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2017 Nebula Nominees and Winners

On May 20, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America announced their Nebula Awards for works released in 2017. There are some amazing titles in all formats on the list such as the conclusion to an epic apocalyptic trilogy, a novella where the main character dubs itself, "Murderbot," a gripping film that combines horrors and social commentary and much, much more. Also, be on the lookout for next year's awards which will include a category for the best video game writing. - a welcome addition! Click on the images to find the items in our catalog.

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	Amberlough
Amberlough
by Lara Elena Donnelly

A mission gone wrong that has triggered political fires throughout Amberlough City finds gay double agent Cyril DePaul scheming to protect his smuggler lover, Aristide Makricosta, throughout the rise of a fascist government coup. 

	The strange case of the alchemist's daughter
The strange case of the alchemist's daughter
by Theodora Goss

Alone and penniless, Mary Jekyll hunts for her father’s killer, a former friend named Edward Hyde, along with help from Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson resulting in the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists.

	Spoonbenders
Spoonbenders
by Daryl Gregory

A generations-spanning family of psychics, blessed and burdened by their abilities, is challenged to use their powers collectively to save themselves from the CIA, the local mafia and a skeptic bent on discrediting them. 

	The stone sky
The stone sky
by N. K Jemisin

*WINNER* A conclusion to the Hugo Award-winning, post-apocalyptic trilogy that began with The Fifth Season reveals how the powers and agendas of two women determine the fate of humankind in the wake of a returning Moon.

	Six wakes
Six wakes
by Mur Lafferty

Awakening in a cloning vat, streaked with blood and possessing no memory of how she died, new clone Maria Arena discovers the clones of six former starship crew members and must identify their murderers before the killer strikes again. 

	Jade city
Jade city
by Fonda Lee

A debut entry in an adult series by the award-winning author of the young-adult novel, Zeroboxer, depicts a bustling island controlled by its jade markets, where a new generation of a magical family casts aside centuries of tradition to protect its people and interests in the face of a powerful new drug.

	Autonomous
Autonomous
by Annalee Newitz

A science-fiction debut by the founder of the website io9 features a rakish pharmaceutical pirate who travels the world in a sub to bring cheap medicine to the poor and a jaded military agent and robot who fall in love while attempting to stop the spread of a dangerous addictive drug.

	River of teeth
River of teeth
by Sarah Gailey

In an alternate 1890s America, feral hippos have overrun the Mississippi bayou and it is up to Winslow Houndstooth and his motley crew to hunt them down and bring them under control.

	Passing strange
Passing strange
by Ellen Klages

Follows six women in 1940 San Francisco as they discover love and danger on the borders where magic, science, and art intersect.

	All systems red
All systems red
by Martha Wells

*WINNER* A team of scientists and their security android, who unbeknownst to the scientists has hacked its own governor module, must investigate a neighboring mission that has gone dark.

	The Black Tides of Heaven
The Black Tides of Heaven
by J. Y. Yang

Mokoya and Akeha, the twin children of the Protector, were sold to the Grand Monastery as infants. While Mokoya developed her strange prophetic gift, Akeha was always the one who could see the strings that moved adults to action. While Mokoya received visions of what would be, Akeha realized what could be. What's more, they saw the sickness at the heart of their mother's Protectorate.
Get Out
Get Out

*WINNER* A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend's mysterious family estate. 
The Good Place
The Good Place

Episode 1:13 "Michael's Gambit" After her death, a woman wakes up in the Good Place, an afterlife town inhabited by the people who have led righteous lives, but the problem is that she gets sent there by mistake
Logan
Logan

When Logan cares for an ailing Professor X on the Mexican border, his attempts to hide from the world are complicated when a young mutant suddenly arrives.
Shape of water
Shape of water

In a secret government laboratory, a mute custodian befriends an amphibian human-like creature.
Star wars: The Last Jedi
Star wars: The Last Jedi

Luke Skywalker helps Rey develop her newly discovered abilities, while the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman

When an Allied pilot crashes on the secluded island of Themyscira and tells of war in the outside world, Amazon warrior princess Diana leaves her home to fight evil and becomes Wonder Woman in the process

	Exo
Exo
by Fonda Lee

Donovan Reyes is a loyal member of an alien security force on Earth, but after a routine search and seizure goes bad, Donovan finds himself a captive of the human revolutionary group, Sapience, terrorists who seem to prefer war to alien rule.

	Weave a circle round
Weave a circle round
by Kari Maaren

When she runs afoul of her eccentric new neighbors, teen Freddy is sent traveling through time where she encounters numerous versions of her neighbors, Josiah and Cuerva, and she realizes that she might be the third in their group of immortals.
The Art of Starving
The Art of Starving
by Sam J. Miller

*WINNER* A gay teen with an eating disorder that he believes gives him supernatural mental clarity decides to infiltrate the life of a bully responsible for driving away his sister, an effort that leads to a greater awareness of body image, self-acceptance and the things he cannot control. 

	Want
Want
by Cindy Pon

A tale set in a heavily polluted Taipei of the near future follows the efforts of a group of teens to save their city in the face of social divisions that enable the wealthy to secure long, protected lives while the poor suffer illness and early death.