Best Fantasy Short Story Collections
Anthologies of fantasy short fiction. Can be different authors, same author, shared world same author, or shared world with different authors.
1 Smoke and Mirrors
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2 Fragile Things: Short Ficti...
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3 The Martian Chronicles
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4 The Ladies of Grace Adieu a...
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5 The Bloody Chamber and Othe...
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6 Magic for Beginners
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7 Dreams Underfoot (Newford, #1)
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8 Stranger Things Happen
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9 Legends
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10 The Ivory and the Horn (New...
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11 The October Country
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12 Pretty Monsters: Stories
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13 Dreamsongs Volume I (Dreams...
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14 Firebirds Rising: An Anthol...
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15 The Coyote Road: Trickster ...
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16 The Wind's Twelve Quarters
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17 Tapping the Dream Tree (New...
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18 The Green Man: Tales from t...
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19 Moonlight and Vines (Newfor...
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20 St. Lucy's Home for Girls R...
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21 The Djinn in the Nightingal...
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22 Snow White, Blood Red
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23 2013: A Stellar Collection
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24 In the Land of Time: And Ot...
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25 Legends II
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26 Everything's Eventual: 14 D...
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27 Saffron and Brimstone: Stra...
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27 The Compass Rose
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29 Firebirds: An Anthology of ...
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29 The Complete Grimm's Fairy ...
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31 Tales from the Perilous Rea...
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31 The Bone Key: The Necromant...
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33 The Dying Earth
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33 Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears
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35 Tales Before Tolkien: The R...
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36 Elementals: Stories of Fire...
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37 In the Forest of Forgetting
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38 Steampunk (Steampunk, #1)
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39 A Rendezvous in Averoigne
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39 The Complete Fairy Tales
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41 Furthermore: An Anthology
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42 The Armless Maiden: And Oth...
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42 The Battle of Ebulon
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44 Hart and Boot and Other Sto...
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45 Burning Your Boats: The Col...
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46 Water: Tales of Elemental S...
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47 Tales from Earthsea (Earths...
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48 Somewhere Beneath Those Waves
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49 The Barnum Museum
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49 Mixed Magics: Four Tales of...
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51 Push of the Sky
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52 Fancies and Goodnights
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52 The Door in the Hedge
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52 Silmarillion
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55 Harrowing the Dragon
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56 Daughter of Regals and Othe...
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57 The Savage Tales of Solomon...
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58 Night's Master (Flat Earth,...
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59 A Knot in the Grain and Oth...
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60 Unexpected Magic: Collected...
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61 The Faery Reel: Tales from ...
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62 A Fisherman of the Inland Sea
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63 Wizards: Magical Tales From...
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63 Wonders of the Invisible World
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65 New Amsterdam (New Amsterda...
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66 Shatterday
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67 Wonder Tales: The Book of W...
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68 Black Thorn, White Rose
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69 Black Swan, White Raven
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70 Silver Birch, Blood Moon
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71 Black Heart, Ivory Bones
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72 Other Sides: 12 Webfiction ...
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72 Renaissance
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72 Mermaids 13: Tales from the...
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72 Elven Silver: The Irreveren...
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72 BLACKGUARDS: Tales of Assas...
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77 Faery Special Romances
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77 Stories for an Enchanted Af...
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77 The Empire of Ice Cream
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77 Salt of the Air
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81 The Mammoth Book of Extreme...
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82 Mother Aegypt and Other Sto...
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82 Thirteen Phantasms and othe...
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82 Dreams of the Compass Rose
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85 The Unpleasant Profession o...
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85 Strange Wine
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87 Fantasy Writer's Assistant ...
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88 Waldo and Magic, Inc
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88 Sister Emily's Lightship an...
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88 Dangerous Women
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91 Emerald Magic: Great Tales ...
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92 Fire: Tales of Elemental Sp...
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93 The Flight of the Horse
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93 A Blink of the Screen: Coll...
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95 Alabaster
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96 Unfinished Tales of Númenor...
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97 Dark Mondays
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98 The Inheritance
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99 The Best of Fritz Leiber
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100 The Gorgon and Other Beastl...
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