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Nebula Award Winners Announced

June 7th, 2015 (09:09 am)

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America presented the 50th Annual Nebula Awards this weekend for works published in 2014 in the field of science fiction and fantasy writing. I was there at the awards banquet Saturday evening in the Red Lacquer Room of the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, part of the Nebula Awards Weekend festivities.

The 2014 Damon Knight Grand Master Award was presented during the banquet to iconic author Larry Niven for his lifetime contributions and achievements in the field.

In each category, the winner is listed first, underlined, followed by the other finalists.

* Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer (FSG Originals; Fourth Estate; HarperCollins Canada)
The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Tor)
Trial by Fire, Charles E. Gannon (Baen)
Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor)
Coming Home, Jack McDevitt (Ace)

* Yesterday’s Kin, Nancy Kress (Tachyon)
We Are All Completely Fine, Daryl Gregory (Tachyon)
‘‘The Regular,’’ Ken Liu (Upgraded)
‘‘The Mothers of Voorhisville,’’ Mary Rickert (Tor.com 4/30/14)
Calendrical Regression, Lawrence Schoen (NobleFusion)
‘‘Grand Jeté (The Great Leap),’’ Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean Summer ’14)

(And yes, that's a picture of me standing with Nancy and fondling her Nebula Award.
Photo by Allison Stein.)

* ‘‘A Guide to the Fruits of Hawai’i,’' Alaya Dawn Johnson (F&SF 7-8/14)
‘‘Sleep Walking Now and Then,’’ Richard Bowes (Tor.com 7/9/14)
‘‘The Magician and Laplace’s Demon,’' Tom Crosshill (Clarkesworld 12/14)
‘‘The Husband Stitch,’’ Carmen Maria Machado (Granta #129)
‘‘We Are the Cloud,’’ Sam J. Miller (Lightspeed 9/14)
‘‘The Devil in America,’’ Kai Ashante Wilson (Tor.com 4/2/14)

Short Story
* ‘‘Jackalope Wives,’’ Ursula Vernon (Apex 1/7/14)
‘‘The Breath of War,’’ Aliette de Bodard (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3/6/14)
‘‘When It Ends, He Catches Her,’’ Eugie Foster (Daily Science Fiction 9/26/14)
‘‘The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye,’’ Matthew Kressel (Clarkesworld 5/14)
‘‘The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family,’’ Usman T. Malik (Qualia Nous)
‘‘A Stretch of Highway Two Lanes Wide,’' Sarah Pinsker (F&SF 3-4/14)
‘‘The Fisher Queen,’’ Alyssa Wong (F&SF 5/14)

Ray Bradbury Award (for film and television)
* Guardians of the Galaxy
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Edge of Tomorrow
The Lego Movie

Andre Norton Award (for young-adult literature)
* Love Is the Drug, Alaya Dawn Johnson (Levine)
Unmade, Sarah Rees Brennan (Random House)
Salvage, Alexandra Duncan (Greenwillow)
Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, A.S. King (Little, Brown)
Dirty Wings, Sarah McCarry (St. Martin’s Griffin)
Greenglass House, Kate Milford (Clarion)
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, Leslye Walton (Candlewick)

The Solstice Award was given to Joanna Russ posthumously, and to Stanley Schmidt.

The Kevin O'Donnell Jr. Service to SFWA Award went to Jeffry Dwight.

For more information on all the awards, see the website of the Society of Science-Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, or SFWA.