Nebula Award News

Nebula Winners Announced

May 19, 2018
Nebula Winners Announced

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is pleased to announce the winners 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 were presented in Pittsburgh, PA at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center during a ceremony hosted by Martin P. Robinson on the evening of May 19th.

2017 Nebula/Bradbury/Norton Award Winners

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

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

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

Short Story: “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian ExperienceTM”, Rebecca Roanhorse (Apex8/17)

The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation: Get Out (Written by Jordan Peele)

The Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book: The Art of Starving, Sam J. Miller (HarperTeen)

The Nebula Awards were presented during the annual SFWA Nebula Conference, which runs from May 17th-20th and features seminars and panel discussions on the craft and business of writing, SFWA’s annual business meeting, and receptions. On Sunday, May 20th, a mass autograph session took place at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center and was 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, membership in which is open to professional genre authors. The first Nebula Awards were presented in 1966.

In addition to the Nebula Awards, SFWA presented 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.

The 2019 SFWA Nebula Conference will take place at the Marriott Warner Center in Woodland Hills, CA from May 16th-19th.

For more information–please visit nebulas.sfwa.org or email pr@sfwa.org.

Martin P. Robinson Announced as 2018 SFWA Nebula Awards Toastmaster

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is pleased to announce that Martin P. Robinson will serve as Toastmaster for the 52nd Annual Nebula Awards Ceremony. 
 
Mr. Robinson is a puppeteer who has worked for the Jim Henson Company for 37 years, performing a range of characters including Mr. Snuffleupagus, Telly Monster, Slimey the Worm, and the yip-yip Martians. 

In 1982 he designed, built and performed the carnivorous plant Audrey II for the original Off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors, and designed/performed the show’s 2003 Broadway revival as well. Martin is the senior Muppet-style instructor for all International productions of Sesame street.

The Nebula Awards will be presented on Saturday May 19th, 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, 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.

Nebula Banquet: Sold out. (Waiting list available.)

Tickets for the Nebula Awards banquet are currently sold out. If you have not purchased your Nebula Conference membership and you wanted to attend the Awards Banquet, please register for a Conference Only ticket, and email Steven Silver at events@sfwa.org to be added to a waiting list. We expect to release a few more tickets in upcoming weeks. (This will be a very small number, so please inquire for a position on the waiting list as soon as possible.)

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

Nebula Banquet tickets nearly sold out. (Only 9 remain.)

If you are planning to attend the 2018 Nebula Banquet, please purchase your ticket soon. We are likely to run out.

Banquet tickets have sold much faster than expected, and at the time of this post only about 9 banquet tickets remain.

Once all banquet tickets have sold, we do not expect to be able to accommodate additional requests for banquet tickets. (Unless you are a nominee, in which case we will find space for you. Unfortunately, we may not be able to find space for guests who may wish to join you, unless they already have a ticket.)

Get your conference and banquet ticket today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-sfwa-nebula-conference-tickets-38362822234

Please note: if you have already registered for the conference ONLY and would now like to add a banquet ticket, email terra.lemay@sfwa.org and she’ll assist you with that process—but only while banquet tickets still remain available. Once all banquet tickets are sold, you will most likely not be able to attend the banquet.

We do expect to provide seating for the Awards Ceremony after the banquet, but space may be limited.