Calling all speculative fiction writers and readers:
The Nebula Award nomination period is now open! The rules have changed a lot this year, and I’m excited to see how those changes are reflected in the preliminary and final ballots.
Alas, I’ve read almost nothing but books assigned for my MFA degree and my own students’ stories in the last year, and am woefully behind on many of the current sf releases, wondering now to vote. So I’m calling on all of you (whoever’s out there reading this somewhat neglect blog) to please recommend your favorite short stories, novelettes, novellas, novels, sf films, and spec fic YA novels. It would be a great help to have somewhere to start, based on good recommendations.
Please limit your recommendations to three works across all categories. (I just want your absolute favorites!)
Thanks so much!
Oh, and a P.S. plug to those SFWA members who may be reading:
In terms of my own work that is viable for Nebula recommendations this year, they are:
In the novelette category, my story “The Ghost Hunter’s Beautiful Daughter” which appeared in this month’s Asimov’s issue.
In the novel category, my novel The Love We Share Without Knowing, which came out at the tail end of 2008 (which makes it a valid work for which to cast a vote).