I vaguely recall a sci-fi short story about an astronaut crawling through air vents and accidentally shooting his own ship. This was in an anthology of sci-fi (and maybe fantasy or horror) short stories published sometime before 2000. [more inside]
I'm trying to track down a particular short science fiction story I read once, roughly 25 years ago, and can not remember the author, title, or anthology it was in. This has been bugging me for years, and any assistance is greatly appreciated. [more inside]
I remember reading an anthology of ghost stories from all over the world as a kid. One story stuck with me, but I can't remember the book it was from. It had flying heads in it and was from China, I think. [more inside]
I read a creepy utopia/dystopia sci-fi short story ~5 years ago, believe it was in an anthology and haven't been able to find it since... [more inside]
I'm involved with a brand new anthology project, and we're soliciting science fiction stories written for a middle grade audience. We're about ready to put the word out, and I'm making a list of places for the announcement. I have some of the biggies: Ralen's, Duotrope, PW - but where else should I make sure to submit?
Having crossed over, unseen by most, from another dimension of the the inner mind to the outer limits of the night gallery, where do I go next?
I've seen The Twilight Zone. I've seen The Outer Limits. I've seen Tales From the Darkside. I've seen (and, puns notwithstanding, was bored by) Tales From the Crypt. I've seen Night Gallery. What else is there for me to see? [more inside]
I'm trying to recall a Star Trek short story published 25-30 years ago. I have no author or title. It was in an anthology. [more inside]
Does anyone know of any good anthologies featuring true stories, told in first or third-person, about (a) abortion in the United States before Roe vs. Wade, or (b) homosexuality in the United States in the 1960s and before, when it was very heavily stigmatized? I have some social conservatives in my family, along with some newly minted moderates and liberals, and I'd like to give the former some things to ponder, and the latter some talking points and fuel for their progressive opinions. [more inside]
I thought I heard about an anthology that was endings to nonexistant Choose Your Own Adventure books. Or similar adventure gamebooks. I vaguely recall hearing about this through one of the fiction podcast places, so it might be a podiobook, not a dead-tree book. Anyone know what I'm talking about? [more inside]
I'm looking for various horror anthologies -- numerous writers with no overarching subject such as "Zombies!" or "Vampires!". I have enjoyed a few such as Foundation of Fear, Prime Evil, Revelations, and 999.
Can you help me remember a Japanese movie I saw that was very similar to-- but was definitely not-- Kurosawa's Dreams? [more inside]
Recommend a good anthology of Alexander Pope's works, or similar poetry? [more inside]
I really enjoy reading those anthologies of the best American non-fiction stories that come out every year -- particularly because they a) are easy to finish in 20-40 minutes and b) introduce me to new magazines/writers/concepts. I'm looking for other compendiums of magazine-style writing or articles or suggestions on where to go to find new collections of feature-length non-fiction pieces. [more inside]
SFShortStoryFilter: Looking for a short(ish) story I must have read in one of the more popular SF anthologies about a human race of nigh-immortals spread out through several verses. [more inside]
I demand to know your favorite short story anthologies. [more inside]
Who are the best translators (living or dead) of English-language poetry into Spanish, and what are the best anthologies of English-language poetry translated into Spanish? [more inside]
Short Story Filter. I remember a short story that I read in a sci-fi story anthology back in the mid 90's that I haven't been able to find since. There are a group of three boys, one of them substantially younger, who play out in a big field. One of the older boys tells the younger boy, as a joke, that if you look through the hole in the middle of a stone, you can see into another world of some kind. Mysterious circumstances then occur. [more inside]
What should I take into consideration when spearheading an anthology project? What resources are out there for us? [more inside]
I'm looking for a series of hardback science fiction anthologies I dimly remember from childhood (sometime in the mid 80s). I think it had a one word title with a number, and the series went up to at least number five. I remember two stories in particular... [more inside]
If you were to give someone a 25-track crash course on classical music (a "mix-cd/playlist"), what compositions would you include? [more inside]
ScienceFictionfilter: Suggestions for gift subscriptions of science fiction magazines, journals printed in English and dead tree format [more inside]
I want to publish a fiction anthology, and pay contributors for accepted submissions. Is it unutterably shady and horrible to ask prospective contributors to send a token fee (perhaps $1) with their submissions to defray costs? [more inside]
The best collections to help me learn to love poetry? [more inside]