2018 Nebula Award finalists drop out of warp.

The nominees are in for for the 54th annual Nebula Awards, including the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book, and for the first time, the Nebula Award for Game Writing.

The awards will be presented in Woodland Hills, CA at the Warner Center Marriott during a ceremony on the evening of May 18th 2019 hosted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (during the annual SFWA Nebula Conference, which will feature programming for SFF professionals).

2018 Nebula Award finalists drop out of warp.
2018 Nebula Award finalists drop out of warp.

Best Novel.

  • The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor).
  • The Poppy War, R.F. Kuang (Harper Voyager US; Harper Voyager UK).
  • Blackfish City, Sam J. Miller (Ecco; Orbit UK).
  • Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik (Del Rey; Macmillan).
  • Witchmark, C.L. Polk ( Publishing).
  • Trail of Lightning, Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga).

Best Novella.

  • Fire Ant, Jonathan P. Brazee (Semper Fi).
  • The Black God’s Drums, P. Djèlí Clark ( Publishing).
  • The Tea Master and the Detective, Aliette de Bodard (Subterranean).
  • Alice Payne Arrives, Kate Heartfield ( Publishing).
  • Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach, Kelly Robson ( Publishing).
  • Artificial Condition, Martha Wells ( Publishing).

Best Novelette.

  • The Only Harmless Great Thing, Brooke Bolander ( Publishing).
  • The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections, Tina Connolly ( 7/11/18).
  • An Agent of Utopia, Andy Duncan (An Agent of Utopia).
  • The Substance of My Lives, the Accidents of Our Births, José Pablo Iriarte (Lightspeed 1/18).
  • The Rule of Three, Lawrence M. Schoen (Future Science Fiction Digest 12/18).
  • Messenger, Yudhanjaya Wijeratne and R.R. Virdi (Expanding Universe, Volume 4).

Best Short Story

  • Interview for the End of the World, Rhett C. Bruno (Bridge Across the Stars).
  • The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington, Phenderson Djèlí Clark (Fireside 2/18).
  • Going Dark, Richard Fox (Backblast Area Clear).
  • And Yet, A.T. Greenblatt (Uncanny 3-4/18).
  • A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies, Alix E. Harrow (Apex 2/6/18).
  • The Court Magician, Sarah Pinsker (Lightspeed 1/18).

Best Game Writing

  • Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Charlie Brooker (House of Tomorrow & Netflix).
  • The Road to Canterbury, Kate Heartfield  (Choice of Games).
  • God of War, Matt Sophos, Richard Zangrande Gaubert, Cory Barlog, Orion Walker, and Adam Dolin (Santa Monica Studio/Sony/Interactive Entertainment).
  • Rent-A-Vice, Natalia Theodoridou (Choice of Games).
  • The Martian Job, M. Darusha Wehm (Choice of Games).

The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

  • The Good Place:“Jeremy Bearimy”, Written by: Megan Amram.
  • Black Panther, Written by: Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole.
  • A Quiet Place, Screenplay by: John Krasinski and Bryan Woods & Scott Beck.
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Screenplay by: Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman.
  • Dirty Computer, Written by: Janelle Monáe and Chuck Lightning.
  • Sorry to Bother You, Written by: Boots Riley.

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

  • Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt; Macmillan).
  • Aru Shah and the End of Time, Roshani Chokshi (Rick Riordan Presents).
  • A Light in the Dark, A.K. DuBoff (BDL).
  • Tess of the Road, Rachel Hartman (Random House).
  • Dread Nation, Justina Ireland (Balzer + Bray).
  • Peasprout Chen: Future Legend of Skate and Sword, Henry Lien (Henry Holt).


Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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