Nominated SFF I’d Like To Read

It’s almost at the end of the year which means the ‘Best of’ lists will start appearing soon. That’s why I wanted to have a look at the fantasy and science fiction book nominated for the Hugo awards, the Locus awards, and the Nebula awards. I say nominations because I don’t want to only read winners. The books listed below have been nominated for at least one of these awards, some even for multiple.

Some of the shortlisted I’ve already read and won’t be included in this list but there are still so many books I’m excited to read. A few I’ve bought already but haven’t gotten the time to read them yet. I’ve included links to the stories available to read online for free also for myself. Which ones have you read? Do you have other nominees I should check out?

Best SFF Novel

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
Once and Future Witches by Alex W. Harrow
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

Best Young Adult Novel

Legenborn by Tracy Deonn
Raybearere by Jordan Ifueko
A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi
A Peculiar Peril by Jeff Vandermeer

Best Novella

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi
The Empress of Salt and Fortune
The Order of The Pure Moon Reflected The Water by Zen Cho

Best Novellette

“The Inaccessibility of Heaven”, Aliette de Bodard (Uncanny Jul/Aug 2020) Read Here
“A Whisper of Blue”, Ken Liu (The Book of Dragons)
“If You Take My Meaning”, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor.com 11 Feb 2020) Read Here
“A Stick of Clay, in the Hands of God, is Infinite Potential”, JY Neon Yang (Clarkesworld May 2020) Read Here

Best Short Story

“A Guide for Working Breeds”, Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Made to Order: Robots and Revolution, ed. Jonathan Strahan (Solaris)) Read here
“The Mermaid Astronaut”, Yoon Ha Lee (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, February 2020) Read Here
Little Free Library, Naomi Kritzer (Tor.com) Read Here
“Metal Like Blood in the Dark”, T. Kingfisher (Uncanny Magazine, September/October 2020) Read Here
“50 Things Every AI Working with Humans Should Know”, Ken Liu (Uncanny Nov/Dec 2020) Read Here
“The Sycamore and the Sybil”, Alix E. Harrow (Uncanny Mar/Apr 2020) Read Here
“The Girlfriend’s Guide to Gods”, Maria Dahvana Headley (Tor.com 23 Jan 2020) Read Here

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