LisaMorr keeps track of her anthology reading

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LisaMorr keeps track of her anthology reading

1LisaMorr
Editado: Mar 5, 10:33 am

I really liked how amysisson set up her anthology tracker, so I'm shamelessly R&Ding (ripping off and duplicating) her format.

I have lots of books tagged as anthologies (249 at the moment) and quite a few that are TBR. I used to read short stories all the time and for some reason I have gotten out of the habit, so I think setting up a thread to keep track will help me focus a bit.

When I finish the whole book, I'll take credit over in the current category challenge thread.

Anthology list to be maintained here, alphabetical by title:

The Arabian Nights Entertainments (The Easton Press) by Anonymous
Blow-up and Other Stories by Julio Cortazar
Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx COMPLETED
Counterfeit Unrealities by Philip K. Dick COMPLETED
The Devastating Boys by Elizabeth Taylor COMPLETED
Flashing Swords! #5: Demons and Daggers edited by Lin Carter COMPLETED
Four Past Midnight by Stephen King COMPLETED
Just After Sunset by Stephen King COMPLETED
The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie COMPLETED
Open Secrets by Alice Munro COMPLETED
Press Start to Play edited by Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams COMPLETED
The Shadow Over Innsmouth and Other Stories of Horror by H. P. Lovecraft COMPLETED
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
What Might Have Been Volumes III & IV: Alternate Wars, Alternate Americas

2LisaMorr
Fev 26, 2016, 5:48 pm

Blow-up and Other Stories by Julio Cortazar

ONE
Axolotl
House Taken Over
The Distances
The Idol of the Cyclades
Letter to a Young Lady in Paris
A Yellow Flower

TWO
Continuity of Parks
The Night Face Up
Bestiary
The Gates of Heaven
Blow-Up

THREE
End of the Game
At Tour Service
The Pursuer
Secret Weapons

3LisaMorr
Editado: Jun 26, 2016, 10:10 am

Press Start to Play edited by Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams

God Mode by Daniel H. Wilson
NPC by Charles Yu
Respawn by Hiroshi Sakurazaka
Desert Walk by S. R. Mastrantone
Rat Catcher's Yellows by Charlie Jane Anders
1Up by Holly Black
Survival Horror by Seanan McGuire
REAL by Django Wexler
Outliers by Nicole Feldringer
<end game> by Chris Avellone
Save Me Plz by David Barr Kirtley
The Relive Box by T. C. Boyle
Roguelike by Marc Laidlaw
All of the People in Your Party Have Died by Robin Wasserman
RECOIL! by Micky Neilson
Anda's Gamer by Cory Doctorow
Coma Kings by Jessica Barber
Stats by Marguerite K. Bennett
Please Continue by Chris Kluwe
Creation Screen by Rhianna Pratchett
The Fresh Prince of Gamma World by Austin Grossman
Gamer's End by Yoon Ha Lee
The Clockwork Soldier by Ken Liu
Killswitch by Catherynne M. Valente
Twarrior by Andy Weir
Select Character by Hugh Howey

There were two 5-star reads for me here - All of the People in Your Party Have Died, about a teacher and her relationship with the computer lab teacher and her obsession with the game on school computers that all the kids play, and Select Character, about a stay-at-home mom who starts playing her husband's favorite war game at home secretly, and goes about playing it in completely different way.

4LisaMorr
Editado: Jun 26, 2016, 11:25 am

Open Secrets by Alice Munro

Carried Away
A Real Life
The Albanian Virgin
Open Secrets
The Jack Randa Hotel
A Wilderness Station
Spaceships Have Landed
Vandals

My favorite story was The Albanian Virgin, two stories in one actually, one about a woman kidnapped in Albania and forced to live amongst a tribe, and the other about a woman running a bookstore - a woman she knows tells her the kidnap story from her hospital bed.

5LisaMorr
Editado: Jul 3, 2016, 8:09 pm

Counterfeit Unrealities by Philip K. Dick

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Ubik
A Scanner Darkly

My favorite was Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Blade Runner was based on this story; I loved Blade Runner and of course no movie can ever really include everything in a book, even a 162-page novella like this one. Well done.

6LisaMorr
Set 4, 2016, 12:24 pm

Just After Sunset by Stephen King

Willa
The Gingerbread Girl
Harvey's Dream
Rest Stop
Stationary Bike
The Things They Left Behind
Graduation Afternoon
N.
The Cat From Hell
The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates
Mute
Alyana
A Very Tight Place

My favorites were:
The Gingerbread Girl - about a runner where running got her in trouble and swimming ended up saving her.
The Things They Left Behind - a poignant tale in remembrance of 9/11.
N. - don't read this letter!

