Nebula Awards

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An award given by SFWA since 1966. (Unlike the Hugo Awards, the date of the award is for the year the work was published, not the year the award is given.) The awards are nominated and voted on by members of the association.

The Nebula for Best Game Writing was introduced in 2019. There was a Best Script award given in 1974–1978 and 2000–2007 which was changed to the Ray Bradbury Award For Outstanding Dramatic Presentation in 2008. The Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy has been presented since 2006.

Other awards presented at the ceremony during the Nebula Award Weekend include the SFWA Grand Master Award, the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award, and the Kevin O'Donnell, Jr. Service To SFWA Award.

Some of the winning fiction is printed in a series of books called Nebula Awards Winners.



Year Author Work
1965 Frank Herbert Dune
1966 tie Daniel Keyes Flowers for Algernon
1966 tie Samuel R. Delany Babel-17
1967 Samuel R. Delany The Einstein Intersection
1968 Alexei Panshin Rite of Passage
1969 Ursula K. Le Guin The Left Hand of Darkness
1970 Larry Niven Ringworld
1971 Robert Silverberg A Time of Changes
1972 Isaac Asimov The Gods Themselves
1973 Arthur C. Clarke Rendezvous with Rama
1974 Ursula K. Le Guin The Dispossessed
1975 Joe Haldeman The Forever War
1976 Frederik Pohl Man Plus
1977 Frederik Pohl Gateway
1978 Vonda N. McIntyre Dreamsnake
1979 Arthur C. Clarke The Fountains of Paradise
1980 Gregory Benford Timescape
1981 Gene Wolfe The Claw of the Conciliator
1982 Michael Bishop No Enemy But Time
1983 David Brin Startide Rising
1984 William Gibson Neuromancer
1985 Orson Scott Card Ender's Game
1986 Orson Scott Card Speaker for the Dead
1987 Pat Murphy The Falling Woman
1988 Lois McMaster Bujold Falling Free
1989 Elizabeth Ann Scarborough The Healer's War
1990 Ursula K. Le Guin Tehanu, The Last Book of Earthsea
1991 Michael Swanwick Stations of the Tide
1992 Connie Willis Doomsday Book
1993 Kim Stanley Robinson Red Mars
1994 Greg Bear Moving Mars
1995 Robert J. Sawyer The Terminal Experiment
1996 Nicola Griffith Slow River
1997 Vonda N. McIntyre The Moon and the Sun
1998 Joe Haldeman Forever Peace
1999 Octavia E. Butler Parable of the Talents
2000 Greg Bear Darwin's Radio
2001 Catherine Asaro The Quantum Rose
2002 Neil Gaiman American Gods
2003 Elizabeth Moon Speed of Dark
2004 Lois McMaster Bujold Paladin of Souls
2005 Joe Haldeman Camouflage
2006 Jack McDevitt Seeker
2007 Michael Chabon The Yiddish Policemen's Union
2008 Ursula K. Le Guin Powers
2009 Paolo Bacigalupi The Windup Girl
2010 Connie Willis Blackout and All Clear
2011 Jo Walton Among Others
2012 Kim Stanley Robinson 2312
2013 Ann Leckie Ancillary Justice
2014 Jeff VanderMeer Annihilation
2015 Naomi Novik Uprooted
2016 Charlie Jane Anders All the Birds in the Sky
2017 N. K. Jemisin The Stone Sky
2018 Mary Robinette Kowal The Calculating Stars
2019 Sarah Pinsker A Song for a New Day


Year Author Work
1965 tie Brian W. Aldiss The Saliva Tree
1965 tie Roger Zelazny He Who Shapes
1966 Jack Vance The Last Castle
1967 Michael Moorcock Behold the Man
1968 Anne McCaffrey Dragonrider
1969 Harlan Ellison A Boy and His Dog
1970 Fritz Leiber Ill Met in Lankhmar
1971 Katherine MacLean The Missing Man
1972 Arthur C. Clarke A Meeting with Medusa
1973 Gene Wolfe The Death of Dr. Island
1974 Robert Silverberg Born with the Dead
1975 Roger Zelazny Home is the Hangman
1976 James Tiptree, Jr. Houston
1977 Spider Robinson, Jeanne Robinson Stardance
1978 John Varley The Persistence of Vision
1979 Barry B. Longyear Enemy Mine
1980 Suzy McKee Charnas Unicorn Tapestry
1981 Poul Anderson The Saturn Game
1982 John Kessel Another Orphan
1983 Greg Bear Hardfought
1984 John Varley PRESS ENTER _
1985 Robert Silverberg Sailing to Byzantium
1986 Lucius Shepard R&R
1987 Kim Stanley Robinson The Blind Geometer
1988 Connie Willis The Last of the Winnebagos
1989 Lois McMaster Bujold The Mountains of Mourning
1990 Joe Haldeman The Hemingway Hoax
1991 Nancy Kress Beggars in Spain
1992 James Morrow City of Truth
1993 Jack Cady The Night We Buried Road Dog
1994 Mike Resnick Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge
1995 Elizabeth Hand Last Summer at Mars Hill
1996 Jack Dann Da Vinci Rising
1997 Jerry Oltion Abandon in Place
1998 Sheila Finch Reading the Bones
1999 Ted Chiang Story of Your Life
2000 Linda Nagata Goddesses
2001 Jack Williamson The Ultimate Earth
2002 Richard Chwedyk Bronte's Egg
2003 Neil Gaiman Coraline
2004 Walter Jon Williams The Green Leopard Plague
2005 Kelly Link Magic for Beginners
2006 James Patrick Kelly Burn
2007 Nancy Kress Fountain of Age
2008 Catherine Asaro The Spacetime Pool
2009 Kage Baker The Women of Nell Gwynne's
2010 Rachel Swirsky The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen's Window
2011 Kij Johnson The Man who Bridged the Mist
2012 Nancy Kress After the Fall
2013 Vylar Kaftan The Weight of the Sunrise
2014 Nancy Kress Yesterday's Kin
2015 Nnedi Okorafor Binti
2016 Seanan McGuire Every Heart a Doorway
2017 Martha Wells All Systems Red
2018 Aliette de Bodard The Tea Master and the Detective
2019 Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone This Is How You Lose the Time War


