Nebula Award News

Lois McMaster Bujold Named SFWA Damon Knight Grand Master

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.) is pleased to announce that Lois McMaster Bujold has been named the 36th Damon Knight Grand Master for her contributions to the literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Lois McMaster Bujold was born in 1949, the daughter of an engineering professor at Ohio State University, from whom she picked up her early interest in science fiction. She now lives in Minneapolis, and has two grown children. Her fantasy from HarperCollins includes the award-winning Chalion series and the Sharing Knife tetralogy; her science fiction from Baen Books features the perennially bestselling Vorkosigan Saga. Her work has been translated into over twenty languages and has won seven Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards.

SFWA PRESIDENT, MARY ROBINETTE KOWAL:

Bujold 2005 credit to Carol Collins
Credit to Carol Collins

Lois McMaster Bujold has had an undeniable influence on the field of science- fiction and fantasy. From the the Vorkosigan Saga, to the Chalion series and the Sharing Knife series, she finds new ways to explore the genre, mixing and matching everything from regency to science fiction. With dozens of books in multiple languages, while continuing to write, she is one of the most prolific authors working today. Importantly, she also serves as a role model for many writers, including me. In A Civil Campaign, she wrote, “Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.” There is no doubt about Lois McMaster Bujold’s honor and becoming SFWA’s newest Grand Master only underlines her sterling reputation.”

The Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award will be presented along with the Nebula Awards® during the annual SFWA Nebula Conference, which will run from May 28th-31st and features seminars and panel discussions on the craft and business of writing, SFWA’s annual business meeting, and receptions. During that weekend, a mass autograph session will also take place at the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills and is open to the public.

The Nebula Awards®, presented annually, 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.

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 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.

2020 Nebula Conference Early Bird tickets on sale

The 2020 SFWA Nebula Conference will be held at the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills on May 28th-31st, 2020. The Early Bird registration rate is $200.00 ($325 to include a banquet ticket) until the end of the year. After that, the rate will increase.

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The reservation link for our room block at the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills is not yet live. The Nebula Conference room rate for 2020 will be $159.00 + taxes for a Standard King/Double.

Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills
21850 Oxnard St
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Phone: (818) 887-4800

For questions about the Nebula Conference or for assistance with event registration or hotel reservations, please contact the SFWA Events Team at events@sfwa.org.

Nebula Awards Showcase 2019 now available!

The latest edition of the anthology of the very best science fiction and fantasy as selected by the members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is now available. The book can be purchased at Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com.

The Nebula Awards® Showcase anthologies, which have been published every year since 1966, contain the editor-selected nominees and winners of the previous year’s prestigious Nebula Awards. This year’s anthology includes stories from Nebula winners Rebecca Roanhorse, Martha Wells, and Kelly Robson as well as finalists Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Richard Bowes, K.M. Szpara, Jonathan Brazee, Sarah Pinsker, Caroline M. Yoachim, Fran Wilde, Matthew Kressel, and Jamie Walls. A complete list of winners and nominees can be found here.

Editor Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of Signal to Noise, named one of the best books of the year by BookRiot, Tordotcom, BuzzFeed, io9, and more; Certain Dark Things, one of NPR’s best books of the year and a Publishers Weekly top ten; the fantasy of manners The Beautiful Ones; and the science fiction novella Prime Meridian. She has also edited the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (a.k.a. Cthulhu’s Daughters).

Ten days until Nebula Showcase 2019 release

The latest edition of the anthology of the very best science fiction and fantasy as selected by the members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) will be released in 10 days on October 1, 2019. It is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

The Nebula Awards® Showcase anthology contains the winners and editor-selected nominees from the preceding year’s 2018 SFWA Nebula Awards®. The anthology has been published every year since 1966. This year’s anthology includes stories from Nebula winners Rebecca Roanhorse, Martha Wells, and Kelly Robson as well as finalists Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Richard Bowes, K.M. Szpara, Jonathan Brazee, Sarah Pinsker, Caroline M. Yoachim, Fran Wilde, Matthew Kressel, and Jamie Walls.

Editor Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of Signal to Noise, named one of the best books of the year by BookRiot, Tordotcom, BuzzFeed, io9, and more; Certain Dark Things, one of NPR’s best books of the year and a Publishers Weekly top ten; the fantasy of manners The Beautiful Ones; and the science fiction novella Prime Meridian. She has also edited the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (a.k.a. Cthulhu’s Daughters).

2020 Nebula Conference announced

Mark your calendar — the next Nebula Conference will be held May 28-31, 2020 at the Marriott Warner Center in Woodland Hills, CA. Membership will go on sale later this year. We hope to see you there!

2019 Nebula Showcase table of contents reveal

Pre-order your copy today. Available October 1, 2019

Introduction by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The 2018 Nebula Award Finalists
“Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience(TM)” by Rebecca Roanhorse
“A Series of Steaks” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad
“Weaponized Math” by Jonathan P. Brazee
“Utopia, Lol?” by Jamie Wahls
“Fandom for Robots” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad
“All Systems Red” by Martha Wells
“Wind Will Rove” by Sarah Pinsker
“Dirty Old Town” by Richard Bowes
“The Last Novelist (or a Dead Lizard in the Yard)” by Matthew Kressel
“Carnival Nine” by Caroline M. Yoachim
“Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time” by K.M. Szpara
“Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand” by Fran Wilde
“A Human Stain” by Kelly Robson

Pre-order your copy of the Nebula Awards® Showcase 2019

The latest edition of the anthology of the very best science fiction and fantasy as selected by the members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is now available for pre-order. The anthology will be released on October 1, 2019.

The Nebula Awards® Showcase anthology contains the winners and editor-selected nominees from the preceding year’s 2018 SFWA Nebula Awards®. The anthology has been published every year since 1966. This year’s anthology includes stories from Nebula winners Rebecca Roanhorse, Martha Wells, and Kelly Robson as well as finalists Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Richard Bowes, K.M. Szpara, Jonathan Brazee, Sarah Pinsker, Caroline M. Yoachim, Fran Wilde, Matthew Kressel, and Jamie Walls.

Editor Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of Signal to Noise, named one of the best books of the year by BookRiot, Tordotcom, BuzzFeed, io9, and more; Certain Dark Things, one of NPR’s best books of the year and a Publishers Weekly top ten; the fantasy of manners The Beautiful Ones; and the science fiction novella Prime Meridian. She has also edited the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (a.k.a. Cthulhu’s Daughters).

2018 (Presented 2019) Nebula Award® Winners

Awards Presented in 2019.

Best Novel winner: The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, published by Tor

Best Novella winner: The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard, published by Subterranean Press

Best Novelette winner: “The Only Harmless Great Thing” by Brooke Bolander, published by Tor.com

Best Short Story winner: “The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington” by P. Djèlí Clark, published by Fireside Magazine

Ray Bradbury Award winner: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse written by Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman

Andre Norton Award winner: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, published by Henry Holt and Macmillan UK

Best Game Writing winner: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch by Charlie Brooker, published by House of Tomorrow and Netflix

Solstice Award: Neil Clarke and Nisi Shawl

Kevin J. O’Donnell Jr. Service to SFWA Award: Lee Martindale

Damon Knight Grand Master: William Gibson

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