Best Science Fiction Anthologies Books
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Author: by Ted Chiang
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA NATIONAL BESTSELLERNine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant storiestwo being published for the very first timeall from the mind of the incomparable Ted Chiang. Tackling some of humanity’s oldest questions along with new quandaries only he could imagine, these stories will change the way you think, feel, and see the world.
They are Ted Chiang at his best: profound, sympathetic, revelatory.
2. The Complete Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Boxset: Guide to the Galaxy / The Restaurant at the End of the Universe / Life, the Universe and … and Thanks for all the Fish / Mostly Harmless
Author: by Douglas Adams
First a legendary radio series, then a bestselling book, then a blockbuster movie, the immensely successful Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams needs no introduction. This paperback boxset collection includes all five parts of the trilogy, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Life, the Universe and Everything, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish and Mostly Harmless.
A phenomenon across all formats, this paperback omnibus contains the complete Hitchhiker’s in five parts, charting the whole of Arthur Dent’s odyssey through space and time.Share and enjoy. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the GalaxyOne Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace express route.
For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be rather a lot to cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun. The Galaxy may offer a mind-boggling variety of ways to be blown up and/or insulted, but it’s very hard to get a cup of tea.
3. Again, Dangerous Visions: Stories
Author: by Harlan Ellison
April 1, 2014
A Hugo Awardwinning anthology with stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, Kurt Vonnegut, Dean Koontz, Thomas Disch, Ben Bova, and many more. Over the course of his legendary career, Harlan Ellison has defiedand sometimes definedmodern fantasy literature, all while refusing to allow any genre to claim him.
A Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association as well as winner of countless awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, Edgar Allan Poe, and Bram Stoker, Ellison is as unpredictable as he is unique, irrepressible as he is infuriating.
Again, Dangerous Visions is the classic companion to the most essential science fiction anthology ever published, and includes fortysix original stories edited and with introductions by Harlan Ellison, featuring John Heidenry, Ross Rocklynne, Ursula K.Le Guin, Andrew J. Offutt, Gene Wolfe, Ray Nelson, Ray Bradbury, Chad Oliver, Edward Bryant, Kate Wilhelm, James B.
4. Stories of Your Life and Others
Author: by Ted Chiang
From the author of Exhalation, an award-winning short story collection that blends “absorbing storytelling with meditations on the universe, being, time and space … Raises questions about the nature of reality and what it is to be human” (The New York Times).
Stories of Your Life and Others delivers dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar, often presenting characters who must confront sudden changethe inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of alienswith some sense of normalcy. With sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty, but also by beauty and wonder.
An award-winning collection from one of today’s most lauded writers, Stories of Your Life and Others is a contemporary classic. Includes Story of Your Lifethe basis for the major motion picture Arrival
5. We Shall Rise
Author: by John Ringo
June 1, 2021
The world has been brought to its knees by the zombie virus. Nations have fallen, cities have been overrun by the infected, and the human race has come perilously close to extinction. But with the first winter come and gone, the infected have been reduced to not much more than a background nuisance, and survivors around the world are taking stock and vowing to rebuild and rise up stronger, better, and unafraid.
All-new stories from New York Times best-selling author John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising series:Kevin J. AndersonBrendon DuBoisJody Lynn NyeMichael Z. WilliamsonKacey EzellMike MassaChristoper L. SmithLydia SherrerJason CordovaBrian TrentPatrick VannerJamie IbsonAt the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
About the Black Tide Rising Series:Not only has Ringo found a mostly unexplored corner of the zombie landscape, he’s using the zombie frame to tackle a broader theme: the collapse and rebirth of civilization. The zombie scenes are exciting, sure, but its the human story that keeps us involved.A fine series.
6. Coalition Defense Force: First to Fight (An Epic Military Science Fiction Box Set)
Author: by Daniel Gibbs
July 5, 2021
Almost 1,300 pages of Military Science Fiction action!Courage.Commitment.Faith. The brave men and women of the Coalition Defense Force are the only line of defense against a merciless enemy when peace in the Sagittarius Arm is destroyed by a vicious sneak attack.
Experience three unique perspectives in an ongoing galactic fight for survival in this first-in-series boxed set. Reservist Fighter Pilot Lieutenant Justin Spencer never expected a live-action battle during his annual two-week tour with the CDF. But when the communist League of Sol arrives on the scene with overwhelming force, illusions of returning home are shattered with one shot across Justin’s cockpit.
