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2017 Nebula Award Finalists Announced!

Nebula Award Finalists Announced

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is pleased to announce the nominees for the 52nd Annual Nebula Awards, the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book. The awards will be presented in Pittsburgh, PA at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center during a ceremony on the evening of May 19th, 2018.

2017 Nebula/Bradbury/Norton Award Finalists

Novel

Amberlough, Lara Elena Donnelly (Tor)

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, Theodora Goss (Saga)

Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory (Knopf; riverrun)

The Stone Sky, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

Six Wakes, Mur Lafferty (Orbit US)

Jade City, Fonda Lee (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

Autonomous, Annalee Newitz (Tor; Orbit UK 2018)

 

Novella

River of Teeth, Sarah Gailey (Tor.com Publishing)

Passing Strange, Ellen Klages (Tor.com Publishing)

“And Then There Were (N-One)”, Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny 3-4/17)

Barry’s Deal, Lawrence M. Schoen (NobleFusion Press)

All Systems Red, Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)

The Black Tides of Heaven, JY Yang (Tor.com Publishing)

 

Novelette

“Dirty Old Town”, Richard Bowes (F&SF 5-6/17)

“Weaponized Math”, Jonathan P. Brazee (The Expanding Universe, Vol. 3)

“Wind Will Rove”, Sarah Pinsker (Asimov’s 9-10/17)

“A Series of Steaks”, Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Clarkesworld 1/17)

“A Human Stain”, Kelly Robson (Tor.com 1/4/17)

“Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time”, K.M. Szpara (Uncanny 5-6/17)

 

Short Story

“Fandom for Robots”, Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Uncanny 9-10/17)

“Welcome to Your Authentic Indian ExperienceTM”, Rebecca Roanhorse (Apex 8/17)

“Utopia, LOL?”, Jamie Wahls (Strange Horizons 6/5/17)

“Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand”, Fran Wilde (Uncanny 9-10/17)

“The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard)”, Matthew Kressel (Tor.com 3/15/17)

“Carnival Nine”, Caroline M. Yoachim (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 5/11/17)

 

The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

Get Out (Written by Jordan Peele)

The Good Place: “Michael’s Gambit” (Written by Michael Schur)

Logan (Screenplay by Scott Frank, James Mangold, and Michael Green)

The Shape of Water (Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Written by Rian Johnson)

Wonder Woman (Screenplay by Allan Heinberg)

 

The Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book

Exo, Fonda Lee (Scholastic Press)

Weave a Circle Round, Kari Maaren (Tor)

The Art of Starving, Sam J. Miller (HarperTeen)

Want, Cindy Pon (Simon Pulse)

The Nebula Awards will be presented during the annual SFWA Nebula Conference, which will run from May 17th-20th and feature seminars and panel discussions on the craft and business of writing, SFWA’s annual business  meeting, and receptions. On May 20th, a mass autograph session will take place at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center and is open to the public.

The Nebula Awards recognize the best works of science fiction and fantasy published in the United States as selected by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The first Nebula Awards were presented in 1966.

In addition to the Nebula Awards, SFWA will present the Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book, the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award, the Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award, and the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award.

SFWA Announces Newest Grand Master – Peter S. Beagle

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is pleased to announce that Peter S. Beagle has been named the 34th Damon Knight Grand Master for his contributions to the literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

The Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award is given by SFWA for “lifetime achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy.” Beagle joins the Grand Master ranks alongside such legends as C. J. Cherryh, Anne McCaffrey, Ursula K. LeGuin, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, and Joe Haldeman. The award will be presented at the 52nd Annual Nebula Awards Weekend in Pittsburgh, PA, May 17-20, 2018.

Beagle may be best known for his novel The Last Unicorn, and has also explored our fascination with the mythical in The Innkeeper’s SongA Fine and Private Place, and a wide variety of short fiction. Beagle won the Hugo and the Nebula Award for his 2005 novelette “Two Hearts.” He has won the Mythopoeic Award for his novels The Folk of the Air and Tamsin. He was nominated for a Hugo for his adaptation of  J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings for Ralph Bakshi’s animated version and wrote the screenplay for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Sarek.”

