Out of This World Books and Movies: 2012 Nebula Awards Nominees
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have announced their nominees for the 2012 Nebula Awards, the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation and for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. The Award winners will be announced in May 2013. In the meantime why don’t you give these fantastical books a read or watch some of these fun movies to see which one you think should win?
Check the Galley Cat Link below for a complete list of 2012 Nebula Award Nominees. In addition Galley Cat has provided links to free online samples and in some cases the complete text of some of the novellas, novelettes, and short stories.
Nebula Award Novel Nominees
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed
Ironskin by Tina Connelly
The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemison
The Drowning Girl by Caitlin R. Kiernan
Glamour in Glass, Mary Robinette Kowal
2312, Kim Stanley Robinson
Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation Nominees
The Avengers directed by Joss Whedon
Beasts of the Southern Wild directed by Benh Zeitlin
The Cabin in the Woods directed by Drew Goddard
The Hunger Games directed by Gary Ross
John Carter directed by Andrew Stanton
Looper directed by Rian Johnson
Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Nominees
Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill
Black Heart by Holly Black
Above by Leah Bobet
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
Every Day by David Levithan
Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Railsea by China Mieville
Fair Coin by E.C. Myers
Above World by Jenn Reese
From Saladin Ahmed, finalist for the Nebula and Campbell Awards, comes one of the year's most anticipated fantasy debuts, THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON, a fantasy adventure with...Amazon
Jane Eliot wears an iron mask. It's the only way to contain the fey curse that scars her cheek. The Great War is five years gone, but its scattered victims remain—the irons...Amazon
Amazon Says: The city burned beneath the Dreaming Moon.
In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and amongst the shadows of its cobbled stree...Amazon
India Morgan Phelps-Imp to her friends-is schizophrenic. Struggling with her perceptions of reality, Imp must uncover the truth about her encounters with creatures out of my...Amazon
Mary Robinette Kowal stunned readers with her charming first novel Shades of Milk and Honey, a loving tribute to the works of Jane Austen in a world where magic is an everyday...Amazon
The Hugo and Nebula nominated and New York Times bestselling novel. The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. ...Amazon
The end of their world begins with a story.This one. In most fairy tales, princesses are beautiful, dragons are terrifying, and stories are harmless. This isn't most fairy ta...Amazon
Amazon Says: Love is dangerous and trust is priceless in Holly Black’s “powerful, edgy dark” fantasy series (Publishers Weekly).
Cassel Sharpe knows he’s been used as an assa...Amazon
An extraordinary debut urban fantasy about dangers outside and in. "Above pulls off that rare trick of being convincing and utterly magical at the same time." - Emma Donoghue...Amazon
Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of ...Amazon
Amazon Says: In a desert world of sandstorms and sand-wolves, a teen girl must defy the gods to save her tribe in this mystical, atmospheric tale from the author of Drink, Slay, Love.<...
In her New York Times bestselling and Morris Award-winning debut, Rachel Hartman introduces mathematical dragons in an alternative-medieval world to fantasy and science-fictio...Amazon
It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, altho...Amazon
In his New York Times bestselling novel, David Levithan introduces readers to what Entertainment Weekly calls a "wise, wildly unique" love story about A, a teen who wakes up e...Amazon
On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt: the giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting th...Amazon
Amazon Says: The coin changed Ephraim's life. But how can he change it back?
Sixteen-year-old Ephraim Scott is horrified when he comes home from school and finds his mother unconsc...Amazon