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Works (227)

The Doors of His Face the Lamps of His Mouth [short story] by Roger ZelaznyNovelette, 1965
Dune by Frank HerbertNovel, 1965
He Who Shapes by Roger ZelaznyNovella, 1965
Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman: The Classic Story by Harlan EllisonShort Story, 1965
The Saliva Tree [short story] by Brian W. AldissNovella, 1965
Babel-17 by Samuel R. DelanyNovel, 1966
Call Him Lord [short story] by Gordon R. DicksonNovelette, 1966
The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth and Other Stories by Roger Zelaznynot in English Common KnowledgeNovelette, "The Doors of his Face, The Lamps of His Mouth", 1966
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel KeyesNovel, 1966
The Last Castle by Jack VanceNovella, 1966
The Secret Place by Richard McKennaShort Story, 1966
Aye, and Gomorrah... [short story] by Samuel R. DelanyShort Story, 1967
Behold The Man [short story] by Michael MoorcockNovella, 1967
Dangereuses Visions Tome 2 by Harlan Ellisonnot in English Common Knowledge"Et pour toujours Gomorrhe", nouvelle / Short story, 1967
The Einstein Intersection by Samuel R. DelanyNovel, 1967
Gonna Roll the Bones [short story] by Fritz Leiber JrNovelette, 1967
The Planners by Kate WilhelmShort Story, 1968
Rite of Passage by Alexei PanshinNovel, 1968
Dragonrider [short story] by Anne McCaffreyNovella, 1968
Mother to the World by Richard WilsonNovelette, 1968
The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World by Harlan Ellisonnot in English Common Knowledge"Un gars et son chien", novella/Court roman, 1969
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le GuinNovel, 1969
Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones [short story] by Samuel R. DelanyNovelette, 1969
A Boy and His Dog by Harlan EllisonNovella, 1969
Passengers (short story) by Robert SilverbergShort Story, 1969
Ill Met in Lankhmar [short story] by Fritz Leiber JrNovella, 1970
Ringworld by Larry NivenNovel, 1970
Good News from the Vatican [short story] by Robert SilverbergShort Story, 1971
The Queen of Air and Darkness [short story] by Poul AndersonNovelette, 1971
Slow Sculpture by Theodore SturgeonNovelette, 1971
A Time of Changes by Robert SilverbergNovel, 1971
Goat Song [novelette] by Poul AndersonNovelette, 1972
The Gods Themselves by Isaac AsimovNovel, 1972
A Meeting with Medusa {novella} by Arthur C. ClarkeNovella, 1972
When It Changed [short story] by Joanna RussShort Story, 1972
Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. ClarkeNovel, 1973
The Death of Doctor Island (novella) by Gene WolfeNovella, 1973
Love Is The Plan The Plan Is Death [novelette] by James Tiptree Jr.Short Story, 1973
Of Mist, Grass and Sand (novelette) by Vonda N. McIntyreNovelette, 1973
Born with the Dead [novella] by Robert SilverbergNovella, 1974
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le GuinNovel, 1974
If The Stars Are Gods [short story] by Gordon EklundNovelette, 1974
The Day Before the Revolution [short story] by Ursula K. Le GuinShort Story, 1974
Catch That Zeppelin [short story] by Fritz Leiber JrShort Story, 1975
The Forever War by Joe HaldemanNovel, 1975
Home is the Hangman [novella] by Roger ZelaznyNovella, 1975
San Diego Lightfoot Sue [novelette] by Tom ReamyNovelette, 1975
The Bicentennial Man [novelette] by Isaac AsimovNovelette, 1976
Houston, Houston, Do You Read? [Short Story] by James Tiptree Jr.Novella, 1976
Man Plus by Frederik PohlNovel, 1976
A crowd of shadows (short story) by Charles L. GrantShort Story, 1976
Gateway by Frederik PohlNovel, 1977
Jeffty Is Five by Harlan EllisonShort Story, 1977
