Nebula Award Stories Five

James Blish
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Nebula Award Stories Five


What an outstanding collection!

You would certainly expect to find plenty of great stories in a Nebula collection - since these are best story, novelette, novella of the the year, as selected by the Science Fiction Writers of America (and later SF AND Fantasy Writers), and assorted related mater. However, I have found a significant amount of material interspersed that is not a top favourite for me.

In this particular case, though, single collection includes several of my top favourites. How could a collection with Not Long Before the End, A Boy and His Dog, Passengers, and Nine Lives be anything other than phenomenal? These are some of the best SF stories ever published, let alone being merely the best of a particular year.

Scientifically Recommended to the Nth degree!

My rating system: I begin with one star being equivalent to a rating of "C -". Progressing upwards, I add ½ star for each step, up to the maximum 5 stars, which is equivalent to a rating of "A"+. I reserve ½ star for BOMBS, there being no option of zero or negative stars.