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Subject: Nebulas
Date Posted: 4/26/2009 11:48 AM ET
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The Nebula Awards 2009 were presented Saturday night in Los Angeles.

Novel - Powers - Ursula K. Le Guin
Novella - “The Spacetime Pool” - Catherine Asaro
Novelette - “Pride and Prometheus” - John Kessel
Short Story - “Trophy Wives” - Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Script - “WALL-E”

Andre Norton Award - Flora’s Dare: How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror, and Try to Save Califa from a Shaky Doom (Despite Being Confined to Her Room) - Ysabeau S. Wilce

Other awards given:

A.J. Budrys — Solstice Award (Tim Powers accepted)

M.J. Engh — Author Emerita

Marty Greenberg — Solstice Award

Harry Harrison — Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master

Joss Whedon — Ray Bradbury Award (Joss Whedon accepted by video – it can be found at this youtube link. The award statue is an astronaut – the astronaut’s helmet is a IBM selectric typeball!)

Kate Wilhelm — Solstice Award (Joe Haldeman accepted)

SFWA Service Award - Victoria Strauss, from Writer’s Beware
The toastmistress Janis Ian, got a standing ovation when she ‘filked’ her own song “Seventeen” with new lyrics about the SF and fantasy stories that influenced her as young woman. Lyrics included “Who dreams of positronic men?” and “Who dreams the dreams of kids like me?”.

Chuck Lorre, who wrote “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, was the keynote speaker.

The night’s major snafu – SFSignal released the full list of winners a full hour before the awards ceremony was over, and pulled down the web page about 5 minutes later.

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 9:10 PM ET
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What I wouldn't give for a YouTube of that filk, Karen! Looks like women rule this year!
Date Posted: 5/5/2009 10:00 PM ET
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I'm surprised to see Le Guin won.  Her work in the past decade felt pretty repetitive of what she had done earlier in her career, so I'd stopped reading her books.  I'll have to pick up one of her new series and see how it is.

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 10:07 PM ET
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Nina! Nina! Nina!