to the list.) If you have time to find the other titles that are no longer up, I'd love to add them.

8:27 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

. . . and we're updated through Keith. Note that I've been getting emails from some folks, so the comments are not necessarily a guide to what's available and what's not.

I've also already received the first piece, which will be going up later today. But please don't send everything in today! You have until December 20th.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Rajan said...

Oops. Sorry. I forgot that only my first name shows up through Blogger.

Rajan Khanna is the full name. Thanks.

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Alison Page said...

I would like to write an appreciation of 'The Heat Death of the Universe' by Pamela Zoline, assuming it hasn't already been claimed.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Richard said...

I call Bruce's "Luciferase."

8:54 AM  
Blogger Hal Duncan said...

"Aye, and Gomorrah" by Delany.

9:41 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

I'll volunteer to take 'The Best Christmas Ever' by James Patrick Kelly. If that's already taken, I'll go for 'The Voluntary State' by Christopher Rowe.

And if _that's_ already taken, I'll try again later :-)

Deb Coates

9:57 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Thanks, Rajan, for the clarification.

We're updated through Deb, now--"The Best Christmas Ever" is yours; "The Voluntary State" has been snapped up via email by a certain editrix.

Thanks, everybody. And remember to tell your friends!

10:00 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

I'm told the word verification for comments is giving people headaches, so I've turned it off for now. Hopefully the spammers won't jump all over us . . .

10:19 AM  
Blogger Gone said...

Dibs on They Don't Make Life Like They Used To. - Pam Noles

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyway

by M. Rickert

Rick Bowes

rickbowes@earthlink.net

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anyway"

by M. Rickert

Rick Bowes

rickbowes@earthlink.net

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Christopher said...

"The Christmas Count" by David B. Coe, 'kay?

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like "Water Master," if it hasn't been claimed.

-Jack

10:39 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Pam, Rick, Colonel Rowe, all so noted.

Jack, your full name is . . .?

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Claire Light said...

I'd like "Amnesty" by Octavia E. Butler, please.

I'm also a little confused (as always.) Should we be posting these appreciations on our own blogs and then sending you the link? Or do we just email the appreciations to you? And where will we be able to read them?

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Donna Royston said...

I will write on "Senor Volto" by Lucius Shepard.

11:20 AM  
Blogger M.R.M. said...

Hi, I'd like to claim "The Anatomist's Apprentice" by Matthew Claxton.

This is a great idea!

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like "Sin's Doorway" by Manly Wade Wellman.
- Justin Howe

11:37 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Clare, email me your finished product, and I'll post it here and send you a link. I think it would be great for everyone to post them on their own blogs/sites as well, but that's up to each of you. Sorry for being unclear.

List updated through Justin. Keep 'em coming!

11:58 AM  
Blogger Kameron Hurley said...

I'll take Russ's "When It Changed," if nobody else has nabbed it yet.

11:59 AM  
Blogger alex said...

Haven't read it yet, but I'm a fan of Jim Van Pelt.

So I'll take "A Flock of Birds."

Great idea you've got here.

Alex.

12:06 PM  
Blogger alex said...

Thought my last name would be displayed, sorry.

Alex Wilson.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Derek said...

I'll take "Soho Golem" by Kim Newman.

Derek Hill

12:11 PM  
Blogger Robert Burke Richardson said...

Put me down for "The War of the Worlds" by James P. Blaylock please -- the first Sci Fiction story I ever read.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Michael Kelly said...

"House of the Future" by Richard Butner.

Michael Kelly

1:29 PM  
Blogger Lynda Rucker said...

Figuratively speaking, I close my eyes and point to one story in my short list of a dozen or so...

Gahan Wilson's "The Sea Was as Wet as Wet Can Be," please, a long-time favorite.

1:42 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

The Being of It All
by Carol Emshwiller
This story is delightful in its spareness, its fable-like tone and the charm of the unsophisticated narrator. The humor is sharp, the scenes crisp, and the narrative unfailingly entertaining.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does one go about reading the appreciations?

2:38 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

I'll begin posting appreciations here later tonight; they will all appear here. The top post will move down and I'll put some of the information in the description for those who still want to sign up.

List should be current through Tom, by the way.

2:59 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Sign me up for Chip Crockett's Christmas Carol. I'd also have done something for Pottawottamie Giant (I was on the WFA jury that year), but what they hey. Oh, and if you need something for The Baum Plan For Financial Independence
by John Kessel I could do that too.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Steven Francis Murphy said...

