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2008 Nebula Awards – Final Ballot

Nebula Final Ballot
SFWA is proud to announce the nominees for the 2008 Nebula Awards. The awards will be presented at the 2009 Nebula Awards® Weekend, April 24-26, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. For more information on the awards and the Nebulas Weekend, please visit the Nebula Awards Website. (You don’t have to be an author to go – and they’re a LOT of fun to attend )

Novels
Little Brother – Doctorow, Cory (Tor, Apr08)
Powers – Le Guin, Ursula K. (Harcourt, Sep07)
Cauldron – McDevitt, Jack (Ace, Nov07)
Brasyl – McDonald, Ian (Pyr, May07)
Making Money – Pratchett, Terry (Harper, Sep07)
Superpowers – Schwartz, David J. (Three Rivers Press, Jun08)

Novellas
“The Spacetime Pool” – Asaro, Catherine (Analog, Mar08)
“Dark Heaven” – Benford, Gregory (Alien Crimes, ed. Mike Resnick, SFBC, Jan07)
“Dangerous Space” – Eskridge, Kelley (Dangerous Space, Aqueduct Press, Jun07)
“The Political Prisoner” – Finlay, Charles Coleman (F&SF, Aug08)
“The Duke in His Castle” – Nazarian, Vera (Norilana Books, Jun08)

Novelettes
“If Angels Fight” – Bowes, Richard (F&SF, Feb08)
“Dark Rooms” – Goldstein, Lisa (Asimov’s, Oct/Nov 07)
“Pride and Prometheus” – Kessel, John (F&SF, Jan08)
“Night Wind” – Rosenblum, Mary (Lace and Blade, ed. Deborah J. Ross, Norilana Books, Feb08)
“Baby Doll” – Sinisalo, Johanna (The SFWA European Hall of Fame, ed. James Morrow & Kathryn Morrow, Tor, Jun07 [trans. from the Finnish by David Hackston])
“Kaleidoscope” – Wentworth, K.D. (F&SF, May07)

Short Stories
“The Button Bin” – Allen, Mike (Helix: A Speculative Fiction Quarterly, Oct07)
“The Dreaming Wind”- Ford, Jeffrey (The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales, ed. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, Viking, Jul07)
“Trophy Wives” – Hoffman, Nina Kiriki (Fellowship Fantastic, ed. Martin H. Greenberg and Kerrie Hughes, DAW Jan08)
“26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss” – Johnson, Kij (Asimov’s, Jul08)
“The Tomb Wife” – Jones, Gwyneth (F&SF, Aug07)
“Don’t Stop” – Kelly, James Patrick (Asimov’s, Jun07)

Scripts
The Dark Knight
“WALL-E”
The Shrine – Stargate Atlantis, Aug 2008

Norton Award
Graceling – Cashore, Kristin (Harcourt, Oct08)
Lamplighter – Cornish, D.M. (Monster Blood Tattoo, Book 2, Putnam Juvenile, May08)
Savvy – Law, Ingrid (Dial, May08)
The Adoration of Jenna Fox – Pearson, Mary E. (Henry Holt and Company, Apr08)
Flora’s Dare: How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror, and Try to Save Califa from a Shaky Doom (Despite Being Confined to Her Room) – Wilce, Ysabeau S. (Harcourt, Sep08)

Posted in Books & Authors, Conventions & Fandom, News February 27th, 2009 by Gandalara
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Mars Has a Water Cycle

At least, a little one.

Scientists are still poring over data gathered from the Phoenix Mars Lander, but think they’ve found evidence that water vapor is collapsing into the Martian soil at night. The thin films of “unfrozen water” (not as free-flowing as water but more mobile than ice) are enough to allow some chemistry and might even support some biology.

The article doesn’t extend a lot of hope that conditions are sufficient to support life currently, but this helps bolster the argument that conditions might have been favorable in the fairly recent past.

Link

Posted in News, Space February 27th, 2009 by Chip
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