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An anthology book is a collection of short stories or novella-length stories in a single omnibus edition. This tag is typically to be used in conjunction with the [story-identification] tag.

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1970s or earlier story in a fantasy/sci-fi anthology about a woman eaten by a stork

I am looking for a specific story. As I recall, I read it in an anthology associated with either fantasy or sci-fi. I cannot recall the author or the anthology where I read it, but it probably dates ...
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Story in an early 90's Horror Anthology re: demons in basement of new house

I've been trying to track down this Horror Anthology book, or the story. I believe I read it in summer of '92. It involves a brother and sister whose family move to a new house. Shortly after the ...
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Teen/young adult fiction anthology book that has a steampunk/Victorian era theme

I read this book four years ago (in 2020), so the details I can provide may be thin. It was an anthology book that, from what I remember, took place sometime in a Victorian-ish era, with a possibility ...
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Short story in which a computer declares itself "God" [duplicate]

I recall a short story where a new computer is constructed. And the Mayor of Earth turns it on and asks the ultimate first question - "Is there God?". A lightning bolt fuses the switch to ...
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Fantasy book, red haired female protagonist, royal family, warrior

I found this book back when I was in 9th grade (2017) in my school library but I'm sure the book is older than that. It probably belonged to a series. Don't remember the name of the book nor the ...
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Science fiction anthology book with stories about a biologist studying an alien worm and an SOS from an offline space station

In middle school, About 16 years ago I read a soft paper back anthology with two stories I remember in great detail. The first was about a biologist studying a miraculous worm from some alien world ...
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Science fiction anthology meant for kids with a boarding school mind control chip and a phone that calls the past

In the early 2000s I read an anthology from my elementary school library. Two stories have stuck with me 20 years later. I'd love to find it and reread it. I distinctly remember two stories, and may ...
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Science fiction anthology of short stories about radiation and nuclear disasters

I read this book when I was a kid in the 90s. I think it may have been stories all by the same author, who I think was a woman, but I’m not sure. The only story I remember in any detail was about ...
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Anthology with a story about a man being turned into a mannequin

One had a man who found himself on an island with small women with pointed teeth. Another had a man who woke up in a department store where people posing as mannequins turned him into one...
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Author and book title that includes "The Slow Ones"

I am looking for the author and book title that included a short story I think was called "The Slow Ones". On this planet is found large circular basalt-glass lakes of unknown origin. Around ...
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Pre-2013 collection of short stories involving teleportation and time travel, a noir detective, an artist, and a plague doctor

Around 2011 or 2013, I read a library book of a collection of short sci-fi stories dealing with teleportation and time travel. I don't know how old the book was. There were maybe 10 or so short ...
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Late 80s/ early 90s anthology of scary stories: cover art had a boy running away from a shadowy figure at a campfire

I got this either at a book fair or from the book store. It had several (probably 13) different stories. I don’t remember if they were different authors. I remember four premises. Although they could ...
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SF short story about a woman that travels between worlds by means of a web

Years ago (between 2006 and 2010, so the anthology would have to have been published before then, but it might have been as old as say the 80s-90s, late 90s or early 00s more likely) I borrowed a sci ...
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What was the First Horror Anthology?

This question What is the earliest published horror anthology of original material? asks what was the earliest horror anthology of original stories, published for the first time in the anthology. So ...
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Short story about Jesus being actually an alien that got stranded on Earth

This is a story I read about 15 years ago (or maybe 20?) within an anthology book of sci-fi stories that was already old when I read it. From what I can remember, the story goes like this: An alien ...
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I am looking for the title of a science fiction anthology that contains stories about food

The only thing that I can remember about this anthology of science fiction stories that were about food is that one of the stories was about a creature similar to a lobster called a "malaprop&...
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Short story collection about a genius inventor who guesses a password and develops an addictive food that turns explosive

I picked this hardcover book up at an overstock store in the late '70s or early '80s and I haven't found the identification on Stack or other sources during sporadic searches in the past year. (The ...
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Children's fantasy/magical realism short story collection from the late 80s/early 90s