The Most Famous Little Girl in the World by Nancy Kress.

I agree with other commentators, there are several I'd like to chose.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Mikal said...

The Beautiful People by Robert Bloch, if it isn't too much trouble...(or already taken).

Mikal Trimm

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Chris Barnes said...

The Wolf-Man of Alcatraz by Howard Waldrop, please.

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Liz Batty said...

I'd like The Tang Dynasty Underwater Pyramid by Walter Jon Williams, please.

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More classics that were up and had to be removed after rights lapsed:

Come Lady Death by Peter Beagle

Free Dirt by Charles Beaumont

The Animal Fair by Robert Bloch

They Bite by Anthony Boucher

The Pink Caterpillar by Anthony Boucher

It Walks in Beauty by Chan Davis (with author's original text and ending for the first time)

And he Built a Crooked House by Robert Heinlein

The Mindworm by C.M. Kornbluth

Line to Tomorrow by Henry Kuttner

Nine Hundred Grandmothers R.A. Lafferty

Land of the Great Horses by R.A. Lafferty

Narrow Valley by R.A. Lafferty

Slow Tuesday Night by R. A. Lafferty

Dance of the Dead by Richard Matheson

The Ship Who Sang by Anne McCaffrey

Casey Agonistes by Richard McKenna

to be continued
Something Bright by Zenna Henderson

4:23 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Actually, can I be greedy? Could I also do Howard Waldrop's "The King of Where I Go", which will be published in a week or two?

Jonathan

4:23 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

I'd like to appreciate Daniel Abraham's "Leviathan Wept"

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of those Days by William F. Nolan

The Detweiler Boy Tom Reamy

Alamagoosa by Eric Frank Russell

The Pope of the Chimps by Robert Silverberg

Sundance by Robert Silverberg

Mother Hitton’s Littul Kittons by Cordwainer Smith

The Other Celia by Theodore Sturgeon ( I think someone already noted that this had been up)

Love is the Plan the Plan is Death by James Tiptree, Jr

Baby, You Were Great by Kate Wilhelm

Ellen

4:33 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Thanks, Ellen, I've added those to the list.

Sue, could you email me or comment with your last name, so I can add it?

Jonathan, I'd like it if we could hold off on doubling up; if you'd like to change your choice, that would be fine, but I'm hopeful that we can get enough people to cover every story.

The posts have begun to appear; Jay Lake and Lois Tilton both have their pieces up. Don't think this means you all have to rush! A nice, steady trickle would be ideal :-)

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave,
I feel really dumb, but where are the actual posts?
Ellen

5:04 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Ellen, click on the blog title up top, or go directly here: http://edsfproject.blogspot.com . They should be at the top.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks. Found it :-)
Ellen

6:10 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

If I could, I would like to lay claim to Marc Laidlaw's "Jane."

Brian
browriter.blogspot.com

7:21 PM  
Anonymous chris nakashima-brown said...

"Jury Service" by Stross and Doctorow, bitte.

7:31 PM  
Anonymous Alex Saltman said...

I'll take "Love is the Plan, the Plan is Death."

8:01 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Brian, I apologize, but while I gather that your last name begins with an "O," that's as far as I get.

List is updated through Alex Saltman. Ben Peek's piece will be going up shortly.

8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Death Penalty' by Leslie What, Appreciation by Jude-Marie Green (thanks, and splendid idea)

8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"When I Was Miss Dow" by Sonya Dorman.--F. Brett Cox

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Btw, someone just reminded me of Michael Swanwick's Periodic table of Science Fiction :-)
Ellen

8:35 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Jude-Marie, Brett, got you both. (Brett, great to see you, BTW.)

Ellen, Michael's "Periodic Table" was still in the archives when I pulled the list, so it's up for grabs . . .

8:42 PM  
Anonymous jeff ford said...

I'd like to do Graham Joyce's "Partial Eclipse," which is no longer on the list, I believe. Cool idea. Thanks.

8:48 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Jeff, someone's unfortunately spoken for that one; I've emailed you.

9:13 PM  
Anonymous jeff ford said...

dave: I realize now I struck out on the joyce, is anyone doing Fairy Tale by Gardner Dozois?

9:18 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Jeff: it's yours!

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Adam Rakunas said...

Dibs on "Panacea"! Um, please.

9:45 PM  
Anonymous Chris Barnes said...

Uh, Dave, Waldrop's The Wolf-man of Alcatraz doesn't seem to be updated with my name against it...

