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:
- "The Art of the Dragon" by Sean McMullen, F&SF, Aug-Sept. 2009.
- "From the Lost Diary of TreeFrog7" by Nnedi Okorafor, Clarkesworld, May 2009. In case you're curious, this is a great example of SciFi Strange.
- "The Shangri-La Affair" by Lavie Tidhar, Strange Horizons, Jan. 2009. See my original review here.
- "Hooves and the Hovel of Abdel Jameela" by Saladin Ahmed, Clockwork Phoenix 2, edited by Mike Allen.
- "Before My Last Breath" by Robert Reed, Asimov's, October/November 2009.
- "Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast" by Eugie Foster, Apex Magazine, August 2009. See my original review here. And while this story was originally published in Interzone, it is eligible due to both reprinting in Apex and because Interzone publishes an electronic edition. It's also another great example of SciFi Strange.
- "A Memory of Wind" by Rachel Swirsky, Tor.com, November 2009
- "The Radio Magician" by James Van Pelt, Realms of Fantasy, February 2009. See my original review here.
- "Eros, Philia, Agape" by Rachel Swirsky, Tor.com, March 2009.
- "The Magician's House" by Meghan McCarron, Strange Horizons, July 2008. Read my original review here.
- "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
- 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.