7LisaMorr
Editado: Set 4, 2016, 7:45 pm

The Mousetrap (formerly titled Three Blind Mice and Other Stories) by Agatha Christie

Three Blind Mice
Strange Jest
Tape-Measure Murder
The Case of the Perfect Maid
The Case of the Caretaker
The Third-Floor Flat
The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly
Four and Twenty Blackbirds
The Love Detectives

These short stories were just OK. I haven't read any Agatha Christie in a long time and maybe the short story is not her best length.

8LisaMorr
Editado: Ago 24, 2019, 4:47 pm

Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx

The Half-Skinned Steer
The Mud Below
Job History
The Blood Bay
People in Hell Just Want a Drink of Water
The Bunchgrass Edge of the World
Pair a Spurs
A Lonely Coast
The Governors of Wyoming
55 Mile to the Gas Pump
Brokeback Mountain

Annie Proulx is a Pulitzer Prize winning author and these were well written stories. I felt like I was in Wyoming, hearing the voices of the characters in these stories. That being said, I didn't enjoy very many of them - some of them really disturbed me in fact - resulting in ratings from 2.5 to 3.5 stars, with an average of 3 stars.

9LisaMorr
Maio 5, 2019, 4:20 pm

Flashing Swords! #5: Demons and Daggers edited by Lin Carter

Tower of Ice by Roger Zelazny
A Thief in Korianth by C. J. Cherryh
Parting Gifts by Diane Duane
A Dealing with Demons by Craig Shaw Gardner
The Dry Season by Tanith Lee

Five short stories that fit in the 'swords and sorcery' sub-genre. Two excellent, two good and one OK. My favorites were Parting Gifts, a story about a Rodmistress (a type of witch) called by the Goddess to fight once last fight against the Shadow and The Dry Season, about the occupation of a town, and a new commander arrives just five days before a sacrifice will be made.

10LisaMorr
Ago 24, 2019, 2:47 pm

Four Past Midnight by Stephen King

The Langoliers
Secret Window, Secret Garden
The Library Policeman
The Sun Dog

Four novellas, all very good. The Langoliers is about a flight where strange things happen after a handful of folks wake up after take-off - it was my favorite. Secret Window, Secret Garden is about a writer who's just gone through a painful divorce, is having writer's block and is suddenly accused of plagiarism. The Library Policeman is about a small town insurance salesman who is asked to give a speech at the next club meeting and everything goes downhill from there. And the Sun Dog is about a birthday present that turns out to be pretty awful.

11LisaMorr
Editado: Set 7, 2019, 1:09 pm

What Might Have Been Volumes III & IV: Alternate Wars, Alternate Americas edited by Gregory Benford and Martin H. Greenberg

Volume III:
And Wild for to Hold by Nancy Kress
Tundra Moss by F. M. Busby
When Free Men Shall Stand by Poul Anderson
Arms and the Woman by James Morrow
Ready for the Fatherland by Harry Turtledove
The Tomb by Jack McDevitt
Turpentine by Barry N. Malzberg
Goddard's People by Allen Steele
Manassas, Again by Gregory Benford
The Number of the Sand by George Zebrowski
If Lee Had Not Won the Battle of Gettysburg by the Right Honourable Winston S. Churchill, M. P.
Over There by Mike Resnick

Volume IV:
Report of the Special Committee by Harry Turtledove
Ink from the New Moon by A. A. Attanasio
Vinland the Dream by Kim Stanley Robinson
If There Be Cause by Sheila Finch
Isabella of Castile Answers Her Mail by James Morrow
Let Time Shape by George Zebrowski
Red Alert by Jerry Oltion
Such a Deal by Esther M. Friesner
Looking for the Fountain by Robert Silverberg
The Round-Eyed Barbarians by L. Sprague de Camp
Ship Full of Jews by Barry Malzberg
The Karamazov Caper by Gordon Eklund
The Sleeping Serpent by Pamela Sargent

12LisaMorr
Out 19, 2019, 5:46 pm

Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe

A Descent into the Maelstrom
The Assignation
The Cask of Amontillado
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Gold-Bug
The Oval Portrait
The Black Cat
MS. Found in a Bottle
Hop-Frog
Eleonora
William Wilson
Berenice
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
Metzengerstein
Ligeia
Shadow - A Parable
Silence - A Fable
The Oblong Box
The Mystery of Marie Roget
The Premature Burial
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Purloined Letter
The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade
A Predicament
The Masque of the Red Death
The Devil in the Belfry
The Murders in the Rue Morgue

13LisaMorr
Jul 20, 2020, 4:43 pm

The Shadow Over Innsmouth and Other Stories of Horror by H. P. Lovecraft

The Colour Out of Space
The Outsider
Imprisoned with the Pharaohs
The Transition of Juan Romero
In the Walls of the Eryx
The Festival
The Shadow Over Innsmouth

My first Lovecraft collection, I really enjoyed this. It had science fiction, a story ghost-written for Harry Houdini and a story reminiscent of Poe. Three five-star stories for me - my favorite was the The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

14LisaMorr
Editado: Fev 17, 4:24 pm

The Devastating Boys by Elizabeth Taylor

The Devastating Boys
The Excursion to the Source
Tall Boy
Praises
In and Out the Houses
Flesh
Sisters
Hotel du Commerce
Miss A. and Miss M.
The Fly-Paper
Crepes Flambees

I finished The Devastating Boys last night. Overall, I give it 4 stars - my favorites were Flesh, about two people at a seaside resort who decide to have a fling, and Sisters, about a widow who gets a visit from an author asking about her sister. I enjoyed my time with Elizabeth Taylor in this collection.

