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This year’s Nebula Award nominees.

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message 1: by Nick (last edited Feb 20, 2012 07:55AM) (new)

Nick (whyzen) | 1295 comments

Forgive me if this has already been posted.
No Connie Willis this year. Should be interesting to see who wins.


Among Others, Jo Walton (Tor)
Embassytown, China Miéville (Macmillan UK; Del Rey; Subterranean Press)
Firebird, Jack McDevitt (Ace Books)
God's War, Kameron Hurley (Night Shade Books)
Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti, Genevieve Valentine (Prime Books)
The Kingdom of Gods, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)


• "Kiss Me Twice," Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov's Science Fiction, June 2011)
• "Silently and Very Fast," Catherynne M. Valente (WFSA Press; Clarkesworld Magazine, October 2011)
• "The Ice Owl," Carolyn Ives Gilman (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, November/December 2011)
• "The Man Who Bridged the Mist," Kij Johnson (Asimov's Science Fiction, October/November 2011)
• "The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary," Ken Liu (Panverse Three, Panverse Publishing)
• "With Unclean Hands," Adam-Troy Castro (Analog Science Fiction and Fact, November 2011)


• "Fields of Gold," Rachel Swirsky (Eclipse 4, Night Shade Books)
• "Ray of Light," Brad R. Torgersen (Analog Science Fiction and Fact, December 2011)
• "Sauerkraut Station," Ferrett Steinmetz (Giganotosaurus, November 2011)
• "Six Months, Three Days," Charlie Jane Anders (, June 2011)
• "The Migratory Pattern of Dancers," Katherine Sparrow (Giganotosaurus, July 2011)
• "The Old Equations," Jake Kerr (Lightspeed Magazine, July 2011)
• "What We Found," Geoff Ryman (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, September/October 2011)

Short Story

• "Her Husband's Hands," Adam-Troy Castro (Lightspeed Magazine, October 2011)
• "Mama, We are Zhenya, Your Son," Tom Crosshill (Lightspeed Magazine, April 2011)
• "Movement," Nancy Fulda (Asimov's Science Fiction, March 2011)
• "Shipbirth," Aliette de Bodard (Asimov's Science Fiction, February 2011)
• "The Axiom of Choice," David W. Goldman (New Haven Review, Winter 2011)
• "The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees," E. Lily Yu (Clarkesworld Magazine, April 2011)
• "The Paper Menagerie," Ken Liu (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March/April 2011)

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

• Attack the Block, Joe Cornish (writer/director) (Optimum Releasing; Screen Gems)
• Captain America: The First Avenger, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely (writers), Joe Johnston (director) (Paramount)
• Doctor Who: "The Doctor's Wife," Neil Gaiman (writer), Richard Clark (director) (BBC Wales)
• Hugo, John Logan (writer), Martin Scorsese (director) (Paramount)
• Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen (writer/director) (Sony)
• Source Code, Ben Ripley (writer), Duncan Jones (director) (Summit)
• The Adjustment Bureau, George Nolfi (writer/director) (Universal)

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Book

• Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor (Viking Juvenile)
• Chime, Franny Billingsley (Dial Books; Bloomsbury)
• Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Hodder & Stoughton)
• Everybody Sees the Ants, A.S. King (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
• The Boy at the End of the World, Greg van Eekhout (Bloomsbury Children's Books)
• The Freedom Maze, Delia Sherman (Big Mouth House)
• The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Rae Carson (Greenwillow Books)
• Ultraviolet, R.J. Anderson (Orchard Books; Carolrhoda Books)

message 2: by Nick (new)

Nick (whyzen) | 1295 comments Found this on the FAQ on the sfwa website and had always wondered about the definitions. And now I know



For the purposes of the Nebula Awards:

* Short Story: less than 7,500 words;
* Novelette: at least 7,500 words but less than 17,500 words;
* Novella: at least 17,500 words but less than 40,000 words
* Novel: 40,000 words or more.
* At the author’s request, a novella-length work published individually, rather than as a part of a collection, anthology, or other collective work, shall appear in the novel category.

message 3: by Denis (new)

Denis Pedersen | 59 comments I loved Embassytown so that one gets my vote ;-)

What's up with the movie section? It might as well be the Academy Award with such bad nominees...

message 4: by Tamahome (new)

Tamahome | 6352 comments Can you translate that to pages, Nick? :)

Most of the shorter works are online for free to get votes.

message 5: by Nick (new)

Nick (whyzen) | 1295 comments with 12 words a line
and 40ish lines a page
which brings it around 500ish (rounded up to nearest hundreth) words a page so here is the translation for Tamahome

*Short Story - less than 15 pages
* Novelette: at least 15 pages but less than 35 pages;
* Novella: at least 35 pages but less than 80 pages
* Novel: 80 pages or more.

message 6: by Warren (new)

Warren | 1556 comments Thanks for that list.
By the time I hear around
a book there are usually already 50
people on the waiting list at the library.

message 7: by Tamahome (last edited Feb 20, 2012 10:37AM) (new)

Tamahome | 6352 comments Thanks, Nick. Somehow though I always think of a novella as around 100 pages.

Clarkesworld and Lightspeed have free audio versions too. ^_^

message 8: by Tamahome (new)

Tamahome | 6352 comments I dug up what audio versions I could find:

message 9: by Nick (new)

Nick (whyzen) | 1295 comments Tamahome wrote: "I dug up what audio versions I could find:"

Awesome. Thanks!

message 10: by Lepton (new)

Lepton | 176 comments I'd be surprised to see Embassytown win. Like Mieville's other works, he can't resist pulling off the veil on the fundamental mysteries and hierarchies he builds up, devolving his high-minded intellectualism into banalities and grotesqueries.

message 11: by David (new)

David Monroe (davidmonroe) | 19 comments Finally some diversity in the nominations. Not only diverse, but this is one of the strongest final ballots I've seen in a while. The changes made in the SFWA over the past year have really paid off. They've nominated some great stories, books and media. I can't wait to read the ones I've missed.

Jenny (Reading Envy) (readingenvy) | 2898 comments I haven't read everything (yet) but the E. Lily Yu story is gorgeous.

message 13: by Tamahome (new)

Tamahome | 6352 comments The husband's hands one is wierdddd...

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