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2012 Nebula Award Nominees! Posted at 5:20 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post
Throne of the Crescent Moon Ironskin The Killing Moon
The Drowning Girl Glamour in Glass 2312

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announces the nominees for the 2012 Nebula Awards. The nominees in the Novel category are:

See the official press release for the complete shortlist for all categories. The winners will be announced at the Forty-Eighth Nebula Awards Weekend which will be held May 16-19th, 2013, in San Jose at the San Jose Hilton. Voting will open to SFWA Active members on March 1 and close on March 30.

Congratulations to all the nominees! So what do you think of this lineup? Any early favorites?


Scott Laz   |   20 Feb 2013 @ 17:58

Good books, by most accounts, but I’d like to see more balance between SF and fantasy. This award used to be given by the Science Fiction Writers of America… M. John Harrison, Adam Roberts, and Alastair Reynolds (among others) have all gotten excellent reviews for their 2012 SF novels.

Emil   |   20 Feb 2013 @ 22:12

I’m with Scott on this one. Not that it is the fault of the authors, but why is that fantasy works dominate awards lately?

By the way, Dave, I’m now even more delighted in chosing Saladin Ahmed as my reward for my finsl GMRC win!

N.K Jemisin is fast becoming someons to watch closely. I love her brand of fantasy, very reminiscent of Zelazny.

Dave Post   |   20 Feb 2013 @ 22:37

Fantasy has been on the rise for a long time it seems. I’m hoping it’s cyclical and we’ll start seeing SF moving back up. Emil, are you finding any time to read lately? I’m sure the farm is eating up your spare time these days. A review might be too much to ask for but I’m gonna ask anyway 😉 We don’t have any reviews for Throne yet.

Glenn   |   21 Feb 2013 @ 03:52

With the exception of Robinson, I’ve never read any of these authors. If the winner happens to be one of the ladies, then that’ll take care of one month of the WoGF. It’s the deciding on who to read, which is the tough part for me. That why I have all of you.

Emil   |   24 Feb 2013 @ 06:08

Dave, yes, time for reading is still there. I’ve managed to finish 3 books for the challange so far, but I fear little time remains for reviews. Let’s see how the remainder of the year unfolds. It is pretty hectic on the farm!

Fantasy has always been part and parcel of the rewards. It’s just noticable how dominant these novels are becoming.. Last year’s Nebula were equally fantasy-geared. It’s not a complaint, but sure would be grand to see the return of good old-fashioned SF. I guess market conditions and fandom decides otherwise.

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