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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
Through Milkweed and Gloom Nikel, Wendy Zombies Need Brains 9 / 2017
Porcelain Skin Blackwell, Laura Unnerving (Hardened Hearts anth.) 12 / 2017
Auspicium Melioris Aevi Yang, J.Y. Uncanny Magazine 3 / 2017
Paradox Kritzer, Naomi Uncanny Magazine 5 / 2017
Fandom for Robots Prasad, Vina Jie-Min Uncanny Magazine 10 / 2017
Henosis Jemisin, N. K. Uncanny Magazine 9 / 2017
Monster Girls Don't Cry Rustad, A. Merc Uncanny Magazine 1 / 2017
With Cardamom I’ll Bind Their Lips Cato, Beth Uncanny Magazine 4 / 2017
Bodies Stacked Like Firewood Miller, Sam Uncanny 1 / 2017
The Ache of Home Broaddus, Maurice Uncanny 7 / 2017
Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand Wilde, Fran Uncanny 9 / 2017
Making the Magic Lightning Strike Me Chu, John Uncanny 5 / 2017
The Bois Garcia, R.S.A. Truancy Magazine 6 / 2017
Microbiota and the Masses: A Love Story Divya, S.B. Tor.com 1 / 2017
The Scholast in the Low Waters Kingdom Gladstone, Max Tor.com 3 / 2017
Red Shehadeh, Ramsey Tor.com 5 / 2017
The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard) Kressel, Matthew Tor.com 3 / 2017
eyes i dare not meet in dreams Moraine, Sunny Tor.com 6 / 2017
The Old Dispensation Tidhar, Lavie Tor.com 2 / 2017
These Deathless Bones Khaw, Cassandra Tor.com 7 / 2017
Some Kind of Wonderland Bowes, Richard Tor Books 12 / 2017
Eminence Schroeder, Karl Tor (Chasing Shadows) 2017
Public Domain Sigler, Scott Tor (Chasing Shadows) 1 / 2017
Eyejacked Walton, David Tor (Chasing Shadows) 1 / 2017
Lily-White and the Thief of Lesser Night Cooney, C.S.E. Tor 12 / 2017