The Nebula Awards were given out this weekend at the LA Times Book Festival and it’s a great slate of winners, including many Small Beer authors and friends including Kate Wilhelm who received one of the inaugural Solstice Awards, John Kessel, whose story “Pride and Prometheus” is getting nominated for every award there is and which received the award for Novelette, and Ursula K. Le Guin, who received the Best Novel for Powers. (Powers is a really good book, but Voices, the middle of the three Western Shore novels, is fantastic.)
Carrying on from looking at the gender breakdown of the Tiptree list: who are they, where do they come from?
Winners: 1 man; 4 women
Nominees*: 16 women; 14 men
* includes Norton Award but not script.
And here’s the reading list:
- Best Novel: Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin
- Best Novelette: “Pride or Prometheus” (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, January 2008, The Baum Plan for Financial Independence)
- Andre Norton Award: Flora’s Dare: How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror, and Try to Save Califa from a Shaky Doom (Despite Being Confined to Her Room) by Ysabeau Wilce