I always enjoy the annual collection of the previous year’s Nebula Award winners, the awards for the best science fiction and fantasy as voted by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. It’s a great way to catch up, because it’s almost impossible to keep up with my own writing and still read even half the things I want to. Also a great way to get introduced to new authors.
So today, I’m looking at — and giving away a copy of — Nebula Awards Showcase 2012, edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel. These collections have been published each year since 1966.
Here’s what’s in the 2012 edition, each with an intro from the author:
“Ponies,” by Kij Johnson
“The Sultan of the Clouds,” by Geoff Landis
“Map of Seventeen,” by Chris Barzak
“And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill’s Side,” by James Tiptree Jr.
“In the Astronaut Asylum,” by Kendall Evans and Samantha Henderson
“Pishaach,” by Shweta Narayan
Excerpt from Nebula novel winner Blackout/All Clear, by Connie Willis
“Bumbershoot,” by Howard Hendrix
“Arvies,” by Adam Troy-Castro
“How Interesting: A Tiny Man,” by Harlan Ellison
“The Jaguar House, in Shadow,” by Aliette de Bodard
“The Green Book,” by Amal El-Mohtar
“That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made,” by Eric James Stone (love this title!)
Excerpt from I Shall Wear Midnight, by Terry Pratchett
“To Theia,” by Ann K. Schwader
“The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen’s Window,” by Rachel Swirsky
And there you have it! Want to win your own copy and catch up on your SF/F reading? Just leave a comment.