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Congratulations to the 2019 Nebula Awards Winners! See the Complete List

The winners were announced this weekend during an unprecedented online ceremony.

Nebula Award winners 2019

The winners of the 2019 Nebula Awards were announced Saturday, May 30th during the first-ever virtual Nebula Conference, which is held by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). 

2020 marked the 55th annual Nebula Conference — and although this year's socially-distant event looked different than any in preceding years, the strength of the 2020 finalists and winners shows that the sci-fi and fantasy community has a bold future ahead of it.  

2019 Award-Winner for Best Novel 


  • A Song for a New Day, Sarah Pinsker
  • Marque of Caine, Charles E. Gannon
  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January, Alix E. Harrow 
  • A Memory Called Empire, Arkady Martine 
  • Gods of Jade and Shadow, Silvia Moreno-Garcia 
  • Gideon the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tor.com Publishing)

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2019 Award for Best Novella 


  • This Is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
  • “Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom”, Ted Chiang
  • The Haunting of Tram Car 015, P. Djèlí Clark
  • Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water, Vylar Kaftan
  • The Deep, Rivers Solomon, with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson & Jonathan Snipes 
  • Catfish Lullaby, A.C. Wise 

RELATED: The 10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2019 

2019 Award for Best Novelette 


  • Carpe Glitter, Cat Rambo 
  • “A Strange Uncertain Light”, G.V. Anderson
  • “For He Can Creep”, Siobhan Carroll
  • “His Footsteps, Through Darkness and Light”, Mimi Mondal 
  • “The Blur in the Corner of Your Eye”, Sarah Pinsker 
  • “The Archronology of Love”, Caroline M. Yoachim

2019 Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book


  • Riverland, Fran Wilde
  • Sal and Gabi Break the Universe, Carlos Hernandez 
  • Catfishing on CatNet, Naomi Kritzer 
  • Dragon Pearl, Yoon Ha Lee 
  • Peasprout Chen: Battle of Champions, Henry Lien 
  • Cog, Greg van Eekhout 

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See the full list of winners below! 

Short Story

  • “Give the Family My Love”, A.T. Greenblatt [Winner]
  • “The Dead, In Their Uncontrollable Power”, Karen Osborne
  • “And Now His Lordship Is Laughing”, Shiv Ramdas 
  • “Ten Excerpts from an Annotated Bibliography on the Cannibal Women of Ratnabar Island”, Nibedita Sen 
  • “A Catalog of Storms”, Fran Wilde 
  • “How the Trick Is Done”, A.C. Wise 

Game Writing

  • The Outer Worlds, Leonard Boyarsky, Megan Starks, Kate Dollarhyde, Chris L’Etoile [Winner]
  • Outer Wilds, Kelsey Beachum 
  • The Magician’s Workshop, Kate Heartfield 
  • Disco Elysium, Robert Kurvitz 
  • Fate Accessibility Toolkit, Elsa Sjunneson-Henry 

The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

  • Good Omens: “Hard Times”, Neil Gaiman [Winner]
  • Avengers: Endgame, Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely 
  • Captain Marvel, Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck & Geneva Robertson-Dworet 
  • The Mandalorian: “The Child”, Jon Favreau 
  • Russian Doll: “The Way Out”, Allison Silverman and Leslye Headland 
  • Watchmen: “A God Walks into Abar”, Jeff Jensen & Damon Lindelof

[via Tor.com; SFWA]