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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
Artificial Condition Wells, Martha Tor.com 2018
Barry's Deal Schoen, Lawrence M. NobleFusion Press 11 / 2017
Barry's Tale Schoen, Lawrence Hadley Rille 11 / 2012
Battle's Tide Williamson, Michael Z. Baen 8 / 2011
Because of the Bone Man Salaam, Kiini Ibura Third Man Books 2016
Beneath the Sugar Sky McGuire, Seanan Tor.com 1 / 2018
Binti Okorafor, Nnedi Tor.com 9 / 2015
Black Helicopters Kiernan, Caitlin Subterranean Press 11 / 2013
Black Helicopters Kiernan, Caitlín R. Subterranean Press 11 / 2013
Boomers for the Stars Barr, Sue Hollister 2017
Brother's Ruin Newman, Emma Tor.com 3 / 2017
Brushwork Whiteley, Aliya GigaNotoSaurus 5 / 2016
Bubble and Squeak Gerrold, David Asimov's 5 / 2018
Buffalo Soldier Broaddus, Maurice Tor 4 / 2017
Burning Girls Schanoes, Veronica Tor.com 6 / 2013
Calendrical Regression Schoen, Lawrence NobleFusion Press 11 / 2014
Chimera Shi, Gu Clarkesworld 3 / 2016
Claudius Rex Murphy, John Paper Golem LLC 5 / 2014
Cold-Forged Flame Brennan, Marie Tor.com 9 / 2016
Darkside Seattle: Mechanic French, LE Clockwork Dragon 1 / 2018
Death's Good Dog Morganfield, T. L. Feathered Serpent Books 5 / 2015
Doctor Helios Shiner, Lewis Subterranean Magazine 8 / 2013
Dodging Fate: A Redshirt Adventure DiPietro, Zen Wooden Pen Press 6 / 2017
Domnall and the Borrowed Child Spruck Wrigley, Sylvia Tor.com 10 / 2015
Downfall of the Gods Parker, K.J. Subterranean 3 / 2016