I’m reading Masterpieces a collection of Science Fiction stories penned by different authors and organized together by famed sci-fi writer Orson Scott Card.
My sister Alicia owned this book a few years ago and I had scanned through a few of the stories. Now that I have my Kindle, I wanted to read the rest so I purchased the compilation. It is Excellent.
My favorite so far has been The Saucer of Loneliness by Theodore Sturgeon. It’s a very short story and can be read in about 30 minutes. I’ve found a link to it on Google Book Search. Enjoy it here. (this link brings you to a big book which contains a bunch of stories. don’t be intimidated by the appearance that the book is a bajillion pages long, it may be, but this particular story is quite short.)
I love the author’s last two lines. I find them so powerful. Way to go Theodore Sturgeon.
Also included in the book is Robot Dreams by Asimov that is a basis for his i robot series and a funky time travel story by Robert Heinlein called “All You Zombies-.” If you like sci-fi, I’m quite certain you’ll enjoy this collection.