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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
I Awaken From a Dream of Flight Brothers, Laurence Amazon 3 / 2018
What to Do When It's Nothing but Static Khaw, Cassandra Apex 4 / 2018
A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies Harrow, Alix E Apex Magazine 2 / 2018
The Sharp Edges of Anger Lackey, Jamie Apex Magazine 4 / 2018
Mother Tongues Lu, S Qiouyi Asimov's Science Fiction 1 / 2018
More Tomorrow Mohamed, Premee Automata 3 / 2018
Red Dreams Held, RZ Beneath Ceaseless Skies 2 / 2018
Fireskin Rixon, Joanne Beneath Ceaseless Skies 4 / 2018
The Root Cellar Haskins, Maria Beneath Ceaseless Skies 5 / 2018
Sour Milk Girls Roberts, Erin Clarkesworld 1 / 2018
Tool-Using Mimics Johnson, Kij Clarkesworld 3 / 2018
Unplaces: An Atlas of Non-existence Wasserstein, Izzy Clarkesworld 3 / 2018
Carouseling Larson, Rich Clarkesworld Magazine 4 / 2018
The Library is Open Cato, Beth Daily Science Fiction 1 / 2018
Humans Die, Stars Fade Payseur, Charles Escape Pod 5 / 2018
The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington Clark, Phenderson Djèlí Fireside Fiction 2 / 2018
Now Watch My Rising Rustad, A Merc Fireside Fiction 5 / 2018
Flow Lingen, Marissa Fireside Fiction 3 / 2018
A Lumberjack’s Guide to Dryad Spotting Payseur, Charles Flash Fiction Online 1 / 2018
The Ghost in Angelica's Room Haskins, Maria Flash Fiction Online 3 / 2018
The Court Magician Pinsker, Sarah Lightspeed 1 / 2018
Four-Point Affective Calibration Takács, Bogi Lightspeed 2 / 2018
The Independence Patch Camp, Bryan Lightspeed 3 / 2018
The Thing In the Walls Wants Your Small Change Mohlere, Virginia M Luna Station Quarterly 6 / 2018
The Wind's Kiss Smeds, Dave Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust 2 / 2018
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