Nominations are open for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards and Tor.com has had the honor of publishing some eligible works from fantastic creators in 2011.
Hugo winners are selected by the members of Worldcon, but the list of nominees is voted on by Worldcon members. Voting for nominees requires a supporting membership for Chicon 7, although members from last year’s Worldcon are also eligible to nominate. You can download nomination forms here.
The deadlines for Hugo nominations is March 11, while the deadline to purchase a nominating membership is January 31. The rules are here and you may nominate up to five works in each category.
The Nebula Awards are voted on by active members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA for short). Nebula nominations are open through Wednesday, February 15, and the form is here; you must be a SFWA member, and logged in, to nominate. Here is a detailed description of how the voting works.
|“Shtetl Days” by Harry Turtledove|
|“The Night Children” by Alexander Gordon Smith|
|“Beauty Belongs to the Flowers” by Matthew Sanborn Smith|
|“The Great Defense of Layosah” by Peter Orullian|
|“Though Smoke Shall Hide the Sun” by Brit Mandelo|
|“The Battle of the Round” by Peter Orullian|
|“The Iron Shirts” by Michael F. Flynn|
|“Six Months, Three Days” by Charlie Jane Anders|
|“The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland — For a Little While” by Catherynne M. Valente|
|“Lee at the Alamo” by Harry Turtledove|
|“A Clean Sweep with All the Trimmings” by James Alan Gardner|
|“If Dragon’s Mass Eve Be Cold and Clear” by Ken Scholes|
|“Making My Entrance Again with My Usual Flair” by Ken Scholes|
|“The Desecrator” by Steven Brust|
|“Our Candidate” by Robert Reed|
|“The Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book One: The Dead City” by John Scalzi|
|“Ragnarok” by Paul Park|
|“Crazy Me” by James Patrick Kelly|
|“Time Considered as a Series of Thermite Burns in No Particular Order” by Damien Broderick|
|“Earth Hour” by Ken MacLeod|
|“Ch-ch-ch-changes” by Michael Bishop|
|“The Dala Horse” by Michael Swanwick|
|“A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel” by Yoon Ha Lee|
|“Swingers” by Robert Reed|
|“Day One” by Matthew Costello|
|“Grace Immaculate” by Gregory Benford|
|“Hello, Moto” by Nnedi Okorafor|
|“Ghost Hedgehog” by Nina Kiriki Hoffman|
|“The Rotten Beast” by Mary E. Pearson|
|“Glitches” by Marissa Meyer|
Short Stories (Reprints)
These are stories that first appeared in other markets this year, but are eligible for 2011 awards and deserve some signal-boosting!
|“Shannon’s Law” by Cory Doctorow|
|“Nine-Tenths of the Law” by Jenna Black|
|“The Rook” by Melinda Snodgrass|
|“Ghost Girl Takes Manhattan” by Carrie Vaughn|
|“The Lake” by Tananarive Due|
|“Specimen 313” by Jeff Strand|
|“The Ghost of Cwmlech Manor” by Delia Sherman|
|“Wishbones” by Cherie Priest|
A Hugo-only category, although graphic stories may be nominated for the Nebula in existing prose categories.
|The Last Mortician by Tim Hall and Dean Haspiel|
Editor, Short Form
Patrick Nielsen Hayden