posterlux-schomburg_alex-xxx_001l_alex_schomburg_the_foundation_of_science_fiction

By adding up the citations each author received we get another view of the data that’s very interesting. Robert Reed who had 60 stories in the database but none of the final list stands out in 12th place here. Editors of the anthologies and fans voting in polls evidently all remember too many different stories by him.

See the Citations Bibliography to review the sources of the citations.

[123] Isaac Asimov
[115] Robert Silverberg
[106] Ursula K. Le Guin
[104] Michael Swanwick
[ 94] Robert A. Heinlein
[ 93] Nancy Kress
[ 91] Harlan Ellison
[ 91] Fritz Leiber
[ 88] Theodore Sturgeon
[ 88] James Tiptree, Jr.
[ 84] Poul Anderson
[ 84] Robert Reed
[ 80] Arthur C. Clarke
[ 78] C. L. Moore
[ 77] James Patrick Kelly
[ 77] Connie Willis
[ 73] Gene Wolfe
[ 70] Bruce Sterling
[ 69] Henry Kuttner
[ 69] John Varley
[ 68] Roger Zelazny
[ 65] Frederik Pohl
[ 63] Ray Bradbury
[ 63] Mike Resnick
[ 62] George R. R. Martin
[ 61] Ted Chiang
[ 61] Lucius Shepard
[ 57] Brian W. Aldiss
[ 57] Gregory Benford
[ 57] Greg Egan
[ 56] Philip K. Dick
[ 55] C. M. Kornbluth
[ 54] Clifford D. Simak
[ 53] Alfred Bester
[ 53] Cordwainer Smith
[ 53] Howard Waldrop
[ 50] Damon Knight
[ 47] Michael Bishop
[ 47] Ian McDonald
[ 47] Larry Niven
[ 45] Fredric Brown
[ 45] A. E. van Vogt
[ 44] John Kessel
[ 44] R. A. Lafferty
[ 44] Kate Wilhelm
[ 42] Stephen Baxter
[ 41] Terry Bisson
[ 41] Pat Cadigan
[ 41] Joe Haldeman
[ 40] Samuel R. Delany
[ 40] Kim Stanley Robinson
[ 39] J. G. Ballard
[ 39] Joanna Russ
[ 38] Ian R. MacLeod
[ 38] Alastair Reynolds
[ 38] Jack Vance
[ 38] Walter Jon Williams
[ 37] James Blish
[ 36] Geoff Ryman
[ 35] Paolo Bacigalupi
[ 35] Orson Scott Card
[ 35] Murray Leinster
[ 34] Paul McAuley
[ 34] Maureen F. McHugh
[ 34] Eric Frank Russell
[ 34] Robert Sheckley
[ 34] Charles Stross
[ 33] Ken Liu
[ 32] Greg Bear
[ 32] Avram Davidson
[ 32] Thomas M. Disch
[ 32] Kij Johnson
[ 32] William Tenn
[ 31] Aliette De Bodard
[ 31] Gordon R. Dickson
[ 30] Karen Joy Fowler
[ 30] Geoffrey A. Landis
[ 29] Algis Budrys
[ 29] Kelly Link
[ 28] Octavia E. Butler
[ 28] John W. Campbell, Jr.
[ 28] William Gibson
[ 28] Vonda N. McIntyre
[ 27] Eleanor Arnason
[ 27] Elizabeth Bear
[ 27] Philip José Farmer
[ 27] Lester Del Rey
[ 26] Jack Dann
[ 26] L. Sprague De Camp
[ 26] Cory Doctorow
[ 26] Vernor Vinge
[ 26] H. G. Wells
[ 26] Jack Williamson
[ 25] Neil Gaiman
[ 24] Walter M. Miller, Jr.
