Nebula Awards Showcase 2008

This annual culture from the technology Fiction and delusion Writers of the US collects the easiest of the year's tales, in addition to essays and remark at the present kingdom of the style and predictions for destiny technology fiction and fable motion pictures, paintings, and extra.

This year's award-winning authors contain Jack McDevitt, James Patrick Kelly, Peter S. Beagle, Elizabeth Hand, and extra. The anthology additionally positive factors essays from celebrated technology fiction authors Orson Scott Card and Mike Resnick.

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