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Free Samples of the Nebula Award Nominees

The nominees for this year’s Nebula Awards have been revealed, and we’ve collected free samples of all the nominees below–the best science fiction books of 2012.

Many of these stories are available to read for free online. These are marked “COMPLETE” among the links.  Here’s more about the awards:

The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. Founded as the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1965 by Damon Knight, the organization began with a charter membership of 78 writers; it now has over 1,500 members, among them many of the leading writers of science fiction and fantasy.

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Paolo Bacigalupi Wins Best Novel at Nebula Awards

sfwa.pngOver the weekend, Paolo Bacigalupi won best novel at the 2010 Nebula Awards for The Windup Girl. In addition, Kij Johnson won the short story award for “Spar.”

Hosted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association, the winners were revealed at the Nebula Awards Banquet in Florida on Saturday. More awards after the jump…

Best Novelette: Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast by Eugie Foster

Bradbury Award for Best Dramatic Production: District 9 by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell (Via Tor.com)

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Hugo Award Nominees Announced

hugoaward.pngOver the weekend, the nominees for the Hugo Awards were announced.

Here’s more about the prize: “The Hugo Awards, to give them their full title, are awards for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. They were first awarded in 1953, and have been awarded every year since 1955. The awards are run by and voted on by fans.”

Here are the nominees for Best Novel:

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (Tor)
The City & The Cityby China Mieville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK)
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente (Bantam Spectra)
Wake by Robert J. Sawyer (Ace; Penguin; Gollancz; Analog)
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)

More nominees after the jump…

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Former Bantam Editor Looks Beyond Publishing Layoffs

papertyger.jpgIn a recent interview, former Bantam Spectra editor Juliet Ulman discussed how she plans to continue doing the work she loves despite the publishing meltdown that took her old job.

Over at Omnivoracious, the editor talked about her experiences at Batam, editing M.J. Harrison‘s award-winning “Light,” Crawford Award-winner K.J. Bishop‘s “The Etched City,” and Catherynne M. Valente‘s “Orphan’s Tales” series. She also outlined her work as a publishing consultant at Paper Tyger.

Here is her advice for young editors: “I would advise [editors] to broaden their base of experience as much as possible, and to let go of any illusion that they will be secluded in a quiet world of letters, alone with the text in some bookish fantasy. Marketing, positioning, packaging, outreach–these are all vastly important in the production of any book these days, and I would encourage people not to look at these aspects as “enemies” of their perceived role, but part and parcel of the entire experience. Embrace the opportunity to expand your horizons, to become involved in every element of the publication process–to ‘make’ a book from the ground up.” (Via Richard Nash)