‘Rings’ wins again in Nebula nods

Pic nabs best script, Gaiman's 'Gods' named top novel

See winnersMore than a year after its release, “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” was able to squeeze out one more award as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America named the film’s script as the best written at the 2002 Nebula Awards, given out April 19 in Philadelphia.

Members of the SFWA vote for the Nebula Awards, which reward literary excellence in science fiction and fantasy. The org counts among it’s members most professional writers working in the field. Past winners included authors Octavia Butler and Greg Bear, and the screenplays written for “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and “The Sixth Sense.”

And the winners are . . .

Best Novel

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Best Novella

“Bronte’s Egg” by Richard Chwedyk

Best Novelette

“Hell Is the Absence of God” by Ted Chiang

Best Short Story

“Creature” by Carol Emshwiller

Best Script

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson

SFWA Grand Master (given to a living author for a lifetime’s achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy)

Ursula K. Le Guin

SFWA Author Emeritus

Katherine MacLean

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