Short stories honored by Nebula Award for Best Novelette

One of the most important science fiction awards, the Nebula Award for Best Novelette is granted annually to a science fiction or fantasy novelette (between 7500 and 17,500 words).

Listing 73 stories.

An AIDS patient in California steals an experimental government tech that cures his disease and enhances his human performance. He and his friend concoct a plan to release the tech into the general population.

A stint locked in the basement saves a young boy from unexpected danger. Living in his aunt's basement, a young boy imagines monsters coming to attack--until something much deadlier happens.

An inexperienced governess cares for an orphan in a gothic German castle and discovers that the child is a murderous sea serpent.

A middle-aged man who slaughters cows for a living is visited by a bewitching female in his dreams. Days later, she turns up at his workplace as a cow waiting to be butchered.

In a retelling of the story of Helen of Troy from the Iliad, King Agamemnon's daughter grapples with rage and sorrow when her father agrees to sacrifice her to appease the gods.

A female cyborg must delve into a client's mind to rescue her partner's consciousness after a job gone wrong, but she doesn't realize that the security system inside this mind was created to be a copy of herself at her most bitter and bloodthirsty.

After being unfairly blamed for medical malpractice, a Chinese student finds success making illegal fake versions of beef.

While attending a science convention in Hollywood, a physicist begins to notice similarities between quantum theory and her own life.

A young girl finds refuge in the kindness of a new house cleaner, who helps her protect herself against her evil stepmother with conjure magic – and emotional support.

A town on the moon is disguised as a 20th century bayou in Louisiana. A young boy figures out how the world works as he participates in a peculiar method of repopulating the civilization.