Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Preliminary Nebula Award Ballot includes Rollback

by Rob - January 11th, 2008.
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The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have just released their Preliminary Nebula Award Ballot. Here’s the list in the Novel category (under the SFWA “rolling eligibility” rules, a number of these books are from two years ago):

  • The Accidental Time Machine, by Joe Haldeman
  • Blindsight, by Peter Watts
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling
  • Mainspring, by Jay Lake
  • The New Moon’s Arms, by Nalo Hopkinson
  • Odyssey, by Jack McDevitt
  • The Outback Stars, by Sandra McDonald
  • Ragamuffin, by Tobias Buckell
  • Rollback, by Robert J. Sawyer
  • Species Imperative #3: Regeneration, by Julie E. Czerneda
  • Strange Robby, by Selina Rosen
  • Vellum: The Book of All Hours, by Hal Duncan
  • The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, by Michael Chabon

It must be something in the water up here, ’cause I note that four of the 13 novels are by Canadians (Czerneda, Hopkinson, Sawyer, and Watts — sounds like a law firm!).

SFWA members will now vote on this preliminary ballot, and the top five, plus optionally a sixth work not listed here that may be added by a jury, will constitute the final Nebula Award ballot.

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