ellestra: (tiger)
So I have some awards to catch up on.

The Nebulas' nominations for last year were announced last week. As they are voted by professionals they are not subject to internet ballot stuffing as Hugos were and it shows. The only thing I miss is The Man in the High Castle for the Ray Bradbury Award but this was a good year for SF&F and that includes screen version and you cannot nominate everything. I'm happy for Nimona - a graphic novel - to be nominated for Andre Norton Award.

Novel
Raising Caine, Charles E. Gannon (Baen)
The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu (Saga)
Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)
Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard, Lawrence M. Schoen (Tor)
Updraft, Fran Wilde (Tor)

Novella
Wings of Sorrow and Bone, Beth Cato (Harper Voyager Impulse)
The Bone Swans of Amandale, C.S.E. Cooney (Bone Swans)
The New Mother, Eugene Fischer (Asimov’s 4-5/15)
The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn, Usman T. Malik (Tor.com 4/22/15)
Binti, Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com)
Waters of Versailles, Kelly Robson (Tor.com 6/10/15)

Novelette
Rattlesnakes and Men, Michael Bishop (Asimov’s 2/15)
And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead, Brooke Bolander (Lightspeed 2/15)
Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds, Rose Lemberg (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 6/11/15)
The Ladies’ Aquatic Gardening Society, Henry Lien (Asimov’s 6/15)
The Deepwater Bride, Tamsyn Muir (F&SF 7-8/15)
Our Lady of the Open Road, Sarah Pinsker (Asimov’s 6/15)

Short Story
Madeleine, Amal El-Mohtar (Lightspeed 6/15)
Cat Pictures Please, Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld 1/15)
Damage, David D. Levine (Tor.com 1/21/15)
When Your Child Strays From God, Sam J. Miller (Clarkesworld 7/15)
Today I Am Paul, Martin L. Shoemaker (Clarkesworld 8/15)
Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers, Alyssa Wong (Nightmare 10/15)

•••

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
Ex Machina, Written by Alex Garland
Inside Out, Screenplay by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original Story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
Jessica Jones: AKA Smile, Teleplay by Scott Reynolds & Melissa Rosenberg; Story by Jamie King & Scott Reynolds
Mad Max: Fury Road, Written by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris
The Martian, Screenplay by Drew Goddard
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Written by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt


Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
Seriously Wicked, Tina Connolly (Tor Teen)
Court of Fives, Kate Elliott (Little, Brown)
Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan UK 5/14; Amulet)
Archivist Wasp, Nicole Kornher-Stace (Big Mouth House)
Zeroboxer, Fonda Lee (Flux)
Shadowshaper, Daniel José Older (Levine)
Bone Gap, Laura Ruby (Balzer + Bray)
Nimona, Noelle Stevenson (HarperTeen)
Updraft, Fran Wilde (Tor)

The other awards that just announced nominees are the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards. I never really got into horror so I can't really say anything about any of those but it's interesting to see self-published entries in both novel categories. It also looks like Alyssa Wong's Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers might be the it short story this year. And I like how the categories are all Superior Achievements.


