Overview

The Nebula Awards Showcase volumes have been published annually since 1966, reprinting the winning and nominated stories in the Nebula Awards, voted on by the members of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America(R). The editor selected by SFWA's anthology committee (chaired by Mike Resnick) is two-time Nebula winner, Catherine Asaro. This year's volume includes stories and excerpts by Connie Willis, Jo Walton, Kij Johnson, Geoff Ryman, John Clute, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Ferrett Steinmetz, Ken Liu, Nancy ...
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Overview

The Nebula Awards Showcase volumes have been published annually since 1966, reprinting the winning and nominated stories in the Nebula Awards, voted on by the members of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America(R). The editor selected by SFWA's anthology committee (chaired by Mike Resnick) is two-time Nebula winner, Catherine Asaro. This year's volume includes stories and excerpts by Connie Willis, Jo Walton, Kij Johnson, Geoff Ryman, John Clute, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Ferrett Steinmetz, Ken Liu, Nancy Fulda, Delia Sherman, Amal El-Mohtar, C. S. E. Cooney, David Goldman, Katherine Sparrow, E. Lily Yu, and Brad R. Torgersen.
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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Nebula Awards Showcase 2013: 

“Featuring writing of the highest quality in the genre, this compilation is certain to appeal to those demanding imaginative fiction.” - Booklist

“Essential fare for short story aficionados, even though some of the contents have appeared in other collections.” - Kirkus Reviews

“A tasty cornucopia of tales to please most genre tastes.”
-Library Journal 
 
“This year’s Showcase features some absolute gems of stories, well deserving of their prestigious award…. All in all, there’s plenty to entertain and challenge in this year’s collection – get out there and buy a copy!”
-SciFiPulse.net

Praise for Nebula Awards Showcase 2012:

"From the cover by Nebula-winning artist Michael Whelan to the very last page, this remarkable anthology is filled with the very best of the SF and fantasy published in 2010.... All the inclusions are outstanding works of fiction." - Publishers Weekly starred review

"Attesting to the high quality of contemporary imaginative fiction, this is an important tool for readers' advisory, collection development, and expanding readers' sf and fantasy horizons." - Library Journal

"[A]n impressively diverse collection...You want the best of the best new science fiction and fantasy? It's right here." -Explorations: the Barnes and Noble SciFi and Fantasy blog

"...if [this] represents the genre as it stands today, the future has never been brighter....these stories are singularly brilliant and immensely creative." - San Francisco Book Review

Library Journal
Since 1966, the Nebula Awards Showcase series has brought together the winning and nominated stories selected and voted on by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. This year's volume includes stories by Connie Willis ("Ado"), Ken Liu ("The Paper Menagerie"), George Ryman's novelette "What We Found"), and Kij Johnson's novella "The Man Who Bridged the Mists." For list keepers, the titles and authors of 2011's Nebula winners, nominees and honorees appears in the front of the book, while a complete listing of Nebula winners from 1965 to date appears in the back of the book. VERDICT A tasty cornucopia of tales to please most genre tastes.
Kirkus Reviews
Despite being dated 2013, this edition of the Nebula Awards Showcase presents the winning and nominated stories as voted by the members of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America for the year 2011. Better late than never. Ken Liu deservedly won the short story award for "The Paper Menagerie," a delicately wrought magic-realist tale of a Chinese girl purchased and brought to America as a bride, which packs enough emotional power to melt a heart of stone. Best novella winner Kij Johnson offers an engagingly populated and artfully rendered story of an engineer bridging a most peculiar and dangerous river. "What We Found," by Geoff Ryman (best novelette), takes a single scientific principle and integrates it, perfectly and tellingly, into real life. Connie Willis was presented with a Grand Master Award, and her story of political correctness run amok, "Ado," illustrates the comic brilliance found in much of her work. For the other winners, there are excerpts from Jo Walton's best novel, Among Others, and Delia Sherman's The Freedom Maze (Andre Norton Award), with poetry (Rhysling Awards) represented by C.S.E. Cooney (long) and Amal El-Mohtar (short), and an essay from Solstice Award winner John Clute. Elsewhere, E. Lily Yu's smart, predatory wasps draw intricate, exact maps and enslave anarchist bees; Carolyn Ives Gilman writes of genocide, education, and mothers and daughters; Ferrett Steinmetz describes life in wartime aboard a space station; Nancy Fulda writes of a "cure" for autism; David Goldman offers a multiple-choice story that both is and isn't; Brad R. Torgersen describes how compelling our memories of sunlight can be; and Katherine Sparrow weighs in with a sort of futuristic They Shoot Horses Don't They? Essential fare for short story aficionados, even though some of the contents have appeared in other collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616147846
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 5/14/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 223,091
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Editor Catherine Asaro is a two-time Nebula Award winner and bestselling novelist of more than twenty-five books, as well as a dancer, teacher, and musician. She is a multiple winner of the Readers' Choice Award from Analog magazine and a three-time recipient of the RT BOOKClub Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Her soundtrack Diamond Star, for her novel of the same name, is performed with the rock band Point Valid. She is a theoretical physicist with a PhD from Harvard and teaches part-time at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Visit her at www.facebook.com/Catherine.Asaro.


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NEBULA AWARDS SHOWCASE 2013


By CATHERINE ASARO

Prometheus Books

Copyright © 2013 Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.)
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-61614-784-6


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Excerpted from NEBULA AWARDS SHOWCASE 2013 by CATHERINE ASARO. Copyright © 2013 by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.). Excerpted by permission of Prometheus Books.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction: A Harmony of Thoughts Catherine Asaro....................     11     

The Paper Menagerie Ken Liu....................     29     

The Ice Owl Carolyn Ives Gilman....................     43     

Ado Connie Willis....................     91     

The Migratory Pattern of Dancers Katherine Sparrow....................     101     

Peach-Creamed Honey, poetry Amal El-Mohtar....................     121     

The Axiom of Choice David W. Goldman....................     123     

Club Story, essay John Clute....................     149     

What We Found Geoff Ryman....................     157     

excerpt from Among Others Jo Walton....................     188     

Movement Nancy Fulda....................     206     

Sauerkraut Station Ferrett Steinmetz....................     217     

The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees E. Lily Yu..................     267     

Ray of Light Brad R. Torgersen....................     277     

excerpt from The Freedom Maze Delia Sherman....................     299     

The Sea King's Second Bride, poetry C. S. E. Cooney....................     327     

The Man Who Bridged the Mist Kij Johnson....................     334     

2012 Nebula Awards Winners, Nominees, and Honorees....................     405     

Past Nebula Awards Winners....................     409     

About the Cover Artist....................     425     

About the Editor....................     427     


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