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[UPDATED] FINALISTS: 2008 Nebula Awards

The finalists for this year’s Nebula Awards have been announced:

[Note: Title links go to free online versions]

[3/2 UPDATE: The Nebula site has announced corrections. Two works that should be on the final ballot were not listed. Corrections made below. (via SF Awards Watch)]



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




  • The Dark Knight by Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer (Warner Bros., Jul08)
  • WALL-E Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Original story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter (Walt Disney June 2008)
  • “The Shrine” by Brad Wright (Stargate Atlantis, Aug08)

ALSO: Andre Norton Award finalists, recognizing superior achievement in science fiction and fantasy writing for young adults.

  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Harcourt, Oct08)
  • Lamplighter by D.M. Cornish (Monster Blood Tattoo, Book 2, Putnam Juvenile, May08))
  • Savvy by Ingrid Law (Dial, May08)
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson (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) by Ysabeau S. Wilce (Harcourt, Sep08)

The awards will be presented at the 2009 Nebula Awards® Weekend, April 24-26,2009 in Los Angeles, California.

See also: Past winners.

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3 Comments on [UPDATED] FINALISTS: 2008 Nebula Awards

  1. Jeff VanderMeer // February 27, 2009 at 10:24 pm //

    Well, it’s a list all right. And it’s got stuff in each category. Good job!

  2. Cory Doctorow’s novel LITTLE BROTHER is freely available online in a variety of formats at .

  3. Thanks for the reminder, Old Miser.  Link updated.

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