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.
About the Author
Catherine Asaro, science fiction and fantasy author, grew up near Berkeley, California. She earned a PhD in chemical physics and an MA in physics, both from Harvard, and a BS with highest honors in chemistry from UCLA. The Quantum Rosewon the 2001 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and The Spacetime Pool won the 2008 Nebula Award for Best Novella.
Connie Willis is the award-winning author of Doomsday Book, Passage, To Say Nothing of the Dog and Bellwether. Connie has been awarded 10 Hugo Awards, 11 Locus Poll Awards and 6 Nebula Awards.
Jo Walton won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer on the publication of her debut novel, The King's Peace. Her novel Tooth and Claw won the World Fantasy Award, and the novels of her Small Change sequence Farthing, Ha'Penny, and Half a Crown have won acclaim ranging from national newspapers to the Romantic Times Critics Choice Award. Most recently, her novel Among Others won the Nebula Award. A native of Wales, she lives in Montreal.
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.”
“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!”
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