With a lovely cover design by Grace M. Conti-Zilsberger, and illustration by Julie Dillon, this fat beauty has a lot of excellent fiction. And poems. And non-fiction.
A handsome book with some excellent, average and so-so SF that is going to sit nicely against the 44 previous volumes on my groaning bookshelves.
A great book – full of the fiction which the SFWA honoured
Even with three of the really good stories of 2007/2008 instead of the three chosen, there wouldn’t be whole lot of bang for your buck if it’s just a read of good SF that you’re after.
If you likes your SF to be SF (and if you’re a guy of a certain age), or if you know one such guy and want to buy him a book, the Hugo Awards would be a great choice.
The latest volume in the handsome Nebula Award series is in the extremely capable hands of Ellen Datlow, and a publisher who knows how to present a book to extremely good effect.
There’s a lot in here, as usual, with the Kelly story giving lots of SF bang-for-buck : if you haven’t read ‘Burn’ yet, then this is your chance so to do, and get some other high quality reading, and the professional writer’s take on what the 3 years leading up to 2008 meant to them.
As with recent issues, a handsome book to mark the Nebulas, although the stories themselves aren’t going to echo down the SF Hall of Fame in generations to come.
Jack Dann picks up the editorial reins from Vonda N. McIntyre in the Nebula Awards Showcase series. There’s a lot of high quality fiction in this volume, and the only real beef is that the stories are from 2002, which means that in a number of cases you are reading stories which appeared in the Year’s Best anthologies two years ago.