9:51 PM  
Anonymous Ide Cyan said...

I'll take "The Screwfly Solution".

10:32 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Sorry about that, Chris: it should be corrected now.

Adam, I've added you.

10:32 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

And Ide, as well.

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Jason Stoddard said...

Auto-da-Fe, by Roger Zelazny, please. (Formative experience for the resident car nut here.)

11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Calypso in Berlin" by Elizabeth Hand.

I claim it.

--Jana Phipps

11:20 PM  
Anonymous Pat Cadigan said...

This is a truly nice idea. But while you're all at it--

I've called for a mass write-in protest to SciFi.Com asking them to reconsider their decision to close down SciFiction--asking them to keep it and Ellen Datlow.

This may not make any difference at all but at least it will not happen without protest. I don't want them to be able to say that they shut that part of the site down and they didn't hear from anyone so obviously nobody cared.

it's also a great way to show your appreciation to Ellen Datlow for all those years of great science fiction. She has worked her butt off for this field, for writers and readers--she got the Hugo for best editor and SciFi.com got two Hugos besides that. This is a pretty lousy way to reward her hard work.

A few tips: hold the insults and obscenities. They don't read past the first one and they figure you're a crank. Also, threats never to visit the site again probably won't impress them. Instead, emphasize the vital part that written sf plays--after all, there would be no sf field and no SciFi Channel without it. The sf field is one of those things created by writers and readers, not by movies and TV shows. The movies and TV shows sprang from the written word.

Another tip: remind them of Ellen Datlow's accomplishments. In the past, she has brought a lot of major writers to broader notice--people like William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. She has edited people like Joyce Carol Oates, Ruth Rendell, and Robert Silverberg.

In short, emphasize the positive and how much you like SciFiction. I mean, it's the ideal situation--readers get new fiction weekly for free and writers get paid. People who read SciFiction also read the rest of the site and support SciFi.com and the SciFi Channel. This is a good thing.

I've been urging everyone to do this and as I understand it, the SciFi.com people are at least reading the emails.

Cheers,

Pat

1:50 AM  
Blogger Abigail Nussbaum said...

I think I'll take Simon Ings' "Russian Vine", please. It's been three or four years since I first read it and it still bothers me, but in a good way.

2:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wget -r -np -nc -X /scifiction/story_images http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/

5:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"There's a Hole in the City" by Richard Bowes, please.

Mary Rickert

5:31 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

Dave -- Sorry, I usually don't use my last name online. It's Overton, feel free to add it.

6:31 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Thanks for that, Brian.

I've added Mary, Abigail, Jason and Jana.

And to coattail on Pat's comments: please do, if you haven't already, write to SciFi.com about this decision. It may well be that they never realized the impact the site has had. And yes, be respectful. Do what we're trying to do here; emphasize the positive about Ellen and the work she's put up.

OK, off the soapbox. We still need a lot of people to sign up, so poke your friends!

7:21 AM  
Blogger elizabeth genco said...

I'll take:
Cat in the Box
by A.R. Morlan

7:26 AM  
Anonymous E.C. Myers said...

I'd like "The Golem" by Avram Davidson.

7:46 AM  
Blogger Simon Bisson said...

I'd like to do "The Man Who Counts" by William Barton.

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Sarah Monette said...

"Men without Bones," if no one else has grabbed it yet.

8:01 AM  
Anonymous Paul Kincaid said...

"The Discharge" by Christopher Priest - if no-one else has bagged it.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

List should be updated through Mr. Kincaid.

Three more pieces just went up; John Schoffstall on Thomas Disch, Chris Barzak on Ursula LeGuin, and Mikal Trimm on Robert Bloch. Go, read!

9:05 AM  
Blogger Lou Antonelli said...

Dibs on "Allamagoosa" if its still unclaimed.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

It's yours, Lou.

We're over 100 volunteers, but we need more than three times that! Please, if you haven't already, encourage others to get involved; writers, reviewers, editors, fans, booksellers, anyone. If you have a blog, it would be a great help to talk about this there if you haven't already.

Thanks, everyone!

9:54 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

Michael posted it a note about this over at Bookslut this morning - hopefully it will bring some more volunteers!

Colleen

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Spencer Pate said...

I would like "Castaway" by Gene Wolfe, please.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Dr. Phil (Physics) said...

"And He Built a Crooked House" by Robert Heinlein...

for Dr. Philip Edward Kaldon please!

