Favorite Short Fiction

Descrição
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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charl08, terran, CarltonC, ahef1963, steller0707, sqr3cls3, Tosta, monicamargolis, -Pia-,Tess_W
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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.
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rosalita, Tess_W, ahef1963, AbigailAdams26, dianeham, jkonecki, steller0707, Sofyyyy21
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AbigailAdams26: Just a lovely holiday tale, about love and the true nature of giving and receiving gifts.
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rosalita, mstrust, sturlington, steller0707, MarianBengal, Sofyyyy21
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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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terran, elenchus, souloftherose, KatyBee, Brandy1411, MarianBengal
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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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hipdeep, sturlington, madhatter22, tina1969, sdkennedy
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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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hipdeep, CarltonC, elenchus, ManWithAnAgenda
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elenchus: One of the original examples of linked stories in my reading life, and still a favourite.
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mstrust, AbigailAdams26, -Pia-
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AbigailAdams26: A story that makes me both weep and laugh.
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rarm, Heather39, Maddz
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lmbix, msjudy
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dara85, AXC23
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dara85: My favorite story was Love on the First Bounce
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susanbooks, Tess_W
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Tess_W: Favorites: On the Rainy River and The Lives of the Dead
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karenb, anglemark
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elenchus, igorken
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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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cornerhouse, c_why
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mstrust, merrystar, AbigailAdams26,
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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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Airycat, tina1969
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tardis, Lorekeeper
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deldevries, AXC23
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EMS_24, perennialreader
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perennialreader: You can change your part of the world with a simple but repeated action.
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lmbix, vwinsloe
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cornerhouse, Morphidae
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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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c_why, -pilgrim-
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msjudy, TheReadingReindeer
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TheReadingReindeer: Collection of short stories on various themes, but all including a typewriter.
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yoyogod, Maddz
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AbigailAdams26, dianeham
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AbigailAdams26: Specific story: "Wilderness Tips." A haunting tale I have never forgotten.
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lmbix, msjudy
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brewergirl, sturlington
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sturlington: An altogether wonderful collection of haunting and melancholy stories. An elegy for the world.
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merrystar, msjudy
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hipdeep, Morphidae
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Aquila, paradoxosalpha
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paradoxosalpha: Imaginative tales featuring moral dilemmas of characters in transformed worlds, along with rich veins of emotion.
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rosalita, Eagle13
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brewergirl, elenchus
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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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Eagle13, jr33rpm
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tina1969
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charl08
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skid0612
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skid0612: An absolutely wonderful novella from the writer of Perfume.
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reader517
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Radtosan
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al.vick
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sqr3cls3
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mclane
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Heather39
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elenchus
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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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Eagle13
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cbl_tn
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jayceebee
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merrystar
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TheReadingReindeer
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TheReadingReindeer: I really enjoyed this collection of short stories and found them well written.
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EMS_24
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paradoxosalpha
Explicações
paradoxosalpha: The best short fiction by a master of lapidary dark fantasy
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nnah
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Cora-R
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perennialreader
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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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yoyogod
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Kristelh
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Maddz
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hfglen
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jr33rpm
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markhopp
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tardis
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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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Aquila
Explicações
Aquila: This gentle story feels written just for me.
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C.K.SMITH
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