There's a short story collection I remember having when I was a young kid, some time in the late 80s or early 90s, but I haven't had any luck tracking it down since. I've got no clue about the author ...
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Short story about an alien glossary of untranslatable terms [duplicate]

A story from an anthology, a list of untranslatable terms, possibly written by a female writer... I think one of the terms was "laha sihp", defined as "the first breath of fresh air ...
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60s or 70s science fiction short stories on fine arts

I’m looking for a 1960s-70s science fiction short story anthology on fine arts. I only remember the summary of 2 of the stories. One was of composer who wrote commercial music by hand while most wrote ...
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Gurdjieff-related anthology where parallel universes mirror the psychological level of the people in that universe

Gurdjieff is never mentioned by name in the anthology. In the real world, Gurdjieff claimed that people can be sorted based on their psychology into levels 1 or 2 if they are acting on animal ...
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Werewolf short story about a group of friends going skiing, with a plot twist at the end

I read this book in probably like 2015-2018 or so and I think it was in a kids' horror book compilation or something like that (not Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark). I also believe the cover might ...
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Sci Fi short story collection, including a story about a planet where the currency is art and another about siblings fighting the Devil's influence

I have been looking for years for a specific short story collection/anthology (not sure which). I am not 100% certain they are all in the same book, but I think they are. Details are a story about a ...
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Help finding a short story - Protagonist finds out that people have voted for him to die

I roughly remember the premise as follows: A protagonist finds out that a televangelist has encouraged his audience to vote to kill him. In 24 hours he should die.He spends that time trying to stop ...
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Short story collection featuring a man living in a woods who got a swan for his wife, a music teacher lost in a city, and a mermaid—possibly Le Guin

In my childhood (??? sorry, it was over 30 years ago...) I've got a book from my local library with short novels, I suppose by Ursula Le Guin. Some stories I remember: there was a man living in a ...
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Looking for a short story in which the narrator describes how he has placed the pages of the story specifically for "you" [closed]

The story was in a hardcover short story collection. I read it in the early 80s, and the book seemed older to me at the time. The narrator eventually goes on to describe how they are watching you.
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Short story collection for young readers centred around ghosts and the weird

I'm trying to remember a short story collection centred around ghosts and the unexplained from my childhood. I read this book between the years of 1990 and 1995, so the publication date would not be ...
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Story Identification - Short Story, Parody of Bremen Town Musicians with Record Producer [closed]

This is a story I read that is a parody of the fable/fantasy story The Bremen Town Musicians. In the original story, a donkey, dog, cat, and rooster all end up agreeing to travel to Bremen Town ...
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Horror short story, girl dying while on a Ferris wheel

I remember the cover had a skull with either mist or fog seeping from it. There are also purple hues and shades of gray. Somewhere on the title is the word "centennial". The book was a ...
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70's Sci-Fi Comic Magazine (anthology) about an alien crash-landing his saucer

A wonderful illustrated B&W story about an alien crash-landing his saucer, rescued and nursed back to health by a boy and his farmer dad. They name the kind, benevolent alien "Pi", ...
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Looking for a specific book containing a collection of sci-fi stories and articles, one of which was about space cables

I have a vague recollection of reading about space cables in a chapter near the end of book which was a collection of stories. I think that this was at least 20 years ago. "Space cables" are ...
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Collection of short sci-fi/alien stories, including a story about astronauts landing on a planet that seemed like Earth, but was slightly different

I'm trying to identify a book I read back in 2007. It was a collection of short science fiction/alien stories. From my memory, here is one story that I remember: A group of astronauts landed on a ...
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Stories about Dragons Anthology Book - remember one story in particular

I am trying to find the name of an anthology/story collection about dragons and or other monsters. I don't quite remember the cover but I know the first story about a dragon. The condensed version of ...
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Illustrated hardcover book of folk tales for children, with a wizard on the cover

A large, hardcover, illustrated children's book with a wizard on the front, facing the reader staff raised and casting a spell. It contained a number of folk tales for children. The stories included ...
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Short story about a laser-soccer type sport in which a team defends against shots on goal by reflecting the laser beams

