Forgotten stories: That’s a LOT of stories & pages!

I was looking at some of the anthologies I have on hand in the To Be Read area, and was impressed by the fact that they are so thick.

Why am I posting this under the Forgotten Books category? Because the majority of the stories in these anthologies are old, some very old.

ANTHOLOGY TITLESTORIESPAGES
Collected Max Carrados Investigations26623
The Best Science Fiction of the Year Vol. 131596
The Best Science Fiction of the Year Vol. 227605
The Best Science Fiction of the Year Vol. 326606
The Best Science Fiction of the Year Vol. 429593
The Book of Dragons29548
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk31489
The Thinking Machine 50 Novelettes and Stories50827
The Very Best of the Best38686
Unbound23549
Unfettered24586
Unfettered 220565
totals3547273

It may be worth noting that of these, all are science fiction or fantasy except two. I wonder if that’s because there are more thick SFF anthologies out there, or if it’s just what’s been catching my eye.

What do you think?

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7 Responses to Forgotten stories: That’s a LOT of stories & pages!

  1. Cap'n Bob Napier says:

    I get the vapors just thinking about all that reading.

  2. Jeff Meyerson says:

    I think I’ve read all of the two mystery collections – The Thinking Machine and Max Carrados.

  3. I read an ebook version of the Carrados, but it only had a dozen stories, while this has about 20. I’ve been pecking at the Thinking Machine book for a while but have only got about a dozen stories read. Still, I shan’t run out of things to read!

  4. tracybham says:

    And these are just the ones that are in your TBR section? I know you have others. That is a lot of reading.

  5. Wow! That’s a lot of reading ahead for you! I like to switch things up and read novels, short story collections, and non-fiction. But some of those books are in my READ REAL SOON stack.

    • Jeff Meyerson says:

      I’m with you. I like to mix things up. I start each day with at least one short story – I am reading three collections at the moment, so might read one from each unless one story is very long. I will probably read a mystery and maybe some non fiction, or else something different – straight fiction, science fiction etc,

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