Women Writers Dominate 2015 Nebula Awards
Posted on May 16, 2016
Women writers won five of the six categories at the 2015 Nebula Awards this year. The annual awards are given by Science Ficiton & Fantasy Writers of America. The awards ceremony was held at the SFWA Nebula Conference in Chicago.
Naomi Novik won in the novel category for her novel Uprooted (Del Rey). Her fantasy novel is also a Hugo Award finalist. It involves a wizard protecting a quiet town from evil. The wizard, known as the Dragon, provides his protection at a terrible price - he requires one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years.
The only award won by a man this year was the Ray Bradbury Award, which went to Mad Max: Fury Road. Here is a list of the winners in the other categories:
- Novella Winner: Binti, Nnedi Okorafor (Tor)
- Novelette Winner: "Our Lady of the Open Road," Sarah Pinsker (Asimov's 6/15)
- Short Story Winner: "Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers," Alyssa Wong (Nightmare 10/15)
- Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road, Written by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris
- Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Winner: Updraft, Fran Wilde (Tor)
You can find a list of all the nominees here.
Photo: Del Rey