Nebula Award News

2021 Nebula Conference Online Registration is Now Open!

Were you one of the lucky passengers that got to experience SFWA’s first virtual convention? Did you miss out only to scroll through social media and wish you had attended?

We have some exciting news!

The SFWA Airship Nebula will be returning in June 2021, and we’d love if you could join us. Due to the ongoing pandemic and in the interests of safety of all our attendees, members, staff and their families, we have decided to plan another fully virtual event. We completely understand that this news may be bittersweet. Many of us miss seeing our friends and colleagues in person. We do hope to once again host a hybrid event should the situation improve in the future.

For now though, we’d love if you could embark on another journey in our truly fantastic virtual airship. The best thing about an all-online conference is that you can join from anywhere in the universe!

Captaining the ship this year, SFWA is also very pleased to announce that L.D. Lewis is joining the Nebula Conference team.

Lewis is an award-winning SF/F writer and editor, and serves as a founding creator, Art Director, and Project Manager for the World Fantasy Award-winning and Hugo Award-nominated FIYAH Literary Magazine. She primarily writes stories of ordinary Black women and femmes with extraordinary powers in equally extraordinary worlds.

Coming off the success of helming FIYAHCON last month, L.D. will be acting as the project manager for all of the exciting year-round events associated with the Nebula Conference. We hope you join us in welcoming L.D. aboard.

With smaller events leading up to our main conference, the team is working on elevating our content and offerings again this year, and celebrating the best that science fiction and fantasy have to offer with our annual Nebula Awards ceremony.

So, please join us for another weekend full of professional development, workshops, and opportunities to network in one of the coolest virtual spaces there is. There will be more dance parties, karaoke, and social meet-ups around special interests. We’ll also be bringing back our conference-specific mentorship program and office hours.

We had it all last year, and we’ll be doing it all again in 2021.

Cost: $125.00

Dates: June 4th – 6th, 2021

Where: Entirely Online

Register: events.sfwa.org

We’ll be announcing so many great things in the coming months and we hope you’ll join us for what will be another amazing weekend among the stars.

Important Note: If you are registering for the 2021 Nebula Conference Online only, you will not have access to the remaining 2020 events. We have lowered the price if you’d like to still get involved and attend! Please visit events.sfwa.org for more information on how to register for 2020 content. For 2021 registrants, your access will begin in May.

Nebula Awards Showcase 54 now on sale!

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Nebula Awards Showcase 54
Edited by Nibedita Sen

The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, selected by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America!

The latest volume of the prestigious anthology series, published annually across six decades! The Nebula Awards Showcase volumes have been published yearly since 1966, reprinting winning and nominated stories of the Nebula Awards, voted on by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). This year’s editor is Nibedita Sen, a Hugo, Nebula, and Astounding Award-nominated writer and editor. This year’s Nebula Award winners include Mary Robinette Kowal, Aliette de Bodard, Brooke Bolander, and Phenderson Djèlí Clark.

Stories and Excerpts by:

Mary Robinette Kowal
Aliette de Bodard
Brooke Bolander
Phenderson Djèlí Clark
José Pablo Iriarte
Lawrence M. Schoen
Andy Duncan
Yudhanjaya Wijeratne and R.R. Virdi
Tina Connolly
Alix E. Harrow
Sarah Pinsker
A. T. Greenblatt

Table of Contents:

Introduction by Nibedita Sen

“It’s Dangerous to Go Alone” by Kate Dollarhyde

“Into the Spider-verse: A Classic Origin Story in Bold New Color” by Brandon O’Brien

“The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington” by P. Djèlí Clark

“Interview for the End of the World” by Rhett C. Bruno

“And Yet” by A. T. Greenblatt

“A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies” by Alix E. Harrow

“The Court Magician” by Sarah Pinsker

“The Only Harmless Great Thing” by Brooke Bolander

“The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections” by Tina Connolly

“An Agent of Utopia” by Andy Duncan

“The Substance of My Lives, The Accidents of Our Births” by José Pablo Iriarte

“The Rule of Three” by Lawrence M. Schoen

“Messenger” by R.R. Virdi & Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

Excerpt: “The Tea Master and the Detective” by Aliette de Bodard

Excerpt: “Fire Ant” by Jonathan P. Brazee

Excerpt: “The Black God’s Drums” by P. Djèlí Clark

Excerpt: “Alice Payne Arrives” by Kate Heartfield

Excerpt: “Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach” by Kelly Robson

Excerpt: “Artificial Condition: The Murderbot Diaries” by Martha Wells

Excerpt: The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

Biographies

November News for the 2020 Nebula Conference Online

We hope everyone had a great time getting your haunt on at last night’s SFWA Halloween Costume Party!! This is a reminder of our programming items scheduled for November.

