This weekend, the winners of the 2017 Nebula Awards were announced during the 52nd annual Nebula Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In addition to the awards represented below, The Last Unicorn author Peter S. Beagle was awarded the 34th Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master for his lifetime contributions to sci-fi and fantasy. Gardner Dozois and Sheila William were also rewarded for their work in the sci-fi and fantasy community with the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award.
The Stone Sky
The Stone Sky is the final novel in Jemisin's acclaimed Broken Earth trilogy. Jemisin has appeared on the Best Novel ballot six times in the past seven years; this is her first win. The first two titles in the Broken Earth trilogy won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2017 and 2016 respectively.
- Amberlough, Lara Elena Donnelly
- The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter, Theodora Goss
- Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory
- Six Wakes, Mur Lafferty
- Jade City, Fonda Lee
- Autonomous, Annalee Newitz
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All Systems Red
In the future, a mega-corporation called the Company is colonizing the universe. Human explorers are accompanied by android bodyguards, one of which becomes self-aware and hacks itself. When a team of scientists go missing, the SecUnit android—who secretly and somewhat ironically refers to itself as the "murderbot"—and the scientists are left to face a mystery on a distant planet.
A Human Stain
In this disturbing tale, a directionless British woman agrees to take a job caring for her friend's young nephew in a dilapidated, isolated German castle.
- “Dirty Old Town”, Richard Bowes
- “Weaponized Math”, Jonathan P. Brazee
- “Wind Will Rove”, Sarah Pinsker
- “A Series of Steaks”, Vina Jie-Min Prasad
- “Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time”, K.M. Szpara
Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience TM
This acclaimed short story from the author of the upcoming novel Trail of Lightning was published in the 8/17 issue of Apex Magazine. It follows Jesse, a 'pod worker' tour guide who escorts sightseers through virtual reality Authentic Indian Experiences.
- “Fandom for Robots”, Vina Jie-Min Prasad
- “Utopia, LOL?”, Jamie Wahls
- “Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand”, Fran Wilde
- “The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard)”, Matthew Kressel
- “Carnival Nine”, Caroline M. Yoachim
The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
This weekend, Get Out added The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation to its extensive list of awards and acclaim. The genre-bending horror movie, written by director Jordan Peele, follows a black man during his first weekend with the family of his white girlfriend. Get Out also won the 2017 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor.
- 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 & Vanessa Taylor)
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Written by Rian Johnson)
- Wonder Woman (Screenplay by Allan Heinberg)
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The Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book
The Art of Starving
When Matt's sister Maya runs away, Matt—a socially ostracized gay teen—believes Tariq, the boy he has feelings for, might have something to do with her disappearance. Determined to find his sister, Matt relies heavily on the extrasensory powers he believes he has developed through disordered eating.