2018 Nebula Award Winners Announced

A day before many fantasy fans took a break from reading to catch a beloved series end its epic reign on television, the Nebula Awards® were presented at the fifty-fourth Annual 2019 SFWA Nebula Conference in Woodland Hills, California. We are so pleased to see a smart, forward-thinking alternate history, penned by the very talented Mary Robinette Kowal, get the top prize! The Calculating Stars is the first title in the Lady Astronaut series, which posits a desperate race to colonize the solar system after an asteroid crashes into earth in 1952. Taking home the Andre Norton Award is Tomi Adeyemi’s best-selling debut, Children of Blood and Bone, which is the first installment in an increasingly popular and exciting YA series. We’re always excited to see fresh new perspectives and genre-enlivening series receive recognition. Congratulations to all this weekend’s winners! Titles are listed below, linked to their Booklist reviews when available.


The Calculating Stars, by Mary Robinette Kowal

The Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book

Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi


The Tea Master and the Detective, by Aliette de Bodard


The Only Harmless Great Thing,” by Brooke Bolander

Short Story

“The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington,” by P. Djèlí Clark

Game Writing

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, by Charlie Brooker

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, screenplay by Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman


About the Author:

Michael Ruzicka, Office Manager, was raised in suburban Los Angeles, received a BA in Creative Writing/Poetry at UC Santa Cruz, then moved to Birmingham, AL, where he spent five years owning an independent bookstore and earned an MLIS. He has brought his librarian skills to Vanderbilt’s Television News Archive, Battle Ground Academy, The Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Michael is very excited to be a part of Booklist and call Chicago his home.

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