Premee Mohamed and Darcie Little Badger among this year’s Nebula Award winners for science fiction and fantasy

Lipan Apache author Darcie Little Badger and Alberta writer Premee Mohamed are among the winners of the 57th Annual Nebula Awards.

The awards, which are given out by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, recognize the best science fiction and fantasy writing. They have been given out annually since 1965.

Muhammad’s And What Can We Offer You Tonight won the Nebula Award for Novel. Set in the far future, the novella tells the story of Jewel, an established courtesan whose world is shaken when her friend is murdered by a client.

Mohamed is an Indo-Caribbean scientist and speculative fiction author based in Edmonton. Her books by her include the science fiction novels Beneath the Rising and A Broken Darknessand the novellas These Lifeless Things and The Annual Migration of Clouds.

Darcie Little Badger’s A Snake Falls to Earth won the Andre Norton Nebula Award for middle-grade and young adult fiction.

A Snake Falls to Earth draws on traditional Lipan Apache storytelling to weave a tale of monsters, magic and family. Following two kids who have no idea the other exists, Nina and Oli find their worlds driven together after a strange sickness befalls Oli’s best friend of her. A Snake Falls to Earth received a Newbery Award honour.

Little Badger is a Lipan Apache author and scientist, who writes science fiction and fantasy that draws on Indigenous culture. Her Her Locus Award-winning Debut Novel, Elatsoe, was named to over a dozen best-of-year lists and called one of the Best 100 Fantasy Novels of All Time by TIME. Her writing de ella has appeared in Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices #1 and the speculative fiction collection Love After the End.

The winners were voted on and selected by members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

The full list of winners is below:

  • A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark, winner of the Nebula Award for Novel
  • And What Can We Offer You Tonight by Premee Mohamed, winner of the Nebula Award for Novella
  • O2 Sand by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, winner of the Nebula Award for Novelette
  • Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather by Sarah Pinsker, winner of the Nebula Award for Short Story
  • A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger, winner of the Andre Norton Nebula Award for middle-grade and young adult fiction
  • WandaVision: Season 1winner of the Ray Bradbury Nebula Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
  • Thirsty Sword Lesbians by April Kit Walsh, Whitney Delagio, Dominique Dickey, Jonaya Kemper, Alexis Sara and Rae Nedjadi, winner of the Nebula Award for Game Writing
  • Mercedes Lackey, winner of the SFWA Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award
  • Arley Sorg, Troy L. Wiggins and Petra Mayer (posthumous), winners of the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award

The awards were presented at the live broadcast of the 57th Annual Nebula Awards ceremony, hosted by authors Connie Willis and Neil Gaiman.

Canadians who have won Nebula Awards in the past include Amal El-Mohtar, Jo Walton, Robert J. Sawyer and William Gibson.

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