Nebula Awards Presented

The Nebula Awards were presented on the evening of May 21 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. as part of the Nebula Award Weekend. The Ceremony also included the presentation of the Service to SFWA Award, the Solstice Awards, the Bradbury Award, and the Andre Norton Award.

  • Service to SFWA: John Johnston, III
  • Solstice Award: James Tiptree, Jr./Alice B. Sheldon
  • Solstice Award: Michael Whelan
  • Ray Bradbury Award: Inception, written and directed by Christopher Nolan
  • Andre Norton Award: I Shall Wear Midnight, by Terry Pratchett
  • Best Short Story: (tie) “How Interesting: A Tiny Man,” Harlan Ellison; “Ponies,” by Kij Johnson
  • Best Novelette: “That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made,” by Eric James Stone
  • Best Novella: “The Lady Who Plucked Flowers beneath the Queen’s Window,” by Rachel Swirsky
  • Best Novel: Blackout and All Clear, by Connie Willis

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Nebula Awards

The Nebula Awards were presented on Saturday May 15 in Cocoa Beach. The weekend was scheduled to coincide with the final launch of the space shuttle Atlantis and many of the attendees watched the launch from the Causeway, with many of the nominees watching from NASA’s Banana River Viewing Area. Winners (including previously announced honorees) are listed below.

Solstice Awards: Tom Doherty, Terri Windling, Donald A. Wollheim
Service to SFWA: Vonda McIntyre, Keith Stokes
Author Emeritus: Neal Barrett, Jr.
Damon Knight Grand Master: Joe W. Haldeman
Andre Norton Award: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Catherynne M. Valente
Ray Bradbury Award: Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell for District 9
Short Story: “Spar,” by Kij Johnson
Novelette: “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast,” by Eugie Foster
Novella: The Women of Nell Gwynne’s, Kage Baker
Novel: The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi

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Norton Award Winners

The winners of the Norton Award were presented in San Francisco on August 30 as part of the Tachyon Publications Annual birthday Bash. The Norton Award, named for Emperor Joshua Norton I, are given for “extraordinary invention and creativity unhindered by the constraints of paltry reason,” should not be confused with the Andre Norton Award.

  • Author: Doug Dorst for Alive in Necropolis
  • Other: Charlie Jane Anders for Writers with Drinks and io9.com

Norton Award Seeks Submissions

The Andre Norton Award is one of the few awards presented by SFWA to still make use of a jury. The award is presented to works of excellence in young adult science fiction and fantasy. This year’s jury, comprised of James Bassett, Aliette de Bodard, Patrick Lundrigan, Michael Payne, Lawrence Schoen, Sherwood Smith, and Lindalee Stuckey, has called for publishers and authors to submit works which the jury may otherwise overlook. Publishers and authors may contact nebulanortonjury @ sfwa.org for submission information.

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