Nebula Awards (SciFi/Fantasy)

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These are the finalists for the 2019 Nebula Awards. Winners to be announced in May. Put on by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. https://nebulas.sfwa.org/


John Krasinski, Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Bryan Woods
Description: A powerful and evil force threatens to attack a family whenever they make a noise, causing them to plunge into lives of silence. Any move they make, they live with the terrifying threat of being ambushed at any moment. With their existence on the line, they will need to develop a plan to escape their perilous circumstances. The question is whether or not time has already run out on their aspirations to lead normal lives.
Call Number: Horror
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 4, 2019
Kate Heartfield
Description: A disillusioned major, a highwaywoman, and a war raging across time. 1788: Alice Payne is the notorious highway robber, the Holy Ghost; aided by her trusty automaton, Laverna, the Holy Ghost is feared by all who own a heavy purse. 1889: Major Prudence Zuniga is attempting to change history-- to save history-- but seventy attempts later she's still no closer to her goal. 2016: ... well, the less said about 2016 the better! 2020: the Farmers and the Guides are locked in battle; time is their battleground, and the world is their prize. Little did they know, but they've all been waiting until Alice Payne arrives. -- adapted from back cover.
Call Number: FIC Hea
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2019
Martha Wells
Description: It has a dark past - one in which a number of humans were killed. A past that caused it to christen itself Murderbot. But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more. Teaming up with a research transport vessal named ART (you don't want to know what the A stands for), Murderbot heads to the mining facility where it went rogue. What it discovers will forever change the way it thinks...
Call Number: FIC Wel
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2019
Roshani Chokshi
Description: Twelve-year-old Aru stretches the truth to fit in at her private school, but when she is dared to prove an ancient lamp is cursed, she inadvertently frees an ancient demon.
Call Number: J FIC Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2019
Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole, Kevin Feige, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan
Description: King T'Challa returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from divisions within his own country. When two enemies conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must join forces with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Wakandan Special Forces, to prevent Wakanda from being drawn into a world war.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 4, 2019
Sam J. Miller
Description: After the climate wars, a floating city is constructed in the Arctic Circle, a remarkable feat of mechanical and social engineering, complete with geothermal heating and sustainable energy. Now crime and corruption have set in, the contradictions of incredible wealth alongside poverty are spawning unrest, and a new disease called "the breaks" is ravaging the population. When a strange new visitor arrives--a woman riding an orca, with a polar bear at her side--the city is entranced. She very subtly brings together four people--each living on the periphery--to stage unprecedented acts of resistance. By banding together to save their city before it crumbles under the weight of its own decay, they will learn shocking truths about themselves.
Call Number: FIC Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2019
Tomi Adeyemi
Description: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Call Number: YA FIC Ade
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 27, 2019
Janelle Monáe, Brian Wilson, Zoë Kravitz, Grimes, Pharrell Williams
Call Number: R&B Mon
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Mar 27, 2019
Justina Ireland
Description: Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-- derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever. Now laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. But it's not a life Jane wants. When families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy and the restless dead are the least of her problems.
Call Number: YA FIC Ire
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2019
Kelly (Science fiction writer) Robson
Description: Earth has just begun to recover from worldwide ecological disasters. Minh is part of the generation that first moved back up to the surface of the Earth from the underground hells, to reclaim humanity's ancestral habitat. She's spent her entire life restoring river ecosystems, but lately the kind of long-term restoration projects Minh works on have been stalled due to the invention of time travel. When she gets the opportunity take a team to 2000 BC to survey the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, she jumps at the chance to uncover the secrets of the shadowy think tank that controls time travel technology.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2019
Henry Lien
Description: "Peasprout Chen dreams of becoming a legend of wu liu, the deadly and beautiful art of martial arts figure skating. As the first students from the rural country of Shin to attend Pearl Famous Academy of Skate and Sword, Peasprout and her little brother, Cricket, have some pretty big skates to fill. They soon find themselves in a heated competition for top ranking. Tensions rise when the dazzling pearl buildings of the academy are vandalized, and outsider Peasprout is blamed for the attacks by her rivals and even some friends. Now she must uncover the true vandal to ensure peace between Shin and Peal -- all while becoming a champion." -- From dust jacket.
