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Old 02-20-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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2012 Nebula Awards Nominees Announced

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Novel
Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (DAW; Gollancz ’13)
Ironskin, Tina Connolly (Tor)
The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc)
Glamour in Glass, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)



Novella
On a Red Station, Drifting, Aliette de Bodard (Immersion Press)
After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, Nancy Kress (Tachyon)
“The Stars Do Not Lie,” Jay Lake (Asimov’s 10-11/12)
“All the Flavors,” Ken Liu (GigaNotoSaurus 2/1/12)
“Katabasis,” Robert Reed (F&SF 11-12/12)
“Barry’s Tale,” Lawrence M. Schoen (Buffalito Buffet)



Novelette
“The Pyre of New Day,” Catherine Asaro (The Mammoth Books of SF Wars)
“Close Encounters,” Andy Duncan (The Pottawatomie Giant & Other Stories)
“The Waves,” Ken Liu (Asimov’s 12/12)
“The Finite Canvas,” Brit Mandelo (Tor.com 12/5/12)
“Swift, Brutal Retaliation,” Meghan McCarron (Tor.com 1/4/12)
“Portrait of Lisane da Patagnia,” Rachel Swirsky (Tor.com 8/22/12)
“Fade to White,” Catherynne M. Valente (Clarkesworld 8/12)



Short Story
“Robot,” Helena Bell (Clarkesworld 9/12)
“Immersion,” Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld 6/12)
“Fragmentation, or Ten Thousand Goodbyes,” Tom Crosshill (Clarkesworld 4/12)
“Nanny’s Day,” Leah Cypess (Asimov’s 3/12)
“Give Her Honey When You Hear Her Scream,” Maria Dahvana Headley (Lightspeed 7/12)
“The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species,” Ken Liu (Lightspeed 8/12)
“Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain,” Cat Rambo (Near + Far)



Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
The Avengers, Joss Whedon (director) and Joss Whedon and Zak Penn (writers), (Marvel/Disney)
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin (director), Benh Zeitlin and Lucy Abilar (writers), (Journeyman/Cinereach/Court 13/Fox Searchlight )
The Cabin in the Woods, Drew Goddard (director), Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard (writers) (Mutant Enemy/Lionsgate)
The Hunger Games, Gary Ross (director), Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, and Billy Ray writers), (Lionsgate)
John Carter, Andrew Stanton (director), Michael Chabon, Mark Andrews, and Andrew Stanton (writers), (Disney)
Looper, Rian Johnson (director), Rian Johnson (writer), (FilmDistrict/TriStar)



Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
Iron Hearted Violet, Kelly Barnhill (Little, Brown)
Black Heart, Holly Black (S&S/McElderry; Gollancz)
Above, Leah Bobet (Levine)
The Diviners, Libba Bray (Little, Brown; Atom)
Vessel, Sarah Beth Durst (S&S/McElderry)
Seraphina, Rachel Hartman (Random House; Doubleday UK)
Enchanted, Alethea Kontis (Harcourt)
Every Day, David Levithan (Alice A. Knopf Books for Young Readers)
Summer of the Mariposas, Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Tu Books)
Railsea, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan)
Fair Coin, E.C. Myers (Pyr)
Above World, Jenn Reese (Candlewick)
More here...
http://www.sfwa.org/2013/02/2012-neb...ees-announced/




(Wasn't sure if this should be in News or Reading Recs.)

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Old 02-20-2013, 05:54 PM   #2
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Sigh.. And most of the novels are Fantasy. So much for "Science Fiction Writers of America".
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And the other fiction categories are heavily SF. Don't see why either should be a problem, even if I might have voted (if allowed) differently. Hugo and Locus Awards still haven't closed their voting. Locus doesn't even require membership. If you'd like to see other things on a ballot or winning the awards, that's one way to do something about it.

By the way, SFWA changed its name to the "Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America" some time ago. (Never changed the acronym.)
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:10 PM   #4
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Haven't voted Locus, but last year was my first for the Hugo's. While I probably won't be nominating, I will be voting on Hugo this year.

Just kind of disappointed that the writers couldn't find enough "Science Fiction" novels to at least make the candidates 50/50.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:11 AM   #5
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From Wiki:

"The Nebula Awards are a set of awards given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works published in the United States during the previous year." [Emphasis added.]

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"The Nebula Awards are given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) for the best science fiction or fantasy fiction published in the United States during the previous year." [Emphasis added.]
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I really hope 2312 doesn't win best novel. I thought that book was a somewhat interesting setting in search of a plot.
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Just in case anyone is interested, the three novelettes from Tor.com are currently available for free for Kindle, Nook and iTunes (instead of being offered online only):

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/02/dow...ories-for-free

No DRM and apparently no geo-restrictions either because I was able to get all three from Amazon.de.
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Just in case anyone is interested, the three novelettes from Tor.com are currently available for free for Kindle, Nook and iTunes (instead of being offered online only):

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/02/dow...ories-for-free

No DRM and apparently no geo-restrictions either because I was able to get all three from Amazon.de.


Thanks for the information on these.

I just downloaded all three from Amazon.

NOT ONE SINGLE REVIEW has been posted on any one of these titles.



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Throne of the Crescent Moon (Saladin Ahmed) is wonderful. He also has a collection of short stories, Engraved on the Eye, available only as an eBook. Some of these are set in the same world as the novel. Magical tales set in a world of djinns and ghouls. The novel is one of the best books I've read this year.
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I read The Finite Canvas by Brit Mandelo last week. Very strange story, but quite powerful. The "canvas" is not painted but engraved into the skin. I won't say no more, just that it's not for the faint-hearted.

I also have about 3 hours of listening left of The Drowning Girl by Caitlin R. Kiernan. This one is about the life of a schizophrenic writer. Kiernan is great with language and it's a pleasure to listen to this book, even though it's rather heavy stuff, at least heavier than the other two books by this author I have listened to.

So far, I have read four of the nominated short stories, but none of them really stuck with me. They were good, but not great:

Tom Crosshill: Fragmentation, or Ten Thousand Goodbyes
Maria Dahvana Headley: Give Her Honey When You Hear Her Scream
Ken Liu: The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species
Cat Rambo: Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain
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