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Old Mar 20 2009, 03:14 PM   #1
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It's that time of year, when things in the world of Science Fiction and Fantasy get nominated for the genre's awards. If you're looking for new stuff to read the works on these lists wouldn't be a bad place to start.

First, the Nebula Award Final Ballot

Novels
  • Little Brother - Doctorow, Cory (Tor, Apr08)
  • Powers - Le Guin, Ursula K. (Harcourt, Sep07)
  • Cauldron - McDevitt, Jack (Ace, Nov07)
  • Brasyl - McDonald, Ian (Pyr, May07)
  • Making Money - Pratchett, Terry (Harper, Sep07)
  • Superpowers - Schwartz, David J. (Three Rivers Press, Jun08)

Novellas
  • "The Spacetime Pool" - Asaro, Catherine (Analog, Mar08)
  • "Dark Heaven" - Benford, Gregory (Alien Crimes, ed. Mike Resnick, SFBC, Jan07)
  • "Dangerous Space" - Eskridge, Kelley (Dangerous Space, Aqueduct Press, Jun07)
  • "The Political Prisoner" - Finlay, Charles Coleman (F&SF, Aug08)
  • "The Duke in His Castle" - Nazarian, Vera (Norilana Books, Jun08)

Novelettes
  • "If Angels Fight" - Bowes, Richard (F&SF, Feb08)
  • "The Ray Gun: A Love Story" - Gardner, James Alan (Asimov's, Feb08)
  • "Dark Rooms" - Goldstein, Lisa (Asimov's, Oct/Nov 07)
  • "Pride and Prometheus" - Kessel, John (F&SF, Jan08)
  • "Night Wind" - Rosenblum, Mary (Lace and Blade, ed. Deborah J. Ross, Norilana Books, Feb08)
  • "Baby Doll" - Sinisalo, Johanna (The SFWA European Hall of Fame, ed. James Morrow & Kathryn Morrow, Tor, Jun07 )
  • "Kaleidoscope" - Wentworth, K.D. (F&SF, May07)

Short Stories
  • "The Button Bin" - Allen, Mike (Helix: A Speculative Fiction Quarterly, Oct07)
  • "The Dreaming Wind" - Ford, Jeffrey (The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales, ed. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, Viking, Jul07)
  • "Trophy Wives" - Hoffman, Nina Kiriki (Fellowship Fantastic, ed. Martin H. Greenburg and Kerrie Hughes, DAW Books Jan08)
  • "26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss" - Johnson, Kij (Asimov's, Jul08)
  • "The Tomb Wife" - Jones, Gwyneth (F&SF, Aug07)
  • "Don't Stop" - Kelly, James Patrick (Asimov's, Jun07)
  • "Mars: A Traveler's Guide" - Nestvold, Ruth (Asimov's, Jan 08)

Scripts
  • The Dark Knight - Nolan, Jonathan; Nolan, Christopher, Goyer, David S. (Warner Bros., Jul08)
  • “WALL-E” Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Original story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter (Walt Disney June 2008)
  • The Shrine - Wright, Brad (Stargate Atlantis, Aug08)

Norton
  • Graceling - Cashore, Kristin (Harcourt, Oct08)
  • Lamplighter - Cornish, D.M. (Monster Blood Tattoo, Book 2, Putnam Juvenile, May08)
  • Savvy - Law, Ingrid (Dial, May08)
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox - Pearson, Mary E. (Henry Holt and Company, Apr08)
  • 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) - Wilce, Ysabeau S. (Harcourt, Sep08)
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Old Mar 20 2009, 03:22 PM   #2
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And now the Hugo Award Nominees (well, some of them, because there are a lot of Hugo Award categories)

Best Novel
  • Anathem by Neal Stephenson (Morrow; Atlantic UK)
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury UK)
  • Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen; HarperVoyager UK)
  • Saturn’s Children by Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)
  • Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi (Tor)

Best Novella
  • “The Erdmann Nexus” by Nancy Kress (Asimov’s Oct/Nov 2008)
  • “The Political Prisoner” by Charles Coleman Finlay (F&SF Aug 2008) – Read Online
  • “The Tear” by Ian McDonald ( Galactic Empires)
  • “True Names” by Benjamin Rosenbaum & Cory Doctorow ( Fast Forward 2) — Free download
  • “Truth” by Robert Reed (Asimov’s Oct/Nov 2008)

