2012 Nebula Awards Nominees

    Nebula Awards logoThe Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) have announced the nominees for the 2012 Nebula Awards, to be presented in San Jose, California during the 2013 Nebula Award Weekend on May 18. A tie for six place in the balloting resulted in seven nominees in the Novelette and Short Story categories. A four way tie for sixth place, plus the three additions by the jury for the Norton Award resulted in twelve nominees in that category.

    Congratulations for our nominee friends, Aliette de Bodard and Cat Rambo !


    • Throne of the Crescent Moon, by Saladin Ahmed
    • Ironskin, by Tina Connolly
    • The Killing Moon, by N.K. Jemisin
    • The Drowning Girl, by Caitlín R. Kiernan
    • Glamour in Glass, by Mary Robinette Kowal
    • 2312, by Kim Stanley Robinson


    • On a Red Station, Drifting, by Aliette de Bodard
    • After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, by Nancy Kress
    • “The Stars Do Not Lie,” by Jay Lake
    • “All the Flavors,” by Ken Liu
    • “Katabasis,” by Robert Reed
    • “Barry’s Tale,” by Lawrence M. Schoen


    • “The Pyre of New Day,” by Catherine Asaro
    • “Close Encounters,” by Andy Duncan
    • “The Waves,” by Ken Liu
    • “The Finite Canvas,” by Brit Mandelo
    • “Swift, Brutal Retaliation,” by Meghan McCarron
    • “Portrait of Lisane da Patagnia,” by Rachel Swirsky
    • “Fade to White,” by Catherynne M. Valente

    Short Story:

    • “Immersion,” by Aliette de Bodard
    •  “Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain,” by Cat Rambo
    •  “Robot,” by Helena Bell
    •  “Fragmentation, or Ten Thousand Goodbyes,” by Tom Crosshill
    • “Nanny’s Day,” by Leah Cypess
    • “Give Her Honey When You Hear Her Scream,” by Maria Dahvana Headley
    • “The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species,” by Ken Liu

    Bradbury Award:

    • The Avengers
    • Beasts of the Southern Wild
    • The Cabin in the Woods
    • The Hunger Games
    • John Carter
    • Looper

    Norton Award:

    • Iron Hearted Violet, by Kelly Barnhill
    • Black Heart, by Holly Black
    • Above, by Leah Bobet
    • The Diviners, by Libba Bray
    • Vessel, by Sarah Beth Durst
    • Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman
    • Enchanted, by Alethea Kontis
    • Every Day, by David Levithan
    • Summer of the Mariposas, by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
    • Railsea, by China Miéville
    • Fair Coin, by E.C. Myers
    • Above World, by Jenn Reese


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