I wasn't in the running this cycle for a Nebula, but I am delighted to have come home with a different award.
Analog Science Fiction and Fact. Mostly those Analog appearances are fiction, but (as befits a physicist and computer engineer with thirty years experience in IT and aerospace) I also sometimes contribute science and technology articles.
In the Analog Readers Poll for 2011, I came in second place -- tied with myself! -- for best fact article. Those runner-up pieces were for "Lost in Space? Follow the Money" (about the retirement of the space-shuttle fleet and the dawning era of commercialized spaceflight) and “Say What? Ruminations About Language, Communications, and Science Fiction” (a title that explains itself).
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For 2012, I'm pleased to say that in the fact-article category, my “Faster Than a Speeding Photon: The Why, Where, and (Perhaps the) How of Faster-Than-Light Technology" took first place in the readers poll. I suspect the scope of that article is pretty self-evident, too.
The reader awards (compiled separately for Analog and Asimov's) were presented during the Nebula Award weekend in a ceremony hosted by Dell (publisher of both magazines). For the full list of categories/winners, see the SF Signal report, "WINNERS: Analog’s AnLab Awards and Asimov’s Readers’ Awards."
Frontiers of Space, Time and Thought: Essays and Stories on The Big Questions.