English Professor Wins Second Major Sci-Fi Writing Award

May 11, 2009
By Cherry Crayton

Congratulations to English professor John Kessel, who won the 2009 Nebula Award for Best Novelette for “Pride and Prometheus.” The Independent Weekly describes the short story as a “a tale that has Jane Austen’s Mary Bennett meeting one Victor Frankenstein and his creation.”

“It’s a story about the difficulty of finding the proper mate,” Kessel told NC State News Services, “and how initial impressions are not always the most trustworthy.”

The Nebula awards are the “Oscars of science fiction and fantasy literature” and awarded annually by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He also won the award in 1982 for “Another Orphan.”

Read “Pride and Prometheus” here (PDF).


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