Nebula 2008 Roundup

Much like last year I didn’t manage to read all the Nebula nominees. Not for lack of trying. I was able to lay hold of all the novels, but several of the anthologies weren’t to be found in the library. Maybe there’s less room in the budget to buy obscure small press collections. While I read all the shorter works I could find, I simply ran out of time on the novels.

Here they are, ordered roughly by how much I enjoyed them.


Didn’t Read

  • Cauldron by Jack McDevitt
  • Making Money by Terry Pratchett
  • Superpowers by David J. Schwartz

What I suspect will win: Powers


Couldn’t find:

  • “Dark Heaven,” by Gregory Benford
  • “The Duke in His Castle,” by Vera Nazarian

What I suspect will win: “The Political Prisoner”


Couldn’t find:

    “Night Wind,” by Mary Rosenblum

What I suspect will win: “The Ray-Gun: A Love Story”

Short Stories

What I suspect will win: “26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss”