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/


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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Alice Payne Arrives
Kate Heartfield
FIC Hea
Dread Nation: Rise Up
Justina Ireland
YA FIC Ire
Aru Shah And The End Of Time
Roshani Chokshi
J FIC Cho
Peasprout Chen: Future Legend Of Skate And Sword
Henry Lien
J FIC Lie
Blackfish City
Sam J. Miller
FIC Mil
Tess Of The Road [Audiobook]
Rachel Hartman, Katharine McEwan
YA FIC Har
Children Of Blood And Bone [Audiobook]
Tomi Adeyemi
YA FIC Ade
The Poppy War
R. F. Kuang
FIC Kua
Dirty Computer [Music CD]
Janelle Monáe, Brian Wilson, Zoë Kravitz, Grimes, Pharrell Williams
R&B Mon
Witchmark
C. L. Polk
FIC Pol