False Positive Tips: Short Story Anthologies –


Speculative fiction has always worked well in the form of short story collections in the anthology format—first in books, then comics and magazines, and later in radio, TV, and film. Following in that tradition, False Positive is an anthology of short comic stories celebrating the classic pulp genres of fantasy, science fiction, crime, and horror.


I love genre anthologies in all formats. How about you?


Today, in no particular order, let’s look at a few of the short story collections that have inspired the making of FP. If you dig FP, you might enjoy these too.  


6 Favorite Genre Short Story Anthologies


The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu



A-Z of Horror: Complete Collection by Iain Rob Wright



Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales by Ray Bradbury



Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison



We Live Inside You by Jeremy Robert Johnson


We Can Remember It for you Wholesale and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick




Some of these authors have multiple collections and I struggled with deciding which ones to feature here.


Did I miss the mark on some of these? What’s on your list of favorite anthologies?