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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
The Road South Robins, Rebecca Caccavo, Madeleine 12 / 2017
The Value of Weakness Lackey, Jamie Air and Nothingness Press 9 / 2017
The Balance Between Strength and Wisdom Lackey, Jamie Air and Nothingness Press 9 / 2017
The One About Jacob Hayes, Tyler Alliteration Ink 2 / 2017
Quirks Vibbert, Marie Analog 12 / 2017
Abductive Reasoning Bennett, Christopher Analog Science Fiction & Fact 9 / 2017
Necessary Illusions Green, Tom Analog Science Fiction and Fact 1 / 2017
Ecuador vs. the Bug-Eyed Monsters Werkheiser, Jay Analog Science Fiction and Fact 1 / 2017
The Chatter of Monkeys Elam, Bond Analog Science Fiction and Fact 5 / 2017
Never Yawn Under a Banyan Tree Sen, Nibedita Anathema 8 / 2017
Everything You Left Behind Ma, Wen Anathema Magazine 8 / 2017
Learning to Swim Mondal, Mimi Anathema Magazine 12 / 2017
Can't Find My Way Home Dawn, Randee Anthology: Children of a Different Sky, edited by Alma Alexander 11 / 2017
Mag, the Habitat and We Swope Mitchell, Lia Apex 1 / 2017
Queen of Dirt Shawl, Nisi Apex Magazine 2 / 2017
Say, She Toy Burke, Chesya Apex Magazine 4 / 2017
The Selkie Wives, by Fortmeyer, Kendra Apex Magazine 4 / 2017
Welcome to Astuna Coen, Pip Apex Magazine 6 / 2017
The Turing Machines of Babel Schwitzgebel, Eric Apex Magazine 7 / 2017
Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience (TM) Roanhorse, Rebecca Apex Magazine 8 / 2017
If a Bird Can Be a Ghost Mills, Allison Apex Magazine 8 / 2017
Next Station, Shibuya Kusano, Iori Apex Magazine 1 / 2017
An Unexpected Boon Divya, S. B. Apex Magazine 11 / 2017
And No Torment Shall Touch Them Kelly, James Patrick Asimov's 11 / 2017
A Singular Event in the Fourth Dimension Pawley, Andrea M. Asimov's 3 / 2017