Best fantasy and science fiction anthologies

Anthologies are a collection of novellas or short stories, each usually written by a different author. They are a perfect way to experience new genres and discover new authors. The list below also features collections of short stories written by the same author and published in a single volume.

The Time Traveler\'s Almanac

1. The Time Traveler's Almanac by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
Score: 100
Our rating: 10.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Harrowing the Dragon

2. Harrowing the Dragon by Patricia McKillip
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Treasury of the Fantastic

3. The Treasury of the Fantastic by David Sandner and Jacob Weisman
Score: 95
Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Zombies vs. Unicorns

4. Zombies vs. Unicorns by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier
Score: 92
Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

love songs for the shy and cynical

5. love songs for the shy and cynical by Robert Shearman
Score: 91
Our rating: 9.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

Yellowcake

6. Yellowcake by Margo Lanagan
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Weird Shadows over Innsmouth

7. Weird Shadows over Innsmouth by Stephen Jones
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters

8. Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters by Tim Marquitz
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Dangerous Women

9. Dangerous Women by George RR Martin
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Valour\'s Trial

10. Valour's Trial by Tanya Huff
A Confederation Novel #4
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Deaths of Tao

11. The Deaths of Tao by Wesley Chu
Tao #2
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Echo Boy

12. Echo Boy by Matt Haig
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Knee-Deep In Grit

13. Knee-Deep In Grit by Adrian Collins
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

14. The Crimson Pact: Volume 3 by Paul Genesse
The Crimson Pact
Score: 89
Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

Gotrek and Felix: The Anthology

15. Gotrek and Felix: The Anthology by Christian Dunn
Warhammer
Score: 89
Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

16. The Better Part of Valour by Tanya Huff
A Confederation Novel #2
Score: 88
Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Crimson Pact: Volume 2

17. The Crimson Pact: Volume 2 by Paul Genesse
The Crimson Pact
Score: 87
Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Crimson Pact: Volume 1

18. The Crimson Pact: Volume 1 by Paul Genesse
The Crimson Pact
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Epic: Legends of Fantasy

19. Epic: Legends of Fantasy by John Joseph Adams
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

20. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 8 by Jonathan Strahan
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Art of War: Anthology for Charity

21. Art of War: Anthology for Charity by Petros Triantafyllou
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Elf Love

22. Elf Love by Josie Brown Rose Mambert and Bill Racicot
Score: 84
Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

23. The Very Best of Tad Williams by Tad Williams
Score: 83
Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Pan Book of Horror Stories

24. The Pan Book of Horror Stories by Various
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

A Time For Ryda

25. A Time For Ryda by Phil Stern
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Shadows Over Innsmouth

26. Shadows Over Innsmouth by Stephen Jones
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Alt Hist: Issue 5

27. Alt Hist: Issue 5 by Mark Lord
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Alt Hist: Issue 3

28. Alt Hist: Issue 3 by Mark Lord
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Alt Hist: Issue 2

29. Alt Hist: Issue 2 by Mark Lord
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Old Venus

30. Old Venus by George RR Martin
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Grimdark Magazine #17

31. Grimdark Magazine #17 by Adrian Collins
Grimdark Magazine #17
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

Grimdark Magazine #18

32. Grimdark Magazine #18 by Adrian Collins
Grimdark Magazine #18
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

33. The Secret Life of the Panda by Nick Jackson
Score: 75
Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Rogues

34. Rogues by George RR Martin
Score: 75
Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

Robot Uprisings

35. Robot Uprisings by John Joseph Adams
Score: 75
Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

At the Mountains of Madness

36. At the Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft
Score: 73
Our rating: 7.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

Best New Romantic Fantasy 2: Volume 2

37. Best New Romantic Fantasy 2: Volume 2 by Paula Guran
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy

38. The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy by Mike Ashley
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

39. Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction by Ian Whates
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

40. Fire: Tales of Elemental Spirits by Robin McKinley

Score: 50
Our rating: 5.0 | 0 positive reader reviews