Reviewed By: Harriet Klausner
Nebula Awards Showcase 2005
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Class/Genre: SF AND Fantasy [Short Stories]
Series: Nebula Awards Showcase
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America chose what they considered the year’s best that is 2004, from
both genres. An interesting short introduction by the editor emphasizing we’ve come a long way baby sets the
tone of this fine anthology. Extracts from Neil Gaiman's winning novella CORALINE and from the triumphant
novel THE SPEED OF DARK by Elizabeth Moon (as is the case each year) highlight the collection. Each of the
seven short story nominees including the victorious WHAT I DIDN'T SEE by Karen Joy Fowler is included.
Finally the novelette winner, Jeffrey Ford's THE EMPIRE OF ICE CREAM and three of the four other entries are
provided. Included is a well written essay honoring new Grand Master Robert Silverberg followed up by his
work "Sundance". An intriguing series of essays on movements in both genres will delight fans. Finally lists
of films (the winner of course is LORD OF THE RINGS) and of the Rhysling Award for SF poetry winners round out
a fabulous compilation that showcases the SF and Fantasy genres.
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