What are the best fictional short story collections?

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    #1Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

    Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

    Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe is a collection of short stories by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. It was first published by Doubleday on November 18, 1966, with a total of 832 pages.

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    Tiffany Murray
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "There are so many choices here with respect to Edgar Allan Poe. For me, this Poe compendium gives the opportunity to revisit all the stories I read many years ago."
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    #2Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads

    Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads
    Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads is a collection of 11 short stories written by S. R. Mallery. Totaling 276 pages, it was first published by Mockingbird Lane Press under ISBN-10: 0989310574 and ISBN-13: 978-0989310574.
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    Deborah Holland
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I needed the best new fictional short story collections and found Sewing Can be Dangerous and Other Small Thread. Its a collection of many different short stories."
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    #3I Am Legend

    I Am Legend

    I Am Legend is a post-apocalyptic book by Richard Matheson that centers on Robert Neville, the last man on earth. He needs to fight for his life as all the living creature in the Earth turned into vampires. 

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    John Castillo
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The book was very interesting. "
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    #4Twisted Sick

    Twisted Sick

    Twisted Sick is a collection of short stories written by Nyler Nals and illustrated by Nancy Bowen. Totaling 273 pages, it was first published in 2014 under ISBN: 1496159101. Twisted Sick includes 33 short stories.

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    Arjun Verma
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Twisted Sick is a great short story collection with very unusual and unique short stories. Not a lot of really big name writers, however it serves as a showcase for the smaller, independent authors who are looking for more exposure. If you like short stories, this is a good one to grab."
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    #5Night Shift

    Night Shift

    Night Shift is a book collection of frightening stories written by Stephen King which serves as a delectable introduction to King's mythologies. This is said to be the first short stories King has written in his early years. 

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    Jesse Mendoza
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "There's nothing in this world quite as spectacular as early Stephen King writings, and this collection of short stories is one of the best you can find. You will find eight of them here, two of which - Children of the Corn and The Lawnmower Man - many people will recognize as being made into major motion pictures, although The Lawnmower Man did stray very far from its source material. Regardless, all of the stories are thoroughly engrossing and enjoyable, and all have that youthful energy of Stephen King in his prime. This is a must-own and must-read."
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    #6Nine Facts That Can Change Your Life

    Nine Facts That Can Change Your Life

    Nine Facts That Can Change Your Life is a collection of short stories written by Ronna Wineberg. Totaling 270 pages, it was first published in 2016 by Serving House Books under ISBN: 0997101008.

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    Christina Brooks
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Nine Facts That Can Change Your Life is a short story collection that comes highly recommended. It was written by Ronna Wineberg and first published in 2016. This is a fictional work."
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    #7Invisible Cities

    Invisible Cities
    Invisible Cities is a classic fantasy fiction novel written by Italo Calvino. This magical realism Italian literature book is first published in 1972.
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    Joy Huang
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Italian authors have always been well recognised for their amazing job. They are very well known for the realism, the authenticity they use on their pieces. This book is the best fiction you'll ever read, because the description is used on details."
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    #8Blue Lady (The Angelica Mason Series)

    Blue Lady (The Angelica Mason Series)
    Blue Lady (The Angelica Mason Series) is a short story written by Stephany Tullis. Totaling 27 pages, it was first published in 2015 by Diamond TK Publishing. Blue Lady is a part of the Angelica Mason Series.
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    Evelyn Estrada
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This book is a mere 27 pages, but is quite delightful. I enjoyed seeing Blue Lady realize that life doesn't always go the way she plans but those unexpected changes are often better than anything she could have planned. I charming story and nice part of a the Angelica Mason Series."
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    #9Battle Scars: A Collection of Short Stories Volume I

    Battle Scars: A Collection of Short Stories Volume I
    Battle Scars: A Collection of Short Stories Volume I is a collection of short stories written by David Cook. Totaling 135 pages, it was first published by David Cook in 2015 and includes 10 short stories.
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    Nicole Fisher
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I love short story collections as they can give you a brief glimpse and connection to different characters and their specific circumstances. I found Battle Scars to be a particularly moving collection of short stories. The reader is put in the shoes of soldiers and brought right to the battlefield! Worth a read!"
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    #102013: A Stellar Collection

    2013: A Stellar Collection

    2013: A Stellar Collection is a science fiction short story book written by Oliver F. Chase, Val Vogel, Sorin Suciu, and more. This science fiction short story book was published on October 28, 2013 by AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc.

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    Terry Santos
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "2013: A Stellar Collection is a nice anthology of short stories. It gives a sneak peek into the writing styles of some authors that are new to me. I enjoyed the book."
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    #11Twenty Stories

    Twenty Stories

    Twenty Stories is a fictional short story book written by Kristin Fouquet. This fictional short story book was published on August 10, 2009 by Rank Stranger Press.

