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The Nebula Awards are administered, voted and presented by the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) to acknowledge excellence in science fiction writing. Read the the rules for the awards.

Nebula lists are maintained in a number of places, including the SF-Lovers Archive, and at SFWA This list comes from Locus Magazine "A History of the Hugo, Nebula and International Fantasy Awards" by Donald Franson and Howard DeVore, from Chuq von Rospach, Nebula Awards administrator, and from the press release issued at the time of the awards.

Michael P. Kube-McDowell wrote a very funny piece called "The Unofficial SFWA Awardball Statistical Abstract and Trading Card Album" which looks at Nebula Final Ballots and winners over the years.

SFWA Grand Master Award Winners * * Author Emeritus * * Bradbury Award

Display the Nebula lists by selecting a decade to display, or by scrolling down the year list and selecting a specific year.

Nebula Awards Listed by the Decade

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Nebula Awards Listed by the Year

Winners 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Final Ballots 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Winners 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Final Ballots 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Winners 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Final Ballots 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Winners 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Final Ballots 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Winners 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Final Ballots 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Winners 2010 2011 2012
Final Ballots 2010 2011 2012


Nebula Awards from the 1960s

1965 Nebula Winners

1965 Nominees

Novel: Dune by Frank Herbert

Novella: "He Who Shapes" by Roger Zelazny and "The Saliva Tree" by Brian Aldiss (tie)

Novelette: "The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth" by Roger Zelazny

Short Story: "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman" by Harlan Ellison

1965 Nebula Final Ballot.

1966 Nebula Winners

1966 Nominees

Novel: Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany and Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes (tie)

Novella: "The Last Castle" by Jack Vance

Novelette: "Call Him Lord" by Gordon R. Dickson Dead People Server

Short Story: "The Secret Place" by Richard McKenna

1966 Nebula Final Ballot.

1967 Nebula Winners

1967 Nominees

Novel: The Einstein Intersection by Samuel R. Delany

Novella: "Behold the Man" by Michael Moorcock

Novelette: "Gonna Roll the Bones" by Fritz Leiber

Short Story: "Aye, and Gomorrah" by Samuel R. Delany

1967 Nebula Final Ballot.

1968 Nebula Winners

1968 Nominees

Novel: Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin

Novella: "Dragonrider" by Anne McCaffrey

Novelette: "Mother to the World" by Richard Wilson

Short Story: "The Planners" by Kate Wilhelm

1968 Nebula Final Ballot.

1969 Nebula Winners

1969 Nominees

Novel: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

Novella: "A Boy and His Dog" by Harlan Ellison

Novelette: "Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones" by Samuel R. Delany

Short Story: "Passengers" by Robert Silverberg

1969 Nebula Final Ballot.

Nebula Awards from the 1970s

1970 Nebula Winners

Novel: Ringworld by Larry Niven

Novella: "Ill Met in Lankhmar" by Fritz Leiber

Novelette: "Slow Sculpture" by Theodore Sturgeon

Short Story: No Award

1970 Nebula Final Ballot.

1971 Nebula Winners

Novel: A Time of Changes by Robert Silverberg

Novella: "The Missing Man" by Katherine MacLean

Novelette: "The Queen of Air and Darkness" by Poul Anderson

Short Story: "Good News from the Vatican" by Robert Silverberg

1971 Nebula Final Ballot.

1972 Nebula Winners

Novel: The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov

Novella: "A Meeting With Medusa" by Arthur C. Clarke

Novelette: "Goat Song" by Poul Anderson

Short Story: "When It Changed" by Joanna Russ

1972 Nebula Final Ballot.

1973 Nebula Winners

Novel: Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

Novella: "The Death of Doctor Island" by Gene Wolfe

Novelette: "Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand" by Vonda N. McIntyre

Short Story: "Love Is the Plan, the Plan is Death" by James Tiptree, Jr.

Dramatic Presentation: Soylent Green

1973 Nebula Final Ballot.

1974 Nebula Winners

Novel: The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

Novella: "Born With the Dead" by Robert Silverberg

Novelette: "If the Stars Are Gods" by Gordon Eklund & Gregory Benford

Short Story: "The Day Before the Revolution" by Ursula K. Le Guin

Dramatic Presentation: Sleeper by Woody Allen

1974 Nebula Final Ballot.

1975 Nebula Winners

Novel: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

Novella: "Home is the Hangman" by Roger Zelazny

Novelette: "San Diego Lightfoot Sue" by Tom Reamy

Short Story: "Catch That Zeppelin" by Fritz Leiber

Dramatic Presentation: Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks & Gene Wilder

Special Plaque: George Pal, for his film work

1975 Nebula Final Ballot.

1976 Nebula Winners

Novel: Man Plus by Frederik Pohl

Novella: "Houston, Houston, Do You Read?" by James Tiptree, Jr.

