Monday, November 30, 2009

Nebulas and Andre Norton Award

Now through February 15, members of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) can nominate books for the 2009 Nebulas, including The Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book. Fellow fantasy author Janni Lee Simner has a great post about this on her blog:

I would love to encourage any SFWA members who might see this to nominate books for the Norton Award! I am behind in my 2009 reading, still catching up on books published in the last few years, but so far can definitely recommend Janni's Bones of Faerie, Rebecca Stead's When You Reach Me, and Julie Berry's The Amaranth Enchantment, all of which are eligible this year. I am in the middle of Kristin Cashore's Graceling and loving it, and I think that one might also be eligible because of the transition rules in effect this year which allow some books to be included if they were published after July 1, 2008. I'm not 100% sure if that applies to the Norton books as well as the "regular" Nebulas, though. BUT: books for younger readers can be nominated for the Nebula award as well as for the YA-specific Norton.

The Dragon of Trelian is also eligible this year, just so you know. :)

Other books I'm hoping to read before nominations close:
The Dragon Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
Fire by Kristin Cashore (sequel to Graceling)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Sacred Scars by Kathleen Duey

I know there are lots more I'm not thinking of at this moment. Your suggestions and recommendations are welcome and encouraged!


  1. I think Graceling was on the ballot last year, but I'm in the middle of Fire and it's definitely a contender, too. (It's also very much my sort of book, I'm finding as I read!)

  2. Does When You Reach Me really qualify as a SFF book? I realize there's a time travel element to it and all, but...

  3. David - I think it does. There's enough of a speculative fiction element for me, anyway!