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Old 02-24-2011, 03:42 PM   #1
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2010 Nebula Award Nominations announced

http://www.sfwa.org/2011/02/2010-nebula-nominees/

The Nebulas are one of the two top awards in SF/fantasy, given by the membership of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

The other top award is the Hugo named after the late Hugo Gernsbach, whoi was the first to publish magazines devoted to SF - Amazing Stories and Thrilling Wonder Stories - and who gave the genre a name - Scientifiction - which got shortened to SciFi. The Hugo Awards are given by the annual World Science Fiction Convention, which will take place in August this year in Reno, Nevada.
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:46 PM   #2
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These are the 2010 nominees, of course...
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:12 PM   #3
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These are the 2010 nominees, of course...
<sigh> Fixed...
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http://www.sfwa.org/2011/02/2010-nebula-nominees/

The Nebulas are one of the two top awards in SF/fantasy, given by the membership of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

The other top award is the Hugo named after the late Hugo Gernsbach, whoi was the first to publish magazines devoted to SF - Amazing Stories and Thrilling Wonder Stories - and who gave the genre a name - Scientifiction - which got shortened to SciFi. The Hugo Awards are given by the annual World Science Fiction Convention, which will take place in August this year in Reno, Nevada.
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Just a quick note of distinction. The Hugos are voted on by the pre-registered members of the World Science Fiction Convention; those members include mostly fans. The Nebulas are voted on by the membership of SFWA which are by and large writers. So in some respects, its kind of like a People's Choice versus the Oscars.

While I sometimes find Nebula award winners to feel a bit like they were written more to be thought about than to entertain and Hugo award winners were written more to entertain than to be thought about. When a book wins both though, it immediately gets a place on my to be read pile.

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Old 02-24-2011, 04:32 PM   #5
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Two of the novels are in my queue to read right now:
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit UK; Orbit US)
Shades of Milk and Honey, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)

Some big names in the YA slot this year. I may have to check out a few of those.
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I'm glad to see Adam Troy-Castro's name on a high-profile nominations list. That's the only thing that really caught my attention out of all the nominations.
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Just a quick note of distinction. The Hugos are voted on by the pre-registered members of the World Science Fiction Convention; those members include mostly fans. The Nebulas are voted on by the membership of SFWA which are by and large writers. So in some respects, its kind of like a People's Choice versus the Oscars.
Correct. The Nebulas are a juried peer award. The Hugos are more of a popular award.

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I'm not sure I agree, but you can make a case for it. I happily read both, as I like stories that make me think. In fact, that's half the reason I read SF, period.
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The only one I've read is Echo by Jack McDevitt & I can't honestly say this was the best one of the series.

I'll have to look into some of the others.
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Correct. The Nebulas are a juried peer award. The Hugos are more of a popular award.


I'm not sure I agree, but you can make a case for it. I happily read both, as I like stories that make me think. In fact, that's half the reason I read SF, period.
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Well, I didn't say it was every story . And I enjoy stories that make me think as well... I just like stories that do both more . Thats why I said stories that win both immediately get put in my to be read pile

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