SF Collections Bibliography

Core Bibliography of Single-author collections of (mostly*) science fiction

Listed by author, then chronological from earliest. Date and publisher of first editions are shown even when I don’t have copies of those editions; when I don’t, the edition I do have is shown in further parens. The number in parens is the number of stories in the book. An asterisk * indicates the contents of that book have largely or entirely appeared in earlier books, which means they are redundant given access to the earlier books, or useful compilations if you don’t. Abbreviations: hc=hardcover; pb = paperback; tpb = trade paperback. For complete bibliographic listings, see SFE for first editions, http://www.isfdb.org/ for comprehensive listings of all editions.

Asimov, Isaac

  • I, Robot (1950, Gnome Press, hc) [SFBC undated] (9)
  • The Martian Way and other stories (1955, Doubleday, hc) [Fawcett Crest pb, 1969] (4)
  • Earth Is Room Enough (1957, Doubleday, hc) [Fawcett Crest pb, 1970] (17)
  • Nine Tomorrows (1959, Doubleday, hc) [Fawcett Crest pb, 1969] (9)
  • Eight Stories from the Rest of the Robots (1966, Pyramid pb) [5th printing 1971] (8)
  • Asimov’s Mysteries (1968, Doubleday, hc) [Dell pb, 1969] (14)
  • Nightfall and other stories (1969, Doubleday, hc) [Fawcett Crest pb, 1970] (20)
  • *The Best of Isaac Asimov (1973, UK: Sidgwick and Jackson; 1974, Doubleday, hc) [Fawcett Crest pb, 1976] (12)
  • Buy Jupiter and other stories (1975, Doubleday, hc) [SFBC] (24)
  • The Bicentennial Man (1976, Doubleday, hc) [SFBC] (12)
  • *The Complete Robot (1982, Doubleday, hc) [SFBC] (31)
  • The Winds of Change and other stories (1983, Doubleday, hc) [SFBC] (21)
  • *Robot Dreams (1986, Byron Preiss, hc) [Ace pb, 1990] (22)
  • *Robot Visions (1990, Byron Preiss, hc) (18, plus essays)
  • [not considered: The Early Asimov (1972); The Asimov Chronicles (1989); The Complete Stories (1990, 1992); Gold (1995); Magic (1996); numerous others]

Bradbury, Ray

  • Dark Carnival (1947, Arkham House, hc) [do not own this] (27)
  • The Martian Chronicles (1950, Doubleday, hc) (Bantam, 1951; 17th printing) (26, of which some are short bridging passages)
  • The Illustrated Man (1951, Doubleday, hc) (Bantam, 1952; 11th printing 1969) (18, plus prologue and epilogue)
  • The Golden Apples of the Sun (1953, Doubleday, hc) (Bantam, 1954; 6th printing) (22)
  • The October Country (1955, Ballantine, hc) (6th paperback printing, 1969) (19)
  • A Medicine for Melancholy (1959, Doubleday, hc) (Bantam, 1960; 5th printing) (22)
  • R Is for Rocket (1962, Doubleday, hc) (Bantam, 1965; 6th printing) (17)
  • The Machineries of Joy (1964, Simon and Schuster, hc) (Bantam, 1965; 5th printing) (21)
  • *The Vintage Bradbury (1965, Vintage Books, pb) (22, plus 4 passages from Dandelion Wine)
  • S Is for Space (1966, Doubleday, hc) (Bantam 1970) (16)
  • I Sing the Body Electric (1969, Knopf, hc) (SFBC) (18)
  • Long After Midnight (1976, Knopf, hc) (Bantam, 1978) (22)
  • (omitting Complete Stories, many recombinations of above volumes, and latter-published books of previously uncollected and unpublished stories)

Clarke, Arthur C.

  • Expedition to Earth (1953, Ballantine, hc) (4th pb printing 1969) (11)
  • Reach for Tomorrow (1956, Ballantine, hc) (4th pbprinting 1969) (12)
  • Tales from the White Hart (1957, Ballantine, pb) (4th printing 1969) (15)
  • The Other Side of the Sky (1958, Harcourt, Brace, hc) (Harbrace Paperbound Library, 1968) (14)
  • Tales of Ten Worlds (1962, Harcourt, Brace, hc) (Signet 1973, 10th printing) (15)
  • *The Nine Billion Names of God (1967, Harcourt, Brace, hc) (Harbrace Paperbound Library, ?) (25)
  • The Wind from the Sun (1972, Harcourt, Brace, hc) (SFBC) (18)
  • *The Sentinel (1983, Berkley, tpb) (9)
  • Tales from Planet Earth (1990, Bantam Spectra, tpb) (14)
  • (not considering omnibus volume Across the Sea of Stars, 1959; Of Time and Stars; or Collected Stories (2000; 104))

Heinlein, Robert A.

