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The 2016 Nebula Award Winners

Sunday, May 21st, 2017 | Posted by John ONeill

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The 2016 Nebulas were presented by the Science Fiction Writers of America at the 52nd Annual Nebula Awards Weekend on Saturday, May 20th, at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center in Pennsylvania.

Unlike the last two events (which were held in Chicago), I was unable to attend this year, which I regret. But somehow they went on without me, and gave out Nebula Awards anyway. Here’s the complete list of winners.


All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor Books)


Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire ( Publishing)


“The Long Fall Up,” William Ledbetter (F&SF , May-June 2016)

Short Story

“Seasons of Glass and Iron,” Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood)

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation


Andrew Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy

Arabella of Mars, David D. Levine (Tor)

The Damon Knight Grand Master Award

Jane Yolen

The Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award

Peggy Rae Sapienza (Posthumous)
Toni Weisskopf

Kevin O’Donnell Jr. Service to SFWA Award

Jim Fiscus

You can see the complete list of nominees here.

If all this excitement has you interested in sampling recent Nebula Award-winning fiction, there’s no better place than in the just-released Nebula Awards Showcase 2017, edited by Julie E. Czerneda, which collects all of last year’s winning short fiction.

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We reported on last year’s winners here (and my report on the Nebula Awards weekend is here).

Read complete details on this year’s award recipients at the SFWA Nebula Awards web page.

Congratulations to all the winners!


  1. I gotta brag for a moment- William Ledbetter (winner for the novelette “The Long Fall Up” is a good friend and one of the helping hands at Heroic Fantasy Quarterly!

    Comment by Adrian Simmons - May 21, 2017 3:23 pm

  2. Hey hey hey! Way to have good taste in friends, Adrian!

    Comment by John ONeill - May 21, 2017 11:58 pm

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