NEBULA AWARDS 30: SFWA's Choices for the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year by Pamela--Ed. Sargent

NEBULA AWARDS 30: SFWA's Choices for the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Nebula Award winners for 1994, as voted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America: eleven stories, three poems, seven essays examining the year's fiction, Frank M. Robinson's tribute to the late Robert Bloch (Psycho, etc.), and Kathi Maio's look at the year's movies. Mike Resnick's African odyssey, ""Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge,"" won Best Novella. ""The Martian Child"" from David Gerrold (Best Novelette) is about, well, a Martian child. Martha Soukup's Best Short Story, ""A Defense of the Social Contracts,"" debates human nature and social engineering; and the runners-up (from Ben Bova, Joe Haldeman, Maureen McHugh, Barry N. Malzberg, and Kate Wilhelm) also appear. Damon Knight (Grand Master Award) contributes a story, as does Ursula K. LeGuin (Tiptree Award winner). Included as well are an excerpt from Greg Bear's Best Novel, Moving Mars, and essays from John Kessel (novels), Nicola Griffith (aliens), Paul Di Filippo (veteran writers), Jack Dann (Australia), Sheila Finch (style vs. substance), Pat Murphy (social issues), and James Gunn (an overview). Excellent in all departments.

Pub Date: April 5th, 1996
Page count: 368pp
Publisher: Harvest/Harcourt Brace