2021 Nebula Award Winners

The 2021 Nebula Award Winners have just been announced at the SFWA Nebula conference.

I’ve adapted the original list with my reviews and links to online available versions if available. Please note, that I’ve left out some categories which are less interesting to me (YA, Game Writing, Drama Presentation).

Winners and Finalists

All the nominees from short to long (links in the title lead to online available versions):

Best Short Story

Winner: Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather by Sarah Pinsker

Best Novelette

WinnerO2 Arena by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (in Galaxy’s Edge 11/21)

Best Novella

Winner: And What Can We Offer You Tonight, Premee Mohamed

  • A Psalm for the Wild-Built, Becky Chambers
  • Fireheart Tiger, Aliette de Bodard (
  • Sun-Daughters, Sea-Daughters, Aimee Ogden
  • Flowers for the Sea, Zin E. Rocklyn
  • The Necessity of Stars, E. Catherine Tobler
  • The Giants of the Violet Sea”, Eugenia Triantafyllou


Winner: ★★★+☆☆ • A Master of Djinn • 2021 • Steampunk novella by Phenderson Djèlí Clark • review

  • The Unbroken, C.L. Clark
  • Machinehood, S.B. Divya
  • A Desolation Called Peace, Arkady Martine
  • Plague Birds, Jason Sanford
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4 Responses to 2021 Nebula Award Winners

  1. terenceblake says:

    Hello, Andreas thanks for this list. Here is a link for O2 Arena: https://apex-magazine.com/short-fiction/o2-arena/


  2. pdtillman says:

    Thanks for the list and links! As usual, I have lots of catch-up reading to do. I recommend “Just Enough Rain” by PH Lee, with this killer opening line:
    “I wasn’t surprised when God showed up for Mom’s funeral. They’d always been close.”
    4 stars from me!

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