Superior Achievement in a Novel
Clive Barker – The Scarlet Gospels (St. Martin’s Press)
Michaelbrent Collings – The Deep (self-published)
JG Faherty – The Cure (Samhain Publishing)
Patrick Freivald – Black Tide (JournalStone Publishing)
Paul Tremblay – A Head Full of Ghosts (William Morrow)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel
Courtney Alameda – Shutter (Feiwel & Friends)
Nicole Cushing – Mr. Suicide (Word Horde)
Brian Kirk – We Are Monsters (Samhain Publishing)
John McIlveen – Hannahwhere (Crossroad Press)
John Claude Smith – Riding the Centipede (Omnium Gatherum)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
Jennifer Brozek – Never Let Me Sleep (Permuted Press)
Michaelbrent Collings – The Ridealong (self-published)
John Dixon – Devil’s Pocket (Simon & Schuster)
Tonya Hurley – Hallowed (Simon & Schuster)
Maureen Johnson – The Shadow Cabinet (Penguin)
Ian Welke – End Times at Ridgemont High (Omnium Gatherum)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel
Cullen Bunn – Harrow County, Vol. 1: Countless Haints (Dark Horse Comics)
Victor Gischler – Hellbound (Dark Horse Books)
Robert Kirkman – Outcast, Vol. 1: A Darkness Surrounds Him (Image Comics)
Scott Snyder – Wytches, Vol. 1 (Image Comics)
Sam Weller, Mort Castle, Chris Ryall, & Carlos Guzman (editors) – Shadow Show: Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury (IDW Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
Gary A. Braunbeck – Paper Cuts (Seize the Night) (Gallery Books)
Lisa Mannetti – The Box Jumper (Smart Rhino Publications)
Norman Partridge – Special Collections (The Library of the Dead) (Written Backwards)
Mercedes M. Yardley – Little Dead Red (Grimm Mistresses) (Ragnarok Publications)
Scott Edelman – Becoming Invisible, Becoming Seen (Dark Discoveries #30)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
Kate Jonez – All the Day You’ll Have Good Luck (Black Static #47)
Gene O’Neill – The Algernon Effect (White Noise Press)
John Palisano – Happy Joe’s Rest Stop (18 Wheels of Horror) (Big Time Books)
Damien Angelica Walters – Sing Me Your Scars (Sing Me Your Scars) (Apex Publications)
Alyssa Wong – Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers (Nightmare Magazine #37)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay
Guillermo del Toro & Matthew Robbins – Crimson Peak (Legendary Pictures)
John Logan – Penny Dreadful: And Hell Itself My Only Foe (Showtime)
John Logan – Penny Dreadful: Nightcomers (Showtime)
David Robert Mitchell – It Follows (Northern Lights Films)
Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement – What We Do in the Shadows (Unison Films)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology
Michael Bailey – The Library of the Dead (Written Backwards)
Ellen Datlow – The Doll Collection: Seventeen Brand-New Tales of Dolls (Tor Books)
Christopher Golden – Seize the Night (Gallery Books)
Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Soles – nEvermore! (Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing)
Jonathan Maberry – The X-Files: Trust No One (IDW Publishing)
Joseph Nassise and Del Howison – Midian Unmade (Tor Books)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection
Gary A. Braunbeck – Halfway Down the Stairs (JournalStone Publishing)
Nicole Cushing – The Mirrors (Cycatrix Press)
Taylor Grant – The Dark at the End of the Tunnel (Cemetery Dance Publications)
Gene O’Neill – The Hitchhiking Effect (Dark Renaissance Books)
Lucy A. Snyder – While the Black Stars Burn (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction
Justin Everett and Jeffrey H. Shanks (ed.) – The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales: The Evolution of Modern Fantasy and Horror (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)
Stephen Jones – The Art of Horror (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books)
Michael Knost – Author’s Guide to Marketing with Teeth (Seventh Star Press)
Joe Mynhardt & Emma Audsley (editors) – Horror 201: The Silver Scream (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Danel Olson – Studies in the Horror Film: Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (Centipede Press)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection
Bruce Boston – Resonance Dark and Light (Eldritch Press)
Alessandro Manzetti – Eden Underground (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Ann Schwader – Dark Energies (P’rea Press)
Marge Simon – Naughty Ladies (Eldritch Press)
Stephanie M. Wytovich – An Exorcism of Angels (Raw Dog Screaming Press)


Also announced - the nominations for Philip K. Dick Awards. Here's the shortlist:

Edge of Dark by Brenda Cooper (Pyr)
After the Saucers Landed by Douglas Lain (Night Shade Books)
(R)evolution by PJ Manney (47North)
Apex by Ramez Naam (Angry Robot Books)
Windswept by Adam Rakunas (Angry Robot Books)
Archangel by Marguerite Reed (Arche Press)

There seems to be a trend for one word titles.


