Anthologies Directory


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IN WORK -- Sept 2020:

An "anthology" is a book of stories by different authors, as chosen and gathered by the book's editor(s), while a "collection" is a book of stories by a single author (as chosen by the author, or perhaps a separate editor). While the terms anthology and collection are often used interchangeably in general literary culture, with rare exception (e.g. Gardner Dozois' 35 year annual "collections"), the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres use the terms in this way. These pages summarize some 1420 sf/f/h anthologies, gathered onto 118 pages defined by editor or theme, with links to scroll through them chronologically, in effect presenting a history of these genres through anthologies from the 1940s to present. Each of the 118 group pages includes a composite table of contents of all the books in that group. Along with citations, the anthology data is compiled here as a supplement to the awards data, with composite assessment of all these data forthcoming. Anthologies are instrumental for understanding the principle works of short fiction that have defined the modern genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, since many of the classic works of these genres appeared before awards for them were established. These genres appeared first in short stories, mostly published in cheap, pulp, magazines in the second quarter of the 20th century; science fiction books appeared routinely only in the 1950s, fantasy and horror books in later decades. The modern genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror developed in short stories, mostly published in cheap magazines in the second quarter of the 20th century, before novels in those genres became commonplace in the 1950s and later. Since most of these magazines were cheap and ephermeral, anthologies have served, since the 1940s, to preserve the short stories that might otherwise be forgotten. As a supplement to the awards data on this site, the contents of some

The over 1000 reprint anthologies compiled and indexed here thus represent both repeated editorial judgments of stories worthy of publication and reader attention, and the mechanism of how stories remain available for readers and thus constitute canonical bodies of short works of these genres.

"In addition the descriptions of these anthologies, in chronological groups, provide a history of publication and thematic trends over the decades, and for this reason a few key ""original"" anthologies -- that is, books of original stories, not reprinted from earlier sources -- are included in the sequence below."

"Sources:
• William Contento's Locus Index to Science Fiction, available here on CD ROM;
• The Internet Speculative Fiction Database, ISFDB;
• The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, SFE;
• Bud Webster's book Anthopology 101: Reflections, Inspections and Dissections of SF Anthologies (Merry Blacksmith Press, 2010)." \\\ old text:

Anthologies are the third leg, after Awards and Citations, of the sfadb tripod. Anthologies supplement awards data for short fiction as Citations supplement awards data for books.

November 2018 update: New groups of anthologies and their contents are being installed this Fall and Winter, with TOCs on the pages linked below or via links to isfdb.org.

— Tomes —


Halls of Fame
0000 - 1964  •
Robert Silverberg, ed. • Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One (Doubleday, 1970)

0000 - 1964  •
Ben Bova, ed. • Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume Two A (Doubleday, 1973)

0000 - 1964  •
Ben Bova, ed. • Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume Two B (Doubleday, 1973)

0000 - 1973  •
Robert Silverberg & Martin H. Greenberg, eds. • The Fantasy Hall of Fame (Arbor House, 1983)

0000 - 1990  •
Robert Silverberg & Martin H. Greenberg, eds. • The Horror Hall of Fame (Carroll & Graf, 1991)

1939 - 1990  •
Robert Silverberg, ed. • The Fantasy Hall of Fame (HarperPrism, 1998)


Golden Age
0000 - 1945  •
Raymond J. Healy & J. Francis McComas, eds. • Adventures in Time and Space (Random House , 1946)

0000 - 1945  •
Groff Conklin, ed. • The Best of Science Fiction (Crown, 1946)

0000 - 1947  •
Groff Conklin, ed. • A Treasury of Science Fiction (Crown, 1948)

0000 - 1949  •
Groff Conklin, ed. • Big Book of Science Fiction (Crown, 1950)

0000 - 1951  •
Groff Conklin, ed. • Omnibus of Science Fiction (Crown, 1952)


Academic Overviews
0000 - 1991  •
Tom Shippey, ed. • The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories (Oxford University Press, 1992)

1960 - 1990  •
Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Attebery, eds. • The Norton Book Of Science Fiction (Norton, 1993)

0000 - 2009  •
Arthur B. Evans & Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., et al, eds • The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction (Wesleyan University Press, 2010)


Teaching Anthologies
0000 - 1977  •
Patricia Warrick, Martin H. Greenberg & Joseph D. Olander, eds. • Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology (Harper & Row, 1978)

1901 - 1947  •
James Gunn, ed. • The Road to Science Fiction #2: From Wells to Heinlein (Mentor, 1979)

1941 - 1975  •
James Gunn, ed. • The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here (Mentor, 1979)

1950 - 1981  •
James Gunn, ed. • The Road to Science Fiction #4: From Here to Forever (Mentor, 1982)

0000 - 1987  •
Patricia S. Warrick, Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg, eds. • Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology (Harper & Row, 1988)

0000 - 2000  •
Garyn G. Roberts, ed. • The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy (Prentice-Hall, 2001)


Brian Aldiss
0000 - 1963  •
Brian W. Aldiss, ed. • The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (Penguin, 1973)

0000 - 2006  •
Brian W. Aldiss, ed. • A Science Fiction Omnibus (Penguin Modern Classics, 2007)


