Wednesday, June 09, 2021

2020 Nebula Awards® - Winners

The 2020 Nebula Awards® have been announced by The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.

Winners in green.

Best Novel
  • Piranesi by Susanna Clarke, published by Bloomsbury US and Bloomsbury UK
  • The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin, published by Orbit US and Orbit UK
  • Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, published by Del Rey and Jo Fletcher
  • The Midnight Bargain by C. L. Polk, published by Erewhon
  • Back Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse, published by Saga and Solaris
  • Network Effect by Martha Wells, published by Tordotcom

Best Novella
  • “Tower of Mud and Straw” by Yaroslav Barsukov, published by Metaphorosis
  • Finna” by Nino Cipri, published by Tordotcom
  • “Ring Shout” by P. Djèlí Clark, published by Tordotcom
  • “Ife-Iyoku, the Tale of Imadeyunuagbon” by Ekpeki Oghenechovwe Donald, published by Aurelia Leo
  • “The Four Profound Weaves” by R.B. Lemberg, published by Tachyon
  • “Riot Baby” by Tochi Onyebuchi, published by Tordotcom

Best Novelette
  • “Stepsister” by Leah Cypess, published by F&SF
  • “The Pill” by Meg Ellison, published by PM Press
  • “Burn or the Episodic Life of Sam Wells as a Super” by A. T. Greenblatt, published by Uncanny
  • “Two Truths and a Lie” by Sarah Pinsker, published by
  • “Where You Linger” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, published by Uncanny
  • “Shadow Prisons” by Caroline M. Yoachim, published by Broad Reach Publishing + Adamant Press

Best Short Story
  • “The Eight-Thousanders” by Jason Sanford, published by Asimov’s
  • “Advanced Word Problems in Portal Math” by Aimee Picchi, published by Daily Science Fiction
  • “A Guide for Working Breeds” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad, published by Solaris
  • “Badass Moms in the Zombie Apocalypse” by Rae Carson, published by Uncanny
  • “My Country is a Ghost” by Eugenia Triantafyllou, published by Uncanny
  • “Open House on Haunted Hill” by John Wiswell, published by Diabolical Plots

Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction
  • Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko, published by Amulet
  • A Game of Fox & Squirrels by Jenn Reese, published by Holt
  • A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher, published by Argyll
  • Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger, published by Levine Querido
  • Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar, published by HarperTeen

Ray Bradbury Nebula Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
  • The Mandalorian: “The Tragedy” by Jon Favreau, published by Disney+ and Golem Creations/Lucasfilm 
  • Lovecraft Country, Season 1 by Misha Green, Shannon Houston, Kevin Lau, Wes Taylor, Ihuoma Ofordire, Jonathan I. Kidd, and Sonya Winton-Odamtten, published by HBO Max and Bad Robot/Monkeypaw Productions/Warner Bros.Television
  • Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation on One Harley Quinn by Christina Hodson, published by Warner Bros. Television and Clubhouse Pictures/DC Entertainment/Kroll & Co. Entertainment/LuckyChap Entertainment
  • The Expanse: “Gaugamela” by Dan Nowak, published by Amazon Prime and Alcon Entertainment/Alcon Television Group/Amazon Studios/Hivemind/Just So
  • The Old Guard by Greg Rucka, published by Netflix and Skydance Media/Denver and Delilah Productions/Marc Evans Productions
  • The Good Place: “Whenever You’re Ready” by Michael Schur, published by NBC and Fremulon/3 Arts Entertainment/Universal

Best Game Writing
  • Scents & Semiosis by Sam Kabo Ashwell, Cat Manning, Caleb Wilson, and Yoon Ha Lee, published by Self
  • The Luminous Underground by Phoebe Barton, published by Choice of Games
  • Blaseball by Stephen Bell, Joel Clark, and Sam Rosenthal, published by The Game Band
  • Kentucky Route Zero by Jake Elliott, published by Cardboard Computer
  • Spiritfarer by Nicolas Guérin, Maxime Monast, and Alex Tommi-Morin, published by Thunder Lotus Games
  • Hades by Greg Kasavin, published by Supergiant

Other Awards

Damon Knight Grand Master Award

Nalo Hopkinson

Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award

Jarvis Sheffield
Rachel Caine
Ben Bova

Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award

Connie Willis


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