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 about ice racing on glaciers or gletschers [duplicate]

[it's solved: Mirror of Ice by Gary Wright] Years ago, I read a short story in an anthology, (a collection of SF-shorts), which was about ice-racing. A dozen pilots went down a glacier/gletscher ...
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Horror short story told through a collection of postcards about a man killed by an ancient snake goddess

When I was homeless, I stumbled onto a collection of horror short stories from either 2002 or 2003. They where all based around a single award I can't remember the name of. The only memorable story ...
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Help identifying horror short story collection with werewolf story about a boy who becomes werewolf to avenge his slain puppies

I read this collection in 1980 or 1981 (unsure how old it was at the time). I checked it out of a public library in the armpit town of Stead, Nevada. Anyway, in the story, some asshole's dogs chase ...
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Astronauts returning from a mission find they are rejuvenating (lost teeth are regrowing)

I'm looking for a short story in an anthology (possibly Gollancz publisher) in the 60s. Astronauts returning from a mission find they are rejuvenating - lost teeth are regrowing...
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Short Story ID: Academy of gifted children evolve beyond us & "resign from humanity"

Short story, originally read in a short SF story anthology in jr high school library in early 80s. Starts off with narration or presentation by a man discussing "wolf/ape children" raised by ...
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Identify the author of an anthology, which included a story about an alien working in City Lights bookshop

I am desperate to remember a book of short stories by an author, I believe, to be a San Francisco native or transplant. In one of the short stories he wrote about an alien working in City Lights ...
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'90s children's literary horror anthology book, including a story about a cruel cousin who later turns out to be an android

When I turned 10 years old back in 1992, my mother sent me a care package crammed with snacks, mad magazines, a journal, a new video game, and a book of horror stories, that had creepy illustrations ...
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Sci-Fi short story about a scientist who travels uncontrollably through alternate dimensions

In 1984-85 I read a short sci-fi story in a book of stories about a scientist who created a device that sends him to an alternate dimension. At first there is very little difference from our own but, ...
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Collection of stories including one about "Keiron of Valkrie"

One of the stories is about a Keiron of Valkrie who leads his men, known as the "men of edge," to a fight in the capital of their empire. He fought a man-made man named Freka and exposed a ...
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SF short story - Jewel ovary [duplicate]

This came out in the past 10 years, collected in one of the years best anthology. Man stole a jewel from his girlfriend (turned out to be her refrigerated ovary). She then set him up in a double-cross....
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A plane travelling into the past

This is the story about a plane, which on its journey enters into the past. It cannot land anywhere. It opens with the real life incident of a plane which was lost forever without a trace and nobody ...
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Sci-fi anthology book with a story about a boy given a third eye by aliens, and another story with a female spaceship commander and canine-like aliens

I've been reminded recently of a sci-fi anthology book I had/read many years ago. Pretty sure its from the '80s (I'm in the UK). I don't have many details except vague memories of 2 stories. The first ...
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Can you help identify a US paperback book that included Greg Bear's Blood Music?

I read this book in highschool, no later than 1992. His short story (it was only later expanded to a novel) was 1983. This would have been a science fiction anthology with multiple authors, as is ...
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60's-70's Sci-Fi anthology(?) - planet Earth is overly hot and in the end the sun explodes [duplicate]

I was in the third grade and happened across this (1993-94'), but never read the whole thing. I believe the planet was very hot due to issues with the sun possibly. I know the ending goes along the ...
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Looking for a short story from an anthology about a mutant race horse

I believe this was part of an anthology. I read it in high school during the late 80s but as it was at my grandmother's house it could have been written much earlier. The story starts with a breeder ...
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Science Fiction Anthology, probably 70s

I'm fairly sure the book has Science Fiction in the title. It also contains Who Can Replace a Man? by Brian W. Aldiss. I think that was either the first, or one of the first few stories in the book. I ...
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An illustrated book of short science fiction stories I read as a kid in the late 80s, early 90s

I’ve been searching for a book of science fiction short stories, with black and white illustrations interspersed throughout. I can’t be sure of the publication date, though I read it in the late 80s, ...
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Collection of dystopian short stories: people eat a dog, detective hunts and kills kids, world where everyone is dumb

It’s a compilation of short stories that all take place in the future. I read it in 2016 & I can’t for the life of me remember it. It’s written in English. One of the stories was about these kids ...
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Scholastic sci-fi anthology book containing a short story about a planet with crystal monsters

During the late 1970's and early 1980's Scholastic would publish and sell books at elementary schools and I picked one up which had 8-10 stories inside which were all fantasy or sci-fi in nature. The ...
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Sci-fi Horror Story About Spiders, Psychology, and Aliens

