Nebula Awards Showcase 2009

By Ellen Datlow

Michael Chabon, Michael Moorcock, Karen pleasure Fowler, and extra: ?The pulse of contemporary technological know-how fiction.?(New York instances booklet Review)

This annual culture from the technological know-how Fiction and fable Writers of the United States collects the easiest of the year?s tales, in addition to essays and statement at the present nation of the style and predictions of destiny technological know-how fiction and delusion motion pictures, artwork, and more.

This year?s award-winning authors comprise Michael Chabon, Karen pleasure Fowler, Ted Chiang, and Nancy Kress, plus 2008 Grand grasp Michael Moorcock.

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