Susanna Clarke, N.K. Jemisin, and Silvia Moreno-Garcia are among the finalists for the 56th annual Nebula Awards, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced Monday in a news release.
Clarke’s Piranesi, Jemisin’s The City We Became, and Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican Gothic were named finalists in the novel category, along with C.L. Polk’s The Midnight Bargain, Rebecca Roanhorse’s Black Sun, and Martha Wells’ Network Effect.
The finalists for the Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction are Jordan Ifueko’s Raybearer, Darcie Little Badger’s Elatsoe, T. Kingfisher’s A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking, Jenn Reese’s A Game of Fox and Squirrels, and Shveta Thakrar’s Star Daughter.
The shortlist for the novella award include Yaroslav Barsukov’s “Tower of Mud and Straw,” Nino Cipri’s Finna, P. Djèlí Clark’s Ring Shout, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki’s “Ife-Iyoku, the Tale of Imadeyunuagbon,” R.B. Lemberg’s “The Four Profound Weaves,” and Tochi Onyebuchi’s Riot Baby.
A full list of finalists is available at the SFWA website. The winners of the Nebula Awards will be announced at an online ceremony on June 5 .
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.