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2023 Nebula Awards

2023 Nebula Awards

On Sunday, May 14, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) presented their 58th Annual Nebula Awards to writers and creators of speculative fiction works released in 2022. The Nebulas, along with the Hugo Awards, are the most prestigious awards in the speculative fiction genres, and also serve to award outstanding achievement in those spaces. This blog post will include the winners and nominees for the awards, and links to the catalog where applicable. Without further ado, here are some of the winners and nominees! You can find the full list of winners here, and a recording of the ceremony here.


Best Novel

Babel by R. F. Kuang

Also Nominated: Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree

Spear by Nicola Griffith

Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher

Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler


If you’re interested in reading past winners for this award, here’s a list of them, with links to find copies in our catalog.


1966 Frank Herbert Dune
1967 Samuel R. Delany Babel-17
1967 Daniel Keyes Flowers for Algernon
1968 Samuel R. Delany The Einstein Intersection
1969 Alexei Panshin Rite of Passage
1970 Ursula K. Le Guin The Left Hand of Darkness
1971 Larry Niven Ringworld
1972 Robert Silverberg A Time of Changes
1973 Isaac Asimov The Gods Themselves
1974 Arthur C. Clarke Rendezvous with Rama
1975 Ursula K. Le Guin The Dispossessed
1976 Joe Haldeman The Forever War
1977 Frederik Pohl Man Plus
1978 Frederik Pohl Gateway
1979 Vonda N. McIntyre Dreamsnake
1980 Arthur C. Clarke The Fountains of Paradise
1981 Gregory Benford Timescape
1982 Gene Wolfe The Claw of the Conciliator
1983 Michael Bishop No Enemy But Time
1984 David Brin Startide Rising
1985 William Gibson Neuromancer
1986 Orson Scott Card Ender’s Game
1987 Orson Scott Card Speaker for the Dead
1988 Pat Murphy The Falling Woman
1989 Lois McMaster Bujold Falling Free
1990 Elizabeth Ann Scarborough The Healer’s War
1991 Ursula K. Le Guin Tehanu
1992 Michael Swanwick Stations of the Tide
1993 Connie Willis Doomsday Book
1994 Kim Stanley Robinson Red Mars
1995 Greg Bear Moving Mars
1996 Robert J. Sawyer The Terminal Experiment
1997 Nicola Griffith Slow River
1998 Vonda N. McIntyre The Moon and the Sun
1999 Joe Haldeman Forever Peace
2000 Octavia E. Butler Parable of the Talents
2001 Greg Bear Darwin’s Radio
2002 Catherine Asaro The Quantum Rose
2003 Neil Gaiman American Gods
2004 Elizabeth Moon The Speed of Dark
2005 Lois McMaster Bujold Paladin of Souls
2006 Joe W. Haldeman Camouflage
2007 Jack McDevitt Seeker
2008 Michael Chabon The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
2009 Ursula K. Le Guin Powers
2010 Paolo Bacigalupi The Windup Girl
2011 Connie Willis Blackout
2011 Connie Willis All Clear
2012 Jo Walton Among Others
2013 Kim Stanley Robinson 2312
2014 Ann Lecki Ancillary Justice
2015 Jeff VanderMeer Annihilation
2016 Naomi Novik Uprooted
2017 Charlie Jane Anders All the Birds in the Sky
2018 N. K. Jemisin The Stone Sky
2019 Mary Robinette Kowal The Calculating Stars
2020 Sarah Pinsker A Song for a New Day
2021 Martha Wells Network Effect
2022 P. Djeli Clark A Master of Djinn
2023 R. F. Kuang Babel


Best Novella

Even Though I Knew the End by C. L. Polk

Also Nominated: A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers

Bishop’s Opening by R. S. A. Garcia

I Never Liked You Anyway by Jordan Kurella

High Times in the Low Parliament by Kelly Robson


Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Also Nominated: Severance

The Sandman: Season 1

Our Flag Means Death


Andor: “One Way Out”


Andre Norton Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction:

Ruby Finley vs. the Interstellar Invasion by K. Tempest Bradford

Also Nominated: The Scratch Daughters by H. A. Clarke

The Mirrorwood by Deva Fagan

Every Bird a Prince by Jenn Reese

The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester by Maya MacGregor


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