Now it’s full-on engagement or permanent elimination in Weapons Free, book one in the BATTLEGROUP Z series. As war rages on in the first installment of the ECHOES OF WAR series, the CDF’s struggle for the cause of freedom continues in Fight the Good Fight.
Colonel David Cohen sacrifices dreams of becoming a rabbi when his courage under fire brings quick promotionand nightmares filled with condemnation for those he couldn’t save. David must face the enemy within and square the tenets of his faith with his responsibility to crew and country, or see billions enslaved by a ruthless regime.
7. The Big Front Yard: And Other Stories (The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak Book 2)
Author: by Clifford D. Simak
October 20, 2015
Tales of the unknown in which a fix-it man crosses into another dimensionand more Hiram Taine is a handyman who can fix anything. When he isn’t fiddling with his tools, he is roaming through the woods with his dog, Towser, as he has done for as long as he can remember.
He likes things that he can understand. But when a new ceiling appears in his basementa ceiling that appears to have the ability to repair television sets so they’re better than beforehe knows he has come up against a mystery that no man can solve.
Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novelette, The Big Front Yard is a powerful story about what happens when an ordinary man finds reality coming apart around him. Along with the other stories in this collection, it is some of the most lyrical science fiction ever published.
Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this ebook.
8. I, Robot
Author: by Isaac Asimov
This classic science fiction masterwork by Isaac Asimov weaves stories about robots, humanity, and the deep questions of existence into a novel of shocking intelligence and heart. A must-read for science-fiction buffs and literature enjoyers alike. The Guardian I, Robot, the first and most widely read book in Asimov’s Robot series, forever changed the world’s perception of artificial intelligence.
Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-reading robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the worldall told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that has become Asimov’s trademark.
The Three Laws of Robotics: 1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. With these three, simple directives, Isaac Asimov formulated the laws governing robots’ behavior. In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant futurea future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete.
9. The Pike Chronicles – Books 1 – 10
Author: by G.P. Hudson
June 25, 2021
Over 3,000 pages of military science fiction action adventureThe 1st 10 hit space operas from The Pike Chronicles:Book 1: Sol Shall RiseBook 2: PrevailBook 3: RoninBook 4: Ghost FleetBook 5: Interstellar WarBook 6: VanquishBook 7: Galactic EmpireBook 8: ArmadaBook 9: Galactic WarBook 10: VanguardThe Sol System was conquered and humans lived as slaves for 500 long years.
Now, after years of brutal warfare, humanity has been liberated. Liberation, however, comes at a cost, and the Sol System has become nothing more than a puppet state for a vast galactic empire. For Jon Pike, a war hero who has lost everything, there is no substitute for freedom.
He blames the aliens for humanity’s troubles, especially the one living inside him. But when he is sent on a top secret mission into unexplored regions of the galaxy he discovers that humanity’s troubles are just getting started. Can he find freedom for himself and humanity?
What Readers are saying about The Pike Chronicles:”One of the KINGS of space operas””I’m a raving fan of this series””Space Opera at its Best””The Most Creative Action Sci-Fi EVER!””Intense just reached a whole new level””A thrill a minute””Among the top Sci Fi book series I have ever read and I have been reading Sci Fi for over 50 years.G.P.
10. The Martian Chronicles
Author: by Ray Bradbury
Simon & Schuster
The Martian Chronicles, a seminal work in Ray Bradbury’s career, whose extraordinary power and imagination remain undimmed by time’s passage, is available from Simon & Schuster for the first time. In The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury, America’s preeminent storyteller, imagines a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor of crystal pillars and fossil seaswhere a fine dust settles on the great empty cities of a vanished, devastated civilization.
Earthmen conquer Mars and then are conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race. In this classic work of fiction, Bradbury exposes our ambitions, weaknesses, and ignorance in a strange and breathtaking world where man does not belong.
11. The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft (Chartwell Classics, 2)
Author: by H. P. Lovecraft
The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft collects the great horror author’s novel, four novellas, and fifty-three short stories. Written between the years 1917 and 1935, this collection features Lovecraft’s trademark fantastical creatures and supernatural thrills, as well as many horrific and cautionary science-fiction themes, that have influenced some of today’s important writers and filmmakers, including Stephen King, Alan Moore, F.