Writing Dates – Writing dates take place every Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm Pacific Time. Here are our upcoming hosts:

•  TODAY, 11/1: Curtis C. Chen

•  11/8: Cecilia Tan

•  11/15: No Host

•  11/22: No Host

•  11/29: Christine Taylor-Butler

•  12/6: S.B. Divya

Author bios are available on the event website for each individual writing date on the schedule. Never fear! On weeks when there is no specific host for the writing date, our Flight Crew of volunteers will step in and lead the session. They make for great wingmen, we promise. Make sure to launch onto the Airship Nebula from the event schedule.


Narrative Worlds
– Our first episode of Narrative Worlds was a great success! The video is now available for viewing on YouTube here. Last month’s topic was “How Much Worldbuilding is Too Much? How Little is Too Little?” and the guest was Tade Thompson.

Who will Kate Elliott host for her next deep-dive into worldbuilding? Zen Cho!

On Sunday, November 15 at 1:00pm Pacific Time, Kate and Zen will discuss “Prose Style as Worldbuilding.” We hope you’ll join us live via the Nebula event page here. As with all Narrative Worlds episodes, the recording will be made free for public viewing on YouTube a week later.

Zen Cho is the author of the Sorcerer to the Crown novels and a novella, The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water, as well as the short story collection Spirits Abroad. She is a Hugo, Crawford, and British Fantasy Award winner, and a finalist for the Locus and Astounding Awards.

Archive

Have you caught up on all the panels and presentations available in the 2020 Nebula Conference Online archive? With over 10,001 views from 34 countries so far, a lot of you have taken advantage of those replays! The archive remains open to all conference members through April 2021. Simply head here and click on the content you missed or you’d like to rewatch. How about “Planetology for Writers” or “The Small Press Experience: How to Get What You Want”?

The Bulletin Issue #215 Released

The next issue of The Bulletin, SFWA’s quarterly magazine, is now available for Nebula Conference members to download in PDF format! Issue #215 features our first guest editor: L.D. Lewis, who is FIYAH magazine’s art director, and FIYAHCON’s director. The cover art is “Merman” by Paul Kellam, and the issue includes articles from authors Tochi Onyebuchi, Shiv Ramdas, Arkady Martine, Karintha Parker, Henry Lien, and Evan Winter.

Download your copy from the Nebula event website here!

NaNoWriMo Cheering Section

Courtesy of NaNoWriMo

Recognizing that a great many of our Nebula attendees take part in the National Novel Writing Month, we want to give those of you participating a little extra motivation. Here are a few ways we plan to offer support, beginning November 1 and running through the month.

  • A dedicated channel on the Nebula Slack. You can join the Nebula Slack by following this link. Once there, choose to add the #nanowrimo channel and take part in cheering each other on.
  • Twitter check-ins. The SFWA Twitter account will tweet a 9:00 am Eastern Time reminder to get those words down every day. At 6:00 pm ET and 9:00 pm ET, we’ll also ask folks to share their daily word counts so we can celebrate our progress together or encourage each other to keep going.
  • Surprise Motivators! NaNoWriMo offers its own rewards, of course, and completing a manuscript draft is the biggest prize of all. But who couldn’t use an extra carrot now and then? SFWA will be tweeting encouragement for Nebula attendees participating in NaNoWriMo. Simply register here, and you may become the target of special support from our cheer squad, while supplies last!
  • Pep talks. Check the SFWA Twitter account occasionally for pep talks and tips from SFWA members who’ve won NaNoWriMo in years past

 

Thank you for your support for the 2020 Nebula Conference Online!

 

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Nebula Awards Showcase 54!

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Nebula Awards Showcase 54

Edited by Nibedita Sen

The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, selected by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America!

