Nebula Award News

Attention SFWA 2019 Nebula Conference Attendees!

We are in need of volunteers to donate ONE HOUR of their time to assist writers by giving 15 minute one-on-one interviews in the field of your expertise.

Time slots available on all conference days!

Please contact Anne Tibbets at OfficeHours@sfwa.org to volunteer!

Additionally, if you’d like to sign up to interview a knowledgeable and experienced volunteer, we have sessions available in the following categories:

‘Breaking into Business, Tech, and Ghost Writing’
‘Navigating the Business of Writing Novels’
‘How to Break into Freelance Teaching’
‘The Ins and Outs of Social Sciences and Services’
‘How to Brand and Build a Fan Base in Self Publishing’
‘How to Query Agents and What to Expect’

More will become available as we gather more volunteers!
Pay it forward and offer some one-on-one advice for a writer in need.

Please contact Anne Tibbets at OfficeHours@sfwa.org

Nebula Mass Autographing Announced

SFWA Proudly Presents the Nebula Conference Mass Autographing!

At the 2019 SFWA Nebula Conference

Saturday, May 18th from 1:00PM — 3:00PM

Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills – Grand Ballroom

21850 W Oxnard St, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Featuring over 100 Authors!

  • John Joseph Adams
  • Michael Anderle
  • Marie Andreas
  • Liz Argall
  • Barbara Barnett
  • Gregory Benford
  • TJ Berry
  • Laura Blackwell
  • Brooke Bolander
  • Joseph Brassey
  • Jonathan Brazee
  • Rhett C. Bruno
  • Rob Buckman
  • Michael Cassutt
  • Mike Chen
  • Curtis C. Chen
  • Gwendolyn Clare
  • P. Djèlí Clark
  • Neil Clarke
  • Tina Connolly
  • John Peyton Cooke
  • Dan Cray
  • S.B. Divya
  • Cory Doctorow
  • Meghan Ciana Doidge
  • A.K. DuBoff
  • Andy Duncan
  • Scott Edelman
  • Eva L. Elasigue
  • Meg Elison
  • Isaac R. Fellman
  • Sheila Finch
  • Susan Forest
  • Richard Fox
  • Laura Frankos
  • Sarah Gailey
  • William Gibson
  • Laura Anne Gilman
  • Rebecca Gomez Farrell
  • W. L. Goodwater
  • A. T. Greenblatt
  • Sally Wiener Grotta
  • A. J. Hackwith
  • Joe Haldeman
  • Rachel Hartman
  • Erin M. Hartshorn
  • Kate Heartfield
  • Alyc Helms
  • Barbara E. Hill
  • José Pablo Iriarte
  • Xia Jia
  • L.S. Johnson
  • James Patrick Kelly
  • Jeffe Kennedy
  • Scott King
  • Mary Robinette Kowal
  • R.F. Kuang
  • Derek Künsken
  • David D. Levine
  • Henry Lien
  • Jenn Lyons
  • Terry Madden
  • PJ Manney
  • Lee Martindale
  • Alastair Mayer
  • Sam J. Miller
  • Mary Anne Mohanraj
  • Tina LeCount Myers
  • Larry Niven
  • Karen Osborne
  • Chrome Oxide
  • Douglas Phillips
  • Palmer Pickering
  • Sarah Pinsker
  • C.L. Polk
  • Daniel Potter
  • Lettie Prell
  • Cat Rambo
  • Rebecca Roanhorse
  • Kelly Robson
  • Lawrence M. Schoen
  • Caitlin Seal
  • Peng Shepherd
  • Elsa Sjunneson-Henry
  • Dave Smeds
  • Rosemary Claire Smith
  • Melinda M. Snodgrass
  • Caitlin Starling
  • Shanna Swendson
  • Rachel Swirsky
  • Christine Taylor-Butler
  • Lauren C. Teffeau
  • R J Theodore
  • Natalia Theodoridou
  • Harry Turtledove
  • Nicole Valentine
  • Greg van Eekhout
  • R.R. Virdi
  • Juliette Wade
  • E.D. Walker
  • Wren Wallis
  • M. Darusha Wehm
  • Yudhanjaya Wijeratne
  • Fran Wilde
  • Connie Willis
  • Gwendolyn Womack
  • William F. Wu
  • Christie Yant
  • Caroline M. Yoachim
  • Joe Zieja

And more!

 

50 Days and Counting

There are just 50 days before the Nebula Conference starts (May 16) and it’s almost certain to sell out! Register now.

Ten reasons why:

1. The Nebulas return to LA after ten years! Meet writers, editors, agents, and industry professionals!

2. Four days of panels and workshops designed for writers — both trad and indie!

3. Buy books at the greatest pop-up SFF bookstore in the world!

4. Sell your books through the consignment program at SFWA’s Book Depot!

5. A HUGE bag of swag — books! ARCs! graphic novels! magazines! Save room in your suitcase.

6. Mass autographing session — get your new books signed, sign others’ books!

7. New to conferences? A mentor will help you feel at home…

8. Experience to share? Be a mentor and help the community grow!

9. Nebula Conference registration is already breaking records, so memberships could sell out! Register now!

10. And — be present for the very first Nebula Award for Game Writing!

2018 Nebula Finalists with links

This year’s Nebula Finalists are now incorporated into the Nebula database with links to read and purchase here.

