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Introduction

Since 1953 the World Science Fiction Convention (worldcon) has presented the Science Fiction Achievement Award, informally called the Hugo. It is named after Hugo Gernsack, a writer, editor, and publisher, who is considered one of the founders of science fiction. Inspired by the Academy Awards, the Hugo has been a regular part of the annual convention since 1955.

Awards are made in a number of classes and are split between professional and fan achievements. Seven awards were made in 1953 including citations for illustrators, "#1 fan personality," and fiction. In recent years the number has varied, but usually there are at least twelve awards.

Nominations are solicited from members registered for the current and previous year's worldcons. Winners are selected by ballots distributed to members of the upcoming worldcon. Special awards are determined by worldcon committees. Some recent categories are professional artist, fan artist, professional editor, semi-professional magazine, fanzine or amateur publication, fan writer, and dramatic presentation.

The most scrupulous attention is paid to the area of fiction. In the fifties, there were regular awards for novels with occasional citations for short stories and novelettes. Short stories and novelettes were later amalgamated under the general heading of "short fiction." Since the seventies, fiction has been honored in four categories: novel, novella (17,500 to 40,000 words), novelette (7,500 to 17,500 words), and short story (fewer than 7,500 words).

This minibibliography lists the fiction winners available from NLS. Because most of the titles are short fiction contained in anthologies, the minibibliography is divided into two parts. In part one the winners are listed in chronological order. For novels and short fiction published in separate volumes, the complete entry is given, including annotation. For shorter pieces published in anthologies, only the citation is given. Part two contains the complete entries for the anthologies.

1953

Novel: The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester

In the future, murderers are not executed or imprisoned. They undergo a personality demolition and reconstruction. Interplanetary tycoon Ben Reich, subconsciously driven to murder his father, tries to escape this fate and is pursued over a futuristic wasteland by a telepathic policeman. At the same time, Reich is haunted by dreams of a man with no face, the symbol of his evil deed. Winner of the first Hugo award in 1953. Some strong language. 1953

Novelette: The Darfsteller by Walter M. Miller Jr.

RC 37844

Short Story: Allamagoosa by Eric Frank Russell

RC 19194

1956

Novel: Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein

An unemployed actor in the year 2100 takes a drink from a space pilot and finds himself shanghaied to Mars for the most important and dangerous role of his career. He is coerced into impersonating a prominent and controversial public figure. 1956

RD 13118

BRA 7969

Short Story: The Star by Arthur C. Clarke

RC 14669

1959

Novelette: The Big Front Yard by Clifford Simak

RC 12663

RC 18342

Short Story: The Hell-bound Train by Robert Bloch

RD 11792

1960

Novel: Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

Thousands of years in the future, a young man joins mobile infantry and fights in an interplanetary war against insect-like aliens. 1959

RC 17818

Short Fiction [short story]: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

RC 33245

BRA 7751

[Expanded version]: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

The diary of Charly, a mentally retarded janitor, who after experimental medical treatment finds himself growing more and more intelligent. A novel expanded from a short story of the same name; basis of the movie Charly. 1970

RC 33245

BR 333

1961

Novel: A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller

The theme of this futuristic novel, set in a monastery after the destruction of the present civilization, is the church's role as preserver of wisdom and spiritual life. 1960

RC 32968

BR 8614

Short Story: The Longest Voyage by Poul Anderson

RC 42174

BRA 14784

1962

Novel: Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

Valentine Michael Smith was born on Mars and educated to its ways. A young nurse kidnaps him from a hospital after his arrival on Earth and ensures that he is protected from exploitation by scientists, politicians, and newsmen. A mixture of fantasy, satire, and social criticism. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1961

RC 12651

BR 1156

1964

Novel: Way Station by Clifford D. Simak

Enoch Wallace looks like any other man on Earth; although he is more than one hundred years old, he shows no signs of aging. As keeper of the Way Station, he is the only human allowed to communicate with intergalactic beings. 1963

RC 11769

BR 3570

1966

Novel: Dune by Frank Herbert

In this novel with sociological and religious overtones, an exile with psychic powers becomes the prophet of the savage people on the planet Dune. 1975

RC 8029

BR 10276

Short Fiction: "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman by Harlan Ellison

BR 349

1967

Novel: The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein

Luna is a twenty-first-century penal colony but, since no one can stand Earth gravity after being on the moon for a few weeks, all who are sent there must stay. When the liberated people rise against the authority, they receive unexpected help from a computer with a personality. 1966

