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The year's top technological know-how fiction and myth in a single crucial quantity.

An annual commemoration, the Nebula Awards are offered via the technology Fiction and fable Writers of the USA to these contributors whose imaginations refine and re-define the endless storytelling percentages stumbled on in the style. The Nebula Awards Showcase represents the easiest of the easiest in fable in a single indispensible collection.

This year's compilation comprises tales by:
?Ursula ok. LeGuin
?Catherine Asaro
?John Kessel
?Nina Kiriki Hoffman
?Harry Harrison, this year's Grandmaster

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