Hild (Nicola Griffith)

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Re: Hild (Nicola Griffith)

Postby ElaineB » 26 Feb 2014, 07:48

It's nominated for a Nebula: http://www.sfwa.org/2014/02/2013-nebula ... announced/

Best Novel

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler (Marian Wood)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (Morrow; Headline Review)
Fire with Fire, Charles E. Gannon (Baen)
Hild, Nicola Griffith (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
The Red: First Light, Linda Nagata (Mythic Island)
A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar (Small Beer)
The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker (Harper)


Is that weird? Nebula's are for science fiction and fantasy, right? Sure, you could call it speculative fiction, but isn't all fiction speculative?

Eligibility:
All works first published in English, in the United States, during the calendar year, in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, or a related fiction genre are eligible for the Nebula Awards® in their respective categories.

Works such as comic books, graphic novels, and similar type works shall be placed in an existing category as deemed appropriate by the Nebula Awards Commissioner, based primarily on their word count.
The Nebula Awards Commissioner will decide the eligibility of a questionable work.


"Related fiction genre," I guess.
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Re: Hild (Nicola Griffith)

Postby FranW » 26 Feb 2014, 08:08

I think it's very weird, yes, as it read as pure historical fiction to me with absolutely no speculative element.
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Re: Hild (Nicola Griffith)

Postby Proofrdr » 26 Feb 2014, 13:55

Although, maybe not speculative in the usual literary sense, it is a complete speculation.
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Re: Hild (Nicola Griffith)

Postby Baker » 27 Feb 2014, 06:25

Not what speculative means in this context, Proof, or you could simply say any fiction is eligible.
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Re: Hild (Nicola Griffith)

Postby Proofrdr » 27 Feb 2014, 12:24

I know, Baker. That was a humor fail. :)
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Re: Hild (Nicola Griffith)

Postby Baker » 28 Feb 2014, 06:32

Oh, oops. Sorry. Dense moment on my part.
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