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2018 Nebula Awards Announced

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America held their annual Nebula Conference over this past weekend, and as part of the event, the winners of the 2018 Nebula Awards were announced.

The Nebulas are presented every year for excellence in science fiction and fantasy writing across numerous media categories in the United States. They were first presented in 1966, and are considered by many to be among the most prestigious awards for speculative fiction. In addition to the Nebulas, the SFWA also presented the Bradbury Award for best dramatic presentation and the Andre Norton Award for best YA or middle-grade novel.

In January, the SFWA announced that William Gibson would be honored as the 35th Damon Knight Grand Master for his contributions to science fiction and fantasy literature. The induction ceremony was held at the Nebula Conference.

Here is a complete list of the nominees, winners in bold:


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


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


  • The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander ( Publishing)
  • The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections by Tina Connolly ( July 11th, 2018)
  • An Agent of Utopia by Andy Duncan (An Agent of Utopia)
  • The Substance of My Lives, the Accidents of Our Births by José Pablo Iriarte (Lightspeed Jan. 2018)
  • The Rule of Three by Lawrence M. Schoen (Future Science Fiction Digest Dec. 2018)
  • Messenger by Yudhanjaya Wijeratne and R.R. Virdi (Expanding Universe, Volume 4)


  • “Interview for the End of the World” by Rhett C. Bruno (Bridge Across the Stars)
  • “The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington”by Phenderson Djèlí Clark (Fireside Feb. 2018)
  • “Going Dark” by Richard Fox (Backblast Area Clear)
  • “And Yet” by A.T. Greenblatt (Uncanny March-April 2018)
  • “A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies” by Alix E. Harrow (Apex Feb. 6th, 2018)
  • “The Court Magician” by Sarah Pinsker (Lightspeed Jan. 2018)


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


  • 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, Bryan Woods, and 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


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


Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

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