The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2010 Nebula Awards. Congratulations to both N.K. Jemisin and Nnedi Okorafor who have both been nominated for Best Novel for their debuts. N.K. Jemisin has been nominated for the first book in the Inheritance Trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Orbit UK; Orbit US) and Nnedi Okorafor (DAW) has been nominated for the novel Who Fears Death. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is a fantasy about the battle between gods and mortals. Who Fears Death is a novel that takes place in post-apocalyptic Africa.
Both novels have garnered several honors including being on the 2010 Locus Recommended Reading List and in Amazon’s Top 10 of 2010 in the Science Fiction & Fantasy category. Jemisin’s book was also shortlisted for the 2011 William L. Crawford Award — the award for a new fantasy writer whose first book appeared in the previous year.
The awards will be announced at the Nebula Awards Banquet on Saturday evening, May 21, 2011 in Washington, D.C.