Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Best of the Nebulas - Ben Bova

A collection that is taken from the list of Nebula winners between 1965 and 1985. As such, chosen by an experienced editor like Bova, you would expect it to be an excellent selection. It is, averaging the magic 4.0 per story exactly.

Best of the Nebulas : The Doors of His Face the Lamps of His Mouth - Roger Zelazny
Best of the Nebulas : Repent Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman - Harlan Ellison
Best of the Nebulas : He Who Shapes - Roger Zelazny
Best of the Nebulas : Aye and Gomorrah - Samuel R. Delany
Best of the Nebulas : Passengers - Robert Silverberg
Best of the Nebulas : Behold the Man [SS] - Michael Moorcock
Best of the Nebulas : When It Changed - Joanna Russ
Best of the Nebulas : Gonna Roll the Bones - Fritz Leiber
Best of the Nebulas : Dragonrider - Anne McCaffrey
Best of the Nebulas : Love Is the Plan the Plan Is Death - James Tiptree Jr.
Best of the Nebulas : Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones - Samuel R. Delany
Best of the Nebulas : A Boy and His Dog - Harlan Ellison
Best of the Nebulas : The Day Before the Revolution - Ursula K. Le Guin
Best of the Nebulas : Slow Sculpture - Theodore Sturgeon
Best of the Nebulas : Houston Houston Do You Read? - James Tiptree, Jr.
Best of the Nebulas : Catch That Zeppelin! - Fritz Leiber
Best of the Nebulas : Of Mist and Grass and Sand - Vonda N. McIntyre
Best of the Nebulas : The Persistence of Vision [SS] - John Varley
Best of the Nebulas : Grotto of the Dancing Deer - Clifford D. Simak
Best of the Nebulas : Sandkings - George R. R. Martin
Best of the Nebulas : Jeffty Is Five - Harlan Ellison


Big fish, or cut bait bloke.

3.5 out of 5


Joker fan not keen on digital watches, but does quite like a jelly bean.

3.5 out of 5


Psychiatric seeing rather stupid.

3.5 out of 5


Gender altered space workers provide exotic rough trade on shore leave.

3 out of 5


Mind ridden physical reservations.

4 out of 5


Jesus, it's time for.

4 out of 5


Separation anxiety.

3.5 out of 5


Dicing with Death.

4.5 out of 5


Time for some serious dragon recruiting.

5 out of 5


I'm for dinner, mum.

4 out of 5


Singing shiny password.

4 out of 5


Never you mind my mind, people are tasty.

4 out of 5


Political extroversion is tiring.

4 out of 5


Charged cancer cure.

4 out of 5


Solar flare spaceship time lost in space, plague earth now has paucity of separatist clone chick population.

4.5 out of 5


Airship transport changes.

3 out of 5


Double serpent treatment.

4.5 out of 5


Communication fuller but lots weirder with fewer senses.

4.5 out of 5


Only fair to have an immortal Cro-Magnon given the odd immortal neanderthal.

4 out of 5


Parents eventual terminal lack of patience with kid with the brilliant new old stuff.

5 out of 5

Gender altered space workers provide exotic rough trade on shore leave.

3 out of 5




5 out of 5

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