Nebula Nominees 2007
|The nominees for this years Nebula Awards were released today. To a chorus of groans, I would hope.|
I realize that the SFWA Popularity Contest Award has fallen on hard times of late, but this list of novels is truly an embarrassment. Save for Jeffrey Ford's minor (In comparison with the rest of his output) work, The Girl In The Glass, which adorns any list it belongs to, the list is lackluster and sometimes pathetic.
Privilege of The Sword by Ellen Kushner? Seeker by Jack McDevitt? Just who do you think you're fooling, SFWA?
In year when Spin by Robert Charles Wilson was eligible; a year when Accelerando, Vellum, The Warrior Prophet and Never Let Me Go (to name just a few) were eligible....
we get this list?
The Privilege of the Sword by Ellen Kushner
Seeker by Jack McDevitt
The Girl in the Glass by Jeffrey Ford
Farthing by Jo Walton
From the Files of the Time Rangers by Richard Bowes
To Crush the Moon by Wil McCarthy
For shame, SFWA, for shame. Enough with voting for your friends. A bit of integrity would go a long way in people actually considering this award worth mentioning.
As for short fiction, Burn by Jim Kelly classes up the joint in a weak novella category. M. Rickert and Peter S. Beagle run a two man race in the novella category, and Theodora Goss ought to run away with the Short Story.
Complete nominee list here.