2007 Nebula recap

I didn’t quite manage to read the Nebula ballot before they announced the winners. Here are the stories, anyway, ordered very roughly by how much I enjoyed them. I definitely want to read more from Nalo Hopkinson, Ted Chiang, and Vera Nazarian. I was so disappointed by the Nancy Kress stories, I want to go back and find the ones I do like.

If I could vote (someday!), naturally I would have voted for my favorites, but I can’t. So it’s not like my opinion matters, but I had fun trying to handicap them as I went. And I’m amused to see I wrong was.

Novels

What I suspected would win: The Yiddish Policeman’s Union.

What did win: The Yiddish Policeman’s Union. (Yay! I get to be right.)

Novellas

What I suspected would win: “Memorare.”

What did win: “Fountain of Age.” (Boo! I get to be irritated.)

Novelettes

What I suspected would win: “Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change.”

What did win: “The Merchant and The Alchemist’s Gate.” (Yay! I get to be happy.)

Short Stories

What I suspected would win: “Captive Girl.”

What did win: “Always.” (I can’t say Boo. They were all good stories. I almost picked “Always” for its subtlety, but that’s easy for me to say now, isn’t it?)

Tomorrow: Let’s start on the Hugos.

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