My Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Award nominations

Below are my nominations for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards.  The deadline for Nebula nominations is February 15 while Hugo nominations are due March 11. The Locus Award deadline is April 15 and their "recommended reading" list is in the current February 2012 issue.

Please note my nominations are arranged in alphabetical order by title. I should also note that Ken Liu had an amazing year as a writer, with two nominations on my list. In addition, his short story "Staying Behind" from Clarkesworld was on my nomination short list (but was bumped by his equally amazing "The Paper Menagerie").


  • God's War by Kameron Hurley (Nightshade books)
  • Osama by Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing)
  • Soft Apocalypse by Will McIntosh (Nightshade Books)
  • The Kingdom of Gods by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
  • The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi (Tor)


  • Kiss Me Twice by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov's)
  • The Alchemist by Paolo Bacigalupi * With Unclean Hands by Adam Troy-Castro (Analog)
  • The Ice Owl by Carolyn Ives Gilman (Fantasy and Science Fiction)
  • The Man Who Bridged the Mist by Kij Johnson (Asimov's)
  • The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary by Ken Liu (Panverse)


  • Fields of Gold by Rachel Swirsky (Eclipse 4)
  • Mortal Bait by Richard Bowes (Dark Horse)
  • Ray of Light by Brad Torgersen (Analog)
  • Six Months, Three Days by Charlie Jane Anders (
  • The Old Equations by Jake Kerr (Lightspeed)

Short Story

  • For Love's Delirium Haunts the Fractured Mind, by David Mercurio Rivera (Interzone/Fictionwise)
  • Movement by Nancy Fulda (Asimov's)
  • Shipbirth by Aliette de Bodard (Asimov's)
  • The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu (F&SF)
  • The World Is Cruel, My Daughter by Cory Skerry (Fantasy)


  • Attack the Block by Joe Cornish (Big Talk Pictures)
  • Doctor Who: The Doctor's Wife by Neil Gaiman (BBC Whales / BBC America)
  • The Adjustment Bureau by George Nolfi (Universal Pictures)


  • Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor (Viking Children's)
  • Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol (First Second)
  • Nightspell by Leah Cypess (Greenwillow)

* I totally forgot that The Alchemist by Paolo Bacigalupi was a finalist for last year's Nebula and is not eligible for this year's awards. My bad on that. So I've substituted the next novella from my shortlist.