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Nebula Awards Showcase 2012
The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Selected by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America®.
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 and Fantasy Writers of America. The editors selected by SFWA's anthology committee (chaired by Mike Resnick) are John Kessel and James Patrick Kelly, both highly acclaimed not only for their own award-winning fiction but also as coeditors of three anthologies: Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology, Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology, and The Secret History of Science Fiction.
Stories and excerpts by Harlan Ellison™, Kij Johnson, Chris Barzak, Eric James Stone, Rachel Swirsky, Geoff Landis, Shweta Narayan, Adam Troy-Castro, James Tiptree Jr., Aliette de Bodard, Amal El-Mohtar, Kendall Evans and Samantha Henderson, Howard Hendrix, Ann K. Schwader, Connie Willis, Terry Pratchett, and more.
About the Author
James Patrick Kelly has written novels, short stories, essays, reviews, poetry, audioplays, theatrical plays and planetarium shows. His short novel Burn won the Nebula Award in 2007; he has also won two Hugo Awards. His fiction has been translated into eighteen languages.
John Kessel teaches creative writing and American Literature at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He has been nominated nine times for the Nebula Award and has won twice, for the novelette "Pride and Prometheus" and the novella "Another Orphan," and he has also won the Theodore Sturgeon, Locus, James Tiptree Jr., and Shirley Jackson Awards. Kessel co-edited the anthologies Feeling Very Strange and The Secret History of Science Fiction with James Patrick Kelly. His collection The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other Stories was published in 2008.
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.... [A]ll the inclusions are outstanding works of fiction."
- Publishers Weekly starred review
"[A]n impressively diverse collection...You want the best of the best new science fiction and fantasy? It's right here."
- Explorations: Barnes and Noble SciFi and Fantasy blog
"...if Nebula Awards Showcase 2012 represents the genre as it stands today, the future has never been brighter.... These stories are singularly brilliant and immensely creative."
- Sacramento/San Francisco Book Review
"No science fiction collection should be without this definitive survey!"
- The Bookwatch
“As one expects, the Nebula Awards Showcase is a volume of splendid stories covering the gamut of genres.... there are several fine examples of genre poetry; there are excerpts from two delightful novels...”
“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.”