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2011 Nebula Award Winner Posted at 11:03 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Among Others The 2011 Nebula Award winners were announced last night at the Forty-Seventh Nebula Awards Weekend ceremony in Arlington, Virginia. The winner for best novel is:

The other nominees in the novel category were:

See the complete list of winners in all categories on Locus Online.

Congrats to Jo Walton and all the nominees! What do you think of this result? Among Others is flying high with this win and still has 3 other nominations in the works. With 16 WWEnder ratings so far, it’s averaging 4 stars so you might want to check it out for yourself.

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6 Comments

Jeremy   |   20 May 2012 @ 13:12

Gonna have to wait to see if it wins the Hugo too. Might just have to wait till I get to the end to get to it. Looking forward to it nonetheless.

Charles Dee Mitchell   |   20 May 2012 @ 13:26

I have a copy of this I haven’t read, but I was struck by what an unlikely choice it seemed as an award-winner. Again without having read it. Now I am really curious about it.

Val   |   20 May 2012 @ 13:43

I have read it and I think it is one of the best novels of 2011. Given the subject it is doubtful that it’ll win an award like the Hugo though. I don’t think it is a novel that appeals to very large groups of readers.

Rico   |   20 May 2012 @ 14:38

Val: That’s precisely why we cover so many different awards. Every award has its own bias, and authors will often reward novels that a populist award, like the Hugo, won’t.

Scott Laz   |   20 May 2012 @ 16:14

Agreed that Among Others is one of the best of the year. I’m also curious how it will do in the Hugo voting. It’s a fantasy that doesn’t fit into the usual categories, but it has an extra nostalgic appeal to science fiction fans of a certain age, since the protagonist is a teenage SF fan in the ’70s, who spends a fair amount of the novel thinking and talking about the books and authors she’s reading at the time. It has my vote for now, but I haven’t read Embassytown yet…

SarahPi   |   29 May 2012 @ 15:16

I found Embassytown flashy but cold. Among Others is almost the opposite of flashy. It’s a love letter to SF and books in general, done up in a fantasy wrapper.

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