RC 25524

BRA 1287

1968

Novel: Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny

Long after the death of the Earth, a band of men on a colony-planet gain technological control and grant themselves immortality and god-like powers. 1971

RC 7827

Novella: Weyr Search by Anne McCaffrey

BR 1026

Novelette: Gonna Roll the Bones by Fritz Leiber

RC 16836

BR 1026

1969

Novel: Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner

Follows the careers of Norman Niblock House, a young Afram working with a megabrain computer, and of Donald, a mild student, who has been programmed as an assassin. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1968

RD 9871

1970

Novel: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

Confused and afraid, a lone human becomes the pawn in an intrigue on Gethen, a planet inhabited by creatures of one sex. 1969

RC 43166

RD 9039

1971

Novel: Ringworld by Larry Niven

A motley band of humans and aliens is sent from known space to unlock the mysteries of a vast, ring-shaped world built around a distant sun by a defunct civilization. Nebula Award Winner. 1970

RC 17418

1972

Novel: To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip Jose Farmer

In the first book of the Riverworld series, people from all centuries and countries are reborn on the banks of a river millions of miles long. The nineteenth-century adventurer, Sir Richard Burton, leads a group of historical figures in a search to explain their baffling new existence. Followed by The Fabulous Riverboat (RC 23297, BR 1786). 1971

RC 23296

BR 6390

Novella: The Queen of Air and Darkness by Poul Anderson

RC 19286

RD 9315

BRA 14784

1973

Novel: The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov

In the twenty-first century Frederick Hallam discovers the electron pump that delivers a ceaseless flow of energy from another universe. It soon becomes evident that this is a one-way ticket to cosmic disaster. 1972

RC 10913

BR 1860

Novella: The Word for World Is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin

Describes the revolt of a tranquil race of Athsheans who live in a forest world on a distant planet and are threatened by the arrival of Earthmen. Strong language. 1972

BR 3464

1974

Novel: Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

A gigantic alien space ship passes briefly through the solar system on its way to an unknown destination. The exploration of the ship christened Rama by its human discoverers poses many questions. 1973

RC 34890

Novelette: The Deathbird by Harlan Ellison

RC 8891

Short Story: The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin

RC 9198

1975

Novel: The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia by Ursula K. Le Guin

A brilliant but naive physicist attempts to open interplanetary relations between two disparate societies, but neither shares his idealism. For high school and older readers. 1974

RC 30415

RD 8140

BRA 17244

Novelette: Adrift Just off the Islets of Langerhans: Latitude 38 degrees, 54 minutes North, Longitude 77 degrees, 00 minutes, 13 seconds West by Harlan Ellison

RC 8891

1976

Novel: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

Humans engage in deadly conflict with the Taurans, a brilliant enemy. The troops age by only months as the centuries zip by, and Earth becomes less recognizable with each return visit. Strong language. 1974

RD 8194

Novella: Home Is the Hangman by Roger Zelazny

RC 18342

RC 31799

1977

Novel: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm

A venerable Shenandoah Valley family manages to withstand the war and pestilence that destroy the rest of the earth. Doomed by sterility, they turn to cloning to preserve their species. 1976

RC 35968

BRA 15990

Novella: Houston, Houston, Do You Read? by James Tiptree Jr.

RC 14302

Short Story: Tricentennial by Joe Haldeman

RC 15060

BRA 16782

BRA 17042

1978

Novel: Gateway by Frederik Pohl

Tale combining mystery and adventure centers on a wealthy successful space prospector and his psychoanalyst, a computer. Some strong language. 1977

RC 12683

BR 3582

BR 3869

Novelette: Eyes of Amber by Joan Vinge

RC 18342

1979

Novel: Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre

Snake, sent on her first mission from the colony of healers where she was raised, loses her "dreamsnake," a telepathic creature of alien origin that soothes patients and makes healing possible. She is pursued in her travels by Arevin, a young man who has loved her since he witnessed her heal a dying child. 1978

RC 12246

1980

Novel: The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke

A novel that brings together the past and future, revealing the aspirations of two dreamers--a tyrannical second-century prince and an engineer of the twenty-second century. 1979

RC 12962

1981

Novel: The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge

Arienrhod, the ancient but beautiful Winter Queen of the planet Tiamant, creates a secret clone of herself. She seeks to ensure her survival through the harsh 150-year summer when the technologically advanced offworlders will abandon the planet, letting her artificially maintained life come to an end. 1981

