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The Nebula Awards are one of the most prominent awards given for science fiction and fantasy literature each year. The Nebulas were first given out in 1965, and have been an annual event ever since. Unlike many other literary awards, which are nominated and voted upon by either readers or critics, the only people who can nominate and vote in Nebula balloting are authors who are members of The Science Fiction Writers of America. Each year, those members are encouraged to nominate the best science fiction or fantasy works in the categories of Novel, Novella, Novelette and Short Story. [Beginning in 1999, an additional category was added for "Best Script".] Although this list includes only the winners in the "Novel" category, information about all of the categories can be found at this Nebula Award site. The Nebula Awards are traditionally presented at the Nebula Weekend, usually held in May of each year. NOTE: The titles in this list are "hotlinked" to the library's catalog, for all those titles currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries. Several of the earlier Nebula-winning novels have gone out of print and are no longer in our collection.

For Science Fiction and Fantasy awards, please also see our Hugo award winners booklist, recognizing SF/F books selected as the best each year by fans.

Nebula Award Winners for Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel

2013  Book Cover  Ann Leckie
Ancillary Justice
2012  Book Cover  Kim Stanley Robinson
2011 Book Cover  Jo Walton
Among Others
[Two combined winning titles - 
comprising a single story -
by the same author]
Book Cover  Connie Willis
[Two combined winning titles -
comprising a single story -
by the same author]
Book Cover  Connie Willis
All Clear
2009  Book Cover  Paolo Bacigalupi
The Windup Girl
2008  Book Cover  Ursula K. LeGuin
2007  Book Cover  Michael Chabon
The Yiddish Policeman's Union
2006  Book Cover  Jack McDevitt
2005  Book Cover  Joe Haldeman
2004  Book Cover  Lois McMaster Bujold
The Paladin of Souls
2003  Book Cover  Elizabeth Moon
The Speed of Dark
2002 Book Cover  Neil Gaiman
American Gods
2001 Book Cover  Catherine Asaro
The Quantum Rose
2000 Book Cover  Greg Bear
Darwin's Radio
1999 Book Cover  Octavia Butler
Parable of the Talents
1998 Book Cover  Joe Haldeman
Forever Peace
1997 Book Cover  Vonda N. McIntyre
The Moon and the Sun
1996 Book Cover  Nicola Griffith
Slow River
1995 Book Cover  Robert J. Sawyer
Terminal Experiment
1994 Book Cover  Greg Bear
Moving Mars
1993 Book Cover  Kim Stanley Robinson
Red Mars
1992 Book Cover  Connie Willis
Doomsday Book
1991 Book Cover  Michael Swanwick
Stations of the Tide
1990 Book Cover  Ursula K. LeGuin
Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea
1989   Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
The Healer's War
1988   Lois McMaster Bujold
Falling Free
1987   Pat Murphy
The Falling Woman
1986 Book Cover  Orson Scott Card
Speaker for the Dead
1985 Book Cover  Orson Scott Card
Ender's Game
1984 Book Cover  William Gibson
1983 Book Cover  David Brin
Startide Rising
1982   Michael Bishop
No Enemy But Time
1981   Gene Wolfe
The Claw of the Conciliator
1980 Book Cover  Gregory Benford
1979 Book Cover  Arthur C. Clarke
The Fountains of Paradise
1978 Book Cover  Vonda N. McIntyre
1977 Book Cover  Frederik Pohl
1976   Frederik Pohl
Man Plus
1975 Book Cover  Joe Haldeman
The Forever War
1974 Book Cover  Ursula K. LeGuin
The Dispossessed
1973 Book Cover  Arthur C.Clarke
Rendezvous With Rama
1972 Book Cover  Isaac Asimov
The Gods Themselves
1971 Book Cover  Robert Silverberg
A Time of Changes
1970 Book Cover  Larry Niven
1969 Book Cover  Ursula K. LeGuin
The Left Hand of Darkness
1968   Alexei Panshin
Rite of Passage
1967   Samuel R. Delany
The Einstein Intersection
1966   Samuel R. Delany
Babel-17 [tie]
  Book Cover  Daniel Keyes
Flowers for Algernon [tie]
1965 Book Cover  Frank Herbert

Updated August 2014 sdc

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We also have a list of excellent Web sites for readers interested in learning more about science fiction literature. You can visit that at our Science Fiction and Fantasy Resources page.
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