Nebula Award 2022 Nominee e-texts for your reading pleasure!!!!

Nebula Award 2022 Nominee e-texts links


It's that time, yay!  The full list of nominees is here:

and most of the shorter work etext links are thankfully provided by Locus:

though I did find one or two others they haven't .  Note that Locus titles the article "2021 ballot", but SFWA lists awards by year and this year is 2022:  Correct me if I'm wrong!  Of all these titles, I've only read A Desolation Called Peace, which I enjoyed but which by no means reaches the level of the prequel A Memory Called Empire, and its evocation of a space-age Aztec civilization and culture; ADCP suffers from being mostly confined to a spaceship and a nascent love-affair, and the writing is more average.  This SFWA quote made me chuckle as well:

"Author Martha Wells graciously declined her nomination as a novella finalist this year for Fugitive Telemetry: Murderbot Diaries, Book 6, published by Tordotcom. Wells felt that the Murderbot Diaries series has already received incredible praise from her industry peers and wanted to open the floor to highlight other works within the community"

All I have to say to that is 'good.'  

I also posted etext links for last year's nominees here, so check those out as well:



The Unbroken, C.L. Clark (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

A Master of Djinn, P. Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom; Orbit UK)

Machinehood, S.B. Divya (Saga)

A Desolation Called Peace, Arkady Martine (Tor; Tor UK)

Plague Birds, Jason Sanford (Apex)



A Psalm for the Wild-Built, Becky Chambers (Tordotcom)

Fireheart Tiger, Aliette de Bodard (Tordotcom)

And What Can We Offer You Tonight, Premee Mohamed (Neon Hemlock)

Sun-Daughters, Sea-Daughters, Aimee Ogden (Tordotcom)

Flowers for the Sea, Zin E. Rocklyn (Tordotcom)

The Necessity of Stars, E. Catherine Tobler (Neon Hemlock)

“The Giants of the Violet Sea”, Eugenia Triantafyllou (Uncanny 9-10/21)



“O2 Arena”, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (Galaxy’s Edge 11/21)

“Just Enough Rain“, PH Lee (Giganotosaurus 5/21)

“(emet)”, Lauren Ring (F&SF 7-8/21)

“That Story Isn’t the Story“, John Wiswell (Uncanny 11-12/21)

“Colors of the Immortal Palette“, Caroline M. Yoachim (Uncanny 3-4/21)


Short Story

“Mr. Death“, Alix E. Harrow (Apex 2/21)

“Proof by Induction“, José Pablo Iriarte (Uncanny 5-6/21)

“Let All the Children Boogie“, Sam J. Miller ( 1/6/21)

“Laughter Among the Trees“, Suzan Palumbo (The Dark 2/21)

“Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather“, Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny 3-4/21)

“For Lack of a Bed“, John Wiswell (Diabolical Plots 4/21)



From The Chatty
  • rms legacy 10 years legacy 20 years mercury super mega
    March 12, 2022 3:40 PM

    Nebula Awards Nominees 2022

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      March 12, 2022 4:02 PM

      The Murderbot Series is fun so far, but the price for each novella is outrageously high. :( I'm excited to read the next Memory Called ... novel soon. The first was fascinatingly different than most sci-fi.

      • rms legacy 10 years legacy 20 years mercury super mega
        March 12, 2022 4:09 PM

        The economic rationale for releasing and marketing each novellette/novella separately I'm sure is very strong, but that mainly benefits for the publisher/author. I read them all through the local library, not about to buy short stuff. I do hope to read the longer works on the list, but also carefully look at reviews first to decide if they're worth the time investment.

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      March 12, 2022 4:25 PM

      Flowers for the Sea is by a friend of mine! It’s good stuff.

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