And finally - today Oscar winners were announced. They look mostly very predictable - Mad Max: The Fury Road swept the more technical, behind the scenes categories (I was very happy for Ex Machina to get the visual effects) and most of the big ones went to the most likely choices. Except for the Best Picture. It felt nice to be surprised and for me anything was a better choice than The Revenant. But all the documents were great and I was so happy for Chileans.
ellestra: (tiger)
The nominees for the 2014 Nebula Awards (presented 2015) have been announced on Friday along with the nominees for the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation and nominees for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Novel
The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
Trial by Fire by Charles E. Gannon
Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu
Coming Home by Jack McDevitt
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Novella
We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory
Yesterday’s Kin by Nancy Kress
The Regular by Ken Liu
The Mothers of Voorhisville by Mary Rickert
Calendrical Regression by Lawrence Schoen
Grand Jeté (The Great Leap) by Rachel Swirsky

Novelette
Sleep Walking Now and Then by Richard Bowes
The Magician and Laplace’s Demon by Tom Crosshill
A Guide to the Fruits of Hawai’i by Alaya Dawn Johnson
The Husband Stitch by Carmen Maria Machado
We Are the Cloud by Sam J. Miller
The Devil in America by Kai Ashante Wilson

Short Story
The Breath of War by Aliette de Bodard
When It Ends, He Catches Her by Eugie Foster
The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye by Matthew Kressel
The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family by Usman T. Malik
A Stretch of Highway Two Lanes Wide by Sarah Pinsker
Jackalope Wives by Ursula Vernon
“The Fisher Queen,” Alyssa Wong

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely
Edge of Tomorrow, Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie and Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth
Guardians of the Galaxy, Written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman
Interstellar, Written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan
The Lego Movie, Screenplay by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan
Salvage by Alexandra Duncan
Love Is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King
Dirty Wings by Sarah McCarry
Greenglass House by Kate Milford
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

I see Birdman has been nominated. I've seen arguments on the web with people fighting whether it is or isn't sf. I think it depends on whether you believe he flies on the end or not.
ellestra: (tiger)
On Sunday the winners of the 2013 Nebula Awards, the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy were announced:

Best Novel
Winner: Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler (Marian Wood)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (Morrow; Headline Review)
Fire with Fire, Charles E. Gannon (Baen)
Hild, Nicola Griffith (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
The Red: First Light, Linda Nagata (Mythic Island)
A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar (Small Beer)
The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker (Harper)

Best Novella
Winner: The Weight of the Sunrise, Vylar Kaftan (Asimov’s 2/13)
Wakulla Springs, Andy Duncan & Ellen Klages (Tor.com 10/2/13)
Annabel Lee, Nancy Kress (New Under the Sun)
Burning Girls, Veronica Schanoes (Tor.com 6/19/13)
Trial of the Century, Lawrence M. Schoen (lawrencemschoen.com, 8/13; World Jumping)
Six-Gun Snow White, Catherynne M. Valente (Subterranean)

Best Novelette
Winner: The Waiting Stars, Aliette de Bodard (The Other Half of the Sky)
Paranormal Romance, Christopher Barzak (Lightspeed 6/13)
They Shall Salt the Earth with Seeds of Glass, Alaya Dawn Johnson (Asimov’s 1/13)
Pearl Rehabilitative Colony for Ungrateful Daughters, Henry Lien (Asimov’s 12/13)
The Litigation Master and the Monkey King, Ken Liu (Lightspeed 8/13)
In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind, Sarah Pinsker (Strange Horizons 7/1 – 7/8/13)

Best Short Story
Winner: If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love, Rachel Swirsky (Apex 3/13)
The Sounds of Old Earth, Matthew Kressel (Lightspeed 1/13)
Selkie Stories Are for Losers, Sofia Samatar (Strange Horizons 1/7/13)
Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer, Kenneth Schneyer (Clockwork Phoenix 4)
Alive, Alive Oh, Sylvia Spruck Wrigley (Lightspeed 6/13)

