Short Stories

Discussion in 'Books' started by autophobe2e, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. autophobe2e

    autophobe2e Senior Member

    Yo,

    If you were putting together an anthology of short stories, which would be must-includes for you?

    these are mine, my tastes veer towards genre fiction.

    Details- China Mieville
    In the hills, the cities - Clive Barker
    Mrs. midnight - Reggie Oliver
    The Transformation of Martyn Lake - Jeff Vandermeer
    The Guernsback continuum- William Gibson
    Shiva, open your eye - Laird Barron
    Technicolour- John Langan
    Casting the Runes - MR James
    Gonna roll the bones - Fritz Lieber
    The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World - Harlan Ellison
    Glacial - Alistair Reynolds

    Tried to only include one story per author (otherwise China Mieville would completely dominate the list) but these are a few off the top of my head. What would yours be?
     
  2. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member Super Moderator

    Flatland, Edwin Abbot, (A journey into 2 dimensional space).

    Robbie, (the beginning of the robot series), Nightfall, (...on a world that has never known night), Isaac Asimov

    Mars is Heaven, (turned into a Twilight zone episode), I Sing the Body Electric (The Electric Grandmother), Ray Bradbury

    Farewell to the Master (The Night the Earth Stood Still), Harry Bates

    The Sentinel (2001 A Space Odyssey), Arthur C. Clark

    He Walked Around the Horses (and disappeared) , H. Beam Piper

    I, Robot (influenced Asimov's book, I Robot), Eando Binder
     
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  3. autophobe2e

    autophobe2e Senior Member

    Excellent, I'll give them a shot :)
     
  4. kundera' short stories are amazing. also the ones of borges.

    sorry, ive read em all in turkish, i dont know the english names of the stories..

    have fun..
     
  5. meringueregulate

    meringueregulate New Member

    Any short story by Joseph Conrad
     
  6. fundoo

    fundoo Member

    Auto, I don't know ANY of those! lol


    Not an extensive list, but these would have to be included for sure;

    Nine Stories-J.D. Salinger
    Welcome to the Monkey House-Kurt Vonnegut (actually, I still have to finish these. oops! :) )
     

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