Wow! I’m really getting good at predicting these things.
The 2014 Nebula Awards held yesterday. And most of my favorites won. The only place where I was off with my predictions was in the Short Story Category, I thought “Alive, Alive Oh,’’ by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley was a definite shoe-in.
Special congratulations goes to Alliette Bodard (a friend) who took home the award for best novellette for The Waiting Stars. She wrote the first science fiction short story I ever read.
I put a link to all the short stories which can be read online for free. You’re welcome.
Winner: Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
Winner: ‘‘The Weight of the Sunrise,’’ Vylar Kaftan (Asimov’s 2/13)
Winner: ‘‘The Waiting Stars,’’ Aliette de Bodard (The Other Half of the Sky)
Best Short Story
Winner: ‘‘If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love,’’ Rachel Swirsky (Apex 3/13)
‘‘The Sounds of Old Earth,’’ Matthew Kressel
‘Selkie Stories Are for Losers,’’ Sofia Samatar
‘‘Alive, Alive Oh,’’ Sylvia Spruck Wrigley
Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
Doctor Who: ‘‘The Day of the Doctor’’; Europa Report; Her; The Hunger Games: Catching Fire; Pacific Rim
Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Book
Winner: Sister Mine, Nalo Hopkinson (Grand Central)
Full list here.
There’s some media buzz about the fact that more women won awards this year than men, so everyone’s happy, for now.
Expect to see me there next year, fingers crossed.
P.S. If you’ve not read Ancilliary Justice by Ann Leckie, you absolutely should. I started reading it last week and I can testify that it’s solid sci-fi, and it’s different.