Nebula Preliminary Ballot – Redux

SFWA have released the official Nebula Preliminary Ballot, which at first glance is the same list I blogged about previously.  It seems to transpose the nominees for Novella and Novelette, which I’m sure is an error that will be fixed.  The list contains some exceptional work, but it overlooks an awful lot of stuff, or so it seems to me.

The most surprising thing about the Ballot, on reflection, is that members could find two very worthy young adult novels to nominate in the Best Novel category (and they’re both excellent), but couldn’t find any worthwhile works to nominate for the Norton Award.  It’s quite disappointing, especially when you consider the number of excellent YA genre works being published at the moment.