Nebula Awards Showcase 2003
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Here is the ssential index of one year in SF and fantasy, full of winners and nominees of the prestigious Nebula Award. For groundbreaking works in the genre, the Nebula is perhaps the highest honor in the field-and a beacon for readers looking for the best quality science fiction and fantasy around.
happy now?” Louise says, “Of course I’m happy. But don’t you know what I mean? Being happy like that?” “Kind of,” Louise says. “Like when we were kids. You mean like Girl Scout camp.” “Yeah,” Louise says. “Like that. You would have to get rid of your ghost first. I don’t think ghosts are very hygienic. I could introduce you to a very nice man. A cellist. Maybe not the highest sperm count, but very nice.” “Which number is he?” Louise says. “I don’t want to prejudice you,” Louise says. “You
The ship flowed a tumbler of nutrient nano onto the bedside table. ~The fetus gains mass rapidly from now on.~ The stuff tasted like rusty nails. ~You’re doing fine.~ When the fetus turned upside down, it felt like he was trying out a gymnastic routine. But then he snuggled headfirst into her pelvis, and calmed down, probably because there wasn’t enough room left inside her for him to make large, flailing gestures like his father. Now she could feel electrical buzzes down her legs and inside her
and big-hearted, he is as delighted to discover and encourage new talent as he is quick to praise good work from established writers. Mike enlivens any party, one way or another (his style of flirting runs to invitations to mud wrestle). Some of my most memorable SF dinners have been spent with Mike and his wife, Carol. His literary range is astonishing, from raucous adventure to the bittersweet “Kirinyaga” stories, with their memorable characters trapped in an unworkable and quixotic
had heard about the river. “I didn’t know he was watching.” “Watching what?” “Me swimming.” “Then what?” Baffled, she said, “Then nothing.” “Nothing?” Incredulity crackled in his voice. “What did you promise him, Kamoj? What sweet words did you whisper to compromise his honor?” She couldn’t imagine any woman having the temerity to try compromising the huge, brooding Lionstar. “What are you talking about?” “You promised to marry him if he gave you what you wanted, didn’t you?” “What?” His
Copyright © Terry Bisson, 2003. “Contemporary Fantasy” by Andy Duncan. Copyright © Andy Duncan, 2002. “Traditional Fantasy” by Mindy L. Klasky. Copyright © Mindy L. Klasky, 2003. “Dark Fantasy” by Ellen Datlow. Copyright © Ellen Datlow, 2002. “Alternate History” by Harry Turtledove. Copyright © Harry Turtledove, 2003. “Film and Television” by Michael Cassutt. Copyright © St. Croix Productions, Inc., 2003. Excerpt from The Quantum Rose by Catherine Asaro. Originally published in Analog,