[ 24] Pat Murphy
[ 24] Norman Spinrad
[ 24] Rachel Swirsky
[ 24] Peter Watts
[ 23] Gardner Dozois
[ 23] Katherine MacLean
[ 23] Barry N. Malzberg
[ 23] Brian Stableford
[ 22] Edward Bryant
[ 22] Carol Emshwiller
[ 22] Gwyneth Jones
[ 22] Allen M. Steele
[ 22] Ian Watson
[ 21] Kage Baker
[ 21] George Alec Effinger
[ 21] Anne McCaffrey
[ 21] Kristine Kathryn Rusch
[ 21] Lavie Tidhar
[ 20] Michael F. Flynn
[ 20] Tanith Lee
[ 20] Yoon Ha Lee
[ 19] Jeffrey Ford
[ 19] Catherynne M. Valente
[ 18] John Crowley
[ 18] Andy Duncan
[ 18] H. P. Lovecraft
[ 18] Benjamin Rosenbaum
[ 18] Stanley G. Weinbaum
[ 18] Robert Charles Wilson
[ 17] David Brin
[ 17] Jay Lake
[ 17] Rich Larson
[ 17] Edgar Allan Poe
[ 17] Mack Reynolds
[ 17] Bob Shaw
[ 16] Carolyn Ives Gilman
[ 16] Edmond Hamilton
[ 16] Sam J. Miller
[ 16] Harry Turtledove
[ 15] Anthony Boucher
[ 15] Leigh Brackett
[ 15] John Brunner
[ 15] Michael A. Burstein
[ 15] Charles L. Harness
[ 15] Michael Moorcock
[ 15] James H. Schmitz
[ 15] Genevieve Valentine
[ 15] Joan D. Vinge
[ 14] Adam-Troy Castro
[ 14] Suzy McKee Charnas
[ 14] Tom Godwin
[ 14] Ellen Klages
[ 14] Margo Lanagan
[ 14] Richard Matheson
[ 14] Judith Moffett
[ 14] James Morrow
[ 14] Mary Rosenblum
[ 14] Lisa Tuttle
[ 13] Charlie Jane Anders
[ 13] Paul Di Filippo
[ 13] Lisa Goldstein
[ 13] Daryl Gregory
[ 13] Zenna Henderson
[ 13] John D. MacDonald
[ 13] Ken MacLeod
[ 13] Bruce McAllister
[ 13] Jack McDevitt
[ 13] Linda Nagata
[ 13] Sarah Pinsker
[ 13] William Sanders
[ 12] Peter S. Beagle
[ 12] Damien Broderick
[ 12] Lois McMaster Bujold
[ 12] C. J. Cherryh
[ 12] Hal Clement
[ 12] Mark Clifton
[ 12] Theodora Goss
[ 12] Daniel Keyes
[ 12] Ted Kosmatka
[ 12] Seanan McGuire
[ 12] Judith Merril
[ 12] Carter Scholz
[ 12] Charles Sheffield
[ 12] Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
[ 11] John Barnes
[ 11] Richard Cowper
[ 11] Nathaniel Hawthorne
[ 11] Mary Robinette Kowal
[ 11] Kit Reed
[ 11] Keith Roberts
[ 11] Spider Robinson
[ 11] Hilbert Schenck
[ 10] Catherine Asaro
[ 10] Neal Barrett, Jr.
[ 10] William Barton
[ 10] Marion Zimmer Bradley
[ 10] A. Bertram Chandler
[ 10] Bradley Denton
[ 10] Charles Coleman Finlay
[ 10] David Gerrold
[ 10] H. L. Gold
[ 10] Harry Harrison
[ 10] Keith Laumer
[ 10] Edgar Pangborn
[ 10] K. J. Parker
[ 10] Christopher Priest
[ 10] Hannu Rajaniemi
[ 10] Mary Rickert
[ 10] Christopher Rowe
[ 10] Fred Saberhagen
[ 10] Pamela Sargent
[ 10] Vandana Singh
[ 10] Martha Soukup
[ 10] Steven Utley
[ 10] Carrie Vaughn
[ 10] E. Lily Yu
[  9] Harry Bates
[  9] Richard Bowes
[  9] Tobias S. Buckell
[  9] Paul Cornell
[  9] Gordon Eklund
[  9] Amal El-Mohtar
[  9] James Alan Gardner
[  9] Eileen Gunn
[  9] Alexander Jablokov
[  9] David D. Levine
[  9] Barry B. Longyear
[  9] Richard McKenna
[  9] Sean McMullen
[  9] Ward Moore
[  9] Suzanne Palmer
[  9] Peter Phillips
[  9] H. Beam Piper
[  9] Steven Popkes
[  9] Vina Jie-Min Prasad
[  9] Kelly Robson
[  9] Ross Rocklynne
[  9] Sofia Samatar
[  9] Karl Schroeder
[  9] Susan Shwartz
[  9] Dan Simmons
[  9] Richard Wilson
[  9] Alyssa Wong
[  9] John C. Wright
[  8] Daniel Abraham
[  8] Nina Allan
[  8] Christopher Anvil
[  8] Jerome Bixby
[  8] Jorge Luís Borges
[  8] Reginald Bretnor
[  8] Terry Carr
[  8] Margaret St. Clair
[  8] C. S. E. Cooney
