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21 February 2013

2012 Nebula Awards Nominees

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has announced the nominees for the 2012 Nebula Awards. The Nebula Awards have been one of the most prestigious science fiction awards since they were first awarded in 1966, with the nominees and winners being voted on by the author's peers--kind of like the sci-fi equivalent of the Screen Actors Guild Awards. In other words, it means your fellow writers think you're awesome. 

I'm THRILLED for my friend Aliette de Bodard for her TWO Nebula nominations this year. I'm also thrilled for friends Leah Bobet and Alethea Kontis for their nominations for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Book, awarded alongside the Nebulas. Awesome writers, all. 

Ah, and I knew them when...

Here's a complete list of the nominees. Awards will be presented at SFWA’s 48th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend, to be held May 16-19, 2013 at the San Jose Hilton in San Jose CA. At the same event, Gene Wolfe will be the honored with the 2012 Damon Knight Grand Master Award for his lifetime contributions and achievements in the field.

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 
Beasts of the Southern Wild 
The Cabin in the Woods 
The Hunger Games 
John Carter 
Looper

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Book 
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)

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