12:33 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

List current through Dr. Phil.

Colleen, I saw that; between that and BoingBoing, I hope we'll get some more interested parties.

New pieces up: Tom Barlow on Carol Emshwiller, Alison Page on Pamela Zoline, Michael Kelly on Richard Butner. Check 'em out!

12:43 PM  
Blogger Greg van Eekhout said...

Michael Swanwick's Periodic Table, please?

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Boys" by Carol Emshwiller, please.

Thanks!

Jenn Reese

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Mary Madewell said...

I would like The Book of Martha by Octavia Butler, please.

2:07 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Greg, Jenn, Mary, I gotcha.

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to take "All The Sounds of Fear" by Harlan Ellison, please. CJ Hurtt

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like "The Key" by Ilsa J. Bick
thanks :)

(amber van dyk)

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Mike Morrow said...

I would like to appreciate Ray Lafferty: The Transcendent Tigers. Please and thank you. I mean really, thank you.
Mike Morrow

3:53 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

We should be current through Mike.

Links are being added to this post as the pieces appear.

Just now we have Timothy Mahoney on Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold, Elizabeth Bear on Michael Bishop, and Rajan Khanna on Jeffrey Ford. Enjoy!

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I thought I commented yesterday, but now I can't find my comment--so just in case, I would like to do Chan Davis' "It Walks in Beauty," please.

-E(lizabeth) Thomas

6:55 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Dave: Can I make a suggestion for the ED SF Project. So far all of the links go to the SciFi.com versions of stories. Unfortunately, some or all of those stories either have, or will be, removed eventually from the SciFi.com website.

Keeping that in mind, it would increase the lifespan and usefulness of The ED SF Project linked to versions of stories at The Internet Archive. I think this link (http://web.archive.org/web/20031204095331/http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/archive.html) should take you to most of them.

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. I'm Nadine Armstrong, and if noone has grabbed Louise Marley's Diamond Girls, I'd like it.

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Pat Cadigan said...

Another suggestion: after you post your appreciations here, copy them to the SciFi bulletin board. Let SciFi.com know.

2:57 AM  
Anonymous Eugie Foster said...

Dibs on "Hell Notes" by M.K. Hobson pretty please. (With sugar even.)

3:20 AM  
Blogger Paul Abbamondi said...

I'd like to write something on The Spear Carrier by A.M. Dellamonica please. Thanks.

- Paul Abbamondi

5:42 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Elizabeth, looks like there were two listings of the Chan Davis story; I've removed the duplicate and attached your name to the other.

Jonathan: that's a great suggestion. I'd like to check with Ellen about it, as there may be copyright/contractual issues involved, but in the long term this project won't mean a lot without the stories, so I'd like to do as you suggest.

Pat, I like that suggestion as well. I'm a bit swamped to do that myself, but if anyone would care to volunteer to cut-and-paste over to the SciFi.com bulletin boards . . . ?

Nadine, Eugie, and Paul have been added to the list.

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Aimee said...

"View from a Height" by Joan D. Vinge
(by Aimee Amodio)

Thank you for doing this. I just got my "We're taking SCIFICTION and going home!" letter yesterday. ;)

9:33 AM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

Count me down for Jeff Ford's "The Scribble Mind." I already wrote a long blog entry about this, and I can adapt it for your collection.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Aimee, you are added.

Three more pieces have gone up: Kathryn Allen on John Wyndham, Jeffrey Ford on Gardner Dozois, and Deborah Layne on Howard Waldrop. Keep 'em coming, folks!

Also, lest we forget, there's a new story up at SCI FICTION this week: Claude Lalumière's Different Flesh. Go check it out.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Sounds good, Jer; I've added you as well.

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Mike Allen said...

I'd like to take "The Thousand Cuts" by Ian Watson. Also willing to do "We Have Always Spoken Panglish" by Suzette Haden Elgin.

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll do Shepard's "Over Yonder".

-Tim Pratt

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to do Suzette Haden Elgin's 'We Have Always Spoken Panglish," if that's all right.

(Mike Allen: If you must have it, I'll choose another story, no problem.)

Sarah Rayne Trick

2:45 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Mike, I've given you "The Thousand Cuts," and Suzette Haden Elgin's story goes to Sarah. Tim, I've got you down for "Over Yonder."