[  8] Gregory Feeley
[  8] Jack Finney
[  8] Molly Gloss
[  8] Kathleen Ann Goonan
[  8] Steven Gould
[  8] James E. Gunn
[  8] Caitlín R. Kiernan
[  8] Rudyard Kipling
[  8] Naomi Kritzer
[  8] Jonathan Lethem
[  8] Paul Levinson
[  8] Megan Lindholm
[  8] P. Schuyler Miller
[  8] David Moles
[  8] Sarah Monette
[  8] Nnedi Okorafor
[  8] Susan Palwick
[  8] Paul Park
[  8] Tom Purdom
[  8] Adam Roberts
[  8] Frank M. Robinson
[  8] Lewis Shiner
[  8] S. P. Somtow
[  8] Theodore L. Thomas
[  8] James Van Pelt
[  7] Robert Abernathy
[  7] Madeline Ashby
[  7] Chris Beckett
[  7] Ambrose Bierce
[  7] Robert Bloch
[  7] Ben Bova
[  7] David R. Bunch
[  7] Richard Chwedyk
[  7] Theodore R. Cogswell
[  7] Michael G. Coney
[  7] Indrapramit Das
[  7] Sonya Dorman
[  7] Phyllis Eisenstein
[  7] Esther M. Friesner
[  7] Raymond Z. Gallun
[  7] Randall Garrett
[  7] Dominic Green
[  7] Elizabeth Hand
[  7] Clare Winger Harris
[  7] M. John Harrison
[  7] Frank Herbert
[  7] Nina Kiriki Hoffman
[  7] Dean Ing
[  7] Shirley Jackson
[  7] Alaya Dawn Johnson
[  7] Raymond F. Jones
[  7] Norman Kagan
[  7] Stanislaw Lem
[  7] Will McIntosh
[  7] Alan E. Nourse
[  7] T. L. Sherred
[  7] William Shunn
[  7] Jules Verne
[  7] James White
[  7] Kai Ashante Wilson
[  7] Caroline M. Yoachim
[  6] Neal Asher
[  6] Christopher Barzak
[  6] Lloyd Biggle, Jr.
[  6] Brooke Bolander
[  6] Brenda Cooper
[  6] Tony Daniel
[  6] Chan Davis
[  6] John M. Ford
[  6] E. M. Forster
[  6] Ron Goulart
[  6] Charles L. Grant
[  6] Bill Johnson
[  6] Alice Sola Kim
[  6] Donald Kingsbury
[  6] Stephen King
[  6] Kathe Koja
[  6] David Langford
[  6] Ann Leckie
[  6] Jack London
[  6] Richard A. Lupoff
[  6] David Marusek
[  6] Josef Nesvadba
[  6] Andre Norton
[  6] Chad Oliver
[  6] Jerry Oltion
[  6] Rick Raphael
[  6] Ted Reynolds
[  6] Chris Roberson
[  6] Rudy Rucker
[  6] Robert J. Sawyer
[  6] Michael Shaara
[  6] Wilmar H. Shiras
[  6] Jack Skillingstead
[  6] Leslie F. Stone
[  6] Liz Williams
[  6] Donald A. Wollheim
[  6] Nick Wolven
[  6] John Wyndham
[  6] Robert F. Young
[  6] Pamela Zoline
[  5] Dale Bailey
[  5] Tony Ballantyne
[  5] M. Shayne Bell
[  5] Holly Black
[  5] James P. Blaylock
[  5] Michael Blumlein
[  5] Nelson S. Bond
[  5] J. F. Bone
[  5] Alan Brennert
[  5] Karl Bunker
[  5] Cleve Cartmill
[  5] Mildred Clingerman
[  5] Seth Dickinson
[  5] Arthur Conan Doyle
[  5] Eliot Fintushel
[  5] Gregory Frost
[  5] Wyman Guin
[  5] Nalo Hopkinson
[  5] Simon Ings
[  5] Alex Irvine
[  5] N. K. Jemisin
[  5] Vylar Kaftan
[  5] David H. Keller
[  5] Gerald Kersh
[  5] Matthew Kressel
[  5] Chris Lawson
[  5] Usman T. Malik
[  5] Meghan McCarron
[  5] Wil McCarthy
[  5] Paul Melko
[  5] A. Merritt
[  5] Ruth Nestvold
[  5] Kris Neville
[  5] G. David Nordley
[  5] Fitz-James O'Brien
[  5] Rog Phillips
[  5] P. J. Plauger
[  5] Arthur Porges
[  5] Tim Pratt
[  5] R. Garcia y Robertson
[  5] Jeanne Robinson
[  5] Bruce Holland Rogers
[  5] J. -H. Rosny, Aîné
[  5] Josephine Saxton
[  5] Lawrence M. Schoen
[  5] Thomas N. Scortia
[  5] Gord Sellar
[  5] Martin L. Shoemaker
[  5] Bud Sparhawk
[  5] Craig Strete
[  5] William F. Temple
[  5] E. C. Tubb
[  5] Jeff VanderMeer
[  5] Jo Walton
[  5] Ralph Williams
[  5] Jane Yolen
[  5] Timothy Zahn