Monday, February 20, 2012

Nebula Award Nominees Announced!

This morning, the nominees for the 2011 Nebula Awards were announced. The Nebulas are like the Oscars of American science fiction and fantasy. Awarded by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Nebulas honor excellence in the categories of novel, novella, novelette, and short story. There is also the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation and the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.

If you want to get to know some excellent writers making daring and barrier-breaking (and fun!) work, browse through the full list and give some of the nominated pieces a go. While there are a number of familiar names on the list (Neil Gaiman, China Mieville, Woody Allen), there are also some new writers who might just rock your socks (I'd like to point you to Ferrett Steinmetz and Tom Crosshill in particular).

Short Story
Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
  • Attack the Block, Joe Cornish (writer/director) (Optimum Releasing; Screen Gems)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely (writers), Joe Johnston (director) (Paramount)
  • Doctor Who: “The Doctor’s Wife,” Neil Gaiman (writer), Richard Clark (director) (BBC Wales)
  • Hugo, John Logan (writer), Martin Scorsese (director) (Paramount)
  • Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen (writer/director) (Sony)
  • Source Code, Ben Ripley (writer), Duncan Jones (director) (Summit)
  • The Adjustment Bureau, George Nolfi (writer/director) (Universal)
 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and FantasyBook

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