‘‘Wakulla Springs," by Andy Duncan & Ellen Klages (Tor.com 10/2/13)
‘‘The Weight of the Sunrise,’’ Vylar Kaftan (Asimov’s 2/13)
‘‘Annabel Lee,” Nancy Kress (New Under the Sun)
‘‘Burning Girls,’’ Veronica Schanoes (Tor.com 6/19/13)
‘‘Trial of the Century,’’ Lawrence M. Schoen (lawrencemschoen.com, 8/13; World Jumping)
Six-Gun Snow White, Catherynne M. Valente (Subterranean)
This is going to be somewhat of a disappointing post, but given that I have had to pre-schedule my Nebula wrap up posts due to the vacation that I am currently on (picture me on an island, on a beach, with a delicious drink in my hand), I also very much ran out of time to do much with my reading of the Nebula nominated novellas.
By "do much", I mean "read anything other than Cat Valente's novella". I have downloaded the available stories; so I have everything except for the Nancy Kress, which is also not available through my library system or through interlibrary loan.
Six-Gun Snow White (my review): On my ballot of one, Valente wins?
Having only read one of the nominated stories, I don't have much of an emotional stake in this. "Wakulla Springs" has also been nominated for a Hugo Award, and I will read it as part of my coverage of that award (I promise). I have seen unfailingly positive comments directed towards it as well, but I have also seen folks talking up "Burning Girls", so I don't know.
On the other hand, if I'm only aware of a fraction of who is speaking online, anything could surprise me. I would expect the award to go to either Duncan / Klages, Schanoes, or Valente.
I would like to say that I will absolutely get to all of the nominated stories after the awards are given out this weekend, but since I will begin my Hugo reading as early as possible, I suspect that I will miss out on most of these stories. The exception to this is that I will try to read whatever story wins the award, assuming that it is not Catherynne Valente's story.