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
Winner: Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, director; Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón, writers) (Warner Bros.)
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor (Nick Hurran, director; Steven Moffat, writer) (BBC Wales)
Europa Report (Sebastián Cordero, director; Philip Gelatt, writer) (Start Motion Pictures)
Her (Spike Jonze, director; Spike Jonze, writer) (Warner Bros.)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Francis Lawrence, director; Simon Beaufoy & Michael Arndt as Michael deBruyn, writers) (Lionsgate)
Pacific Rim (Guillermo del Toro, director; Travis Beacham & Guillermo del Toro, writers) (Warner Bros.)

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
Winner: Sister Mine, Nalo Hopkinson (Grand Central)
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Holly Black (Little, Brown; Indigo)
When We Wake, Karen Healey (Allen & Unwin; Little, Brown)
The Summer Prince, Alaya Dawn Johnson (Levine)
Hero, Alethea Kontis (Harcourt)
September Girls, Bennett Madison (Harper Teen)
A Corner of White, Jaclyn Moriarty (Levine)

Service to SFWA Award was given to Michael J. Armstrong.

Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award was given to Samuel R. Delany.

I got my wish and neither Doctor Who nor The Ocean at the End of the Lane won. I love both Doctor Who and Neil Gaiman but they tend to dominate the awards not always for the right reasons. Also I loved Gravity and I wanted it to win so I'm happy about it.

It's also notable that all the writing Nebulas were awarded to women. Nowadays there is nothing unusual about women winning the award (happens pretty often) but I think this is the first time they all went to women. Women writing SFF used to be forced to hide their gender under male pseudonyms and initials to even get published and only few decades later we at least got progress on the award field. One day we'll even might get the fandom to follow.
ellestra: (tiger)
The nominees for 2013 Nebula Awards as well as the nominees for the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation and the nominees for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy have been announced.

Best Novel
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (Marian Wood)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (Morrow; Headline Review)
Fire with Fire by Charles E. Gannon (Baen)
Hild by Nicola Griffith (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
The Red: First Light by Linda Nagata (Mythic Island)
A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar (Small Beer)
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker (Harper)

Best Novella
Wakulla Springs by Andy Duncan & Ellen Klages (Tor.com 10/2/13)
The Weight of the Sunrise by Vylar Kaftan (Asimov’s 2/13)
Annabel Lee by Nancy Kress (New Under the Sun, Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick)
Burning Girls by Veronica Schanoes (Tor.com 6/19/13)
Trial of the Century by Lawrence M. Schoen (lawrencemschoen.com, 8/13; World Jumping)
Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente (Subterranean)

Best Novelette
Paranormal Romance by Christopher Barzak (Lightspeed 6/13)
The Waiting Stars by Aliette de Bodard (The Other Half of the Sky)
They Shall Salt the Earth with Seeds of Glass by Alaya Dawn Johnson (Asimov’s 1/13)
Pearl Rehabilitative Colony for Ungrateful Daughters by Henry Lien (Asimov’s 12/13)
The Litigation Master and the Monkey King by Ken Liu (Lightspeed 8/13)
In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind by Sarah Pinsker (Strange Horizons 7/1 – 7/8/13)

Best Short Story
The Sounds of Old Earth by Matthew Kressel (Lightspeed 1/13)
Selkie Stories Are for Losers by Sofia Samatar (Strange Horizons 1/7/13)
Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer by Kenneth Schneyer (Clockwork Phoenix 4)
If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love by Rachel Swirsky (Apex 3/13)
Alive, Alive Oh by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley (Lightspeed 6/13)

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor (Nick Hurran, director; Steven Moffat, writer) (BBC Wales)
Europa Report (Sebastián Cordero, director; Philip Gelatt, writer) (Start Motion Pictures)
Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, director; Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón, writers) (Warner Bros.)
Her (Spike Jonze, director; Spike Jonze, writer) (Warner Bros.)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Francis Lawrence, director; Simon Beaufoy & Michael deBruyn, writers) (Lionsgate)
Pacific Rim (Guillermo del Toro, director; Travis Beacham & Guillermo del Toro, writers) (Warner Bros.)

