Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 by Catherine Asaro
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
July 2013's bookgroup book. We've been reading the Nebula Awards Showcase since 2002.
I had the advantage in that about half of the stories in this installment were 2012 Hugo Nominees, which I read before the World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago.
The Paper Menagerie Ken Liu Hugo Winner – Short Story
The Ice Owl Carolyn Ives Gilman Hugo Nominee
Ado Connie Willis
The Migratory Pattern of Dancers Katherine Sparrow
Peach-Creamed Honey (poetry) Amal El-Mohtar
The Axiom of Choice David W. Goldman
What We Found Geoff Ryman Hugo Nominee
Among Others (excerpt) Jo Walton Hugo Winner - Novel
Movement Nancy Fulda Hugo Nominee
Sauerkraut Station Ferrett Steinmetz
The Cartographer Wasps and Anarchist Bees
E. Lily Yu Hugo Nominee
Ray of Light Brad R. Torgersen Hugo Nominee
The Freedom Maze (excerpt) Delia Sherman
The Sea King’s Second Bride (poetry) CSE Cooney
The Man Who Bridged the Mist
Kij Johnson Hugo Winner - Novella
I thought this was perhaps one of the best selections to date. I enjoyed nearly all the stories with the exception of a couple: The Cartographer Wasps and Anarchist Bees and The Ice Owl. I was so-so about What We Found.
My favorites include:
The Paper Menagerie
The Migratory Pattern of Dancers
Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 recommended if you enjoy a variety of novel excerpts, novellas, novelettes and short stories.
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