cover image Nebula Awards Showcase 2012

Nebula Awards Showcase 2012

Edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel. Pyr, $17.95 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-1-61614-619-1

From the cover by Nebula-winning artist Michael Whelan to the very last page, this remarkable anthology is filled with the very best of the SF and fantasy published in 2010. In addition to republishing or excerpting many winners and a few finalists from the 2010 Nebulas, Kelly and Kessel (Kafkaesque) have thoughtfully included selections from a few other speculative fiction awards, such as “In the Astronaut Asylum” by Kendall Evans and Samantha Henderson, which won the Rhysling Award for long-form poetry, and a snippet of Terry Pratchett’s I Shall Wear Midnight, winner of the Andre Norton Award for children’s and young adult SF/F. Readers will savor the writing of such well-known authors as Connie Willis (excerpts from Blackout and All Clear) and Kij Johnson (“Ponies”) as well as relative newcomers like Amal El-Mohtar (“The Green Book”) and Rachel Swirsky (“The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen’s Window”); all the inclusions are outstanding works of fiction. (May)