Novelette: "The Bicentennial Man" by Isaac Asimov

Short Story: "A Crowd of Shadows" by C. L. Grant

1976 Nebula Final Ballot.

1977 Nebula Winners

Novel: Gateway by Frederik Pohl

Novella: "Stardance" by Spider & Jeanne Robinson

Novelette: "The Screwfly Solution" by Racoona Sheldon

Short Story: "Jeffty Is Five" by Harlan Ellison

1977 Nebula Final Ballot.

1978 Nebula Winners

Novel: Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre

Novella: "The Persistence of Vision" by John Varley

Novelette: "A Glow of Candles, A Unicorn's Eye" by C. L. Grant

Short Story: "Stone" by Edward Bryant

1978 Nebula Final Ballot.

1979 Nebula Winners

Novel: The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke

Novella: "Enemy Mine" by Barry B. Longyear

Novelette: "Sandkings" by George R. R. Martin

Short Story: "GiANTS" by Edward Bryant

1979 Nebula Final Ballot.

Nebula Awards from the 1980s

1980 Nebula Winners

Novel: Timescape by Gregory Benford

Novella: "Unicorn Tapestry" by Suzy McKee Charnas

Novelette: "The Ugly Chickens" by Howard Waldrop

Short Story: "Grotto of the Dancing Deer" by Clifford D. Simak

1980 Nebula Final Ballot.

1981 Nebula Winners

Novel: The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene Wolfe

Novella: "The Saturn Game" by Poul Anderson

Novelette: "The Quickening" by Michael Bishop

Short Story: "The Bone Flute" by Lisa Tuttle [declined by author]

1981 Nebula Final Ballot.

1982 Nebula Winners

Novel: No Enemy But Time by Michael Bishop

Novella: "Another Orphan" by John Kessel

Novelette: "Fire Watch" by Connie Willis

Short Story: "A Letter From the Clearys" by Connie Willis

1982 Nebula Final Ballot.

1983 Nebula Winners

Novel: Startide Rising by David Brin

Novella: "Hardfought" by Greg Bear

Novelette: "Blood Music" by Greg Bear

Short Story: "The Peacemaker" by Gardner Dozois

1983 Nebula Final Ballot.

1984 Nebula Winners

Novel: Neuromancer by William Gibson

Novella: "Press Enter []" by John Varley

Novelette: "Blood Child" by Octavia Butler

Short Story: "Morning Child" by Gardner Dozois

1984 Nebula Final Ballot.

1985 Nebula Winners

Novel: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Novella: "Sailing to Byzantium" by Robert Silverberg

