Nebula AwardsThis year’s Nebula conference (May 17-20) will be held in Pittsburgh, and the 2017 Nebula Awards will be announced on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

We talked about the nominees for Best Novel and Best Novella last week.

Now let’s talk about the finalists for Best Novelette, Best Short Story, and the Andre Norton Award for YA SFF.

Here they are. Click the links to read our reviews and get the links to the stories:


“Dirty Old Town” by Richard Bowes, published by The Magazine of Fantasy and Science FictionWeaponized Math by Jonathan P. Brazee Wind Will Rove by Sarah Pinsker (2017, originally published in Asimov’s, Sept-Oct 2017 issue;A Series of Steaks by Vina Jie-Min Prasad (2017, free at Clarkesworld, $3.99 Kindle magazine issue). 2017 Nebula award nominee (novelette)A Human Stain by Kelly Robson (Jan. 2017, free at, 99c Kindle version)Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time by K.M. Szpara (2017, free online at Uncanny, $3.99 Kindle magazine issue). 2017 Nebula award nominee (novelette)


“The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard)” by Matthew Kressel (March 2017, free at, 99c Kindle version). 2017 Nebula award nominee (short story)“Fandom for Robots” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad, “Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand” by Fran Wilde (2017, Uncanny Magazine)“Welcome To Your Authentic Indian Experience™” by Rebecca Roanhorse (Aug. 2017, free at Apex Magazine, $2.99 Kindle magazine issue)Utopia, LOL?” by Jamie Wahls (June 2017, free on Strange Horizons). 2017 Nebula award nominee (short story)“Carnival Nine” by Caroline M. Yoachim, Beneath Ceaseless Skies


(We’re sorry that we haven’t read any of these yet!)

  • Exo by Fonda Lee, Scholastic Press
  • Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren, Tor
  • The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller, HarperCollins
  • Want by Cindy Pon, Simon Pulse

Exo (a novel) Kindle Edition by Fonda Lee (Author)Weave a Circle Round: A Novel Kindle Edition by Kari Maaren (Author)The Art of Starving Kindle Edition by Sam J. Miller (Author)Want Kindle Edition by Cindy Pon (Author)

Which stories 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.

Good luck to all the finalists!


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