Monday, February 22, 2010

Back Home & 2009 Nebula Awards shortlist

It is good to be home :) I hope you had a wonderful week and this one will be even better. The last week was quite busy and it didn’t leave me much free time, but I managed to finish Leona Wisoker’s “Secrets of the Sands” and these days I will start writing my review. Today or tomorrow the latest I will start, finally, the first novel in Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen series, “Gardens of the Moon”, because it certainly waited too much on my bookshelves. So, I resume my regular posting, starting with the shortlist for the 2009 Nebula Awards announced last week.


- "The Windup Girl" by Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade Books)
- "The Love We Share Without Knowing" by Christopher Barzak (Bantam)
- "Flesh and Fire" by Laura Anne Gilman (Pocket)
- "The City & The City" by China Miéville (Del Rey)
- "Boneshaker" by Cherie Priest (Tor)
- "Finch" by Jeff VanderMeer (Underland Press)


- "The Women of Nell Gwynne’s" by Kage Baker (Subterranean Press, June 2009)
- "Arkfall" by Carolyn Ives Gilman (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, September 2009)
- "Act One" by Nancy Kress (Asimov’s Science Fiction, March 2009)
- "Shambling Towards Hiroshima" by James Morrow (Tachyon, February 2009)
- "Sublimation Angels" by Jason Sanford (Interzone, September/October 2009)
- "The God Engines" by John Scalzi (Subterranean Press, December 2009)


- "The Gambler" by Paolo Bacigalupi (Fast Forward 2, Pyr Books)
- "Vinegar Peace, or the Wrong-Way Used-Adult Orphanage" by Michael Bishop (Asimov’s Science Fiction, July 2008)
- "I Needs Must Part, The Policeman Said" by Richard Bowes (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, December 2009)
- "Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast" by Eugie Foster (Interzone, January/February 2009)
- "Divining Light" by Ted Kosmatka (Asimov’s Science Fiction, August 2008)
- "A Memory of Wind" by Rachel Swirsky (, November 2009)

Short Story:

- "Hooves and the Hovel of Abdel Jameela" by Saladin Ahmed (Clockwork Phoenix 2, Norilana Books)
- "I Remember the Future" by Michael A. Burstein (I Remember the Future, Apex Publications)
- "Non-Zero Probabilities" by N. K. Jemisin (Clarkesworld, November 2009)
- "Spar" by Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld, October 2009)
- "Going Deep" by James Patrick Kelly (Asimov’s Science Fiction, June 2009)
- "Bridesicle" by Will McIntosh (Asimov’s Science Fiction, January 2009)

The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation:

- Star Trek, JJ Abrams (Paramount)
- District 9, Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell (Tri-Star)
- Avatar, James Cameron (Fox)
- Moon, Duncan Jones and Nathan Parker (Sony)
- Up, Bob Peterson and Pete Docter (Disney/Pixar)
- Coraline, Henry Selick (Laika/Focus)

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy:

- "Hotel Under the Sand" by Kage Baker (Tachyon)
- "Ice" by Sarah Beth Durst (Simon and Schuster)
- "Ash" by Malinda Lo (Little, Brown & Company)
- "Eyes Like Stars" by Lisa Mantchev (Feiwel and Friends)
- "Zoe’s Tale" by John Scalzi (Tor)
- "When You Reach Me" by Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books)
- "The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making" by Catherynne M. Valente (Catherynne M. Valente)
- "Leviathan" by Scott Westerfeld (Simon)

Congratulations and good luck to all!


Cindy said...

welcome back home :)

Ben said...

Yes, welcome back!

Mihai A. said...

Thank you very much. It is nice to see you again :)