Final Nebula Ballot

The final Nebula ballot for 2007 has been posted at SFWA.  Congratulations to everyone whose stories and books and scripts made it this far.  I myself am not holding out to win against the likes of that competition.  Seeing how it’s the Oscars time of year and all, I’ll risk saying I would be made ridiculously happy if they were funny and made silly jokes about the nominees like Ellen Degeneres did.  If an MC hasn’t already been selected, I vote for Gwenda Bond.  She can carry off a joke with the best of them. 

Now I have to figure out what to wear!  😉


    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, Aug06)
    From the Files of the Time Rangers – Richard Bowes (Golden Gryphon Press, Sep05)
    To Crush the Moon – Wil McCarthy (Bantam Spectra, May05)


    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)


    “The Language of Moths” – Christopher 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)


    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))

Also awarded by SFWA: 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)



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20 responses to “Final Nebula Ballot”

  1. Hannah Avatar


  2. Hannah Avatar

    Oh, _now_ it lets me comment. Huh.

  3. Karen M Avatar

    I’m so thrilled for you! Here’s hoping for a little number with a plunging neckline in blue silk that flatters your eyes.

  4. Christopher Barzak Avatar
    Christopher Barzak

    Thanks, Hannah and Karen. I was thinking of wearing a suit I purchased in Japan, actually, Karen, though a plunging neckline would show off my…hmmm, I’m not Helen Mirren, but maybe I could see if she could go in my stead.

  5. Jason Erik Lundberg Avatar

    Kick ass, Chris! It’s a wonderful story.

  6. Gwenda Avatar


    (You’re crazy, but you’re allowed to say crazy things on a day when you’re nominated for a Nebula!)

  7. Rick Bowes Avatar
    Rick Bowes

    I believe that a black bow tie and dance pumps and nothing else would be a perfect formal/casual blend for you.

  8. Justine Larbalestier Avatar

    Congratulations! I love that story and I would love Gwenda Bond to be the MC. Hah!

    I’m just bummed I won’t be there to congratulate or commiserate with you!

  9. Dave Schwartz Avatar

    Congratulations! Woo-hoo! (Where are the awards this year, anyway?)

  10. Christopher Barzak Avatar
    Christopher Barzak

    Thanks, Jason, I appreciate it. And yes, crazy, Gwenda, but I *do* think you’d make an excellent MC. Rick, I am not a playboy bunny, but thanks for the vote of confidence. Aww, why won’t you be there, Justine? And congratulations to you and yours! Thanks, Dave! The awards are in NYC this year. My second favorite city in America next to Youngstown. 😉

  11. John Scalzi Avatar


  12. Christopher Barzak Avatar
    Christopher Barzak

    Thanks, John! I’m still giddy.

  13. fusakota Avatar

    Cherry Blossom in Youngstown!


  14. Amy Beth Forbes Avatar
    Amy Beth Forbes

    HUZZAH! Let me buy you a drink!

  15. Mrs. Jody D. White Leon Avatar

    one word for ya… KIMONO!!!

    just kidding, I just always thought you looked dashing in a coat with elongated arms and sandels.

    miss you lots, love ya more,

  16. Christopher Barzak Avatar
    Christopher Barzak

    ありがとう! きっと、きっと 咲いたね!
    Thanks, Amy, I’ll take you up on that offer!
    Miss you lots, love you more, Jody chan, and in a moment of absurd fantasy the thought *did* cross my mind of wearing that kimono the kimono mistress gave me before leaving Japan. That thought cloud burst within a few seconds though. 😉

  17. Justine Larbalestier Avatar

    We’re at a wedding and a big YA conference back home.

  18. Christopher Barzak Avatar
    Christopher Barzak

    Aw, that’s too bad, but understandable.

  19. Tony Romandetti Avatar
    Tony Romandetti

    I’m so happy for you. I wish you the best of luck.

  20. Christopher Barzak Avatar
    Christopher Barzak

    😉 Thanks, Tiger.

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