SFWA members can access the 2018 Nebula Awards® voter packet, containing digital e-books of nominated works, which have been graciously provided by participating publishers here. Please note that SFWA’s discussion boards require logging in first.

As a reminder, all material in the voter packet will be removed once voting closes. These works are for personal use and should not be disseminated.

Ten reasons to attend the 2019 Nebula Conference

1. The Nebulas return to LA after ten years! Meet writers, editors, agents, and industry professionals!

2. Four days of panels and workshops designed for writers — both trad and indie!

3. Buy books at the greatest pop-up SFF bookstore in the world!

4. Sell your books through the consignment program at SFWA’s Book Depot!

5. A HUGE bag of swag — books! ARCs! graphic novels! magazines! Save room in your suitcase.

6. Mass autographing session — get your new books signed, sign others’ books!

7. New to conferences? A mentor will help you feel at home…

8. Experience to share? Be a mentor and help the community grow!

9. Nebula Conference registration is already breaking records, so memberships could sell out! Register now!

10. And — be present for the very first Nebula Award for Game Writing!

2018 Nebula Finalists Announced

Nebula Award Finalists Announced

 

February 20, 2019

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.) is pleased to announce the nominees for the 54th Annual Nebula Awards®, including the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book, and for the first time, the Nebula Award for Game Writing. The awards will be presented in Woodland Hills, CA at the Warner Center Marriott during a ceremony on the evening of May 18th.

 

2018 Nebula Award Finalists

 

Novel

The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)

The Poppy War, R.F. Kuang (Harper Voyager US; Harper Voyager UK)

Blackfish City, Sam J. Miller (Ecco; Orbit UK)

Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik (Del Rey; Macmillan)

Witchmark, C.L. Polk (Tor.com Publishing)

Trail of Lightning, Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga)

 

Novella

Fire Ant, Jonathan P. Brazee (Semper Fi)

The Black God’s Drums, P. Djèlí Clark (Tor.com Publishing)

The Tea Master and the Detective, Aliette de Bodard (Subterranean)

Alice Payne Arrives, Kate Heartfield (Tor.com Publishing)

Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach, Kelly Robson (Tor.com Publishing)

Artificial Condition, Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)

 

Novelette

The Only Harmless Great Thing, Brooke Bolander (Tor.com Publishing)

“The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections”, Tina Connolly (Tor.com 7/11/18)

“An Agent of Utopia”, Andy Duncan (An Agent of Utopia)

“The Substance of My Lives, the Accidents of Our Births”, José Pablo Iriarte (Lightspeed 1/18)

“The Rule of Three”, Lawrence M. Schoen (Future Science Fiction Digest 12/18)

“Messenger”, Yudhanjaya Wijeratne and R.R. Virdi (Expanding Universe, Volume 4)

 

Short Story

“Interview for the End of the World”, Rhett C. Bruno (Bridge Across the Stars)

“The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington”, Phenderson Djèlí Clark (Fireside 2/18)

“Going Dark”, Richard Fox (Backblast Area Clear)

“And Yet”, A.T. Greenblatt (Uncanny 3-4/18)

“A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies”, Alix E. Harrow (Apex 2/6/18)

“The Court Magician”, Sarah Pinsker (Lightspeed 1/18)

 

Game Writing

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Charlie Brooker (House of Tomorrow & Netflix)

The Road to Canterbury, Kate Heartfield  (Choice of Games)

God of War, Matt Sophos, Richard Zangrande Gaubert, Cory Barlog, Orion Walker, and Adam Dolin (Santa Monica Studio/Sony/Interactive Entertainment)

Rent-A-Vice, Natalia Theodoridou (Choice of Games)  

The Martian Job, M. Darusha Wehm (Choice of Games)

 

The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

The Good Place: “Jeremy Bearimy”, Written by: Megan Amram

Black Panther, Written by: Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole

A Quiet Place, Screenplay by: John Krasinski and Bryan Woods & Scott Beck

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Screenplay by: Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman

Dirty Computer, Written by: Janelle Monáe and Chuck Lightning

Sorry to Bother You, Written by: Boots Riley

 

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

Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt; Macmillan)

Aru Shah and the End of Time, Roshani Chokshi (Rick Riordan Presents)

A Light in the Dark, A.K. DuBoff (BDL)

Tess of the Road, Rachel Hartman (Random House)

Dread Nation, Justina Ireland (Balzer + Bray)

Peasprout Chen: Future Legend of Skate and Sword, Henry Lien (Henry Holt)

 

The Nebula Awards® will be presented during the annual SFWA Nebula Conference, which will run from May 16th-19th and feature programming developed and geared toward SFF professionals. On May 18th, a mass autograph session will take place at the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills and will be free and open to the public.

The Nebula Awards®, presented annually, recognize the best works of science fiction and fantasy published in the previous year. They are selected by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The first Nebula Awards® were presented in 1966.

The Nebula Awards® include four fiction awards, a game writing award, the Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book. SFWA also administers the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Awards, the Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award, and the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award.