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Nebula Award nominees announced

Attention science fiction and fantasy lovers!  Or readers who have always wanted to try science fiction or fantasy but didn’t know where to start!  Or, just anyone!  Attention!

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have announced the nominees for the prestigious Nebula Awards. (Rad logo, SFWA.)  The nominees for best novel are:

The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupinebulalogowhite

The Love We Share Without Knowing, by Christopher Barzak

Flesh and Fire, by Laura Anne Gilman

The City & The City, by China Miéville

Boneshaker, by Cherie Priest

Finch, by Jeff VanderMeer

I’ve only read The City And The City (loved – if you like mind-bending crime fiction or urban fantasy, try it), but I’ve heard great things about all of these.  Cherie Priest has been on my to-read list for a while now.

The winners are announced May 1.

And just for the heck of it, Locus Magazine just published their list of the best SF of 2009.  Read on, people!