The latest volume of the prestigious anthology series, published annually across six decades! The Nebula Awards Showcase volumes have been published yearly since 1966, reprinting winning and nominated stories of the Nebula Awards, voted on by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). This year’s editor is Nibedita Sen, a Hugo, Nebula, and Astounding Award-nominated writer and editor. This year’s Nebula Award winners include Mary Robinette Kowal, Aliette de Bodard, Brooke Bolander, and Phenderson Djèlí Clark.

Stories and Excerpts by:

Mary Robinette Kowal
Aliette de Bodard
Brooke Bolander
Phenderson Djèlí Clark
José Pablo Iriarte
Lawrence M. Schoen
Andy Duncan
Yudhanjaya Wijeratne and R.R. Virdi
Tina Connolly
Alix E. Harrow
Sarah Pinsker
A. T. Greenblatt

Table of Contents:

Introduction by Nibedita Sen

“It’s Dangerous to Go Alone” by Kate Dollarhyde 

“Into the Spider-verse: A Classic Origin Story in Bold New  Color” by Brandon O’Brien 

“The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George  Washington” by P. Djèlí Clark 

“Interview for the End of the World” by Rhett C. Bruno

“And Yet” by A. T. Greenblatt 

“A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of  Portal Fantasies” by Alix E. Harrow 

“The Court Magician” by Sarah Pinsker 

“The Only Harmless Great Thing” by Brooke Bolander

“The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections” by Tina Connolly

“An Agent of Utopia” by Andy Duncan 

“The Substance of My Lives, The Accidents of Our Births” by  José Pablo Iriarte 

“The Rule of Three” by Lawrence M. Schoen 

“Messenger” by R.R. Virdi & Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

Excerpt: “The Tea Master and the Detective” by Aliette de  Bodard 

Excerpt: “Fire Ant” by Jonathan P. Brazee 

Excerpt: “The Black God’s Drums” by P. Djèlí Clark 

Excerpt: “Alice Payne Arrives” by Kate Heartfield 

Excerpt: “Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach” by Kelly  Robson 

Excerpt: “Artificial Condition: The Murderbot Diaries” by  Martha Wells 

Excerpt: The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

Biographies

The Haunting of SFWA House – Halloween Costume Party

You’re Invited…
Dear Nebula Attendee, Dear SFWA member,

Don your spookiest suits and most boo-ti-ful attire to attend our Halloween Costume Party! It’s an evening full of macabre merriment for SFWA members and the ongoing 2020 Nebula Conference Online attendees. We’d be delighted by your presence—whether ectoplasmic or virtual.

Costume Contest! Jack-O-Lantern Show and Tell! Virtual Bartending! Dance Party with DJ Scalzi! Tarot Readings!

The Haunting of SFWA House

Saturday, October 31, 2020

All Times Pacific

Enter Via the Hellhound Gates:

https://events.sfwa.org/halloween-costume-party/

  • 4:00 pm – Festivities begin with a Halloween parade on Twitter. Tag photos of your costumes and your jack-o-lanterns with #SFWAHalloween and the official account will retweet all participants.
  • 4:30 pm – The Party suite opens for early arrivals. You may enter the Zoom Room whenever the spirits move you via the Hellhound Gates linked above.
  • 5:00 pm – The Party begins, the Bar starts slinging, and the Jack-O-Lantern Show and Tell room opens
  • 5:30 pm – The Costume contest will take place with celebrity judges and prizes
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm DJ John Scalzi will host the Dreaded Dance
  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Karaoke
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Tarot Readings with Board member Monica Valentini

To enter via the Hellhound Gates, you will need to log into the Nebula Event site, just as you do for attending any Nebula event. SFWA members log in via the SFWA Member Log-in Button at the top of the web page. Use the same email address and password you use to log in when you renew your membership. You may also need to re-navigate to the webpage above after logging in.

IMPORTANT: Please download the latest version of Zoom to your device so you can engage fully with the haunting. It is possible to attend with the webclient, but you will not fully materialize in the party.

Any questions? Ask events@sfwa.org. We can’t wait to see everyone’s spectral swagger! See you on Halloween.

The SFWA Events Team

Announcing the Narrative Worlds Webinar Series!

Dear 2020 Nebula Conference Online Attendee,

We are pleased to announce a new webinar series as part of your registration for the ongoing 2020 SFWA Nebula Conference Online!