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    Nancy Rios
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Excellent! You truly never know where these stories will take you. Settle in with a cup of tea, and enjoy."
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    #12Landfall: A Ring of Stories

    Landfall: A Ring of Stories
    Landfall: A Ring of Stories is a short story by Julie Hensley. First published in 2016 by Ohio State University Press under ISBN: 0814252699, the story focuses on the events centering on the fictional town of Conrad's Fork, Kentucky.
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    Harini Trivedi
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Great collection of short stories! Some are more compelling than others, but that is to be expected in a book of this type! The stories are all connected, so I guess this why the "ring" of short stories? Ha ha! I had never quite heard this term in Literature before. These are life stories of failures, heartbreaks, as well as successes of a small town people. I enjoyed thoroughly and I think you will too! "
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    #13Delaney's People: A Novel In Small Stories

    Delaney's People: A Novel In Small Stories
    Delaney's People: A Novel in Small Stories is book written by Beth Duke. First published in 2011 by Art of Dixie under ISBN: 0615568440, the story focuses the family of Delaney Robinson.
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    Christopher Moreno
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "It's actually twenty one stories in one. Well worth the read, you wont' be disappointed."
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    #14The Summoner’s Tale

    The Summoner’s Tale

    The Summoner’s Tale is a fictional classic book written by Geoffrey Chaucer. This fictional classic book was published on November 15, 1995 by University of Oklahoma Press.

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    Rachel Morrison
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I did not enjoy this book at all. Some may like it, but I am not fond of the writing style. This tale is often omitted from some editions of The Canterbury Tales and I can see why. The message in the book is just, however I do not like to read this type of satire. "
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    #15The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

    The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

    The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale is a fictional classic book written by Geoffrey Chaucer. This fictional classic book published on May 26, 2995 by Cambridge University Press.

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    Carolyn Dunn
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This book fell short. It kind of gets boring in the middle. It picks back up towards the end but by then it is too late. "
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    #16The Reeve's Prologue and Tale with the Cook's Prologue and the Fragment of his Tale

    The Reeve's Prologue and Tale with the Cook's Prologue and the Fragment of his Tale

    The Reeve's Prologue and Tale with the Cook's Prologue and the Fragment of his Tale is a fictional classic book written by Geoffrey Chaucer. This fictional classic book was published by Cambridge University Press.

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    Zachary Martinez
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I thought that this book was definitely worth my time reading. I was captivated by the story written and I think it would be worth anyone's time to give it a read. "
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    #17The Best Small Fictions 2015

    The Best Small Fictions 2015

    The Best Small Fictions 2015 is a fictional book written by Tara Lynn Masih, Robert Olen Butler, Leesa Cross-Smith, Catherine Moore, Blake Kimzey, Jeff Streeby, Jane Swan and Lauren Becker. This book was published by Queen's Ferry Press.

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    Stephen Spencer
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I just finished reading The Best Small Fiction 2015 and I absolutely loved it. I just love short stories and I think this book is one of the best fictional short story collections that I have ever seen. I recommend everyone who likes short stories get this book. "
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    #18Quick Fix: Sudden Fiction

    Quick Fix: Sudden Fiction

    Quick Fix: Sudden Fiction is a fictional short story book written by Ana María Shua, Luci Mistratov and translated by Rhona Dahl Buchanan. This fictional short story book was published on February 1, 2008 by White Pine Press.

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    Karen Dean
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "There has always been something about short stories that has drawn me to them. I needed to find one of the best short story collections and came across Quick Fix: Sudden Fiction. This book was written by a few different authors. I believe that was one of the reasons why the stories in this book were so good."
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    #19Forward: A Novel

    Forward: A Novel

    Forward: A Novel is a fictional short story book written by Shabnam Piryaei. This fictional short story book was published on April 15, 2014 by MUSEUM Books.

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    Brian Banks
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I picked up this book on a whim - I liked the author's looks. I was soon to find out she is more than a looker, and found myself absorbed in this fascinating coming of age story. Depth and even some mysticism, all wrapped up in a series of disjointed stories that tell a larger saga as they all connect and reveal more. "
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    #20Strange Ecstasies

    Strange Ecstasies

    Strange Ecstasies is an Anthology, Short Story, Science Fiction Written by Michel Parry, Clark Ashton Smith, Chris Miller et al. It was published November 1, 1973 by HarperCollins Distribution Services.

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    Ralph Nichols
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I love sci-fi so I picked this up when I saw it cheap. Some of the stories age better than others, but there's enough here to make it worth reading."

Summary

Best What are the best fictional short story collections
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan PoeBooks 33 Paid
2Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small ThreadsBooks 31 Paid
3I Am LegendBooks 29 Paid
4Twisted SickBooks 27 Paid
5Night ShiftBooks 24 Paid
6Nine Facts That Can Change Your LifeBooks 22 Paid
7Invisible CitiesBooks 21 Paid
8Blue Lady (The Angelica Mason Series)Books 19 Paid
9Battle Scars: A Collection of Short Stories Volume IBooks 17 Paid
102013: A Stellar CollectionBooks 15 Paid
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