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WINNERS: 2012 Nebula Awards (Plus: Ray Bradbury Award and Andre Norton Award)

The winners of the 2012 Nebula Awards have just been announced!

  • NOVEL: 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK) [Our review]
  • NOVELLA: After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress (Tachyon)
  • NOVELETTE: “Close Encounters”, Andy Duncan (The Pottawatomie Giant & Other Stories)
  • SHORT STORY: “Immersion“, Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld 6/12)
  • RAY BRADBURY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING DRAMATIC PRESENTATION: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin (director), Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin (writers), (Journeyman/Cinereach/Court 13/Fox Searchlight)
  • ANDRE NORTON AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY: Fair Coin, E.C. Myers (Pyr)
  • 2011 DAMON KNIGHT GRAND MASTER AWARD: Gene Wolfe
  • SOLSTICE AWARD: Carl Sagan and Ginjer Buchanan
  • KEVIN O’DONNELL JR. SERVICE TO SFWA AWARD: Michael H. Payne

Congrats to all!

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4 Comments on WINNERS: 2012 Nebula Awards (Plus: Ray Bradbury Award and Andre Norton Award)

  1. David Greybeard // May 19, 2013 at 12:18 pm //

    I’m rather stunned that such an unlikable novel won the top honor. With it’s clunky prose and annoying characters. Giving the Nebula to such a horrid novel will only harm SF as a genre. People who might not other wise pick up a SF novel, just might buy a copy of this if only because it’s won the Nebula. It’s going to put most general readers (and some SF fans) off of reading SF novels altogether.

    • I actually liked 2312, but I did find some of it clunky as well (particularly the extracts and lists that were inserted between chapters). I loved the ingenuity of Mercury’s habitat and the asteroid travel. I liked Swan and Wahram well enough as characters too.

      It’s probably not the best novel for newcomers to the genre. Actually, it’s not the best introduction to Robinson — I suppose the Mars trilogy is best read first — but I have no issue with it winning. It has more appeal for hard SF fans than the more popular space opera style of science fiction.

  2. Steve Oerkfitz // May 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm //

    Not my favorite novel of the year nor Robinsons best, but it was not a strong list except for The Drowning Girl which was much better but more of a dark fantasy novel which may have turned off some of the voters. Personally I thought the best sf/f novel of the year was The Rise of Ransom City which didn’t make anybodys lists.

  3. Matte Lozenge // May 20, 2013 at 1:01 pm //

    Give Robinson credit for knowing his SFWA audience and what they like – a prolix meandering travelogue about the interior life of a transgendered radical artist. It’s got lots of imagination and invention but the plot and pacing are lousy. I guess I should be thankful a hard SF book could win against all the werewolves, fairies and goddesses that rule the field.

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