More award announcements! Congratulations to author Nancy Kress for winning the prestigious Nebula Best Novella Award for her dynamic, and thoughtful book YESTERDAY'S KIN (9781616961756) published by Legato and congratulations to author Ann Leckie for winning the Nebula Best Novel Award for her incredible book ANCILLARY SWORD (9780316246651) published by Orbit. The Nebula Awards were presented by members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. on June 5th at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois. For more information visit https://www.sfwa.org/nebula-awards.
Winners for 2014
Novella - Yesterday’s Kin, Nancy Kress (Tachyon)
Aliens have landed in New York. After several months of no explanations, they finally reveal the reason for their arrival.
The news is not good.
Geneticist Marianne Jenner is having a career breakthrough, yet her family is tearing itself apart. Her children Elizabeth and Ryan constantly bicker, agreeing only that an alien conspiracy is in play. Her youngest, Noah, is addicted to a drug that keeps temporarily changing his identity. The Jenner family could not be further apart. But between the four of them, the course of human history will be forever altered.
Earth's most elite scientists have ten months to prevent a disaster-and not everyone is willing to wait.
Novel - Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
What if you once had thousands of bodies and near god-like technology at your disposal?
And what if all of it were ripped away?
The Lord of the Radch has given Breq command of the ship Mercy of Kalr and sent her to the only place she would have agreed to go -- to Athoek Station, where Lieutenant Awn's sister works in Horticulture.
Athoek was annexed some six hundred years ago, and by now everyone is fully civilized -- or should be. But everything is not as tranquil as it appears. Old divisions are still troublesome, Athoek Station's AI is unhappy with the situation, and it looks like the alien Presger might have taken an interest in what's going on. With no guarantees that interest is benevolent.