Nebula Awards: And the winners are…
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced the winners of their annual Nebula Awards tonight in Los Angeles, California. The ceremonies was toastmastered by Janis Ian— yes, that Janis Ian. Ian Randal Strock of SFScope stayed up extra late to cover the ceremony and post the results in real time, and we’re shamelessly cribbing from him here.
And the winners are:
Best Novel (presented by Joe Haldeman): Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt, September 2007)
Best Novella (presented by Mary Robinette Kowal): “The Spacetime Pool” by Catherine Asaro (Analog Science Fiction and Fact, March 2008)
Best Novelette (presented by David Gerrold): “Pride and Prometheus” by John Kessel (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, January 2008)
Best Short Story (presented by M.J. Engh): “Trophy Wives” by Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Fellowship Fantastic, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Kerrie Hughes, DAW Books, January 2008)
Best Script (presented by Wil Wheaton): WALL-E by Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon. Original story by Andrew Stanton & Pete Docter (Pixar, June 2008)
Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy (presented by Karen Anderson): Flora’s Dare: How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror, and Try to Save Califa from a Shaky Doom (Despite Being Confined to Her Room) by Ysabeau S. Wilce (Harcourt, September 2008)
Other, non-Nebula awards, previously announced but awarded tonight, include:
Grand Master: Harry Harrison
Author Emerita: M.J. Engh
SFWA Service Award: Victoria Strauss
Solstice Award: Algis J. Budrys, Martin H. Greenberg, and Kate Wilhelm
Bradbury Award: Joss Whedon (accepted by Jane Espenson)
Hey, wait, we have Joss’s acceptance speech right here! The wonders of the future…!