Original Anthologies

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An original Anthology is an anthology in book format of stories that have not been previously published, and such volumes have played an important role in sf Publishing, especially in the 1960s and 1970s. For early and pioneering examples of original anthologies, see the broader discussion under Anthology.

This encyclopedia gives entries to original-anthology series devoted to sf and (with one exception, Dangerous Visions) running to three or more volumes; we do not give separate entries for shared-world anthology series (see Shared Worlds for examples) with the exception of Wild Cards. There are several such entries: The Berkley Showcase, Chrysalis, Dangerous Visions, Full Spectrum, Infinity, L Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, New Dimensions, New Voices, New Writings in SF, Nova, Orbit, Other Edens, QUARK/, Star Science Fiction Stories, Stellar, Synergy, Universe and Wild Cards.

We classify some further original-anthology series in book format as magazines, when they so describe themselves or when they consistently include magazine-style departments such as review columns; these include Destinies, the occasional anthology incarnations of New Worlds and Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine. Postscripts is a changeling which began as a magazine but became an original-anthology sequence. [PN/DRL]

see also: J Berg Esenwein.

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