Favorite Short Fiction

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In honor of February's status as the shortest month of the year, our List of the Month is devoted to Favorite Short Fiction, which can include: individual short stories, anthologies (multiple authors), short story collections (single author), or novellas (100 pages or less). If members are listing one specific story, contained in a larger collection but not published separately, and not available as a separate work page on LibraryThing, the collection can be added, and the specific story can be indicated in the Explanations field. Please only downvote titles if the book does not fit the theme.
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5,003 medlemmar
233 recensioner
4.2
2
12,023 medlemmar
264 recensioner
4.1
9 Members
charl08, terran, CarltonC, ahef1963, steller0707, sqr3cls3, Tosta, monicamargolis, -Pia-,Tess_W
Förklaringar
Tess_W : It is 208 pages in length.
sqr3cls3: Is it possible to remove a thumbs down given for a misunderstanding? This is a collection of short stories, not one of her novels, so page numbers shouldn't apply.
3
2,121 medlemmar
43 recensioner
4
8 Members
rosalita, Tess_W, ahef1963, AbigailAdams26, dianeham, jkonecki, steller0707, Sofyyyy21
Förklaringar
AbigailAdams26: Just a lovely holiday tale, about love and the true nature of giving and receiving gifts.
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1,144 medlemmar
40 recensioner
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5
15,469 medlemmar
247 recensioner
4.1
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4,026 medlemmar
98 recensioner
4.1
6 Members
rosalita, mstrust, sturlington, steller0707, MarianBengal, Sofyyyy21
Förklaringar
sturlington: I decided to list those stories that have remained with me all my life, in this case, the title story.
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3,800 medlemmar
184 recensioner
4
8
5,464 medlemmar
150 recensioner
4
9
5,295 medlemmar
337 recensioner
4.1
6 Members
terran, elenchus, souloftherose, KatyBee, Brandy1411, MarianBengal
Förklaringar
elenchus: Each of the first 4 novellas in the Murderbot Diaries describes a self-contained story arc, and they're great fun, but it's the overarching discovery of SecUnit that compels me to read the next installment.
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38,680 medlemmar
655 recensioner
3.9
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8,234 medlemmar
75 recensioner
3.8
5 Members
hipdeep, sturlington, madhatter22, tina1969, sdkennedy
Förklaringar
sturlington: I think this collection represents the epitome of King's short stories, a great mix of weird, trippy, scary, moody, and wtf.
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7,526 medlemmar
113 recensioner
½ 4.4
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9,000 medlemmar
112 recensioner
3.8
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785 medlemmar
7 recensioner
½ 4.4
15
5,881 medlemmar
121 recensioner
3.8
4 Members
hipdeep, CarltonC, elenchus, ManWithAnAgenda
Förklaringar
elenchus: One of the original examples of linked stories in my reading life, and still a favourite.
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1,407 medlemmar
49 recensioner
½ 4.3
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386 medlemmar
4 recensioner
3.9
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2,841 medlemmar
96 recensioner
3.9
3 Members
mstrust, AbigailAdams26, -Pia-
Förklaringar
AbigailAdams26: A story that makes me both weep and laugh.
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169 medlemmar
13 recensioner
4.2
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2,547 medlemmar
119 recensioner
3.8
21
4,156 medlemmar
129 recensioner
3.9
3 Members
rarm, Heather39, Maddz
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2,835 medlemmar
240 recensioner
3.9
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2,344 medlemmar
32 recensioner
3.9
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1,189 medlemmar
24 recensioner
4.1
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1,735 medlemmar
60 recensioner
4.2
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2,240 medlemmar
93 recensioner
3.9
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572 medlemmar
19 recensioner
4.1
2 Members
lmbix, msjudy
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387 medlemmar
½ 3.5
2 Members
dara85, AXC23
Förklaringar
dara85: My favorite story was Love on the First Bounce
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5,331 medlemmar
133 recensioner
½ 3.7
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1,625 medlemmar
15 recensioner
4.1
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14,303 medlemmar
390 recensioner
4.2
2 Members
susanbooks, Tess_W
Förklaringar
Tess_W: Favorites: On the Rainy River and The Lives of the Dead
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3,024 medlemmar
92 recensioner
½ 3.7
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1,390 medlemmar
109 recensioner
½ 4.4
2 Members
karenb, anglemark
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811 medlemmar
21 recensioner
½ 4.3
2 Members
elenchus, igorken
Förklaringar
elenchus: A highly impressive selection of known and not-so-known Weird short fiction, from all over the globe, and over 100 years of writing.
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117 medlemmar
3 recensioner
4.1
2 Members
cornerhouse, c_why
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14,107 medlemmar
111 recensioner
4.2
3 Members
mstrust, merrystar, AbigailAdams26,
Förklaringar
AbigailAdams26: I have loved fairy-tales since I was a young girl, and have read the complete Grimm many times through.
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9,422 medlemmar
113 recensioner
3.8
2 Members
Airycat, tina1969
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1,236 medlemmar
38 recensioner
½ 4.3
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581 medlemmar
32 recensioner
4.1
2 Members
tardis, Lorekeeper
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191 medlemmar
1 recension
4
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3,430 medlemmar
70 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
deldevries, AXC23
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2,294 medlemmar
62 recensioner
4.2
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1,779 medlemmar
45 recensioner
4.1
2 Members
EMS_24, perennialreader
Förklaringar
perennialreader: You can change your part of the world with a simple but repeated action.
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11,662 medlemmar
112 recensioner
4.1
2 Members
lmbix, vwinsloe
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506 medlemmar
16 recensioner
4.1
2 Members
cornerhouse, Morphidae
Förklaringar
Morphidae: When I picked this collection up, I wasn't expecting much. I had read one other book by Butler, Kindred, and thought it was "okay." Then I was blown away by these stories. I don't know if it was the mood I was in or if they really were that good - ever been too afraid to reread something because you're afraid it wasn't as good as you thought it was? Yeah, that's me. However, it's been seven years. It's time...
