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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
These Constellations Will Be Yours Cuyegkeng, Elaine Strange Horizons 8 / 2017
Neko Brushes Cypess, Leah The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 5 / 2017
On the Ship Cypess, Leah Asimov's Science Fiction 5 / 2017
Hic Sunt Leones Davenport, L.M. Shimmer 1 / 2017
Demeter's Regard Davitt, Deborah Compelling Science Fiction 4 / 2017
Devouring the Dead Davy, Laura Grimdark Magazine 4 / 2017
Can't Find My Way Home Dawn, Randee Anthology: Children of a Different Sky, edited by Alma Alexander 11 / 2017
Marley and Marley Dawson, J.R. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 11 / 2017
The Rocket Farmer Day, Julie Interzone 7 / 2017
Everyone Gets a Happy Ending Day, Julie Interzone 1 / 2017
One Thousand Paper Cranes Day, Julie C. Kaleidotrope 1 / 2017
Ugo De Feo, Giovanni Lightspeed Magazine 9 / 2017
When We Go Dicken, Evan Beneath Ceaseless Skies 4 / 2017
Microbiota and the Masses: A Love Story Divya, S.B. Tor.com 1 / 2017
An Unexpected Boon Divya, S. B. Apex Magazine 11 / 2017
Daddy's Girl Donohue, Jennifer R. Syntax and Salt 6 / 2017
To the Editors of The Matriarch, re: Allegations of Pressganging Dovey, Matt Daily Science Fiction 6 / 2017
The Ghosts of Europa Will Keep You Trapped in a Prison You Make for Yourself Dovey, Matt Escape Pod 5 / 2017
The Lies I've Told To Keep You Safe Dovey, Matt Daily Science Fiction 10 / 2017
How I Became Coruscating Queen of All the Realms, Pierced the Obsidian Night, Destroyed a Legendary Sword, and Saved My Heart’s True Love Dovey, Baker & No Shit There I Was! 2 / 2017
Nothing to See Here Doweyko, Arthur Escape Pod 4 / 2017
Self-Perspective DuBoff, Amy The Expanding Universe 6 / 2017
Unit Two Does Her Makeup Duerr, Laura Escape Pod 6 / 2017
The Shark God's Child Edelstein, Jonathan Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3 / 2017
Of Letters They Are Made Edelstein, Jonathan Beneath Ceaseless Skies 6 / 2017