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congrats to the Nebula Award winners, and why tonight is a great night for the genre - KRAD's Inaccurate Guide to Life
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congrats to the Nebula Award winners, and why tonight is a great night for the genre
Congratulations to the Nebula Award winners, who were announced in Chicago tonight. They are:

Best Novel: Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Best Novella: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com)
Best Novelette: "Our Lady of the Open Road" by Sarah Pinsker (Asimov's)
Best Short Story: "Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers" by Alyssa Wong (Nightmare)
Ray Bradbury Award for Best Dramatic Presentation: Mad Max: Fury Road, written by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, and Nick Lathouris
Andre Norton Award for Young Adult SF & Fantasy: Updraft by Fran Wilde
Damon Knight Grand Master Award: C.J. Cherryh

With the exception of the Bradbury, all the awards tonight went to women. And the Bradbury went to a movie that had by far the best roles for women of any action and/or genre movie in the last twenty years.

I am so incredibly proud of my genre tonight. Every day I walk around New York City and I see multiple skin pigments, multiple genders, multiple sexual orientations, multiple spiritual beliefs. I see a lot more than heterosexual white guys, is what I'm saying. A genre that is at least in part about looking to the future should encompass all of that as well. Not just the heterosexual white guys. And I say that as a heterosexual white guy.

And that's why tonight's Nebulas fill me with joy. We've got a bunch of women walking home with trophies. And they're not all white, and they're not all hetero.

It's a huge step in the direction we should have been going in all along.

Bravo to the Science-fiction & Fantasy Writers of America tonight. And, again, congrats to Naomi, Nnedi, Sarah, Alyssa, Fran, Carolyn, and the troika who wrote Fury Road.

Current Mood: happy happy
Current Music: "Seal Driver" by Jethro Tull

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From: (Anonymous) Date: May 15th, 2016 08:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not sure why it isn't just as sexist for all women to win the awards instead of all men. Surly one is as bad as the other.
scarlettina From: scarlettina Date: May 16th, 2016 01:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I admit that I don't agree about Fury Road. It was the one award that made me scratch my head. I honestly felt like I would have been more satisfied it Ex Machina, Inside Out or The Martian had won. I just thought they were all better films.
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