2014 Nebula Awards Announced: Novels, Novellas, Novelettes, Short Stories

The 2014 Nebula Award Winners have been announced!

  • Best novel:            ★★★ • “Annihilation” • SF novel by Jeff VanderMeer • review
  • Best novella:        ★★★ •  “Yesterday’s Kin” • First Encounter SF by Nancy Kress • review
  • Best novelette:    “A Guide to the Fruits of Hawai’i,” Alaya Dawn Johnson (from F&SF 7-8/14 @Alaya Dawn Johnson)
  • Best short story: ★★★★ • “Jackalope Wives” • magical realism short story by Ursula Vernon • review

All the nominees from short to long:

Nominees for Best Short Story

  • ★★★ • “The Breath of War” •  SF Fantasy short story by Aliette de Bodard • review
  • ★★★ • “When It Ends, He Catches Her” •  weird short story by Eugie Foster • review
  • ★1/2 • “The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye” •  post-singularity SF short story by Matthew Kressel • review
  • ★★★★ • “The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family” • weird SF short story by Usman T. Malik • clash of modernism, terrorism, and religion in Pakistan • review
  • ★★★★ • “A Stretch of Highway Two Lanes Wide” • surreal SF short story by Sarah Pinsker • a prosthetic arm thinks it is a highway in Colorado • review
  • ★★★★ • “Jackalope Wives” • magical realism short story by Ursula Vernon • review
  • ★★★ • “The Fisher Queen” • weird short story by Alyssa Wong • abuse of girls and mermaids review

Nominees for Best Novelette

  • ★★ • “Sleep Walking Now and Then” • SF novelette by Richard Bowes • mystery at the Angouleme Hotel • review
  • “The Magician and Laplace’s Demon,” Tom Crosshill (@Clarkesworld 12/14)
  • “A Guide to the Fruits of Hawai’i,” Alaya Dawn Johnson (from F&SF 7-8/14 @Alaya Dawn Johnson)
  • “The Husband Stitch,” Carmen Maria Machado (@Granta #129)
  • “We Are the Cloud,” Sam J. Miller (@Lightspeed 9/14)
  • ★★ •  “The Devil in America” • magical realism novelette by Kai Ashante Wilson • Civil War African magic turns bad • review

Nominees for Best Novella

  • We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory (Tachyon)
  • ★★★ •  “Yesterday’s Kin” • First Encounter SF by Nancy Kress • review
  • ★★★★“The Regular” • Near Future SF novella by Ken Liu • Cyborg detective resolves prostitute murder • review
  • “The Mothers of Voorhisville” by Mary Rickert (@Tor.com 4/30/14)
  • Calendrical Regression, Lawrence Schoen (@NobleFusion)
  • ★★★★ • “Grand Jeté (The Great Leap)” • Rachel Swirsky • future golem incorporating the ego of a daughter • review

Novel

  • ★★★★ • The Goblin Emperor” • gaslight fantasy by Katherine Addison • review
  • Trial by Fire, Charles E. Gannon
  • Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie 
  • ★★★ • “The Three-Body Problem” • SF novel by Cixin Liu • review
  • Coming Home, Jack McDevitt 
  • ★★★ • “Annihilation” • SF novel by Jeff VanderMeer • review
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