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Charles Coleman Finlay
Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 07:32 am:   

NOVEL: Seeker, Jack McDevitt (Ace Books)

NOVELLA: Burn, James Patrick Kelly (Tachyon Publications)

NOVELETTE: Two Hearts, Peter S. Beagle (F&SF Oct/Nov 2005)

SHORT STORY: Echo, Elizabeth Hand (F&SF Oct/Nov 2005)

SCRIPT: Howl's Moving Castle, Hayao Miyazaki, Cindy Davis Hewitt, and Donald H. Hewitt

ANDRE NORTON AWARD: Magic or Madness, Justine Larbalestier (Razorbill)

Dare I note that 50% of F&SF's 2007 Nebula winners are women?! Congratulations, Gordon, to you and F&SF, and to Peter Beagle and Liz Hand.
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PM
Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 07:47 am:   

Congrads!

I'd also note that the Hugos go to Asimov's and the Nebulas go to F&SF...
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Bluejack
Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 03:12 pm:   

I'm curious: how does the final selection of winners work in the Nebula?

As I understand it, an initial list of nominations is created by calling for nominations from all of SFWA. A jury is convened to bring this list down to a handful, with the option of adding one additional "Jury Pick" to the list of finalists. (Is that correct so far?)

Then what happens? Does this same jury make the final selection, or is there a different group or committee? Or does it go back to general membership for a final vote?

A bit of googling around didn't turn up the mechanism, strangely. Maybe my google skills are getting rusty...
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PM
Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 03:29 pm:   

http://www.sfwa.org/awards/rules.htm

Item 8 and after describes the process.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 03:36 pm:   

Bluejack,
IOW, the jury can add one item to each category and has no further power.
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Bluejack
Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 03:50 pm:   

Ah, thank you PM. Are you familiar with the process? If I read those rules correctly, the jury doesn't actually do anything at all, other than optionally add one item to the final ballot; is that correct?

A preliminary ballot consists of all works which were recommended by 10 or more members; the top five works on a straight-vote on this preliminary ballot are nominated for the final ballot; the final ballot is optionally supplemented with one title by the jury; SFWA members then vote on the final ballot Australian-style, selecting the actual winner.

So this is *not* a juried award, but rather an award chosen by the SFWA members as a whole.

EDIT: Thanks Ellen! I think I get it now.
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Dave Truesdale
Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 05:50 pm:   

Hi, Bluejack,

Been awhile since the last issue of IROSF. Can we expect a new issue soon? I need my fix. :-)
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Bluejack
Posted on Monday, May 14, 2007 - 11:35 am:   

Should have one out this evening! Thanks for asking.
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Gordon Van Gelder
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 05:54 am:   

Thanks, Charlie and everyone. It was a good evening overall, I thought.

Now that the awards are over, I need to do my usual thing and nag all SFWA members to recommend short fiction through the year. Too many good stories go uncelebrated for nothing more than a lack of recommendations.
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Elizabeth L
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 06:55 am:   

Just got my issue of IROSF -- looks like more great reading, as usual.

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