The 2013 Nebula Award winners were announced yesterday, and Ann Leckie took home the big prize for her novel Ancillary Justice. I haven’t read this one, but everyone I know who has, gives it high marks. I’ve added it to my novel reading list, which seems to grow longer every year . . . sigh. One of these days, I will get back to reading long form again.
Vylar Kaftan, who has written some great short stories, won for best novella with “The Weight of the Sunrise.” I know Vylar from the Codex writing group, and I remember how excited she was when she sold this one to Asimov’s, so it’s great to see her win her first Nebula.
Aliette de Bodard’s “The Waiting Stars” took home the Nebula for best novelette. Like almost all Aliette’s work, this is an excellent story and worth your time. If you haven’t read it yet, I recommend you follow the link, find a quiet twenty minutes to read it—you won’t be disappointed.
Finally, and certainly not least, Rachel Swirsky’s short but solid “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love” won the short story award. This one just got edged out by different nominee on my ballot, but it is a moving story and worthy of winning.
Congratulations to the winners, and also to the nominees. You all produced some great fictions and I look forward to more of your work in 2014.