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Here Are the Winners of the 2022 Nebula Awards!


Here Are the Winners of the 2022 Nebula Awards!

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Here Are the Winners of the 2022 Nebula Awards!


Published on May 15, 2023

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Last night, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced the winners of the 2022 Nebula Awards, which honor “the writers of the most outstanding speculative fiction works released in 2022.”

Congratulations to all the winners! You can find the complete list of finalists and winners below.

2022 Nebula Award Finalists


  • Legends & Lattes, Travis Baldree (Cryptid; Tor Books)
  • Spear, Nicola Griffith (Tordotcom Publishing)
  • Nettle and Bone, T. Kingfisher (Tor Books; Titan UK)
  • WINNER: Babel, Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution, R.F. Kuang (Harper Voyager US; Harper Voyager UK)
  • Nona the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tordotcom Publishing)
  • The Mountain in the Sea, Ray Nayler (MCD; Weidenfeld & Nicolson)



  • A Prayer for the Crown-Shy, Becky Chambers (Tordotcom Publishing)
  • “Bishop’s Opening,” R.S.A. Garcia (Clarkesworld 1/22)
  • I Never Liked You Anyway, Jordan Kurella (Vernacular)
  • WINNER: Even Though I Knew the End, C.L. Polk (Tordotcom Publishing)
  • High Times in the Low Parliament, Kelly Robson (Tordotcom Publishing)



  • WINNER: “If You Find Yourself Speaking to God, Address God with the Informal You,” John Chu (Uncanny 7–8/22)
  • “Two Hands, Wrapped in Gold,” S.B. Divya (Uncanny 5–6/22)
  • “Murder by Pixel: Crime and Responsibility in the Digital Darkness,” S.L. Huang (Clarkesworld 12/22)
  • “A Dream of Electric Mothers,” Wole Talabi (Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction)
  • “The Prince of Salt and the Ocean’s Bargain,” Natalia Theodoridou (Uncanny 9/22)
  • “We Built This City,” Marie Vibbert (Clarkesworld 6/22)


Short Story

  • “Destiny Delayed,” Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (Asimov’s 5–6/22)
  • “Give Me English,” Ai Jiang (F&SF 5–6/22)
  • WINNER: “Rabbit Test,” Samantha Mills (Uncanny 11–12/22)
  • “Douen,” Suzan Palumbo (The Dark 3/22)
  • “Dick Pig,” Ian Muneshwar (Nightmare 1/22)
  • “D.I.Y.,” John Wiswell ( 8/24/22)


Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction

  • WINNER: Ruby Finley vs. the Interstellar Invasion, K. Tempest Bradford (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
  • The Scratch Daughters, H. A. Clarke (Erewhon)
  • The Mirrorwood, Deva Fagan (Atheneum)
  • The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester, Maya MacGregor (Astra Young Readers)
  • Every Bird a Prince, Jenn Reese (Henry Holt)


Ray Bradbury Nebula Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

  • Andor: “One Way Out,” Beau Willimon (Lucasfilm, Disney+)
  • WINNER: Everything Everywhere All at Once, Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (A24, AGBO, IAC Films)
  • Nope, Jordan Peele (Universal Pictures)
  • Our Flag Means Death, David Jenkins, Eliza Jiménez Cossio, Zadry Ferrer-Geddes, William Meny, Maddie Dai, Alyssa Lane, John Mahone, Simone Nathan, Natalie Torres, Zackery Alexzander Stephens, Alex J. Sherman, Jes Tom, Adam Stein, Yvonne Zima (Dive, HBO Max)
  • The Sandman: Season 1, Neil Gaiman, Lauren Bello, Vanessa Benton, Mike Dringenberg, Sam Kieth, Catherine Smyth-McMullen, Heather Bellson, Jim Campolongo, Jay Franklin, Austin Guzman, Alexander Newman-Wise, Ameni Rozsa, David Goyer, Allan Heinberg (DC Entertainment, Netflix)
  • Severance, Dan Erickson, Chris Black, Andrew Colville, Amanda Overton, Anna Ouyang Moench, Helen Leigh, Kari Drake, and Mark Friedman. (Endeavor Content, Red Hour Films, Apple TV+)


Game Writing

  • WINNER: Elden Ring, Hidetaka Miyazaki, George R.R. Martin (FromSoftware, Bandai Namco)
  • Horizon Forbidden West, Ben McCaw, Anna Kitain (Guerilla Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Journeys through the Radiant Citadel, Ajit George, F. Wesley Schneider, Justice Ramin Arman, Dominique Dickey, Basheer Ghouse, Alastor Guzman, D. Fox Harrell, T.K. Johnson, Felice Tzehuei Kuan, Surena Marie, Mimi Mondal, Mario Ortegón, Miyuki Jane Pinckard, Pam Punzalan, Erin Roberts, Stephanie Yoon, Terry H. Romero (Wizards of the Coast: Dungeons & Dragons 5th Ed.)
  • Pentiment, Kate Dollarhyde, Zoe Franznick, Märten Rattasepp, Josh Sawyer (Obsidian Entertainment, Xbox Game Studios)
  • Stray, Steven Lerner, Vivien Mermet-Guyenet, Colas Koola (BlueTwelve Studio, Annapurna Interactive)
  • Vampire: The Masquerade: “Sins of the Sires,” Natalia Theodoridou (Choice of Games, Paradox Interactive)


Additional awards and honors presented:

The SFWA Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award 

Robin McKinley


The Infinity Award

Octavia E. Butler (posthumous)


The Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award

Cerece Rennie Murphy

Greg Bear (posthumous)


The Kevin J. O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award

Mishell Baker

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