Questions tagged [anthology-book]

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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Short story: limited life spans, arm tattoos, gang of kids on minibikes [duplicate]

This is from an dystopian anthology I read in the early 1970's. The world is run-down and brutal, reminiscent of Soylent Green / Make Room Make Room. Everyone has a tattoo on their arm indicating ...
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Collection of short stories by different authors

I am trying to track down a volume of short stories by different authors. I am certain that one was "The Small Assassin" by Ray Bradbury, probably the first story in the volume. I am pretty certain ...
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SciFi Anthology with an infiltrating elfen alien and a lonely slaughterhouse worker who strikes a fatal blow to a special cow

Does anyone recall an anthology with these two stories in it? Stumbled across as a teenager in the 80's in the school library, vaguely recall it was an old hardbound book... Story #1 An elf like ...
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Looking for the short story about a girl who debates an alien race for humanity's freedom

I'm looking for a short science fiction story about the Earth being invaded by aliens. The aliens are very intelligent and the human race is challenged to a debate with the aliens -- if the humans win ...
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Short story collection with the story, “Dead Language Teacher” in it

There was an old anthology of horror/sci-fi stories that I read in about 1975, but the paperback was older. I think it was a Twilight Zone, with Rod Serling maybe on the back cover. But it was not a ...
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Anthology about a group of explorers known as “star kings”

I remember a series of stories in an anthology that was based on a group of star explorers from about 55 to 60 years ago. They had small explorer ships and if anyone injured or damages one of their ...
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Anthology book: man tricked he was dead by falling off a balcony, apocalypse with black spot on the sun etc

Male author(s). I read this book between 1996-2000 and was published in the USA some time within that decade. It was written in English and was an anthology book. I can recall 3 stories though I ...
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Anthology series with suspended animation and a galaxy-wide empire?

The stories within the anthology consist of different time periods and perspectives from within the "empire". I'm pretty sure the empire is built based on a technology that allows suspended animation, ...
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Will there be a The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Sixth Annual Collection?

Will one be published? The Year's Best Science Fiction has been an annual Xmas gift for 35 years. Was confused when I got The Very Best of the Best. Only to realize Gardner Dozois died in 2018! Any ...
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Anthology containing excerpts from Margaret Mahy's “The Haunting” and Alan Garner's “The Owl Service” as well as others

As per Children's Novel about a group of children finding plates with owl patterns on them, and building paper versions, both of which disappear, I owned a hardback book as a child (somewhere in ...
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Looking for short story anthology by a female editor. One story was about a business that created insects used to teach people

I checked this book out from the library a few years ago. The book seemed fairly recent, definitely after the year 2000. Probably after the year 2010. It was a paperback. The editor was definitely ...
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Manga where a teenage boy absorbs others' wounds

I would have read this somewhere between ten and twelve years ago, I believe, though it could go a year or two in either direction. It was contained in a single volume anthology manga where each ...
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Old story about a man with tattoos that told stories

I'm trying to remember the name of this book that's really a collection of short stories but is told with a narrator character who's telling the stories he sees as they take place on a man covered in ...
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70s-80s SF book, a series of short stories each set X years ahead. In first one aliens placed domes over cities before wiping out everyone else

I read this years ago, most likely this would be a young adult book, maybe from the 1970s or 1980s. I swear the title was "The Turning Point: Tales of a Future Past" but I've never been able to find ...
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Looking for an author's anthology of short surreal/absurdist fiction (80s-90s)

Summary: Anthology with short story about afterlife being a giant movie theater. I am looking for a collection of short stories of a particular author. It was published in hardcover, and I picked up ...
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Stories For Boys Anthology

I am looking to identify an anthology. It was a 'Stories for Boys" type book of the kind common for my generation. It would have been published between 1930 and 1960. The main reason for my needing ...
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Young adult short story book with one story where a woman finds a walrus suit and becomes a walrus

I’m trying to identify a book I remember reading sometime in the 2005-2006 time range. This book was in my fifth grade classroom in the US. I’ve tried searching for it a few times in the past few ...
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Short story anthology, one story was about a warship being prepared and sent on a bombing run [duplicate]