Year Author Work
1965 Roger Zelazny The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth
1966 Gordon R. Dickson Call Him Lord
1967 Fritz Leiber Gonna Roll the Bones
1968 Richard Wilson Mother to the World
1969 Samuel R. Delany Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones
1970 Theodore Sturgeon Slow Sculpture
1971 Poul Anderson The Queen of Air and Darkness
1972 Poul Anderson Goat Song
1973 Vonda McIntyre Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand
1974 Gregory Benford, Gordon Eklund If the Stars are Gods
1975 Tom Reamy San Diego Lightfoot Sue
1976 Isaac Asimov The Bicentennial Man
1977 Raccoona Sheldon The Screwfly Solution
1978 Charles L. Grant A Glow of Candles, A Unicorn's Eye
1979 George R. R. Martin Sandkings
1980 Howard Waldrop The Ugly Chickens
1981 Michael Bishop The Quickening
1982 Connie Willis Fire Watch
1983 Greg Bear Blood Music
1984 Octavia E. Butler Bloodchild
1985 George R. R. Martin Portraits of his Children
1986 Kate Wilhelm The Girl who Fell into the Sky
1987 Pat Murphy Rachel in Love
1988 George Alec Effinger Schrödinger's Kitten
1989 Connie Willis At the Rialto
1990 Ted Chiang Tower of Babylon
1991 Mike Conner Guide Dog
1992 Pamela Sargent Danny Goes To Mars
1993 Charles Sheffield Georgia on my Mind
1994 David Gerrold The Martian Child
1995 Ursula K. Le Guin Solitude
1996 Bruce Holland Lifeboat on a Burning Sea
1997 Nancy Kress The Flowers of Aulit Prison
1998 Jane Yolen Lost Girls
1999 Mary Turzillo Mars is No Place for Children
2000 Walter Jon Williams Daddy's World
2001 Kelly Link Louise's Ghost
2002 Ted Chiang Hell is the Absence of God
2003 Jeffrey Ford The Empire of Ice Cream
2004 Ellen Klages Basement Magic
2005 Kelly Link The Faery Handbag
2006 Peter S. Beagle Two Hearts
2007 Ted Chiang The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate
2008 John Kessel Pride and Prometheus
2009 Eugie Foster Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast
2010 Eric James Stone That Leviathan Whom Thou Hast Made
2011 Geoff Ryman What We Found
2012 Andy Duncan Close Encounters
2013 Aliette de Bodard The Waiting Stars
2014 Alaya Dawn Johnson A Guide to the Fruits of Hawai'i
2015 Sarah Pinsker Our Lady of the Open Road
2016 William Ledbetter The Long Fall Up
2017 Kelly Robson A Human Stain
2018 Brooke Bolander The Only Harmless Great Thing
2019 Cat Rambo Carpe Glitter

Short Story[edit]

