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Book Title: Nebula Awards Showcase 2007|
The author of the book: Mike Resnick
Format files: PDF
ISBN 13: 9780451461346
The size of the: 4.74 MB
Edition: Roc Trade
Date of issue: March 6th 2007
Read full description of the books Nebula Awards Showcase 2007:this was so-so. i enjoyed quite a bit of it, but was REALLY let down by the end, and when the that's the feeling you're left with when you walk away...well, that's the feeling you're left with.
i really enjoyed the articles/op-eds on the "state of sci-fi" especially the one by jack mcdevitt.
the stories i did like were "the end of the world as we know it" by dale bailey (which i'd just read in Wastelands Stories of the Apocalypse), "identity theft" by robert j. sawyer, and "men are trouble" by james patrick kelly. i was also quite taken by the excerpt from Camouflageby joe haldeman, and have added that to my "to read" list. the two poems were also quite good, and i don't really go in for poetry that often, especially modern poetry.
i didn't like the overly fantasy-y stories, because i'm not huge on fantasy. just...meh.
and i HATED "still life with boobs." i cannot even believe how much i loathe it. i mean, a NEBULA nomination?!?! really? all i could picture was a bunch of d&d playing, mountain dew drinking, sci-fi nerds in their basements being all excited about this because it mentioned BOOBS. i could see a story like this in the erotica anthologies i used to read, but i really expected better. i mean, in the broadest sense, yes, the story is science fiction in that it could not happen in today's reality. but still.
and i was super disappointed with the end of the anthology, because it closed with a story that was NOT sci-fi. the editor explained his decision in the preamble to the story, but it still annoyed the beejeesus out of me. yeah, it's your book so you can do whatever you want, but it's a sci-fi anthology, so you should really just stick to the sci-fi and not include some hollywood schtick because it's your fave story evar. i understand wanting to share that story with others, but just tell us about the story and where we can find it if we want to, don't put it in your anthology that is on an unrelated topic!
Read information about the authorMichael "Mike" Diamond Resnick, better known by his published name Mike Resnick, is a popular and prolific American science fiction author. He is, according to Locus, the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short science fiction. He is the winner of five Hugos, a Nebula, and other major awards in the United States, France, Spain, Japan, Croatia and Poland. and has been short-listed for major awards in England, Italy and Australia. He is the author of 68 novels, over 250 stories, and 2 screenplays, and is the editor of 41 anthologies. His work has been translated into 25 languages. He is the Guest of Honor at the 2012 Worldcon and can be found online as @ResnickMike on Twitter or at www.mikeresnick.com.
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