The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America recognized the best works in those genres from 2018 at the annual Nebula Conference this past weekend in Los Angeles.
Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch became the first-ever winner of the new game writing award. The 2018 interactive film, part of the streaming service’s anthology series Black Mirror and produced by Charlie Brooker and House of Tomorrow, is the story of a young programmer adapting a “choose-your-own-adventure” novel into a video game in the early-mid Eighties.
Other nominees in the category included:
- The Road to Canterbury, Kate Heartfield (Choice of Games)
- God of War, Matt Sophos, Richard Zangrande Gaubert, Cory Barlog, Orion Walker, and Adam Dolin (Santa Monica Studio/Sony/Interactive Entertainment)
- Rent-A-Vice, Natalia Theodoridou (Choice of Games)
- The Martian Job, M. Darusha Wehm (Choice of Games)
First presented in 1966, the Nebula Awards include four fiction awards, a game writing award, the Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book. SFWA also administers the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Awards, the Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award, and the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award.
Here are all the 2018 Nebula Award winners: