This is a collection of short..sort of, stories from sci-fi authors.
Galatea Galante - Alfred Bester
Number 13 Stephen Robinett
Men Like Us - David Drake
I Am the Burning Bush - Gregg Keizer
Farmer on the Dole - Frederik Pohl
Blind Shemmy - Jack Dunn
Last of the Wild Ones - Roger Zelazny
Prairie Sun - Edward Bryant
Amanda and the Alien - Robert Silverberg
A Hiss of Dragon - Gregory Benford and Marc Laidlaw
Executive Clemency - Gardner Dozois and Jack C. Haldeman II
Rautavaara's Case - Philip K. Dick
Adventure of the Metal Murderer - Fred Saberhagen
Borovsky's Hollow Woman - Jeff Duntemann and Nancy Kress
War Beneath the Tree - Gene Wolfe
Webrider - Jayge Carr
Ringtime - Thomas M. Disch
Red Star, Winter Orbit - Bruce Sterling and William Gibson
Amanda and the Alien was made into a movie, though the movie and the story differ a bit.
It's not something I'd recommend for the very young readers since some of the material is in the adult line.