I recall that, as a child, I purchased a science fiction anthology of short stories in British Home Stores (BHS) sometime in the mid 1980s. It had a reddish-orange cover with white writing and drawn ...
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Short story about England right after nuclear war

Read a story back in the 1980s in a sci-fi anthology about England just after a nuclear war. The government was trying to rebuild and everyone was suffering from radiation poisoning. Towards the end a ...
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1970s/80s short story compilation anthology where eating real food is illegal and an android “nanny” fighting the neighbour's one

I just remember two of the stories: A woman ventures out at night, feeling guilty and ashamed but goes out to eat at a place that seems more like a speakeasy type place. She talks with a man who ...
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I'm looking for a Sci-Fi anthology from the late 70s. (the stories are probably older) [duplicate]

So, I had this book when I was about 6. I lost it around when I turned 8, (parents found it, and lets just say they weren't fans of SF) and haven't seen it since. Lately I've been wishing I could let ...
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Looking for a recent Sci-Fi anthology. (I had a copy and lost it)

Around two years ago I purchased a relatively new Sci-Fi anthology (it would have been published in 2016 or 2017,) and then lost the copy. I forgot the title, but I remember a couple of the stories ...
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Short story from an anthology book where a man travels back in time trying to meet Jesus but ends up becoming him

This story involved a young man in the future who travels back to the time of Jesus to meet him only to end up as Jesus. He is able to perform "miracles" because he shares some aspirin from his ...
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Has any publisher created a complete set of Asimov's short stories?

Has any publisher ever released a complete set of Asimov's short stories? If not, which set comes closest to being complete?
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1960s sci-fi anthology with a Viking fighting a U.S. army MP on the cover

A sci-fi collection with a Viking and a U.S. army MP fighting each other on the cover. I lost this in 1967. It was a paperback anthology.
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80's (or earlier) short stories book: tiny visitors in a house inside a house, horses appearing upon wishes, and a story about getting lighter

I read a book of short stories when I was a kid or pre-teen in the 80's that included a story about a man who has a small house inside his house (think doll house/birdhouse) and he gets tiny visitors ...
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Mid-late 60s anthology: empaths working for the police, and workers in space suits greeting each other with “Hello gentle human”

I was a kid and read a monthly (?) anthology. One short story that stuck with me was about a group of empaths who worked for the police to help with crowds at concerts and stuff. And about the same ...
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Seeking sci fi book of short stories

I remember a few of the stories, not in great detail, and somewhat strange to explain in detail. The book was missing the protective cover, which left it burgundy or navy blue. It was a book the size ...
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2000s Anthology book with a man who plays a real version of a video game that his clone “son” plays as a video game

It was a collection of Sci-fi stories, one was about a boy who was really good at a kind of video game. There was a man who played a real version of the game where injury/loss of limb/death was a ...
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Childrens Anthology with the first chapter of the Hobbit and a Moomintroll story

I read The Hobbit in 1963 after reading a large format children's illustrated anthology which had a Tove Jansson Moomintroll story or chapter and the first chapter of The Hobbit along with other ...
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Anthology science fiction book mid-90's bio-engineering

I'm searching for a book from the 90's that was a collection of short stories about bio-engineering. The first story, I think, was about a man who was discovered to have a clinical condition called ...
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Children/ Young Adult Fantasy Book featuring fairies

I'm looking for a book of fairy stories by a single author that my teacher gave me in the late 70s in grade 5. The book starts with a girl exploring. She finds a tunnel that passes through a mountain ...
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'80s Short story collection containing the story “Doll” in which each person had a surrogate doll that protected them from disease

I read this book in the early '80s, but it came from my father's bookshelf so could be older. The title was along the lines of 'The (n)th (something) Science Fiction Collection'. I can remember two ...
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1980's Sci-Fi story collection book with entry about a praying mantis from her perspective

I read this story back in the mid-90's, so this is all from 20+ year old memories. The sci-fi collection book had a red cover with a large breasted alien/robot. Or maybe the alien was red but the ...
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Horror/SFF anthology about fat/overweight characters

(It wasn't particularly body-positive, let's just say, but I am looking for it anyway). Anthology. I thought it was pretty mainstream, like Datlow or Greenberg or Dozois, but no matter how I search I ...
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1960s anthology; one story was about people living in cocoons but still looking for one where female scientist is seduced by the plant king

In the 1960s, I read two short stories in a sci-fi paperback anthology magazine. I would like to know the anthology that they were in (and the titles of the two stories, obviously) Future age on ...
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Horror/fantasy short story about a strange man in a (magical?) cabin in the woods

I'm looking for an anthology of short horror or fantasy-like stories, I believe it was by a female author, with this one particular story (entitled The Master, I think) about someone who gets called ...
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80s or earlier short story or serial about natives on a faraway planet battling invading high-tech troops

I read a story in a sci-fi magazine anthology in the early '80s about a "primitive" culture on some faraway planet. The story started with a young boy practicing fighting in a group of other young ...
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Story where a man evades capture from a spaceship by walking round an asteroid [duplicate]

I'm trying to identify a short story I read some time in the nineties, and ideally the anthology it was in too. I was reading a lot of Asimov at the time, and it has a typically Asimovian twist at the ...
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Anthology containing the story “Green Mold”(?) where green mold grows on everything and eventually the astronauts

Back in high school in the late 1970s I had a book of short stories we had to read in English class, and one story has stayed with me every since. It was a sci-fi story that was called, I think, "...
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90s horror short story: boy grows on (coal?) factory darkness, while his coworkers perceive it as “bad vibes”, an evil feel

Short story was part of a horror anthology that was probably published in the 1990s, but might have been a little bit older. The story was about a boy who works in a factory over the summer and seems ...
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Short Story - Man lives in isolation in a compound, plays tennis against a robot, arranges meeting with a woman

I read this story in an anthology in the late 1980s or early 1990s. I don't remember the name of the anthology (that will be for a future question) but do remember it also had the first chapter of ...
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Short story about an assassin and and his alien ambassador target

This has bugged me for some time re an anthology of Dark Fantasy stories I read in the 1980's. The basic synopsis of the short story I remember best is that an assassin is contracted to kill a ...
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Fantasy short story collection, including a fire salamander girl, a were-cougar, an anxious girl turned into a rat, and maybe a half-bigfoot girl

So, I'm looking for the title of a short story collection. I'm going to briefly describe a couple of the stories: A fire salamander girl getting stolen and taken to hell, where her creator had to ...
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Anthology that had both sci-fi stories and “science fact” about space travel/colonization

I'm trying to find this book I remember partially reading about 15-20 years ago. I believe it alternated sci-fi stories with short essays/postscripts that went into whether the story's details were ...
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Book of fantasy short stories, including one retelling Cinderella as a vampire

I read this short story in the early 90s and I would love to get hold of the whole book. I think it was an anthology of female science fiction and fantasy writers, possibly lesbian writers. The ...
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Horror anthology with story about a woman who finds something in her bed

Looking for an elusive horror anthology published sometime before 1990. Included a story I believe to be titled “ Three in a Bed” about a woman who finds something other than her husband lying next to ...
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What historical event was “A Grand Tour” in the Honorverse based on?

In the anthology More Than Honor (An anthology in the Honorverse, edited by David Weber), there is an author's note following A Grand Tour (By David Drake) claiming that the events are based on ...
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Sci-fi “year’s best” type of collection based on hazy memories of two short stories

As the title indicates, I’m trying to identify a science fiction short story “year’s best” type of collection from either the 1980s or early to mid-1990s based on my rather hazy recollections of two ...
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Sci-fi book about a shape shifting machine wandering the surface of a planet sized space ship

Been looking for this forever, it was part of an anthology I think and used such generic names that it seems impossible for me to find without knowing the book name. It's about a shape shifting ...