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From 2000 to 2010 the Science Fiction Book Club commissioned and published a dozen anthologies of original stories. SFBC had published original books before, but they were mostly omnibuses of previously published novels, or anthologies of reprinted stories, most edited by Marvin Kaye. Kaye did the first couple original anthologies before other editors were invited: Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick, Gardner Dozois, Jack Dann, and finally Jonathan Strahan.

These were all substantial books of long stories, six or seven novellas in each volume. Kaye's The Fair Folk won a World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology. The Charles Stross story won a Locus Award, while the stories by Gregory Benford, Ian McDonald, and Robert J. Sawyer were Hugo and/or Nebula nominees.

Robert Reed is in five of the ten volumes. Tanith Lee is in four of Marvin Kaye's five.

  • The Vampire Sextette, Marvin Kaye, ed. (SFBC, 2000) [isfdb]
  • The Dragon Quintet, Marvin Kaye, ed. (SFBC, 2003) [isfdb]
  • Between Worlds, Robert Silverberg, ed. (SFBC, 2004) [isfdb]
  • The Fair Folk, Marvin Kaye, ed. (SFBC, 2005) [isfdb]
  • Down These Dark Spaceways, Mike Resnick, ed. (SFBC, 2005) [isfdb]
  • One Million A.D., Gardner Dozois, ed. (SFBC, 2006) [isfdb]
  • Forbidden Planets, Marvin Kaye, ed. (SFBC, 2006) [isfdb]
  • Escape from Earth: New Adventures in Space, Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois, eds. (SFBC, 2006) [isfdb]
  • Alien Crimes, Mike Resnick, ed. (SFBC, 2007) [isfdb]
  • Galactic Empires, Gardner Dozois, ed. (SFBC, 2008) [isfdb]
  • A Book of Wizards, Marvin Kaye, ed. (SFBC, 2008) [isfdb]
  • Godlike Machines, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (SFBC, 2010) [isfdb]



Combined Contents by Author and Title


Catherine Asaro
  • The City of Cries -- Down These Dark Spaceways
  • Neal Asher
  • Owner Space -- Galactic Empires
  • Kage Baker
  • Where the Golden Apples Grow -- Escape from Earth: New Adventures in Space
  • Stephen Baxter
  • Between Worlds -- Between Worlds
  • Return to Titan -- Godlike Machines
  • The Seer and the Silverman -- Galactic Empires
  • Peter S. Beagle
  • What Tune the Enchantment Plays -- A Book of Wizards
  • Gregory Benford
  • Dark Heaven -- Alien Crimes
  • Pat Cadigan
  • Nothing Personal -- Alien Crimes
  • Orson Scott Card
  • In the Dragon's House -- The Dragon Quintet
  • Space Boy -- Escape from Earth: New Adventures in Space
  • Nancy A. Collins
  • Some Velvet Morning -- The Vampire Sextette
  • Julie E. Czerneda
  • No Place Like Home -- Forbidden Planets
  • Cory Doctorow
  • There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow / Now Is the Best Time of Your Life -- Godlike Machines
  • Greg Egan
  • Hot Rock -- Godlike Machines
  • Riding the Crocodile -- One Million A.D.
  • Alan Dean Foster
  • Mid-Death -- Forbidden Planets
  • Craig Shaw Gardner
  • An Embarrassment of Elves -- The Fair Folk
  • David Gerrold
  • In the Quake Zone -- Down These Dark Spaceways
  • Joe Haldeman
  • The Mars Girl -- Escape from Earth: New Adventures in Space
  • Peter F. Hamilton
  • The Demon Trap -- Galactic Empires
  • James Patrick Kelly
  • The Wreck of the Godspeed -- Between Worlds
  • Robert Krammes
  • The Day Is Ours (by Margaret Weis & RK) -- A Book of Wizards
  • Nancy Kress
  • JQ211F and Holding -- Forbidden Planets
  • Mirror Image -- One Million A.D.
  • Shiva in Shadow -- Between Worlds
  • Mercedes Lackey
  • Joust -- The Dragon Quintet
  • Geoffrey A. Landis
  • Derelict -- Escape from Earth: New Adventures in Space
  • Tanith Lee
  • The Isle Is Full of Noises -- The Vampire Sextette
  • Love in a Time of Dragons -- The Dragon Quintet
  • My Life As a Swan -- A Book of Wizards
  • UOUS -- The Fair Folk
  • Megan Lindholm
  • Grace Notes -- The Fair Folk
  • Jack McDevitt
  • The Big Downtown -- Down These Dark Spaceways
  • Kaminsky at War -- Forbidden Planets
  • Ian McDonald
  • The Tear -- Galactic Empires
  • Patricia A. McKillip
  • The Kelpie -- The Fair Folk
  • Knight of the Well -- A Book of Wizards
  • Elizabeth Moon
  • Combat Shopping -- Escape from Earth: New Adventures in Space
  • Judgment -- The Dragon Quintet
  • Kim Newman
  • The Gypsies in the Wood -- The Fair Folk
  • The Other Side of Midnight -- The Vampire Sextette
  • Sorcer Conjurer Wizard Witch -- A Book of Wizards
  • Holly Phillips
  • Proving the Role -- A Book of Wizards
  • Robert Reed
  • Alone -- Godlike Machines
  • Camouflage -- Down These Dark Spaceways
  • Good Mountain -- One Million A.D.
  • The Man with the Golden Balloon -- Galactic Empires
  • Rococo -- Forbidden Planets
  • Mike Resnick
  • Guardian Angel -- Down These Dark Spaceways
  • Keepsakes -- Between Worlds
  • A Locked-Planet Mystery -- Alien Crimes
  • Alastair Reynolds
  • The Six Directions of Space -- Galactic Empires
  • Thousandth Night -- One Million A.D.
  • Troika -- Godlike Machines
  • Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • The End of the World -- Alien Crimes
  • Robert J. Sawyer
  • Identity Theft -- Down These Dark Spaceways
  • Robert Silverberg
  • The Colonel Returns to the Stars -- Between Worlds
  • A Piece of the Great World -- One Million A.D.
  • Midori Snyder
  • Except the Queen (by Jane Yolen & MS) -- The Fair Folk
  • S. P. Somtow
  • Vanilla Blood -- The Vampire Sextette
  • Brian Stableford
  • Sheena -- The Vampire Sextette
  • Allen Steele
  • Escape from Earth -- Escape from Earth: New Adventures in Space
  • Walking Star -- Forbidden Planets
  • Charles Stross
  • Missile Gap -- One Million A.D.
  • Michael Swanwick
  • King Dragon -- The Dragon Quintet
  • Harry Turtledove
  • Hoxbomb -- Alien Crimes
  • Margaret Weis
  • The Day Is Ours (by MW & Robert Krammes) -- A Book of Wizards
  • Sean Williams
  • A Glimpse of the Marvellous Structure (And the Threat it Entails) -- Godlike Machines
  • Walter Jon Williams
  • Incarnation Day -- Escape from Earth: New Adventures in Space
  • Investments -- Between Worlds
  • Womb of Every World -- Alien Crimes
  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
  • In the Face of Death -- The Vampire Sextette
  • Jane Yolen
  • Except the Queen (by JY & Midori Snyder) -- The Fair Folk

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