2020 Nebula Awards Ballot
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) have released the final ballot for the 2020 Nebula Awards.
- Piranesi, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury US; Bloomsbury UK)
- The City We Became, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US & UK)
- Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey; Jo Fletcher)
- The Midnight Bargain, C.L. Polk (Erewhon)
- Black Sun, Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga; Solaris)
- Network Effect, Martha Wells (Tordotcom)
- “Tower of Mud and Straw”, Yaroslav Barsukov (Metaphorosis 9/25/20)
- Finna, Nino Cipri (Tordotcom)
- Ring Shout, P. Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom)
- “Ife-Iyoku, the Tale of Imadeyunuagbon”, Ekpeki Oghenechovwe Donald (Dominion)
- The Four Profound Weaves, R.B. Lemberg (Tachyon)
- Riot Baby, Tochi Onyebuchi (Tordotcom)
- “Stepsister”, Leah Cypess (F&SF 5-6/20)
- “The Pill”, Meg Elison (Big Girl)
- “Burn or the Episodic Life of Sam Wells as a Super”, A.T. Greenblatt (Uncanny 05-06/20)
- “Two Truths and a Lie”, Sarah Pinsker (Tor.com 6/17/20)
- “Where You Linger”, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (Uncanny 1-2/20)
- “Shadow Prisons”, Caroline M. Yoachim (serialized in the Dystopian Triptych series as “The Shadow Prison Experiment”, “Shadow Prisons of the Mind”, “The Shadow Prisoner’s Dilemma”)
- “Badass Moms in the Zombie Apocalypse”, Rae Carson (Uncanny 1-2/20)
- “Advanced Word Problems in Portal Math”, Aimee Picchi (Daily Science Fiction 1/3/20)
- “A Guide for Working Breeds”, Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Made to Order)
- “The Eight-Thousanders”, Jason Sanford (Asimov’s 9/10-20)
- “My Country Is a Ghost”, Eugenia Triantafyllou (Uncanny 1-2/20)
- “Open House on Haunted Hill”, John Wiswell (Diabolical Plots 6/15/20)
- Blaseball, Stephen Bell, Joel Clark & Sam Rosenthal (The Game Band)
- Hades, Greg Kasavin (Supergiant)
- Kentucky Route Zero, Jake Elliott (Cardboard Computer)
- The Luminous Underground, Phoebe Barton (Choice of Games)
- Scents & Semiosis, Sam Kabo Ashwell, Cat Manning, Caleb Wilson & Yoon Ha Lee (Self)
- Spiritfarer, Nicolas Guérin, Maxime Monast & Alex Tommi-Morin (Thunder Lotus)
Ray Bradbury Award
- Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
- The Expanse: “Gaugamela”
- The Good Place: “Whenever You’re Ready”
- Lovecraft Country, Season 1
- The Mandalorian: “The Tragedy”
- The Old Guard
Andre Norton Award
- Raybearer, Jordan Ifueko (Amulet)
- A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking, T. Kingfisher (Argyll)
- Elatsoe, Darcie Little Badger (Levine Querido)
- A Game of Fox & Squirrels, Jenn Reese (Holt)
- Star Daughter, Shveta Thakrar (HarperTeen)
Winners will be announced at the 56th Annual Nebula Banquet during the Nebula Awards Weekend, to be held as an online event June 4-6, 2021.
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2 thoughts on “2020 Nebula Awards Ballot”
Sadly, The Ministry for the Future, which is probably the main novel of the last year (in so many levels, I find it hard to count them: ecology, 1st-3rd world relations, liberalism…), is missing. 🙁
I find it also very interesting on literary level – the story naration breaks with the conventional tradition and occasionally reads almost like a philosophical non-fiction. I like this writing style and I was hoping the The Ministry will make it more widely acceptable.
I am in complete agreement. Whether (or not) it is a sign of the apocalypse, it is certainly a glaring
example of the changes in SF. Fantasy rules as hard SF, space opera, etc., diminish. And you have
probably noticed that all of the nominated authors are female. I really don’t mean this observation
critically, but it is interesting. The Ministry for the Future is the latest ‘victim’ of these changing times.
It should win the Nebula; instead, it isn’t even nominated.