Vernor Vinge. The Cookie Monster. Dixie Mae is pleased with her new job with a hi-tech company. However, a strange e-mail jolts her out of this situation. Something very strange is going on. Very strange. Dixie Mae and her colleagues set out to solve the mystery. It transpires that Dixie Mae is in fact an [...]
Stories by : C.N. Gloeckner, Donald Noakes, Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth, Gordon Eklund, Isaac Asimov, Jack C. Haldeman, James Tipree Jr, Larry Niven, Phyllis Maclennan, R.A. Lafferty, Robert L. Davis, Robert Silverberg, Thomas N. Scortia, Vernor Vinge, William Rotsler.
Stories by : Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross, David D. Levine, George Saunders, Howard Waldrop, James Patrick Kelly, Jeffrey Ford, Lucius Shepard, Michael Swanwick, Neil Gaiman, Paolo Bacigalupi, Stephen Baxter, Susan Mosser, Ursula K. Le Guin, Vernor Vinge.
Stories by : Albert E Cowdrey, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Brendan Dubois, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Christopher Rowe, Colin P. Davies, Daniel Abraham, David Moles, Eleanor Arnason, James Patrick Kelly, James. L. Cambias, Kage Baker, M. John Harrison, Mary Rosenblum, Michael F. Flynn, Nancy Kress, Paolo Bacigalupi, Pat Murphy, Paul Di Filippo, Paul Melko, Peter F. Hamilton, Robert Reed, Stephen Baxter, Terry Bisson, Vandana Singh, Vernor Vinge, Walter Jon Williams, William Sanders.
Stories by : Charles Stross, Dominic Green, Geoff Ryman, Geoffrey A. Landis, Harry Turtledove, Howard Waldrop, Jack Skillingstead, James Van Pelt, John C. Wright, John Kessel, John Varley, Judith Moffett, Kage Baker, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, M. Shayne Bell, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Nick DiChario, Paolo Bacigalupi, Paul Di Filippo, Paul Melko, Robert Reed, Steven Popkes, Terry Bisson, Terry Dowling, Vernor Vinge, Walter Jon Williams, William Barton, William Shunn.
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.
Stories by : Fritz Leiber, Joan D. Vinge and Vernor Vinge, Barrington J. Bayley, Lisa Tuttle and George R.R. Martin, Brian M. Stableford, Michael Bishop, P.J. Plauger, Stephen Robinett, John Brunner, Richard Cowper.
Goat Song. Poul Anderson. Originally in : Fantasy & Science FIction, Far future in which mankind is controlled/governed by SUM, an AI. SUM offers life after death, but the protagonist, grief-stricken after the death of his love, petitions the Dark Queen, the representative of SUM on Earth, to recreate her. (Follows in many respects the [...]
I am holding off on reading this volume, which I managed to get a copy of in 2002 on eBay. For the moment, here are the contents, and some story summaries for those stories read in other volumes.