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!

Nebula award winners

SFWA has their announcement up for the Nebula award winners following this weekend’s ceremony.  Here’s the link.  Though I had my fingers crossed for Jemisin’s Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (one of my favorite reads in recent memory), Connie Willis (the novel winner with Blackout/All Clear) is pretty darn awesome too.  Congrats to the winners, as well as all those nominated!

Nebula nominations

Congratulations to the Nebula nominees (announced by SFWA today).  Among them are three graduates of Viable Paradise:

A wonderful accomplishment for them, and for all the other nominees!