Novelette: "Portraits of His Children" by George R. R. Martin

Short Story: "Out of All Them Bright Stars" by Nancy Kress

1985 Nebula Final Ballot.

1986 Nebula Winners

Novel: Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

Novella: "R&R" by Lucius Shepard

Novelette: "The Girl Who Fell Into the Sky" by Kate Wilhelm

Short Story: "Tangents" by Greg Bear

1986 Nebula Final Ballot.

1987 Nebula Winners

Novel: The Falling Woman by Pat Murphy

Novella: "The Blind Geometer" by Kim Stanley Robinson

Novelette: "Rachel in Love" by Pat Murphy

Short Story: "Forever Yours, Anna" by Kate Wilhelm

1987 Nebula Final Ballot.

1988 Nebula Winners

Novel: Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold

Novella: "The Last of the Winnebagos" by Connie Willis

Novelette: "Schrödinger's Kitten" by George Alec Effinger

Short Story: "Bible Stories for Adults, No. 17: The Deluge" by James Morrow

1988 Nebula Final Ballot.

1989 Nebula Winners

Novel: The Healer's War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

Novella: "The Mountains of Mourning" by Lois McMaster Bujold

Novelette: "At the Rialto" by Connie Willis

Short Story: "Ripples in the Dirac Sea" by Geoffrey A. Landis

1989 Nebula Final Ballot.

Nebula Awards from the 1990s

1990 Nebula Winners

Novel: Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

Novella: "The Hemingway Hoax" by Joe Haldeman

Novelette: "Tower of Babylon" by Ted Chiang

Short Story: "Bears Discover Fire" by Terry Bisson

1990 Nebula Final Ballot.

1991 Nebula Winners

Novel: Stations of the Tide by Michael Swanwick

Novella: "Beggars in Spain" by Nancy Kress

Novelette: "Guide Dog" by Mike Conner

Short Story: "Ma Qui" by Alan Brennert

1991 Nebula Final Ballot.

1992 Nebula Winners

Novel: Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

Novella: "City Of Truth" by James Morrow

Novelette: "Danny Goes to Mars" by Pamela Sargent

Short Story: "Even the Queen" by Connie Willis

1992 Nebula Final Ballot.

1993 Nebula Winners

Novel: Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

Novella: "The Night We Buried Road Dog" by Jack Cady

Novelette: "Georgia on My Mind" by Charles Sheffield

Short Story: "Graves" by Joe Haldeman

1993 Nebula Final Ballot.

1994 Nebula Winners

The 1994 Nebulas were awarded at a ceremony in New York City in late April 1995.

Novel: Moving Mars by Greg Bear

Novella: "Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge" by Mike Resnick

Novelette: "The Martian Child" by David Gerrold

Short Story: "A Defense of the Social Contracts" by Martha Soukup

1994 Nebula Final Ballot.

1995 Nebula Winners

The 1995 Nebulas were awarded at a ceremony in April 1996.

Novel: The Terminal Experiment by Robert J. Sawyer (HarperPrism, serialized as "Hobson's Choice", mid-December 1994-March 1995)

Novella: "Last Summer at Mars Hill" by Elizabeth Hand

Novelette: "Solitude" by Ursula K. Le Guin

Short Story: "Death and the Librarian" by Esther M. Friesner

1995 Nebula Final Ballot.

1996 Nebula Winners

The 1996 Nebulas were awarded on Saturday, April 19, 1997 in Kansas City, MO.

Novel: Slow River by Nicola Griffith (Del Rey, Aug95)

Novella: "Da Vinci Rising" by Jack Dann (Asimov's, May95)

Novelette: "Lifeboat on a Burning Sea" by Bruce Holland Rogers (F&SF, Nov95 Oct/Nov)

Short Story: "A Birthday" by Esther M. Friesner (F&SF, Aug95)

1996 Nebula Final Ballot.

1997 Nebula Winners

The 1997 Nebulas were awarded on Saturday, May 2, 1998 in Santa Fe, NM.

Novel: The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre

Novella: "Abandon in Place" by Jerry Oltion

Novelette: "Flowers of Aulit Prison" by Nancy Kress

Short Story: "Sister Emily's Lightship" by Jane Yolen

1997 Nebula Final Ballot.

1998 Nebula Winners

The 1998 Nebulas were awarded on Saturday, May 1, 1999 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Photos from the 1999 Nebula Award Weekend

Novel: Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman

Novella: "Reading the Bones" by Sheila Finch

Novelette: "Lost Girls" by Jane Yolen

Short Story: "Thirteen Ways to Water" by Bruce Holland Rogers

1998 Nebula Final Ballot.

1999 Nebula Winners

The 1999 Nebulas were awarded on Saturday, May 20, 2000 in New York, NY.
Photos from the 2000 Nebula Award Weekend.

Novel: Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler (Seven Stories Press)

Novella: "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang (Starlight 2)

Novelette: "Mars is No Place for Children" by Mary A. Turzillo (SF Age)

Short Story: "The Cost of Doing Business" by Leslie What (Amazing Stories)

Script: The Sixth Sense by M. Night Shyamalan (Buena Vista)

1999 Nebula Final Ballot.

Nebula Awards from the 2000s

2000 Nebula Winners

The 2000 Nebulas were awarded on Saturday, April 28, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA.

Novel: Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear (Ballantine)

Novella: "Goddesses" by Linda Nagata (Sci Fiction/SciFi.com, July 5, 2000)

Novelette: "Daddy's World" by Walter Jon Williams (Not of Woman Born, Constance Ash, Ed., Roc, Mar99)

Short Story: "macs" by Terry Bisson (F&SF, Oct/Nov99)

Script: Galaxy Quest by Robert Gordon, David Howard (Dreamworks, Dec99)

2000 Nebula Final Ballot.

2001 Nebula Winners

The 2001 Nebulas were awarded on Saturday, April 27, 2002 in Kansas City, MO. Keith Stokes Photos from the 2001 Nebulas.

