Leonard Lopate and Stephen King talk about 2007’s best short stories, but more importantly, talk about the threat of the death of the short story (which I love, so much; regardless of genre).
Being a lover of literature, and relishing the time I have to read, when I can — this interview is meaty (audio 30 minutes).
EastOfTheWeb: A website devoted to short stories indexed by Genre and age demographic (some good stories here for those who want to read some fiction, but not necessarily get involved in a large, full-length novel.) Some stories are by very famous authors that are now out of copyright, others by unknowns, but very good tales.
Wikipedia: List of famous science fiction short stories (there are great compendiums available on Amazon for a few dollars.)
Also Related (authors):
My favorite Noir Hardboiled Detective author: Cornell Woolrich
Science Fiction: Too many to name, perhaps as a separate post someday . . .