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The year's best science fiction and fantasy in one essential volume.
An annual commemoration, the Nebula Awards are presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America to those members whose imaginations refine and re-define the infinite storytelling possibilities found within the genre. The Nebula Awards Showcase represents the best of the best in fantasy in one indispensible collection.
Opal LaZelle is a makeup artist, specializing in transforming actors into fantastical and grotesque creatures. Unknown to the casts and crews of the films she works on, Opal comes from a family gifted of the art of magic – and she applies more than makeup when altering an actor’s features.
On location in the backwoods of Lapis, Oregon, Opal uses her talent to turn Corvus Weather into the Dark God in Forest of the Night, enabling him to vanish into the role. But when Corvus’s performance becomes too convincing – on set and off – Opal realizes he’s not acting. Something has taken possession of Corvus. Something sinister tied to the towns past and capable of absorbing the very essence of life. Something Opal doesn’t have enough power to confront, much less drive from the man she has fallen in love with…