New pieces up: Lou Antonelli on Eric Frank Russell, Jeremy Tolbert on Jeffrey Ford, and Sarah Monette on Gerald Kersh.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You Go Where It Takes You" by Nathan Ballingrud

Lucius Shepard

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If no one's taken it yet, I'd like Laird Barron's "Bulldozer."

Thanks for doing this.


John Langan

7:02 PM  
Anonymous John Kessel said...

The project is a good idea. I would like to comment on Robert Sheckley's "The Prize of Peril" if it's not already spoken for.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Great! We are updated through Mr. Kessel. More pieces coming tomorrow.

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to sign up for Michael Cassutt's "More Adventures on Other Planets". (My first two choices having been taken! Just as well, I'll be delighted to see what they say about the stories.)

--
Rich Horton

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Martin said...

Rich,

We'd be happy to have pieces on any of the stories that have already been bagged for Short Form. Same goes for anyone else. Not that I want to poach people, do you one for here first!

8:07 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Rich, it's yours.

Sorry for slow updates this morning; power outage! As a reward for your patience, we have four, count 'em four, pieces just up: Colleen Mondor on Jason Wittman, Rebecca Gold on Pamela Sargent, Rick Bowes on M(ary) Rickert, and Jean-Daniel Breque on Lucius Shepard. Go forth and peruse.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Abigail Nussbaum said...

So, Dave, I'm probably being very stupid here but I don't see your e-mail address listed anywhere. How do I get the piece to you?

10:36 AM  
Blogger Trent said...

I'll do the Bisson stories and Di Filippo's Dish Ran Away as well.

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Erin Hoffman said...

Great project. Robert Reed's "Birdy Girl", please. =)

6:48 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

Keep an eye at Moorishgirl.com - I passed along the info to Laila and she should be posting on it next week. (Her site gets tons of visitors!)

Colleen

9:03 PM  
Blogger Toni McGee Causey said...

Dibs on "Is There Life After Rehab" by Pat Cadigan, if it hasn't been taken yet.

-Toni McGee Causey

11:45 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Erin and Toni added; I've emailed Trent; and thank you, Colleen, for the help.

New pieces up: Mary Madewell on Octavia Butler, Spencer Pate on Gene Wolfe, and E. Catherine Tobler on Rjurik Davidson.

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Mark Gerrits said...

The Other Side by James P. Blaylock, please.

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Josephine"
by Carol Emshwiller, please

Susan Shell Winston

1:44 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Mark, Susan, you're both on the list, and thanks.

We'll put up a few more pieces tomorrow (assuming we get one or two more by then), but since it's the weekend and people are probably not as much online there likely won't be as much. As it's the weekend, though, I hope to have a lot more pieces to post by Monday-ish :-)

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Alinta Thornton said...

I'd like to do Jeffrey Ford's The Far Oasis please.
Alinta Thornton

5:57 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Alinta, I've added you.

New pieces just up: Chris Barnes on Howard Waldrop, Keith Ferrell on Barry Malzberg, and Mahesh Raj Mohan on Matthew Claxton. Happy Sunday!

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Pat Lundrigan said...

Hi,
I'd like "The View from Endless Scarp," by Marta Randal.

Pat Lundrigan

7:10 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Pat, I've added you to the list.

New pieces this morning: Richard Butner on Bruce Sterling, and Justin Howe and Jason Ridler tag-teaming on Manly Wade Mellman.

More coming later.

8:17 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

More pieces up now: Paul Abbamondi on A.M. Dellamonica, Adam R. Rakunas on Jason Stoddard, and Kev McVeigh on Richard Paul Russo. Enjoy!

12:56 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

New pieces up today: Russell Farr on Steven Utley, Chris Nakashima-Brown on Stross and Doctorow, and Mike Morrow on R. A. Lafferty.

Posting will be sporadic the next few days as I head out of town to devour turkey and mashed potatoes, but we'll resume regular service on Monday. Thanks to all who have signed on so far; please keep on spreading the word!

8:22 AM  
Anonymous deborahb said...

Hello, may I have:

The Girl Who Ate Garbage
by Jessica Reisman & A.M. Dellamonica.

Thankee!

Deborah Biancotti

1:22 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

I'll take Laird Barron's "Parallax," please.

Thanks for doing this!

3:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Whoops, sorry - my full name is Chris Dodson.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Deborah and Chris, you are now on The List.

Apologies for the lack of updates over the holiday weekend. New pieces; Melanie Fazi on Lisa Tuttle, Paul Kincaid on Christopher Priest, and Matthew Cheney on Samuel R. Delany. Also Brian Overton on Marc Laidlaw, John Kessel on Robert Sheckley, and Deborah Biancotti on Jessica Reisman & A.M. Dellamonica. Enjoy!

