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[awards] 2008 Preliminary Nebula Ballot

The Sekrit Newz is no longer secret, according to M. Brook West of the Nebula committee of SFWA. The 2008 preliminary Nebula ballot (a/k/a the "long ballot") is now out of embargo. I am quite pleased that Mainspring Powell's | Amazon | Audible ] is on the Novel list. Warmest congratulations to all here.

The entire ballot, per SWFA (Norton Award section still under review):
2007 Preliminary Nebula Ballot

Novels - 13
Vellum: The Book of All Hours - Duncan, Hal (Del Rey, Apr06 (Macmillan hardcover Nov05 (UK)))
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Rowling, J. K. (Scholastic Press, Jul07)
Odyssey - McDevitt, Jack (Ace, Nov06)
Mainspring - Lake, Jay (Tor, Jun07)
The Accidental Time Machine - Haldeman, Joe (Ace, Aug07)
Species Imperative #3: Regeneration - Czerneda, Julie E. (DAW, May06)
The Yiddish Policemen's Union - Chabon, Michael (HarperCollins, May07)
The New Moon's Arms - Hopkinson, Nalo (Warner Books, Feb07)
Blindsight - Watts, Peter (Tor, Oct06)
Rollback - Sawyer, Robert J. (Analog, Feb07 (serialized in Oct06 through Jan/Feb07 issues; Tor book, Apr07))
The Outback Stars - McDonald, Sandra (Tor, May07)
Strange Robby - Rosen, Selina (Meisha Merlin Publishing, Jul06 (E-mail selinarosen@cox.net for copies))
Ragamuffin - Buckell, Tobias (Tor, Jun07)

Novellas - 5
Kiosk - Sterling, Bruce (F&SF, Jan07)
Memorare - Wolfe, Gene (F&SF, Apr07)
Stars Seen Through Stone - Shepard, Lucius (F&SF, Jul07)
The Helper and His Hero - Hughes, Matt (F&SF, Mar07 (Feb07 & Mar07))
Fountain of Age - Kress, Nancy (Asimov's, Jul07)

Novelettes - 13
The Sun God at Dawn, Rising from a Lotus Blossom - Kail, Andrea (Writers of the Future Volume 23, Algis Budrys, Ed., Galaxy Press, Sep07)
A Flight of Numbers Fantastique Strange - Bernobich, Beth (Asimov's, Jun06)
The Fiddler of Bayou Teche - Sherman, Delia (Coyote Road, Trickster Tales, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, Ed., Viking Juvenile, Jul07)
Pol Pot's Beautiful Daughter - Ryman, Geoff (F&SF, Nov06)
Sister of the Hedge - Hines, Jim C. (Realms of Fantasy, Jun06)
The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs Of North Park After the Change - Johnson, Kij (Coyote Road, Trickster Tales, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, Ed., Viking Juvenile, Jul07)
Things That Aren't - Burstein, Michael A.; and Greenberger, Robert (Analog, Apr07)
Alastair Baffle's Emporium of Wonders - Resnick, Mike (Asimov's, Jan08)
Safeguard - Kress, Nancy (Asimov's, Jan07)
Tonino and the Incubus - Robinson, Peg (Helix: A Speculative Fiction Quarterly, WS & LWE, Ed., Oct06 (Fall06 issue -- #2))
The Children's Crusade - Bailey, Robin Wayne (Heroes in Training, Martin H. Greenberg and Jim C. Hines, Ed., DAW, Sep07)
The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate - Chiang, Ted (F&SF, Sep07)
Not of this Fold - Shunn, William (An Alternate History of the 21st Century, Spilt Milk Press, Sep07)

Short Stories -- 7
Unique Chicken Goes In Reverse - Duncan, Andy (Eclipse 1: New Science Fiction And Fantasy, Jonathan Strahan, Ed., Night Shade Books, Oct07)
Titanium Mike Saves the Day - Levine, David D. (F&SF, Apr07)
Captive Girl - Pelland, Jennifer (Helix: A Speculative Fiction Quarterly, WS & LWE, Ed., Oct06 (Fall06 issue -- #2))
Always - Fowler, Karen Joy (Asimov's, May07 (apr/may07 issue))
For Solo Cello, op. 12 - Kowal, Mary Robinette (Cosmos, Mar07 (Feb/Mar07))
The Padre, the Rabbi, and the Devil His Own Self - Fletcher, Melanie (Helix: A Speculative Fiction Quarterly, WS & LWE, Ed., Oct06 (Fall06 issue -- #2))
The Story of Love - Nazarian, Vera (Salt of the Air, Prime Books, Sep06)

Scripts -- 7
Children of Men - Cuaron, Alfonso & Sexton, Timothy J. and Arata, David and Fergus, Mark & Ostby, Hawk (Universal Studios, Dec06)
The Prestige - Nolan, Christopher and Nolan, Jonathon (Newmarket Films, Oct06 (Oct 20, 2006 -- based on the novel by Christopher Priest))
Pan's Labyrinth - del Toro, Guillermo (Time/Warner, Jan07)
The Discarded - Ellison, Harlan and Olson, Josh (Masters of Science Fiction, ABC-TV, Apr07)
V for Vendetta - Wachowski, Larry & Wachowski, Andy (Warner Films, Mar06 (released 3/17/2006 -- Written by the Wachowski Brothers, based on the graphic novel illustrated by David Lloyd and published by Vertigo/DC Comics))
World Enough and Time - Zicree, Marc Scott and Reaves, Michael (Star Trek: New Voyages, http://www.startreknewvoyages.com, Aug07 (Aired 8/23/07))
Blink - Moffat, Steven (Doctor Who, BBC/The Sci-Fi Channel, Sep07 (Aired on SciFi Channel 14 Sep07))

Norton Books -- 4
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Rowling, J. K. (Scholastic Press, Jul07)
Into the Wild - Durst, Sarah Beth (Penguin Razorbill, Jun07)
Vintage: A Ghost Story - Berman, Steve (Haworth Positronic Press, Mar07)
Flora Segunda: Being the Magickal Mishaps of a Girl of Spirit, Her Glass-Gazing Sidekick, Two Ominous Butlers (One Blue), a House with Eleven Thousand Rooms, and a Red Dog - Wilce, Ysabeau S. (Harcourt, Jan07)

Note that the Norton Jury may add to this. I've asked them to let me know by Monday morning if the intend to do so.
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