Friday, January 2, 1970

1967 Nebula Award Nominees

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Comments: After the incredibly long and unwieldy nominating lists of the 1966 Nebula awards, in 1967 the SFWA tightened up the process so that the ballot was a more manageable size. But with the ballot cut down, it becomes glaringly apparent that in 1967 the field of science fiction was very much an all-boys club. Out of fourteen nominated works, not one of them was written by a woman. Despite putatively being aimed at honoring a more "literary" group of works than the Hugo Awards, insofar as rampant sexism is concerned, the Nebulas started out more or less on equal footing with the Hugos.

On the plus side, however, the Nebulas did what the Hugo Awards seem to have had trouble doing: bestowing an award on another writer when Heinlein has been nominated as well. In fact, the Nebula jury awarded two other authors over Heinlein in the Best Novel category this year, honoring both Samuel R. Delany's Babel-17 and Daniel Keyes' Flowers for Algernon with a tied first place result.

Best Novel

(tie) Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany
(tie) Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Other Nominees:
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein

Best Novella

The Last Castle by Jack Vance

Other Nominees:
The Alchemist by Charles L. Harness
Clash of Star-Kings by Avram Davidson

Best Novelette

Call Him Lord by Gordon R. Dickson

Other Nominees:
Apology to Inky by Robert M. Green, Jr.
The Eskimo Invasion by Hayden Howard
An Ornament to His Profession by Charles L. Harness
This Moment of the Storm by Roger Zelazny

Best Short Story

The Secret Place by Richard McKenna

Other Nominees:
Light of Other Days by Bob Shaw
Man in His Time by Brian W. Aldiss

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