Call Number: J FIC Lie
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2019
Boots Riley, Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker, Charles D. King (Producer), George Rush
Description: In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 4, 2019
Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord, Avi Arad
Description: Miles Morales is the new Spider-Man but must also walk the balance between his personal high school & family life and his life as a superhero. While being Spider-Man, he becomes familiar with the Spider-Verse, where there are endless variations on Spider-Man. One of the Spider-Man variations living inside the Spider-Verse is Spider-Man, Peter B. Parker, who guides Miles in his journey as the new Spider-Man and introduces him to the multitude of other Spider-Men, including Spider-Man Noir and Spider-Ham. All of the various Spider-Men will have to band together when villains threaten the safety of the Spider-Verse and of the world itself.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 27, 2019
Naomi Novik
Description: "Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father is not a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has left his family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem intercedes. Hardening her heart, she sets out to retrieve what is owed, and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. But when an ill-advised boast brings her to the attention of the cold creatures who haunt the wood, nothing will be the same again. For words have power, and the fate of a kingdom will be forever altered by the challenge she is issued."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Nov
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2019
Rachel Hartman, Katharine McEwan
Description: "Tess Dombegh journeys through the kingdom of Goredd in search of the World Serpents and finds herself along the way"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Har
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 27, 2019
P. Djèlí Clark
Description: "Creeper, a scrappy young teen, is done living on the streets of New Orleans. Her sights are set on securing passage aboard Captain Ann-Marie's smuggler airship Midnight Robber, earning the captain's trust using a secret about a kidnapped Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls the Black God's Drums. But Creeper keeps another secret close to her heart-- Oya, the African orisha of the wind and storms, who speaks inside her head and grants her divine powers. And Oya has her own priorities..." -- Page [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2019
Mary Robinette Kowal
Description: On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States, including Washington D.C. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space, and requires a much larger share of humanity to take part in the process. Elma York's experience as a WASP pilot and mathematician earns her a place in the International Aerospace Coalition's attempts to put man on the moon, as a calculator. But with so many skilled and experienced women pilots and scientists involved with the program, it doesn't take long before Elma begins to wonder why they can't go into space, too. Elma's drive to become the first Lady Astronaut is so strong that even the most dearly held conventions of society may not stand a chance against her.
Call Number: FIC Kow
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2019
R. F. Kuang
Description: A war orphan rises from her humble beginnings to become a powerful military commander, and perhaps her country's only hope for survival.
Call Number: FIC Kua
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2019
Rebecca Roanhorse
Description: "While most of the world has drowned beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dinétah (formerly the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but so do monsters. Maggie Hoskie is a Dinétah monster hunter, a supernaturally gifted killer. When a small town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is their last best hope. But what Maggie uncovers about the monster is much more terrifying than anything she could imagine. Maggie reluctantly enlists the aid of Kai Arviso, an unconventional medicine man, and together they travel the rez, unraveling clues from ancient legends, trading favors with tricksters, and battling dark witchcraft in a patchwork world of deteriorating technology. As Maggie discovers the truth behind the killings, she will have to confront her past if she wants to survive." --amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Roa
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2019
C. L. Polk
Description: In an original world reminiscent of Edwardian England in the shadow of a World War, cabals of noble families use their unique magical gifts to control the fates of nations, while one young man seeks only to live a life of his own. Magic marked Miles Singer for suffering the day he was born, doomed either to be enslaved to his family's interest or to be committed to a witches' asylum. He went to war to escape his destiny and came home a different man, but he couldn't leave his past behind. The war between Aeland and Laneer leaves men changed, strangers to their friends and family, but even after faking his own death and reinventing himself as a doctor at a cash-strapped veterans' hospital, Miles can't hide what he truly is. When a fatally poisoned patient exposes Miles' healing gift and his witchmark, he must put his anonymity and freedom at risk to investigate his patient's murder. To find the truth he'll need to rely on the family he despises, and on the kindness of the most gorgeous man he's ever seen.
Call Number: FIC Pol
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2019
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A Quiet Place [DVD]
John Krasinski, Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Bryan Woods
Horror
Peasprout Chen: Future Legend Of Skate And Sword
Henry Lien
J FIC Lie
Alice Payne Arrives
Kate Heartfield
FIC Hea
Sorry To Bother You [DVD]
Boots Riley, Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker, Charles D. King (Producer), George Rush
Comedy
Artificial Condition
Martha Wells
FIC Wel
Spider-Man, Into The Spider-Verse [DVD]
Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord, Avi Arad
Action
Aru Shah And The End Of Time
Roshani Chokshi
J FIC Cho
Spinning Silver
Naomi Novik
FIC Nov
Black Panther [DVD]
Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole, Kevin Feige, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan
Action
Tess Of The Road [Audiobook]
Rachel Hartman, Katharine McEwan
YA FIC Har
Blackfish City
Sam J. Miller
FIC Mil
The Black God's Drums
P. Djèlí Clark
FIC Cla
Children Of Blood And Bone [Audiobook]
Tomi Adeyemi
YA FIC Ade
The Calculating Stars
Mary Robinette Kowal
FIC Kow
Dirty Computer [Music CD]
Janelle Monáe, Brian Wilson, Zoë Kravitz, Grimes, Pharrell Williams
R&B Mon
The Poppy War
R. F. Kuang
FIC Kua
Dread Nation: Rise Up
Justina Ireland
YA FIC Ire
Trail Of Lightning
Rebecca Roanhorse
FIC Roa
Gods, Monsters, And The Lucky Peach
Kelly (Science fiction writer) Robson
FIC Rob
Witchmark
C. L. Polk
FIC Pol