Accolades from the Science Fiction Writers of America
Since 1965, Nebula Awards have been handed out for outstanding works of science fiction, fantasy or anything imaginative that fits the picture. This year's list is particularly interesting.
Winner is a pair of books that were released within a month of each other, as they evidently add up to a single story:
Blackout/All Clear, by Connie Willis
Also rans are The Native Star by M.K. Hobson, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, by M.K. Hobson, Shades of Milk and Honey, by Mary Robinette Kowal, Echo, by Jack McDevitt, and Who Fears Death, by Nnedi Okorafor.
Tied winners are "Ponies," by Kij Johnson, and "How Interesting: A Tiny Man," by Harlan Ellison.
Winner is "That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made," by Eric James Stone
Winner is "The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen's Window," by Rachel Swirsky.
Among the runners up is The Alchemist, by the author of the stunning book for young adults, Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi.
BRADBURY AWARD FOR BEST DRAMATIC PRODUCTION
Winner is the mind-bending and spellbinding film, Inception, written and directed by Christopher Nolan.
Among the notables were How to Train Your Dragon, and Toy Story 3, so children's favorites were by no means ineligible.
ANDRE NORTON AWARD
Winner isI Shall Wear Midnight by the redoubtable Terry Pratchett
Ship Breaker (see comment above) was one of the runners up.
Congratulations to all. It's great to see science fiction still making a huge impact.