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Nebula Reading List

The Nebula Awards Suggested Reading List is produced through the collaborative effort of SFWA's 1800+ members, with new listings appearing as members make recommendations. For this reason, works are occasionally introduced in error and may later be corrected or removed from the list if deemed ineligible by the Nebula Awards Commissioner. The list is provided to the public as a service in finding the year's most noteworthy fantasy and science fiction works.
Please note this list is not the preliminary ballot or nomination tally and does not affect the Nebula Award nominations or final results in any way.

Questions or list corrections can be sent to the Nebula Awards Commissioner at nac@sfwa.org.
If you are an author or publisher and would like to make your eligible work available to SFWA members for consideration for the Nebula Awards, please mail the Nebula Awards Commissioner for more information. The Nebula Award rules are available here.

Title Author Publisher Published
11/22/63 King, Stephen Scribner 11 / 2011
2312 Robinson, Kim Stanley Orbit 5 / 2012
A Borrowed Hell Colter, L.D. Shirtsleeve Press 3 / 2017
A Country of Ghosts Killjoy, Margaret Combustion Press 3 / 2014
A Darker Shade of Magic Schwab, V.E. Tor Books 2 / 2015
A Darkling Sea Cambias, James Tor 4 / 2014
A Gathering of Shadows Schwab, VE TOR 2 / 2016
A Memory of Light Robert, Jordan Tor 1 / 2013
A Monster Calls Ness, Patrick Walker & Company 5 / 2011
A Natural History of Dragons Brennan, Marie Tor 2 / 2013
A Play of Shadow Czerneda, Julie DAW 11 / 2014
A Plunder of Souls Jackson, D. B. Tor 2014
A Promise Of Fire Bouchet, Amanda Sourcebooks 8 / 2016
A Stranger in Olondria Samatar, Sofia Small Beer Press 4 / 2013
A Tale for the Time Being Ozeki, Ruth Viking Adult 3 / 2013
A Turn of Light Czerneda, Julie DAW 3 / 2013
Absorbing Lives Anderson, LT Rogue Street Entertainment 6 / 2018
Accord of Valor McLaughlin, Kevin Role of the Hero Publishing 4 / 2017
After the Flare Olukotun, Deji Bryce Unnamed Press 9 / 2017
Aftermath (Star Wars: Aftermath #1) Wendig, Chuck LucasBooks 9 / 2015
Afterparty Gregory, Daryl Tor 4 / 2014
Against A Brightening Sky Moyer, Jaime Lee Tor Books 10 / 2015
Alien Morning Wilber, Rick Tor Books 11 / 2016
Alien Separation Koch, Gini DAW 5 / 2015
Alif the Unseen Wilson, G. Willow Grove Press 6 / 2012