RD 20257

1983

Novel: Foundation's Edge by Isaac Asimov

The First Foundation, located on the planet Terminus, continues to implement the Seldon Plan for restoration of the galactic empire. However, councilman Golan Trevize notices that the plan is working too smoothly, and he suspects an unknown group of mind controllers to be at work for mysterious purposes. Sequel to Second Foundation (BRA 11768, RC 10610) . Bestseller. 1982

RC 18682

FD 18682

BRA 18012

1984

Novel: Startide Rising by David Brin

Armadas of alien races clash in space to claim a Terran exploration vessel manned by a crew of humans and dolphins and bearing one of the most important secrets in galactic history. Nebula Award Winner. 1983

RC 23715

Novelette: Blood Music by Greg Bear

RC 24392

1986

Novel: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

In a future Earth engaged in an interstellar war against insectoid aliens, six-year-old Ender Wiggin is chosen to be trained as the military genius who will carry his people to victory. Along with his brother Peter and his sister Valentine, he not only brings the conflict to an end, but also affects the evolution of human society. Strong language. 1985

RC 22934

Novella: Twenty-four Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai by Roger Zelazny

RC 31090

BR 8132

1987

Novel: Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania discover a species of intelligent life whose puzzling, brutal customs threaten to trigger a second war. Ender Wiggin, hero and scapegoat in the last war, seeks a chance to redeem his own and humanity's greatest crime, the failure to understand. Sequel to Ender's Game (RC 22934). 1986

RC 24421

Novelette: Permafrost by Roger Zelazny

RC 31090

BR 8132

Short Story: Tangents by Greg Bear

BR 7099

1988

Novel: Uplift War by David Brin

Intergalactic warfare threatens when a brutal alien race invades the planet Garth where human beings and sapient chimps are working to restore the dying planet. 1987

RC 27254

Novelette: Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight by Ursula K. Le Guin

RC 33374

BR 7643

BR 8711

1989

Novel: Cyteen by C.J. Cherryh

A science fiction novel of political intrigue that tackles a variety of social and ethical issues. The brilliant and ruthless scientist Ariane Emory, whose laboratories have developed a process of rejuvenating and replicating people, is the real power on the planet Cyteen. When she is murdered, her relatives have her replicated in what they hope is a less volatile form. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1988

RC 29083

Novella: The Last of the Winnebagos by Connie Willis

RC 39796

Short Story: Kirinyaga by Mike Resnick

RC 36416

1990

Novel: Hyperion by Dan Simmons

On Hyperion, home of the Hegemony, also dwells the Shrike, a creature who lives in the Valley of the Time Tombs. Seven people who have suffered at the hands of the Shrike go to Hyperion to confront the beast and to uncover the Time Tombs' secrets. But a battle brews on Hyperion between the Hegemony and their enemy, the Ousters. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Prequel to The Fall of Hyperion (RC 33584, BR 8684) . 1989

RC 33583

BR 8683

Novella: The Mountains of Mourning by Lois McMaster Bujold

RC 36552

1991

Novel: Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold

Miles Vorkosigan, son of Lord Vorkosigan of the planet Barrayar, hasn't lost his knack for getting into trouble and embarrassing his family. Nevertheless, despite his physical disabilities, he graduates from the Imperial Academy, hoping for space duty. He is assigned to an arctic weather station instead. Even here he finds trouble, and he is reassigned across the galaxy for more unexpected adventures. 1993

BR 10544

Novella: The Hemingway Hoax by Joe Haldeman

RC 39521

Short Story: Bears Discover Fire by Terry Bisson

RC 38953

RC 39521

1992

Novel: Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold

Cordelia Naismith, former commander with the Beta Expeditionary Force, is now the wife of Lord Aral Vorkosigan of the planet Barrayar. When her husband becomes regent, her quiet life as a devoted wife and expectant mother is threatened by a bloody civil war--a conflict that will have far-reaching effects on her adopted world and on the life of her unborn son. 1992

BR 9534

1993 Tie

Novel: A Fire upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

Space is divided into zones of intelligence from the Unthinking Depths to the Slow Zone, where Earth resides, to the Beyond, and finally to the Transcend, where the inhabitants are intelligent but survive for only a brief time. When a colony within the Beyond releases a predator, known as the Blight, all zones are endangered. One ship escapes to the Unthinking Depths, but when it lands, the only survivors are two children. Violence and strong language. 1992.