16LisaMorr
Editado: Abr 26, 2:57 pm

The Arabian Nights Entertainments (The Easton Press) by Anonymous

The Fisherman and the Jinni
The Wazir and the Sage Duban
The King of Fars and His Falcon
The Tale of the Husband and the Parrot
The Tale of the Prince and the Ogress
The Tale of the Ensorcelled Prince, together with the Conclusion of The Tale of the Fisher and the Jinni
The Tale of Alaeddin, or the Wonderful Lamp
The Tale of Sinbad the Seaman and Sindbad the Landsman
Sindbad's First Voyage
Sindbad's Second Voyage
Sindbad's Third Voyage
Sindbad's Fourth Voyage
Sindbad's Fifth Voyage
Sindbad's Sixth Voyage
Sindbad's Seventh Voyage
Sindbad's Seventh Voyage According to the Calcutta Version of the Tales
The Tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
The Tale of the Ebony Horse
The Tale of Julnar the Sea-born and Her Son King Badr Basim of Persia
The Tale of Prince Ahmad and the Fairy Peri-Banu
The Tale of the Trader and the Jinni
The First Shaykh's Story, The Tale of the Enchanted Gazelle
The Second Shaykh's Story, The Tale of the Two Black Dogs
The Third Shaykh's Story, The Tale of the Be-Witched She-mule, together with the Conclusion of The Tale of the Trader and the Jinni
The Tale of the Ravenous Hunchback
The Nazarene Broker's Story, The Tale of the Youth Who Ate with His Left Hand
The Reeve's Story, The Tale of the Guest Who Washed His Hands One Hundred and Twenty Times
The Jewish's Doctor's Story, The Tale of the Young Man Who Was Compensated with Blood Money
The Tailor's Story, The Tale of the Traveler with the Broken Leg
The Barber's Story, The Tale of the Ten Severed Heads
The Story of the Barber's First Brother, The Tale of the Stitcher Who Was Lamed for Love
The Story of the Barber's Second Brother, The Tale of the Runner Who Wore No Clothes
The Story of the Barber's Third Brother, The Tale of the Blind Man Who Fell Among Thieves
The Story of the Barber's Fourth Brother, The Tale of Butcher Who Turned Cobbler
The Story of the Barber's Fifth Brother, The Tale of the Merchant Who Bought Much Glassware
The Story of the Barber's Sixth Brother, The Tale of the Barmecide's Feast, together with the Conclusion of The Tale of the Ravenous Hunchback
The Tale of the Bull and the Ass
The Tale of the Porter and the Three Ladies of Baghdad
The First Kalandar's Tale, The Story of the Prince Who Slept in a Tailor's Shop
The Tale of the Envier and the Envied
The Eldest Lady's Tale, The Story of the Sisters Who Were Changed into Dogs
The Tale of the Portress, The Story of the Lady Who Was Bitten in the Cheek, together with the Conclusion of The Tale of the Three Kalandars
The Tale of the Three Apples
The Tale of the Nur al-Din Ali and His Son, together with the Conclusion of The Tale of the Three Apples
The Tale of Ghanim bin Ayyub, the Distraught, the Thrall o' Love
The Tale of the First Eunuch
The Tale of the Second Eunuch, together with the Conclusion of The Tale of Ghanim bin Ayyub
The Tale of Hamad the Badawi
The Tale of the Birds and the Beasts and the Carpenter
The Tale of the Wolf and the Fox
The Story of the Falcon and the Partridge, together with the Conclusion of The Tale of the Wolf and the Fox
The Tale of Abu Mohammed hight Lazybones
The Tale of Uns al-Wujud and the Wazir's Daughter Al-Ward Fi'l-Akmam or Rose-in-Hood
The Tale of the City of Brass
The Tale of Judar and His Brethren
The Tale of the Sleeper and the Waker
The Story of the Larrikin and the Cook, together with the Conclusion of The Tale of the Sleeper and the Waker
The Tale of the Nur al-Din Ali and the Damsel Anis al-Jalis
The Tale of the Caliph's Night Adventure
The Story of the Blind Man, Baba Abdullah
The History of Sidi Nu'uman
The History of Khwajah Hasan al-Habbal, together with the Conclusion of The Tale of the Caliph's Night Adventure
The Tale of Ali Khwajah and the Merchant of Baghdad