Connie Willis Wins Nebula

The Washington Post describes the Nebula Awards as “the Screen Actors Guild of the sci-fi world, a prestigious, peer-selected award voted on by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.”

The winner in the novel category, the two-parter Blackout and All Clear by Connie Willis (Spectra/Random House; Audio, Brilliance; ebook, OverDrive) is the story of 3 historians who travel from the year 2060 to Britain during WW II. Booklist starred Blackout saying, it “…depicts the times and the spirit of the British people remarkably vividly, and bits of comic relief leaven any somberness.”

The full list of winners is available on the Tor site.

Noting that the SFWA, held in Washington D.C. over the weekend, is not an “outlandish Comic-Con…[but] a writerly conference for writerly people,” the Washington Post reporter comments,

One of the geekier pleasures of living in Washington is wandering past any large Hilton or Marriott, or the Mount Vernon Square Metro stop, and playing “Guess That Convention.” Are the participants…carrying tote bags (librarians) or plastic binders (engineers) or gourmet snacks (pharmacists)?

We always suspected that the locals had us spotted.

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