The 2015 Hugo and Nebula Winners at SCCLD

On Saturday, August 22, the 2015 Hugo Awards were presented.  This brought to an end the big science fiction awards season.  While there are many awards for science fiction, two get more attention than the others.  The Nebula Awards which are given out by the Science Fiction Writers of America and the Hugo Awards which are given by science fiction fans. 

The Hugo has been awarded since 1953.  You can check out the previous winners here.

The 2015 Hugo Winners are: 

Best Novel
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
With the scope of Dune and the commercial action of Independence Day, this near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple-award-winning phenemonenon from China's most beloved science fiction author. Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth.

Also available as a downloadable ebook.


Best Graphic Story
Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson

Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City -- until she's suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well.


Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form & Ray Bradbury Award for Best Dramatic Presentation Nebula Award Winner
Guardians of the Galaxy

Brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand - with the galaxy's fate in the balance. 

Available in Blu Ray
Previous Winners in the Hugo category

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
"By Means Which Have Never Been Tried" episode from Orphan Black, Season 2

Season two hits the ground running with Sarah in a desperate race to find her missing daughter Kira. Her scorched earth tactics spark a war with pro-clone Rachel, dividing and imperiling all the clones. As Sarah discovers more about her past, mysterious newcomers appear. But can they be trusted? 

Previous Winners in this category

The Nebula Award has been awarded since 1966 for works written in 1965.  You can check out the previous winners here.

The 2015 Nebula Winners are:


Outstanding Novel
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Area X has claimed the lives of members of eleven expeditions. The twelfth expedition consisting of four women hopes to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself. 

Available as a downloadable ebook.

Outstanding Novella
Yesterday's Kin by Nancy Kress

Marianne Jenner, a geneticist and mother of three, has 10 months to try to avert a disaster and keep her family intact after aliens land in New York. 

Available as a downloadable ebook.

Andre Norton Award for Best Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
Love is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Emily Bird is an African American high school senior in Washington D.C., member of a privileged medical family, on the verge of college and the edge of the drug culture, and not really sure which way she will go--then one day she wakes up in the hospital with no memory of what happened. 

Previous Winners in this category.


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