Other worlds: The Nebula noms are in

The Killing Moon by N.K. JemisinAwards. The finalist list for the Nebulas was released yesterday, and I’ve read… Exactly one of the novels. (The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin. It was okay, but I found the sequel much more engaging. Still, not a bad book at all.) So, no idea who will win, and I won’t even guess at the rest. I am likewise ignorant on the Andre Norton nominees, but I do have two of them on my to-read shelf.

I’m not much one for short fiction, but if you are, the SF Signal link above has links to the lions share of novelette and short story nominees.

As for the Bradbury (Dramatic Presentation,) the selections are The Avengers, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Cabin in the Woods, The Hunger Games, John Carter (?!?) and Looper. Alrighty then.

Controversy. With the Ender’s Game adaptation on the horizon and author Orson Scott Card’s anti-gay views in the news news due to protest of his involvement in a Superman anthology, Summit has a bit of a marketing challenge on their hands.

Game of Thrones. The season two Blu-rays of the HBO series are out now – what lurks in the extras? And is a second Westeros series in the cards?

Adaptations. SyFy is aiming for Philip K. Dick’s Man in the High Castle, while Heathers and Mean Girls alums are taking the reins of the Vampire Academy movie. One of these projects is doomed, and sadly it’s not the one about a vampire academy.

Oh hey, books! io9 lists the SF/F books you can’t afford to miss this month, and writer Charlie Jane Anders is really into Karen Lord’s maybe-ex-Star Trek-fanfic The Best of All Possible Worlds. If you’re thus intrigued, here’s 50 pages to read right now.

4 Replies to “Other worlds: The Nebula noms are in”

  1. Hate to say it, but this anti-OSC stuff is a good problem for Summit to have. Tons of free publicity and it’ll bring out the anti-gay marriage crowd (many of whom probably wouldn’t have cared about Ender’s Game beforehand).

  2. Never a good problem. Not good publicity.

    I remember reading Ender’s Game for the first time, being thrilled with it and subsequent books, then finding OSC’s website a year or two later… and being bitterly disappointed with the hatred and ignorance he was spewing on his blog.

    The hardest thing for me to deal with was that the Ender’s Game series tackles issues like intolerance, genocide, racism (species-ism) and yet the author’s views did not jibe with his books. If it’s true that the heart of an author shines through in his best works — I can only wonder what happened to OSC between Ender’s Game and the Bush administration. He is not the same person that wrote EG.

    I have not read OSC’s works since 2005. I will not be reading them anytime soon. I’m really unhappy that I won’t be going to see the movie. But I don’t expect OSC to change his myopic views.

  3. I’ve read two of the noms – Throne of the Crescent Moon, and Glamour in Glass. Of the two I’d root for Glamour. It has lots of things I enjoy – alternate history, action/adventure, interesting magic, and a love story – all very neatly put together. I met Kowal at ConFusion this year and she’s a lovely person. Ahmed’s book was also good and he’s from Michigan (and he’s also lovely in person) so a win for him would be great, too.

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