Best Science Fiction Anthologies

Add and vote for your favourite anthologies of short Science Fiction by various authors.

No Fantasy or SF&F (mixed genre) anthologies please.
No single-author collections please.

There is another less restrictive list which includes both anthologies as well as single-author collections.
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message 1: 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 2: by Rasheed (new)

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


message 3: 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 5: by Rasheed (new)

Rasheed Thanks.


message 6: 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.


message 7: by Monty (new)

Monty Circus Burning Chrome is not an anthology.


message 8: by Monty (new)

Monty Circus Deleted:

Borders of Infinity (single-author)
The Way of the Wizard (fantasy or sci-fi/fantasy at best)


message 9: by Xantha (new)

Xantha Page Needs some additional combing of single-author collections.


message 10: by Monty (new)

Monty Circus Xantha wrote: "Needs some additional combing of single-author collections."

I just added in the description: "No single-author collections please."
(A lot of people don't know what an anthology is).

I don't have time at the moment to comb this list, but if you, or someone else post some of the single-author collections on it I can delete them.


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