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dave

Excellent project. I'll take Ellen Klages' Guys Day Out please.

Robert Cook

1:34 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Robert, thanks for climbing on board.

New pieces up: Dr. Phil Kaldon on Heinlein, M. Rickert on Rick Bowes, and John Joseph Adams on Ted Sturgeon. Read, read! (And sign up, sign up!)

10:44 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

I'd like to have Jeff Ford's A Man of Light if you please.

5:45 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Robert/Bob, I've got you signed up.

That makes 150 participants so far; but we have lots more stories! So tell your friends, and notice that I've taken off the deadline. No deadline. Send these in as soon as you can, but it's not drop-dead end of the year. So no excuses for not snapping up a favorite story. OK? OK.

New pieces: Bradley Denton on Jessica Reisman, Mike Bailey and Chris Dodson on John Kessel, and Alex Wilson on James Van Pelt. Enjoy!

10:33 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

New pieces these past two days: E. Sedia on Fritz Leiber, Mike Jasper on Jim Blaylock, Anna Tambour on Claude Lalumiere, Bob Urell on Jeff Ford, Nathan Ballingrud on Glen Hirshberg, and Tim Pratt on Lucius Shepard.

Thanks to everyone for all the great stuff; keep it coming!

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Darja said...

I'd like to do an appreciation for Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's "Un Bel Di," if it's not taken yet.
--Darja Malcolm-Clarke

1:17 PM  
Blogger Lou Antonelli said...

Has anyone done "The Ship Who Sang" yet? If not, I'll do it.

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Melissa Mead said...

Is there some way to add a general note of appreciation for the entire treasure-house of wonderful stories that was Scifiction? I would go in there and see some classic that sparked instant recognition, and think "I never thought I'd get to read that..." Then I'd browse the new ones-it was like opening Christmas presents.
I'll miss it.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Darja, you are on the List!

Lou, I'm holding off on allowing multiple pieces from any one person . . . though I'm seriously considering lifting that soon. I'll keep you posted.

Melissa, some of the pieces have been as much about the pleasure of being able to find classic works easily online -- in other words, they've been just as much about Ellen's work as about the specific story. That's taken place within the story-specific format, though, and I'd like to stick with that.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Lou Antonelli said...

Just trying to make sure all the strories covered. Let me know if you need me

6:41 AM  
Blogger Lou Antonelli said...

Just trying to get all stories covered. Let me know if you need it.

6:46 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

I appreciate that, Lou, and I certainly will let you know.

New today: Greg Frost on Kit Reed, Lucius Shepard on Nathan Ballingrud, and Gary Alan Wassner on Fredric Brown. Enjoy!

8:55 AM  
Blogger Matthew said...

I'll take "Jury Service" by Doctorow and Stross, if no one else has claimed dibs.

Thanks very much for doing this, by the way.

Matthew Claxton

3:27 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Actually, Matthew, that story's been spoken for; check out Chris Nakashima-Brown's appreciation, already posted. Can we interest you in another story?

3:34 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

New today: Greg van Eekhout on Michael Swanwick, David Herter on David Prill, and Niall Harrison on Ian R. Macleod.

Gentle nudge: I can only post these as fast as I get them. Keep 'em coming!

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

David,
Do you have a count on how many done and how many to go?
Ellen

1:47 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Ellen: we have 353 stories (so far). 153 of those are spoken for, and 68 of the appreciations have already been posted.

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks. That's very cool!
Ellen

5:25 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

The pieces are still trickling in, as are new participants; welcome all! Please don't hesitate!

New stuff the past few days: Pat Lundrigan on Marta Randall, David B. Coe on Nancy Kress, Sue Lange on Lucius Shepard, Gavin J. Grant on John Wyndham, and Jenn Reese on Carol Emshwiller. Read the appreciations, read the stories!

Also, for those of you who haven't yet settled on a story (all 200 of you), keep an eye on the top of the list, which is being updated with new stories as they show up at SCI FICTION. This week, a new Lucius Shepard story, last week a new Howard Waldrop and a classic from Alfred Bester. How can you resist?

9:01 AM  
Anonymous River Curtis-Stanley said...

May I do "Carcinoma Angels" by Norman Spinrad? That's an old favorite that I have loved since my early teens.

1:03 PM  

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