Science Fiction Awards Watch

Nebula Final Ballot

SFWA has announced the finalists for this year’s Nebula Awards (and also the Bradbury Award and Andre Norton Award). The full list is available at their web site. Here are the Best Novel nominees.

  • The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Nightshade) [Purchase]
  • The Love We Share Without Knowing, Christopher Barzak (Bantam) [Purchase]
  • Flesh and Fire, Laura Anne Gilman (Pocket) [Purchase]
  • The City & The City, China Miéville (Del Rey) [Purchase]
  • Boneshaker, Cherie Priest (Tor) [Purchase]
  • Finch, Jeff VanderMeer (Underland Press) [Purchase]

And the Bradbury:

  • Star Trek, JJ Abrams (Paramount)
  • District 9, Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell (Tri-Star)
  • Avatar, James Cameron (Fox)
  • Moon, Duncan Jones and Nathan Parker (Sony)
  • Up, Bob Peterson and Pete Docter (Disney/Pixar)
  • Coraline, Henry Selick (Laika/Focus)

4 Responses to “Nebula Final Ballot”

  1. on 19 Feb 2010 at 9:27 amKenny

    Regarding the Nebula novels: there is only one straight-up SF novel in the SFWA announcement–“The Windup Girl”.

    “The Love We Share Without Knowing” is literary fiction, though there may be some SF elements in it–I can’t tell. “Flesh and Fire” is Fantasy. “The City & The City” is dark fantasy and perhaps mystery. “Boneshaker” and “Finch” are horror.

  2. on 19 Feb 2010 at 12:51 pmCheryl

    That’s funny, because when I did my British Fantasy Awards ballot last weekend I left off Finch and The City & The City because I thought they were too science fictional. Finch has an alien invasion in it.

  3. on 20 Feb 2010 at 5:00 amKenny

    I should have disclaimed: I haven’t read any of them. I read the jacket copy and examined their genre tags on Amazon.

  4. on 25 Feb 2010 at 9:46 amWarren Buff

    The City & The City was definitely more science fiction than fantasy. It struck me as “weird fiction” if I’d have to pick a category, and definitely had social science fiction involved in it. But the dust jacket didn’t convey that very well.