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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
Every River Runs to Salt Jones, Rachael K. Fireside 2018
Ships Barr, Sue Hollister 2018
Beneath the Sugar Sky McGuire, Seanan Tor.com 1 / 2018
The Continuum Nikel, Wendy World Weaver Press 1 / 2018
Darkside Seattle: Mechanic French, LE Clockwork Dragon 1 / 2018
You Can Take It With You Kabza, KJ Pink Narcissus Press 1 / 2018
Umbernight Gilman, Carolyn Ives Clarkesworld 2 / 2018
Fire Ant Brazee, Jonathan Semper Fi Press (Self-publishing Imprint) 3 / 2018
Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach Robson, Kelly Tor 3 / 2018
The Emotionless, In Love Sanford, Jason Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3 / 2018
The Tea Master and the Detective de Bodard, Aliette Subterranean Press 3 / 2018
The Persistence of Blood Wade, Juliette Clarkesworld 3 / 2018
The Flying Turk Acks, Alex Queen of Swords Press 4 / 2018
Ruin of Shadows Lewis, LD Dancing Star Press 4 / 2018
So Lucky Griffith, Nicola MCD x FSG Originals 5 / 2018
Invasion: Book 1 of the Seeds of War Brazee, Lawrence M Schoen, Jonathan Semper Fi Press 6 / 2018
Freezing Rain, a Chance of Falling Beckett, L.X. F&SF 7 / 2018
The Ground Is Full Of Teeth Schaff-Stump, Catherine Paper Golum 7 / 2018
The Black God's Drums Clark, P Djèlí Tor 8 / 2018
Missing Signal Doubinsky, Seb Meerkat Press 8 / 2018
Shadows Over London: A Shadow Council Archives Novella Palmer, James Falstaff Books 8 / 2018
When the World Ends Forrest, J.L. Robot Cowgirl Press 8 / 2018
We Ragged Few Marshall, Kate Beneath Ceaseless Skies 9 / 2018
The Only Thing To Fear Czerneda, Julie DAW Books 9 / 2018
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