Paul Wilson, Guillermo del Toro, and Neil Gaiman. Included in this volume are The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Call of Cthulhu, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, At the Mountains of Madness, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Color Out of Space, The Dunwich Horror, and many more hair-raising tales.
Essential volumes for the shelves of every classic literature lover, the Chartwell Classics series includes beautifully presented collections from some of the most important authors in literary history. Offering the most complete compilation of each set of works, Chartwell Classics are the editions of choice for the most discerning literature buffs.
12. In the Wings: An Anthology of Four Horsemen Universe Secondary Characters (Four Horsemen Sagas Book 7)
Author: by Chris Kennedy
July 6, 2021
Fifteen outstanding authors. Fourteen extraordinary stories. One bestselling universe. It’s the Twenty-Second Century. The galaxy has opened up to humanity as a hyperactive beehive of stargates and new technologies, and we suddenly find ourselves in a vast playground of different races, environments, and cultures.
There’s just one catch: we are pretty much at the bottom of the food chain. Enter the Four Horsemen universe, where only a willingness to fight and die for money separates Humans from the majority of the other races. Enter a galaxy not only of mercenaries, but also of aliens, hired assassins, and accountants.Accountants?
Edited by bestselling authors and universe creators Mark Wandrey and Chris Kennedy, In the Wings brings you a variety of all-new stories in the Four Horsemen universe showcasing characters thatuntil nowhave always been one step out of the lime light.
The fifteen authors bring you looks at some of the universe’s minor characters, giving you additional insight into what truly makes the universe tickand some additional information you won’t get anyplace else! Inside you’ll find:A Night on the Town by Kevin IkenberryAlive and Well by Kevin SteversonEmbrace the Void by Marisa WolfMonster at the Gate by Tim C.
13. Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation
Author: by Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov’s seminal Foundation trilogyone of the cornerstones of modern speculative fictionin a single hardcover volume. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best All-Time Series. It is the saga of the Galactic Empire, crumbling after twelve thousand years of rule.
And it is the particular story of psychohistorian Hari Seldon, the only man who can see the horrors the future has in storea dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and violence that will last for thirty thousand years. Gathering a band of courageous men and women, Seldon leads them to a hidden location at the edge of the galaxy, where he hopes they can preserve human knowledge and wisdom through the age of darkness.
In 1966, the Foundation trilogy received a Hugo Award for Best All-Time Series, and it remains the only fiction series to have been so honored. More than fifty years after their original publication, the three Foundation novels stand as classics of thrilling, provocative, and inspired world-building.
14. I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream: Stories
Author: by Harlan Ellison
Seven stunning stories of speculative fiction by the author of A Boy and His Dog. In a post-apocalyptic world, four men and one woman are all that remain of the human race, brought to near extinction by an artificial intelligence.
Programmed to wage war on behalf of its creators, the AI became self-aware and turned against humanity. The five survivors are prisoners, kept alive and subjected to brutal torture by the hateful and sadistic machine in an endless cycle of violence.
This story and six more groundbreaking and inventive tales that probe the depths of mortal experience prove why Grand Master of Science Fiction Harlan Ellison has earned the many accolades to his credit and remains one of the most original voices in American literature.
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream also includes Big Sam Was My Friend, Eyes of Dust, World of the Myth, Lonelyache, Hugo Award finalist Delusion for a Dragon Slayer, and Hugo and Nebula Award finalist Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes.
15. Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
Author: by Philip K. Dick
From the iconic author of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, stories that inspired the original dramatic series. Though perhaps most famous as a novelist, Philip K. Dick wrote more than one hundred short stories over the course of his career, each as mind-bending and genre-defining as his longer works.Philip K.
Dick’s Electric Dreams collects ten of the best. In Autofac, Dick shows us one of the earliest examples (and warnings) in science fiction of self-replicating machines. Exhibit Piece and The Commuter feature Dick exploring one of his favorite themes: the shifting nature of reality and whether it is even possible to perceive the world as it truly exists.
And The Hanging Stranger provides a thrilling, dark political allegory as relevant today as it was when Dick wrote it at the height of the Cold War. Strange, funny, and powerful, the stories in this collection highlight a master at work, encapsulating his boundless imagination and deep understanding of the human condition.