RC 35758

Novel: Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

Kivrin, a young, twenty-first-century history student, travels back in time on assignment to fourteenth-century Oxford. But something goes wrong, and she is stranded in the Middle Ages right at the outbreak of the bubonic plague. As her modern mentor struggles to rescue her, Kivrin must come to terms with life and death in an age of superstition, fear, and suffering. Winner of the 1992 Nebula award. 1992

RC 36888

Short Story: Even the Queen by Connie Willis

RC 39267

RC 39796

1994

Novel: Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

At the beginning of the twenty-second century, the face of Mars is changing as efforts to terraform make the planet more liveable for human colonizers. But the people of Mars are a diverse and passionate lot ranging from the radical, environmental Reds to recent immigrants from Earth, all of whom must manage to put aside their differences to attain planetary independence. Sequel to Red Mars (RC 36318). Some strong language. 1994

RC 42050

Novelette: Georgia on my Mind by Charles Sheffield

RC 41666

1995

Novel: Mirror Dance: A Vorkosigan Adventure by Lois McMaster Bujold

In this sequel to Brothers in Arms (BR 10666), Miles Vorkosigan discovers that his clone-brother and rival, Mark, has impersonated Admiral Naismith and led a raid on planet Jackson's Whole. When the mission goes awry, Miles is killed and put in cryogenic suspension. Mark revives his brother's body, then falls victim to an old foe. 1994

BR 10665

1996

Novel: The Diamond Age by Neale Stephenson

Mid-twenty-first-century Shanghai is home to myriad social tribes, including a neo-Victorian upper class that maintains its power through information technology. When young Nell gets a stolen educational computer designed by a neo-Victorian engineer, she is introduced to a magical realm and goes on a quest that will have far-reaching effects for her own life and the future of her world. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1996

RC 41956

1997

Novel: Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

In this sequel to Green Mars (RC 42050) , the red planet has become green with seas and settlements, while Earth is in peril. Settlers on Mars are drawn into a fierce struggle between the Reds, who want to preserve Mars as desert, and the Green terraformers, who want to cultivate it. The battle plunges Mars into an ice age and threatens Earth's future. 1996.

RC 43603

Anthologies of Short Fiction

Braille

Nebula Award Stories, 1965 edited by Damon Knight

Eight short stories that the Science Fiction Writers of America have recognized with the Nebula Award. 1966

BR 349

Nebula Award Stories Three

The best science fiction stories of 1967, selected by the Science Fiction Writers of America. 1968

BR 1026

Mathenauts: Tales of Mathematical Wonder by Rudolf von Bitter Rucker

An anthology of twenty science-fiction stories about the weird and wonderful ramifications of mathematics. Stories include Isaac Asimov's Feeling of Power, in which he reinvents elementary school arithmetic, and Norman Kagan's Mathenauts, where explorers go to mathematical space instead of outer space. 1987

BR 7099

The Year's Best Science Fiction, Fifth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois

A twenty-eight-story anthology. Includes a tale of far-future humans who have lost contact with simple human feelings and needs, by Walter Williams; a people-animal fairy tale, by Ursula K. Le Guin; and Earth as a dumping ground for unwanted insubstantial aliens, by Pat Cadigan. Some strong language. 1988

BR 7643

Frost and Fire by Roger Zelazny

A combination of fact and fiction from prize-winning author Zelazny, including a discussion of how and why he writes fantasy and science fiction. Includes the Hugo award-winning stories Twenty-four Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai and Permafrost; the comic Dayblood; the mocking LOKI 7281; and others. Some strong language. 1989

BR 8132

The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: A 40th Anniversary Anthology edited by Edward L. Ferman

Collection of stories by contemporary science fiction and fantasy authors that tell about a feline detective, conceited aliens, a science project gone awry, misdirected interdimensional missles, plaited moonbeams, backwoods horror, religion in a box, miniature soldiers, the Spanish Armada revisited, ingrown toenails, and counterspells. Strong language. 1989

BR 8711

The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: Ninth Series edited by Robert P. Mills

Sixteen imaginative stories of other worlds and dimensions. 1962

BRA 7751

The Many Worlds of Poul Anderson by Poul Anderson

Ten stories and articles ranging from a slapstick comedy with a tribe of alien teddy bears who play cowboys and Indians to a tale of humans and other beings attempting to stave off radioactive doom. 1974

BRA 14784

Infinite Dreams by Joe Haldeman

Thirteen tales including stories about an ancient gypsy crone who puts a curse on all mankind and a cranky Martian Jew who takes on the largest corporation in the galaxy. 1978

