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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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 ...
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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.