Announcing the 2017 Nebula Award Nominations

Announcing the 2017 Nebula Award Nominations

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If you’ve been saving your reading muscles for major awards season, I have good news. SFWA, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, released its nominees for the 2017 Nebula Awards yesterday, and you’re into for some terrific reading. Time to book a reading vacation, and make all that hoarded eye lubricant and daily wrist exercises finally pay off. Here’s the complete list of nominees.


Amberlough, by Lara Elena Donnelly (Tor)
The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, by Theodora Goss (Saga)
Spoonbenders, by Daryl Gregory (Knopf)
The Stone Sky, by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
Six Wakes, by Mur Lafferty (Orbit)
Jade City, by Fonda Lee (Orbit)
Autonomous, by Annalee Newitz (Tor)

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River of Teeth, by Sarah Gailey ( Publishing)
Passing Strange, by Ellen Klages ( Publishing)
And Then There Were (N-One),” by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny, March-April 2017)
Barry’s Deal, by Lawrence M. Schoen (NobleFusion Press)
All Systems Red, by Martha Wells ( Publishing)
The Black Tides of Heaven, by JY Yang ( Publishing)

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Best Novelette

“Dirty Old Town,” Richard Bowes (Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May-June 2017)
Weaponized Math,” Jonathan P. Brazee (The Expanding Universe, Vol. 3)
Wind Will Rove,” Sarah Pinsker (Asimov’s Science Fiction, Sept-Oct 2017)
A Series of Steaks,” Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Clarkesworld, January 2017)
A Human Stain,” Kelly Robson (, January 4, 2017)
Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time,” K.M. Szpara (Uncanny, May-June 2017)

Best Short Story

Fandom for Robots,” Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Uncanny, Sept-Oct 2017)
Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience TM,” Rebecca Roanhorse (Apex, August 2017)
Utopia, LOL?,” Jamie Wahls (Strange Horizons, June 5, 2017)
Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand,” Fran Wilde (Uncanny, Sept-Oct 2017)
The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard),” Matthew Kressel (, March 15, 2017)
Carnival Nine,” Caroline M. Yoachim (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, May 11, 2017)

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

Get Out (Written by Jordan Peele)
The Good Place: “Michael’s Gambit” (Written by Michael Schur)
Logan (screenplay by Scott Frank, James Mangold, and Michael Green)
The Shape of Water (Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Written by Rian Johnson)
Wonder Woman (Screenplay by Allan Heinberg)

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The Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book

Exo, by Fonda Lee (Scholastic Press)
Weave a Circle Round, by Kari Maaren (Tor)
The Art of Starving, by Sam J. Miller (HarperTeen)
Want, by Cindy Pon (Simon Pulse)

The winners will be announced at the Nebula Awards Weekend at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh, PA, May 17th-20th, 2018.

Last year’s winners are here, and last year’s nominees are here.

Read complete details on this year’s award recipients at the SFWA Nebula Awards web page.

Congratulations to all the nominees! We hope you all win.

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