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 received a doctorate in physics from Harvard University, has published a number of papers on theoretical physics and was a physics professor until 1990, when she established Molecudyne Research. A former ballerina, she has performed with ballets and in musicals on both coasts. She lives with her husband and daughter in Columbia, Maryland.
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 publication of her debut novel "The King's Peace". She won the World Fantasy Award in 2004 for "Tooth and Claw", and in 2012, the Hugo and Nebula Awards for "Among Others". In addition to writing SF and fantasy, she has also designed role-playing games and published poetry. Her song "The Lurkers Support Me In Email" has been quoted innumerable times in online discussions all over the world, frequently without attribution. 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