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Final Nebula Ballot

For those who haven't seen it yet, I've posted the final Nebula ballot below.

All I'll note is that Bob Greenberger and I did not make it to the final ballot with "Things That Aren't." (I would say more, but as chair of the Nebula Script Jury, it behooves me to refrain from commenting.)

Congratulations to all the nominees!

Odyssey - McDevitt, Jack (Ace, Nov06)
The Accidental Time Machine - Haldeman, Joe (Ace, Aug07)
The Yiddish Policemen's Union - Chabon, Michael (HarperCollins, May07)
The New Moon's Arms - Hopkinson, Nalo (Warner Books, Feb07)
Ragamuffin - Buckell, Tobias (Tor, Jun07)

"Kiosk" - Sterling, Bruce (F&SF, Jan07)
"Memorare" - Wolfe, Gene (F&SF, Apr07)
"Awakening" - Berman, Judith (Black Gate 10, Spr07)
"Stars Seen Through Stone" - Shepard, Lucius (F&SF, Jul07)
"The Helper and His Hero" - Hughes, Matt (F&SF, Feb07 & Mar07)
"Fountain of Age" - Kress, Nancy (Asimov's, Jul07)

"The Fiddler of Bayou Teche" - Sherman, Delia (Coyote Road, Trickster Tales, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, Ed., Viking Juvenile, Jul07)
"Pol Pot's Beautiful Daughter" - Ryman, Geoff (F&SF, Nov06)
"The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs Of North Park After the Change" - Johnson, Kij (Coyote Road, Trickster Tales, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, Ed., Viking Juvenile, Jul07)
"Safeguard" - Kress, Nancy (Asimov's, Jan07)
"The Children's Crusade" - Bailey, Robin Wayne (Heroes in Training, Martin H. Greenberg and Jim C. Hines, Ed., DAW, Sep07)
"The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" - Chiang, Ted (F&SF, Sep07)
Child, Maiden, Mother, Crone - Bramlett, Terry (Jim Baen's Universe 7, June 2007)

Short Stories
"Unique Chicken Goes In Reverse" - Duncan, Andy (Eclipse 1: New Science Fiction And Fantasy, Jonathan Strahan, Ed., Night Shade Books, Oct07)
"Titanium Mike Saves the Day" - Levine, David D. (F&SF, Apr07)
"Captive Girl" - Pelland, Jennifer (Helix: A Speculative Fiction Quarterly, WS & LWE, Ed., Oct06 (Fall06 issue -- #2))
"Always" - Fowler, Karen Joy (Asimov's, May07 (Apr/May07 issue))
"Pride" - Turzillo, Mary (Fast Forward 1, Pyr, February 2007)
"The Story of Love" - Nazarian, Vera (Salt of the Air, Prime Books, Sep06)

Children of Men - Cuaron, Alfonso & Sexton, Timothy J. and Arata, David and Fergus, Mark & Ostby, Hawk (Universal Studios, Dec06)
The Prestige - Nolan, Christopher and Nolan, Jonathon (Newmarket Films, Oct06 (Oct 20, 2006 -- based on the novel by Christopher Priest))
Pan's Labyrinth - del Toro, Guillermo (Time/Warner, Jan07)
V for Vendetta - Wachowski, Larry & Wachowski, Andy (Warner Films, Mar06 (released 3/17/2006 -- Written by the Wachowski Brothers, based on the graphic novel illustrated by David Lloyd and published by Vertigo/DC Comics))
World Enough and Time - Zicree, Marc Scott and Reeves, Michael (Star Trek:
New Voyages, http://www.startreknewvoyages.com, Aug07 (Aired 8/23/07))
Blink - Moffat, Steven (Doctor Who, BBC/The Sci-Fi Channel, Sep07 (Aired on SciFi Channel 14Sep07))

Andre Norton Award
The True Meaning of Smek Day - Rex, Adam (Hyperion, Oct07)
The Lion Hunter - Wein, Elizabeth (Viking Juvenile, Jun07 (The Mark of Solomon, Book 1))
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Rowling, J. K. (Scholastic Press, Jul07)
The Shadow Speaker - Okorafor-Mbachu, Nnedi (Jump At The Sun, Sep07)
Into the Wild - Durst, Sarah Beth (Penguin Razorbill, Jun07)
Vintage: A Ghost Story - Berman, Steve (Haworth Positronic Press, Mar07)
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 - Wilce, Ysabeau S. (Harcourt, Jan07)


Okay, I missed a memo. How'd a fanfic script get on the Nebula ballot? I thought it had to be a professional credit for that?
Doesn't it count because Mark Zicree is a professional writer with pro credits, even if the show isn't *produced* by pros?
Doesn't a professional script usually require the writer being paid? Fan films are no different from fanfic, no matter who the writer is. No money can be made off the product, which means the writer can't be paid. How can it then be a professional credit by SFWA rules? :cue raised eyebrow:

I mean, leaving this on the ballot really kicks open the door to fanfic making the Nebula ballot in the future. Is that a door that really should be opened, especially if fanfic writers can't join SFWA?
Sorry you guys didn't make it on, amigo. Next time around, right?
Interesting bunch, as always. Hoping Blink wins for script. Sorta glad that a SF outisider like Chabon made the ballot, even though I have seen a lot about his book (and its politics) that makes think I will hate it.
My review of The Yiddish Policemen's Union opened with "I do not recommend it" and includes "Reading this novel was a soul-grinding experience." While I couldn't put it down, I wished I had.
sorry that you weren't nomiated. Obviously the committee suffers from recto-cranial inversion.
FYI, you should read this post from Keith DeCandido. I suspect you will be getting a lot of this.
Very sorry to hear that you weren't on the final ballot. :P
...and slightly frightening to realize how many of them I HAVEN'T read. Bad me. ;)
I can never understand why there are no Analog stories...

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