The Windup Girl Wins 2010 Nebula Award For Best Novel

May 20, 2010

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America awarded The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi the 2010 Nebula Award for best novel the other day.  Awarded annually, the Nebula Awards celebrate excellence in science fiction and fantasy writing.

The Windup Girl is Bacigalupi’s first novel. It has also been nominated for a Hugo Award for best novel–a rarity for a first novel. The Hugo Awards are decided by members of the World Science Fiction Society. His second novel, Ship Breaker, for young adults has just been released and is garnering positive reviews.

Other nominees for the Nebula Award included:

The Love We Share Without Knowing by Christopher Barzak

Flesh and Fire by Laura Anne Gilman

The City & The City by China Miéville

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Finch by Jeff VanderMeer