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Women win science fiction and fantasy writer awards


Jane Osmond
WVoN co-editor

Two woman writers have won a Nebula award, annually announced by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

The awards, which focus on fiction published in the previous year, have four categories – novel, novella, novelette and short story. The winning women scooped the prizes for the novel and novella categories.

The Welsh writer, Jo Walton, won with her story about a mother and daughter in a magic battle in Among Others; and Kij Johnson, in The Man who Bridged the Mist, wrote about a dangerous alien planet and the humans who attempted to tame it.

In addition, author Connie Willis was given the Damon Knight Grand Master Award, which honours an author with a lifetime achievement for their science fiction and fantasy writing.

Given the recent dearth of a single woman director nomination in the Cannes film festival, it is good to see that women’s creativity is appreciated in at least one cultural sphere.

Thanks to Geekfeminism for bringing this story to our attention.

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