Just a quick note that the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced nominees for the Nebula Awards this week.
I’m posting a link to the full list. I just want to commend Andy Duncan, Tina Connolly, and Mary Robinette Kowal on their nominations. (That’s just based on my prior reading; I need to book up and read some of the other nominees, esp. in short fiction categories).
Probably most related to this blog, however, is the nod Janelle Monáe got for her album, Dirty Computer. Sci-fi music turns up in the Nebula and Hugo awards for media/related categories more and more frequently. That’s a good thing.
SFWA is a fantastic organization that works very hard to help speculative writers get opportunities (for good-paying story sales, for representation, etc.). I’ve been an Associate Member since my first professional sale.