Nebula awards final ballot

The Nebula Awards final ballot has been released (hyperlinked stories are available online):

Odyssey – McDevitt, Jack (Ace, Nov06)
The Accidental Time Machine – Haldeman, Joe (Ace, Aug07)
The Yiddish Policemen’s Union – Chabon, Michael (HarperCollins, May07)
The New Moon’s Arms – Hopkinson, Nalo (Warner Books, Feb07)
Ragamuffin – Buckell, Tobias (Tor, Jun07)

Kiosk” – Sterling, Bruce (F&SF, Jan07)
Memorare” – Wolfe, Gene (F&SF, Apr07)
“Awakening” – Berman, Judith (Black Gate 10, Spr07)
Stars Seen Through Stone” – Shepard, Lucius (F&SF, Jul07)
The Helper and His Hero” – Hughes, Matt (F&SF, Feb07 & Mar07)
Fountain of Age” – Kress, Nancy (Asimov’s, Jul07)

“The Fiddler of Bayou Teche” – Sherman, Delia (Coyote Road, Trickster Tales, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, Ed., Viking Juvenile, Jul07)
Pol Pot’s Beautiful Daughter” – Ryman, Geoff (F&SF, Nov06)
“The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs Of North Park After the Change” – Johnson, Kij (Coyote Road, Trickster Tales, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, Ed., Viking Juvenile, Jul07)
Safeguard” – Kress, Nancy (Asimov’s, Jan07)
“The Children’s Crusade” – Bailey, Robin Wayne (Heroes in Training, Martin H. Greenberg and Jim C. Hines, Ed., DAW, Sep07)
The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate” – Chiang, Ted (F&SF, Sep07)
Child, Maiden, Mother, Crone – Bramlett, Terry (Jim Baen’s Universe 7, June 2007)

Short Stories
“Unique Chicken Goes In Reverse” – Duncan, Andy (Eclipse 1: New Science Fiction And Fantasy, Jonathan Strahan, Ed., Night Shade Books, Oct07)
Titanium Mike Saves the Day” – Levine, David D. (F&SF, Apr07)
Captive Girl” – Pelland, Jennifer (Helix: A Speculative Fiction Quarterly, WS & LWE, Ed., Oct06 (Fall06 issue — #2))
Always” – Fowler, Karen Joy (Asimov’s, May07 (Apr/May07 issue))
“Pride” – Turzillo, Mary (Fast Forward 1, Pyr, February 2007)
“The Story of Love” – Nazarian, Vera (Salt of the Air, Prime Books, Sep06)

Children of Men – Cuaron, Alfonso & Sexton, Timothy J. and Arata, David and Fergus, Mark & Ostby, Hawk (Universal Studios, Dec06)
The Prestige – Nolan, Christopher and Nolan, Jonathon (Newmarket Films, Oct06 (Oct 20, 2006 — based on the novel by Christopher Priest))
Pan’s Labyrinth – del Toro, Guillermo (Time/Warner, Jan07)
V for Vendetta – Wachowski, Larry & Wachowski, Andy (Warner Films, Mar06 (released 3/17/2006 — Written by the Wachowski Brothers, based on the graphic novel illustrated by David Lloyd and published by Vertigo/DC Comics))
World Enough and Time – Zicree, Marc Scott and Reeves, Michael (Star Trek:
New Voyages,, Aug07 (Aired 8/23/07))
Blink – Moffat, Steven (Doctor Who, BBC/The Sci-Fi Channel, Sep07 (Aired on SciFi Channel 14Sep07))

Andre Norton Award
The True Meaning of Smek Day – Rex, Adam (Hyperion, Oct07)
The Lion Hunter – Wein, Elizabeth (Viking Juvenile, Jun07 (The Mark of Solomon, Book 1))
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Rowling, J. K. (Scholastic Press, Jul07)
The Shadow Speaker – Okorafor-Mbachu, Nnedi (Jump At The Sun, Sep07)
Into the Wild – Durst, Sarah Beth (Penguin Razorbill, Jun07)
Vintage: A Ghost Story – Berman, Steve (Haworth Positronic Press, Mar07)
Flora Segunda: Being the Magickal Mishaps of a Girl of Spirit, Her Glass-Gazing Sidekick, Two Ominous Butlers (One Blue), a House with Eleven Thousand Rooms, and a Red Dog – Wilce, Ysabeau S. (Harcourt, Jan07)

I’m behind on my reading so I still have some catching up to do. Not that it matters much. After all, while I am a SFWA member, I’m not yet a voting member (although I’m working hard to change that) so I have no say in the final votes. Still, if I did…

I have read Joe Haldeman’s The Accidental Time Machine which was probably the best science fiction book I read last year. I’m glad to see it’s on the final ballot. It’s too bad that Rob Sawyer’s Rollback didn’t make it; on the other hand, it would have been tough choosing between them. I do plan to read Chabon’s The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, which has gotten quite a bit of good press. I may even squeeze in McDevitt’s Odyssey as well.

I was sad to see that mabfan‘s collaboration with Robert Greenberger, “Things That Aren’t” didn’t make the final ballot. I was equally disappointed to see that shunn‘s “Not of this Fold” also didn’t make the final ballot.

On the other hand, jenwrites‘s “Captive Girl” did make it. I met jenwrites at Boskone last weekend. She provided me the biggest laugh of the weekend. Also, I note that Sarah Beth Durst’s YA novel, Into the Wild made it. I met her at Boskone also. She invited me to her reading and then I got sidetracked and missed it, one of my few regrets of the convention.

Congratulations to everyone who made the final ballot!