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11 Nebula Nominated Stories You Can Read Online Right Now

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Awards are fun, aren't they? And it's not just the glitz and glamour of, say, the Oscars or Golden Globes, seeing how excited we get for awards of all kinds — or maybe that's just me? At any rate, the Nebula Award nominees were announced last month, recognizing the best in science fiction and fantasy published in the United State as selected by SFWA members.

I was especially excited for this year's finalists, since I've actually read most of them already. Less reading to do before the awards are given out on May 19th! I hadn't read any of the short stories or novelettes, however. Thankfully, most of them can be found online. Because I care, here is every nominated short story, novelette, and novella you can read right now — for free!
 

Best Short Story Nominees

  Carnival Nine    by Caroline M. Yoachim

Carnival Nine

by Caroline M. Yoachim

Carnival Nine

by Caroline M. Yoachim

Published: Beneath Ceaseless Skies — May 11, 2017

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  Fandom for Robots    by Vina Jie-Min Prasad

Fandom for Robots

by Vina Jie-Min Prasad

Fandom for Robots

by Vina Jie-Min Prasad

Published: Uncanny Magazine  —  September/October 2017

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  Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand    by Fran Wilde

Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand

by Fran Wilde

Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand

by Fran Wilde

Published: Uncanny Magazine  —  September/October 2017

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  The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard)    by Matthew Kressel

The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard)

by Matthew Kressel

The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard)

by Matthew Kressel

Published: Tor.com — March 15, 2017

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  Utopia, LOL?    by Jamie Wahls

Utopia, LOL?

by Jamie Wahls

Utopia, LOL?

by Jamie Wahls

Published: Strange Horizons — June 5, 2017

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  Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™    by Rebecca Roanhorse

Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™

by Rebecca Roanhorse

Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™

by Rebecca Roanhorse

Published: Apex Magazine — August 8, 2017

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Best Novelette Nominees

  A Human Stain    by Kelly Robson

A Human Stain

by Kelly Robson

A Human Stain

by Kelly Robson

Published: Tor.com — January 4, 2017

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  A Series of Steaks    by Vina Jie-Min Prasad

A Series of Steaks

by Vina Jie-Min Prasad

A Series of Steaks

by Vina Jie-Min Prasad

Published: Clarkesworld Magazine — January 2017

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  Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time    by K.M. Szpara

Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time

by K.M. Szpara

Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time

by K.M. Szpara

Published: Uncanny Magazine — May/June 2017

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  Wind Will Rove    by Sarah Pinsker

Wind Will Rove

by Sarah Pinsker

Wind Will Rove

by Sarah Pinsker

Published: Asimov’s Science Fiction — September/October 2017

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Best Novella Nominees

  And Then There Were (N-One)    by Sarah Pinsker

And Then There Were (N-One)

by Sarah Pinsker

And Then There Were (N-One)

by Sarah Pinsker

Published: Uncanny Magazine — March/April 2017

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Here's the complete list of 2017 Nebula/Bradbury/Norton Award finalists:

Novel

Amberlough, Lara Elena Donnelly (Tor) 
The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, Theodora Goss (Saga)
Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory (Knopf; riverrun)
The Stone Sky, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
Six Wakes, Mur Lafferty (Orbit US)
Jade City, Fonda Lee (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
Autonomous, Annalee Newitz (Tor; Orbit UK 2018)
 

Novella

River of Teeth, Sarah Gailey (Tor.com Publishing)
Passing Strange, Ellen Klages (Tor.com Publishing) 
And Then There Were (N-One), Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny 3-4/17)
Barry’s Deal, Lawrence M. Schoen (NobleFusion Press)
All Systems Red, Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)
The Black Tides of Heaven, JY Yang (Tor.com Publishing)
 

Novelette

Dirty Old Town”, Richard Bowes (F&SF 5-6/17)
Weaponized Math”, Jonathan P. Brazee (The Expanding Universe, Vol. 3)
Wind Will Rove”, Sarah Pinsker (Asimov’s 9-10/17)
A Series of Steaks”, Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Clarkesworld 1/17)
A Human Stain”, Kelly Robson (Tor.com 1/4/17)
Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time”, 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”, Rebecca Roanhorse (Apex 8/17)
Utopia, LOL?”, Jamie Wahls (Strange Horizons 6/5/17)
Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand”, Fran Wilde (Uncanny 9-10/17)
The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard)”, Matthew Kressel (Tor.com 3/15/17)
Carnival Nine”, 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, Fonda Lee (Scholastic Press)
Weave a Circle Round, Kari Maaren (Tor)
The Art of Starving, Sam J. Miller (HarperTeen)
Want, Cindy Pon (Simon Pulse)