The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. announced the Nebula Award Nominees today. The awards celebrate—you guessed it—the best in science fiction and fantasy writing. The Awards honor a short story, novelette, novel, YA book and movie. View the complete list of nominees here. Click the highlighted titles below to read reviews on BookPage.com.

Best Novel nominees:

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Nightshade)
The Love We Share Without Knowing
by Christopher Barzak (Bantam)
Flesh and Fire
by Laura Anne Gilman (Pocket)
The City & The City
by China Mieville (Del Rey)
Boneshaker
by Cherie Priest (Tor)
Finch
by Jeff VanderMeer (Underland Press)

YA nominees:

Hotel Under the Sand by Kage Baker (Tachyon)
Ice
by Sarah Beth Durst (Simon and Schuster)
Ash
by Malinda Lo (Little, Brown and Company)
Eyes Like Stars
by Lisa Mantchev (Feiwel and Friends)
Zoe’s Tale
by John Scalzi (Tor)
When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books)
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente (Catherynne M. Valente)
Leviathan
by Scott Westerfeld (Simon)

Any one else surprised that Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me is on that list? Time travel is certainly an important element of the plot, but I never would have placed the book in the fantasy genre. (Although Stead does repeatedly refer to A Wrinkle in Time, which is probably one of the most beloved YA fantasy books of all time.)

Do any of our Sci-Fi fans have award predictions?

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