a win for Paolo Bacigalupi’s imagined future

May 17, 2010

this year’s Nebula Award winners were announced over the week-end:

Novel:The Windup Girl” by Paolo Bacigalupi

Novella:The Women of Nell Gwynne’s” by Kage Baker

Novelette: “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast” by Eugie Foster (Interzone, February 2009) (available full-text online)

Short Story: “Spar” by Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld, October 2009) (available full-text online)

Ray Bradbury Award:District 9,” Neill Blomkamp (director) and Terri Tatchell (writer)

Andre Norton Award: “The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making” by Catherynne M. Valente (available full-text online)

the LJ starred review of “The Windup Girl” summarizes the premise:

In a future of rising water levels, bioengineered plagues, widespread food shortages, and retrotechnology, calories have become currency and the rediscovery of foods thought to be extinct leads to commercial success or spectacular failure.

Bacigalupi’s teen novel, “The Ship Breaker,” is earning rave reviews as well and i wouldn’t be surprised to see it getting attention in next year’s YALSA awards.  the cover though is not my favorite.

posting by marin

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One Response to “a win for Paolo Bacigalupi’s imagined future”

  1. Kelli Says:

    “The Ship Breaker” looks like the artist just did a zoom shot of the cover for Peter Tonkin’s “Ship Breakers.” Granted, there probably aren’t overly many excellent pics of oil tankers, so I won’t be too harsh, but the cover wouldn’t in and of itself invite me to read the book.


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