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Nebula Award Winning Novellas

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The Nebula Award is given annually by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

This volume includes:

Ill Met in Lankhmar by Fritz Lieber
A Meeting with Medusa by Arthur C. Clarke
Home is the Hangman by Roger Zelazny
The Persistence of Vision by John Varley
Enemy Mine by Barry B. Longyear
The Saturn Game by Poul Anderson
Hardfought by Greg Bear
Sailing to Byzantium by Rob
Paperback, 590 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Barnes Noble Books
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Nov 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Unlike a few anthologies, this one was well-balanced in regard to story quality. Not surprising based on the title. :-)
I had read a few of these before but they were worth my time to revisit. I picked this up because "A Meeting with Medusa" is a prequel to a current book written by Baxter and Reynolds called "The Medusa Chronicles" (reviewed later) and also for the fact that these are all award-winning novellas. My favorites were "The Last of the Winnebagos" and "The Persistence of Vision".
Mar 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
What a milestone...

I've completed this anthology after at least 6 years of having it lying around! So many life events happened as I chipped away at this.

They're all pretty good and varied, but The Persistence of Vision by John Varley is one of the most incredible stories ever. It will effect ALL your senses while reading it... that's all I should say.
Jul 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
These stories are all five-star personal favorites within this collection:
"A Meeting with Medusa" by Arthur C. Clarke,
"Home is the Hangman" by Roger Zelazny,
"The Persistence of Vision" by John Varley,
and most especially:
"The Last of the Winnebagos" by Connie Willis, which just gets to me on so many levels: anti-authority, melancholy, photographer, dog-lover.
Aug 06, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-finds, sci-fi
I enjoyed this collection of novella. Definitely good way to view different writing styles. They were all thought provoking. The only one I struggled with was the persistence of vision. Though that may be more my worldview. Not the writing style.
Sep 02, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
I thought Frits Leiber's "Ill Met in Lankhmar" and Lois McMaster Bujold's "The Mountains of Mourning" were the strongest stories.
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Martin Harry Greenberg was an American academic and speculative fiction anthologist. In all, he compiled 1,298 anthologies and commissioned over 8,200 original short stories. He founded Tekno Books, a packager of more than 2000 published books. In addition, he was a co-founder of the Sci-Fi Channel.

For the 1950s anthologist and publisher of Gnome Press, see Martin Greenberg.

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