2020 #Nebula Awards Winners & Nominees

2020 #Nebula Awards Winners & Nominees https://g.co/kgs/w1SJNV

Congratulations and Mazel Tov to all the finalists and winners! You can find the complete list below, with winners bolded.

2020 Nebula Awards


Piranesi, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury);
The City We Became, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit);
—Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey);
The Midnight Bargain, C.L. Polk (Erewhon);
Black Sun, Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga);
Network Effect, Martha Wells (Tordotcom Publishing).


—“Tower of Mud and Straw,” Yaroslav Barsukov (Metaphorosis)
Finna, Nino Cipri (Tordotcom Publishing);
—“Ring Shout,” P. Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom Publishing);
—“Ife-Iyoku, the Tale of Imadeyunuagbon,” Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora, Aurelia Leo);
—“The Four Profound Weaves,” R.B. Lemberg (Tachyon)
—“Riot Baby,” Tochi Onyebuchi (Tordotcom Publishing).


—“Stepsister,” Leah Cypess (F&SF 5-6/20);
—“The Pill,” Meg Elison (Big Girl, PM Press);
—“Burn or the Episodic Life of Sam Wells as a Super,” A.T. Greenblatt (Uncanny 5-6/20);
—“Two Truths and a Lie,” Sarah Pinsker (Tor.com 6/17/20);0⁰
—“Where You Linger,” Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (Uncanny 1-2/20);
—“Shadow Prisons,” Caroline M. Yoachim (serialized in the Dystopia Triptych series as —“The Shadow Prison Experiment,” “Shadow Prisons of the Mind,” and “The Shadow Prisoner’s Dilemma,” Broad Reach Publishing + Adamant Press)

Short Story

—“Badass Moms in the Zombie Apocalypse,” Rae Carson (i 1-2/20);
—“Advanced Word Problems in Portal Math,” Aimee Picchi (Daily Science Fiction 1/3/20);
—“A Guide for Working Breeds,” Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Made to Order: Robots and Revolution, Solaris);
—“The Eight-Thousanders,” Jason Sanford (Asimov’s 9-10/20);
—“My Country Is a Ghost,” Eugenia Triantafyllou (Uncanny 1-2/20);
—“Open House on Haunted Hill,” John Wiswell (Diabolical Plots 6/15/20)

The Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction

—“Raybearer,” Jordan Ifueko (Amulet);
—“Elatsoe,” Darcie Little Badger (Levine Querido);
—“A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking,” T. Kingfisher (Argyll);
—“A Game of Fox & Squirrels,” Jenn Reese (Holt);
—“Star Daughter,” Shveta Thakrar (HarperTeen)

Game Writing

—“Blaseball,” Stephen Bell, Joel Clark, Sam Rosenthal (The Game Band);
—“Hades,” Greg Kasavin (Supergiant);
—“Kentucky Route Zero,” Jake Elliott (Cardboard Computer);
—“The Luminous Underground,” Phoebe Barton (Choice of Games);
—“Scents & Semiosis,” Sam Kabo Ashwell, Cat Manning, Caleb Wilson, Yoon Ha Lee (Self);
—“Spiritfarer,” Nicolas Guérin, Maxime Monast, Alex Tommi-Morin (Thunder Lotus Games)

The Ray Bradbury Nebula Award for Outstanding Drama Presentation

—“Birds of Prey”: “And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn,” Christina Hodson (Warner Bros. Pictures/DC Entertainment);
—“The Expanse”: “Gaugamela,” Dan Nowak (Amazon);
“The Good Place”: “Whenever You’re Ready,” Michael Schur (NBC) [fun series; great Episode];
—“Lovecraft Country,” Season 1, Misha Green, Shannon Houston, Kevin Lau, Wes Taylor, Ihuoma Ofordire, Jonathan I. Kidd, Sonya Winton-Odamtten (HBO Max);
—“The Mandalorian”: “The Tragedy,” Jon Favreau (Disney+);
—“The Old Guard,” Greg Rucka (Netflix)

The 37th Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master honor was presented to:

Nalo Hopkinson

The Kevin J. O’Donnell, Jr., Service to SFWA Award was presented to:

Connie Willis [another favorite of mine]

Kate Wilhelm Solstice Awards were presented to:

Ben Bova, Rachel Caine [two of my favorite authors!], and Jarvis Sheffield

#Nebula #Awards WINNERS Announced for 2018

#Nebula #Awards WINNERS Announced for 2018
Mazel Tov to them all!

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The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.) is pleased to announce the WINNERS for the 54th Annual Nebula Awards!

The Nebula Awards were presented during the annual SFWA Nebula Conference, May 16th-19th.

The Nebula Awards, presented annually, recognize the best works of science fiction and fantasy published in the previous year. They are selected by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The first Nebula Awards were presented in 1966.

The Nebula Awards include four fiction awards, a game writing award, the Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book. SFWA also administers the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Awards, the Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award, and the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award.

I list all the WINNERS and the novel finalists, below.

