2018 Nebula Award Finalists Announced

Early Wednesday morning, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced the finalists for the 2018 Nebula Awards®. The awards, which celebrate the very best in science fiction and fantasy writing, have been given every year since 1965. Categories for the awards include novel, novella, novelette, short story, and game writing. In addition to the Nebulas, the SFWA also announced the finalists for the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book and the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation. All awards will be presented at the fifty-fourth Annual 2019 SFWA Nebula Conference in Woodland Hills, California, on May 18th.

Below is the list of adult and young-adult science fiction and fantasy book-length finalists, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For a complete list of nominees, visit the SFWA website.



Blackfish City, by Sam J. Miller (Ecco)

The Calculating Stars, by Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)

The Poppy War, by R.F. Kuang (HarperVoyager)

Spinning Silver, by Naomi Novik (Del Rey)

Trail of Lightning, by Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga)

 Witchmark, by C. L. Polk (Tor)


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

Aru Shah and the End of Time, by Roshani Chokshi (Disney/Hyperion)

 Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi (Holt)

 Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland (Harper/Balzer + Bray)

A Light in the Dark, by A. K. DuBoff (BDL)

Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword, by Henry Lien (Holt)

 Tess of the Road, by Rachel Hartman (Random)





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