The Nebula Award preliminary ballot has been released. The novels and stories I'd select from the ballot would be:
- Novels: Ragamuffin by Tobias Buckell, The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon, and Blindsight by Peter Watts
- Novellas:"Fountain of Age" by Nancy Kress and "Memorare" by Gene Wolfe
- Novelettes: "The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" by Ted Chiang and "Alastair Baffle's Emporium of Wonders" by Mike Resnick.
- Short Stories: "Always" by Karen Joy Fowler and "Titanium Mike Saves the Day" by David D. Levine.
- Scripts: Children of Men by Alfonso Cuaron, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus, and Hawk Ostby; and Pan's Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro