The Nebula nominees

Hey all, in case you haven’t seen the list, the Nebula nominees have been announced. Congrats to all the nominees!

I have to say, I haven’t read as much off the list this year as I’d like. I made it partway through Neil Gaiman’s “Ocean at the End of the Lane” and just finished (and looooved) the Golem and Jini by Helene Wrecker. But that’s it! (*hangs head in shame*).

Anyone else read any of these books/novellas/shorts, etc? Care to share particular recommendations?

Guess I’d better get reading!

Nebula Nominations

SFWA has announced the Nebula nominees for 2011 — and not only are some of my recent favorite books and stories on the list, but also some of my friends!

First, a huge shout-out to Ferrett Steinmetz, a fellow Viable Paradise (VP) alum and member of one of my writing groups, for his novelette Sauerkraut Station.  Another VP alum, Jake Kerr is nominated for his novelette, The Old Equations, and fellow Superstar Writing Seminar alum Brad Torgerson is up for his novelette, Ray of Light.

I was also excited to see Daughter of Smoke and Bone (by Laini Taylor) nominated for best YA novel; I just finished this one a few weeks ago and looooved it (review to come soon), as well as the always-awesome Mary Robinette Kowal for her novella, Kiss Me Twice, and N.K. Jemisin for her novel The Kingdom of Gods.

A HUGE congrats to all the nominees!