The 2018 Nebula Award Winners

Best Novel winner:
The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, published by Tor

Best Novella winner:
The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard, published by Subterranean Press

Best Novelette winner:
“The Only Harmless Great Thing” by Brooke Bolander, published by Tor.com

Best Short Story winner:
“The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington” by P. Djèlí Clark, published by Fireside Magazine

Ray Bradbury Award winner:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse written by Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman

Andre Norton Award winner:
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, published by Henry Holt and Macmillan UK

Best Game Writing winner: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch by Charlie Brooker, published by House of Tomorrow and Netflix

Solstice Award:
Neil Clarke and Nisi Shawl

Kevin J. O’Donnell Jr. Service to SFWA Award:
Lee Martindale

Damon Knight Grand Master:
William Gibson

this list, the image credits for the banner, above, and logo, below, are from: https://nebulas.sfwa.org/the-2018-nebula-award-winners/

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2018 Nebula Award Finalists


WINNER: The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)

The Poppy War, R.F. Kuang (Harper Voyager US; Harper Voyager UK)

Blackfish City, Sam J. Miller (Ecco; Orbit UK)

Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik (Del Rey; Macmillan)

Witchmark, C.L. Polk (Tor.com Publishing)

Trail of Lightning, Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga)

BTW: the WINNER of the

The Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book

Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi, had already been commissioned to be made into a feature-length film last February, prior to being nominated!

For indepth analysis, opinions, covers, all the winners in all categories and more, from the Science-Fiction and Fantasy Blog of Barnes & Noble:

The Winners of the 2018 Nebula Awards Are Stellar


by May 18, 2019


Nominees Announced for Some of #Scifi ‘s Highest Honors, the 52nd Annual #NebulaAwards, 2017

Competition for some of #scifi ‘s highest honors, the 52nd Annual #NebulaAwards, has moved forward!

“The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has released its nominees for the 2017 Nebula Awards, and it’s an impressive reading list that is once again dominated by women writers.

SFWA Nebula Awards logo

“The Nebula Awards are issued annually by #SFWA to the best works in genre novels, novellas, novelettes, and short stories published in the last year, alongside the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy and the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation. The Nebulas are a sort of industry award, determined by professional authors….The winners will be announced on May 19th at this year’s Nebula conference, which will be held from May 17th–20th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.”

Mazel Tov to all the nominees, some who were nominated in more than one category! Go to link for full list, or keep reading, below.

Original list and more info about awards process, schedule of announcements, prizes, etc.: https://nebulas.sfwa.org/2017-nebula-award-finalists-announced/

Amberlough, Lara Elena Donnelly (Tor)
The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, Theodora Goss (Saga)
Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory (Knopf; riverrun)
The Stone Sky, NK Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
Six Wakes, Mur Lafferty (Orbit US)
Jade City, Fonda Lee (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
Autonomous, Annalee Newitz (Tor; Orbit UK 2018)

“River of Teeth,” Sarah Lee Gailey (Tor.com Publishing)
“Passing Strange,” Ellen Klages (Tor.com Publishing)
“And Then There Were (N-One),” Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny 3-4/17)
“Barry’s Deal,” Lawrence M. Schoen (NobleFusion Press)
“All Systems Red,” Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)
“The Black Tides of Heaven,” JY Yang (Tor.com Publishing)

“Dirty Old Town,” Richard Bowes (Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 5-6/17)
“Weaponized Math,” Jonathan P. Brazee (The Expanding Universe, Vol. 3)
“Wind Will Rove,” Sarah Pinsker (double nominee!) (Asimov’s 9-10/17)
“A Series of Steaks,” Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Clarkesworld; 1/17)
“A Human Stain,” Kelly Robson (Tor.com 1/4/17)
“Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time,” K.M. Szpara (Uncanny 5-6/17)

“Fandom for Robots,” Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Author) (double nominee!) (Uncanny 9-10/17)
“Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience TM,” Rebecca Roanhorse (Author) (Apex 8/17)
“Utopia, LOL?,” Jamie Wahl (Author) (Strange Horizons 6/5/17)
“Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand,” Fran Wilde (author) (Uncanny 9-10/17)
“The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard),” Matthew Kressel (Author) (Tor.com 3/15/17)
“Carnival Nine,” Caroline M. Yoachim (Author) (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 5/11/17)

Get Out (Written by Jordan Peele)
The Good Place: “Michael’s Gambit” (Written by Michael Schur)
Logan (screenplay by Scott Frank, James Mangold, and Michael Green)
The Shape of Water (Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor) [already won film awards from Hollywood]
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Written by Rian Johnson)
Wonder Woman (Screenplay by Allan Heinberg)

Exo, Fonda Lee (double nominee!) (Scholastic Press)
Weave a Circle Round, Kari Maaren (Tor)
The Art of Starving, Sam J. Miller (HarperTeen)
Want, Cindy Pon (Simon Pulse)

The Nebula Awards will be presented during the annual SFWA Nebula Conference, which will run from May 17th-20th and feature seminars and panel discussions on the craft and business of writing, SFWA’s annual business meeting, and receptions. On May 20th, a mass autograph session will take place at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center and is open to the public.

The Nebula Awards recognize the best works of science fiction and fantasy published in the United States as selected by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The first Nebula Awards were presented in 1966.

In addition to the Nebula Awards, SFWA will present the Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book, the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award, the Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award, and the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award.