20 Short Story Collections and Anthologies Every Sci-Fi & Fantasy Fan Should Read

These collections prove short stories can have the biggest impact.

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Again, Dangerous Visions

By Harlan Ellison

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Bloodchild

By Octavia E. Butler

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Changing Planes

By Ursula K. Le Guin

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Dragonfield

By Jane Yolen

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Deathbird Stories

By Harlan Ellison

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Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams

By Philip K. Dick

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Blood Is Not Enough

By Ellen Datlow

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Skin Folk

By Nalo Hopkinson

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Smoke and Mirrors

By Neil Gaiman

North American Lake Monsters

North American Lake Monsters

By Nathan Ballingrud

Stranger Things Happen Kelly Link

Stranger Things Happen

By Kelly Link

Looking for Jake China Mieville

Looking for Jake: Stories

By China Mieville

short story collection Strange Way of Dying

This Strange Way of Dying

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Poison Eaters Holly Black

The Poison-Eaters and Other Stories

By Holly Black

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Horrible Imaginings

By Fritz Leiber

Joe Hill books to read Caitlin R. Kiernan

The Very Best of Caitlin R. Kiernan

By Caitlin R. Kiernan

The Unorthodox Dr. Draper

The Unorthodox Dr. Draper

By William Browning Spencer

Ray Bradbury short stories

Bradbury Stories

By Ray Bradbury

short stories The Weird Vandermeer

The Weird

By Ann and Jeff VanderMeer

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The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015

By Joe Hill and John Joseph Adams