Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette KowalFrom the SFWA website:

Short Story




The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

  • 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)
  • Inception, Christopher Nolan (director), Christopher Nolan (screenplay) (Warner)
  • 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 for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Glad to see some love for Jemisin’s The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (REVIEW) and Kowal’s Shades of Milk and Honey (REVIEW). Five of the six novels nominated are penned by women. Hobson’s The Native Star, which I’ve mostly ignored until now, has moved onto my radar. Most interesting to me is the novella section, which features Bacigalupi, Chiang and Swirsky, all three of whom greatly inspire my own short fiction.