Year Author Work
1965 Harlan Ellison “'Repent, Harlequin!' said the Ticktockman”
1966 Richard Mckenna “The Secret Place”
1967 Samuel R. Delany “Aye, and Gomorrah ...”
1968 Kate Wilhelm “The Planners”
1969 Robert Silverberg “Passengers”
1970 no award
1971 Robert Silverberg “Good News from the Vatican”
1972 Joanna Russ “When it Changed”
1973 James Tiptree, Jr. “Love is the Plan the Plan is Death”
1974 Ursula K. Le Guin “The Day Before the Revolution”
1975 Fritz Leiber Catch that Zeppelin!
1976 Charles L. Grant “A Crowd of Shadows”
1977 Harlan Ellison “Jeffty is Five”
1978 Edward Bryant “Stone”
1979 Edward Bryant “giANTS”
1980 Clifford D. Simak “Grotto of the Dancing Deer”
1981 Lisa Tuttle “The Bone Flute”
1982 Connie Willis “A Letter from the Clearys”
1983 Gardner Dozois “The Peacemaker”
1984 Gardner Dozois “Morning Child”
1985 Nancy Kress “Out of All Them Bright Stars”
1986 Greg Bear “Tangents”
1987 Kate Wilhelm “Forever Yours”
1988 James Morrow “Bible Stories for Adults, No. 17”
1990 Terry Bisson “Bears Discover Fire”
1991 Alan Brennert “Ma Qui”
1992 Connie Willis “Even the Queen”
1993 Joe Haldeman “Graves”
1994 Martha Soukup “A Defense of the Social Contracts”
1995 Esther M. Friesner “Death and the Librarian”
1996 Esther M. Friesner “A Birthday”
1997 Jane Yolen “Sister Emily's Lightship”
1998 Bruce Holland “Thirteen Ways to Water”
1999 Leslie What “The Cost of Doing Business”
2000 Terry Bisson “macs”
2001 Severna Park “The Cure for Everything”
2002 Carol Emshwiller “Creature”
2003 Karen Joy Fowler What I Didn't See
2004 Eileen Gunn Coming to Terms
2005 Carol Emshwiller “I Live with You”
2006 Elizabeth Hand “Echo”
2007 Karen Joy Fowler “Always”
2008 Nina Kiriki Hoffman “Trophy Wives”
2009 Kij Johnson “Spar”
2010 tie Kij Johnson “Ponies”
2010 tie Harlan Ellison “How Interesting, A Tiny Man”
2011 Ken Liu “The Paper Menagerie”
2012 Aliette de Bodard “Immersion”
2013 Rachel Swirsky “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love”
2014 Ursula Vernon “Jackalope Wives”
2015 Alyssa Wong “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers”
2016 Amal El-Mohtar “Seasons of Glass and Iron”
2017 Rebecca Roanhorse “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience”
2018 Phenderson Djèlí Clark “The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington”
2019 A. T. Greenblatt “Give the Family My Love”

Game Writing[edit]

Year Author Work
2018 Charlie Brooker Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
2019 Leonard Boyarsky, Kate Dollarhyde, Paul Kirsch, Chris L’Etoile, Daniel McPhee, Carrie Patel, Nitai Poddar, Marc Soskin and Megan Starks The Outer Worlds

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation[edit]

The Ray Bradbury Award (full name "Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation") is presented by the SFWA to recognize excellence in screen writing. Originally presented in 1992 and given for specific work, the award was not presented annually and was dormant from 2001 through 2008, when it was presented for a body of work rather than an individual work.

Starting with the 2009 award, the Nebula Award for Best Script was eliminated and the Bradbury Award given in its place. While no longer a Nebula, the award is presented at the Nebula Awards Ceremony and follows Nebula rules and procedures. (Unlike the Hugo Awards, as with the Nebula Awards, the year of the award is for the year prior to the year the award is actually given.)

In 2019, it was announced that the Ray Bradbury Award For Outstanding Dramatic Presentation is officially a Nebula Award.

Year Winner
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day written and directed by James Cameron
1998 Babylon 5 created by J. Michael Straczynski
2000 2000X: Tales of the Next Millennia by Yuri Rasovsky and Harlan Ellison
2007 Joss Whedon
Renamed the Ray Bradbury Award For Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
2008 District 9 written and directed by Neill Blomkamp and written by Terri Tatchell
2009 Inception written and directed by Christopher Nolan
2010 Doctor Who: "The Doctor's Wife" written by Neil Gaiman, directed by Richard Clark
2011 Beasts of the Southern Wild written and directed by Benh Zeitlin and written by Lucy Alibar
2012 Gravity written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón and written by Jonás Cuarón
2013 Guardians of the Galaxy written and directed by James Gunn and written by Nicole Perlman
2014 Mad Max: Fury Road written and directed by George Miller and written by Brendan McCarthy and Niko Lathouris
2015 Mad Max: Fury Road written by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, and Nick Lathouris, directed by George Miller
2016 Arrival written by Eric Heisserer, directed by Denis Villeneuve
2017 Get Out written by Jordan Peele, directed by Jordan Peele
2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse written by Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman, directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman
2019 Good Omens: “Hard Times” written by Neil Gaiman

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy[edit]

In 2019, it was announced that the Andre Norton Award is officially a Nebula Award.

Year Author Work
2005 Holly Black Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie
2006 Justine Larbalestier Magic or Madness
2007 J. K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
2008 Ysabeau S. Wilce Flora's Dare
2009 Catherynne M. Valente The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
2010 Terry Pratchett I Shall Wear Midnight
2011 Delia Sherman The Freedom Maze
2012 E. C. Myers Fair Coin
2013 Nalo Hopkinson Sister Mine
2014 Alaya Dawn Johnson Love Is the Drug
2015 Fran Wilde Updraft
2016 David D. Levine Arabella of Mars
2017 Sam J. Miller The Art of Starving
2018 Tomi Adeyemi Children of Blood and Bone
2019 Fran Wilde Riverland

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