2011 Nebula Awards Nominees Announced

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has announced the nominees for the 2011 Nebula Awards (presented 2012), the nominees for the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and the nominees for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Book.



  • ‘‘With Unclean Hands’’, Adam-Troy Castro (Analog 11/11)
  • ‘‘The Ice Owl’’, Carolyn Ives Gilman (F&SF 11-12/11)
  • ‘‘The Man Who Bridged the Mist’’, Kij Johnson (Asimov’s 10-11/11)
  • ‘‘Kiss Me Twice’’, Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s 6/11)
  • ‘‘The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary’’, Ken Liu (Panverse Three)
  • Silently and Very Fast, Catherynne M. Valente (WSFA)


  •  ‘‘Six Months, Three Days’’, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor.com 6/8/11)
  • ‘‘The Old Equations’’, Jake Kerr (Lightspeed 7/11)
  • ‘‘What We Found’’, Geoff Ryman (F&SF 9-10/11)
  • ‘‘The Migratory Pattern of Dancers’’, Katherine Sparrow (GigaNotoSaurus 7/11)
  • ‘‘Sauerkraut Station’’, Ferrett Steinmetz (GigaNotoSaurus 11/11)
  • ‘‘Fields of Gold’’, Rachel Swirsky (Eclipse 4)
  • ‘‘Ray of Light’’, Brad R. Torgersen (Analog 12/11)

Short Story

  • ‘‘Her Husband’s Hands’’, Adam-Troy Castro (Lightspeed 10/11)
  • ‘‘Mama, We Are Zhenya, Your Son’’, Tom Crosshill (Lightspeed 4/11)
  • ‘‘Shipbirth’’, Aliette de Bodard (Asimov’s 2/11)
  • ‘‘Movement’’, Nancy Fulda (Asimov’s 3/11)
  • ‘‘The Axiom of Choice’’, David W. Goldman (New Haven Review Winter ’11)
  • ‘‘The Paper Menagerie’’, Ken Liu (F&SF 3-4/11)
  • ‘‘The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees’’, E. Lily Yu (Clarkesworld 4/11)

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Book

The winners will be announced at SFWA’s 47th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend, to be held Thursday through Sunday, May 17 – May 20, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, near Reagan National Airport. Connie Willis will be the honored with the 2011 Damon Knight Grand Master Award for her lifetime contributions and achievements in the field. Walter Jon Williams will preside as toastmaster, with Astronaut Michael Fincke as keynote speaker.