John Varley. Press Enter .
Originally in : Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine
A particularly menacing computer terminal.
Connie Willis. Blued Moon.
Originally in : Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, January 1984
An off-beat look at the laws of probability.
Charles L. Harness. Summer Solstice.
Originally in : Analog, June 1984.
Eratosthenes in ancient Greece is coming to the conclusion that the earth is round. He is aided by an extra-terrestrial.
Gardner Dozois. Morning Child.
Originally in : Omni, January 1984
Disturbing aftermath of WWIII, in which the relationship between a father and son changes throughout the day.
George Alec Effinger. The aliens who knew, I mean, everything.
Originally in : Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1984.
The nuhp arrive, and are soon irritating the hell out of their guests.
Tanith Lee. A day in the skin, (or, the century we were out of them).
Originally in : Habitats.
Disaster on a far-off planet leaves the Company with a radical option for dealing with too few bodies for the frozen egos held in the computer.
Bob Leman. Instructions.
Originally in : Fantasy and Science Fiction, September 1984.
A set of extra-terrestrial instructions which have to be followed to the letter. But to what purpose?
Kim Stanley Robinson. The Lucky Strike.
Originally in : Universe 14
An alternate history in which the pilot of the Enola Gay is unable to go through with his mission.
Lee Montgomerie. Green Hearts.
Originally in : Interzone, Winter 1984/1985
Bio-genetics and the use of vegetables.
Octavia E. Butler. Bloodchild.
Originally in : Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, June 1984
Disturbing human-alien symbiotic relationship.
Michael Swanwick. Trojan Horse.
Originally in : Omni, December 1984.
Human-computer interfacing leading to god-like powers.
Pamela Sargent. Fears.
Originally in : Light Years and Dark
One of the few women left masquerades as a man in order to survive.
Nancy Kress. Trinity.
Originally in : Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, October 1984
Twins are used in an attempt to achieve a trance-like state necessary to summon God.