Here's the ssential index of 1 12 months in SF and delusion, choked with winners and nominees of the distinguished Nebula Award. For groundbreaking works within the style, the Nebula is likely to be the top honor within the field-and a beacon for readers trying to find the very best quality technological know-how fiction and fable round.
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