The 2015 Nebula Award Winners Announced

 

The 2015 Nebula Award winners have been announced!

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the winners Saturday night in Chicago, Illinois. The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of SFWA. I am pleased with the results.

First off, I believe it is the first time that women writers took home all of the awards. In this age where so many quality books are being written, this is a wonderful thing. Second, I fell in love with Uprooted by Naomi Novik before it even published and I’m so utterly pleased it won Best Novel. All of the books were more than worthy and I hope people will read them all.

Nominees are listed below, with winners in bold:

NOVEL:

Winner: Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)
Raising Caine, Charles E. Gannon (Baen)
The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu (Saga)
Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard, Lawrence M. Schoen (Tor)
Updraft, Fran Wilde (Tor)

NOVELLA:

Winner: Binti, Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com)
Wings of Sorrow and Bone, Beth Cato (Harper Voyager Impulse)
‘‘The Bone Swans of Amandale’’, C.S.E. Cooney (Bone Swans)
‘‘The New Mother’’, Eugene Fischer (Asimov’s 4-5/15)
‘‘The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn’’, Usman T. Malik (Tor.com 4/22/15)
‘‘Waters of Versailles’’, Kelly Robson (Tor.com 6/10/15)

NOVELETTE:

Winner: ‘‘Our Lady of the Open Road’’, Sarah Pinsker (Asimov’s 6/15)
“Rattlesnakes and Men’’, Michael Bishop (Asimov’s 2/15)
‘‘And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead’’, Brooke Bolander (Lightspeed 2/15)
‘‘Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds’’, Rose Lemberg (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 6/11/15)
‘‘The Ladies’ Aquatic Gardening Society’’, Henry Lien (Asimov’s 6/15)
‘‘The Deepwater Bride’’, Tamsyn Muir (F&SF 7-8/15)

SHORT STORY:

Winner: ‘‘Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers’’, Alyssa Wong (Nightmare 10/15)
‘‘Madeleine’’, Amal El-Mohtar (Lightspeed 6/15)
‘‘Cat Pictures Please’’, Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld 1/15)
‘‘Damage’’, David D. Levine (Tor.com 1/21/15)
‘‘When Your Child Strays From God’’, Sam J. Miller (Clarkesworld 7/15)
‘‘Today I Am Paul’’, Martin L. Shoemaker (Clarkesworld 8/15)

RAY BRADBURY AWARD for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road, Written by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris
Ex Machina, Written by Alex Garland
Inside Out, Screenplay by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original Story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
Jessica Jones: AKA Smile, Teleplay by Scott Reynolds & Melissa Rosenberg; Story by Jamie King & Scott Reynolds
The Martian, Screenplay by Drew Goddard
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Written by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt

ANDRE NORTON AWARD for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy:

Winner: Updraft, Fran Wilde (Tor)
Seriously Wicked, Tina Connolly (Tor Teen)
Court of Fives, Kate Elliott (Little, Brown)
Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan UK 5/14; Amulet)
Archivist Wasp, Nicole Kornher-Stace (Big Mouth House)
Zeroboxer, Fonda Lee (Flux)
Shadowshaper, Daniel José Older (Levine)
Bone Gap, Laura Ruby (Balzer + Bray)
Nimona, Noelle Stevenson (HarperTeen)

C. J. CHERRYH is the 32nd Damon Knight Grand Master.

I highly recommend reading all of these! You will be entertained for many hours and help support these fantastic writers!

Off to read!

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Naomi Novik wins a Nebula Award


speakman-shawnShawn Speakman is the author of The Dark Thorn, an urban/epic fantasy hybrid novel bestselling author Terry Brooks calls, “a fine tale by a talented writer.” He also edited the bestselling anthology Unfettered.

When Shawn isn’t lying for a living, he runs The Signed Page and Grim Oak Press. Follow him on Facebook and @shawnspeakman!