The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association have announced the nominees for the 2010 Nebula Awards. The winners will be named at the Nebula Awards Banquet on May 21st in Washington D.C.
These awards recognize the following categories: short story, novelette, novella, and novel. In addition, three special awards honor filmmakers, young-adult writers, and outstanding contributors to the field.
Last year’s winners included Tor Books publisher Tom Doherty, novelist Paolo Bacigalupi, and short story writer Kij Johnson. Follow the jump to see this year’s nominees in a few of the top categories.
- The Alchemist, Paolo Bacigalupi (Audible; Subterranean)
- ‘‘Iron Shoes’’, J. Kathleen Cheney (Alembical 2)
- The Lifecycle of Software Objects, Ted Chiang (Subterranean)
- ‘‘The Sultan of the Clouds’’, Geoffrey A. Landis (Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 9/10)
- ‘‘Ghosts Doing the Orange Dance’’, Paul Park (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1-2/10)
- ‘‘The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen’s Window’’, Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean Magazine Summer ’10)
- The Native Star, M.K. Hobson (Spectra)
- The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit UK; Orbit US)
- Shades of Milk and Honey, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
- Echo, Jack McDevitt (Ace)
- Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor (DAW)
- Blackout/All Clear, Connie Willis (Spectra)
The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
- Despicable Me, Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud (directors), Ken Daurio & Cinco Paul (screenplay), Sergio Pablos (story) (Illumination Entertainment)
- Doctor Who: ‘‘Vincent and the Doctor’’, Richard Curtis (writer), Jonny Campbell (director)
- How to Train Your Dragon, Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders (directors), William Davies, Dean DeBlois, & Chris Sanders (screenplay) (DreamWorks Animation)
- Inception, Christopher Nolan (director), Christopher Nolan (screenplay) (Warner)
- Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Edgar Wright (director), Michael Bacall & Edgar Wright (screenplay) (Universal)
- Toy Story 3, Lee Unkrich (director), Michael Arndt (screenplay), John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, & Lee Unkrich (story) (Pixar/Disney)