BRA 16782

Nebula Winners Twelve edited by Gordon R. Dickson

The best short science fiction as selected by the Science Fiction Writers of America. Includes stories from such award winners as Charles L. Grant, Isaac Asimov, and James Tiptree Jr., and two nonfiction pieces by Algirdas Budrys and James Gunn. 1978

BRA 17042

Cassette

Deathbird Stories: A Pantheon of Modern Gods by Harlan Ellison

Sophisticated stories that blend fantasy and science fiction in social commentary. The stories introduce the new gods--the god of rock, the god of neon, the god of the freeway, the machine god, and others. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 1975

RC 8891

The Wind's Twelve Quarters: Short Stories by Ursula K. Le Guin

Seventeen of the Nebula Award winner's best pieces. The stories range from fantasy to intriguing scientific possibilities, from medieval settings to the future. For high school and older readers. 1975

RC 9198

Aliens: Three Novellas edited by Ben Bova

Contains First Contact, a classic about first meetings between humans and aliens; The Big Front Yard, about a man whose house becomes the gateway to other worlds; and A Meeting with Medusa, which depicts alien landscapes and creatures a hundren thousand time larger than a whale. 1977

RC 12663

Nebula Winners Twelve edited by Gordon R. Dickson

The best short fiction as selected by the Science Fiction Writers of America. Includes such award winners as Charles L. Grant, Isaac Asimov, and James Tiptree, Jr., and two nonfiction pieces by Algirdas Budrys and James Gunn. 1978

RC 14302

Science Fiction for People Who Hate Science Fiction edited by Terry Carr

An anthology of short stories, some of them bleakly humorous, concerning journeys through space and time, alien creatures, strange mutations, and nuclear holocaust. 1968

RC 14669

Infinite Dreams by Joe Haldeman

Thirteen tales including stories about an ancient gypsy crone who puts a curse on all mankind and a cranky Martian Jew who takes on the largest corporation in the galaxy. 1978

RC 15060

The Best of Fritz Leiber by Fritz Leiber; with a special introduction by Poul Anderson

What Leiber considers his best, including the award-winning Gonna Roll the Bones, about a man who shoots craps with the devil; The Night He Cried, a humorous yarn about an alien investigator of human sexual behavior; Try and Change the Past, in which a man tries to postpone his death through time travel; and A Pail of Air, about a lone family attempting to survive on a frozen earth. 1974

RC 16836

Analog, Reader's Choice, edited by Stanley Schmidt

Eleven famous stories that appeared in Analog magazine between 1934 and 1977. Includes Old Faithful, about the last scientist of a dying race; Helen O'Loy, about a beautiful woman who is a robot; and Plus X, about an Earthman who uses a daring ploy to escape from an enemy planet. 1981

RC 18342

Analog's Lighter Side, edited by Stanley Schmidt

Thirteen humorous and whimsical tales that have appeared in Analog magazine over a fifty year period. Includes stories about a radioactive goose that lays golden eggs, invading aliens thwarted by earthly weather and human illogic, and the perils of taking inventory on a space ship. 1982

RC 19194

The Nebular Awards Number Nineteen, edited by Marta Randall

Presents the Nebula Award winners for 1983, as voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America. Includes the best novella, Hardfought by Greg Bear; the best short story, Peacemaker by Gardner Dozois; and the best novelette Blood Music by Greg Bear. Also includes the nominations Homefaring by Robert Silverberg and Slow Birds by Ian Watson. Some strong language. 1984

RC 24392

The Uplift War by David Brin

Intergalactic warfare threatens when a brutal alien race invades the planet Garth where human beings and sapient chimps are working to restore the dying planet. 1987

RC 27254

Angry Candy by Harlan Ellison

The short stories in this collection are a little like fairy tales for grownups. Many of the are grim and angry and were written in an attempt to deal with the death of the author's friends. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1988

RC 29333

Frost and Fire by Roger Zelazny

A combination of fact and fiction from prize-winning author Zelazny, including a discussion of how and why he writes fantasy and science fiction. Includes the Hugo award-winning stories Twenty-four Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai and Permafrost; the comic Dayblood; the mocking LOKI 7281; and others. Some strong language. 1989

RC 31090

Unicorn Variations by Roger Zelazny

Twenty-one short pieces, primarily fiction. The last chapter is the author's thoughts about science fiction after having watched the launch of the Apollo 14 manned flight to the moon. Some of the stories included are Home Is the Hangman, My Lady of the Diodes, A Hand Across the Galaxy, and Go Starless in the Night. Some descriptions of sex. 1983

RC 31799

The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: a 40th Anniversary Anthology, edited by Edward L. Ferman.