Stardance [Short Story] by Spider RobinsonNovella, 1977
Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyreNovel, 1978
The Persistence of Vision [short story] by John VarleyNovella, 1978
The Screwfly Solution by James Tiptree Jr.Novelette, 1977
Stone by Edward BryantShort Story, 1978
Enemy Mine [novella] by Barry B. LongyearNovella, 1979
The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. ClarkeNovel, 1979
Sandkings [novelette] by George R. R. MartinNovelette, 1979
The Ugly Chickens [novelette] by Howard WaldropNovelette, 1979
giANTS by Edward BryantShort Story, 1979
Grotto of the Dancing Deer [short story] by Clifford D. SimakShort Story, 1980
Timescape by Gregory BenfordNovel, 1980
The Bone Flute {story} by Lisa TuttleShort Story, 1981
Unicorn Tapestry by Suzy McKee CharnasNovella, 1981
The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene WolfeNovel, 1981
The Quickening (novelette) by Michael BishopNovelette, 1981
Fire Watch [short story] by Connie WillisNovelette, 1982
A Letter from the Clearys [short story] by Connie WillisShort Story, 1982
No Enemy But Time by Michael BishopNovel, 1982
Another Orphan by John KesselNovella, 1982
Blood Music [short story] by Greg BearNovelette, 1983
Startide Rising by David BrinNovel, 1983
Hardfought by Greg BearNovella, 1983
The Peacemaker by Gardner DozoisShort Story, 1983
Bloodchild {novelette} by Octavia E. ButlerNovelette, 1984
Morning Child {short story} by Gardner DozoisShort Story, 1984
Press Enter ⬛ [short story] by John VarleyNovella, 1984
Ender's Game by Orson Scott CardNovel, 1985
Nebula Awards 21 by George Zebrowskishowcase, 1985
Neuromancer by William GibsonNovel, 1985
Out of All Them Bright Stars by Nancy KressShort Story, 1985
Portraits of His Children [Novelette] by George R. R. MartinNovelette, 1985
The Girl Who Fell into the Sky by Kate WilhelmNovelette, 1986
Nebula Awards 22: Sfwa's Choices for the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 1986 (Nebula Awards Showcase (Paperback)) by George Zebrowskishowcase, 1986
Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott CardNovel, 1986
Tangents [short story] by Greg BearShort Story, 1986
R & R by Lucius ShepardNovella, 1986
The Falling Woman by Pat MurphyNovel, 1987
Nebula Awards 23 by Michael Bishopshowcase, 1987
The Blind Geometer (novella) by Kim Stanley RobinsonNovella, 1987
Rachel in Love by Pat MurphyNovelette, 1987
Forever Yours, Anna by Kate WilhelmShort Story, 1987
Bible Stories for Adults, No. 17, The Deluge by James MorrowShort Story, 1988
Falling Free by Lois McMaster BujoldNovel, 1988
The Last of the Winnebagos [short story] by Connie WillisNovella, 1988
The Healer's War by Elizabeth Ann ScarboroughNovel, 1989
The Mountains of Mourning by Lois McMaster BujoldNovella, 1989
At the Rialto by Connie WillisNovelette, 1989
Bears Discover Fire [short story] by Terry BissonShort Story, 1990
Tehanu by Ursula K. Le GuinNovel, 1990
Tower of Babylon {novelette} by Ted ChiangNovelette, 1990
Ripples in the Dirac Sea by Geoffrey A. LandisShort Story, 1990
Beggars in Spain (novella version) by Nancy KressNovella, 1991
Guide Dog by Mike ConnerNovelette, 1991
The Hemingway Hoax [Novella] by Joe HaldemanNovella 1991
Ma Qui [short story] by Alan BrennertShort Story, 1991
Stations of the Tide by Michael SwanwickNovel, 1991
City of Truth by James MorrowNovella, 1992
Doomsday Book by Connie WillisNovel, 1992
Even the Queen [short story] by Connie WillisShort Story, 1992
Danny Goes to Mars by Pamela SargentNovelette, 1992
Georgia on My Mind [short story] by Charles SheffieldNovelette, 1993
Graves [short story] by Joe HaldemanShort Story, 1993
Red Mars by Kim Stanley RobinsonNovel, 1993
