Mass Autographings at Nebulas

A mass signing, featuring more than 40 science fiction and fantasy writers including Connie Willis, John Scalzi, Joe Haldeman, Allen Steele, James Morrow, Michael Whelan, Michael Swanwick, and Laura Anne Gilman will take place as part of the Nebula Award Weekend on Friday, May 20 from 5:30 to 7:00 at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut NW, Washington, DC. The signing is open to the public.

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Nebula Nominations

SFWA has announced this year’s nominees for the Nebula Awards. The Nebulas are selected by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. This year’s winners will be announced during the Nebula Award Weekend in Washington, D.C, the weekend of May 19-22.

Short Story

  • “Arvies,” by Adam-Troy Castro
  • “How Interesting: A Tiny Man,” by Harlan Ellison®
  • “Ponies,” by Kij Johnson
  • “I’m Alive, I Love You, I’ll See You in Reno,” by Vylar Kaftan
  • “The Green Book,” by Amal El-Mohtar
  • “Ghosts of New York,” by Jennifer Pelland
  • “Conditional Love,” by Felicity Shoulders

Novelette

  • “Map of Seventeen,” by Christopher Barzak
  • “The Jaguar House, in Shadow,” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “The Fortuitous Meeting of Gerard van Oost and Oludara,” by Christopher Kastensmidt
  • “Plus or Minus,” by James Patrick Kelly
  • “Pishaach,” by Shweta Narayan
  • “That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made,” by Eric James Stone
  • “Stone Wall Truth,” by Caroline M. Yoachim

Novella

  • The Alchemist, by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • “Iron Shoes,” by J. Kathleen Cheney
  • The Lifecycle of Software Objects, by Ted Chiang
  • “The Sultan of the Clouds,” by Geoffrey A. Landis
  • “Ghosts Doing the Orange Dance,” by Paul Park
  • “The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen’s Window,” by Rachel Swirsky

Novel

  • The Native Star, by M.K. Hobson
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, by N.K. Jemisin
  • Shades of Milk and Honey, by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Echo, by Jack McDevitt
  • Who Fears Death, by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Blackout/All Clear, by Connie Willis

Ray Bradbury Award

  • Despicable Me, directed by Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud, screenplay by Ken Daurio & Cinco Paul, story by Sergio Pablos
  • Doctor Who: ‘‘Vincent and the Doctor,” by Richard Curtis
  • How to Train Your Dragon, directed by Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders, screenplay by William Davies, Dean DeBlois, & Chris Sanders
  • Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan, screenplay by Christopher Nolan
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, directed by Edgar Wright, screenplay by Michael Bacall & Edgar Wright
  • Toy Story 3, directed by Lee Unkrich, screenplay by Michael Arndt, story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, & Lee Unkrich

Andre Norton Award

  • Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • White Cat, by Holly Black
  • Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
  • Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword, by Barry Deutsch
  • I Shall Wear Midnight, by Terry Pratchett
  • The Boy from Ilysies, by Pearl North
  • A Conspiracy of Kings, by Megan Whalen Turner
  • Behemoth, by Scott Westerfield

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Nebula Awards

The Nebula Awards were presented on Saturday May 15 in Cocoa Beach. The weekend was scheduled to coincide with the final launch of the space shuttle Atlantis and many of the attendees watched the launch from the Causeway, with many of the nominees watching from NASA’s Banana River Viewing Area. Winners (including previously announced honorees) are listed below.

Solstice Awards: Tom Doherty, Terri Windling, Donald A. Wollheim
Service to SFWA: Vonda McIntyre, Keith Stokes
Author Emeritus: Neal Barrett, Jr.
Damon Knight Grand Master: Joe W. Haldeman
Andre Norton Award: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Catherynne M. Valente
Ray Bradbury Award: Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell for District 9
Short Story: “Spar,” by Kij Johnson
Novelette: “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast,” by Eugie Foster
Novella: The Women of Nell Gwynne’s, Kage Baker
Novel: The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi

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Streaming Nebulas

For the first time, this year’s Nebula Awards will be streamed live on the web. The webcast will begin at 7:00 Eastern Time, to coincide with the start of the Nebula banquet. The Awards ceremony is scheduled to begin at 8:15 Eastern Time.

