Nebula awards final ballot

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

Novels
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)

Novellas
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)

Novelettes
“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)

Scripts
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, http://www.startreknewvoyages.com, 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!

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.