Last night, I had the pleasure of watching the Nebula Awards live from the only corner of my hotel room with internet access. Clarkesworld had three stories competing for Best Short Story (“Robot” by Helena Bell, “Immersion” by Aliette de Bodard and “Fragmentation, or Ten Thousand Goodbyes” by Tom Crosshill) and one for Best Novelette (“Fade to White” by Catherynne M. Valente). Situations like this are a lot like having to pick a favorite child, so I’m relieved to be unable to vote for the Nebulas. I can, however, be happy for all of them.
The ceremony ran much later than I expected (and a few time zones away), but seeing Aliette (in shock) accept the award for best short story, made it well worth the wait. Congratulations to Aliette, the other winners, and all the nominees!