The Science-Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced their nominees for the 2009 Nebula Awards, with the winners to be announced on May 15. I have to admit, I haven't read a single one of the stories or novels on the list, but that's something I should probably change very soon. On this site, we cover a lot more sci-fi movies than we cover sci-fi writing, so I'll start the list of nominees with the nominated films, all of which are excellent choices.

The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

-- Star Trek, JJ Abrams
-- District 9, Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
-- Avatar, James Cameron
-- Moon, Duncan Jones and Nathan Parker
-- Up, Bob Peterson and Pete Docter
-- Coraline, Henry Selick

You can read the full list of nominees after the jump. Short Story

-- Hooves and the Hovel of Abdel Jameela, Saladin Ahmed
-- I Remember the Future, Michael A. Burstein
-- Non-Zero Probabilities, N. K. Jemisin
-- Spar, Kij Johnson
-- Going Deep, James Patrick Kelly
-- Bridesicle, Will McIntosh


-- The Gambler, Paolo Bacigalupi
-- Vinegar Peace, or the Wrong-Way Used-Adult Orphanage, Michael Bishop
-- I Needs Must Part, The Policeman Said, Richard Bowes
-- Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast, Eugie Foster
-- Divining Light, Ted Kosmatka
-- A Memory of Wind, Rachel Swirsky


-- The Women of Nell Gwynne's, Kage Baker
-- Arkfall, Carolyn Ives Gilman
-- Act One, Nancy Kress
-- Shambling Towards Hiroshima, James Morrow
-- Sublimation Angels, Jason Sanford
-- The God Engines, John Scalzi


-- The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi
-- The Love We Share Without Knowing, Christopher Barzak
-- Flesh and Fire, Laura Anne Gilman
-- The City & The City, China Miéville
-- Boneshaker, Cherie Priest
-- Finch, Jeff VanderMeer

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy

-- Hotel Under the Sand, Kage Baker
-- Ice, Sarah Beth Durst
-- Ash, by Malinda Lo
-- Eyes Like Stars, Lisa Mantchev
-- Zoe's Tale, John Scalzi
-- When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead
-- The Girl Who Circumnavigates Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making, Catherynne M. Valente
-- Leviathan, Scott Westerfeld
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