Tag Archive: Nebula Awards

Jun 09

And the Winner of the Nebula Award (for best novel) is…

… Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer (the full results of the Nebulas can be found here). Having read all six novels (and when I say all six, what I really mean is 5 and quarter because nothing in the universe was going to make me finish the dreadful Trial By Fire by Charles E Gannon), I have …

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May 25

Book Review: The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu (Translated by Ken Liu)

What’s It About It’s an alien invasion novel that features the Cultural Revolution, a computer game that incorporates the entirety of Western and Eastern scientific thought and a series of jaw dropping set pieces. Representative Paragraph Qin Shi Huang, Newton, Von Neumann, and Wang all stood on the platform at the apex of the pyramid. This …

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May 20

Book Review: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

What’s It About Maia is the only son of the fourth wife of the Emperor of the Elflands.  Following his mother’s premature death, the Emperor (not the most loving of fathers) banishes him to a household in the middle of nowhere to be mentored by an abusive cousin.  And then one morning Maia wakes up …

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May 15

Book Review: Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

What’s It About Newly appointed Captain Breq – you may know her from the multi-award winning novel Ancillary Justice­ ­­– has been given a warship, the Mercy of Kalr, and ordered by Anaander Mianaai, Lord of the Radch – or at least the part of her personality that opposes expansion – to go forth and …

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Feb 21

Nebula Award Novel Shortlist

The Nebula Award nominees have been announced (click on the link for the full list).  For the novel category, this is what the SFWA members chose: The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Tor) Trial by Fire, Charles E. Gannon (Baen) Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu ( ), translated …

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Mar 18

Book Review – Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members …

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Feb 26

The Nebula Awards

Nominees for the Golden Globes of Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Nebula Awards, have been announced. As I no longer read much short fiction, my interest is with the Best Novel category and what a diverse and interesting bunch they are.  6 women and 2 blokes, which as Timmi Duchamp says, is at odds with …

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Feb 23

And now for the Nebulas

Novel Among Others, Jo Walton (Tor) Embassytown, China Miéville (Macmillan UK; Del Rey; Subterranean Press) Firebird, Jack McDevitt (Ace Books) God’s War, Kameron Hurley (Night Shade Books) Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti, Genevieve Valentine (Prime Books) The Kingdom of Gods, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Commentary:  It looks like a strong list.  …

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