Nebula Award Nominees: Critical Linking, February 21, 2017

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Novel

  • All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan)
  • Borderline, Mishell Baker (Saga)
  • The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK)
  • Everfair, Nisi Shawl (Tor)

Excellent picks for Best Novel for this year’s Nebulas!


Last Sunday (12th February), Simon Key, co-owner of the Big Green Bookshop, began to tweet the whole book to Morgan, 140 characters a time, after the ITV presenter claimed he had never read the series written by author J K Rowling, which followed a spat he had with her on the social media site.

Bookstore sees increased sales after they start tweeting the entirety of Harry Potter to Piers Morgan? Yes, excellent, very good.


There are reasons why someone could be topping the New York bestseller list and remain virtually unknown in their home country: the limited market in Australia, for instance; or the commercial nature of Moriarty’s work itself – often centred around the lives of suburban women – which may have grated against snobbery often found in the country’s literary sets.

But if Moriarty even entertains such thoughts, she is not letting on.

Liane Moriarty on being famous in the US but not so much in her home country, Australia.

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