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Sci-Fi & Fantasy Fridays

Recently the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America presented their annual Nebula Awards, honoring the best of 2012's efforts in genre fiction across a variety of categories. Here are a few highlighted winners that you can check out from your local library branch!

2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson is this year's winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel. In a future where humanity has spread out across the entire solar system, artist Swan Er Hong struggles to cope with the death of her grandmother when her world is thrown further into chaos as she gets caught up in a conspiracy that spreads across multiple planets. Epic in scale and length, this is an intricately detailed and well realized space opera.


After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress is the winner of this year's Nebula Award for Best Novella. A post-apocalyptic tale embroiled with a criss-crossing time travel narrative involving kidnappings and aliens, Kress manages to elegantly make a complicated tale easy to read.


Finally there is Fair Coin by E. C. Myers , winner of this year's Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. Sixteen year old Ephraim gets hold of a strange coin, supposedly taken from a dead body that looks just like him. Soon he finds out that the coin can grant wishes, but not without a cost and those costs quickly begin to mount up.

For a full list of nominees and award winners, click here!

Tim @ Central


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