The Night We Buried Road Dog [novella] by Jack CadyNovella, 1993
A Defense Of The Social Contracts by Martha SoukupShort Story, 1994
The Martian Child [short story] by David GerroldNovelette, 1994
Moving Mars by Greg BearNovel, 1994
Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge by Mike ResnickNovella, 1994
Death and The Librarian {short story} by Esther FriesnerShort Story, 1995
Last Summer at Mars Hill [novella] by Elizabeth HandNovella, 1995
The Terminal Experiment by Robert J. SawyerNovel, 1995
Solitude (novelette) by Ursula K. Le GuinNovelette, 1995
Da Vinci Rising by Jack DannNovella, 1996
Lifeboat on a Burning Sea by Bruce Holland RogersNovelette, 1996
Slow River by Nicola GriffithNovel, 1996
Birthday (short story) by Esther FriesnerShort Story, 1996
The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyreNovel, 1997
Sister Emily's Lightship [short story] by Jane YolenShort Story, 1997
The Flowers of Aulit Prison {novelette} by Nancy KressNovelette, 1998
Forever Peace by Joe HaldemanNovel, 1998
Lost Girls [novelette] by Jane YolenNovelette, 1998
Reading the Bones [novella] by Sheila FinchNovella, 1998
The Cost Of Doing Business by Leslie WhatShort Story, 1999
Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. ButlerNovel, 1999
Story of Your Life {novella} by Ted ChiangNovella, 1999
Daddy's World by Walter Jon WilliamsNovelette, 2000
Darwin's Radio by Greg BearNovel, 2000
Goddesses by Linda NagataNovella, 2000
Mars Is No Place for Children by Mary A. TurzilloNovelette, 2000
Macs {short story} by Terry BissonShort Story, 2000
The Cure for Everything by Severna ParkShort Story, 2001
Louise's Ghost by Kelly LinkNovelette, 2001
The Quantum Rose by Catherine AsaroNovel, 2001
Creature by Carol EmshwillerShort Story, 2002
The Ultimate Earth by Jack WilliamsonNovella, 2002
American Gods by Neil GaimanNovel, 2003
Coraline by Neil GaimanNovella, 2003
Hell is the Absence of God {novelette} by Ted ChiangNovelette, 2003
The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth MoonNovel, 2003
What I Didn't See [short story] by Karen Joy FowlerShort Story, 2003
Brontë's Egg {novella} by Richard ChwedykNovella, 2003
The Empire of Ice Cream [novelette] by Jeffrey FordNovelette, 2003
Basement Magic by Ellen KlagesNovelette, 2004
Coming To Terms by Eileen GunnShort Story, 2004
Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster BujoldNovel, 2004
Camouflage by Joe HaldemanNovel, 2005
The Faery Handbag by Kelly LinkNovelette, 2005
I Live With You [short story] by Carol EmshwillerShort Story, 2005
The Green Leopard Plague [novella] by Walter Jon WilliamsNovella, 2005
Magic for Beginners [novella] by Kelly LinkNovella, 2005
Echo by Elizabeth HandShort Story, 2006
Seeker by Jack McDevittNovel, 2006
Two Hearts {short story} by Peter S. BeagleNovelette, 2006
Burn by James Patrick KellyNovella, 2006
Always by Karen Joy FowlerShort Story, 2007
The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate {novelette} by Ted ChiangNovelette, 2007
The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael ChabonNovel, 2007
Fountain of Age [novella] by Nancy KressNovella, 2007
Powers by Ursula K. Le GuinNovel, 2008
The Spacetime Pool by Catherine AsaroNovella, 2008
Trophy Wives: A Short Story by Nina Kiriki HoffmanShort Story, 2008
Pride and Prometheus {novelette} by John KesselNovelette, 2008
Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast by Eugie FosterNovelette, 2009
The Windup Girl by Paolo BacigalupiNovel, 2009
The Women of Nell Gwynne's by Kage BakerNovella, 2009
Spar {short story} by Kij JohnsonShort Story, 2009
All Clear by Connie WillisNovel, 2010
Blackout by Connie WillisNovel, 2010
How Interesting: A Tiny Man by Harlan EllisonShort Story, 2010
