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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
0answers
77 views

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....
3
votes
1answer
237 views

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 ...
5
votes
0answers
95 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
98 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
346 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
397 views

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 ...
20
votes
2answers
924 views

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 ...
14
votes
1answer
146 views

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, ...
31
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
12
votes
1answer
810 views

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 ...
9
votes
0answers
86 views

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 ...
13
votes
1answer
575 views

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 ...
5
votes
0answers
82 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
81 views

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 ...
12
votes
1answer
400 views

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. ...
12
votes
1answer
696 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
199 views

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 ...
5
votes
0answers
185 views

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 ...
13
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
78 views

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 ...
13
votes
1answer
514 views

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 ...
18
votes
1answer
747 views

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. ...
6
votes
1answer
156 views

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. ...
26
votes
1answer
3k views

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. ...
7
votes
1answer
162 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
56 views

?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 ...
3
votes
1answer
115 views

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 ...
25
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
275 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
167 views

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 ...
14
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
69 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
81 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
110 views

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 ...
10
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
7
votes
0answers
91 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
97 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
326 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
95 views

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 ...
13
votes
2answers
853 views

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, ...
2
votes
1answer
253 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
73 views

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 ...
5
votes
0answers
61 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
647 views

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 ...
26
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
12
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
219 views

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 ...
11
votes
0answers
122 views

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 ...
28
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
9
votes
1answer
151 views

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 ...