Cea de-a patruzeci si opta editie a Weekend-ului Nebula va avea loc intre 16 si 19 mai 2013, la San Jose. Cu aceasta ocazie, libraria Borderland Books va gazdui o sedinta de autografe maraton, cu acces liber pentru public, la care vor participa toti autorii prezenti la reuniune, pe data de 17 mai. Ceremonia de decernare a premiilor Nebula va avea loc simbata seara, iar nominalizarile, care au fost date publicitatii azi, sint urmatoarele:

Categoria roman: Throne of the Crescent Moon – Saladin Ahmed (DAW) • Ironskin – Tina Connolly (Tor) • The Killing Moon – N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US/UK) • The Drowning Girl – Caitlin R. Kiernan (Roc) • Glamour in Glass – Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor) • 2312 – Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US/UK)

Categoria nuvela: On a Red Station, Drifting – Aliette de Bodard (Immersion Press) • After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall – Nancy Kress (Tachyon) • “The Stars Do Not Lie” – Jay Lake (Asimov’s 10-11/12) • “All the Flavors“ – Ken Liu (GigaNotoSaurus 2/1/12) • “Katabasis” – Robert Reed (F&SF 11-12/12) • “Barry’s Tale” – Lawrence M. Schoen (Buffalito Buffet)

Categoria nuveleta: “The Pyre of New Day” – Catherine Asaro (The Mammoth Books of SF Wars) • “Close Encounters” – Andy Duncan (The Pottawatomie Giant & Other Stories) • “The Waves” – Ken Liu (Asimov’s 12/12) • “The Finite Canvas“ – Brit Mandelo (Tor.com 12/5/12) • “Swift, Brutal Retaliation” – Meghan McCarron (Tor.com 1/4/12) • “Portrait of Lisane da Patagnia“ – Rachel Swirsky (Tor.com 8/22/12) • “Fade to White“ – Catherynne M. Valente (Clarkesworld 8/12)

Categoria povestire: “Robot“ – Helena Bell (Clarkesworld 9/12) • “Immersion“ – Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld 6/12) • “Fragmentation, or Ten Thousand Goodbyes“ – Tom Crosshill (Clarkesworld 4/12) • “Nanny’s Day“ – Leah Cypess (Asimov’s 3/12) • “Give Her Honey When You Hear Her Scream“ – Maria Dahvana Headley (Lightspeed 7/12) • “The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species“ – Ken Liu (Lightspeed 8/12) • “Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain“ – Cat Rambo (Near + Far)

Membrii SFWA, cei indreptatiti sa voteze pentru stabilirea cistigatorilor la fiecare categorie, o pot face in perioada 1-30 martie. Weekendul Nebula va fi insa prilejul de decernare a mai multor premii. Intre acestea, Premiul Bradbury, pentru excelenta in domeniul artei dramatice, Premiul Andre Norton, pentru literatura G&SF destinata tinerilor, precum si Premiul Damon Knight Grand Master, care recompenseaza un autor membru al SFWA pentru intreaga activitate (in acest an, cel onorat astfel va fi Gene Wolfe).

Nominalizarile la Premiul Ray Bradbury: The Avengers – Joss Whedon (regizor) si Joss Whedon si Zak Penn (scenaristi) • Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin (regizor), Benh Zeitlin si Lucy Abilar (scenaristi) • The Cabin in the Woods – Drew Goddard (regizor), Joss Whedon si Drew Goddard (scenaristi) • The Hunger Games – Gary Ross (regizor), Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins si Billy Ray (scenaristi) • John Carter – Andrew Stanton (regizor), Michael Chabon, Mark Andrews si Andrew Stanton (scenaristi) • Looper – Rian Johnson (regizor si scenarist).

Nominalizarile la Premiul Andre Norton: Iron Hearted Violet – Kelly Barnhill (Little, Brown) • Black Heart – Holly Black (S&S/McElderry; Gollancz) • Above – Leah Bobet (Levine) • The Diviners – Libba Bray (Little, Brown; Atom) • Vessel – Sarah Beth Durst (S&S/McElderry) • Seraphina – Rachel Hartman (Random House; Doubleday UK) • Enchanted – Alethea Kontis (Harcourt) • Every Day – David Levithan (Alice A. Knopf Books for Young Readers) • Summer of the Mariposas – Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Tu Books) • Railsea – China Mieville (Del Rey; Macmillan) • Fair Coin – E.C. Myers (Pyr) • Above World – Jenn Reese (Candlewick).