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"
"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."
"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."
"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."