Best Science Fiction Anthologies
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1 The Science Fiction Hall of...
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2 Dangerous Visions
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3 The Ascent of Wonder: The E...
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4 The Good Old Stuff: Adventu...
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5 Before the Golden Age: A Sc...
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5 The Hugo Winners Vol 1 and ...
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7 The Science Fiction Hall of...
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8 Again, Dangerous Visions
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9 Classic Science Fiction: Th...
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10 The Penguin Science Fiction...
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11 The Science Fiction Hall of...
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12 The Best Science Fiction St...
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13 Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk...
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13 A Treasury of Science Fiction
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15 The Mammoth Book of Golden ...
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16 Worlds of Wonder: Exploring...
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16 Great Stories of Space Travel
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18 Gosh! Wow! (Sense of Wonder...
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18 The Oxford Book of Science ...
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20 X Minus One Project
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21 Fifty Years of the Best Sci...
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22 The Giant Book of Science F...
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23 13 Great Stories of Science...
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24 Worlds of Tomorrow: Science...
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25 Science Fiction of the 30’s
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26 Spectrum IV
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27 Ackermanthology: 65 Astonis...
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28 Famous Science-Fiction Stor...
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28 The SF Collection
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28 When the Hero Comes Home
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28 The Best of British SF 2 (T...
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28 The Endlands (Volume 1)
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28 Mesaerion: The Best Science...
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28 Till Human Voices Wake Us
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28 The Last Man on Earth
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28 Dirty Work
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37 When the Villain Comes Home
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37 The Best of British SF 1 (T...
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37 The Endlands (Volume 2)
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40 Science Fiction: The Best O...
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40 The Secret History of Scien...
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42 Tomorrow, the Stars
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42 The Arbor House Treasury of...
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42 The 1989 Annual World's Bes...
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42 The Mirror of Infinity
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46 The Stars at War (Imperial ...
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46 The Arbor House Treasury of...
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46 Burning Chrome
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46 In Dreams Awake
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50 Republic and Empire (Imperi...
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50 The World Turned Upside Down
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52 The Crash of Empire (Imperi...
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52 Star Science Fiction Storie...
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52 Free Lancers (Alien Stars, ...
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55 There Will Be War (There Wi...
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55 Borders of Infinity (Vorkos...
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55 Science Fiction: The Future
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58 Men of War  (There Will Be ...
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58 Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk...
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60 Out of This World 5: An Ant...
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60 Blood and Iron (There Will ...
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60 Wastelands: Stories of the ...
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63 My Best Science Fiction Story
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63 Day of the Tyrant (There Wi...
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63 Spectrum 2
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63 Carmen Miranda's Ghost is H...
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63 Full Spectrum 1
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68 Warrior (There Will Be War,...
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68 The Space Magicians
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68 Body Armor: 2000
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68 Full Spectrum 2
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72 Here Today... Gone Tomorrow...
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72 Guns of Darkness (There Wil...
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72 Connoisseur's S.F.
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72 Moonsinger's Friends: An An...
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72 Spectrum I: A Science Ficti...
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77 Friends, Robots, Countrymen
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77 Call To Battle! (There Will...
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77 50 Short Science Fiction Tales
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77 Alien Stars
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77 Spectrum II (A Science Fict...
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82 Armageddon!
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82 100 Great Science Fiction S...
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82 Spectrum III: A Science Fic...
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85 After Armageddon (There Wil...
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85 Orbit One
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85 Visible Light
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88 Spectrum V
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89 Synergy: New Science Fictio...
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90 Star Science Fiction Storie...
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90 Other Worlds, Other Gods
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92 The City, 2000 A.D: Urban L...
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93 18 Greatest Science Fiction...
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93 Microcosmic Tales: 100 Wond...
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95 The Future Makers
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95 More Soviet Science Fiction
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97 Futures from Nature
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97 The Seven Deadly Sins of Sc...
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99 Nuclear War
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99 Women of Wonder: Science-Fi...
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message 7: by David (new)

David Two separate titles on this list are actually the same book. Science Fiction: Classic Stories From The Golden Age of Science Fiction is a reprint/retitle of The Mammoth Book of Golden Age Science Fiction: Short Novels of the 1940s (aka The Mammoth Book of Golden Age Science Fiction: Ten Classic Stories from the Birth of Modern Science Fiction Writing). A quick Google search revealed that they share the same contents list.


message 6: by Rasheed (new)

Rasheed Thanks. One of them has been removed after combining.


message 5: by Rasheed (new)

Rasheed Removing The Endlands Vol.1 because it is a mixed genre book containing horror, fantasy and science fiction stories.


message 4: by Scott (new)

Scott Removed a bunch of single-author collections.


message 3: by Rasheed (new)

Rasheed Thanks.


message 2: by Rasheed (new)

Rasheed Thanks.


message 1: by Kevin (new)

Kevin Minh-sang Everyone, there is a collection that has a certain story and I can't find it. There's a failing artist who creates art from a scan of a woman's dream and she later on robs him.


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