The Nebula Awards winners…and a great KDD (again)!

The Nebula Awards winners…and a great KDD (again)!

In the science fiction community, we usually think of two literary awards first: the Hugos and the Nebulas (there are several others).

The Nebula Awards were first given out by the

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

more than fifty years ago (1966), so there have been a lot of winners!

Amazon has a section for them in the Kindle store:

Nebula Award Winners in the USA Kindle Store (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

They don’t have them all…there are 28 titles there right now (and I think some of them would be known by people who aren’t science fiction/fantasy fans as well). 🙂

One group that they don’t have listed there is the group of winners that were announced yesterday in Pittsburgh…just too soon.


Forbes article by Kevin Murnan

lists all the nominees and the winners…I’m just going to list the winners here:

Congratulations to the winners!


Kindle Daily Deal (at AmazonSmile…benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

has 90 (!) titles in what they are calling “Enticing reads on Kindle, $1.99 & up”.

There are a lot of great titles here, and some well-known books and authors. Remember that you can buy these today, and either delay delivery until the appropriate gift-giving occasion, or send them to yourself and print them out to give (even wrapped) whenever you want. Check the price before you click, tap, or eye gaze (and I have now bought a book when I was in Virtual Reality from Amazon, although I did “tap” using my Samsung Gear VR headset (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)…Oculus added their own browser, and it worked there. I was also able to read part of a book at Project Gutenberg, although it meant I had to tap the side of my headset a lot to “click”, which was distracting at this point…it’s possible I’d get used to it…but I’m guessing there will be a good reading experience, possibly from Amazon, within a year) that Buy Button: the prices may not apply in your country, for one thing.

Title include:

  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Upstairs at the White House by J.B. West
  • Seven Minutes in Heaven by Eloisa James
  • The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
  • The Wedding  by Nicholas Sparks | 4.6 stars, 1, 564 reviews
  • Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt | 4.4 stars, 288 reviews (non-fiction)
  • Duplicity by Newt Gingrich
  • Illumination Night by Alice Hoffman
  • One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters
  • The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy
  • Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
  • Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa
  • Hammerhead Six by Ronald Fry
  • My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell (the Corfu Trilogy #1…I’m re-reading these myself right now)
  • Unwritten by Charles Martin
  • The Darkness of Evil (Karen Vail #7) by Alan Jacobson
  • The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot
  • Homeland (Crown Family #1) by John Jakes
  • Stiletto by Daniel O’Malley
  • Celia Garth by Gwen Bristow
  • Infinity Gauntlet by Jim Starlin
  • The Outpost by Jake Tapper
  • As Close to Us as Breathing by Elizabeth Poliner
  • The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova | 3.9 stars, 2,246 reviews
  • The Science of Game of Thrones by Helen Keen
  • A Thousand Tomorrows by Karen Kingsbury
  • A History of American Sports in 100 Objects by Cait Murphy
  • Audrey and Bill by Edward Z. Epstein
  • The Bedford Boys by Alex Kershaw
  • Dinner with the Smileys by Sara Smiley
  • The Ingenious Mr. Pyke by Henry Hemming
  • House of M by Brian Michael Bendis
  • World War Hulk by Greg Pak
  • The One That Got Away by Leigh Himes
  • The Rules of Love & Grammar by Mary Simses
  • The Untold History of America at War by Kenneth C. Davis
  • The Letter by Kathryn Hughes
  • Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  • The Burial Hour by Jeffrey Deaver
  • New York Times Story of the Yankees
  • The Chosen Few by Gregg Zoroya
  • Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
  • Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things by Amy Dickinson
  • The End of the Day by Claire North
  • Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kaifar
  • The Secrets of My Life by Caitlyn Jenner
  • Tuesday’s Promise by Luis Carlos Montalvan
  • The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron
  • Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
  • Seven Days of You by Cecila Vinese
  • Run by Ann Patchett
  • The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole #5)
  • The Drowning King by Emily Holleman
  • Mozart’s Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
  • From Rockaway by Jill Eisenstadt
  • A Warrior’s Faith by Robert Vera
  • The Valley of Amazement of Amy Tan
  • December 1941 by Craig Shirley
  • The American Spirit by Edwin J. Feulner
  • Redemption Bay by RaeAnne Thayne
  • The Ones We Trust by Kimberly Belle
  • The Diplomat’s Wife by Pam Jenoff
  • Deadly Fate by Heather Graham
  • Alaska Nights by Debbie Macomber
  • The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
  • Canada by Richard Ford
  • No Shred of Evidence by Charles Todd (Inspector Ian Rutledge)
  • What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
  • Every Wild Heart by Meg Donohue
  • Several Marvel collections: The Dark Phoenix Saga; Spider-Man/Deadpool; Spider-Gwen; Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur; Guardians of the Galaxy: New Guard; All-New, All-Different Avengers; Incredible Iron Man Vol 1: Reboot


My current Amazon Giveaways—


One Murder More (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

the award-winning, highly-rated mystery by my sibling, Kris Calvin!


  • Winner:Randomly selected after Giveaway has ended, up to 1 winners.
  • Requirements for participation:
  • Resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
  • 18+ years of age (or legal age)
  • Follow Kris Calvin on Amazon (to my knowledge, all that you’ll get is a notification when Kris publishes a new book in the Kindle store, although I don’t know that for sure…that’s all I’ve ever seen for authors I follow, I think. Kris is working on the second book in the Maren Kane mystery series.
Start:May 20, 2017 5:20 AM PDT
End:May 27, 2017 11:59 PM PDT

Thanks to the hundreds of people who have entered my previous giveaways for a chance to win Kris’ book! I don’t benefit directly from Kris’ book, although we have had a lot of conversations about it. 🙂


Amazon Giveaway for And Then There Were None!

Winner:Randomly selected after Giveaway has ended, up to 1 winner.
Requirements for participation:
Resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
Follow @TMCGTT on twitter
18+ years of age (or legal age)

Start:May 12, 2017 6:24 PM PDT
End:Jun 11, 2017 11:59 PM PDT


Star Wars Day through 40 years of Star Wars!
Giveaway by Bufo Calvin
  • Winner:Randomly selected after Giveaway has ended, up to 1 winners.
  • Requirements for participation:
    • Resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
    • Follow @TMCGTT on twitter
    • 18+ years of age (or legal age)


Start:May 4, 2017 6:32 AM PDT
End:Jun 3, 2017 11:59 PM PDT

It’s going on that long in part so that it covers the actual 40th anniversary of Star Wars (of the release in the USA) on May 25th 2017. Also, this book, which has good reviews and is new, is $14.99 in the Kindle edition…which is a lot for me for a giveaway. 🙂

Good luck, and may the Force be with you!


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 * I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.


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