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The 2011 Nebula Awards Showcase (edited by Kevin Anderson)

The Nebula Awards are one of the great institutions in science fiction and fantasy. Each year since 1965, the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) have voted for the Best Novel, Novella, Novelette, and Short Story in SF and fantasy. Compiling a list of the nominees and winners for all those years would get you an excellent reading list and a comprehensive cross-view of the best that can be found in the genres. To make this task easier, every Nebula Award since the first one has had a corresponding book that collected some of the stories, ballots and related texts. The Nebula Awards Showcase 2011, edited by Kevin J. Anderson, is the first one of these to be released by Tor… Taking a look at the Table of Contents for this anthology, it’s hard not to feel that this book offers truly excellent value for your money: it contains every single nominated short story and novelette on the final 2010 ballot, as well as the winning novella in its entirety… The Nebula Awards Showcase 2011 offers a wonderful and generous sample of the best SFF has to offer. It’s a great snapshot of the genre, presented in a wonderful format and at a very reasonable price. I’m already looking forward to next year’s installment!

Read the entire review here.

Disclaimer: Tor sent me a free copy of this book for review.

Next up: I just finished reading The Magicians by Lev Grossman, so that'll probably be the next review I write. And, for once, I haven't decided what to read next. I'm actually about to buy the Supporting Membership for this year's WorldCon, which will include a packet with e-book versions of almost all the works that were nominated for a Hugo this year (novels, novellas, novelettes, short stories, anthologies, non-fiction, even some magazine issues) so I may start digging into all of that reading material, both for review and to decide my vote!

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