I was very happy this week to receive a used copy of the Hugo and Nebula Anthology 1993 from Amazon. This early ebook technology by ClariNet is chocked full of content, including a hypertext version of Vernor Vinge’s A Fire Upon the Deep. I will post more about this amazing collection as I explore its depths.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America recently announced the finalists for this year’s Nebula Awards:
Novel: Ragamuffin by Tobias Buckell, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon, The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman, The New Moon’s Arms by Nalo Hopkinson, Odyssey by Jack McDevitt
Novella: “Awakening” by Judith Berman, “The Helper and His Hero” by Matthew Hughes, “Fountain of Age” by Nancy Kress, “Stars Seen Through Stone” by Lucius Shepard, “Kiosk” by Bruce Sterling, “Memorare” by Gene Wolfe
Novelette: “The Children’s Crusade” by Robin Wayne Bailey; “Child, Maiden, Woman, Crone” by Terry Bramlett; “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate” by Ted Chiang; “The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change” by Kij Johnson; “Safeguard” by Nancy Kress; “Pol Pot’s Beautiful Daughter” by Geoff Ryman; “The Fiddler of Bayou Teche” by Delia Sherman
Short Story: “Unique Chicken Goes in Reverse” by Andy Duncan, “Always” by Karen Joy Fowler, “Titanium Mike Saves the Day” by David D. Levine, “The Story of Love” by Vera Nazarian, “Captive Girl” by Jennifer Pelland, “Pride” by Mary Turzillo
Script: Children of Men by Alfonso Cuaron, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby; Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro; Dr. Who, “Blink,” by Steven Moffat; The Prestige by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan; V for Vendetta by Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski; Star Trek: New Voyages, “World Enough and Time,” by Marc Scott Zicree and Michael Reaves
Awards always indicate how far behind I am on my reading! Best of luck to all the contenders. Check out the full news release on SCI Fi Wire here.