Sunday, May 13, 2007

Jack McDevitt wins Nebula

Yay! I'm jumping up and down! My great friend, and one of the best writers in the business, has finally gotten the major award he has so long deserved: Jack McDevitt has just won the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America's Nebula Award for Best Novel of the Year, for his novel Seeker. Way to go, Jack!

The full list of winners:

Novel: Seeker - Jack McDevitt (Ace, Nov05)

Novella: Burn - James Patrick Kelly (Tachyon Publications, Dec05)

Novelette: "Two Hearts" - Peter S. Beagle (F&SF, Oct/Nov05)

Short Stories: "Echo" - Elizabeth Hand (F&SF, Oct/Nov05)

Scripts: Howl's Moving Castle - Hayao Miyazaki, Cindy Davis Hewitt, and Donald H. Hewitt (Studio Ghibli and Walt Disney Pictures, U.S. Premier 10 Jun05. Based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones.)

Winner of the second ever Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy: Magic or Madness - Justine Larbalestier (Penguin Razorbill, May05)

Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master: James Gunn

Author Emeritus: D.G. Compton

Service to SFWA: Brook and Julia West

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At May 13, 2007 1:48 AM , Blogger Drakkenfyre said...

Good for him!

This makes me especially proud that he is our Guest of Honour at Con-Version 23 this August 17-19.

At May 14, 2007 11:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is great recognition--SEEKER was one of my favorite novels last year.

It even inspired me to write Mr. McDevitt a geeky fan email saying how much it rocked. ;-)

-Bonnie Jean

At May 14, 2007 11:46 AM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

I'm still jumping up and down with joy over this. I was thrilled when Robert Charles Wilson won the Hugo last year, and am just as thrilled to see Jack McDevitt get the Nebula this year. Not only are they two of the best writers in the field, they are wonderful people, and good friends. :)

At May 16, 2007 8:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jack is a terrific human being, a tremendous talent, and has decerved this recognition for a long time. And also, I'm buying Rollback because I asked him to back up his blurb and he told me you completely hit this one out of the park. So he's good for your sales, too. :-)


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