2009 Nebula Awards

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Photos by Keith Stokes

Presented at Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront Hotel in Cocoa Beach, Florida on May 15, 2010

Friday afternoon saw perhaps the most impressive bit of Nebula Award Weekend entertainment with most of the attendees bussed to the Banana River  viewing site to watch what was supposed to be the final launch of the space shuttle Atlantis.  Because the local Barnes and Noble was so far from the hotel, they set up an ersatz store at the hotel for the signing, and apparently did more business at the hotel than the store did all day.  The signing was followed by an outdoor reception where Neal Barrett, Jr. was named Author Emeritus.  Saturday programming had panels on the future of publishing, financial planning, and social networking. The banquet was emceed by Allen Steele, who spoke about his time as a journalist covering NASA and David Levine gave a talk about his experiences with the Mars Desert Research Station. The ceremony was streamed across the internet in real time and there was a viewing party held in New York sponsored by John Ordover. Ceremony Highlights

Best Novel

Best Novella

Best Novelette

Best Short Story

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy