Silverberg Named TM for Nebulas

Robert Silverberg has been named the Toastmaster for this year’s Nebula Awards Weekend, scheduled to take place in San Jose, CA the weekend of May 17-19. Named an SFWA Grand Master in 2004, Silverberg is the author of Lord Valentine’s Castle, Dying Inside, and numerous other works of science fiction and fantasy.

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Nebula Nominees Announced

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) have announced the nominees for the 2012 Nebula Awards, to be presented in San Jose, California during the 2013 Nebula Award Weekend on May 18. A tie for six place in the balloting resulted in seven nominees in the Novelette and Short Story categories. A four way tie for sixth place, plus the three additions by the jury for the Norton Award resulted in twelve nominees in that category.

Novel:

  • Throne of the Crescent Moon, by Saladin Ahmed
  • Ironskin, by Tina Connolly
  • The Killing Moon, by N.K. Jemisin
  • The Drowning Girl, by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Glamour in Glass, by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • 2312, by Kim Stanley Robinson

Novella:

  • On a Red Station, Drifting, by Aliette de Bodard
  • After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, by Nancy Kress
  • “The Stars Do Not Lie,” by Jay Lake
  • “All the Flavors,” by Ken Liu
  • “Katabasis,” by Robert Reed
  • “Barry’s Tale,” by Lawrence M. Schoen

Novelette:

  • “The Pyre of New Day,” by Catherine Asaro
  • “Close Encounters,” by Andy Duncan
  • “The Waves,” by Ken Liu
  • “The Finite Canvas,” by Brit Mandelo
  • “Swift, Brutal Retaliation,” by Meghan McCarron
  • “Portrait of Lisane da Patagnia,” by Rachel Swirsky
  • “Fade to White,” by Catherynne M. Valente

Short Story:

  • “Robot,” by Helena Bell
  • “Immersion,” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “Fragmentation, or Ten Thousand Goodbyes,” by Tom Crosshill
  • “Nanny’s Day,” by Leah Cypess
  • “Give Her Honey When You Hear Her Scream,” by Maria Dahvana Headley
  • “The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species,” by Ken Liu
  • “Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain,” by Cat Rambo

Bradbury:

  • The Avengers
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • The Hunger Games
  • John Carter
  • Looper

Norton:

  • Iron Hearted Violet, by Kelly Barnhill
  • Black Heart, by Holly Black
  • Above, by Leah Bobet
  • The Diviners, by Libba Bray
  • Vessel, by Sarah Beth Durst
  • Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman
  • Enchanted, by Alethea Kontis
  • Every Day, by David Levithan
  • Summer of the Mariposas, by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
  • Railsea, by China Miéville
  • Fair Coin, by E.C. Myers
  • Above World, by Jenn Reese

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Nebula Awards

The 2011 Nebula Awards were presented at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City on May 19 by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). Walter Jon Williams served as the evening’s toastmaster and astronaut Mike Fincke presented the keynote address.

  • Novel: Among Others, by Jo Walton
  • Novella: “The Man Who Bridged the Mist,” by Kij Johnson
  • Novelette: “What We Found,” by Geoff Ryman
  • Short Story: “The Paper Menagerie,” by Ken Liu
  • Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Book: The Freedom Maze, by Delia Sherman
  • Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation: Doctor Who: “The Doctor’s Wife,” written by Neil Gaiman, directed by Richard Clarke
  • 2012 Grandmaster: Connie Willis
  • Solstice Awards: Octavia E. Butler, John Clute
  • Service to SFWA Award: Bud Webster

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Nebula Nominations

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has announced this year’s nominees for the Nebula, Bradbury, and Norton Awards. The awards, selected by a vote of the members, will be announced at the Nebula Award banquet in Arlington, Virginia on May 19.

