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.
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|What We Are Moulded After||Triantafyllou, Eugenia||Black Static||1 / 2017|
|What We Ourselves Are Not||Cypess, Leah||Asimov's||7 / 2013|
|What You Need||Hughes, Van Aaron||New Myths||6 / 2016|
|When Dooryards First in the Lilac Bloomed||Allen, B. Morris||Lackington's||5 / 2017|
|When First He Laid Eyes||Jones, Rachael K.||Fireside||2 / 2016|
|When Grandfather Returns||Dyer, S.N.||Asimmov's||10 / 2016|
|When Grandfather Returns||Dyer, S. N.||Asimov's||2016|
|When Home, No Need to Cry||Wagner, Erin||Clarkesworld||3 / 2019|
|When it Ends, He Catches Her||Foster, Eugie||Daily Science Fiction||9 / 2013|
|When It Ends, He Catches Her||Foster, Eugie||Daily Science Fiction||9 / 2014|
|When Last the Cicadas Sang||Eichenlaub, Anthony W.||Little Blue Marble||12 / 2020|
|When Leopard's-Bane Came to the Door of Third Heaven||Chandrasekera, Vajra||Liminal||8 / 2018|
|When Mama Calls||Haskins, Maria||Bracken||7 / 2017|
|When the Circus Lights Down||Pinsker, Sarah||Uncanny Magazine||3 / 2015|
|When the Last of the Birds and the Bees Have Gone On||Clark, C.L.||Neon Hemlock||2020|
|When the Vine Came||Mandel, S.R.||Lackington's||3 / 2019|
|When We Dream We Are Our God||Talabi, Wole||Apex Magazine||5 / 2019|
|When We Flew Together Through the Ice||Dawson, JR||Fantasy & Science Fiction||11 / 2018|
|When We Go||Dicken, Evan||Beneath Ceaseless Skies||4 / 2017|
|When We Were Giants||Bell, Helena||Lightspeed||11 / 2015|
|When We Were Patched||Olukotun, Deji Bryce||Slate/Future Tense||8 / 2018|
|When You Work for the Old Ones||McDonald, Sandra||Nightmare Magazine||11 / 2016|
|When You’re Ready||Bell, M. Ian||Apex Magazine||7 / 2018|
|When Your Being Here is Gentler Than Your Absence Hard||Drnovšek Zorko, Filip Hajdar||Beneath Ceaseless Skies||2 / 2021|
|When Your Child Strays From God||Miller, Sam J.||Clarkesworld||7 / 2015|