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The New Hugo Winners, Vol. 2 1986-1988 (The Hugo Winners)

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An engrossing collection of short stories, novellas, and novelettes that have been recipients of the Hugo Award between 1986-1988.


• Greg Bear. Tangents. 1986
An old mathematician and a young boy contact the fourth dimension, with music.
• Roger Zelazny. Permafrost. 1986
• Roger Zelazny. 24 Views of Mount Fuji, by Hokusai. 1985
• Harlan Ellison. Paladin of the Lost
Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 1st 1991 by baen (first published October 1990)
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Dec 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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The notion of getting Isaac Asimov to introduce these collections must have seemed like a no-brainer: extra kudos and sales! But I'm sure Baen didn't predict an introduction like the one they got here, which is (whatever else it is) pretty entertaining. In summary, Asimov pretty much says 'I haven't read any SF for twenty years. Apparently this modern stuff is very literary and all, but personally I just like the kind of thing we used to write back in the day. Anyway, here are some stories that ...more
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
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In his final association with the Hugo Winners Series, Isaac Asimov presented the 1986-88 winners for best novella, novelette and short story by writing a short essay about the four periods of science fiction writing. According to the master,the 1960s ushered in a period of shifting emphasis towards character development, sex, violence and fantasy worlds not necessarily based upon scientifi9c principles. It was too much for him so he started writing other books and strove to publish one book in ...more
Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
I stumbled across a copy of this in the free books bin. I was hoping it was Volume 3, though, so I tossed it back. This one has a rather odd introduction: it's basically Isaac Asimov saying the SF stories that readers vote for are too highbrow/literary/vulgar for him, so ... he really has nothing to say, so go read the stories.
Tom Gau
Feb 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
great collection of sci-fi short stories.

Harlan Ellison's Paladin of the Lost Hour is a classic. One of Ellison's best stories.

Robert Silverberg's Gilgamesh in the Outback is wonderful. His writing flows off the page. A real pleasure to read.

My favorite short was Why I Left The All-Night Hamburger Place. Great story about interdimensional travelers. Like a great Twilight Zone episode.
Steve Carroll
Jan 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
slightly less impressive crop than the last volume. this covers all the hugo winning short fiction from '86,'87, and '88. The standouts for me were definitely Ellison's "Paladin of the lost hour", and "Tangents" by Greg Bear.
Michael B Tager
Sep 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
So good. If you like sci-fi, this is a must read. Amazing short stories and novellas from a bunch of great authors (Silverberg, Ellison, leGuin, Card before he became crazy). Every one is worth reading!
Bruno Silva
Oct 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Muito bom com histórias interessantes de autores que ainda não tinha lido como Roger Zelazny, Orson Scott-Card e outros. Vale muito a pena ler
Jul 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Good book. It's a great way to pass a few days reading. Just skip the first story in the book (or, you know, have more patience than I did with it). Good stuff.
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Jun 04, 2012 marked it as to-read
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7/6/92. No library.
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