SFWA Announces the 56th Annual Nebula Award Winners

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) announced the 56th Annual Nebula Awards® winners in an online ceremony on June 5 hosted by Toastmaster Aydrea Walden.

These awards are given to the writers of the best speculative fiction works released in 2020, as voted on by Full, Associate, and Senior SFWA members.

BEST NOVEL

  • Network Effect, Martha Wells (Tordotcom)

BEST NOVELLA

  • Ring Shout, P. Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom)

BEST NOVELETTE

  • “Two Truths and a Lie”, Sarah Pinsker (Tor.com) 

BEST SHORT STORY

  • “Open House on Haunted Hill”, John Wiswell (Diabolical Plots)  

THE ANDRE NORTON NEBULA AWARD FOR MIDDLE GRADE AND YOUNG ADULT FICTION

  • A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking, T. Kingfisher (Argyll) 

BEST GAME WRITING

  • Hades, Greg Kasavin (Supergiant) 

THE RAY BRADBURY NEBULA AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING DRAMATIC PRESENTATION

  • The Good Place: “Whenever You’re Ready”, Michael Schur, NBC (Fremulon/3 Arts Entertainment/Universal)  

Additional awards and honors presented:

Nalo Hopkinson

THE SFWA DAMON KNIGHT MEMORIAL GRAND MASTER AWARD

  • Nalo Hopkinson

THE KATE WILHELM SOLSTICE AWARD

  • Jarvis Sheffield
  • Ben Bova (posthumous)
  • Rachel Caine (posthumous)

THE KEVIN J. O’DONNELL, JR. SERVICE TO SFWA AWARD

  • Connie Willis

Presenters joined virtually from around the country, including SFWA President Mary Robinette Kowal, SFWA Vice President Tobias S. Buckell, incoming SFWA President Jeffe Kennedy, and writers and creatives Nisi Shawl, Carrie Patel, Mallory O’Meara, Mark Oshiro, Troy L. Wiggins, and Adam Savage. 

The ceremony can be viewed at SFWA’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

12 thoughts on “SFWA Announces the 56th Annual Nebula Award Winners

  1. Wow congratulations all. What a good line up. Definitely amazed at the Murderbot win, tough competition, but well deserved. In the middle of reading it now for the Hugo’s.

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  3. Congrats to everyone, especially Filer @Red Wombat (I look forward to the book)! And Martha Wells, whose novel I nominated for the Hugos! Also congrats to Sarah Pinsker and John Wiswell, whose stories I read and enjoyed for the Hugos!

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  5. Congratulation, I allready voted for Wiswell first in my Hugoballot. I am not completly done with the other catagorys, except one, where I definitly didn’t vote for the winner. The Good Place just isn’t for me.
    It will be interesting, if we get doubles, or if the Hugovoters choose diferent.
    So yeah for the winners.

  6. Congratulations to all the winners. I particularly liked “Open House on Haunted Hill”

  7. Congratulations to all the winners! “Two Truths and a Lie” sent my socks flying across the room, so I’m glad to see it win its category.

  8. A good year for tor.

    Congrats to Hopkinson, a name not bandied about much these days, but yuge BITD.

  9. Thanks, all!

    I know it’s a cliche to say it’s an honor just to be nominated, but jeez, some of those other nominees are so good that my gast is flabbered just to be on the same list. I hope I get to lose to each of them in the future!

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