Favorite Short Story Collections

A Listmania! list by Kimberly "kimberly_a" (Berkeley, US, Canada)
The list author says: "I'm more of a novel reader than a short story reader, but some short story collections are so terrific that they win me over despite my preferences (or prejudices). These are some examples"
Welcome to the Monkey House: Stories
1.  Welcome to the Monkey House: Stories by Kurt Vonnegut
The list author says:
  "Absolutely my favorite short story collection, though it was written decades ago and some of the issues (Vonnegut is big on addressing social issues) are a bit dated. One of the stories in this collection, "Harrison Bergeron," is perhaps my favorite short story of all time."
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The Martian Chronicles
2.  The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
The list author says:
  "This book is usually marketed as a novel, but Bradbury himself has admitted that it started out as a collection of loosely related short stories, and it can easily be read that way."
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Antiquities: Seven Stories
3.  Antiquities: Seven Stories by John Crowley
The list author says:
  "John Crowley's writing is subtle, dense, and gorgeous. I think his novels are better than his short stories, but that doesn't mean his short stories aren't still very fine."
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Ship Fever: Stories
4.  Ship Fever: Stories by Andrea Barrett
The list author says:
  "Barrett's stories are deeply saturated with historical details, so you have to like that in order to appreciate what she's done here. But if you don't mind a bit of history (or even like it), these are definitely worth a look."
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Strange Pilgrims
5.  Strange Pilgrims by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The list author says:
  "Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a master of magical realism, and these stories are a great example. I usually feel that fiction authors tend to be better at either novels or short stories, but Marquez seems to me to be fantastic at both. They're different, but equally wonderful."
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