2011 Nebula Awards

I’ll cut to the chase – I am so fucking happy that Among Others won the Nebula. The book and Jo Walton absolutely deserved it because that book is wonderful. It really is. I know I keep harping on about this particular one, but I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t have a lot of feelings about it.

I never got around to reading all the short work nominated, but as of yesterday, I had finished reading all of the short story nominees. Ken Liu’s “The Paper Menagerie” was the last one I read and when I finished, I went and hoped really hard that this one would win the award as well, so I am very glad it did.

I still have yet to read The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman, but from everything I have read about it online, it sounds like an excellent book, so I can’t complain about the choice there.

And yeah. I really liked the Nebula ballot this year, or at least the parts where I was knowledgeable about the nominations. It was legitimately interesting, and had a lot of different types of genres, styles, and stories. Seriously, lots of congratulations to all who won and those on the ballot.

Novel

  • Among Others, Jo Walton (Tor) – WINNER
  • Embassytown, China Miéville (Macmillan (UK); Del Rey; Subterranean Press)
  • Firebird, Jack McDevitt (Ace Books)
  • God’s War, Kameron Hurley (Night Shade Books)
  • Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti, Genevieve Valentine (Prime Books)
  • The Kingdom of Gods, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

Novella

  • “The Man Who Bridged the Mist,” Kij Johnson (Asimov’s Science Fiction, October/November 2011) – WINNER
  • “Kiss Me Twice,” Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s Science Fiction,June 2011)
  • “Silently and Very Fast,” Catherynne M. Valente (WFSA Press;Clarkesworld Magazine, October 2011)
  • “The Ice Owl,” Carolyn Ives Gilman (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, November/December 2011)
  • “The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary,” Ken Liu (Panverse Three, Panverse Publishing)
  • “With Unclean Hands,” Adam-Troy Castro (Analog Science Fiction and Fact, November 2011)

Novelette

  • “What We Found,” Geoff Ryman (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, September/October 2011) – WINNER
  • “Fields of Gold,” Rachel Swirsky (Eclipse 4, Night Shade Books)
  • “Ray of Light,” Brad R. Torgersen (Analog Science Fiction and Fact,December 2011)
  • “Sauerkraut Station,” Ferrett Steinmetz (Giganotosaurus, November 2011)
  • “Six Months, Three Days,” Charlie Jane Anders (Tor.com, June 2011)
  • “The Migratory Pattern of Dancers,” Katherine Sparrow(Giganotosaurus, July 2011)
  • “The Old Equations,” Jake Kerr (Lightspeed Magazine, July 2011)

Short Story

  • “The Paper Menagerie,” Ken Liu (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March/April 2011) – WINNER – Audio version can be found here.
  • “Her Husband’s Hands,” Adam-Troy Castro (Lightspeed Magazine,October 2011)
  • “Mama, We are Zhenya, Your Son,” Tom Crosshill (Lightspeed Magazine, April 2011)
  • “Movement,” Nancy Fulda (Asimov’s Science Fiction, March 2011)
  • “Shipbirth,” Aliette de Bodard (Asimov’s Science Fiction, February 2011)
  • “The Axiom of Choice,” David W. Goldman (New Haven Review,Winter 2011)
  • “The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees,” E. Lily Yu(Clarkesworld Magazine, April 2011)

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

  • Doctor Who: “The Doctor’s Wife,” Neil Gaiman (writer), Richard Clark (director) (BBC Wales) – WINNER
  • Attack the Block, Joe Cornish (writer/director) (Optimum Releasing; Screen Gems)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely (writers), Joe Johnston (director) (Paramount)
  • Hugo, John Logan (writer), Martin Scorsese (director) (Paramount)
  • Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen (writer/director) (Sony)
  • Source Code, Ben Ripley (writer), Duncan Jones (director) (Summit)
  • The Adjustment Bureau, George Nolfi (writer/director) (Universal)

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Book

  • The Freedom Maze, Delia Sherman (Big Mouth House) – WINNER
  • Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor (Viking Juvenile)
  • Chime, Franny Billingsley (Dial Books; Bloomsbury)
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Everybody Sees the Ants, A.S. King (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • The Boy at the End of the World, Greg van Eekhout (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)
  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Rae Carson (Greenwillow Books)
  • Ultraviolet, R.J. Anderson (Orchard Books; Carolrhoda Books)
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