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Monday, March 10, 2014

The 2013 Nebulas and Where You Can Find Them


BEST NOVEL (40,000+ words)
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Jay Fowler (Excerpt)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (Excerpt)
Fire with Fire by Charles E. Gannon (Amazon Excerpt)
Hild by Nicola Griffith (Amazon Excerpt)
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Excerpt) WINNER!
The Red: First Light by Linda Nagata (Excerpt)
A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar (Excerpt) (Six Chapter Excerpt)
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker (Excerpt) (Six Chapter Excerpt)

BEST NOVELLA (17,500 - 40,000 words)
"Wakulla Springs" by Andy Duncan & Ellen Klages (Full)
"The Weight of the Sunrise" by Vylar Kaftan (Full) WINNER!
"Annabel Lee" by Nancy Kress
"Burning Girls" by Veronica Schanoes (Full)
"Trial of the Century" by Lawrence M. Schoen (Full)
"Six-Gun Snow White" by Catherynne M. Valente (Excerpt)

BEST NOVELLETTE (7,500 - 17,500 words)
"Paranormal Romance" by Christopher Barzak (Full)
"The Waiting Stars" by Aliette de Bodard (Full) WINNER!
"They Shall Salt the Earth with Seeds of Glass" by Alaya Dawn Johnson (???)
"Pearl Rehabilitative Colony for Ungrateful Daughters" by Henry Lien (Excerpt)
"The Litigation Master and the Monkey King" by Ken Liu (???)
"In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind" by Sarah Pinsker (Part 1, Part 2)

BEST SHORT STORY (less than 7,500 words)
"The Sounds of Old Earth" by Matthew Kressel (Full)
"Selkie Stories Are for Losers" by Sofia Samatar (Full)
"Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer" by Kenneth Schneyer (Full)
"If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love" by Rachel Swirsky (Full) WINNER!
"Alive, Alive Oh" by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley (Full)

Nothing much to not about this year's nominees. I see quite a few females up here. There are more non-unique female nominations than male, and not by a small margin. That's nice to see.

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Interestingly, I have not heard any reports about this. Only way I knew was from John Scalzi's blog. Interesting. Makes me wonder if the Nebulas are still worth it, if anyone cares but SFWA people.

Also, eight nominees for novel? Really?
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