We wanted to make sure we noted the nominations of former and future Speculate! guests Amal El-Mohtar (for “The Green Book,” which we discussed in Episodes 1, 2 and 3), Kij Johnson (for “Ponies,” which we discussed in Episodes 4, 5 and 6), and N.K. Jemisin (for The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, which we’ll be discussing in Episodes 8, 9 and 10) for the 2010 Nebula Awards! We think the message is clear: show up on Speculate!, and award nominations are sure to follow…or maybe these people’s work is just really good (how about a combination of both factors? 🙂 ). Either way, many congratulations to all the nominees–the awards ceremony itself will take place on May 21, 2011.