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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

Award-Nominated Short Fiction Read in 2021

Award-Nominated Short Fiction Read in 2021

This challenge is for those who wish to read all of the year's award-nominated short fiction, or to delve into award-nominated short fiction from the past.

Following are links to some of the finalist listings for various awards at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database (ISFDB). Listings for other awards can be found there as well.

Hugo Awards
Nebula Awards
Sturgeon Awards

Challenge Details
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Challenge Span: January 2021 – December 2021

Reading Levels
Select your reading level below. You can adjust your level up or down at any time during the challenge.

 Novice = 12 books + 2 reviews
 Apprentice = 25 books + 4 reviews
 Journeyman = 36 books + 6 reviews
 Master = 50 books + 8 reviews

This challenge has expired. Please have a look at some of our other challenges for something that may interest you.

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chlorine

The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World
The Day the World Turned Upside Down
Gonna Roll the Bones
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
Nightwings
Riders of the Purple Wage
The Sharing of Flesh
Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones
Weyr Search
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devilinlaw

Annabel Lee
Come Tumbling Down
The Dispatcher
Farewell to the Master:  The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex
The Machine Stops:  And Other Stories
A Meeting With Medusa
Not Long Before the End
Procession of the Black Sloth
Ring Shout
Sailing to Byzantium
Wylding Hall
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Engelbrecht

Against the Lafayette Escadrille
Childfinder
Flyaway
The Funeral
Green Mars
Must and Shall
Remake
Sexual Dimorphism
When It Changed
With the Bentfin Boomer Boys on Little Old New Alabama
The Word for World is Forest
Zigeuner
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Hneite

The 43 Antarean Dynasties
After the Apocalypse
After the Apocalypse:  Stories
And Salome Danced
Blood Is Another Word for Hunger
Burning Chrome
Burning Chrome
The Crystal Spheres
The Cure for Everything
Desdemona and the Deep
Dogfight
Don't Press Charges and I Won't Sue
The Easthound
Falling in Love with Hominids
Fermi and Frost
The Flowers of Vashnoi
For I Have Touched the Sky
The Gambler
The Gernsback Continuum
The Glass Bottle Trick
Hammers on Bone
Hinterlands
Homesick: Stories
The Hydraulic Emperor
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
Ill Met in Lankhmar
Kirinyaga
The Martian Obelisk
The Monster of Elendhaven
The Naturalist
New Rose Hotel
One Perfect Morning, with Jackals
The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water
The Other Graces
Pocosin
Red Star, Winter Orbit
Ship of Shadows
Sisters of the Vast Black
Soul Case
Special Economics
This Census-Taker
The Unholy Grail
Useless Things
The Very Pulse of the Machine
The Way of Cross and Dragon
Why I Left Harry's All-Night Hamburgers
The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince
The Winter Market
Winterfair Gifts
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Academic Exercises
Air Raid
Amor Vincit Omnia
Aurora in Four Voices
Carpe Glitter
Compulsory
A Deskful of Girls
Dolly
Dragon's Teeth
The Dragonslayer of Merebarton
The Education of Junior Number 12
The Father of Lies
For Want of a Nail
The Future Is Blue
The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex
Heaven Thunders the Truth
Helicopter Story
Home: Habitat, Range, Niche, Territory
I Met a Man Who Wasn't There
Illuminated
In Her Eyes
The Last Flight of Dr. Ain
Let Maps to Others
Many Mansions
Mika Model
The Mothers of Voorhisville
Murder on the Aldrin Express
Mystery Road
New Atlantis
One Little Room an Everywhere
The Phobos Experience
Portrait of the Artist
A Rich, Full Week
Rockets Red
A Roll of the Dice
The Scapegoat
A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong
The Star
The Sun And I
The Thought That Counts
Told by an Idiot
The Tower
Unicorn Variation
Walk in Silence
We Interrupt This Broadcast
Why I Left Harry's All-Night Hamburgers
Wizard's Six
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2015
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Momosnyx

Momosnyx

All Systems Red
Another Word for Map is Faith
The Cartesian Theater
The Djinn's Wife
Eight Episodes
The House Beyond Your Sky
How to Talk to Girls at Parties
Journey into the Kingdom
Pol Pot's Beautiful Daughter (Fantasy)
A Siege of Cranes
Yellow Card Man
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Parzival1977

Parzival1977

And Now His Lordship Is Laughing
As the Last I May Know
Blood Is Another Word for Hunger
A Catalog of Storms
The Court Magician
Do Not Look Back, My Lion
The Tale of the Three Beautiful Raptor Sisters and the Prince Who Was Made of Meat
Ten Excerpts from an Annotated Bibliography on the Cannibal Women of Ratnabar Island
A Walk in the Sun
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pizzakarin

pizzakarin

All Of Us Can Almost...
And Salome Danced
Another Story or a Fisherman of the Inland Sea
Beautiful White Bodies
Birth Days
Boys
The Catgirl Manifesto: An Introduction
Chemistry
Coming to Terms
Computer Friendly
Congenital Agenesis of Gender Ideation
Diana Comet and the Disappearing Lover
Don't Press Charges and I Won't Sue
Drag Queen Astronaut
Each to Each
Eat Reecebread
Five Fucks
Food Man
Forgiveness Day
The Ghost Girls of Rumney Mill
The Glass Bottle Trick
Grownups
Have Not Have
How to Become a Robot in 12 Easy Steps
Knapsack Poems
The Lady of the Ice Garden
Liking What You See:  A Documentary
Little Faces
Looking Through Lace
The Lovers
The Matter of Seggri
Motherhood, Etc.
Mountain Ways
Neither Witch Nor Fairy
The New Mother
The Night Bazaar for Women Becoming Reptiles
Nirvana High
Opals and Clay
The Other Magpie
Pride and Prometheus
Seven Sexy Cowboy Robots
Some Strange Desire
Stable Strategies for Middle Management
Story of Your Life
Tor Double #7: Screwtop / The Girl Who Was Plugged In
Travels with the Snow Queen
Venus Rising
What I Didn't See
Wooden Bride
Young Woman in a Garden
Weesam

Weesam

The 43 Antarean Dynasties
And Now His Lordship Is Laughing
As the Last I May Know
Blood Is Another Word for Hunger
Boobs
Carnival Nine
Carpe Glitter
A Catalog of Storms
Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand
The Crystal Spheres
Damage
Different Kinds of Darkness
Do Not Look Back, My Lion
The Dog Said Bow-Wow
Exhalation
Falling Onto Mars
Fermi and Frost
Grotto of the Dancing Deer
Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers
Kirinyaga
The Lincoln Train
Madeleine
The Martian Obelisk
Melancholy Elephants
None So Blind
One Perfect Morning, with Jackals
Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies
Pockets
Pocosin
The Pusher
The Rose MacGregor Drinking and Admiration Society
Scherzo with Tyrannosaur
The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington
The Soul Selects Her Own Society: Invasion and Repulsion
Speech Sounds
STET
A Study in Emerald
Sun, Moon, Dust
The Tale of the Three Beautiful Raptor Sisters and the Prince Who Was Made of Meat
Tangents
Ten Excerpts from an Annotated Bibliography on the Cannibal Women of Ratnabar Island
Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight
Tideline
Tk'tk'tk
Today I Am Paul
Travels with My Cats
The Very Pulse of the Machine
The Way of Cross and Dragon
Why I Left Harry's All-Night Hamburgers
A Witch's Guide to Escape:  A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies