Best Hugo short story anthology?
August 17, 2017 6:53 PM   Subscribe

What's the best anthology of Hugo Award-winning short stories? I'm less interested in Hugo-winning novelletes and novellas, and the collections I'm seeing from a short Amazon search seem to include these rather than just short stories. ('There is no such thing - you're stuck with a mixture of all three' is a totally fine answer.)
posted by obiwanwasabi to Shopping (3 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
This is an imperfect answer because Hugo-Award-winning is *not* the selection criteria, but Dozois's Best of the Best has a ton of winners and nominees and is my favorite multi-author short story collection maybe ever. (Compare to the list of nominees and winners.)

Also, the SF Encyclopedia's list of Hugo-related anthologies is probably a useful place to start. It does not appear from that that shorts-only anthologies were ever a thing (and the Dozois contains some novelettes and maybe novellas, although most of the longer stuff is in the Best of the Best vol. 2.)
posted by restless_nomad at 8:19 PM on August 17, 2017 [4 favorites]

What restless_nomad said. A Hugos-only collection would miss a lot of very good short stories. Dozois's books are *big* but worth it.
posted by conscious matter at 10:57 AM on August 18, 2017

Thanks! Yes, I was actually just looking for a book of awesome sci-fi short stories and figured the Hugo would be a good filter.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 2:54 AM on August 19, 2017

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