  • The Man Who Sold the Moon (1950, Shasta, hc) (Signet 1951, pb, 20th printing ?) (6)
  • Waldo and Magic, Inc. (1950, Doubleday, hc) (Signet 1970, pb, 6th printing) (2)
  • The Green Hills of Earth (1951, Shasta, hc) (Signet ?, pb, 13th printing) (10)
  • Assignment in Eternity (1953, Fantasy Press, hc) (Signet ?, pb, 8th printing) (4)
  • Revolt in 2100 (1953, Shasta, hc) (Signet pb, ?, 10th printing) (3)
  • The Menace from Earth (1959, Gnome Press) (Signet 1962, pb, 4th printing) (8)
  • The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag (1959, Gnome Press) (Berkley 1976, pb) (6)
  • Orphans of the Sky (1963, Putnam’s, hc) (Signet 1965 pb, 9th printing) (2 novellas forming a short novel)
  • *The World of Robert A. Heinlein (1966, Ace) (5)
  • *The Past Through Tomorrow (1967, Putnam’s, hc) (Berkley 1975, pb, 12th printing) (21)
  • *Expanded Universe (1980, Grosset & Dunlap, hc) (27)
  • *Off the Main Sequence (2005, SFBC, hc) (27)
  • Project Moonbase and Others (2008, Subterranean, hc) (script versions of 14 stories)
  • (the Signet editions here are all from the early 1970s, with (except for Waldo &M) matching Gene Szafran covers)

Silverberg, Robert

  • Next Stop the Stars (1962, Ace Double, pb) (5)
  • Godling, Go Home! (1964, Belmont, pb) (11)
  • To Worlds Beyond (1965, Chilton hc) (9)
  • Needle in a Timestack (1966, Ballantine, pb) (10)
  • The Calibrated Alligator (1969, Holt, Rinehart, Winston, hc) (9)
  • Dimension Thirteen (1969, Ballantine, pb) (13)
  • Parsecs and Parables (1970, Doubleday, hc) (10)
  • The Cube Root of Uncertainty (1970, Macmillan, hc) (Collier, 1971, pb) (12)
  • Moonferns and Starsongs (1971, Ballantine, pb) (11)
  • The Reality Trip and Other Implausibilities (1972, Ballantine, pb) (8)
  • Unfamiliar Territory (1973, Scribners, hc) (13)
  • Valley Beyond Time (1973, Dell, pb) (4)
  • Earth’s Other Shadow (1973, Signet, pb) (9)
  • Sundance and other science fiction stories (1974, Thomas Nelson, hc) (UK: Corgi, 1976, pb) (9)
  • Born with the Dead (1974, Random House, hc) (3)
  • Sunrise on Mercury and Other Science Fiction Stories (1975, Thomas Nelson, hc) (8)
  • The Feast of St. Dionysus (1975, Scribners, hc) (5)
  • Capricorn Games (1976, Capricorn Games, hc) (8)
  • The Shores of Tomorrow (1976, Thomas Nelson, hc) (8)
  • *The Best of Robert Silverberg (1976, Pocket, pb) (10) (also Gregg Press, 1978, hc)
  • *The Best of Robert Silverberg, Vol II (1978, Gregg Press, hc) (10)
  • Needle in a Timestack (1979, UK: Corgi, pb) (9, only 4 retained from earlier US edition)
  • The Songs of Summer and other stories (1979, UK Gollancz) (11)
  • Majipoor Chronicles (1982, Arbor House, hc) (10) (Arbor House/Priam Books tpb, 1982)
  • *World of a Thousand Colors (1982, Arbor House, hc) (19)
  • The Conglomeroid Cocktail Party (1984, Arbor House, hc) (16)
  • *Beyond the Safe Zone (1986, Donald I. Fine, hc) (27)
  • The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, Volume 1: Secret Sharers (1992, Bantam Spectra, hc) (24)
    • (despite title, it first collected many ‘80s and ‘90s stories not included in earlier collections)
  • Sailing to Byzantium (2000, ibooks, tpb) (5)
  • In Another Country and other short novels (2002, Five Star, hc) (4)
  • *Phases of the Moon: Stories from Six Decades (2004, Subterranean, hc) (23)
  • *The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg (2006-2014, Subterranean, hc)
    • *Volume One: To Be Continued (2006, 24)
    • *Volume Two: To the Dark Star: 1962-1969 (2007, 21)
    • *Volume Three: Something Wild Is Loose: 1969-1972 (2008, 16)
    • *Volume Four: Trips: 1972-1973 (2009, 14)
    • *Volume Five: The Palace at Midnight: 1980-1982 (2010, 23)
    • *Volume Six: Multiples: 1983-1987 (2011, 14)
    • *Volume Seven: We Are for the Dark: 1987-1990 (2012, 10)
    • Volume Eight: Hot Times in Magma City: 1990-1995 (2013, 13)
    • Volume Nine: The Millennium Express: 1995-2009 (2014, 16)
    • (the last two volumes consist mostly of stories not previously published in any other Silverberg collection)
  • *The Best of Robert Silverberg: Stories of Six Decades (2012, Subterranean, tpb) (26; adds 3 stories to 2004 Subterranean title)
  • Tales of Majipoor (2013, UK: Gollancz, tpb) (7)
  • (omitting collections of Pulp tales and non-sf tales; and omitting the UK 6-volume Collected Stories series)

*By ‘mostly science fiction’ I am disregarding numerous fine authors whose work is more often regarded as fantasy – Avram Davidson, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, James P. Blaylock, Tim Powers, Peter S. Beagle, and Jeffrey Ford, to name the most prominent ones whose books, nevertheless, still occupy many of my shelves; but whose work is not part of my project.