Nebula Award nominations announced
The nominees for the Nebula Awards for works published in 2010 have been announced by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, which presents the awards.
Awards are given in for novel, novella, novelette, and short story. The SFWA also administers the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation and the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. While not considered Nebula Awards, they are voted under the same rules and regulations as the Nebulas and are presented at the same ceremony.
Nominations for the Novel category include The Native Star (Spectra), by M. K. Hobson; The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Orbit UK; Orbit US), by N. K. Jemisin; Shades of Milk and Honey (Tor), by Mary Robinette Kowal; Echo (Ace), by Jack McDevitt; Who Fears Death (DAW), by Nnedi Okorafor; and Blackout/All Clear (Spectra), by Connie Willis.
Novellas nominated for a Nebula Award are The Alchemist (Audible; Subterranean), by Paolo Bacigalupi; “Iron Shoes” (Alembical 2), by J. Kathleen Cheney; The Lifecycle of Software Objects (Subterranean), by Ted Chiang; “The Sultan of the Clouds” (Asimov’s 9/10), by Geoffrey A Landis; “Ghosts Doing the Orange Dance” (F&SF 1-2/10), by Paul Park; and “The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen’s Window” (Subterranean Summer ‘10), by Rachel Swirsky.
Among the nominees for Novelette are “Map of Seventeen” (The Beastly Bride), by Christopher Barzak; “The Jaguar House in Shadow” (Asimov’s 7/10), by Aliette de Bodard; “The Fortuitous Meeting of Gerard van Oost and Oludara” (Realms of Fantasy 4/10), by Christopher Kastensmidt; “Plus or Minus” (Asimov’s 12/10), by James Patrick Kelly; “Pishaach” (The Beastly Bride), by Shweta Narayan; “That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made” (Analog 9.10), by Eric James Stone; and “Stone Wall Truth” (Asimov’s 2/10), by Caroline M. Yoachim.
The Short Stories nominated for a Nebula include “Arvies” (Lightspeed 8/10) by Adam-Troy Castro; “How Interesting: A Tiny Man” (Realms of Fantasy 2/10), by Harlan Ellison; “Ponies” (Tor.com 1/17/10), by Kij Johnson; “I’m Alive, I Love You, I’ll See You in Reno” (Lightspeed 6/10), by Vylar Kaftan; “The Green Book” (Apex 11/1/10), by Amal El-Mohtar; “Ghosts of New York” (Dark Faith), by Jennifer Pelland; and “Conditional Love” (Asimov’s 1/10), by Felicity Shoulders.
It is notable that Harlan Ellison, nominated in the Short Story category this year, won the first Nebula Award in the same category for his 1965 short story, “’Repent, Harlequin!’, Said the Ticktockman”. He also won for the 1977 short story “Jeffty is Five” as well as in the Novella category for A Boy and His Dog (1969).
The Nominees for the Ray Bradbury Award, which goes to the writer and director, include Dispicable Me (Illumination Entertainment), directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, screenplay by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul, story by Sergio Pablos; Doctor Who: “Vincent and the Doctor”, directed by Jonny Campbell and written by Richard Curtis; How To Train Your Dragon (Dreamworks Animation), directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, with a screenplay by William Davies, Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders; Inception (Universal), directed and with a screenplay by Christopher Nolan; Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Unniversal) directed by Edgar Wright, with a screenplay by Michael Bacall and Edgar Wright; and Toy Story 3 (Pixar/Disney), directed by Lee Unkrich, screenplay by Michael Arndt, and with a story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich.
Among the nominees for the Andre Norton Award are Ship Breaker (Little, Brown), by Paolo Bacigalupi; White Cat (McElderry), by Holly Black; Mockingjay (Scholastic Press; Scholastic UK), by Suzanne Collins; Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword (Amulet), by Barry Deutsch; The Boy from Ilysies (Tor Teen), by Pearl North; I Shall Wear Midnight (Gollancz; Harper), by Terry Pratchett; A Conspiracy of Kings (Greenwillow), by Megan Whalen Turner; and Behemoth (Simon Pulse; Simon & Schuster UK), by Scott Westerfeld.
The winners of the 2010 Nebula Awards will be announced at the Nebula Awards Banquet on 21 May 2011 during the Nebula Awards Weekend, at the Washington Hilton, in Washington, DC.
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