2021 Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel
by Martha Wells
You know that feeling when you're at work, and you've had enough of people, and then the boss walks in with yet another job that needs to be done right this second or the world will end, but all you want to do is go home and binge your favorite shows? And you're a sentient murder machine programmed for destruction? Congratulations, you're Murderbot.
Come for the pew-pew space battles, stay for the most relatable A.I. you'll read this century.
I'm usually alone in my head, and that's where 90 plus percent of my problems are.
When Murderbot's human associates (not friends, never friends) are captured and another not-friend from its past requires urgent assistance, Murderbot must choose between inertia and drastic action.
Drastic action it is, then.
Each year since 1965 the Nebula Awards honoring science fiction's best novel, novella, novelette, short story, and script have been awarded by the voting members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.
Here we present the winners of the Nebula Awards' best novel category.
Every year an anthology of the prior year's Nebula Award-winning short fiction is published. Those anthologies can be found here.