Nebula Awards Showcase 2007

Nebula Awards Showcase 2007

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by Mike Resnick
     
 
This annual publication as chosen by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America brings together the best of the year's stories, as well as essays and commentary on the current state of the genre and predictions of future science fiction and fantasy films, art, and more.

This year's award-winning authors include Joe Haldeman (Novel), Kelly Link (Novella,

Overview

This annual publication as chosen by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America brings together the best of the year's stories, as well as essays and commentary on the current state of the genre and predictions of future science fiction and fantasy films, art, and more.

This year's award-winning authors include Joe Haldeman (Novel), Kelly Link (Novella, Novelette), and Carol Emshwiller (Short Story).

Editorial Reviews

The Barnes & Noble Review
The Gumpism "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get" is a more than fitting description for a depressingly large number of science fiction/fantasy anthologies. Readers are forced to digest bite-sized morsels of uninspiring fruitcake before they can get to the double chocolate strawberry truffles. The 2007 edition of the Nebula Awards Showcase is, like its predecessors, completely fruitcake-free and packed with only the finest annual science fiction and fantasy confections.

One of the anthology's most memorable works is Kelly Link's Nebula Award–winning novelette "The Faery Handbag," a powerfully moving story about a teenager named Genevieve and her eccentric grandmother. One of the most unusual things about Genevieve's grandma is her big black purse: The hairy handbag made of dog skin is supposedly the space-bending sanctuary for an entire village of refugees. When her grandmother finally passes, Genevieve loses the magical purse -- and other unforeseen valuables as well. Other noteworthy selections include "Still Life with Boobs" by Anne Harris, a truly twisted chronicle of a woman's struggle to become one with her wayward mammaries; and an excerpt from Joe Haldeman's Nebula Award–winning novel Camouflage, a sci-fi thriller about two immortal aliens wandering the Earth in search of the ultimate knowledge. Additionally, insightful genre-related commentary from luminaries like Ben Bova, Ellen Datlow, Bill Fawcett, Martin H. Greenberg, Lou Anders, and Jack McDevitt make this collection a delectable sampler of the very best of what science fiction and fantasy has to offer. Paul Goat Allen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451461346
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/06/2007
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.89(d)

Meet the Author

Mike Resnick has written 50 novels and 200 short stories, and edited 40 anthologies. The winner of five Hugo Awards, among countless others, he ranks fourth on Locus's list of science fiction award-winning authors.

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Nebula Awards Showcase 2007 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The annual Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America selection of the best of the year's stories is always a fun book and the 2007 edition is no exception. The format does not change from year to year, but what is included of course is kept current. Several novellas and novelettes including the winners from each category (¿Magic for Beginners¿ and the ¿Faery handbag¿ both by Kelly Link) are provided. An extract from the first place novel Camouflage by Joe Haldeman is also included. Other categories are Short Story (the selections are provided), Script, and the Andre Norton Award. All are fine entries, but this reviewer¿s favorite inclusion is the essays on the state of science fiction and fantasy. This year¿s commentary included a fascinating round table discussion on short fiction with famous editors of magazines/anthologies participating and an article on cover art by John Picacio. All in all as always a fine anthology that reminds fans what the authors considered the best of 2006.--------------- Harriet Klausner