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The latest volume of the prestigious anthology series, published annually across six decades! 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® . The editor selected by SFWA's anthology committee (chaired by Mike Resnick) is American fantasy writer Kij Johnson, author of three novels and associate director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas. This year's Nebula winners, and expected contributors, are Kim Stanley Robinson, Nancy Kress, Andy Duncan, and Aliette de Bodard, with E.C. Myers winning the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Book.
About the Author
Kij Johnson is an American writer of fantasy and the author of three novels and more than thirty short works of fiction. She has worked as managing editor for Tor Books and TSR (later Wizards of the Coast), collections editor for Dark Horse Comics, and content manager working on the Microsoft Reader. She is an associate director for the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas, and serves as a final judge for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award.
“There is not a story in the bunch that is not engaging to the reader.... This year's showcase seems to have an underlying theme about communication and responsibility. Whether this was intentional or not, the message is a pertinent one, and this year's selections are enjoyable and meaningful. This is an excellent book for lovers of science fiction.”
Praise for Nebula Awards Showcase 2013:
"Essential fare for short story aficionados, even though some of the contents have appeared in other collections." - Kirkus Reviews
"Featuring writing of the highest quality in the genre, this compilation is certain to appeal to those demanding imaginative fiction." - Booklist
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.... All the inclusions are outstanding works of fiction." - Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW
"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