Bova/Greenberg/Brown & Strahan : Best of Awards


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Here are three books that assemble the best stories that have already won their respective awards.

The 1989 Nebula volume is the result of a vote by SFWA members in 1987, in a process described in Ben Bova's introduction, and which included votes on novels. The book presents 21 novellas, novelettes, and short stories, in approximately chronological order, with forewords by the authors. There are also essays about the top 10 placing novels. Ranking of the results are not given.

The 1992 Hugo volume is the result of a vote at the 50th World Science Fiction Convention to determine the favorite works in all categories of the Hugo Awards, not just the fiction categories. The book presents the top four short stories, top three novelettes, and top three novellas. Complete results and voting statistics for all categories are given at the end. The book is "presented" by Isaac Asimov, who died before the book was finished; though not credited on the cover, Charles Sheffield stepped in to provide a introductions to the book and to each story.

The 2004 Locus volume presents 18 stories that won Locus Awards from 1971 to 2003, as selected by editors Brown and Strahan: "We've gone through the thirty years of winners and picked what we think are the best."

No story appears in all three volumes; five stories, two by Ellison and one each by Le Guin, Martin, and Varley, appear in two volumes. With multiple stories, Harlan Ellison is reprinted 6 times in these three books, George R.R. Martin and James Tiptree, Jr., three times each.

  • The Best of the Nebulas, Ben Bova, ed. (Tor, 1989) [isfdb]
  • The Super Hugos, Martin H. Greenberg, ed. (Baen, 1992) [isfdb]
  • The Locus Awards, Charles N. Brown & Jonathan Strahan, eds. (Eos, 2004) [isfdb]



Combined Contents by Author and Title


Isaac Asimov
  • The Bicentennial Man (Stellar, 1976) -- The Super Hugos
  • Terry Bisson
  • Bears Discover Fire (IASFM Aug 1990) -- The Locus Awards
  • Octavia E. Butler
  • Bloodchild (IASFM Jun 1984) -- The Locus Awards
  • Ted Chiang
  • Hell Is the Absence of God (Starlight 3, 2001) -- The Locus Awards
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • The Star (Infinity Science Fiction Nov 1955) -- The Super Hugos
  • John Crowley
  • Gone (F&SF Sep 1996) -- The Locus Awards
  • Samuel R. Delany
  • Aye, and Gomorrah... (Dangerous Visions, 1967) -- The Best of the Nebulas
  • Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones (New Worlds Dec 1968) -- The Best of the Nebulas
  • Greg Egan
  • Border Guards (Interzone Oct 1999) -- The Locus Awards
  • Harlan Ellison
  • A Boy and His Dog (New Worlds Apr 1969) -- The Best of the Nebulas
  • I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream (If Mar 1967) -- The Super Hugos
  • Jeffty Is Five (F&SF Jul 1977) -- The Best of the Nebulas
          -- The Locus Awards
  • 'Repent, Harlequin!' said the Ticktockman (Galaxy Dec 1965) -- The Best of the Nebulas
          -- The Super Hugos
  • Neil Gaiman
  • October in the Chair (Conjunctions #39 2002) -- The Locus Awards
  • John Kessel
  • Buffalo (F&SF Jan 1991) -- The Locus Awards
  • Daniel Keyes
  • Flowers for Algernon (F&SF Apr 1959) -- The Super Hugos
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Day Before the Revolution (Galaxy Aug 1974) -- The Best of the Nebulas
          -- The Locus Awards
  • Fritz Leiber
  • Catch That Zeppelin! (F&SF Mar 1975) -- The Best of the Nebulas
  • Gonna Roll the Bones (Dangerous Visions, 1967) -- The Best of the Nebulas
  • Barry B. Longyear
  • Enemy Mine (IASFM Sep 1979) -- The Super Hugos
  • George R. R. Martin
  • Sandkings (Omni Aug 1979) -- The Best of the Nebulas
          -- The Super Hugos
  • The Way of Cross and Dragon (Omni Jun 1979) -- The Locus Awards
  • Anne McCaffrey
  • Dragonrider (Analog Dec 1967 (+1)) -- The Best of the Nebulas
  • Weyr Search (Analog Oct 1967) -- The Super Hugos
  • Vonda N. McIntyre
  • Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand (Analog Oct 1973) -- The Best of the Nebulas
  • Michael Moorcock
  • Behold the Man (New Worlds #166 1966) -- The Best of the Nebulas
  • Pat Murphy
  • Rachel in Love (IASFM Apr 1987) -- The Locus Awards
  • Larry Niven
  • Neutron Star (If Oct 1966) -- The Super Hugos
  • Joanna Russ
  • Souls (F&SF Jan 1982) -- The Locus Awards
  • When It Changed (Again, Dangerous Visions, 1972) -- The Best of the Nebulas
  • Lucius Shepard
  • The Scalehunter's Beautiful Daughter (Asimov's Sep 1988) -- The Locus Awards
  • Robert Silverberg
  • Passengers (Orbit 4, 1968) -- The Best of the Nebulas
  • Clifford D. Simak
  • The Big Front Yard (Astounding Oct 1958) -- The Super Hugos
  • Grotto of the Dancing Deer (Analog Apr 1980) -- The Best of the Nebulas
  • Bruce Sterling
  • Maneki Neko (F&SF May 1998) -- The Locus Awards
  • Theodore Sturgeon
  • Slow Sculpture (Galaxy Feb 1970) -- The Best of the Nebulas
  • James Tiptree, Jr.
  • Houston, Houston, Do You Read? (Aurora: Beyond Equality, 1976) -- The Best of the Nebulas
  • Love Is the Plan the Plan Is Death (The Alien Condition, 1973) -- The Best of the Nebulas
  • The Only Neat Thing to Do (F&SF Oct 1985) -- The Locus Awards
  • John Varley
  • The Persistence of Vision (F&SF Mar 1978) -- The Best of the Nebulas
          -- The Locus Awards
  • Connie Willis
  • Even the Queen (IASFM Apr 1992) -- The Locus Awards
  • Gene Wolfe
  • The Death of Doctor Island (Universe 3, 1973) -- The Locus Awards
  • Roger Zelazny
  • The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth (F&SF Mar 1965) -- The Best of the Nebulas
  • He Who Shapes (Amazing Jan 1965 (+1)) -- The Best of the Nebulas

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