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Nebula Nominations

It's Clearly Complicated

I knew there was a big change in the Nebula rules since January 2009, so since a number of other writers have posted lists of eligible stories, I thought I'd take a look, too. There's a nice distillation of the rules here.

Full Disclosure: I have not yet had enough pro sales to qualify for full active membership in SWFA, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, so I have not yet joined, i.e. I am not yet eligible to vote myself.

From 1 July 2008 to 31 December 2009
Works of Philip Edward Kaldon in English
and Published in the United States:

a. Short Story: less than 7,500 words
8. "Le Grand Bazar" at Space Westerns. (December 2008) (5200 words)
10. "The Brother on the Shelf" in Analog Science Fiction and Fact. (May 2009) (3000 words)

b. Novelette: at least 7,500 words but less than 17,500 words
6. "A Man in the Moon" in Writers of the Future Anthology Vol. XXIV
August 2008 (14,000 words)
9. "Under Suspicion" in Tangle Girls (Blind Eye Press)
January 2009 (10,000 words)

c. Novella: at least 17,500 words but less than 40,000 words

d. Novel: 40,000 words or more

NOTE: the numbers in front of each story are my publication numbers, seen here. Story number 7 was published in Greek, in Greece, and is not eligible. Stories 11 and 12 were published in Australia, not the U.S., and so are not eligible:
11. "Machine" in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Issue #38
(March 2009) (9000 words)
12. "In the Blink of an Eye" in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine,
Issue #39 (June 2009) (7100 words)

Four Works

I'm pretty proud of all four of these stories. "Le Grand Bazar", which is in English I should point out (grin), was the first story I submitted anywhere in June 2002, and was one of my two submission stories to Clarion. I'm glad it finally found a home. Some of my readers have said it is a beautiful story. (blushes) "The Brother on the Shelf" was my first sale to a major, Analog, and selling a military SF story to Stanley Schmidt is a hard sell, but then it is and it isn't a military SF story. (grin) "A Man in the Moon" was my Published Finalist in the Writers of the Future XXIV, and represents a big step up in my writing career. And "Under Suspicion" was my hard military SF story sold to Nikki Kimberling's lesbian SF/F anthology Tangle Girls, and I've gotten some very nice comments and reviews on this story.

If any Nebula voters would be interested in reading or nominating these stories, I would be very grateful. Contact information is located here on my website,

Dr. Phil
Tags: analog, anthologies, awards, dr phil stories, nebulas, nominations, sfwa

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