Obituary: Dwayne McDuffie

Producer Dwayne McDuffie (b.1962) died February 22. McDuffie joined Marvel in the late 1980s, and by 1993 had founded Milestone Media, with the goal of expanding the role of minorities in comics. McDuffie served as story editor for the animated series Justice League Unlimited, wrote for Fantastic Four and Justice League of America, and wrote the script for the animated All Star Superman.

Skylark Award Presented

At Boskone 48, the weekend of February 18-20, this year’s recipients of the Skylark award was announced. The Skylark Award is presented for significant contributions through work in the field of science fiction and by exemplifying the personal qualities which made the late “Doc” Smith well-loved by those who knew him. The Gaughan Award is presented to an emerging artist and no winner was announced this year. In addition, a new Fellow of NESFA was named.

Skylark Award: Lois McMaster Bujold
Gaughan Award: no winner announced
Fellow of NESFA: Peter Weston

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Nebula Nominations

SFWA has announced this year’s nominees for the Nebula Awards. The Nebulas are selected by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. This year’s winners will be announced during the Nebula Award Weekend in Washington, D.C, the weekend of May 19-22.

Short Story

  • “Arvies,” by Adam-Troy Castro
  • “How Interesting: A Tiny Man,” by Harlan Ellison®
  • “Ponies,” by Kij Johnson
  • “I’m Alive, I Love You, I’ll See You in Reno,” by Vylar Kaftan
  • “The Green Book,” by Amal El-Mohtar
  • “Ghosts of New York,” by Jennifer Pelland
  • “Conditional Love,” by Felicity Shoulders

Novelette

  • “Map of Seventeen,” by Christopher Barzak
  • “The Jaguar House, in Shadow,” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “The Fortuitous Meeting of Gerard van Oost and Oludara,” by Christopher Kastensmidt
  • “Plus or Minus,” by James Patrick Kelly
  • “Pishaach,” by Shweta Narayan
  • “That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made,” by Eric James Stone
  • “Stone Wall Truth,” by Caroline M. Yoachim

Novella

  • The Alchemist, by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • “Iron Shoes,” by J. Kathleen Cheney
  • The Lifecycle of Software Objects, by Ted Chiang
  • “The Sultan of the Clouds,” by Geoffrey A. Landis
  • “Ghosts Doing the Orange Dance,” by Paul Park
  • “The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen’s Window,” by Rachel Swirsky

Novel

  • The Native Star, by M.K. Hobson
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, by N.K. Jemisin
  • Shades of Milk and Honey, by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Echo, by Jack McDevitt
  • Who Fears Death, by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Blackout/All Clear, by Connie Willis

Ray Bradbury Award

  • Despicable Me, directed by Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud, screenplay by Ken Daurio & Cinco Paul, story by Sergio Pablos
  • Doctor Who: ‘‘Vincent and the Doctor,” by Richard Curtis
  • How to Train Your Dragon, directed by Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders, screenplay by William Davies, Dean DeBlois, & Chris Sanders
  • Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan, screenplay by Christopher Nolan
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, directed by Edgar Wright, screenplay by Michael Bacall & Edgar Wright
  • Toy Story 3, directed by Lee Unkrich, screenplay by Michael Arndt, story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, & Lee Unkrich

Andre Norton Award

  • Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • White Cat, by Holly Black
  • Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
  • Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword, by Barry Deutsch
  • I Shall Wear Midnight, by Terry Pratchett
  • The Boy from Ilysies, by Pearl North
  • A Conspiracy of Kings, by Megan Whalen Turner
  • Behemoth, by Scott Westerfield

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