Huge news: my first Nebula Nomination!

Tuesday February 22, 2011 @ 07:03 AM (UTC)

I am overjoyed to be able to announce that “Conditional Love” has been nominated for a 2010 Nebula Award in the short story category!

This is an immense honor. I’ve daydreamed about being up for a Nebula, but I hadn’t expected to get there so soon. Now I get to daydream about celebrating and meeting people at the Nebula Awards Banquet in May, which is a very near future. Much nearer than flying cars!

“Conditional Love” was first published by Asimov’s Science Fiction and will soon be available as a free pdf from their website. I’ll post again when that is up, [I have posted my story on my author site in several formats! -FAS, 3/3/11] but if you’d like to listen to the story, narrated by Mur Lafferty, on Escape Pod, that is already available!

The Short Story category is a big one this year, with seven nominees (there are five in each Nebula category unless there are ties in the number of nominations):

To the best of my knowledge, this is the first nomination for Amal El-Mohtar and Vylar Kaftan as well as for me!

I hope you’ll take a look at the full list of nominees. Congratulations to all the nominees, including my fellow Portland-area writers Mary Robinette Kowal, M.K. Hobson (both nominated for their first novels!)

I am so happy that it’s been very hard to keep the news under wraps until the press release. I’ve been running through huge numbers of exclamation marks — don’t be surprised if there’s a regional shortage — and smiling, even early in the morning, for days. A marvelous surprise, and, with apologies to the replica pulse rifle, the best birthday present ever. Who could mind turning 30 when she knew about this?


I’m so proud of you and wish you the best of everything! What a wonderful birthday present!

Thank you, my dear! You get some sort of award for cross-platform first-posting. Queen of the First!

I read the news to Mike as we were driving in this morning, what a great way to start the day… We are thrilled for you and huge congrats! We are so honored and proud to have a Nebula-Nominated Author cousin!! =) xxoo

p.s. Can’t wait to see you and Ryan in fancy outfits!

Aww, thank you! I’ll be sure to send you pictures. GOWN SHOPPING!

“I can’t believe I am nominated for a Nebula before I even turn 30!” I said to Ryan.

“Uh, you really squeaked in there,” said he.

Oh my yes. What a great birthday present. Congratulations. (I leave the exclamation points for your extended usage.)

Great news! Felicity, it was surprise, but not for me ;o) I knew that “Conditional love” is excellent after a couple of sentences. Best, Mirek, Poland

You are too kind, both in congratulations and in conserving punctuation for my use. Many thanks!

Thanks for the congratulations, Mirek! It must be especially gratifying for you, since you’ve believed in the story for so long. Best wishes for the anthology!

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