Speculative Short Stories

These science fiction, fantasy, and horror short story collections contemplate life beyond Earth, conjure magic, and creep readers out.








The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. Mariner. Oct. 2023. 320p. ed. by R.F. Kuang & John Joseph Adams. ISBN 9780063315747. pap. $18.99. SF

The Book of Witches: An Anthology. Harper Voyager. Aug. 2023. 512p. ed. by Jonathan Strahan. ISBN 9780063113220. $40. FANTASY

Christmas and Other Horrors: An Anthology of Solstice Horror. Titan. Oct. 2023. 448p. ed. by Ellen Datlow. ISBN 9781803363264. $27.99. HORROR

Due, Tananarive. The Wishing Pool and Other Stories. Akashic. Apr. 2023. 320p. ISBN 9781636141053. $29.95. HORROR

Fit for the Gods: Greek Mythology Reimagined. Vintage. Aug. 2023. 400p. ed. by Jenn Northington & S. Zainab Williams. ISBN 9780593469248. pap. $18. FANTASY

The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny: Tales of a Very Weird West. Outland Entertainment. Dec. 2023. 350p. ed. by Jonathan Maberry. ISBN 9781954255685. pap. $19.95. FANTASY

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. 39: The Best New SF & Fantasy of the Year. Galaxy Pr. May 2023. 544p. ed. by Dean Wesley Smith & Jody Lynn Nye. ISBN 9781619867680. pap. $22.95. SF

Life Beyond Us: An Original Anthology of SF Stories and Science Essays. Laksa. (European Astrobiology Institute Presents). Apr. 2023. 582p. ed. by Julie Nováková & others. ISBN 9781988140476. $35. SF

Multiverses: An Anthology of Alternate Realities. Titan. Apr. 2023. 320p. ed. by Preston Grassmann. ISBN 9781803362328. pap. $16.95. SF

Never Too Old to Save the World: A Midlife-Calling Anthology. Outland Entertainment. Feb. 2023. 318p. ed. by Alana Joli Abbott & Addie J. King. ISBN 9781954255470. pap. $19.95. FANTASY

Never Whistle at Night: An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology. Vintage. Sept. 2023. 416p. ed. by Shane Hawk & Theodore C. Van Alst Jr. ISBN 9780593468463. pap. $17. HORROR

Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror. Random. Oct. 2023. 400p. ed. by Jordan Peele & John Joseph Adams. ISBN 9780593243794. $30. HORROR

Pratchett, Terry. A Stroke of the Pen: The Lost Stories. Harper. Oct. 2023. 240p. ISBN 9780063376199. $26.99. FANTASY

Twice Cursed: An Anthology. Titan. Apr. 2023. 368p. ed. by Marie O’Regan & Paul Kane. ISBN 9781803361215. pap. $16.95. FANTASY

Wolfe, Gene. The Wolfe at the Door. Tor. Oct. 2023. 480p. ISBN 9781250846204. $29.99. SF

The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror: Volume 4. PYR. Oct. 2023. 400p. ed. by Paula Guran. ISBN 9781645060673. pap. $23.95. FANTASY

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