Thursday, January 5, 2006

"Identity Theft" will be on the final Nebula ballot!

SpacewaysWoohoo! SFWA has just released its Preliminary Nebula Award Ballot, which contains all works that have had signed, personal recommendations sent in by ten or more Active SFWA Members. My "Identity Theft" (which first appeared in the anthology Down These Dark Spaceways edited by Mike Resnick and published as a Science Fiction Book Club original) is one of only five works on the preliminary ballot in the novella category.

The Active Members of SFWA now vote on the works on the preliminary ballot, and the top five works in each category end up on the final ballot, which the whole membership votes on again. But since there are only five novellas on the preliminary ballot, all of them automatically make it to the final ballot, which means that "Identity Theft" will be a Nebula nominee this year.

If you're a SFWA member, or a nominator for the Hugos (member of last year's World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, or this year's World Science Fiction Convention in Los Angeles), drop me an email at and I'll be glad to email you the story for your consideration.

By the way, "Identity Theft" has already won the world's largest cash prize for SF writing, Spain's 6,000-euro Premio UPC de Ciencia Ficción.


At January 06, 2006 1:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Rob!

Is there a possibility of "Identity Theft" being made available on FictionWise?

If so, I would definitly buy it!

At January 06, 2006 1:38 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

I've had a good relationship with Fictionwise over the years, so I rather suspect that I will make "Identity Theft" available there, but will wait until May 2006 (the one-year anniversary of the publication of Down These Dark Spaceways, where the story first appeared).

At January 06, 2006 2:27 PM , Blogger Mark Ladouceur said...

Congratulations on the nomination!
And best of luck.

Mark Ladouceur


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