On Sunday, October 11, at 1:00 pm Pacific Time, Narrative Worlds will premiere, and you are invited to take part at the Nebula event website: events.sfwa.org. Log in just as you did during the Nebula conference in May, and settle in for a great webinar with host Kate Elliott. Live chat discussion will be rolling along with the vidcast!

This monthly Sunday series will dig into the idea of narrative worlds and the theory and practice of building the worlds in which stories are set. Rather than focusing on a survey of basics like “What elements do you need to create a setting?” your host will discuss a specific single topic in more depth each month with a guest. Topics will include technology, language, power, cosmology, use of details, agriculture, material culture, social space, and more.

The first Narrative Worlds guest will be Tade Thompson! Tade and Kate will discuss How Much Worldbuilding is Too Much? How Little is Too Little? Upcoming guests include Zen Cho, Ken Liu, Nilah Magruder, Aliette de Bodard, Rebecca Roanhorse, and N.K. Jemisin!

A videocast offers a format that can reach as many people as possible. The live vidcast is scheduled to fit a spread of time zones:

6 am Sydney, Australia / 1 pm PT USA / 2 pm MT USA / 3 pm CT USA/ 4 pm ET USA / 5 pm Rio de Janeiro / 8 pm Dakar / 9 pm UK / 10 pm Western Europe

It will also be recorded and available afterward at the event website for viewing at your leisure, or if you were asleep in Australia or Singapore or Mumbai—sorry about that! It’s the fault of the world being round.

The general outline of the one hour videocast will be an introduction, forty minutes of dialogue, and 15 minutes of Q&A, if needed. This is not a class or a workshop. There will probably not be power points or illustrations, unless a guest wants to bring something along to share, and there will likely not be practice exercises on offer, although it’s possible worldbuilding exercises may be suggested now and then.

We hope you will join us, and don’t forget that our weekly Sunday writing dates are also ongoing! Indeed, on 10/11, you can roll right into one after Narrative Worlds premieres—that should be inspirational for you! Here are the next two dates and hosts:

  • – October 4: Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series.
  • – October 11: Jeffe Kennedy, award-winning author of the Uncharted Realms and the Twelve Kingdoms series, and a SFWA Board member.
  • – October 18: Mary Robinette Kowal, award-winning author of the Lady Astronaut series, and SFWA President.

All Nebula writing dates take place Sundays at 2:00 pm P.T. Upcoming dates for Narrative Worlds are November 15, December 20, January 17, February 21, March 21, and April 18. Mark your calendars!

KATE ELLIOTT’s most recent novel is Unconquerable Sun, gender spun Alexander the Great in space. She is best known for her Crown of Stars epic fantasy series, the Afro-Celtic post-Roman alt-history fantasy (with lawyer dinosaurs) Cold Magic, and YA fantasy Court of Fives. Her particular focus is immersive world building and centering women in epic stories of adventure and  transformative cultural change. She lives in Hawaii, where she paddles outrigger canoes and spoils her schnauzer. You can find her online at kateelliott.substack.com and @KateElliottSFF on Twitter.

Announcing the Winners of the 55th Annual SFWA Nebula Awards®

Elevation, Connection, Celebration

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.) is pleased to announce the winners of the 55th Annual SFWA Nebula Awards.

Originally scheduled to take place in Woodland Hills, California, a decision was made to create a virtual conference in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Aboard the virtual flagship zeppelin, The Nebula, on Saturday, May 30, 2020, Toastmaster Aydrea Walden presided over the award ceremony which featured a star-studded lineup of science fiction and fantasy luminaries as presenters.

Novel

A Song for a New Day, Sarah Pinsker (Berkley)

Novella

This Is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone (Saga; Jo Fletcher)

Novelette

Carpe Glitter, Cat Rambo (Meerkat)

Short Story

✬ “Give the Family My Love”, A.T. Greenblatt (Clarkesworld Magazine 2/19)

Ray Bradbury Nebula Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

Good Omens: “Hard Times”, Neil Gaiman (Amazon Studios/BBC Studios)

Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction

Riverland, Fran Wilde (Amulet)

Best Game Writing

The Outer Worlds, Leonard Boyarsky, Kate Dollarhyde, Paul Kirsch, Chris L’Etoile, Daniel McPhee, Carrie Patel, Nitai Poddar, Marc Soskin, Megan Starks (Obsidian Entertainment)

Additional awards and honors presented that evening included the SFWA Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award, presented to Lois McMaster Bujold, the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award, presented to both John Picacio and David Gaughran, and the Kevin J. O’Donnell, Jr., Service to SFWA Award, presented to Julia Rios.

