Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America has officially announced the winners of the 2011 Nebula Awards. Top honors, the wining novel, went to Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis. We were especially pleased by this since we absolutely love Ms. Willis’ books, and have been awaiting new works from the author for the past few years. In fact, these two novels are her first published full-length stories since 2002. But Willis has certainly made up for lost time with the fantastic novels that have three history researchers from the future Oxford University stranded in England during World War II. Willis’ Nebula win is certainly not a surprise (we nominated her ourselves this year for a RT Reviewers Choice Award), but what makes her works unique is that they are part of a “duology.” Her two novels should be read as a set.
Other Nebula award winners this year are Rachel Swirsky for her novella “The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queens Window”, Terry Pratchett for his YA novel I Shall Wear Midnight and the film Inception.
For a full list of project nominations and wins, please see the SFWA website here.