HUGH HEFNER died this week but I’m not going to get into his role in the sex life of males post 1950s, or his debased brand of “feminism” here. One of the best things about Playboy magazine to me was its fiction. That it regularly published stories by Arthur C. Clarke, Jack Finney, Roald Dahl, Frank Herbert, Jorge Luis Borges, Stephen King, Norman Mailer, Joyce Carol Oates, Fred Pohl, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Avram Davidson, Robert Silverberg, Robert Bloch, J.G. Ballard, Bernard Wolfe, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and many other imaginative writers has not been fully recognized, I believe, by fans of the science fiction and fantasy genre. Lithub has done us the favor of presenting 10 of, what it believes are, the best stories published by Playboy magazine.