Presenters joined virtually from around the country, including Sam Weller, Sarah Pinsker, Rebecca Roanhorse, Lillian Stewart Carl, Greg Bear, George R.R. Martin, Jeffe Kennedy, LeVar Burton, Sarah Gailey, Whitney “Strix” Beltrán, and Charlie Jane Anders. Additionally, Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun addressed the festivities with a message for the Nebula audience.

For a full list of nominees and winners, click here.

About the Nebulas

The Nebula Awards® are voted on, and presented by, full members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. Founded as the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1965 by Damon Knight, the organization began with a charter membership of 78 writers; it now has more than 2000 members, among them many of the leading writers of science fiction and fantasy.

Since 1965, the Nebula Awards® have been given each year for the best novel, novella, novelette, and short story eligible for that year’s award. The Ray Bradbury Nebula Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation was added in 2000, followed by the Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction in 2005, and the Nebula Award for Best Game Writing in 2018. An anthology including the winning pieces of short fiction and several runners-up is also published every year.

SFWA’s Nebula Awards® Ceremony in Virtual Reality from Oculus This Saturday

For Immediate Release

May 29, 2020

For More Information

Kevin Lampe (312) 617-7280

kevin@kurthlampe.com

BREAKING NEWS 

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s (SFWA) 2020 Nebula Awards Ceremony will be available in Virtual Reality (VR) for the first time this Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 5 PM PDT/8 PM EDT/midnight UTC. SFWA will welcome their newest Grand Master, Lois McMaster Bujold, and reveal the winners of this year’s Nebula Awards.

“We are excited about exploring VR Events with Oculus and look forward to what the future holds,” said Mary Robinette Kowal, SFWA President.

Please visit https://www.oculus.com/experiences/event/628499264406152/ for details about viewing the ceremony in VR.

About the Nebulas

The Nebula Awards® are voted on, and presented by, full members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. Founded as the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1965 by Damon Knight, the organization began with a charter membership of 78 writers; it now has more than 2000 members, among them many of the leading writers of science fiction and fantasy.

Since 1965, the Nebula Awards® have been given each year for the best novel, novella, novelette, and short story eligible for that year’s award. The Ray Bradbury Nebula Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation was added in 2000, followed by the Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction in 2005, and the Nebula Award for Best Game Writing in 2018. An anthology including the winning pieces of short fiction and several runners-up is also published every year.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s 2020 Nebula Award Finalists

THREE DAYS OF ONLINE VIDEO PANELS WITH REAL-TIME INTERACTION

MAY 29 – 31

SFWA’s 2020 Nebula Awards® will be one of the highlights of the SFWA Nebula Conference. This year’s conference is transforming into an entirely virtual conference. It will be presented live and in interactive form from May 29th-31st. The innovative program will convey the essence of the in-person Nebula Conference, albeit in an all-online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Nebula Awards Ceremony will be seen live online by people around the globe,” said Mary Robinette Kowal, SFWA President. “While the circumstances are difficult, we’re excited that the conference is more accessible than when in a physical location.”

As part of the celebration of the Nebula Award winners, SFWA has partnered with audio-first entertainment studio Podium Audio to adapt, produce and distribute its 55th Nebula Awards Showcase Anthology, edited by Cat Valente, in audio format. A top publisher of science-fiction and fantasy audiobooks, Podium Audio is on the forefront of discovering new authors and voice artists from the U.S. and around the world.

“Since the publication of the first Nebula anthology in 1966, the yearly collection has only been available in print. Expanding into the world of audiobooks offers new opportunities for expression and outreach,” says Kowal. “We’re delighted to partner with the innovative and experienced team at Podium Audio.”

There are multiple writing categories and their respective finalists for the 2020 Nebula Awards listed below and, of course, the Nebula Awards ceremony itself will stream live at 8 pm Eastern on May 30th.

Please visit https://nebulas.sfwa.org for the latest details.

