Friday, January 11, 2008

Preliminary Nebula Ballot 2008

Friday, January 11, 2008
Thanks to Mary Robinette Kowal for this link.

According to Mary, the writers in the SFWA will select the top 5 in each category and that will be the final ballot for the Nebulas.

I have left the scripts and the “Norton” award off this list.

Novels (13)
Ragamuffin, by Tobias Buckell (Tor, June 2007)
The Yiddish Policemen's Union, by Michael Chabon (HarperCollins, May 2007)
Species Imperative #3: Regeneration, by Julie E. Czerneda (DAW, May 2006)
Vellum: The Book of All Hours, by Hal Duncan (Del Rey, April 2006)
The Accidental Time Machine, by Joe Haldeman (Ace, August 2007)
The New Moon's Arms, by Nalo Hopkinson (Warner Books, February 2007)
Mainspring, by Jay Lake (Tor, June 2007)
Odyssey, by Jack McDevitt (Ace, November 2006)
The Outback Stars, by Sandra McDonald (Tor, May 2007)
Strange Robby, by Selina Rosen (Meisha Merlin Publishing, July 2006)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic Press, July 2007)
Rollback, by Robert J. Sawyer (Tor book, April 2007)
Blindsight, by Peter Watts (Tor, October 2006)


Novellas (5)
"The Helper and His Hero," by Matt Hughes (F&SF, Mar07 (Feb07 & Mar07))
"Fountain of Age," by Nancy Kress (Asimov's, Jul07)
"Stars Seen Through Stone," by Lucius Shepard (F&SF, Jul07)
"Kiosk," by Bruce Sterling (F&SF, Jan07)
"Memorare," by Gene Wolfe (F&SF, Apr07)

Novelettes (13)
"The Children's Crusade," by Robin Wayne Bailey
(Heroes in Training, Martin H. Greenberg and Jim C. Hines, Ed., DAW, Sep07)
"A Flight of Numbers Fantastique Strange," by Beth Bernobich (Asimov's, Jun06)
"Things That Aren't," by Michael A. Burstein and Robert Greenberger (Analog, Apr07)
"The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate," by Ted Chiang (F&SF, Sep07)
"Sister of the Hedge," by Jim C. Hines (Realms of Fantasy, Jun06)
"The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs Of North Park After the Change," by Kij
(Coyote Road, Trickster Tales, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, Ed., Viking Juvenile, Jul07)
"The Sun God at Dawn, Rising from a Lotus Blossom," by Andrea Kail (Writers of the Future Volume 23, Algis Budrys, Ed., Galaxy Press, Sep07)
"Safeguard," by Nancy Kress (Asimov's, Jan07)
"Alastair Baffle's Emporium of Wonders," by Mike Resnick (Asimov's, Jan08)
"Tonino and the Incubus," by Peg Robinson (Helix: A Speculative Fiction Quarterly, WS & LWE, Ed., Oct06 (Fall06 issue -- #2))
"Pol Pot's Beautiful Daughter," by Geoff Ryman (F&SF, Nov06)
"The Fiddler of Bayou Teche," by Delia Sherman (Coyote Road, Trickster Tales, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, Ed., Viking Juvenile, Jul07)
"Not of this Fold," by William Shunn (An Alternate History of the 21st Century, Spilt Milk Press, Sep07)

Short Stories (7)
"Unique Chicken Goes In Reverse," by Andy Duncan (Eclipse 1: New Science Fiction And Fantasy, Jonathan Strahan, Ed., Night Shade Books, Oct07)
"The Padre, the Rabbi, and the Devil His Own Self," by Melanie Fletcher (Helix: A Speculative Fiction Quarterly, WS & LWE, Ed., Oct06 (Fall06 issue -- #2))
"Always," by Karen Joy Fowler (Asimov's, May07 (apr/may07 issue))
"For Solo Cello, op. 12," by Mary Robinette Kowal (Cosmos, Mar07 (Feb/Mar07))
"Titanium Mike Saves the Day," by David D. Levine (F&SF, Apr07)
"The Story of Love," by Vera Nazarian (Salt of the Air, Prime Books, Sep06)
"Captive Girl," by Jennifer Pelland (Helix: A Speculative Fiction Quarterly, WS & LWE, Ed., Oct06 (Fall06 issue -- #2))


When the final ballot of 5's are announced I'll post that, try to provide links (when available), and discuss the nominees I have read.

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