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (Little, Brown; Indigo)
When We Wake by Karen Healey (Allen & Unwin; Little, Brown)
Sister Mine by Nalo Hopkinson (Grand Central)
The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson (Levine)
Hero by Alethea Kontis (Harcourt)
September Girls by Bennett Madison (Harper Teen)
A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty (Levine)

Damon Knight Grand Master Award: Samuel R. Delany
Special Guest: Frank M. Robinson

If it was Hugos I would know The Ocean at the End of the Lane has the award but maybe one of the books by a less known woman has a chance. I also hope that Doctor Who won't win. It's not that I think they are bad. Just the opposite. I just don't think they should win every time.
ellestra: (aeryn)
The 2012 Nebula (and adjacent) Awards were awarded last night and the winners are:

NOVEL: 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

NOVELLA: After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress (Tachyon)

NOVELLETTE: Close Encounters by Andy Duncan (The Pottawatomie Giant & Other Stories)

SHORT STORY: Immersion by Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld 6/12)

RAY BRADBURY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING DRAMATIC PRESENTATION: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin (director), Benh Zeitlin and Lucy Abilar (writers), (Journeyman/Cinereach/Court 13/Fox Searchlight)

ANDRE NORTON AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOK: Fair Coin, E.C. Myers (Pyr)

2012 DAMON KNIGHT GRAND MASTER AWARD: Gene Wolfe

SOLSTICE AWARD: Carl Sagan and Ginjer Buchanan

KEVIN O’DONNELL JR. SERVICE TO SFWA AWARD: Michael H. Payne

I still haven't read any of these but I'm happy about Ray Bradbury Award going to Beasts of the Southern Wild. All the other films were good entertainment but this one was something more. And congratulations to Gene Wolfe.
ellestra: (tiger)
The nominees for 2012 Nebula Awards have been announced:

Novel
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed (DAW; Gollancz ’13)
Ironskin by Tina Connolly (Tor)
The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
The Drowning Girl by Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc)
Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

Novella
On a Red Station, Drifting by Aliette de Bodard (Immersion Press)
After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress (Tachyon)
The Stars Do Not Lie by Jay Lake (Asimov’s 10-11/12)
All the Flavors by Ken Liu (GigaNotoSaurus 2/1/12)
Katabasis by Robert Reed (F&SF 11-12/12)
Barry’s Tale by Lawrence M. Schoen (Buffalito Buffet)

Novelette
The Pyre of New Day by Catherine Asaro (The Mammoth Books of SF Wars)
Close Encounters by Andy Duncan (The Pottawatomie Giant & Other Stories)
The Waves by Ken Liu (Asimov’s 12/12)
The Finite Canvas by Brit Mandelo (Tor.com 12/5/12)
Swift, Brutal Retaliation by Meghan McCarron (Tor.com 1/4/12)
Portrait of Lisane da Patagnia by Rachel Swirsky (Tor.com 8/22/12)
Fade to White by Catherynne M. Valente (Clarkesworld 8/12)

Short Story
Robot by Helena Bell (Clarkesworld 9/12)
Immersion by Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld 6/12)
Fragmentation, or Ten Thousand Goodbyes by Tom Crosshill (Clarkesworld 4/12)
Nanny’s Day by Leah Cypess (Asimov’s 3/12)
Give Her Honey When You Hear Her Scream by Maria Dahvana Headley (Lightspeed 7/12)
The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species by Ken Liu (Lightspeed 8/12)
Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain by Cat Rambo (Near + Far)

