2014 Nebula Award Nominees (with links)

It’s award time again in the science fiction world!  The season kicks off with the 2014 Nebula Award nominations, which were announce late last week by the Science Fictions and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).  While the Nebulas cover many categories, I’m most interested in the short fiction categories, so I’ll cover those today and get to the other award categories in a later post.  Where possible, I’ve supplied links to the stories so you can check out the ones available for free, online reading.

The nominees for best novelette are:

“—–” Sleep Walking Now and Then” by Richard Bowes (Tor.com)
The Magician and Laplace’s Demon” by Tom Crosshill (Clarkesworld
“A Guide to the Fruits of Hawai’i” by Alaya Dawn Johnson (F&SF
The Husband Stitch” by Carmen Maria Machado (Granta)
We Are the Cloud” by Sam J. Miller (Lightspeed)
The Devil in America” by Kai Ashante Wilson (Tor.com)

and for short story:

“—–” The Breath of War” by Aliette de Bodard (Beneath Ceaseless Skies
“—–” When It Ends, He Catches Her” by Eugie Foster (Daily Science Fiction) 
“—–” The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye” by Matthew Kressel (Clarkesworld
“—–” The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family” by Usman T. Malik “——–” (Qualia Nous)
“A Stretch of Highway Two Lanes Wide” by Sarah Pinsker (F&SF)
“—–” Jackalope Wives” by Ursula Vernon (Apex  
“—–” “The Fisher Queen” by Alyssa Wong (F&SF  

As always, it’s nice to see publications where I’ve had stories appear get recognized, and equally nice to see some writers I know (if even tangentially) get some deserved recognition.  While the list has many of the “usual suspects” it’s also nice to see a smattering of new names—there are a lot of talented writers working in the speculative fiction field.

As a member of SFWA, I’m eligible to nominate and vote for the Nebula Awards.  I had a rough 2014, but I’m still embarrassed to admit I haven’t read any of the short fiction nominees this year, so I’ve got some reading to do before the voting closes on March 30th.  The winners will be announced in early June.

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