My final nominations for the 2009 Nebula Awards

Back in November, I made a few initial nominations for the Nebula Awards because I wanted to bring early attention to deserving stories and novels. But I still had a few spaces left on my nomination ballot--you can nominate up to five stories or novels in each category--so after additional reading I've added more stories to the mix.

Here are my final nominations:

Short story



  • "Arkfall" by Carolyn Ives Gilman, F&SF, September 2008. Read my original review here.
  • "The God Engines" by John Scalzi, Subterranean Press, 2009.


  • The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi. See my review here. If this novel does not make the final ballot, it will be a true shame.
  • Green by Jay Lake.
  • The Walls of the Universe by Paul Melko.
  • Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Bradbury Award

  • Moon, film by Duncan Jones and Nathan Parker.
  • Avatar, film by James Cameron.
  • Coraline, film by Henry Selick.
  • Ponyo, film by Hayao Miyazaki.
  • Up, film by Bob Peterson and Pete Docter.

Andre Norton Award

  • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente.
  • Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman. Read my original review here. And you should know my son threatened me if I didn't add this book to my list (but I was going to anyway).
  • Fire by Kristin Cashore.

The Nebula Award nominating period runs through Feb. 15. I hope people will check out the stories and novels listed here--I can't recommend them enough--and make their own nominations before the deadline.