2017 Nebula Award Finalists and Where You Can Read Them

Yesterday, the SFWA released the 2017 Nebula Award Finalists. A ton of absolutely fantastic works have been nominated. Some we’ve read. Some are still on the ever growing to be read list. Either way, this is a most definitely a list of book to check out.

Most importantly, you can read some of them for free! That’s right. A whole slew of these absolutely amazing stories are legally available to read for free online. Full length novels are usually not included in this, but the vast majority of the short stories and novelettes are. Many literary magazines provide at least several works for free on their website from each issue released. All of the links below will bring you to the original work. So settle in with a mug of hot chocolate on this rainy Wednesday (at least in the Northeast) and read some of 2017’s best speculative fiction.



Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly (Tor)

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss (Saga)

Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory (Knopf; riverrun)

The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty (Orbit)

Jade City by Fonda Lee (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz (Tor; Orbit UK 2018)



River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey (Tor.com)

Passing Strange by Ellen Klages (Tor.com)

“And Then There Were (N-One)” by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny 3-4/17)

Barry’s Deal by Lawrence M. Schoen (NobleFusion Press)

All Systems Red by Martha Wells (Tor.com)

The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang (Tor.com)



“Dirty Old Town” by Richard Bowes (F&SF 5-6/17)

“Weaponized Math” by Jonathan P. Brazee (The Expanding Universe, Vol. 3)

“Wind Will Rove” by Sarah Pinsker (Asimov’s 9-10/17)

“A Series of Steaks” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Clarkesworld 1/17)

“A Human Stain” by Kelly Robson (Tor.com 1/4/17)

“Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time” by K.M. Szpara (Uncanny 5-6/17)


Short Story

“Fandom for Robots” Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Uncanny 9-10/17)

“Welcome to Your Authentic Indian ExperienceTM” by Rebecca Roanhorse (Apex 8/17)

“Utopia, LOL?” Jamie Wahls (Strange Horizons 6/5/17)

“Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand” by Fran Wilde (Uncanny 9-10/17)

“The Last Novelist (or Dead Lizard in the Yard)” by Matthew Kressel (Tor.com 3/15/17)

“Carnival Nine” by Caroline M. Yoachim (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 5/11/17)


The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

Get Out (Written by Jordan Peele)

The Good Place: “Michael’s Gambit” (Written by Michael Schur)

Logan (Screenplay by Scott Frank, James Mangold, and Michael Green)

The Shape of Water (Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Written by Rian Johnson)

Wonder Woman (Screenplay by Allan Heinberg)


The Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book

Exo by Fonda Lee (Scholastic Press)

Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren (Tor)

The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller (HarperTeen)

Want by Cindy Pon (Simon Pulse)



Which books have you read? Have any of your favorite reads from 2017 made the list? Let us know in the comments!

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Kathleen Townsend

Kate writes things, reads things, and writes about things she reads. She’s had a few short stories published, and works as a freelance editor. Favorite genres include epic & high fantasy, science fiction, time travel stories, video game related tales, light novels, and manga.

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