Novel: The Quantum Rose by Catherine Asaro (Tor)

Novella: "The Ultimate Earth" by Jack Williamson (Analog Dec00)

Novelette: "Louise's Ghost" by Kelly Link (Stranger Things Happen Small Beer Press Jul01)

Short Story: "The Cure for Everything" by Severna Park (SCI FICTION Jun 22 00)

Script: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by James Schamus, Kuo Jung Tsai and Hui-Ling Wang (Sony Pictures Classics" by Dec00)

President's Award: Betty Ballantine

2001 Nebula Final Ballot.

2002 Nebula Winners

The 2002 Nebulas were awarded on Saturday, April 19, 2003 in Philadelphia, PA.

Novel: American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Morrow)

Novella: "Bronte's Egg" by Richard Chwedyk (F&F)

Novelette: "Hell is the Absence of God" by Ted Chiang (Starlight 3)

Short Story: "Creature" by Carol Emshwiller (F&SF)

Script: Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by Frances Walsh, Phillipa Boyens and Peter Jackson (New Line)

Grand Master: Ursula K. Le Guin

Author Emeritus: Katherine MacLean

2002 Nebula Final Ballot.
Many photos from Nebula weekend

2003 Nebula Winners

The 2003 Nebulas were awarded on Saturday, April 17, 2004 in Seattle, WA.

Novel: Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon (Ballantine)

Novella: "Coraline" by Neil Gaiman (Harper Collins)

Novelette: "The Empire of Ice Cream" by Jeffrey Ford (SCIFICTION)

Short Story: "What I Didn't See" by Karen Joy Fowler (SCIFICTION)

Script: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by Frances Walsh, Phillipa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair, Peter Jackson (New Line)

Grand Master: Robert Silverberg

2003 Nebula Final Ballot.

2004 Nebula Winners

The 2004 Nebulas were awarded on Saturday, April 30, 2005 in Chicago, IL.

Novel: Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold

Novella: "The Green Leopard Plague" by Walter Jon Williams

Novelette: "Basement Magic" by Ellen Klages

Short Story: "Coming to Terms" by Eileen Gunn

Script: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King by Frances Walsh, Phillipa Boyens, Peter Jackson (New Line)

Grand Master: Anne McCaffrey

2004 Nebula Final Ballot.

2005 Nebula Winners

The 2005 Nebulas were awarded on Saturday, May 6, 2006 in Tempe, AZ.

Novel: Camouflage by Joe Haldeman

Novella: "Magic for Beginners" by Kelly Link

Novelette: "The Faery Handbag" by Kelly Link

Short Story: "I Live With You" by Carol Emshwiller

Script: Serenity by Joss Whedon

Grand Master: Harlan Ellison

2005 Nebula Final Ballot.

2006 Nebula Winners

The 2006 Nebulas were awarded on Saturday, May 12, 2007 in New York, NY.

Novel: Seeker by Jack McDevitt (Ace, Nov05)

Novella: "Burn" by James Patrick Kelly (Tachyon Publications, Dec05)

Novelette: "Two Hearts" by Peter S. Beagle (F&SF, Oct/Nov05)

Short Story: "Echo" by Elizabeth Hand (F&SF, Oct/Nov05)

Script: Howl's Moving Castle by Hayao Miyazaki, Cindy Davis Hewitt, and Donald H. Hewitt (Studio Ghibli and Walt Disney Pictures, U.S. Premier 10 Jun05. Based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones)

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy: Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier

Grand Master: James Gunn

2006 Nebula Final Ballot.

2007 Nebula Winners

The 2007 Nebulas were awarded on Saturday, April 26, 2008 in Austin, TX.

Novel: The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon (HarperCollins, May07)

Novella: "Fountain of Age" by Nancy Kress (Asimov's, Jul07)

Novelette: "The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" by Ted Chiang (F&SF, Sep 07)

Short Story: "Always" by Karen Joy Fowler (Asimov's, Apr/May07 issue)

Script: Pan's Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro (Time/Warner, Jan07)

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

Grand Master: Michael Moorcock

SFWA Service Award: Melisa Michaels and Graham P. Collins

Author Emeritus: Ardath Mayhar

2007 Nebula Final Ballot.

2008 Nebula Winners

The 2008 Nebulas were awarded on Saturday, April 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA.