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1,052 medlemmar
20 recensioner
½ 4.3
2 Members
c_why, -pilgrim-
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3,117 medlemmar
61 recensioner
4.2
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1,939 medlemmar
93 recensioner
½ 3.5
2 Members
msjudy, TheReadingReindeer
Förklaringar
TheReadingReindeer: Collection of short stories on various themes, but all including a typewriter.
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255 medlemmar
4 recensioner
4.1
2 Members
yoyogod, Maddz
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2,238 medlemmar
19 recensioner
3.8
2 Members
AbigailAdams26, dianeham
Förklaringar
AbigailAdams26: Specific story: "Wilderness Tips." A haunting tale I have never forgotten.
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954 medlemmar
28 recensioner
4
2 Members
lmbix, msjudy
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508 medlemmar
6 recensioner
4.1
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8,807 medlemmar
141 recensioner
4
2 Members
brewergirl, sturlington
Förklaringar
sturlington: An altogether wonderful collection of haunting and melancholy stories. An elegy for the world.
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271 medlemmar
12 recensioner
4.1
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14,876 medlemmar
266 recensioner
4
2 Members
merrystar, msjudy
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1,462 medlemmar
34 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
hipdeep, Morphidae
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236 medlemmar
22 recensioner
4.2
2 Members
Aquila, paradoxosalpha
Förklaringar
paradoxosalpha: Imaginative tales featuring moral dilemmas of characters in transformed worlds, along with rich veins of emotion.
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132 medlemmar
5 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
rosalita, Eagle13
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3,590 medlemmar
91 recensioner
4
2 Members
brewergirl, elenchus
Förklaringar
elenchus: It's not commonly remarked, but this collection is linked by a character (The Tall Man in the Blue Suit) who mostly stays in the wings, if he appears in the story at all. But the original collection was subtitled, "Or, The Adventures of James Harris". Following the thread of this suit through the stories adds another dimension to each tale.
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3,052 medlemmar
97 recensioner
4.2
2 Members
Eagle13, jr33rpm
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7,814 medlemmar
66 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
tina1969
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7,105 medlemmar
63 recensioner
4
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6,797 medlemmar
83 recensioner
½ 4.4
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3,160 medlemmar
39 recensioner
3.9
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1,876 medlemmar
53 recensioner
½ 3.6
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1,840 medlemmar
75 recensioner
4.1
Member
charl08
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1,582 medlemmar
35 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
skid0612
Förklaringar
skid0612: An absolutely wonderful novella from the writer of Perfume.
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1,345 medlemmar
27 recensioner
4.1
Member
reader517
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1,124 medlemmar
48 recensioner
4
Member
Radtosan
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828 medlemmar
23 recensioner
4.2
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734 medlemmar
56 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
al.vick
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585 medlemmar
12 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
sqr3cls3
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548 medlemmar
5 recensioner
4
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531 medlemmar
13 recensioner
3.2
Member
mclane
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445 medlemmar
28 recensioner
4.1
Member
Heather39
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404 medlemmar
5 recensioner
3.9
Member
elenchus
Förklaringar
elenchus: Linked stories, but primarily in being part of Cabell's invented Poictesme. Each can be enjoyed without being familiar with Cabell's masterwork, the 18-volume Biography of Manuel, and perhaps a good introduction to it, too.
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378 medlemmar
2 recensioner
3.8
Member
Eagle13
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373 medlemmar
8 recensioner
4.1
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365 medlemmar
9 recensioner
½ 3.5
Member
cbl_tn
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343 medlemmar
16 recensioner
4.1
Member
jayceebee
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319 medlemmar
8 recensioner
½ 4.4
Member
merrystar
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318 medlemmar
15 recensioner
4.1
Member
TheReadingReindeer
Förklaringar
TheReadingReindeer: I really enjoyed this collection of short stories and found them well written.
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220 medlemmar
6 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
EMS_24
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197 medlemmar
4 recensioner
½ 4.5
Member
paradoxosalpha
Förklaringar
paradoxosalpha: The best short fiction by a master of lapidary dark fantasy
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av Test
174 medlemmar
10 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
nnah
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163 medlemmar
7 recensioner
½ 3.5
Member
Cora-R
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101 medlemmar
1 recension
½ 4.4
Member
perennialreader
Förklaringar
perennialreader: These protagonists are, for the most part, outsiders looking in at more traditional families and their celebrations. My favorite is Silver Packages.
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87 medlemmar
5 recensioner
½ 4.4
Member
yoyogod
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76 medlemmar
3 recensioner
3.9
Member
Kristelh
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42 medlemmar
2 recensioner
½ 3.5
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35 medlemmar
2 recensioner
4
Member
Maddz
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33 medlemmar
2 recensioner
4.1
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-pilgrim-
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26 medlemmar
4
Member
hfglen
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16 medlemmar
4
Member
jr33rpm
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8 medlemmar
1 recension
½ 3.5
Member
markhopp
96
Member
tardis
Förklaringar
tardis: On Spec is a fine magazine of short (and mostly Canadian) spec fic, poetry, etc. This collection contains some of my favourite stories, including the eponymous Casserole Diplomacy. Full disclosure: I was art director for them for 5 years and the eds are all good friends.
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5 medlemmar
3
Member
Aquila
Förklaringar
Aquila: This gentle story feels written just for me.
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2 medlemmar
1 recension
5
99
1 medlem
5
Member
C.K.SMITH
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1 medlem
1 recension
5