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The 2012 Nebula Awards nominees were announced yesterday. Here are the ones by authors of color, that I know of (if you notice a mistake or omission, please let me know!).

Novel:
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed
The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin

Novella:
On a Red Station, Drifting by Aliette de Bodard
"All the Flavors" by Ken Liu (online here)

Novelette:
"The Waves" by Ken Liu

Short Story:
"Immersion" by Aliette de Bodard (online here)
"The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species" by Ken Liu (online here)

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy:
Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Fair Coin by E.C. Myers

Thoughts on any of these? (I've only read one -- The Killing Moon, which I liked even more than Jemisin's Inheritance Trilogy -- but I've been waiting to post about it until I have time to read the sequel, The Shadowed Sun.)

Date: 2013-02-21 08:10 pm (UTC)
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I was a big fan of Throne of the Crescent Moon, which is fantasy that draws inspiration from medieval Arabian myth, anchored by a ghul hunter and a dervish who make a Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser-style odd couple fighting duo.

I have Fair Coin sitting on my shelf, but I only made it a few dozen pages. I'm not big into YA, and I found it a bit too 'teen problems' for me. I liked the concept, though.

Date: 2013-02-21 09:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] oyceter
I really like The Killing Moon as well.

I wasn't that impressed by the Ahmed book, largely because though the world was cool, some of the characters (the two younger ones, iirc) felt kind of flat. But I would read a whole book of Adoulla just wandering around the city!

I thought "Immersion" was a bit too on the nose, but am looking forward to reading "On a Red Station, Drifting."

Date: 2013-02-22 02:22 am (UTC)
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I'm a huge fan of de Bodard and highly recommend her to anyone who hasn't read her stuff. I was thrilled to see her nominated.

I've only read one of the Liu pieces nominated, but everything else I've read of his has been spectacular so I'm sure they are too.

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