Collection of stories by contemporary science fiction and fantasy authors that tell about a feline detective, conceited aliens, a science project gone awry, misdirected interdimensional missiles, plaited moonbeams, backwoods horror, religion in a box, miniature soldiers, the Spanish Armada revisited, ingrown toenails, and counterspells. Strong language. 1989

RC 33374

Will the Last Person to Leave the Planet Please Shut Off the Sun? by Michael D. Resnick

A science fiction novelist finally tries short story writing and wins two Hugo Awards. In Kirinyaga, the 1989 Hugo winner, a witch doctor defends his killing of an infant. In Balance, asexual Susan Calvin, a robotics scientist, finds herself attracted to a human. In Beachcomber, one of Resnick's favorites, a robot programmed with enthusiasm gives up everything for a walk in the sand. 1992

RC 36416

Nebular Awards 25: SFWA's Choices for the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 1989, edited by Michael Bishop

Eleven works nominated for the 1989 Nebula Awards. Winning entries include The Mountains of Mourning by Lois McMaster Bujold, At the Rialto by Connie Willis, and Ripples in the Dirac Sea by Geoffrey A. Landis. An excerpt from the winning novel, The Healer's War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, is provided, as are essays, poetry, and movie reviews. Strong language and some violence. 1991

RC 36552

Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories, by Terry Bisson

Nineteen short stories. In the title story, which won the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Sturgeon Awards, bears have left winter hibernation behind and can be found along the interstate highways with torches in their paws. In England Underway, the island is slowly drifting toward the United States, and in Necronauts, a blind artist experiences death. Some strong language. 1993

RC 38953

Nebula Awards 28: SFWA's Choices for the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 1993, edited by James Morrow

Most stories struggle with the questions, "Is science good, or bad?" Even the Queen, by Connie Willis, addresses the issue of medical intervention. Lennon Spex, by Paul Di Filippo, features magic eyeglasses that allow one to see the connection between tendrils growing from people's heads and what the tendrils represent. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1994

RC 39267

The Nebula Awards 26: SFWA's Choices for the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 1992, edited by James Morrow

Nominees for the 1990 Nebula Awards. Winners are The Hemingway Hoax by Joe Haldeman, Tower of Babylon by Ted Chiang, and Bears Discover Fire by Terry Bisson. Nonfiction entries include tributes to Donald A. Wollheim and Lester del Rey, the Rhysling Award poetry winners, and reviews of the science fiction movies of 1990. Strong language, violence, and some descriptions of sex. 1992

RC 39521

Impossible Things by Connie Willis

Collections of eleven satirical and comic stories, most of which have the scientific rhetoric of science fiction stories. Ado discusses the dangers of censorship and well-meaning political correctness. Chance and Time Out are about time-crossed women, and Spice Pogrom is a tribute of old screwball comedy movies. Violence and strong language. 1993

RC 39796

Georgia on My Mind and Other Places by Charles Sheffield

Collections of fourteen science fiction stories covering a wide range of topics and settings. The title piece is the 1993 Nebula award-winning novelette about Charles Babbage's analytical engine of 1850, the forerunner of the modern computer. Other stories include Beyond the Golden Road, Humanity Test, Destroyer of Worlds, Millennium, The Fifteenth Station of the Cross, and Health Care System. 1995

RC 41666

Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction, edited by Gardner R. Dozois

Thirteen stories published between 1958 and 1991 by contemporary science fiction authors. Includes The Miracle Workers by Jack Vance, The Longest Voyage by Poul Anderson, On the Storm Planet by Cordwainer Smith, The Star Pit by Samuel R. Delany, and Souls by Joanna Russ. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 1994

RC 42174

Disc

The Many Worlds of Poul Anderson by Poul Anderson

Ten stories and articles ranging from a slapstick comedy with a tribe of alien teddy bears who play cowboys and Indians to a tale of humans and other beings attempting to stave off radioactive doom. 1974

RD 9315

Midnight Specials: An Anthology for Train Buffs and Suspense Aficionados, edited by Bill Pronzini

Stories of adventure, intrigue, and suspense from the early days of railroading through the present and into the future. Includes such authors as Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Ellery Queen, and Robert Bloch. 1977

RD 11792

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