2009 Nebula Awards

The Nebula Awards Nominees for this year have been announced, and to my excitement and surprise, my novel-in-stories, The Love We Share Without Knowing, has been nominated in the novel category!  I’m very honored to be named among these other authors and titles.  Now I will go squee in private.

SFWA is proud to announce the nominees for the 2009 Nebula Awards.

The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of  SFWA. The awards will be announced at the Nebula Awards Banquet the evening of May 15 at the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, just 20 minutes from the Kennedy Space Center in Fla. Other awards to be presented are the Andre Norton Award for Excellence in Science Fiction or Fantasy for Young Adults, the Bradbury Award for excellence in screenwriting and the Solstice Award for outstanding contribution to the field.

Short story
“Hooves and the Hovel of Abdel Jameela,” Saladin Ahmed (Clockwork Phoenix 2, Norilana Press, Jul09)
“I Remember the Future,” Michael A. Burstein (I Remember the Future, Apex Press, Nov08)
“Non-Zero Probabilities,” N. K. Jemisin (Clarkesworld, Nov09)
“Spar,” Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld, Oct09)
“Going Deep,” James Patrick Kelly (Asimov’s Science Fiction, Jun09)
“Bridesicle,” Will McIntosh (Asimov’s Science Fiction, Jan09)

“The Gambler,” Paolo Bacigalupi (Fast Forward 2, Pyr Books, Oct08)
“Vinegar Peace, or the Wrong-Way Used-Adult Orphanage,” Michael Bishop (Asimov’s Science Fiction, Jul08)
“I Needs Must Part, The Policeman Said,” Richard Bowes (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Dec09)
“Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast,” Eugie Foster (Apex Online, Nov09)
“Divining Light,” Ted Kosmatka (Asimov’s Science Fiction, Aug08)
“A Memory of Wind,” Rachel Swirsky (Tor.com, Nov09)

The Women of Nell Gwynne’s, Kage Baker (Subterranean Press, Jun09)
“Arkfall,” Carolyn Ives Gilman (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Sep09)
“Act One,” Nancy Kress (Asimov’s Science Fiction, Mar09)
Shambling Towards Hiroshima, James Morrow (Tachyon, Feb09)
“Sublimation Angels,” Jason Sanford (Jason Sanford, Nov09)
The God Engines, John Scalzi (Subterranean Press, Dec09)

The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Nightshade, Sep09)
The Love We Share Without Knowing, Christopher Barzak (Bantam, Nov08)
Flesh and Fire, Laura Anne Gilman (Pocket, Oct09)
The City & The City, China Miéville (Del Rey, May09)
Boneshaker, Cherie Priest (Tor, Sep09)
Finch, Jeff VanderMeer (Underland Press, Oct09)

Bradbury Award
Star Trek, JJ Abrams (Paramount, May09)
District 9, Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell (Tri-Star, Aug09)
Avatar, James Cameron (Fox, Dec 09)
Moon, Duncan Jones and Nathan Parker (Sony, Jun09)
Up, Bob Peterson and Pete Docter (Disney/Pixar, May09)
Coraline, Henry Selick (Laika/Focus Feb09)

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
Hotel Under the Sand, Kage Baker (Tachyon, Jul09)
Ice, Sarah Beth Durst (Simon and Schuster, Oct09)
Ash, by Malinda Lo (Little, Brown & Company, Sep09)
Eyes Like Stars, Lisa Mantchev (Feiwel and Friends, Jul09)
Zoe’s Tale, John Scalzi (Tor Aug08)
When You Reach Me, Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books, 2009)
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making, Catherynne M. Valente (Catherynne M. Valente, Jun09)
Leviathan, Scott Westerfeld (Simon, Oct09)

For more information, visit www.nebulaawards.com or www.sfwa.org



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19 responses to “2009 Nebula Awards”

  1. Yoshio Kobayashi Avatar
    Yoshio Kobayashi

    Wow! Congrats.

    1. Christopher Barzak Avatar

      Thanks, Yoshio!

  2. brooke Avatar

    oooohhhh this gives me chills and goosepimples and uncontrollable smiles!!! how awesome! what a great crowd to be singled out and honored with! i’m so proud of you! fingers, toes, eyeballs, legs, and arms crossed….TLWSWK is my favorite book from you and among the best i’ve read lately! 🙂

    1. Christopher Barzak Avatar

      Thank you, Brookie!!

  3. Haddayr Avatar

    Your book was amazing and beautiful and sad and chilling and delicious. SO well-deserved, Chris. I am incredibly proud of you. I’m sitting over here grinning from ear to ear.

    1. Christopher Barzak Avatar

      Aww, thank you so much, Haddayr! Grinning from ear to ear back at you! 🙂

  4. Richard Avatar

    Congrats, Chris! Great news, great book. I bought a copy for a friend who just headed over to Japan to teach English, and she loved it.

    1. Christopher Barzak Avatar

      Thanks so much, Richard, and thank you for passing it on to your friend. I hope she enjoys Japan as much as she enjoyed the book! (I loved it there, so much.)

  5. Meagan Avatar

    That’s fantastic! Congratulations!

    1. Christopher Barzak Avatar

      Thanks so much, Meagan!

  6. Jim Kelly Avatar

    Now you’ve really arrived, my friend. Enjoy and big congrats! I’m so proud of you!

    1. Christopher Barzak Avatar

      Aww, Jim! Thank you for those kind words. I’m thrilled to be on the list, and a list with you on it as well!!! Congrats, yourself! And also, thank you. I wouldn’t be here today if you weren’t a part of my education and upbringing. 🙂

  7. Robert Avatar

    Woo-hoo!!! Congrats Chris!!!

    I know it’s a thrill to be nominated but I hope you win too 🙂

    1. Christopher Barzak Avatar

      Thank you, Robert! I’d love to win, of course, but I’m sure one of those heavy-hitters on the list with me will smack it out of the park while I’m juggling baseballs. 🙂

  8. Chance Avatar


    1. Christopher Barzak Avatar

      Thanks, Chancey! 😉

  9. fusakota Avatar

    O-ME-DE-TO-U !!!

    1. Christopher Barzak Avatar

      a-ri-ga-to-u! 🙂

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