- The Chesley Awards for Science Fiction and Fantasy Art: A Retrospective by John Grant, Elizabeth L. Humphrey and Pamela D. Scoville (Artist's and Photographer's Press Ltd., 2003)
- The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases by Jeff VanderMeer and Mark Roberts (Night Shade Books, 2003)
- Spectrum 10: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art by Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner (Underwood Books, 2003)
- Dreamer of Dune: The Biography of Frank Herbert by Brian Herbert (Tor, 2003)
- Scores: Reviews 1993–2003 by John Clute (Beccon Publications, 2003)
- Master Storyteller: An Illustrated Tour of the Fiction of L. Ron Hubbard by William J. Widder (Galaxy Press, 2003)
The Return of the Black Widowers by Isaac Asimov and Charles Ardai received enough votes on the nominating ballot to secure a place on the final ballot, but was ruled to be ineligible because anthologies are not eligible in this category.