Nebula Awards Winners
Kneeling in front: Greg Bear. Standing: Robert Gordon, Terry Bisson, Robert Sheckley, Harlan Ellison, Walter Jon Williams, Ellen Datlow (for Linda Nagata), Philip José Farmer. more pics
The 2000 Nebula Awards were presented Saturday evening, April 28, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
- Darwin's Radio, Greg Bear (Del Rey)
- "Goddesses", Linda Nagata (Sci Fiction Jul 2000)
- "Daddy's World", Walter Jon Williams (Not of Woman Born Roc, ed. Constance Ash)
- SHORT STORY
- "macs", Terry Bisson (F&SF Oct/Nov 1999)
In addition, several other SFWA Awards were presented:
- Galaxy Quest, David Howard & Robert Gordon (DreamWorks SKG)
- GRAND MASTER
- Philip José Farmer
- AUTHOR EMERITUS
- Robert Sheckley
- BRADBURY AWARD
- 2000X, Harlan Ellison, host and story editor; Yuri Rasovsky, producer and director; Warren Dewey, sound engineer
Bear, Williams, Bisson, Gordon, Farmer, Sheckley, and Ellison were on hand to accept their awards. SciFiction editor Ellen Datlow accepted for Linda Nagata. Ray Bradbury himself appeared to present the eponymous award to Harlan Ellison (on behalf of his co-winners), while Neil Gaiman served as an eloquent Master of Ceremonies. Outgoing SFWA President Paul Levinson announced the new SFWA officers, including new President Norman Spinrad, and made a surprise announcement, an Active Lifetime Membership to a surprised, and chagrined, Harlan Ellison.
The Keynote Speaker was Hollywood screenwriter Paul Guay (Liar, Liar), whose speech was an amusingly-detailed account of making a living as a Hollywood screenwriter without hardly ever having a script successfully produced.
The occasion marked Walter Jon Williams' first Nebula after seven previous nominations (with two more this year); only Bruce Sterling, Thomas M. Disch, and the late Avram Davidson have been nominated more often without ever having won. Linda Nagata also won her first Nebula -- with her first nominated story. This was Terry Bisson's second Nebula Award, and Greg Bear's fifth; he now ties Ursula K. Le Guin and Robert Silverberg, though Connie Willis still leads all Nebula winners with six awards.