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
The Avengers, Joss Whedon (director) and Joss Whedon and Zak Penn (writers)
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin (director), Benh Zeitlin and Lucy Abilar (writers)
The Cabin in the Woods, Drew Goddard (director), Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard (writers)
The Hunger Games, Gary Ross (director), Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, and Billy Ray writers)
John Carter, Andrew Stanton (director), Michael Chabon, Mark Andrews, and Andrew Stanton (writers)
Looper, Rian Johnson (director), Rian Johnson (writer)

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill (Little, Brown)
Black Heart by Holly Black (S&S/McElderry; Gollancz)
Above by Leah Bobet (Levine)
The Diviners by Libba Bray (Little, Brown; Atom)
Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst (S&S/McElderry)
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Random House; Doubleday UK)
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis (Harcourt)
Every Day by David Levithan (Alice A. Knopf Books for Young Readers)
Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Tu Books)
Railsea by China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan)
Fair Coin by E.C. Myers (Pyr)
Above World by Jenn Reese (Candlewick)

The sad part is that I'm mostly indifferent to all the nominees. I don't even care about the movies and at least I watched most of them. I haven't read any of the books. Not even Jemisin even though I own it. I don't know if it's just my tastes or if the ballots are just so lackluster this year. How about you - did you like any of this (or at least pan to read it)?

I'm back

May. 23rd, 2012 11:53 pm
ellestra: (lightning)
I've seen many amazing things but I'm still sorting through the evidence so my first post is going to go through some of the interesting things that happened when I was away.

The Nebulas were awarded last weekend:

Novel
Among Others by Jo Walton (Tor)

Novella
The Man Who Bridged the Mist by Kij Johnson (Asimov’s, October/November 2011)

Novelette
What We Found by Geoff Ryman (F&SF, September/October 2011)

Short Story
The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu (F&SF, March/April 2011)

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
Doctor Who: “The Doctor’s Wife” by Neil Gaiman (writer), Richard Clark (director) (BBC Wales)

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult SF and Fantasy Book
The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman (Big Mouth House)

Damon Knight Grand Master Award
Connie Willis

Solstice Award
Octavia Butler (posthumous) and John Clute

Service to SFWA Award
Bud Webster

I don't have much to say as I haven't read any of that but I noticed that that's the second woman winning best novel in a row. Maybe that's the change in literature that led Esquire to start e-books imprint called "Fiction for Men". Because if women took over even the SFF stronghold men need to find a new place to call their own. Enjoying "plot-driven and exciting, where one thing happens after another" written by a woman can give you cooties or, even worse, ideas. I also don't believe finding a new Alistair MacLean or Frederick Forsyth writing the same book in different setting is going to help with men readership.

Now something more enjoyable before I get to really big wank tomorrow. The whole thing of SpaceX sending a craft into space that I missed because I was on a plane. One day someone will say that about mission to Mars because they'll be flying suborbital.

ellestra: (Default)
I was spammed with different versions of this at every turn for the whole day yesterday so now it's your turn - 2011 Nebula Awards nominees:

Novel
Among Others, Jo Walton
Embassytown, China Miéville
Firebird, Jack McDevitt
God’s War, Kameron Hurley
Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti, Genevieve Valentine
The Kingdom of Gods, N.K. Jemisin

Novella
Kiss Me Twice Mary Robinette Kowal
Silently and Very Fast Catherynne M. Valente
The Ice Owl Carolyn Ives Gilman
The Man Who Bridged the Mist Kij Johnson
The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary Ken Liu
With Unclean Hands Adam-Troy Castro

Novelette
Fields of Gold Rachel Swirsky
Ray of Light Brad R. Torgersen
Sauerkraut Station Ferrett Steinmetz
Six Months, Three Days Charlie Jane Anders
The Migratory Pattern of Dancers Katherine Sparrow
The Old Equations Jake Kerr
What We Found Geoff Ryman

Short Story
Her Husband’s Hands Adam-Troy Castro
Mama, We are Zhenya, Your Son Tom Crosshill
Movement Nancy Fulda
Shipbirth Aliette de Bodard
The Axiom of Choice David W. Goldman
The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees E. Lily Yu
The Paper Menagerie Ken Liu

