In a moment's distraction this morning I put the following request out in Twitterland:
Right, let's hear outre ideas for an anthology. #outreanthology
I gave a couple of examples as well:
Heartbeet, a collection of short stories about beets and beet-farmers.
Giraffe City, a noir anthology of crime stories told in Giraffe City, the fictional city built for giraffes, by giraffes, from giraffes.
And we got some replies. Thought I'd share them with you. Some of them are funny, some of them are silly, some of them could even be interesting books.
Bloodfeast, a collection of stories about black pudding (ian_sales)
The Wax Museum, an fantasy anthology where wax figures have their own world and the relationships between them. (MihaiDarkWolf)
Stories about ants. (David_Heb)
Ponytale, an anthology about girls with hangups about horse riding ;-) (pattyjansen)
Typing Pool, a collection of stories about underwater stenographers. (ian_sales)
The Moon is Made of Cheese, an anthology of recipe-based SF stories. (KaaronWarren)
Unhappily Ever After, an anthology of stories with unhappy endings. But if that's too obvious, ...And Everybody Died. The End. might be fun. (davedevereux)
x = y+1, an anthology of stories told entirely in mathematical notation. (David_Heb)
How about a follow up to Shine called Dim, an anthology of pessimistic SF? (markchitty)
A collection of stories about drunken Norse gods putting on a musical. High Skol Musical. (warpcoresf)
Sultanas of Araby, a collection stories about raisins from the Middle East. (ian_sales)
Hard Drives, a collection of stories about trips in cars with flat tyres, (ian_sales)
Out of the Frying Pan, a collection of stories about grease spatters on the cooker top (ian_sales)
If you have any ideas, comment or chuck them up on twitter with the tag.