Though interesting and fun to see what is contained inside
this volume, there is no question that this anthology is
for science fiction diehards.
The collection includes the 2001 winners of the Nebulas in
four basic categories: Best Novel (an extract from The
Quantum Rose by Catherine Asaro); Best Novella (The
Ultimate Earth by Jack Williamson); Best Novelette
(Louise's Ghost by Kelly Link); and Best Short Story
(The Cure for Everything by Severna Park).
Additionally two runner-ups (Best Short Story: The
Elephants on Neptune by Mike Resnick; and Best
Novelette: Undone by James Patrick Kelly). A fifth
category, Best Script lists the winners.
The five categories are clearly defined with the four print
ones based on number of words. Other information about the
awards including a complete list of nominees makes for an
entertaining time for those who appreciate the vastness of
Here is the essential index of one year in SF and fantasy,
full of winners and nominees of the prestigious Nebula
Award. For groundbreaking works in the genre, the Nebula is
perhaps the highest honor in the field-and a beacon for
readers looking for the best quality science fiction and