Results of the Nebula Award in the year 1981.
The Claw of the Conciliator continues the saga of Severian, banished from his home, as he undertakes a mythic quest to discover the awesome power of an ancient relic, and learn the truth about his hidden destiny.
Little, Big tells the epic story of Smoky Barnable—an anonymous young man who meets and falls in love with Daily Alice Drinkwater, and goes to live with her in Edgewood, a place not found on any map. In an impossible mansion full of her relatives, who all seem to have ties to another world not far away, Smoky fathers a family and tries to learn what tale he has found himself in—and how it is to end.
When a one-way time tunnel to Earth’s distant past, specifically six million B.C., was discovered by folks on the Galactic Milieu, every misfit for light-years around hurried to pass through it. Each sought his own brand of happiness. But none could have guessed what awaited them. Not even in a million years….
A young man’s odyssey of self discovery in a world eerily alien, yet hauntingly familiar. Set thirteen centuries in the future, A. A. Attanasio meticulously creates a brilliantly realized Earth, rich in detail and filled with beings brought to life with intense energy. In this strange and beautiful world, Sumner Kagan will change from an adolescent outcast to a warrior with god-like powers and in the process take us on an epic and transcendent journey.
A brilliant, unique, and completely realized work of fiction, “Riddley Walker”—first published in 1980—is set in a remote future in a post-nuclear holocaust England (Inland), where humanity has regressed to an iron-age, semi-literate state, represented by a language created especially by Hoban for the book.
Dr. Edward Lewis Weyland is an anthropologist, a professor and student of man. His interest in this field is, however, more than academic, for he is a vampire, not a spirit creature but a perfectly evolved predator: strong, swift, cunning, and aloof. However, when Weyland stalks a woman who proves a more adept hunter than himself, he winds up critically wounded and humbled, and obliged to make a journey toward the greatest threat he’s faced yet: empathy for the very creatures he must feed on to survive.