 

SFWA PRESIDENT, CAT RAMBO

Peter Beagle’s work has been the gateway for multitudes of fantasy readers, but also writers as well, including myself. His work shines a light on the human heart and its beauties even when that heart is flawed and wanting, showing how that beauty arises from such imperfect conditions. Beagle unquestionably belongs among the greats, and I count it a privilege to invite him to be the next SFWA Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master.​

The Nebula Awards will be presented during the annual SFWA Nebula Conference, which will run from May 17th-20th and feature expert presentations, seminars and panel discussions on the craft and business of writing, SFWA’s annual business meeting, and receptions. On May 20th, a mass autograph session will take place at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center and is open to the public. For more information on the conference, including a link to register, please visit nebulas.sfwa.org.

The Nebula Awards recognize the best works of science fiction and fantasy published in the United States as selected by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, membership in which is open to professional science fiction and fantasy authors. The first Nebula Awards were presented in 1966.

In addition to the Nebula Awards, SFWA will present the Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book, the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award, the Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award, and the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award.

For more information please email pr@sfwa.org.

Conference membership rates go up tomorrow!

Hello everyone!

The 2018 Nebula Conference will be held May 17th to May 20th in Pittsburgh, PA.

Conference membership rates go up tomorrow!

The current rate is $160 for Conference Registration only (NO BANQUET TICKET)

or $240 for Conference Registration AND a Banquet Ticket. 

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-sfwa-nebula-conference-tickets-38362822234

Host Hotel information:
Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 417 – 4000
Standard King/Double: $164.00+taxes

The room block IS open: You can find the link on the eventbrite page above. Please do read the instructions for room reservations before making yours, to be sure you are able to request the right number of beds, which floors, etc…

If you don’t mind the possibility of a little late night noise and wish to be near the SFWA Hospitality Suite, please request for your room to be on the 9th or 10th floor. (If you attended last year, I am happy to report to you that we will be moving the suite to a larger space.) Having conference attendees on the 9th and 10th floor will help us avoid noise complaints.

If you have any difficulties with your room reservation, INCLUDING if the reservation system tells you that the room block is full or that rooms are not available on the nights you requested, email Steven H Silver at events@sfwa.org (The room block IS NOT full yet, but last year, we ran into some issues with the Marriott Reservation system telling people it was, when it wasn’t. If that happens, let us know so we can help.)

2018 SFWA Nebula Conference dates and location announced

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s 52nd Annual Nebula Conference will again be held in Pittsburgh, PA in 2018!

When: Thursday, May 17, 2018 – Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

Where: Pittsburgh Marriott City Center – 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Special Early Registration $160.00 +$8.99 fee. Price goes up on November 15.

Registration

 

Nebula Award Recipients Announced

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. has announced the recipients of the Nebula Awards® for works published in 2016.

The Nebula Awards are voted on and presented by the active members of SFWA for outstanding science fiction and fantasy.

Novel
Winner: All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan)

Novella
Winner: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Tor.com Publishing)

Novelette
Winner: ‘‘The Long Fall Up’’ by William Ledbetter (F&SF 5-6/16)

Short Story
Winner: ‘‘Seasons of Glass and Iron’’ by Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood)

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
Winner: Arrival, Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Screenplay by Eric Heisserer, 21 Laps Entertainment/FilmNation Entertainment/Lava Bear Films/Xenolinguistics

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
Winner: Arabella of Mars by David D. Levine (Tor)

Additional awards presented:

2017 DAMON KNIGHT GRAND MASTER AWARD: Jane Yolen
SOLSTICE AWARD: Peggy Rae Sapienza (Posthumous), Toni Weisskopf
KEVIN O’DONNELL JR. SERVICE TO SFWA AWARD: Jim Fiscus

May 20, 2017

Online registration closed.

Tickets for the conference will be available at the door.

Full conference (Thursday – Sunday) – $240.
One Day rates – $65 for Thursday or Sunday only; $85 for Friday or Saturday

Banquet tickets are sold out.

Last day to register online!

Today, May 12, is the last day to register for the Nebula Conference online and to sign up for the Nebula Awards Banquet. Registration for the conference will be available at the door, but no banquet tickets will be sold after today.