Congratulations Nebula Winners

annihilationThe 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 Novel

Best Novella

 Best Novelette

Best Short Story

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy

Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award

About Michael Senft

I am a freelance writer and critic from Phoenix Arizona. I spent 10 years covering music, the arts and pop culture for the “Arizona Republic” before life circumstances took me away from newspaper. But I never lost my joy at writing. Or reading.
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