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
Attack the Block
Captain America: The First Avenger
Doctor Who: The Doctor’s Wife
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Source Code
The Adjustment Bureau

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Book
Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor
Chime, Franny Billingsley
Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor
Everybody Sees the Ants, A.S. King
The Boy at the End of the World, Greg van Eekhout
The Freedom Maze, Delia Sherman
The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Rae Carson
Ultraviolet, R.J. Anderson

I've only read N.K. Jemisin's novel and, although I liked it, I'm not sure if I would give it Nebula. On the other hand I feel no interest in reading any of the other nominees. I'm much mor interested in Young Adult nominees and something feel wrong about it. I ususally like adult fiction more.
ellestra: (Default)
Nebula Awards winners have been announced yesterday:
Novel: Blackout/All Clear, Connie Willis (Spectra)
Novella: “The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen’s Window”, Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean Summer ’10)
Novelette: “That Leviathan Whom Thou Hast Made”, Eric James Stone (Analog 9/10)
Short Story
(tie): “Ponies”, Kij Johnson (Tor.com 1/17/10) and “How Interesting: A Tiny Man”, Harlan Ellison (Realms of Fantasy 2/10)
And the other awards presented at the same ceremony
Ray Bradbury Award: Inception
Andre Norton Award
: I Shall Wear Midnight, Terry Pratchett (Gollancz; Harper)

And here is the promo for new Torchwood and it has Gwen shooting guns with baby in other hand so now I think it's awesome:

Nebulae

May. 16th, 2010 10:37 pm
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The 2009 Nebula Awards winners were announced by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America at the Nebula Awards Banquet yesterday.

2009 Nebula Award Winners

Novel
The Windup Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade Books, Sept. 2009)

Novella
The Women of Nell Gwynne’s - Kage Baker (Subterranean Press, June 2009)

Novelette
Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast
Eugie Foster (Interzone, Feb. 2009)

Short Story
Spar
Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld, Oct. 2009)

Ray Bradbury Award
District 9
Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell (Tri-Star, Aug. 2009)

Andre Norton Award
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making,
Catherynne M. Valente (Catherynne M. Valente, June 2009)

Additional Honors
During the ceremonies, Joe Haldeman was honored as the next Damon Knight Grand Master, while Neal Barrett, Jr., was honored as Author Emeritus. Vonda N. McIntyre and Keith Stokes were honored with SFWA Service Awards while the SFWA Solstice Award, bestowed upon individuals who have made a significant impact on the science fiction or fantasy landscape, was presented to Tom Doherty, Terri Windling and the late Donald A. Wollheim.

And John Scalzi was voted the new SFWA president despite being the only contender he didn't believe it till he got to present that award.


I'm happy with all the winners, especially District 9 but I'm sure the wank will arrive soon. After all Hugos will be announced soon too and what is award season without wank?


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The 2009 Nebula Awards nominees were announced today (also Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation and Andre Norton for Young Adult fiction):

Short Story
* “Hooves and the Hovel of Abdel Jameela” Saladin Ahmed (Clockwork Phoenix 2, Norilana Press, Jul09)
* “I Remember the Future” Michael A. Burstein (I Remember the Future, Apex Publications, Nov08)
* “Non-Zero Probabilities” N. K. Jemisin (Clarkesworld, Nov09)
* “Spar” Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld, Oct09)
* “Going Deep” James Patrick Kelly (Asimov’s Science Fiction, Jun09)
* “Bridesicle” Will McIntosh (Asimov’s Science Fiction, Jan09)

Novelette
* “The Gambler” Paolo Bacigalupi (Fast Forward 2, Pyr Books, Oct08)
* “Vinegar Peace, or the Wrong-Way Used-Adult Orphanage” Michael Bishop (Asimov’s Science Fiction, Jul08)
* “I Needs Must Part, The Policeman Said” Richard Bowes (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Dec09)
* “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast” Eugie Foster (Interzone, Feb09)
* “Divining Light” Ted Kosmatka (Asimov’s Science Fiction, Aug08)
* “A Memory of Wind” Rachel Swirsky (Tor.com, Nov09)

