Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis

From Tor.com:

SHORT STORY

NOVELETTE

  • WINNER: “That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made,” Eric James Stone (Analog 9/10)
  • “Map of Seventeen,” Christopher Barzak (The Beastly Bride)
  • “The Jaguar House, in Shadow,” Aliette de Bodard (Asimov’s 7/10)
  • “Plus or Minus,” James Patrick Kelly (Asimov’s 12/10)
  • “Pishaach,” Shweta Narayan (The Beastly Bride)
  • “The Fortuitous Meeting of Gerard van Oost and Oludara,” Christopher Kastensmidt (Realms of Fantasy 4/10)
  • “Stone Wall Truth,” Caroline M. Yoachim (Asimov’s 2/10)

NOVELLA

 NOVEL

BRADBURY AWARD BEST DRAMATIC PRODUCTION 

  • WINNER: Inception, Christopher Nolan (director), Christopher Nolan (screenplay) (Warner)
  • Despicable Me, Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud (directors), Ken Daurio & Cinco Paul (screenplay), Sergio Pablos (story) (Illumination Entertainment)
  • Doctor Who: “Vincent and the Doctor,” Richard Curtis (writer), Jonny Campbell (director)
  • How to Train Your Dragon, Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders (directors), William Davies, Dean DeBlois, & Chris Sanders (screenplay) (DreamWorks Animation)
  • Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, Edgar Wright (director), Michael Bacall & Edgar Wright (screenplay) (Universal)
  • Toy Story 3, Lee Unkrich (director), Michael Arndt (screenplay), John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, & Lee Unkrich (story) (Pixar/Disney)

ANDRE NORTON AWARD

So, congrats to all the winners! Glad to see Swirsky take home Best Novella, though I’ve not yet read ‘The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen’s Window’. I think I’ll set aside a chunk of time this summer to catch up on all the Nebula- and Hugo-nominated short stories, novelettes and novellas. There’s some good reading on those lists. I’m particularly interesting in the stories from Barzak, de Bodard and El-Mothar.

3 thoughts on “An Aside | 2011 Nebula Award Winners”

  1. Doug M. says:

    Dang. I was pulling for Adam-Troy Castro’s Arvies. It and Vylar Kaftan’s were my favorite shorts from that selection.

  2. Joe Sherry says:

    Read the de Bodard for sure, but also take some time to read her novels if you haven’t had the chance yet. It’s good stuff.

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