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2013 Nebula Award Winner! Posted at 11:22 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Nebula AwardsAncillary JusticeThe 2013 Nebula Awards were announced last night at the Forty-Ninth Nebula Awards Weekend in San Jose, CA, hosted by the SWFA. The winner for best novel is Anne Leckie’s Ancillary Justice. The other nominees were:

Congrats to Anne and all the nominees. This was one hell of a good nominees list.  You can see the complete list of winners in all categories on the SFWA site.

Ancillary Justice has been nominated for five major awards and has already won the 2013 BSFA and the 2014 Clarke and is still in the running for the 2014 Hugo. That’s 3 out of 4 so far. Very impressive. Can she go 4 out of 5 with the Hugo? What do you think of this result? With all those noms it can’t be much of a surprise. Anything on the ballot that you would have preferred to have won?


Emil   |   18 May 2014 @ 13:21

It was probably predictable, or maybe even inevitable. The book is receiving a huge amount of attention, and seems mostly to be positively reviewed. It certainly will do very well at the Hugo’s, I believe.

Cecily Kane   |   18 May 2014 @ 15:13

Just wanted to note how very pleased I am that Aliette de Bodard’s “The Waiting Stars” won the category for best novelette. I read it a couple of days ago and it actually made me cry. Can’t recommend it (or the anthology from whence it came, The Other Half of the Sky) enough.

Also, side note, all of the Nebula writing awards were won by women this year. *huge grin*

Dave Post   |   18 May 2014 @ 21:36

@Cecily Kane: Right you are! I should have picked up on that when I was watching the stream. I wonder if that has every happened before?

Cecily Kane   |   19 May 2014 @ 00:13

@Dave: Dunno and don’t think so, but while lots of (mostly female) folks have picked that fact up, roughly 1/3 of this year’s Nebula winners were authors of color as well (once you include Delany).

As an accountant I can’t help but do the math.

I am quite pleased with the SFWA right now. This year’s nominees were a fantastic slate and it must have been hard to vote.

Allie   |   19 May 2014 @ 15:50

I am even more looking forward to reading Ancillary Justice! Really, the only reason I haven’t read it yet is because I’m kind of hoping I can include it as my Hugo award winner for the 12 Awards 12 Months challenge… my backup is The Forever Machine.

Also, I just recently finished The Golem and the Jinni, and I thought it was excellent. Given the praise I’ve seen for the other entries, it seems like it was a really good year for the Nebula!

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