2016 Nebula Awards

Astronaut Dr. Kjell Lindgren speaking at the Nebula Award ceremony. (photo by Jason Sanford)

Presented at Pittsburgh Marriott City Center on May 20, 2017

This was the second year the awards were presented at the re-named SFWA Nebula Conference, with several tracks of business-oriented programming aimed at both traditionally published and Indie authors. For the second time, sponsors such as Patreon, Draft2Digital, Kickstarter, and Pronoun provided programming and answered questions. To address problems associated with selling books at the event by bookstores, this year SFWA itself sponsored a Book Depot run by member Sean Wallace, which was a resounding success. Another innovation was “Office Hours,” time set aside for one-on-one conversations with authorities on publishing-related topics. For the second time, the Mentor program was a big hit, with more than 60 participants. Toastmaster Kjell Lindgren, an astronaut, told interesting stories about his time in space and audience members will never think about feet in space the same way again. The banquet tables were decorated with charming robots assembled from vintage materials by artist Don L. Jones. Attendees received many free books this year, perhaps more than at any previous event.

The 2017 Nebula Award, Norton, and Bradbury winners. (photo by Jason Sanford)

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