I'm trying to find the name of a short story from a collection of sci-fi horror stories. (NOTE—I'm not talking about a collection of sci-fi AND horror stories, but rather a collection of horror ...
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Story about the 10 commandments being shattered and eventually reconstructed

Read in an anthology in the 90's. Basically Moses comes down with the tablets sees what's going on and shatters them telling the people they're not worthy. They gather all the fragments and start ...
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Sci Fi Collection of Stories for younger readers

I can only recall two of the stories: One was about this machine that made edible soap and these children were addicted to eating it/ someone was also forcing them to eat the soap. The other was about ...
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I’m trying to identify an anthology of short stories

There are only a few bits of different stories I remember: One was about two men, one being a dwarf. They would go on coaches and the dwarf would hide in the suitcase and then steal people’s ...
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Anthology that contains illustrations for some Arthur C. Clarke short stories

I had as a child (early 1960s?) a boys anthology of stories of various genres, like westerns. It included several short stories from Arthur C. Clarke's The Other Side of the Sky/Venture to the Moon. ...
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Sci-fi anthology about future crime

I remember reading an anthology collecting stories about crime, possibly crime-solving specifically. What I can remember about the book is: General theme was crime/crime solving Different authors for ...
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God and the devil make a bet

God and the Devil wager about man's worthiness. Devil has cat's eyes. He chastises God for causing suffering in the first place. It didn't sound like poetry, but it must be one of the few takes on the ...
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Trying to identify a sci-fi story in an anthology from the mid-70s

The story appeared in an anthology provided to kids in British schools during 70s. The story had a very simple structure. It was a description given by a man who was observing a vision of the history ...
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Book about an AI that traps people on a spaceship

My memory about this story is rather short. I only remember the following points :- The story was in a collection of stories. In this, a robot/AI of some sort traps 2 people on a spaceship and sends ...
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YA/Children’s ghost story anthology book

I’ve been searching for this book for years but we shall see. I read a horror anthology book targeted for children (I read it in elementary school) and need the title. I cannot remember much of the ...
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Name of author (and anthology) of a sci-fi short story called (I think) "Gold Brick"?

Decades ago, I mowed indiscriminately through dozens of sci-fi anthologies. I remember one short story that stood out in terms of writing style and characterization. It involved a bright but ...
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Help identifying either an anthology or specific short story contained therein

When I was a kid, I had an anthology of sf stories, and now I'm trying to see if I can recover/rediscover any of them. The book itself was a hardback. I read this as a kid, so some time in the 90s. ...
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Short story about a library that was a dragon hoard

I think this may have been part of an anthology, as it seems like the story was short. I used to read anthologies like "Sword and Sorceress", so it may have been in something like that. ...
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Searching for a Sci-fi short story about a parasitic fungus that makes people climb poles and explode

This short story concerns a parasitic fungus, very similar to the infamous Ophiocordyceps unilateralis in ants. In this story, it was used as a bio-weapon, and has taken over large swaths of America. ...
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Scifi anthology published in the '70s including “The Enchanted Village” and “All Summer in a Day”

The anthology contains short stories including, "The Enchanted Village" by A E Van Vogt, "All Summer in a Day", by Ray Bradbury, "And He Built a Crooked House", by ...
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?90's ghost short-story anthology book jacket illustration

I'm looking for a children's short story antholgy about ghosts. I remember one illustration in the book had a jacket hanging in a closet, maybe a raincoat. The ghost in this particular short story was ...
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Short story about a delegation of aliens coming to earth seeking help (published 1980 or so) [duplicate]

A group of aliens come to earth in desperation as their federation of worlds is under attack by a powerful invading species. In the distant past the earthlings were a powerful race that was spreading ...
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Short story: member of 'atomic priesthood' reminisces

This is a short short I remember reading, part of an anthology, possibly near the front. The main character is a member of an 'atomic priesthood', a monkish order charged in ancient times with keeping ...
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Whatever happened to The Last Dangerous Visions?

This was supposed to have been the third volume of the late great Harlan Ellison's anthologies of experimental speculative fiction, following Dangerous Visions and Again Dangerous Visions. Its ...
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Sci fi anthology with a story about a tree being, and an enslaved combat robot

I am looking for 2 Sci-Fi short stories that may have been in the same anthology book. I read the book over 20 years ago and the book was old at the time so I can’t be precise about when the stories ...
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Sci-fi short-story collection for young readers - from the early seventies

I’m hoping someone can identify a short anthology of sci-fi stories I read as a fourth or fifth-grader, around 1971. It was probably published specifically for younger readers. I’m certain it ...
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YA Fantasy Anthology featuring folklore legends in original stories - 80s-90s

I'm looking for YA fantasy anthology from the late 80s, early 90s. I'm pretty sure the cover was black. It featured stories that were based on regional/ethnic folklore. One story that stood out for me ...
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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 ...