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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90's vampire anthology book, including a story about vampires having taken over, told by a vampire's servant, killed by a nun

I remember really loving this book when I read it in 7th grade. Though the only story in the book I explicitly remember is one about a future in which vampires have taken over the country and use ...
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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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Children's sci-fi collection - Alien orthodontist

When I was a child in the 70s I would stay with my grand parents and read children's sci fi. They had a particular book containing a collection of short stories one of which was about a human guy ...
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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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Young adult anthology book from 1970s/1980s

I am trying to figure out the title of an sci-fi short story anthology book that was geared towards young adult readers. It was in my junior high school library and I read it sometime between 1987 to ...
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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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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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70's SciFi anthology: genius children being experimented on create a force field, and a scientist who created a new, faster-living species

I was hoping to find some answers on a very interesting anthology that I remember from the 70's, but was probably written earlier. There were a variety of stories, but 2 really stand out for me. The ...
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Anthology: Vampirism as a cure for HIV; house full of odd characters; arrows on a path through the afterlife

In the mid-90's, I read a wonderful collection of stories that I've been trying to find since. The book was titled something like Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Stories, I believe ...
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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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SFF Short story anthology: girl named Willow restores planets, and unicorns create balance in the environment

Looking for the title of a short story and the anthology it appeared in. The one story it contained had a girl named Willow(?) on a generation ship and she was training to be a restorer (someone who ...
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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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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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90s(?) young adult sci-fi anthology book, including a girl astronaut going to a smell-less world and a merman-looking boy

I'm looking for a compilation of YA sci-fi short stories which I read in high school in the mid 90s. The book had two stories which I remember: Was about a girl astronaut who goes to another world ...
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Short story anthology - pillow book, moving scenery, big space

I'm trying to find the name of an old collection of short stories I read as a child in the UK in the 1980s. Unfortunately I only dimly remember it and I have never been able to track it down, so I ...
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Anthology of short stories, one has a “Soylent Green” theme

Read a collection of sci-fi short stories in 2001-2002, so the book they were in is at least that old. The first story I recall is a take on Soylent Green. In it, the elders of a village must at a ...
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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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Anthology with “13th floor” story, a man called Richard Javelin and a Bonanza store which has everything

Looking for the title of an anthology of short stories I read as a youth. The story I remember was an eerie one about an anthropologist called Richard Javelin who enters a department store called the ...
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Film maker “Cat Vindaloo” trying to make a Bollywood film on the Moon

I'm pretty sure this isn't false memory syndrome, but as a kid I frequently read scifi anthologies from my local library in the late 60's & amongst many others, one story has always stuck with me -...
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90s sci-fi children's book: two children and a good magician teach sea creatures to fight an evil wizard and his dwarves

I had a 1990s Sci/fi Fantasy children's book​ or novelette that was lost. It could have been an anthology including a short story or novel about two children, sea creatures and two magicians; one good ...
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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 ...
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90s(?) Sci-Fi Collection With Green Spheres and Colorful Big Bird Aliens

I believe that it was a collection, anyway. It was from the early to mid 90s and one of the stories involved a woman staying at a cabin during a dark and stormy night. A green sphere appears (or ...
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Sci-fi short story collection: Scientist tries to find one final equation

I am looking for an anthology where one of the stories was about a scientist who leaves everything to find the one final equation or formula that will combine all equations. The scientist was a man. ...
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Seeking an anthology book called 'A View From A Distant Shore'

In the 1990s I came across a book by the title A View From A Distant Shore. It was a collection of short stories from Eastern Europe I believe. It was an older secondhand paperback. I mostly ...
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Short stories book (80s?), one story about a detective falling in love with a woman in a rocket-lauching station; other story had lobster monsters

When I was about 12 years old, about 30 years ago, I used to read and re-read a science fiction short stories book. I think it was an American publication but I may be wrong about that. The cover had ...
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Short story collection about were-creatures and shapeshifters

I borrowed and read this book (in English) from a local library in Rancho Bernardo, California as a child in the early to mid 90's, no later than '96. The collection itself may have been written in ...
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An anthology of short stories about first contact [closed]

Years ago I remember seeing an anthology of short stories about first contact, aptly titled: "First contact" (or something like that).
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International science fiction/fantasy anthology?

I'm trying to locate an anthology of international science fiction/fantasy anthology from the 1960s or 1970s. As I remember, it included Borges' "The Library of Babel". Another story was about a ...
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Need name of an anthology

I'm trying to remember the name of an anthology of short stories about humans fighting an alien, insect-like race. I read the book in the late 1980s. There were about 10 stories. One of the stories ...