Novel:

  • Among Others, by Jo Walton
  • Embassytown, by China Miéville
  • Firebird, by Jack McDevitt
  • God’s War, by Kameron Hurley
  • The Kingdom of Gods, by N. K. Jemisin
  • Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti, by Genevieve Valentine

Novella:

  • “The Ice Owl,” by Carolyn Ives Gilman
  • “Kiss Me Twice,” by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • “The Man Who Bridged the Mist,” by Kij Johnson
  • “The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary,” by Ken Liu
  • “Silently and Very Fast,” by Catherynne M. Valente
  • “With Unclean Hands,” by Adam-Troy Castro

Novelette:

  • “Fields of Gold,” by Rachel Swirsky
  • “The Migratory Pattern of Dancers,” by Katherine Sparrow
  • “The Old Equations,” by Jake Kerr
  • “Ray of Light,” by Brad R. Torgersen
  • “Sauerkraut Station,” by Ferrett Steinmetz
  • “Six Months, Three Days,” by Charlie Jane Anders
  • “What We Found,” by Geoff Ryman

Short Story

  • “The Axiom of Choice,” by David W. Goldman
  • “The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees,” by E. Lily Yu
  • “Her Husband’s Hands,” by Adam-Troy Castro
  • “Mama, We Are Zhenya, Your Son,” by Tom Crosshill
  • “Movement,” by Nancy Fulda
  • “The Paper Menagerie,” by Ken Liu
  • “Shipbirth,” by Aliette de Bodard

Bradbury Award

  • The Adjustment Bureau, by George Nolfi, directed George Nolfi
  • Attack the Block, by Joe Cornish, directed by Joe Cornish
  • Captain America: The First Avenger, by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, directed by Joe Johnston
  • Doctor Who: “The Doctor’s Wife,” by Neil Gaiman, directed by Richard Clark
  • Hugo, by John Logan, directed by Martin Scorsese
  • Midnight in Paris, by Woody Allen, directed by Woody Allen
  • Source Code, by Ben Ripley, directed Duncan Jones

Andre Norton Award

  • Akata Witch, by Nnedi Okorafor
  • The Boy at the End of the World, by Greg van Eekhout
  • Chime, by Franny Billingsley
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor
  • Everybody Sees the Ants, by A. S. King
  • The Freedom Maze, by Delia Sherman
  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns, by Rae Carson
  • Ultraviolet, by R. J. Anderson

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Mass Autographings at Nebulas

A mass signing, featuring more than 40 science fiction and fantasy writers including Connie Willis, John Scalzi, Joe Haldeman, Allen Steele, James Morrow, Michael Whelan, Michael Swanwick, and Laura Anne Gilman will take place as part of the Nebula Award Weekend on Friday, May 20 from 5:30 to 7:00 at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut NW, Washington, DC. The signing is open to the public.

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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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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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Streaming Nebulas

For the first time, this year’s Nebula Awards will be streamed live on the web. The webcast will begin at 7:00 Eastern Time, to coincide with the start of the Nebula banquet. The Awards ceremony is scheduled to begin at 8:15 Eastern Time.

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Nebula Winners

The 2008 Nebula Awards were presented on April 25 at the Grand Horizon Ballroom at Sunset Village on the UCLA campus. The evening was chaired by Christine Valada. Janis Ian served as toastmaster and Chuck Lorre gave the keynote address. Other awards included:

  • Best Novel: Powers, by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Best Novella: “The Spacetime Pool,” by Catherine Asaro
  • Best Novelette: “Pride and Prometheus,” by John Kessel
  • Best Short Story: “Trophy Wives,” by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
  • Best Script: WALL-E, by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Original story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter
  • Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy Book: Flora’s Dare: How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror, and Try to Save Califa from a Shaky Doom (Despite Being Confined to Her Room), by Ysabeau S. Wilce
  • Damon Knight Grandmaster Award: Harry Harrison
  • SFWA Writer Emerita: M.J. Engh
  • Bradbury Award: Joss Whedon
  • SFWA Service Award: Victoria Strauss
  • Solstice Awards: Kate Wilhelm, Algis Budrys, Martin H. Greenberg

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Nebula Overhaul

The Nebula Awards have had their rules changed by SFWA. Rolling eligibility is gone and the number of recommendations required has been decreased from ten to five and nominations must be made during a set nomination period from November 15 to February 15. Active and Associate members will be allowed to nominate. Beginning with works published in 2009, there are no more Nebula juries. The Best Script award has been replaced by the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and, like the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book is not a Nebula. Although not confirmed, Associate members may be allowed to vote on the final ballot.

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