The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America have announced the nominees for the 2013 Nebula Awards. If you’re a regular listener to Escape Pod and/or Podcastle, you’ll recognize a lot of names on the list — Saladin Ahmed, Tina Connolly, N.K. Jemisin, Caitlín R. Kiernan, etc. Nancy Kress’s After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, which currently resides in my pile of books to read, is nominated for best novella.
Even better, if you’d like to check some of these out, Galleycat has made links to free samples available. This is some of the best spec fic work done in 2012. Enjoy!