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Nebula award finalists

The nebulae award finalists have been announced and they are;

Novel Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (DAW; Gollancz ’13) Ironskin, Tina Connolly (Tor) The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK) The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc) Glamour in Glass, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor) 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Novella On a Red Station, Drifting, Aliette de Bodard (Immersion Press) After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, Nancy Kress (Tachyon) “The Stars Do Not Lie,” Jay Lake (Asimov’s 10-11/12) “All the Flavors,” Ken Liu (GigaNotoSaurus 2/1/12) “Katabasis,” Robert Reed (F&SF 11-12/12) “Barry’s Tale,” Lawrence M. Schoen (Buffalito Buffet) Novelette “The Pyre of New Day,” Catherine Asaro (The Mammoth Books of SF Wars) “Close Encounters,” Andy Dunham (The Pottawatomie Giant & Other Stories) “The Waves,” Ken Liu (Asimov’s 12/12) “The Finite Canvas,” Brit Mandela ( 12/5/12) “Swift, Brutal Retaliation,” Meghan McCarron ( 1/4/12) “Portrait of Lisane da Patagnia,” Rachel Swirsky ( 8/22/12) “Fade to White,” Catherynne M. Valente (Clarkesworld 8/12) Short Story “Robot,” Helena Bell (Clarkesworld 9/12) “Immersion,” Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld 6/12) “Fragmentation, or Ten Thousand Goodbyes,” Tom Crosshill (Clarkesworld 4/12) “Nanny’s Day,” Leah Cypess (Asimov’s 3/12) “Give Her Honey When You Hear Her Scream,” Maria Dahvana Headley (Lightspeed 7/12) “The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species,” Ken Liu (Lightspeed 8/12) “Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain,” Cat Rambo (Near + Far) Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation The Avengers, Joss Whedon (director) and Joss Whedon and Zak Penn (writers), (Marvel/Disney) Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin (director), (writers), (Journeyman/Cinereach/Court 13/Fox Searchlight ) The Cabin in the Woods, Drew Goddard (director), Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard (writers) (Mutant Enemy/Lionsgate) The Hunger Games, Gary Ross (director), Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, and Billy Ray writers), (Lionsgate) John Carter, Andrew Stanton (director), Michael Chabon, Mark Andrews, and Andrew Stanton (writers), (Disney) Looper, Rian Johnson (director), Rian Johnson (writer), (FilmDistrict/TriStar) Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Iron Hearted Violet, Kelly Barnhill (Little, Brown) Black Heart, Holly Black (S&S/McElderry; Gollancz) Above, Leah Bobet (Levine) The Diviners, Libba Bray (Little, Brown; Atom) Vessel, Sarah Beth Durst (S&S/McElderry) Seraphina, Rachel Hartman (Random House Children’s Books; Doubleday UK) Enchanted, Alethea Kontis (Harcourt) Every Day, David Levithan (Knopf Books for Young Readers) Summer of the Mariposas, Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Tu Books) Railsea, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan) Fair Coin, E.C. Myers (Pyr) Above World, Jenn Reese (Candlewick)

Via Have you noticed only one white male on the novel list. Things are moving in the right direction. Secondly, there’s a lot of fantasy/dark fantasy on the list. I thought the nebula was more weighted to sci-fi. I’ve read all but two of the novels. I loved the Kiernan, Jemison, Ahmed and Robinson. What do you think of the awards?

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Really great podcast

VerityEpisode4This week, Deb, Erika, Kat, and Lynne cover the 9th Doctor’s era through the lens that is “Dalek.” We also spare a few moments for “The End of the World.” We spare at least as many moments arguing about whether there’s hanky panky taking place in the TARDIS.

What do you think is the most representative 9th Doctor Story? Let us know!


Also covered:
Who Is the Doctor
Gallifrey One
An Adventure in Space and Time – Casting News!
Splendid Chaps

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