Over the weekend, the Nebula Awards nominees for 2015 were announced. You’ll notice that there is no overlap between those books and the nominees for the 2015 Planetary Awards. I’ve been brainstorming possible reasons:
1) Either the authors who vote in the Nebula Awards or the bloggers who vote in the Planetary Awards have crawled so far into their own navels that they can’t identify the best stories.
2) The publishing industry managed to promote (or apply pressure) to the Nebula voters.
3) So many books are published each year that results are semi-random, as each voter can only track a small percentage of the available offerings.
4) The small voting base in the Planetary Awards skewed its results.
Let me know your opinion by voting in the poll below, or by posting a comment. Also, post a comment if you’ve read any of the Nebula nominees — are they award-worthy?