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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 Kite Maker Peynado, Brenda Tor.com 8 / 2018
Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying Kim, Alice Sola Tin House 10 / 2018
War Dog Moon, Wulf Third Flatiron Publishing 10 / 2018
Spacism Is Still With Us Reardon, Matthew Third Flatiron Press 9 / 2018
The Dreamers Peynado, Brenda The Southern Review 5 / 2018
Now More Than Ever Smith, Zadie The New Yorker 7 / 2018
Now More Than Ever Smith, Zadie The New Yorker 7 / 2018
The Equationist Moyer, JD The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1 / 2018
Ku'gbo Falowo, Dare The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 5 / 2018
Snake Season Roberts, Erin The Dark Magazine 4 / 2018
Being an Account of The Sad Demise of The Body Horror Book Club Harris, Nin The Dark 4 / 2018
Vain Knife Falowo, Dare The Dark 7 / 2018
The Last Epic Pub Crawl of the Brothers Pennyfeather Chang, L The Dark 8 / 2018
Phantom Limb Scott, Reiko The Book Smugglers 9 / 2018
Under the Sun Schmidt, Gavin Terraform 4 / 2018
A Most Elegant Solution Wehm, M Darusha Terraform 4 / 2018
Across the Border Lavingia, Sahil Terraform 8 / 2018
Dirty Dreams of a Dishwasher Jeschonek, Robert Tales from the Canyons of the Damned #22 2018
The Mansion of Endless Rooms Chan, L Syntax and Salt 3 / 2018
An Accidental Coven Blackwell, Laura Syntax & Salt 9 / 2018
And The Ghosts Sang With Her: A Tale of The Lyrist Ellsworth, Spencer Sword and Sonnet 9 / 2018
Variations on a Theme from Turandot Hoffmann, Ada Strange Horizons 5 / 2018
Strange Waters Mills, Samantha Strange Horizons 4 / 2018
Salt Lines Muneshwar, Ian Strange Horizons 5 / 2018
Obscura Lee, Yoon Ha Strange Horizons 1 / 2018
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