NEWS: In this Year's Science Fiction Awards, Diversity Was a Winner

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The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America this week awarded the prestigious Nebula Awards and, like at last summer’s Hugo Awards -- the two are commonly mentioned together as the most prestigious awards in Science Fiction and Fantasy -- the jury chose a vastly more diverse set of winners than in past years. All of the awards but one went to women or, in the case of Jordan Peele (for the hit horror movie Get Out), an African American. N.K. Jemisin, a budding superstar in the genre and another African American, won Best Novel for The Stone Sky, the conclusion of her New York Times-bestselling Broken Earth trilogy. Finally, Rebecca Roanhorse who won Best Short Story for Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™ is Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo and African American.  This year's awards are a welcome step toward opening the future to a more diverse collection of dreamers.