2021 Neffy Awards

The National Fantasy Fan Federation Speculative Fiction Awards for 2021, known as the Neffys, have been announced.

The 2021 winners are:

BEST NOVEL

(tie)

  • Hussar by Declan Finn
  • Machine by Elizabeth Bear

YOUNGER READERS

(tie)

  • The Unbearable Heaviness of Remembering by L. Jagi Lamplighter
  • The Shadows of Alexandrium by David Gerrold

BEST COMIC/MANGA/ANIME

  • The Cosmic Warrior

BEST TV SHOW

  • Stargirl

BEST MOVIE

(tie)

  • 2067
  • Vivarium

BEST PRO ARTIST

  • Brad Fraunfelter

BEST BOOK EDITOR

  • Toni Weisskopf

BEST LITERARY-CRITICAL OR FAN-HISTORICAL WORK

  • First Fandom Annual 2020 Celebrating Robert Madle by John Coker and Jon Swartz

BEST FAN WRITER

  • Jeffrey Redmond

BEST FAN ARTIST

  • Alan White

BEST FAN WEBSITE

  • Fanac Fanhistory Project

BEST FAN EDITOR

  • Justin E.A. Busch

BEST NON-N3F FANZINE

  • Event Horizon

BEST N3F FANZINE

  • Origin

N3F President George Phillies said: “Three cheers for the winners! As always, to avoid invidious comparisons, we do not announce vote totals or the order of finish other than for first place.”

6 thoughts on “2021 Neffy Awards

  1. Mike,

    Thanks for the extra publicity for our award. It is interesting that you chose — your blog, your choice — to invert the order in which you listed the awards, relative to our original. We viewed the fan awards as the more important, as coming from the oldest non-local sf club (there are two urban-area groups that are older) in fandom, so the ballot listed them first.

    In any event, thanks for all the work you do for fandom.

    George Phillies

  2. See, that’s something you have to say explicitly if you want your order followed.

    The Hugo ceremony starts with the fan awards, too. But guess which category George R.R. Martin calls “The Big One”?

  3. And anyway, the N3F itself prioritizes the pro categories in the order of its own announcement.

    For example, when you won the 2019 Best Novel Neffy, the announcement in TNFF listed your win first.

    Likewise, on the N3F website, the Neffy Awards listings begin with the fiction (i.e., pro) categories first.

    So one would not have assumed the N3F had departed from its own tradition absent an announcement.

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