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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
"How Val Finally Escaped from the Basement Edelman, Scott Analog 11 / 2017
A Human Stain Robson, Kelly Tor.com 1 / 2017
A Language Barrier Martelle, Craig LMBPN 12 / 2017
A Series of Steaks Prasad, Vina Jie-Min Clarkesworld 1 / 2017
A Simple Thing Murphy, Amy J. C. Gockel 6 / 2017
A Temporary Embarrassment in Spacetime Anders, Charlie Jane Cosmic Powers (Saga Press) 4 / 2017
Afiya's Song Key, Justin Fantasy & Science Fiction 7 / 2017
An Inflexible Truth East, Christopher Lightspeed 8 / 2017
And the Village Breathes Cataneo, Emily Beneath Ceaseless Skies 10 / 2017
Angel of the Blockade Wells, Alex Tor.com 2017
Bat Johnson, the Mad Mortician of Mars Aukes, Rachel Wooden Pen Press 6 / 2017
Bourbon, Sugar, Grace Reisman, Jessica Tor.com 6 / 2017
Chesirah Lewis, L. D. Fiyah Magazine 1 / 2017
Children of Thorns, Children of Water de Bodard, Aliette Uncanny (originally pubbed in 2017 as novel pre-order bonus) 7 / 2017
Children of Xanadu Rafols, Juan Paolo F&SF 9 / 2017
Come As You Are Bailey, Dale Asimov's 2017
Come See the Living Dryad Goss, Theodora Tor.com 3 / 2017
Concessions Muhammad-Ali, Khaalidah Strange Horizons 3 / 2017
Cracks (No Last Name), Xen Fiyah 7 / 2017
Cylinders Ferguson, Ronald D. Baen Books 11 / 2017
Dirty Old Town Bowes, Richard The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 5 / 2017
Dog Star Night LaPier, Jason Amazon Digital Services 12 / 2017
Europa's Survivor Dyson, Marianne Analog Science Fiction & Fact 3 / 2017
Everything Beautiful Forrest, J.L. The Robot Cowgirl Press 5 / 2017
Feldspar Kramer, Philip Baen 6 / 2017