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Nebula Awards Showcase 2015

As I’ve mentioned previously, I’ve been catching up on short stories and thought it might be nice to look at what the Nebula’s have been awarding in recent years (technically this volume collects the 2013 awards). I’m continually impressed by the power of certain short short stories which, though they have few words, carry more weight than stories ten times their size.

In this volume, I was most pleased with the experience of “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love” by Rachel Swirsky. Not only was it a cleverly concealed turn, but the form of the writing (with what I would call continuations), created the feeling of reading something very unique. New, even.

Many of the other stories I’d already read in other volumes, likewise the excerpts of longer works, but it was worth the purchase regardless.

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