Nebula Award Stories 2

Nebula Award Stories 2

by Brian W. Aldiss

These stories, first published in 1966, represent an exciting and important time in the history of science fiction -- the era when SF became true literature.

ALDISS is a prolific award-winning author of over two dozen novels, hundreds of short stories, several critical works, and poetry.

The multiple award-winning author of dozens of novels of speculative fiction, HARRISON is best known for The Stain Steel Rat series, MAKE ROOM!

The Secret Place by Richard McKenna - "A sensitive piece of writing, a perfect example of second generation science fiction, the retelling and reexamination of a theme that originated in the pulp years..." Light of Other Days by Bob Shaw - The memorable classic featuring "slow glass" through which light takes a very long time to travel.

The Last Castle by Jack Vance - A prime example of one of Vance's "haunting mood-possessed visions of the distant future, written in a style that stirs the reader to reaction and response." Day Million by Frederik Pohl - A very short story "jewel-like conciseness" of future love, life, and romance.

When I Was Miss Dow by Sonya Dorman - "A sense of strangeness, more than a bit of human warmth, as well as a good strong whiff of alien strangeness." Call Him Lord by Gordon R.

In the Imagicon by George Henry Smith - "What good was paradise without something to compare it to?

Man In His Time by Brian W.

Aldiss - The sole survivor of crash landing on Mars returns to Earth, but is 3.3077 minutes ahead of the rest of the world.ContentsAfterword: The Year in Science Fiction (1967) essay by Brian W.

Aldiss and Harry HarrisonAmong the Hairy Earthmen (1966) shortstory by R.A. LaffertyCall Him Lord (1966) shortstory by Gordon R.

Smith as by George Henry SmithIntroduction (Nebula Award Stories 2) (1967) essay by Brian W.

Aldiss and Harry HarrisonLight of Other Days Slow Glass (1966) shortstory by Bob ShawMan in His Time (1965) shortstory by Brian W.

AldissNebula Awards 1966 and Roll of Honor (1967) essay by uncreditedThe Last Castle (1966) novella by Jack VanceThe Secret Place (1966) shortstory by Richard McKennaWe Can Remember It for You Wholesale (1966) novelette by Philip K.

DickWhen I Was Miss Dow (1966) shortstory by Sonya DormanWho Needs Insurance?

(1966) novelette by Robin Scott Wilson as by Robin S.

  • Series: Nebula Awards
  • Language: English
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Rating: 3.87
  • Pages: 291
  • Publish Date: September 1st 2001 by Stealth Press
  • Isbn10: 1588810194
  • Isbn13: 9781588810199

What People Think about "Nebula Award Stories 2"

I got a little choked up when the last story, by editor Brian W. Ostensibly a romance, the manic pixie dream girl heroine (an early prototype thereof) has so little agency and the author so little appreciation for her inner life that it feels like she could have been replaced with a lamp, or I suppose a journal the main character could refer to and carry around. The main tension in the story is between the main character and his wife. Especially ironic when there is a time-traveler in the story, who is a guardian angel for the main character, guiding his unlikely survival. A. Lafferty - Super powerful alien children are responsible for Earth's medieval wars while adhering strictly to gender roles. Day Million by Frederick Pohl - I'd read before, and it's a bit slight and flippant, but it is notable for having a transgender main character in a romantic role. When I Was Miss Dow by Sonya Dorman - the preface to this story insultingly reads "all of the capable female writers of science fiction can be counted on one truncated hand". *teeth gnashing* This story is quite complicated and involves a sexless alien race who can transform into humans and who seem to mostly pick human female forms so that they may infiltrate human society via flirting. Dickson - Nebula winner for best Novellete - There's a female character at the beginning just to fall in the hero's arms and beg him not to risk his life for the next 80 pages, even if it IS his job and the universe is depending on him. I swear every Dick story I read has the same wife who is portrayed unsympathetically and then leaves. (Favorite Outdated Gender Norms Moment: hero thinking about how his wife has never done a thing for him as she is putting away the groceries she just bought. Aldiss - aaaaw this one gets women right. Unlike other stories where being a creep was, you know 'being the hero'. The SF premise is a bit janky, but I like how he explores it - her husband, having been the first man to return from Mars, finds himself exactly 3.077 minutes off from the rest of time.

Das Buch enthält Nebula Stories von 1966 und Jeschke hat noch ein kurzes Vorwort geschrieben. Dicks "Rekal, Inc" ("Total Recall"), das durch die Verfilmung mit Arnie bekannt sein dürfte und mit echten und unechten Erinnerungen spielt, so dass der Protagonist, der eigentlich nur eine Erinnerung an einen Marsurlaub bestellt hat, bald nicht mehr weiß, wer er wirklich ist. Dickson's "Sie nennen ihn Lord" fand ich schwächer: Dem verwöhnten Kaisersöhnchen eines zukünftigen menschlichen galaktischen Imperiums wird eine Erde gezeigt, die auf ein mittelalterliches Zivilisationsniveau zurückgefallen ist. Der Kurzroman "Die letzte Burg" von Jack Vance schildert eine Erde in einigen Tausend Jahren, auf der in Burgen eine Gruppe hochnäsiger, arroganter Menschen lebt ("Gentlemen" nennen sie sich), die sich verschieden Rassen als Sklaven halten und sich eines Tages völlig überrascht einer Revolte gegenübersehen.

I think I actually worked through a couple lunches, just to avoid this book.

Its a story based on the premise that our brains require contrasting sensations in order to fully appreciate feelings. Smith / Roger Zelazny This review only for above story, although I've read several of the others which are excellent I especially loved Slow Glass.

Brian Wilson Aldiss was one of the most important voices in science fiction writing today.