Best SciFi Anthologies/Collections

What are your top science fiction anthologies and collections? Forget the novels: which scifi collections blew you away?
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4.19 avg rating — 8,205 ratings
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4.34 avg rating — 4,855 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 49,805 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 32,461 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 69,996 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 250,449 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 3,857 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 3,114 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 3,574 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 8,751 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 170 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 15,701 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 1,517 ratings
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17

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4.38 avg rating — 489 ratings
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18

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4.25 avg rating — 899 ratings
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19

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4.21 avg rating — 3,435 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 1,798 ratings
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21

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4.05 avg rating — 4,212 ratings
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22

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4.31 avg rating — 2,378 ratings
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23

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4.14 avg rating — 91 ratings
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24

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3.40 avg rating — 55 ratings
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25

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4.18 avg rating — 9,570 ratings
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26

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3.93 avg rating — 2,503 ratings
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27

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4.14 avg rating — 3,019 ratings
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28

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3.79 avg rating — 902 ratings
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29

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4.16 avg rating — 12,671 ratings
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30

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4.14 avg rating — 2,005 ratings
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31

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4.16 avg rating — 2,439 ratings
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32

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4.13 avg rating — 206 ratings
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33

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4.04 avg rating — 23 ratings
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34

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4.27 avg rating — 3,828 ratings
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35

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3.88 avg rating — 202 ratings
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36

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4.01 avg rating — 774 ratings
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37

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4.45 avg rating — 4,216 ratings
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38

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3.89 avg rating — 2,126 ratings
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39

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3.91 avg rating — 2,832 ratings
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39

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3.71 avg rating — 10,713 ratings
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41

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3.98 avg rating — 1,002 ratings
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42

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4.18 avg rating — 770 ratings
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43

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3.68 avg rating — 1,560 ratings
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44

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4.50 avg rating — 8 ratings
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45

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3.95 avg rating — 4,191 ratings
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46

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3.98 avg rating — 278 ratings
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47

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4.35 avg rating — 74 ratings
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47

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4.03 avg rating — 7,608 ratings
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49

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4.41 avg rating — 845 ratings
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50

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3.94 avg rating — 599 ratings
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50

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3.91 avg rating — 1,333 ratings
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52

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3.83 avg rating — 1,081 ratings
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53

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4.30 avg rating — 151 ratings
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54

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3.89 avg rating — 262 ratings
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55

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3.93 avg rating — 4,223 ratings
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56

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3.96 avg rating — 637 ratings
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57

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4.21 avg rating — 357 ratings
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58

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4.20 avg rating — 913 ratings
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59

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4.33 avg rating — 1,124 ratings
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60

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4.30 avg rating — 44 ratings
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61

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4.18 avg rating — 273 ratings
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62

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3.73 avg rating — 1,198 ratings
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63

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3.54 avg rating — 257 ratings
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64

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3.79 avg rating — 1,818 ratings
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65

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4.09 avg rating — 33 ratings
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66

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3.97 avg rating — 192 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 1,278 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 590 ratings
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69

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3.90 avg rating — 6,150 ratings
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70

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4.50 avg rating — 6 ratings
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71

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4.10 avg rating — 78 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 533 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 933 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 55 ratings
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75

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3.93 avg rating — 103 ratings
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76

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3.91 avg rating — 140 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 201 ratings
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78

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4.34 avg rating — 167 ratings
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79

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3.97 avg rating — 179 ratings
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80

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3.81 avg rating — 776 ratings
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81

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3.93 avg rating — 68 ratings
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82

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3.63 avg rating — 241 ratings
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83

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3.87 avg rating — 15 ratings
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84

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4.17 avg rating — 204 ratings
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85

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4.03 avg rating — 436 ratings
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85

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3.99 avg rating — 137 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 10 ratings
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liked it 3.00 avg rating — 29 ratings
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4.35 avg rating — 193 ratings
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91

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4.03 avg rating — 378 ratings
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92

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3.90 avg rating — 239 ratings
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93

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3.89 avg rating — 625 ratings
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94

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3.60 avg rating — 5 ratings
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95

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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
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4.33 avg rating — 6 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 6,754 ratings
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98

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4.06 avg rating — 10,815 ratings
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3.58 avg rating — 24 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 521 ratings
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399 books · 208 voters · list created August 6th, 2008 by Rob (votes) .
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message 1: by Rasheed (last edited Sep 18, 2010 03:56PM) (new)

Rasheed Can someone please remove Ringworld?


message 2: by Tomislav (new)

Tomislav Single author collections are not anthologies.


message 3: by Rasheed (last edited Sep 18, 2010 03:59PM) (new)

Rasheed Tomhl wrote: "Single author collections are not anthologies."

I totally agree.

I've removed Ringworld because it's a novel!


message 4: by Bryan (new)

Bryan This list needs serious maintenance.

As mentioned above, single author collections should not be included here. But it seems like nearly half of the books on the list are just that. Things like "Wireless" by Charles Stross, "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" by Harlan Ellison, or "The Best of Stanley G. Weinbaum" do not meet the criteria.

An anthology is a group of stories by various authors.

Also, there's at least one book on here that is an omnibus of novels. "The Callahan Chronicals" by Spider Robinson, collects three of his novels in the Callahan series. Not even close to an anthology.

Does the list owner want to remove books that are not true anthologies, or should different instructions be posted at the top of the list?


message 5: by Rasheed (last edited Mar 03, 2011 10:46AM) (new)

Rasheed Apparently, Rob changed the list name and description to include single-author collections as well. However, that would still exclude omnibuses like The Callahan Chronicals which remains here...

I've created a more restrictive list here for science fiction anthologies only.


message 6: by Xenophon (new)

Xenophon Hendrix The first two Callahan books, at least, are collections of short stories.


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