Novella
* The Women of Nell Gwynne’s, Kage Baker (Subterranean Press, Jun09)
* “Arkfall” Carolyn Ives Gilman (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Sep09)
* “Act One” Nancy Kress (Asimov’s Science Fiction, Mar09)
* "Shambling Towards Hiroshima" James Morrow (Tachyon, Feb09)
* “Sublimation Angels,” Jason Sanford (Interzone, Oct09)
* "The God Engines" John Scalzi ( Subterranean Press, Dec09)

Novel
* "The Windup Girl" Paolo Bacigalupi (Nightshade, Sep09)
* "The Love We Share Without Knowing" Christopher Barzak (Bantam, Nov08)
* "Flesh and Fire" Laura Anne Gilman (Pocket, Oct09)
* "The City & The City" China Miéville (Del Rey, May09)
* "Boneshaker" Cherie Priest (Tor, Sep09)
* "Finch" Jeff VanderMeer (Underland Press, Oct09)

The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
* "Star Trek" JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Paramount, May09)
* "District 9" Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell (Tri-Star, Aug09)
* "Avatar" James Cameron (Fox, Dec 09)
* "Moon" Duncan Jones and Nathan Parker (Sony, Jun09)
* "Up" Bob Peterson and Pete Docter (Disney/Pixar, May09)
* "Coraline" Henry Selick (Laika/Focus Feb09)

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
* "Hotel Under the Sand" Kage Baker (Tachyon, Jul09)
* "Ice" Sarah Beth Durst (Simon and Schuster, Oct09)
* "Ash" Malinda Lo (Little, Brown and Company, Sep09)
* "Eyes Like Stars" Lisa Mantchev (Feiwel and Friends, Jul09)
* "Zoe’s Tale" John Scalzi (Tor Aug08)
* "When You Reach Me" Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books, 2009)
* "The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making" Catherynne M. Valente (Catherynne M. Valente, Jun09)
* "Leviathan" Scott Westerfeld (Simon, Oct09)

Pretty strong competition but then 2009 was a good year for SF.
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It’s summer outside. The nights are warm (about 10o) and the days are long and sunny and hot (today it was 27 in the sun and 21 in the shade). And the leaves are starting to turn from bright green of fresh leaves to darker and shinier colour (except for the trees that still have no leaves – like robinias but they get them in June when they bloom). I have to keep reminding myself it’s still April not June or at least end of May. One bad thing is that everything is blooming like crazy and my allergies are acting up again. Rain would be good for me and the burning forest (in Warsaw too).

The Nebulas were awarded this weekend and traditionally the award wank is starting. Seriously – can’t you just congratulate the winner and try for the next award?

On something more pleasurable – winners of the University of Miami Rosenstiel School's
Underwater Photography Contest 2009. Beautiful, isn’t it?

And a some space porn for the Hubble Space Telescope19th birthday

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2008 Nebula Awards

Best Novel: Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin
Best Novella: The Spacetime Pool by Catherine Asaro
Best Novelette: Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel
Best Short Story: Trophy Wives by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Script: WALL-E Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Original story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter

Andre Norton Award: How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror, and Try to Save Califa from a Shaky Doom (Despite Being Confined to Her Room) by Ysabeau S. Wilce

Solstice Award: Kate Wilhelm, A.J. Budrys and Martin H. Greenberg.

SFWA Service Award: Victoria Strauss

Bradbury Award: Joss Whedon

Grand Master Award: Harry Harrison

Author Emerita: M.J. Engh

YAY for Harry Harrison getting his Grand Master (finally) :D
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Nebula Awards winners.


Richard Morgan’s Black Man got Clarke Award.

Orson Scott Cards thoughts about Rowling's lawsuit.

Albert Hoffman, the guy who invented LSD, died on 29.04 at age 102. 

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