For those of you who don’t know yet: Charles E. Gannon has another Nebula finalist novel this year in TRIAL BY FIRE. Gannon’s FIRE BY FIRE was a finalist last year. I like the Caine Riorden series. There are also a lot of very good other stories on the Nebula slate. But I may have been urging eligible writers to join SFWA just to vote for TRIAL BY FIRE. I admit nothing.
Voting for the Nebulas involves many hours spent reading to decide which stories to vote for. Voting for SFWA board members involves a couple minutes thanking the volunteers willing to take jobs no one else wants (those running unopposed) and maybe an hour reading up on the few contested elections.
So which did I do? You guessed it. I’ve finished the Nebula slate and submitted my ballot.