Damon Knight
0000 - 1961  •
Damon Knight, ed. • A Century of Science Fiction (Simon & Schuster, 1962)

0000 - 1963  •
Damon Knight, ed. • A Century of Great Short Science Fiction Novels (Delacorte, 1964)

0000 - 1967  •
Damon Knight, ed. • One Hundred Years of Science Fiction (Simon & Schuster, 1968)

0000 - 1971  •
Damon Knight, ed. • A Science Fiction Argosy (Simon & Schuster, 1972)

0000 - 1972  •
Damon Knight, ed. • The Golden Road (Simon & Schuster, 1973)


Robert Silverberg
0000 - 1969  •
Robert Silverberg, ed. • The Mirror of Infinity (Harper & Row, 1970)

1946 - 1979  •
Robert Silverberg & Martin H. Greenberg, eds. • The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction (Arbor House, 1980)

1945 - 1979  •
Robert Silverberg & Martin H. Greenberg, eds. • The Arbor House Treasury of Great Science Fiction Short Novels (Arbor House, 1980)

1827 - 1983  •
Robert Silverberg, ed. • The Arbor House Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces (Arbor House, 1983)

0000 - 1986  •
Robert Silverberg, ed. • Robert Silverberg's Worlds of Wonder (Warner Books, 1987)


Gardner Dozois
1955 - 1990  •
Gardner Dozois, ed. • Modern Classics Of Science Fiction (St. Martin's, 1992)

1958 - 1993  •
Gardner Dozois, ed. • Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction (St. Martin's, 1994)

1939 - 1996  •
Gardner Dozois, ed. • Modern Classics of Fantasy (St. Martin's, 1997)

1983 - 2002  •
Gardner Dozois, ed. • The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction (St. Martin's Griffin, 2005)

1983 - 2002  •
Gardner Dozois, ed. • The Best of the Best, Volume 2: 20 Years of the Best Short Science Fiction Novels (St. Martin's Griffin, 2007)


David G. Hartwell
1939 - 1988  •
David G. Hartwell, ed. • The World Treasury Of Science Fiction (Little, Brown, 1989)

0000 - 1993  •
David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds. • The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (Tor, 1994)

1961 - 1995  •
David G. Hartwell & Milton T. Wolf, eds. • Visions of Wonder (Tor, 1996)

1895 - 1996  •
David G. Hartwell, ed. • The Science Fiction Century (Tor, 1997)

1991 - 2001  •
David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds. • The Hard SF Renaissance (Tor, 2002)

1929 - 2005  •
David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds. • The Space Opera Renaissance (Tor, 2006)

2001 - 2011  •
David G. Hartwell & Patrick Nielsen Hayden, eds. • Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (Tor, 2013)


Singletons
0000 - 1958  •
Anthony Boucher, ed. • A Treasury of Great Science Fiction (Doubleday, 1959)

0000 - 1965  •
Christopher Cerf, ed. • The Vintage Anthology of Science Fantasy (Vintage, 1966)

0000 - 1973  •
Norman Spinrad, ed. • Modern Science Fiction (Anchor, 1974)

0000 - 2000  •
Orson Scott Card, ed. • Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Century (Ace, 2001)

0000 - 1969  •
David Drake, Eric Flint & Jim Baen, eds. • The World Turned Upside Down (Baen, 2005)


Best of Bests
1965 - 1985  •
Ben Bova, ed. • The Best of the Nebulas (Tor, 1989)

1973 - 2003  •
Charles N. Brown & Jonathan Strahan, eds. • The Locus Awards (Eos, 2004)

— Bests —

1939 - 1963  •
Asimov/Greenberg • The Great SF Stories (DAW, 1979 - 1992)

1948 - 1957  •
Bleiler/Dikty • The Best Science-Fiction Stories and Novels (1949 - 1958)

1955 - 1967  •
Judith Merril • Year's Best S-F (1956 - 1967)

1964 - 1970  •
Wollheim/Carr • World's Best Science Fiction (Ace, 1965 - 1971)

1967 - 1975  •
Harrison/Aldiss • Best SF (1968 - 1976)

1974 - 1975  •
Lester del Rey • Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year (Dutton, 1972 - 1976)

1971 - 1989  •
Donald A. Wollheim • Annual World's Best SF (DAW, 1972 - 1990)

1971 - 1986  •
Terry Carr • Best Science Fiction of the Year + Fantasy (1972 - 1987)

1976 - 1980  •
Gardner Dozois • Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year (Dutton, 1977 - 1981)

1983 - 2017  •
Gardner Dozois • Year's Best Science Fiction (St. Martin's, 1984 - 2018)

1995 - 2012  •
Hartwell/Cramer • Year's Best SF, Year's Best Fantasy (1996 - 2013)

2001 - 2004  •
Silverberg/Haber/Strahan • Science Fiction Best of, Fantasy Best of (ibooks: 2002 - 2005)

2003 - 2017  •
Jonathan Strahan • The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year (2004 - 2018)

2005 - 2017  •
Rich Horton • The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy (Prime, 2006 - 2018)

2015 - 2017  •
Neil Clarke • The Best Science Fiction of the Year (Night Shade, 2016 - 2018)

— Selects and Themes —

0000 - 1978  •
Selects • Silverberg: Alpha and Related Anthologies (1969 - 1978)


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