Does anyone recognize this story from an old sci-fi book of short stories? I'm looking for the title of both the story and the anthology, if possible. A laser-soccer type team (reflect the light into ...
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Science fiction story about a dystopian future society in which people have devolved into hedonistic, brain dead slugs

I can remember reading this story when I was younger, possibly in an anthology, but can't remember the title or author. It featured a dystopian society set in the future that was falling apart as its ...
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Which sci-fi collection contains the (possibly non-scifi) story of an unhappily married woman who goes back to her Alma Mater?

This story is definitely from an SF&F collection. IIRC it might well be by Connie Willis, but she wrote so many stories in so many collections.. And maybe it is not by her, after all, but still, I ...
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Looking for a SF anthology including a story in which humans arrive on a planet and mistake the cows for intelligent life

Looking for a SF anthology I had at school 1975 ish? Hard back, navy blue? Dust jacket had white square pictures?? I remember a collection of short stories, maybe including Pitch Black… but also a ...
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Looking for children’s scary story/anthology book, published before 2001, with a girl taken away by owl creatures

The only story I can remember in the book was about a girl who was warned not to open/look out of her window at night or she would be taken. And she was taken by scary owl creatures that carried her ...
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Sci fi short story where an American mother on her mid-western farm realises she is the male co-pilot of a crashed ship on an alien world

The short story is seemingly a domestic drama, set in a Mid Western farm, narrated by a dissatisfied, hard-working woman. She has a difficult life looking after her white-picket homestead, trying to ...
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Old anthology of dragon stories, including one about a peasant man who encountered a hungry dragon while walking home

When I was in elementary school (late 1960s - early 1970s), I read a volume of dragon stories from my school's library. I recall little about the physical book: I remember it as a hardcover with a ...
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Trying to identify a book I read as a child; 1970's or 1980's, anthology with themes of dark fantasy and scifi

The book was an anthology of short stories that I read as a child in Australia. This is the key points that I remember: Book had a blue cover. Style of artwork was from 70s/80s. I read this in the ...
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Looking for a short story collection

I am hoping some kind soul can please help me with the name of this collection, or at least the title of one of the stories so I can hunt it down on a used book site. It was a paperback in the local ...
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Story about a boy trying to rescue his brother from sasquatch-like creatures, and slowly begins turning into one

I read this book back in the 80s when I was a kid. I believe it was a fantasy/horror style anthology, which contained illustrations. It may have been a children's book. One of the stories dealt with ...
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Collection/anthology book including a comic about a female explorer who discovered a planet filled with a race of primitive, mushroom-headed men

[NSFW] So it came to the back of my head of a collection of comics filled with adult themes. can't remember what year it was but I do believe it was around 2007-2012. The book had a pink background ...
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Old science fiction short story collection with bulbous yellow ships

I've been trying to find this book for like 15-20 years now. It was a collection of sci-fi short stories. I remember the book had these bulbous yellow spaceships on it, or possibly in it. I don't ...
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Short story about a robot being tested for sentience that saves its interrogator from a bomb placed by a terrorist

The story starts with an interrogation room where a robot is being tested for sentience. A terrorist places a bomb, and the robot the realizes the ship is going to explode, so it saves the ...
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Looking for a short story collection from the 70's and 80's

I am looking for a short story collection that is only werewolf stories. (It is not the one edited by Jane Yolen.) I originally read it in the late mid to late 80's and I recall it had a few stories ...
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AI tricks space pirates into attacking its ship; kills all but one as part of effort to "civilize" space

Sometime around 2000, I read a short story in an anthology. Humanity is implied to be entirely, or largely spaceborne, with rare encounters between ships. A group boards/attacks one ship, intending to ...
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Fantasy anthology about wizards and magic, including a story about a wizard's tower becoming sentient

I'm looking for a fantasy short story anthology about wizards and magic. I don't remember what it was called or any of the authors it featured. I can only remember one story. This story was about a ...
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