2020 Nebula Awards Categories and Finalists:

Best Novel

Marque of Caine by Charles E. Gannon,

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker

Best Novella

“Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom” by Ted Chiang

The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark

This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water by Vylar Kaftan

The Deep by Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes

Catfish Lullaby by A C Wise

Best Novelette

“A Strange Uncertain Light” by G. V. Anderson

“For He Can Creep” by Siobhan Carroll

“His Footsteps, Through Darkness and Light” by Mimi Mondal

“The Blur in the Corner of Your Eye” by Sarah Pinsker

Carpe Glitter by Cat Rambo

“The Archronology of Love” by Caroline M. Yoachim

Best Short Story

“Give the Family My Love” by A. T. Greenblatt

“The Dead, In Their Uncontrollable Power” by Karen Osborne

“And Now His Lordship Is Laughing” by Shiv Ramdas

“Ten Excerpts from an Annotated Bibliography on the Cannibal Women of Ratnabar Island” by Nibedita Sen

“A Catalog of Storms” by Fran Wilde

“How the Trick Is Done” by A C Wise

Ray Bradbury Nebula Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

Captain Marvel written by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Marvel Studios)

The Mandalorian: “The Child”, Jon Favreau (Disney+) written by Jon Favreau (Disney+)

Good Omens: “Hard Times” written by Neil Gaiman (Amazon Studios and BBC Studios)

Watchmen: “A God Walks into Abar” written by Jeff Jensen and Damon Lindelof (HBO)

Avengers: Endgame written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Marvel Studios)

Russian Doll: “The Way Out” written by Allison Silverman and Leslye Headland (Netflix)

Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction

Cog by Greg van Eekhout, published by HarperCollins

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

Peasprout Chen: Battle of Champions by Henry Lien

Riverland by Fran Wilde

Best Game Writing

Outer Wilds by Kelsey Beachum, published by Mobius Digital

The Outer Worlds by Leonard Boyarsky, Kate Dollarhyde, Paul Kirsch, Chris L’Etoile, Daniel McPhee, Carrie Patel, Nitai Poddar, Marc Soskin, and Megan Starks

The Magician’s Workshop by Kate Heartfield

Disco Elysium by Robert Kurvitz

Fate Accessibility Toolkit by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, Jess Banks, Laurel Bell, C.D. “Casey” Casas, Lillian Cohen-Moore, Brian Engard, Philippe-Antoine Ménard, Clark Valentine, Mysty Vander, and Zeph Wibby

About the Nebulas

The Nebula Awards® are voted on, and presented by, full members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. Founded as the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1965 by Damon Knight, the organization began with a charter membership of 78 writers; it now has more than 2000 members, among them many of the leading writers of science fiction and fantasy.

Since 1965, the Nebula Awards® have been given each year for the best novel, novella, novelette, and short story eligible for that year’s award. The Ray Bradbury Nebula Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation was added in 2000, followed by the Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction in 2005, and the Nebula Award for Best Game Writing in 2018. An anthology including the winning pieces of short fiction and several runners-up is also published every year.

About Podium Audio

Podium Audio is an audio-first entertainment studio that finances, develops, produces, and distributes immersive audio content. It gained international notice for turning unknown author Andy Weir’s e-book The Martian into the most successful audiobook in the world. Podium Audio remains at the forefront of discovering new literary and voice talent, focused on supporting, nurturing, and discovering independent authors and narrators from the U.S. and around the world. It is an industry leader in the audiobook genres of Science Fiction and Fantasy and a pioneer in bringing the popular Science Fiction sub-genres of GameLit, LitRPG, Wuxia, and Asian fantasy to the fore. Additionally, Podium publishes mystery/thriller, young adult, romance, and non-fiction genres.

Top-selling authors who have partnered with Podium for multiple long-term agreements include Craig Alanson (Expeditionary Force), Andrew Rowe (Arcane Ascension), Lindsay Buroker (Star Kingdom) and Game-Lit Pioneer Harmon Cooper (Death’s Mantle) as well as fan-favorite voice performers R.C. Bray (Expeditionary Force, The Martian), Luke Daniels (Ascend Online), Andrea Parsneau (Death’s Mantle) and Nick Podehl (A Pattern of Shadow and Light). www.podiumaudio.com.

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