Saturday, February 25, 2006

Nebula shortlist

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have released the final ballot for the 2005 Nebula Awards. I'm ashamed to admit I haven't read a single one of the nominees yet, although I have seen the nominated dramatic pieces. Should be an interesting year:
SFWA releases 2005 Nebula Awards final ballot

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Inc., has announced the Final Ballot for the Nebula Awards for 2005.

The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of SFWA. The awards will be announced at the Nebula Awards Banquet to be held at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, Arizona on Saturday, May 6, 2006.

2005 Final Nebula Ballot

      Air - Geoff Ryman (St. Martin's Press, Sept. 2004)
      Camouflage - Joe Haldeman (Analog, March-May 2004, also Ace book Aug. 2004)
      Going Postal - Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins, Oct. 2004)
      Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell - Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury, Sept. 2004)
      Polaris - Jack McDevitt (Ace, Nov. 2004)
      Orphans of Chaos - John C. Wright (Tor, Nov. 2005)


      "Clay's Pride" - Bud Sparhawk (Analog, July/Aug. 04)
      "Identity Theft" - Robert J. Sawyer (Down These Dark Spaceways, Science Fiction Book Club, May 05)
      "Left of the Dial" - Paul Witcover (SCI FICTION, Sept. 2004)
      "Magic for Beginners" - Kelly Link (Magic for Beginners, Small Beer Press, July 2005)
      "The Tribes of Bela" - Albert Cowdrey (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Aug. 2004)


      "The Faery Handbag" - Kelly Link (The Faery Reel: Tales From the Twilight Realm, Viking Press, Aug. 2004)
      "Flat Diane" - Daniel Abraham (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Oct./Nov. 2004)
      "Men are Trouble" - James Patrick Kelly (Asimov's, June 2004)
      "Nirvana High" - Eileen Gunn and Leslie What (Stable Strategies and Others, Tachyon Press, Sept. 2004)
      "The People of Sand and Slag" - Paolo Bacigalupi (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Feb. 2004)

    Short Stories
      "Born-Again" - K.D. Wentworth (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May 2005)
      "The End of the World as We Know It" - Dale Bailey (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Oct./Nov. 2004)
      "I Live With You" - Carol Emshwiller (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 2005)
      "My Mother, Dancing" - Nancy Kress (Asimov's, Jun 2004)
      "Singing My Sister Down" - Margo Lanagan, (Black Juice, Eos, March 2005)
      "Still Life With Boobs - Anne Harris (Talebones, Summer 2005)
      "There's a Hole in the City - Richard Bowes (SCI FICTION, June 2005)

      Act of Contrition/You Can't Go Home Again - Carla Robinson; Bradley Thompson; and David Weddle. (Battlestar Galactica; Jan. 28, 2005/Feb. 4, 2005 [two part episode])
      Serenity - Joss Whedon (Universal Pictures, Sept. 2005)

    Andre Norton Award
      The Amethyst Road - Louise Spiegler, (Clarion Books, Sept. 2005)
      Siberia - Ann Halam (Wendy Lamb Books, June 2005)
      Stormwitch - Susan Vaught (Bloomsbury, Jan. 2005)
      Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie - Holly Black (Simon & Schuster, June 2005)

Best of luck to all the nominees!

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  1. You haven't read a single nominee? I'm assuming you didn't fill out a Preliminary Ballot, then...

  2. Yes, I confess this is the second year in a row I haven't sent in a prelim ballot, simply because I've been too poorly read to offer up valid opinion.

    And while I doubt I'll get around to reading the novel nominations, I've been pretty good in the past about reading all the short fiction finalists online...