Nebula AwardsThis year’s Nebula conference (May 18-21) will be held in Pittsburgh, and the 2016 Nebula Awards will be announced on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

As with the Hugo finalists, there are some unexpected names, some shocking omissions, and the authors we would expect; for instance, I expected to see Jemisin, but I’d also expect to see Dexter Palmer’s Version Control on the finalists list. Here are the finalists. Click the links to read our reviews:


All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders Borderline (The Arcadia Project Book 1) by Mishell BakerThe Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth Book 2) by N. K. JemisinNinefox Gambit (Machineries of Empire Book 1) by Yoon Ha Lee Everfair: A Novel by Nisi Shawl


Runtime by S. B. DivyaThe Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij JohnsonThe Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValleEvery Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children) by Seanan McGuireSFF, fantasy literature, science fiction, horror, YA, and comic book and audiobook reviewsA Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson

I’m thrilled to see The Ballad of Black Tom on the novella list and I know many readers here at FanLit loved Seanan McGuire’s Every Heart a Doorway. As for the novels, Jemisin is a big favorite, All the Birds in the Sky got a lot of buzz and is seen by some reviewers at least as a very different take on fantasy, while Ninefox Gambit fills the craving for “hard” science fiction.

Which books have you read? Who do you predict will win? Who do you want to win? Give us your thoughts and predictions in the comments. One random commenter with a USA mailing address will win a book from our stacks.


  • Marion Deeds

    Marion Deeds, with us since March, 2011, is the author of the fantasy novella ALUMINUM LEAVES. Her short fiction has appeared in the anthologies BEYOND THE STARS, THE WAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, STRANGE CALIFORNIA, and in Podcastle, The Noyo River Review, Daily Science Fiction and Flash Fiction Online. She’s retired from 35 years in county government, and spends some of her free time volunteering at a second-hand bookstore in her home town.

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