Nebula Awards Long List Announced

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America has announced the long list for the prestigious Nebula Awards, from which the finalists will be chosen by SFWA members. It's quite a hodge podge of types and authors, plenty for everyone to choose from. I'm not sure who my money would be on--newcomers like Tobias Buckell, Hal Duncan, and Jay Lake, "famous outsiders" like Michael Chabon or J.K Rowling, established SF writers like Nalo Hopkinson and Peter Watts, or what I'd call "distinguished Old Masters," like Joe Haldeman and Jack McDevitt. Should be interesting--stay tuned! Before they parse it down, here's the list of novels for Amazon readers wishing to seek out some great SF. For the entire long list, visit the SFWA website.

Ragamuffin, by Tobias Buckell

The Yiddish Policemen's Union, by Michael Chabon

Species Imperative #3: Regeneration, by Julie E. Czerneda

Vellum: The Book of All Hours, by Hal Duncan

The Accidental Time Machine, by Joe Haldeman

The New Moon's Arms, by Nalo Hopkinson

Mainspring, by Jay Lake

Odyssey, by Jack McDevitt

The Outback Stars, by Sandra McDonald

Strange Robby, by Selina Rosen

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling

Rollback, by Robert J. Sawyer

Blindsight, by Peter Watts

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Comments (7)

Of course Frank has not read Book Seven, has Frank?

Posted by: Gary Houck | Thursday January 24, 2008 at 1:28 AM

Wow. Nice to see some deserving friends make the ballot.

Posted by: Tully | Monday January 21, 2008 at 9:13 AM

Hey--thanks for the comments, and the link is fixed. When the finalists are announced, I'll post an entry. The winners are announced in late April.

Posted by: JeffVanderMeer | Monday January 21, 2008 at 9:06 AM

The second link is the same as the first. You might want to fix that.

And, while I have not read any of JK Rowling's stuff, it is fantasy, and very popular fantasy at that. Let the judges judge is my advice.

Posted by: Kevin Baker | Monday January 21, 2008 at 8:49 AM

she's not won it, but she's up for consideration. still. utterly disgusted.

Posted by: Frank A. Vasquez | Sunday January 20, 2008 at 7:52 PM

Rowling won a Nebula for the 7th Potter book? WHAT AN UTTER TRAVESTY. As a reader, I am insulted. Amazing how an award so prestigious as this can go from a genius like Gene Wolfe to a second-rate writer like J.K.

Posted by: Frank A. Vasquez | Sunday January 20, 2008 at 7:45 PM

Whens the vote complete?

Posted by: Chris Kulig | Sunday January 20, 2008 at 11:35 AM

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