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Nebula Winners

The 2008 Nebula Awards were presented on April 25 at the Grand Horizon Ballroom at Sunset Village on the UCLA campus. The evening was chaired by Christine Valada. Janis Ian served as toastmaster and Chuck Lorre gave the keynote address. Other awards included:

  • Best Novel: Powers, by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Best Novella: “The Spacetime Pool,” by Catherine Asaro
  • Best Novelette: “Pride and Prometheus,” by John Kessel
  • Best Short Story: “Trophy Wives,” by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
  • Best Script: WALL-E, by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Original story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter
  • Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy Book: Flora’s Dare: How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror, and Try to Save Califa from a Shaky Doom (Despite Being Confined to Her Room), by Ysabeau S. Wilce
  • Damon Knight Grandmaster Award: Harry Harrison
  • SFWA Writer Emerita: M.J. Engh
  • Bradbury Award: Joss Whedon
  • SFWA Service Award: Victoria Strauss
  • Solstice Awards: Kate Wilhelm, Algis Budrys, Martin H. Greenberg

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Nebula Overhaul

The Nebula Awards have had their rules changed by SFWA. Rolling eligibility is gone and the number of recommendations required has been decreased from ten to five and nominations must be made during a set nomination period from November 15 to February 15. Active and Associate members will be allowed to nominate. Beginning with works published in 2009, there are no more Nebula juries. The Best Script award has been replaced by the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and, like the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book is not a Nebula. Although not confirmed, Associate members may be allowed to vote on the final ballot.

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Nebula Preliminary Ballot Released

The SFWA has announced the Nebula Preliminary ballot. These are works published between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2008 that received ten recommendations from the SFWA membership within twelve months of their publication, with the tenth recommendation arriving between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008. The membership will cull the categories down to a five selections in each category and juries may add an additional work in each category (more than one in the case of the Norton Award, which is not a Nebula). Categories with fewer than five items on the Preliminary ballot (Novella, Script, and Norton) will see all of those items on the final ballot.

Novel

  • A Betrayal in Winter, by Daniel Abraham
  • One for Sorrow, by Chris Barzak
  • Territory, by Emma Bull
  • Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow
  • In War Times, by Kathleen Ann Goonan
  • Powers, by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Cauldron, by Jack McDevitt
  • Brasyl, by Ian McDonald
  • Making Money, by Terry Pratchett
  • The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss

Novelette

  • If Angels Fight, by Richard Bowes
  • Quaestiones Super Caelo et Mundo, by Michael F. Flynn
  • The Ray-Gun: A Love Story, by James Alan Gardner
  • Dark Rooms, by Lisa Goldstein
  • Pride and Prometheus, by John Kessel
  • The Prophet of Flores, by Ted Kosmatka
  • Finisterra, by David Moles
  • Baby Doll, by Johanna Sinisalo
  • Kaleidoscope, by K.D. Wentworth

Novella

  • The Spacetime Pool, by Catherine Asaro
  • Dark Heaven, by Gregory Benford
  • Dangerous Space, by Kelley Eskridge
  • The Political Prisoner, by Charles Coleman Finlay

Short Story

  • The Button Bin, by Mike Allen
  • Skull Valley, by Michael Cassutt
  • Stranger Than Imagination Can, by Sheila Finch
  • The Dreaming Wind, by Jeffrey Ford
  • Bottles, by Samantha Henderson
  • The Hotel Astarte, by M.K. Hobson
  • 26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss, by Kij Johnson
  • The Tomb Wife, by Gwyneth Jones
  • Don’t Stop, by James Patrick Kelly
  • Mars: A Traveler’s Guide, by Ruth Nestvold
  • The Astronaut, by Brian Plante
  • Holiday, by Mary Rickert
  • Summer in Paris, Light From the Sky, by Ken Scholes
  • How Music Begins, by James Van Pelt

Script

  • WALL-E, by Andrew Stanton

No works made the preliminary ballot for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.

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