Novel: Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt, Sep 07)

Novella: "The Spacetime Pool" by Catherine Asaro (Analog, Mar 08)

Novelette: "Pride and Prometheus" by John Kessel (F&SF, Jan 08)

Short Story: "Trophy Wives" by Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Fellowship Fantastic, Martin H. Greenberg and Kerrie Hughes, eds., DAW Books, Jan 08)

Script: WALL-E by Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon. Original story by Andrew Stanton & Pete Docter (Pixar, Jun 08)

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy: Flora's Dare: How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror, and Try to Save Califa from a Shaky Doom (Despite Being Confined to Her Room) by Ysabeau S. Wilce (Harcourt, Sep 08)

Grand Master: Harry Harrison

SFWA Service Award: Victoria Strauss

Author Emeritus: M.J. Engh

Solstice: Kate Wilhelm, Martin H. Greenberg and the late Algis Budrys

2008 Nebula Final Ballot.

2009 Nebula Winners

The 2009 Nebulas were awarded in Cocoa Beach, Florida on May 15, 2010.

Novel: The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Nightshade Sep09)

Novella: The Women of Nell Gwynne's by Kage Baker (Subterranean Press by Jun09)

Novelette: "Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast" by Eugie Foster (Interzone by Feb09)

Short Stories:

"Spar" by Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld by Oct09)

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation: District 9 by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell (Tri-Star Aug09)

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente (Catherynne M. Valente Jun09)

Damon Knight Grand Master: Joe Haldeman

Author Emeritus: Neal Barrett, Jr.

SFWA Service Awards: Vonda N. McIntyre and Keith Stokes

SFWA Solstice Award: Tom Doherty, Terri Windling and the late Donald A. Wollheim

2009 Nebula Final Ballot.

2010 Nebula Winners

The 2010 Nebulas were awarded at the Washington Hilton on May 21, 2011.

Novel: Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Spectra)

Novella: "The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen’s Window" by Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean, Summer 10)

Novelette: "That Leviathan Whom Thou Hast Made" by Eric James Stone (Analog Sept10)

Short Story: Tie: "Ponies" by Kij Johnson (Tor.com, January ’10) and "How Interesting: A Tiny Man" by Harlan Ellison (Realms of Fantasy Feb10)

Ray Bradbury Award: Inception

Andre Norton Award: I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett (Doubleday; Harper)

2010 Nebula Final Ballot.

2011 Nebula Winners

The 2011 Nebulas were awarded at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia on May 19, 2012.

Novel: Among Others Jo Walton (Tor)

Novella: "The Man Who Bridged the Mist" Kij Johnson (Asimov's Science Fiction October/November 2011)

Novelette: "What We Found" Geoff Ryman (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction September/October 2011)

Short Story: "The Paper Menagerie" Ken Liu (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction March/April 2011)

Ray Bradbury Award: Doctor Who: "The Doctor's Wife" Neil Gaiman (writer), Richard Clark (director) (BBC Wales)

Andre Norton Award: The Freedom Maze Delia Sherman (Big Mouth House)

2011 Damon Knight Grand Master Award: Connie Willis

Solstice Award: Octavia Butler (posthumous) and John Clute

Service To SFWA Award: Bud Webster

2011 Nebula Final Ballot.

2012 Nebula Winners

The 2012 Nebulas were awarded in San Jose, California on May 18, 2013.

Novel: 2312 Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)

Novella: "After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall" Nancy Kress (Tachyon)

Novelette: "Close Encounters" Andy Duncan (The Pottawatomie Giant & Other Stories)

Short Story: "Immersion" Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld 6/12)

Ray Bradbury Award: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin (director), Benh Zeitlin and Lucy Abilar (writers), (Journeyman/Cinereach/Court 13/Fox Searchlight)

Andre Norton Award: Fair Coin E. C. Myers (Pyr)

2012 Damon Knight Grand Master Award: Gene Wolfe

Solstice Award: Carl Sagan (posthumous) and Ginjer Buchanan

Kevin J. O'Donnell, Jr. Service To SFWA Award: Michael H. Payne

2012 Nebula Final Ballot.