Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Welcome to the flagship post of the Nebulog, wherein we shall be reading, reviewing, and providing a manageable number of spoilers to all of the Nebula Award for Best Novel nominees and winners. (Unfortunately for me, the efficient subheader already stole my thunder.)
Yes, all.
Since The Nebulog hopes to be more efficient than only posting 6 times a year, despite the valiant efforts of the 1975 committee (wherein a whopping 18 books were nominated in all), we will eventually run out of books. However, this is likely a ways away. In fact, knowing us it is very likely a ways away.
Moving on.
The breakdown will be as follows:

-A Picture of the Book's Cover/Covers: While we will try our best to find the most epic (read: ridiculous) covers to you, the reader, this will probably only happen with editions that were printed before or around the 1970's. If we're lucky, as late as the 1980's.
But Fern, you may ask, what if I don't have any epic covers of my own?
Take heart! In just a few years, today's normal covers will have magically transformed into epic covers our children and our children's children will one day come to revere. Frighteningly, it'll happen sooner than you think. Oh, you're laughing now, but one day you'll wake up to find out that 2000 was ten years ago and there are people walking around who don't remember the fact that you couldn't use the internet the same time someone needed to use the phone. Ah, dial-up... I digress.

-A Review of Some Sort: Spoilers will be inevitable, though we will try to keep them to a minimum. We'll include a "This might be your cup of tea if you liked:_______________" near the bottom that will also double as a list of recommendations if you enjoyed the reviewed book. (Or non-recommendations, in the opposite case.)

-A TL;DR: For those readers who don't spend staggering amounts of wasted time on the Internet, this stands for "Too long; Didn't read". If you're in a hurry, not-so-interested in the reviewed title, or can't bear to keep reading because you think we're full of crap, we will include at the very bottom, this small "In Summary" section for today's impatient and time-pressed youth.

No, we will not be reviewing books chronologically since variety is the spice of life! (Really, we might not get to cracking these reviews as quickly as we like and being trapped in the '60s is the quickest way to prevent more reviews from ever seeing the light of day.) So welcome, and happy reading!


TL;DR: Welcome! We will non-chronologically review a Nebula Best Novel nominee or winner in each post.

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