Friday, January 09, 2009

Nebula Awards draft

As reported, here are the draft Preliminary Ballot for the Nebula Awards for 2008. This is a rough list, but gives you an idea of what the award season is going to look like.

According to Brook West, the final ballot will be mailed in early March.For those of you wondering what the Nebulas are vs Hugos Here is the description of who votes and for what as concerns the Nebula. (the Hugos are fan votes)

The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. Founded as the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1965 by Damon Knight, the organization began with a charter membership of 78 writers; it now has over 1,400 members, among them most of the leading writers of science fiction and fantasy. The Nebula Awards Weekend will be held April 24-26

Novels: Daniel Abraham, : A Betrayal in Winter
Chris Barzak, : One for Sorrow
Emma Bull, : Territory
Cory Doctorow, : Little Brother
Kathleen Ann Goonan, : In War Times
Ursula K Le Guin, .: Powers
Jack McDevitt, : Cauldron
Ian McDonald: Brasyl
Terry Pratchett: Making Money
Patrick Rothfuss: The Name of the Wind

Catherine Asaro: The Spacetime Pool
Gregory Benford: Dark Heaven
Kelley Eskridge: Dangerous Space
Charles Coleman Finlay: The Political Prisoner

Rochard Bowes: If Angels Fight
Michael F. Flynn : Quaestiones Super Caelo et Mundo
James Alan Gardner: The Ray-Gun: A Love Story
Lisa Goldstein: Dark Rooms
John Kessel: Pride and Prometheus
Ted Kosmatka: The Prophet of Flores
David Moles: Finisterra
Johanna Sinisalo: Baby Doll
K.D. Wentworth: Kaleidoscope

Short Stories:
Mike Allen: The Button Bin
Michael Cassutt: Skull Valley
Sheila Finch: Stranger Than Imagination Can
Jeffrey Ford: The Dreaming Wind
Samantha Henderson: Bottles
M.K. Hobson.: The Hotel Astarte
Kij Johnson: 26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss
Gwyneth Jones: The Tomb Wife (read on BMU 110)
James Patrick Kelly: Don't Stop
Brian Plante: The Astronaut
Mary Rickert: Holiday
Ken Scholes: Summer in Paris, Light From the Sky
James Van Pelt: How Music Begins (read on BMU 116)

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