2006 Nebula/Norton Nominees

Oh, look: Here’s the Nebula Ballot for this year:

Novels:

The Privilege of the Sword – Ellen Kushner (Bantam Spectra, Jul06)
Seeker - Jack McDevitt (Ace, Nov05)
The Girl in the Glass – Jeffrey Ford (Dark Alley, Aug05)
Farthing - Jo Walton (Tor Books, Jul06)
From the Files of the Time Rangers – Richard Bowes (Golden Gryphon Press, Sep05)
To Crush the Moon – Wil McCarthy (Bantam Spectra, May05)

Novellas:

Burn - James Patrick Kelly (Tachyon Publications, Dec05)
“Sanctuary” – Michael A. Burstein (Analog, Sep05)
“The Walls of the Universe” – Paul Melko (Asimov’s, Apr/May06)
“Inclination” – William Shunn (Asimov’s, Apr/May06)

Novelettes:

“The Language of Moths” – Chris Barzak (Realms of Fantasy, Apr05)
“Walpurgis Afternoon” – Delia Sherman (F&SF, Dec05)
“Journey into the Kingdom” – M. Rickert (F&SF, May06)
“Two Hearts” – Peter S. Beagle (F&SF, Oct/Nov05)
“Little Faces” – Vonda N. McIntyre (SCI FICTION, 23 Feb05)

Short Stories:

“Echo” – Elizabeth Hand (F&SF, Oct/Nov05)
“Helen Remembers the Stork Club” – Esther M. Friesner (F&SF, Nov05)
“The Woman in Schrodinger’s Wave Equations” – Eugene Mirabelli (F&SF, Aug05)
“Henry James, This One’s For You” – Jack McDevitt (Subterranean #2, Nov05)
“An End To All Things” – Karina Sumner-Smith (Children of Magic, Daw Books, Jun06)
“Pip and the Fairies” – Theodora Goss (Strange Horizons, 3 Oct05)

Scripts:

Batman Begins - Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer (Warner Bros., released 17 Jun05)
Howl’s Moving Castle – Hayao Miyazaki, Cindy Davis Hewitt, and Donald H. Hewitt (Studio Ghibli and Walt Disney Pictures, U.S. Premier 10 Jun05. Based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones.)
Unfinished Business – Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica, Dec06)
The Girl in the Fireplace – Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, BBC/The Sci-Fi Channel, Oct06 (broadcast 10 Oct06))

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy:

Magic or Madness – Justine Larbalestier (Penguin Razorbill, May05)
Devilish - Maureen Johnson, Razorbill (Penguin Young Readers Group, Sep06)
The King of Attolia – Megan Whalen Turner, Greenwillow Books (HarperCollins, 2006)
Midnighters #2: Touching Darkness - Scott Westerfeld (Eos, Mar05)
Peeps - Scott Westerfeld (Penguin Razorbill, Sep05)
Life As We Knew It - Susan Beth Pfeffer (Harcourt, Oct06)

Leaving aside my usual rant about how the Nebulas need to get on a calendar year schedule, I think this is a pretty good slate, and it’s got a lot of my friends in it. Yay! I know award nominees! I feel shiny.

For those of you wondering, I wasn’t even close to being considered for the Nebula this year. But then I wasn’t even close to being considered for the Nebula last year either, when I got on the Hugo ballot, so this isn’t indicative of anything other than the Nebulas and the Hugo having different constituencies and tastes, which is in and of itself not a bad thing.

The Nebulas and Norton will be unveiled on May 12. Best of luck to all the nominees.

11 thoughts on “2006 Nebula/Norton Nominees

  1. “Leaving aside my usual rant about how the Nebulas need to get on a calendar year schedule”

    I am confused (not an unusual state for me to be in)… I thought the Nebs were on a calendar year schedule, at least for eligibility. Is it when they are presented that is variable?

    Gary

  2. The nebulas are rolling qualification, which means you have 12 months from when your book is published to qualify. The awards themselves are announced and then given out at roughly the same time every year. It’s possible to have a book/story released two years earlier be on the ballot.

  3. Wow I feel very out of touch I didn’t read any of the novels up for the Nebula. However I did read 3 of the short stories and 1 novella.

  4. “Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy:

    Magic or Madness – Justine Larbalestier (Penguin Razorbill, May05)

    Midnighters #2: Touching Darkness – Scott Westerfeld (Eos, Mar05)
    Peeps – Scott Westerfeld (Penguin Razorbill, Sep05)”
    Awk-ward

  5. “Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy:

    Magic or Madness – Justine Larbalestier (Penguin Razorbill, May05)

    Midnighters #2: Touching Darkness – Scott Westerfeld (Eos, Mar05)
    Peeps – Scott Westerfeld (Penguin Razorbill, Sep05)”
    Awk-ward

  6. John, have you been watching a lot of Firefly recently? “Shiny” is not a word whose use I usually associate with people of your gender and age, yet it has been appearing rather frequently of late. Just curious.

  7. Neither have I, Chad. The number of non-new books I want to read is too overwhelming for me to even think of keeping “up to date”. I just read whatever books appeal to me.

    I didn’t recognise any of the authors either, except for one.

    So many books – so little time.

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