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Preliminary Nominees: 2007 Nebula Awards

The preliminary nominees for the 2007 Nebula Awards have been announced.

[Note: Book/Story title links go to FREE online versions. :)]


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



  • “The Sun God at Dawn, Rising from a Lotus Blossom” by Andrea Kail (Writers of the Future Volume 23 edited by Algis Budrys)
  • A Flight of Numbers Fantastique Strange” by Beth Bernobich (Asimov’s, Jun06)
  • “The Fiddler of Bayou Teche” by Delia Sherman (Coyote Road, Trickster Tales edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling)
  • Pol Pot’s Beautiful Daughter” by Geoff Ryman (F&SF, Nov06)
  • “Sister of the Hedge” by Jim C. Hines (Realms of Fantasy, Jun06)
  • “The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs Of North Park After the Change” by Kij Johnson (Coyote Road, Trickster Tales edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling)
  • “Things That Aren’t” by Michael A. Burstein & Robert Greenberger (Analog, Apr07)
  • Alastair Baffle’s Emporium of Wonders” by Mike Resnick (Asimov’s, Jan08)
  • Safeguard” by NancyKress (Asimov’s, Jan07)
  • Tonino and the Incubus” by Peg Robinson (Helix: A Speculative Fiction Quarterly, Oct06 (Fall06 issue — #2))
  • “The Children’s Crusade” by Robin Wayne Bailey (Heroes in Training edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Jim C. Hines)
  • The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate” by Ted Chiang (F&SF, Sep07)
  • Not of this Fold” by William Shunn (An Alternate History of the 21st Century, Spilt Milk Press, Sep07)


  • “Unique Chicken Goes In Reverse” by Andy Duncan (Eclipse 1: New Science Fiction And Fantasy edited by Jonathan Strahan)
  • Titanium Mike Saves the Day” by David D. Levine (F&SF, Apr07)
  • Captive Girl” by Jennifer Pelland (Helix: A Speculative Fiction Quarterly, WS & LWE, Ed., Oct06 (Fall06 issue — #2))
  • Always” by Karen Joy Fowler (Asimov’s, May07 (apr/may07 issue))
  • For Solo Cello, op. 12” by Mary Robinette Kowal (Cosmos, Mar07 (Feb/Mar07))
  • The Padre, the Rabbi, and the Devil His Own Self” by Melanie Fletcher (Helix: A Speculative Fiction Quarterly, WS & LWE, Ed., Oct06 (Fall06 issue — #2))
  • “The Story of Love” by Vera Nazarian (Salt of the Air, Prime Books, Sep06)


  • Children of Men by Cuaron, Alfonso & Sexton, Timothy J. and Arata, David and
  • Fergus, Mark & Ostby, Hawk (Universal Studios, Dec06)
  • The Prestige by Nolan, Christopher and Nolan, Jonathon (Newmarket Films, Oct06
  • (Oct 20, 2006 — based on the novel by Christopher Priest))
  • Pan’s Labyrinth by del Toro, Guillermo (Time/Warner, Jan07)
  • “The Discarded” by Harlan Ellison and Josh Olson (Masters of Science Fiction,
  • ABC-TV, Apr07)
  • V for Vendetta by Larry Wachowski & Andy Wachowski (Warner Films, Mar06 (released
  • 3/17/2006)
  • “World Enough and Time” by Zicree, Marc Scott and Reaves, Michael (Star Trek: New Voyages, Aug07 (Aired 8/23/07))
  • “Blink” by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, BBC/The Sci-Fi Channel, Sep07 (Aired on SciFi Channel 14 Sep07))


  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  • Into the Wild by Sarah Durst
  • Vintage: A Ghost Story by Steve Berman
  • Flora Segunda: Being the Magickal Mishaps of a Girl of Spirit, Her Glass-Gazing Sidekick, Two Ominous Butlers (One Blue), a House with Eleven Thousand Rooms, and a Red Dog by Ysabeau S. Wilce

See also: Reactions from nominees Nancy Kress and Kij Johnson.

Reactions from Farah Mendlesohn, Jason Sanford and Niall Harrison.

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2 Comments on Preliminary Nominees: 2007 Nebula Awards

  1. The link to the novelette “Tonino and the Incubus” should be

  2. Whoops! Thanks, Fixed.

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