The Science Fiction Writers of America named the winners of their annual Nebula Awards. Since 1965, the Nebula Awards have been given each year for the best novel, novella, novelette, and short story eligible for that year’s award.
The Nebula is considered, along with the Hugo Awards, to be the most prestigious recognition for writers of fantasy and science fiction.
Babel by R.F. Kuang
1828. Robin Swift, orphaned by cholera in Canton, is brought to London by the mysterious Professor Lovell. There, he trains for years in Latin, Ancient Greek, and Chinese, all in preparation for the day he’ll enroll in Oxford University’s prestigious Royal Institute of Translation–also known as Babel.
Babel is the world’s center for translation and, more importantly, magic. Silver working–the art of manifesting the meaning lost in translation using enchanted silver bars–has made the British unparalleled in power, as its knowledge serves the Empire’s quest for colonization.
For Robin, Oxford is a utopia dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge. But knowledge obeys power, and as a Chinese boy raised in Britain, Robin realizes serving Babel means betraying his motherland. As his studies progress, Robin finds himself caught between Babel and the shadowy Hermes Society, an organization dedicated to stopping imperial expansion. When Britain pursues an unjust war with China over silver and opium, Robin must decide…
Even Though I Knew the End by C.L. Polk
An exiled augur who sold her soul to save her brother’s life is offered one last job before serving an eternity in hell. When she turns it down, her client sweetens the pot by offering up the one payment she can’t resist–the chance to have a future where she grows old with the woman she loves. To succeed, she is given three days to track down the White City Vampire, Chicago’s most notorious serial killer. If she fails, only hell and heartbreak await.
“If You Find Yourself Speaking to God, Address God with the Informal You” by John Chu from Uncanny Magazine 7–8/22
“Rabbit Test” by Samantha Mills from Uncanny Magazine 11–12/22
Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction
Ruby Finley vs. the Interstellar Invasion by K. Tempest Bradford
Eleven-year-old Ruby is a Black girl who loves studying insects, much to the grossed-out dismay of her Gramma and the pride of her parents. So when she finds the weirdest insect she’s ever seen in her front yard, she makes sure Gramma isn’t looking and captures it for further study. But then Ruby realizes that the creature isn’t just a rare insect. It’s an alien bug. And it has promptly burned a hole through her window and disappeared. Soon things around the neighborhood go missing, and no one’s heard from the old lady down the street for a week. Ruby will have to team up her with her rag-tag group of friends to find this new invasive species before the feds do. This delightful middle grade debut is swarming with humor, spunky protagonists, and major Louis Sachar vibes. Ruby is the science hero we’ve been waiting for!
Ray Bradbury Nebula Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
Everything Everywhere All at Once
A middle-aged Chinese immigrant is swept up into an insane adventure in which she alone can save existence by exploring other universes and connecting with the lives she could have led.
Rise, tarnished. A unique adventure. Create your character and charge into epic battles with dozens of powerful skills. Face the demigods and claim the shards of the Elden Ring known as the Great Runes. Claim the Elden Ring. Journey through the Lands Between where the Golden Order has been broken and unravel the mysteries of the Elden Ring’s power.