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The Sword and Laser (Audio)

Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont

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2014 Nebula nominees announced!

February 23rd, 2015

Episode 141 of 221 episodes

Congrats to all the nominees! Lots of Sword & Laser reads and authors in the list, which is always exciting. The winners will be announced during Nebula Awards Weekend June 4th-7th, 2015at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois.NovelThe Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Tor)Trial by Fire, Charles E. Gannon (Baen)Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu ( ), translated by Ken Liu (Tor)Coming Home, Jack McDevitt (Ace)Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer (FSG Originals; Fourth Estate; HarperCollins Canada)NovellaWe Are All Completely Fine, Daryl Gregory (Tachyon)Yesterday’s Kin, Nancy Kress (Tachyon)“The Regular,” Ken Liu (Upgraded)“The Mothers of Voorhisville,” Mary Rickert (Tor.com 4/30/14)Calendrical Regression, Lawrence M. Schoen (NobleFusion)“Grand Jeté (The Great Leap),” Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean Summer ’14)Novelette“Sleep Walking Now and Then,” Richard Bowes (Tor.com 7/9/14)“The Magician and Laplace’s Demon,” Tom Crosshill (Clarkesworld 12/14)“A Guide to the Fruits of Hawai’i,” Alaya Dawn Johnson (F&SF 7-8/14)“The Husband Stitch,” Carmen Maria Machado (Granta #129)“We Are the Cloud,” Sam J. Miller (Lightspeed 9/14)“The Devil in America,” Kai Ashante Wilson (Tor.com 4/2/14)Short Story“The Breath of War,” Aliette de Bodard (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3/6/14)“When It Ends, He Catches Her,” Eugie Foster (Daily Science Fiction 9/26/14)“The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye,” Matthew Kressel (Clarkesworld 5/14)“The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family,” Usman T. Malik (Qualia Nous)“A Stretch of Highway Two Lanes Wide,” Sarah Pinsker (F&SF 3-4/14)“Jackalope Wives,” Ursula Vernon (Apex 1/7/14)“The Fisher Queen,” Alyssa Wong (F&SF 5/14)Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic PresentationBirdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo (Fox Searchlight Pictures)Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Edge of Tomorrow, Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie and Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth (Warner Bros. Pictures)Guardians of the Galaxy, Written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Interstellar, Written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan (Paramount Pictures)The Lego Movie, Screenplay by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (Warner Bros. Pictures)Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and FantasyUnmade, Sarah Rees Brennan (Random House)Salvage, Alexandra Duncan (Greenwillow)Love Is the Drug, Alaya Dawn Johnson (Levine)Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, A.S. King (Little, Brown)Dirty Wings, Sarah McCarry (St. Martin’s Griffin)Greenglass House, Kate Milford (Clarion)The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, Leslye Walton (Candlewick)

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