Here’s the table of contents for Before They Were Giants: First Works from Science Fiction Greats edited by James L. Sutter, which collects the first published SF stories of notable genre luminaries:

  1. “Possible to Rue” by Piers Anthony
  2. “Destroyers” by Greg Bear
  3. “A Long Way Back” by Ben Bova
  4. “Just a Hint” by David Brin
  5. “Craphound” by Cory Doctorow
  6. “Fragments of a Hologram Rose” by William Gibson
  7. “Mirrors and Burnstone” by Nicola Griffith
  8. “Out of Phase” by Joe Haldeman
  9. “Highway 61 Revisited” by China Miéville
  10. “The Coldest Place” by Larry Niven
  11. “In Pierson’s Orchestra” by Kim Stanley Robinson
  12. “The Guy with the Eyes” by Spider Robinson
  13. “A Sparkle for Homer” by R.A. Salvatore
  14. “The Boys” by Charles Stross
  15. “Ginungagap” by Michael Swanwick

All 15 stories come with brand-new retrospective critiques and interviews from the respective authors, discussing “the stories’ geneses, humorous anecdotes surrounding the stories’ publication, and what the authors know now about writing that they wish they’d known then”.

[via Flogging Babel]

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