2019 Nebula Awards

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.) announced the winners of the 55th Annual Nebula Awards in a livestreamed ceremony on May 30.

The Nebula Awards, given annually, recognize the best works of science fiction and fantasy published in the previous year. They are selected by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The first Nebula Awards were presented in 1966.


  • A Song for a New Day, Sarah Pinsker (Berkley)


  • This Is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone (Saga)


  • Carpe Glitter, Cat Rambo (Meerkat)

Short Story

  • “Give the Family My Love”, A.T. Greenblatt (Clarkesworld 2/19)

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

  • Riverland, Fran Wilde (Amulet)

Game Writing

  • The Outer Worlds, Leonard Boyarsky, Megan Starks, Kate Dollarhyde, Chris L’Etoile (Obsidian Entertainment)

The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

  • Good Omens: “Hard Times”, Neil Gaiman (Amazon Studios/BBC Studios)

Other awards presented:

Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award

  • Lois McMaster Bujold

Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service Award

  • Julia Rios

Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award

  • John Picacio
  • David Gaughran

Presenters joined virtually from around the country, including Sam Weller, Sarah Pinsker, Rebecca Roanhorse, Lillian Stewart Carl, Greg Bear, George R.R. Martin, Jeffe Kennedy, LeVar Burton, Sarah Gailey, Whitney “Strix” Beltrán, and Charlie Jane Anders. Additionally, Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun addressed the festivities with a message for the Nebula audience.

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12 thoughts on “2019 Nebula Awards

  1. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.) announced the winners of the 55th Annual Nebula Awards in a livestreamed ceremony on May 31.

    Um, isn’t this a day early? It’s still May 30 here.

    Well, congrats to all the winners, anyway!

  2. Congratulations to all the winners!

    Agreed that the ceremony was very well done. I was really glad we got to see the winners’ live reactions.

  3. It was a very well done livestream. Also a very emotional one. I did not expect to cry during Every. SINGLE. Speech. Wow.

    Am now hanging out in the Zoom meeting room for the Alternate Universe Speeches. Everyone is showing off their pets and/or hats.

    I’m amazed at how quick this post is up! Well done, Mike.

  4. Lela E. Buis: Thanks for catching that — appertain yourself your favorite beverage!

  5. Kate Wilhelm Solstic Award


    Gotta say, New Day is eerily timely this year!

  6. Judging by the comments I’ve seen on Twitter re the Nebula Weekend’s panels, presentations, and other options,, SFWA’s team may have set the gold standard for online conventioneering.

  7. Congratulations to the winners! Glad to hear the livestream went well. I can see a couple repeat winners possible come Hugo time. Nice to see some of the things which aren’t on the Hugo ballot win here.

  8. Congratulations to the winners! I really enjoyed the ceremony and loved seeing all the bookshelves! Cried at both Fran Wilde and Sarah Pinsker’s speeches. A SONG FOR A NEW DAY was wonderful, and I’m looking forward to reading the finalists who I haven’t yet read.

    Thank you to the team that made this livestream so wonderful!

  9. Congrats to all the winners! I was especially happy to see Good Omens and Fran Wilde win.

    Love Julia Rios’s octopus headpiece!

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