My 2014 Nebula Award nominations

I almost waited too late this year to make my Nebula Award nominations. I could plead that life has been busy—which it has—and that what little free time I have has been consumed by my own writing—which it also has.

But that doesn't change the fact that I waited until the day before the Nebula nominating period closed to post my list of nominations.

Yes, I'm feeling guilty about this. I should have been out there promoting the amazing stories and novels listed below, all of which—in a just world—would make the short list for not only the Nebula Awards but also the Hugos.

Anyway, these are the stories and novels I'm both nominating and recommending. If you're considering your own nominations, take the time to check these out. And if you can't nominate, you should still hunt down these works and read them. They're absolutely worth searching for.

Best Novel of 2013

  • A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar (Small Beer Press)
  • Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
  • Dust Devil on a Quiet Street by Richard Bowes (Lethe Press)
  • Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh (Orbit)
  • The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (Mulholland)

Best Novella of 2013

  • Freefall by Mercurio D. Rivera (Immersion Press)
  • Precious Mental by Robert Reed (Asimov’s)
  • Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne Valente (Subterranean)
  • Spin by Nina Allan (TTA Press)
  • Yseul's Lexicon by Yoon Ha Lee (Prime Books, Conservation of Shadows)

Best Novelette of 2013

  • A Hollow Play by Amal El-Mohtar (Glitter & Mayhem, Apex Book Co.)
  • Pearl Rehabilitative Colony For Ungrateful Daughters by Henry Lien (Asimov's)
  • The Litigation Master and the Monkey King by Ken Liu (Lightspeed)
  • The Waiting Stars by Aliette de Bodard (Candlemark and Gleam)
  • They Shall Salt the Earth with Seeds of Glass by Alaya Dawn Johnson (Asimov's)

Best Short Story of 2013

  • Effigy Nights by Yoon Ha Lee (Clarkesworld)
  • Karina Who Kissed Spacetime by Indrapramit Das (Apex)
  • Samsa in Love by Haruki Murakami (The New Yorker)
  • Selkie Stories are for losers by Sofia Samatar (Strange Horizons)
  • The Sounds of Old Earth by Matthew Kressel (Lightspeed)

2013 Bradbury

  • Gravity by Alfonso Cuaron
  • HER by Spike Jonze 
  • Hunger Games: Catching Fire by Francis Lawrence
  • Pacific Rim by Guillermo del Toro
  • The Day of the Doctor by Stephen Moffatt

2013 Norton (Best Young Adult Novels)

  • Sister Mine by Nalo Hopkinson (Grand Central)
  • The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson (Arthur A. Levine Books)