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Here Are the 2011 Nebula Award Nominees You Can Read Right Now!

The nominees for the 2011 Nebula Awards have been announced, and while many nominated titles are available to buy through Amazon or other outlets, there are some stories you can find right here on the internet, ready to be ready for absolutely no cost. Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America also announced the nominees for the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation and the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Book. Come inside! There’s all kinds of free fiction waiting for you!

Here are the available titles, with links:


“Kiss Me Twice” by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s Science Fiction, June 2011)
“Silently and Very Fast” by Catherynne M. Valente (WFSA Press; Clarkesworld Magazine, October 2011)
“The Man Who Bridged the Mist” by Kij Johnson (Asimov’s Science Fiction, October/November 2011)
“The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary” by Ken Liu (Panverse Three, Panverse Publishing)


“Sauerkraut Station” by Ferrett Steinmetz (Giganotosaurus, November 2011)
“Six Months, Three Days” by Charlie Jane Anders (, June 2011)
“The Migratory Pattern of Dancers” by Katherine Sparrow (Giganotosaurus, July 2011)
“The Old Equations” by Jake Kerr (Lightspeed Magazine, July 2011)

Short Stories

“Her Husband’s Hands” by Adam-Troy Castro (Lightspeed Magazine, October 2011)
“Mama, We are Zhenya, Your Son” by Tom Crosshill (Lightspeed Magazine, April 2011)
“Movement” by Nancy Fulda (Asimov’s Science Fiction, March 2011)
“Shipbirth” by Aliette de Bodard (Asimov’s Science Fiction, February 2011)
“The Axiom of Choice” by David W. Goldman (New Haven Review, Winter 2011)
“The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees” by E. Lily Yu (Clarkesworld Magazine, April 2011)
“The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March/April 2011)

And while they are not available to read on the internet, the Ray Bradbury Award nominees for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation are mostly available on Netflix, specifically the following titles:

Attack the Block, Joe Cornish (writer/director) (Optimum Releasing; Screen Gems)
Captain America: The First Avenger, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely (writers), Joe Johnston (director) (Paramount)
Source Code, Ben Ripley (writer), Duncan Jones (director) (Summit)
The Adjustment Bureau, George Nolfi (writer/director) (Universal)

Congratulations to all the nominees! The winners will be announced during the 47th Nebula Awards Weekend, taking place from Thursday, May 17 to Sunday, May 20.

(via Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America)

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  • Anonymous

    Slightly unrelated — but this article last year (the Nebula nominees) was the first I read on this site. So I realize that this must mark my year anniversary of reading this awesome blog. Just wanted to say that. 

    Now will inevitably spend the majority of my night reading these…..

  • Bogi Takács

    “The Man Who Bridged the Mist” by Kij Johnson is incomplete. The story at the link ends with “Be sure to read the exciting conclusion in our October/November double issue on sale now.” (Asimov’s does this often. Gnarh!)

    Shameless plug: I’ve reviewed some of the free stories on my website.

  • Anonymous

    Worth it. I just read the whole thing in Year’s Best Science Fiction,, 29th annual edition, July 2012, ed. Gardner Dozois. But I want to get reprints to send to a few people – particularly one who is a structural engineer – because the story rings so true.