NEBULA AWARD STORIES ELEVEN by Ursula K. Le Guin

NEBULA AWARD STORIES ELEVEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Seven 1975 Nebula winners and runners-up, together with Peter Nicholls' nice but slapdash survey of the year in sf and Vonda N. McIntyre's shallow ruminations on the state of the art. P. J. Plauger does a wry and dry turn on the notion of immortal youth; Harlan Ellison works out a Doppelganger situation with negligent finesse. Roger Zelazny's novella "Home Is the Hangman" starts with a promising homicidal-android-on-the-loose idea and ends with something of a sugary thud. Also: an excerpt from Joe Haldeman's The Forever War; an ironic alternate-history exercise by Fritz Leiber; Craig Strete's deft little fable of an aged Indian's triumphant escape from this mortal coil; Tom Reamy's sad, charming story of an aging would-be-witch's doomed attempt at her own escape. There are some good things here, but they don't add up to a balance of approaches and themes.
Pub Date: Feb. 16th, 1976
Publisher: Harper & Row
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1976




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