Saturday, January 10, 2009

In the Limelight - Nebula Award Nominees 2009 (Long List)

A little break from the time consuming job of compiling a big overview of 'best of 2008' lists is in order and the SFWA's announcement of the preliminary ballot for the 2009 Nebula Awards provided just the opportunity to give us something other to chew on. Keep in mind that "The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of SFWA...awards presentation weekend will be announced and presented at The Nebula Awards Weekend on April 24-26". And now the list of all nominees for each of the categories...
  • Abraham, Daniel: "A Betrayal in Winter" (Tor, Jul07)
  • Barzak, Chris: "One for Sorrow" (Bantam, Sep07)
  • Bull, Emma: "Territory" (Tor, Jul07)
  • Doctorow, Cory: "Little Brother" (Tor, Apr08)
  • Goonan, Kathleen Ann: "In War Times" (Tor, May07)
  • Le Guin, Ursula K.: "Powers" (Harcourt, Sep07)
  • McDevitt, Jack: "Cauldron" (Ace, Nov07)
  • McDonald, Ian: "Brasyl" (Pyr, May07) *review*
  • Pratchett, Terry: "Making Money" (Harper, Sep07)
  • Rothfuss, Patrick: "The Name of the Wind" (DAW, Apr07)
  • Asaro, Catherine: "The Spacetime Pool" (Analog, Mar08)
  • Benford, Gregory: "Dark Heaven" (Alien Crimes, SFBC, Jan07?)
  • Eskridge, Kelley: "Dangerous Space" (Dangerous Space, Aqueduct Press, Jun07)
  • Finlay, Charles Coleman: "The Political Prisoner" (F&SF, Aug08)
  • Bowes, Richard: "If Angels Fight" (F&SF, Feb08)
  • Flynn, Michael F. : "Quaestiones Super Caelo et Mundo" (Analog, Aug07 (Jul/Aug07 issue))
  • Gardner, James Alan: The Ray-Gun: "A Love Story" (Asimov's, Feb08)
  • Goldstein, Lisa: "Dark Rooms" (Asimov's, Nov07 (Oct/Nov 07 issue))
  • Kessel, John: "Pride and Prometheus" (F&SF, Jan08)
  • Kosmatka, Ted: "The Prophet of Flores" (Asimov's, Sep07)
  • Moles, David: "Finisterra" (F&SF, Dec07)
  • Sinisalo, Johanna: "Baby Doll" (The SFWA European Hall of Fame, Tor, Jun07 (trans. from the Finnish by David Hackston))
  • Wentworth, K.D.: "Kaleidoscope" (F&SF, May07)
Short Stories
  • Allen, Mike: "The Button Bin" (Helix: A Speculative Fiction Quarterly, Oct07 (Reprinted in Transcriptase))
  • Cassutt, Michael: "Skull Valley" (Asimov's, Nov07 (Oct/Nov 07 issue))
  • Finch, Sheila: "Stranger Than Imagination Can" (The Guild of Xenolinguists, Golden Gryphon Press, Sep07)
  • Ford, Jeffrey: "The Dreaming Wind" (Coyote Road, Trickster Tales, Viking Juvenile, Jul07)
  • Henderson, Samantha: "Bottles" (Realms of Fantasy, Apr07)
  • Hobson, M. K.: "The Hotel Astarte" (Realms of Fantasy, Jun07)
  • Johnson, Kij: "26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss" (Asimov's, Jul08)
  • Jones, Gwyneth: "The Tomb Wife" (F&SF, Aug07)
  • Kelly, James Patrick: "Don't Stop" (Asimov's, Jun07)
  • Nestvold, Ruth: Mars: "A Traveler's Guide" (F&SF, Jan08)
  • Plante, Brian: "The Astronaut" (Analog, May07)
  • Rickert, Mary: "Holiday" (Subterranean #7, Sep07)
  • Scholes, Ken: "Summer in Paris, Light From the Sky" (Clarkesworld Magazine, Nov07)
  • Van Pelt, James: "How Music Begins" (Asimov's, Sep07)
  • Stanton, Andrew: "WALL-E" (Pixar, Jun08)
No works made the preliminary ballot for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Who wants to place bets? ;)



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