Best Novelette
  • “Alastair Baffle’s Emporium of Wonders” by Mike Resnick (Asimov’s Jan 2008)
  • “The Gambler” by Paolo Bacigalupi ( Fast Forward 2)
  • “Pride and Prometheus” by John Kessel (F&SF Jan 2008)
  • “The Ray-Gun: A Love Story” by James Alan Gardner (Asimov’s Feb 2008)
  • “Shoggoths in Bloom” by Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s Mar 2008)

Best Short Story
  • “26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss” by Kij Johnson (Asimov’s Jul 2008) — Read Online
  • “Article of Faith” by Mike Resnick (Baen’s Universe Oct 2008)
  • “Evil Robot Monkey” by Mary Robinette Kowal ( The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Volume Two)
  • “Exhalation” by Ted Chiang ( Eclipse Two)
  • “From Babel’s Fall’n Glory We Fled” by Michael Swanwick (Asimov’s Feb 2008)
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And the Nebula winners are:

Novel: Powers by Ursula K LeGuin

Novella: "The Spacetime Pool" by Catherine Asaro

Novelette: "Pride and Prometheus" by John Kessel

Short Story: "Trophy Wives" by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Script: "WALL-E"

Andre Norton Award: 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
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Haven't read LeGuin since after "Malafrena", which I couldn't finish... maybe it's time to have another go
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I've only read Left Hand of Darkness and some of her essays, but I loved those and have been meaning to read more for a while.
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I confess to a childlike desire to read Flora's Dare.
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I confess to a childlike desire to read Flora's Dare.
Nah, I already read the title. How much more info can the short story itself have?
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Hans: it's NOT a short story.

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The Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy, named to honor prolific science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton (1912–2005), is a yearly juried award presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) to the author of an outstanding young adult science fiction or fantasy book published in the previous year.
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2009 Locus Award Finalists There are more categories I haven't posted here.

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

* Matter, Iain M. Banks (Orbit UK)
* City at the End of Time, Greg Bear (Gollancz, Del Rey)
* Marsbound, Joe Haldeman (Ace)
* Anathem, Neal Stephenson (Atlantic UK, Morrow)
* Saturn's Children, Charles Stross (Orbit, Ace)

FANTASY NOVEL

* The Shadow Year, Jeffrey Ford (Morrow)
* Lavinia, Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt)
* The Bell at Sealey Head, Patricia A. McKillip (Ace)
* The Dragons of Babel, Michael Swanwick (Tor)
* An Evil Guest, Gene Wolfe (Tor)

FIRST NOVEL

* Thunderer, Felix Gilman (Bantam Spectra)
* Black Ships, Jo Graham (Orbit US)
* Pandemonium, Daryl Gregory (Ballantine Del Rey)
* The Gone-Away World, Nick Harkaway (William Heinemann, Knopf)
* Singularity's Ring, Paul Melko (Tor)

YOUNG-ADULT NOVEL

* Little Brother, Cory Doctorow (Tor)
* The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins, Bloomsbury)
* Tender Morsels, Margo Lanagan (Knopf)
* Nation, Terry Pratchett (Doubleday UK, HarperCollins)
* Zoe's Tale, John Scalzi (Tor)

NOVELLA

* "The Erdmann Nexus", Nancy Kress (Asimov’s 10-11/08)
* "Pretty Monsters", Kelly Link (Pretty Monsters)
* "The Tear", Ian McDonald (Galactic Empires)
* Once Upon a Time in the North, Philip Pullman (Knopf)
* "True Names", Benjamin Rosenbaum & Cory Doctorow (Fast Forward 2)

NOVELETTE

* "Pump Six", Paolo Bacigalupi (Pump Six and Other Stories)
* "The Ice War", Stephen Baxter (Asimov’s 9/08)
* "Shoggoths in Bloom"Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s 3/08)
* "The Things that Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away", Cory Doctorow (Tor.com 8/08)
* "Pride and Prometheus", John Kessel (F&SF 1/08)

SHORT STORY

* "King Pelles the Sure", Peter S. Beagle (Strange Roads)
* "Boojum", Elizabeth Bear & Sarah Monette (Fast Ships, Black Sails)
* "Exhalation", Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two)
* "The Kindness of Strangers", Nancy Kress (Fast Forward 2)
* "After the Coup", John Scalzi (Tor.com 7/08)
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Hans: the Flora books include a character called Hansgen!
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Hugo Award Winners!

Best Novel
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Best Novella
"The Erdmann Nexus" by Nancy Kress

Best Novelette
"Shoggoths in Bloom" by Elizabeth Bear

Best Short Story
"Exhalation" by Ted Chiang

The rest of the winners will be listed here
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