The winners of the 2014 Nebula Awards were announced last night at a ceremony hosted by Ron Swanson himself, Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman, calling them, “the most prestigious awards named after a cloud of dust.”
The awards are presented by the SFWA in honor of the best science fiction of the year.
The evening was filled with jokes, including an Offerman song about his love of sci-fi and desire to have sex with everyone in the room, and a few jabs at the Sad and Rabid Puppies.
But it was also filled with plenty of emotion, like when a visibly choked up Joe Haldeman presented the Grand Master Award to Larry Niven, or when Ursula Vernon accepted the award for Best Short Story.
“Aw shit, you were supposed to give this to Eugie,” she said, referring to Eugie Foster, who passed away last year from cancer. Foster’s final story, “When It Ends, He Catches Her,” published the day before she passed, was expected to take the award.
Congratulations to the winners!
Best Short Story
Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
- Guardians of the Galaxy, Written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)