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Nominations for the 2012 SFWA Awards! March 2, 2013

On February 20th, 2013, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has announced the nominees for the 2012 Nebula Awards, for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy, and for the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation. The awards are voted on by active members of  SFWA  from March 1st to 30th. The winners will be announced during the 48th Nebula Awards Weekend, on May 16th to 19th, 2013, in San Jose, CA.

Here are the 2012 nominees:

Nebula Award for a Novel

Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (DAW; Gollancz ’13)
Ironskin, Tina Connolly (Tor)
The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc)
Glamour in Glass, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

The Avengers, Joss Whedon (director) and Joss Whedon and Zak Penn (writers), (Marvel/Disney)
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin (director),  Benh Zeitlin and Lucy Abilar (writers), (Journeyman/Cinereach/Court 13/Fox Searchlight)
The Cabin in the Woods, Drew Goddard (director), Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard (writers) (Mutant Enemy/Lionsgate)
The Hunger Games, Gary Ross (director), Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, and Billy Ray  writers), (Lionsgate)
John Carter, Andrew Stanton (director), Michael Chabon, Mark Andrews, and Andrew Stanton (writers), (Disney)
Looper, Rian Johnson (director), Rian Johnson (writer), (FilmDistrict/TriStar)

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy

Iron Hearted Violet, Kelly Barnhill (Little, Brown)
Black Heart, Holly Black (S&S/McElderry; Gollancz)
Above, Leah Bobet (Levine)
The Diviners, Libba Bray (Little, Brown; Atom)
Vessel, Sarah Beth Durst (S&S/McElderry)
Seraphina, Rachel Hartman (Random House Children’s Books; Doubleday UK)
Enchanted, Alethea Kontis (Harcourt)
Every Day, David Levithan (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
Summer of the Mariposas, Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Tu Books)
Railsea, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan)
Fair Coin, E.C. Myers (Pyr)
Above World, Jenn Reese (Candlewick)

Have you read these books and seen these movies? Which ones are your favorite? Are you going to vote? Feel free to leave us a comment below!

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One Response to “Nominations for the 2012 SFWA Awards!”

  1. I’m so excited to see Ironskin on the novel list – I read that last year and loved it on many levels – a great nomination. If the others are at the same standard I’d be really keen to read. And so good to see Joss Whedon doing what he does best!


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