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Jordan Peele Wins Ray Bradbury Nebula Award for Get Out

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The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) held its annual conference this past weekend, and during the conference, they announced the winners of the prestigious Nebula Awards.  For those of you who don’t know, the Nebula awards have been described as the most important of the American science fiction awards.  It’s also been described as the science fiction and fantasy equivalent of the Emmy Awards.  There were two big awards handed out, including the award for best novel, which went to N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky.

The Stone Sky is the final installment of Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy and is about a far-future Earth that experiences periodic, devastating apocalyptic events. It’s a story that establishes Jemisin as one of fantasy’s best writers, and well, SFWA certainly agrees.  Other winners include Martha Wells’ first Murderbot book – All Systems Red for Best Novella, Kelly Robson’s, A Human Stain, for Best Novelette, and Rebecca Roanhorse’s Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience, for Best Short Story.

But the real winner, in my opinion, is the recipient of the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation.  Which was won by Jordan Peele’s film Get Out.  Earlier in the year, Peele became the first black nominee to win the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.  He also earned that same award at the Writers Guild of American and Critic’s Choice awards.  Get Out also went on to earn trophies for Best Feature and Best Director at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Below is a list of all the nominees, and winners (listed in bold):

the stone sky

BEST NOVEL

  • Amberlough, Lara Elena Donnelly (Tor)
  • The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, Theodora Goss (Saga)
  • Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory (Knopf; riverrun)
  • The Stone Sky, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Six Wakes, Mur Lafferty (Orbit US)
  • Jade City, Fonda Lee (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Autonomous, Annalee Newitz (Tor; Orbit UK 2018)

all systems red

BEST NOVELLA

  • River of Teeth, Sarah Gailey (Tor.com Publishing)
  • Passing Strange, Ellen Klages (Tor.com Publishing)
  • And Then There Were (N-One), Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny 3-4/17)
  • Barry’s Deal, Lawrence M. Schoen (NobleFusion Press)
  • All Systems Red, Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)
  • The Black Tides of Heaven, JY Yang (Tor.com Publishing)

a human stain

BEST NOVELETTE

  • Dirty Old Town, Richard Bowes (Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 5-6/17)
  • Weaponized Math, Jonathan P. Brazee (The Expanding Universe, Vol. 3)
  • Wind Will Rove, Sarah Pinsker (Asimov’s 9-10/17)
  • A Series of Steaks, Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Clarkesworld 1/17)
  • A Human Stain, Kelly Robson (Tor.com 1/4/17)
  • Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time, K.M. Szpara (Uncanny 5-6/17)

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BEST SHORT STORY

  • Fandom for Robots, Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Uncanny 9-10/17)
  • Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience TM, Rebecca Roanhorse (Apex8/17)
  • Utopia, LOL?, Jamie Wahls (Strange Horizons 6/5/17)
  • Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand, Fran Wilde (Uncanny 9-10/17)
  • The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard), Matthew Kressel (Tor.com3/15/17)
  • Carnival Nine, Caroline M. Yoachim (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 5/11/17)
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THE RAY BRADBURY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING DRAMATIC PRESENTATION

  • Get Out (Written by Jordan Peele)
  • The Good Place: “Michael’s Gambit” (Written by Michael Schur)
  • Logan (screenplay by Scott Frank, James Mangold, and Michael Green)
  • The Shape of Water (Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor)
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Written by Rian Johnson)
  • Wonder Woman (Screenplay by Allan Heinberg)

the art of starving

THE ANDRE NORTON AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING YOUNG ADULT SCIENCE FICTION OR FANTASY BOOK

  • Exo, Fonda Lee (Scholastic Press)
  • Weave a Circle Round, Kari Maaren (Tor)
  • The Art of Starving, Sam J. Miller (HarperTeen)
  • Want, Cindy Pon (Simon Pulse)

 

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