Short stories honored by Nebula Award for Best Novella.
Listing 28 stories.
A teenage boy and his genetically-modified, telepathic dog struggle to survive in a wasteland that resulted from the Third World War. The pair encounters obstacles of love and bloodshed that puts their symbiotic realtionship to the test.
In the Old West, after witnessing an elderly Chinese prospector win a fight against a couple of outlaws, a young girl forms a deep bond with him, learns that he may be a god in disguise, and must defend him when he is called to trial over his treatment of the outlaws.
The captain of the largest aircraft in history becomes a cyborg after his aircraft crashes, and he sets his sights on becoming the first man to land on Jupiter.
An insurance investigator becomes the primary detective when a murder occurs at an interdimensional convention she is attending... where all of the guests are herself from alternate reality timelines.
In the far future, an invention called "the prism" uses quantum mechanics to cause divergences in future timelines and create a means of communication across these alternate realities. Two different women explore the choices they have made in their own lives and the regrets they harbor--and have to figure out how to ultimately make peace with their decisions.
A freed slave on an alien planet reflects on the enormous societal upheavals she witnessed and led.
A young girl goes through a door in her house and discovers a parallel universe — only in this world, her seemingly loving family have cruel intentions.
An experienced sound girl takes a chance on an up-and-coming boy band and falls in love with the handsome, womanizing lead singer in the process.
Two murders on Mars leave a trio of surveyors-- a man, a woman and a survival specialist--searching for answers on the mysterious planet.
When a prominent actor has his mind wiped and resold on the black market, a brain police officer goes undercover to find who is responsible — but in doing so, uncovers a scheme that makes her question even her own identity.