The 2012 Nebula Awards’ list of finalists dropped today!

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NebulaAwardsNow that everyone’s nearly finished cramming for the Academy Awards, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has posted their list of final nominees for their Nebula Awards. Voting remains opens through March with the awards ceremony occurring mid-May. This year somewhat to my shame, I mostly recognize titles from their secondary Ray Bradbury and Andre Norton Awards for film and YA. There are some hard choices in those categories! I look forward to getting up to speed on the other nominees, but it doesn’t look like this is going to be a year of obvious winners.

Nebula Nominees

for Novel

Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed
Ironskin by Tina Connolly
The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
The Drowning Girl by Caitlín R. Kiernan
Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal
2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson

for Novella

On a Red Station, Drifting by Aliette de Bodard
After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress
“The Stars Do Not Lie” by Jay Lake
“All the Flavors” by Ken Liu
“Katabasis” by Robert Reed
“Barry’s Tale” by Lawrence M. Schoen

 for Novelette

“The Pyre of New Day” by Catherine Asaro
“Close Encounters” by Andy Duncan
“The Waves” by Ken Liu
“The Finite Canvas” by Brit Mandelo
“Swift, Brutal Retaliation” by Meghan McCarron
“Portrait of Lisane da Patagnia” by Rachel Swirsky
“Fade to White” by Catherynne M. Valente

Short Story

“Robot” by Helena Bell
“Immersion” by Aliette de Bodard
“Fragmentation, or Ten Thousand Goodbyes” by Tom Crosshill
“Nanny’s Day” by Leah Cypess
“Give Her Honey When You Hear Her Scream” by Maria Dahvana Headley
“The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species” by Ken Liu
“Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain” by Cat Rambo

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation Nominees

The Avengers
Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Cabin in the Woods
The Hunger Games
John Carter
Looper

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Nominees

Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill
Black Heart by Holly Black
Above by Leah Bobet
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst
Seraphina  by Rachel Hartman
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
Every Day by David Levithan
Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Railsea by China Miéville
Fair Coin by E.C. Myers
Above World by Jenn Reese

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