The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America is pleased to announce the nominees for the 51st Annual Nebula Awards, the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book.
- All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan)
- Borderline, Mishell Baker (Saga)
- The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
- Ninefox Gambit,Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK)
- Everfair, Nisi Shawl (Tor)
- Runtime, S.B. Divya (Tor.com Publishing)
- The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson (Tor.com Publishing)
- The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle (Tor.com Publishing)
- Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire (Tor.com Publishing)
- The Liar, John P. Murphy (F&SF)
- A Taste of Honey, Kai Ashante Wilson (Tor.com Publishing)
- The Long Fall Up, William Ledbetter (F&SF)
- Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea, Sarah Pinsker (Lightspeed)
- Blood Grains Speak Through Memories, Jason Sanford (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
- The Jewel and Her Lapidary, Fran Wilde (Tor.com Publishing)
- The Orangery, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
- You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay, Alyssa Wong (Uncanny)
- Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies, Brooke Bolander (Uncanny)
- Seasons of Glass and Iron, Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood)
- Sabbath Wine, Barbara Krasnoff (Clockwork Phoenix 5)
- Things With Beards, Sam J. Miller (Clarkesworld)
- This Is Not a Wardrobe Door, A. Merc Rustad (Fireside Magazine)
- A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers, Alyssa Wong (Tor.com)
- Welcome to the Medical Clinic at the Interplanetary Relay Station?Hours Since the Last Patient Death: 0, Caroline M. Yoachim (Lightspeed)
- Arrival, Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Screenplay by Eric Heisserer, 21 Laps Entertainment/FilmNation Entertainment/Lava Bear Films/Xenolinguistics
- Doctor Strange, Directed by Scott Derrickson, Screenplay by Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill, Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures
- Kubo and the Two Strings, Directed by Travis Knight, Screenplay by Mark Haimes & Chris Butler; Laika Entertainment
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Directed by Gareth Edwards, Written by Chris Weitz & Tony Gilroy; Lucusfilm/ Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures
- Westworld: ‘‘The Bicameral Mind’’, Directed by Jonathan Nolan, Written by Lisa Joy & Jonathan Nolan; HBO
- Zootopia, Directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore, & Jared Bush, Screenplay by Jared Bush & Phil Johnston; Walt Disney Pictures/Walt Disney Animation Studios
- The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Kelly Barnhill (Algonquin Young Readers)
- The Star-Touched Queen, Roshani Chokshi (St. Martin’s)
- The Lie Tree, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan UK; Abrams)
- Arabella of Mars, David D. Levine (Tor)
- Railhead, Philip Reeve (Oxford University Press; Switch)
- Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies, Lindsay Ribar (Kathy Dawson Books)
- The Evil Wizard Smallbone, Delia Sherman (Candlewick)
Voting will begin on the final ballot for all Active, Active Family, and Lifetime Active members on March 1st, 2017. The awards will be presented during the annual Nebula Conference, which will run from May 18th-21st and feature seminars and panel discussions on the craft and business of writing, SFWA’s annual business meeting, and receptions. On May 19th, a mass autograph session, open to the public, will take place at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center.
The Nebula Awards recognize the best works of science fiction and fantasy published in the United States as selected by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, membership in which is open to all professional science fiction and fantasy authors. The first Nebula Awards were presented in 1966.
In addition to the Nebula Awards, SFWA will present the Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book, the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award, the Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award, and the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award.
Update: Due to an error in word count, Cat Rambo’s Red in Tooth and Cog has been deemed ineligible for the category of Novelette for a word cound of 7,070. Novelette consideration starts at 7,500 words. Rather than accepting a category change to a fourth-place spot in the current list of finalists for short story, Ms. Rambo declined so as not to displace a three-way tie for the fifth position in that category. Ms. Rambo’s nomination is replaced with The Orangery, by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, published in December 2016 for the Novelette Category.
The SFWA offers its apologies to Ms. Rambo, and is taking steps to ensure that this unfortunate incident does not repeat.