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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
Two Small Birds (translated by John Chu), Han Song The Big Book of Science Fiction 7 / 2016
The Unmistakable Smell of Wood Violets (translated by Marian Womack), Angélica Gorodischer The Big Book of Science Fiction 7 / 2016
The Hospital Where Adjei-Brenyah, Nana Kwame Mariner / Longreads 10 / 2018
The Glow-in-the-Dark Girls Ahmad, Senaa Strange Horizons 1 / 2018
Birth of a Pantheon Aisteach, Kyle Connected Editions 12 / 2015
A Murmuration Alastair, Reynolds Interzone 3 / 2015
The Sun Falls Apart Alden, J.W. Writers of the Future, Vol. 32 2016
...And I Show You How Deep the Rabbit Hole Goes Alexander, Scott Slate Star Codex 6 / 2015
Gennesaret Alexander, Phoenix Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3 / 2018
Thicker than Water Algernon, SR ReAnimus Press 1 / 2018
Achievement Algernon, S. R. ReAnimus Press 1 / 2018
The Meme Hunter Algernon, SR ReAnimus Press 1 / 2018
Blush Allen, B. Morris Capricious SF 5 / 2017
When Dooryards First in the Lilac Bloomed Allen, B. Morris Lackington's 5 / 2017
You Can't See It 'Til It's Finished Allen Hill, Joseph Liminal Stories 2016
Rules for Communing With Spirits Alonso, Christopher R Fireside Magazine 7 / 2018
Birdland: Tiananmen Square, A Lecture Amendt, Zachary Phantom Drift: New Fabulism 10 / 2013
As Good As New Anders, Charlie Jane Tor.com 9 / 2014
Ghost Champagne Anders, Charlie Jane Uncanny Magazine 8 / 2015
Rat Catcher's Yellows Anders, Charlie Jane Vintage (Press Start to Play) 8 / 2015
The Super Ultra Duchess of Fedora Forest Anders, Charlie Jane The Starlit Wood edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe 11 / 2016
Rager in Space Anders, Charlie Jane Solaris 11 / 2016
Don't Press Charges and I Won't Sue Anders, Charlie Jane Boston Review 10 / 2017
Rowboat Anderson, K.G. Metaphorosis 2 / 2016
Emergency Exit Anderson, Jarod Daily Science Fiction 11 / 2016