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To My Fellow SFWA Members

As many of you are likely already aware, the nomination period for the next Nebula Awards ballot is currently open, and will remain open through February 15. Nominations can be made by SFWA active members in good standing by means of a paper ballot or by filling out an online form.

I’ve already submitted several nominations for works I think are deserving of recognition in the Novel, YA, and Dramatic Presentation categories. I may yet nominate other works if the inspiration strikes.

On the infinitesimal chance that any of my fellow SFWA members feel inclined to recognize any of my works with a nomination nod, these are my eligible works published in 2012:

Storming Heaven (March 2012)

Cold Equations, Book I: The Persistence of Memory (October 2012)

Cold Equations, Book II: Silent Weapons (November 2012)

Cold Equations, Book III: The Body Electric (November 2012)

Four novels to choose from, two of them New York Times bestsellers, and you can nominate up to five works in the Novel category. … I’m just sayin’.

Not that I think for a moment that any of my books have any chance of making it onto the Nebula ballot. No media tie-in novel has ever even been nominated in the Novel category, much less won, in the entire history of the Nebula Awards. … But a guy can dream.

Nebula nominations, and other silliness

Well, I finally got around to logging on to the SFWA site and making my nominations for the next Nebula Awards.

In the novels category, I nominated Flesh and Fire by Laura Anne Gilman, A Singular Destiny by Keith R.A. DeCandido, and Synthesis by James Swallow.

In the short fiction category, I nominated “James and the Dark Grimoire” by Kevin Lauderdale and “The Moment” by Lawrence M. Schoen.

At the moment, my own novel The Calling is trailing far behind the leaders in the novel category and could use support from my friends and fellow SFWAns.  Any SFWA member who wants to read the story for awards consideration should e-mail me offline for a PDF file.

In other news, I’ve finally pushed out an outline and series bible for a new urban fantasy thriller concept. I’ve sent it to a trusted colleague who is serving as its beta reader.  Once I’ve had a chance to polish this new golden turd of mine, I’ll send it over to my agent. Fingers crossed!

To bed now.  Tomorrow’s another day.  I hope.

ETA: Yup, it’s another day, and with it comes another nomination — “Moon Over Luna” by David R. George III, in the novella category.  Good luck, Dave!