Friday, April 2, 2010

Nebula Awards 2009 - novellas: Nominees

Official announcement & opening remarks.

I'd written this post sometime back, hoping to actually read some of the stories - so I can fill in their descriptions before posting. But going by my experience reading this year's novelette & short story nominees, I'm not feeling inclined. Posting this anyway for download links, in case someone wants to give them a try.

PS: I'd actually began reading Kress' story quite sometime back. Have read only a few initial pages - something about terrorism.

Nominees (6 stories, best first, unread last).

If I have a separate post on a story, link on story title goes there. For read stories, my rating (ABC: A = worth the time, C = don't bother) is in brackets. Links on author or publisher fetch more fiction from source.
  1. Carolyn Ives Gilman's "Arkfall" (A); download or read online; F&SF, September 2008: Adventure in an exotic waterworld.

    Added to my "best of the year 2008" list.

    Note the official SFWA list wrongly labels it as first published in September 2009; it's 2008.
  2. [winner] Kage Baker's "The Women of Nell Gwynne's"; Subterranean Press, June 2009: Not read.
  3. Nancy Kress' "Act One"; download; Asimov's, March 2009: Not read.
  4. James Morrow's "Shambling Towards Hiroshima"; Tachyon, February 2009: Not read.
  5. Jason Sanford's "Sublimation Angels"; download; Interzone, October 2009: Not read.

    Interzone? Is any work published by an SFWA member anywhere in the world eligible? I used to think Nebulas were for work published in the US.
  6. John Scalzi's "The God Engines"; Subterranean Press, December 2009: Not read.


  1. Other short fiction categories in this year's Nebula awards: short stories, novelettes.
  2. Last year's Nebula awards: short stories, novelettes, novellas.
  3. Competing awards that recognize "best" fiction originally published in 2009: Aurialis (Australian authors), BSFA (fiction published in UK), Million Writers (global, online short fiction).

    Note the scope of Nebulas is 1.5 years - later half of 2008 & all of 2009. All other awards only care about 2009.
  4. Anthologies that collect "best fiction originally published during 2009": Dozois', Hartwell/Cramer's, Horton's, Strahan's.
  5. My "best fiction originally published during 2009, 2010" lists (also list others' best of relevant year lists at bottom).
  6. "Best of" lists.
  7. Fiction originally published in 2008/2009, during 2000s.
Note: I normally update list posts like this when I read a story, find new links, etc. This post was last updated 2 April 2010.


Anonymous said...

Interzone is electronically published in the United States by Fictionwise, and you can find it here:

Eugie Foster's Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast was likewise first published in Interzone and is again eligible because of Fictionwise and because it was also reprinted in Apex.

You may feel free to vote for whatever you like without worry!

Tinkoo said...

Thanks for clarifying, Jim.