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The Best of the Nebulas (Nebula Awards)

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The Nebula - the most prestigious award in the science fiction field - is presented each year by science fiction authors to their colleagues for the best work in that year.The Nebula Award has been given for twenty-five years. To honor its silver anniversary, Tor is proud to present The Best of the Nebulas. Includes complete lists of twenty-five years of Nebula winners and ...more
Paperback, 593 pages
Published April 15th 1989 by Tor Books
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5.0 stars. This amazing collection gathers together the very best short ficiton from 1965 to 1985. All of the stories are considered classics (rightfully so in most cases). I am going to be reading through the entire anthology (re-reading the storis that I have already read in addition to the ones I have never experienced) and will review each story as I finish them.

"The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth" by Roger Zelazny (4.0 stars). One of Zelazny's most famous stories, this is a beau
Richard M. Sala
¡Arrepiéntete, Arlequín! dijo el señor TicTac 5.0/5.0
Pasajeros 3.5/5.0
He aquí el hombre 3.0/5.0
Cuando las cosas cambiaron 2.5/5.0
Amor es el plan, el plan es la muerte 5.0/5.0
El día anterior a la revolución 4.5/5.0
La persistencia de la visión 4.0/5.0
Los reyes de la arena 4.0/5.0
Jeffty tiene cinco años 3.0/5.0

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Nov 26, 2016 Will rated it really liked it
Recommended to Will by: JK
Shelves: short-stories, sff
It took me four months to get through this but there are some really good stories in here.
Jun 28, 2011 John rated it really liked it
I've read all of these stories before, but not since I was 13, so it was almost like reading them for the first time. I want to start by getting some of the major disappointments out of the way. These are some writers who I used to love as a kid but found unpalatable as an adult:
Zelazny - His two stories I could only bear for a couple of pages before giving up because I found them so unengaging. I wonder if I would think the same of the Amber series or Lord of Light if I reread them today.
Jul 27, 2016 Marie rated it liked it
Some of these stories were true gems. Particularly the stories by Samuel Delaney and James Tiptree, Jr. Lots of "Wow" in both of those.

Lots of horrifying sexism and racism in other stories, and even some well-meaning tone-deafness in Editors' Forwards.

I was a little annoyed that over half of the book, ostensibly an overview of the best of the Nebulas from 1965-1985, is pre-1970. I suppose it's easier to accept earlier works as masterpieces - less controversial, perhaps.

Harlan Ellison's long, po
May 03, 2015 Corinne rated it liked it
21 Novellas, Novelettes & Short-stories (listed in the Goodreads description) and included in the book.
There are 10 Novels that won but obviously they can't fit in the book, they are:
- Dune by Frank Herbert 1965
- Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes 1966
- The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin 1969
- Ringworld by Larry Niven 1970
- Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke 1973
- The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin 1974
- The Forever War by Joe Haldeman 1975
- Gateway Frederik Phol 1977
Nik Bramblett
Sep 24, 2012 Nik Bramblett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice collection of short stories and novellas ("novelettes," they call them)... keep in mind, of course, that the genre has evolved a LOT in the last 30-40 years, so some of this, stylistically, is a bit dated. Interestingly, a lot of the concepts that are explored (I imagine this has something to do with how they've been award-winning) are still just as apropos as ever.
May 22, 2012 Elisabeth rated it really liked it
I haven't finished it; had to return it with two or three stories left to go. It is a spectacular collection, many great stories, some kind of horrific stories, great writers. Essential for any sci fi fan.
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