The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen’s Window [Novella] by Rachel SwirskyNovella, 2010
That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made [Novelette] by Eric James StoneNovelette, 2010
Ponies by Kij JohnsonShort Story, 2010
Among Others by Jo WaltonNovel, 2011
The Man Who Bridged the Mist by Kij JohnsonNovella, 2011
The Paper Menagerie {short story} by Ken LiuShort story, 2011
What We Found by Geoff RymanNovelette, 2011
2312 by Kim Stanley RobinsonNovel, 2012
After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy KressNovella, 2012
Close Encounters by Andy DuncanNovelette, 2012
Immersion by Aliette de BodardShort Story, 2012
Ancillary Justice by Ann LeckieNovel, 2013
If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love by Rachel SwirskyShort Story, 2013
The Waiting Stars by Aliette de BodardNovelette, 2013
The Weight of the Sunrise by Vylar KaftanNovella, 2013
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeerNovel, 2014
A Guide to the Fruits of Hawai’i by Alaya Dawn JohnsonNovelette, 2014
Jackalope Wives {short story} by Ursula VernonShort Story, 2014
Yesterday's Kin by Nancy KressNovella, 2014
Uprooted by Naomi NovikNovel, 2015
Binti by Nnedi OkoraforNovella, 2015
Our Lady of the Open Road [novelette] by Sarah PinskerNovelette, 2015
Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers by Alyssa WongShort Story, 2015
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane AndersNovel, 2016
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuireNovella, 2016
The Long Fall Up by William LedbetterNovelette, 2016
Seasons of Glass and Iron by Amal El-MohtarShort Story, 2016
The Stone Sky by N. K. JemisinNovel, 2017
All Systems Red by Martha WellsNovella, 2017
A Human Stain: A Tor.com Original by Kelly RobsonNovelette, 2017
Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™ by Rebecca RoanhorseShort Story, 2017
The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette KowalNovel, 2018
The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de BodardNovella, 2018
The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke BolanderNovelette, 2018
The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington by P. Djèlí ClarkShort story, 2018
A Song for a New Day by Sarah PinskerNovel, 2019
This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-MohtarNovella, 2019
Carpe Glitter by Cat RamboNovelette, 2019
Give the Family My Love by A. T. GreenblattShort story, 2019
The Outer Worlds by Obsidian EntertainmentGame writing, 2019
Network Effect by Martha WellsNovel, 2020
Ring Shout by P. Djèlí ClarkNovella, 2020
Two Truths and a Lie: A Tor.com Original by Sarah PinskerNovelette, 2020
Open House on Haunted Hill by John WiswellShort story, 2020

Award description

The Nebula Award is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years (see rolling eligibility below). There is no cash prize associated with the award, the award itself being a transparent block with an embedded glitter spiral nebula. The fiction Nebulas are awarded in five different categories: novel, novella, novelette, short story, and script. The categories are defined by length in words, as follows: Novel: a work of 40,000 words or more Novella: a work of at least 17,500 words but under 40,000 words Novelette: a work of at least 7,500 words but under 17,500 words Short story: a work of under 7,500 words Script: a script for a movie, TV or radio show, or a play
As opposed to the Hugo Award ballot, which is limited to works published during a specific calendar year, the Nebula Awards employ a rolling eligibility system. Each work is eligible to qualify for the ballot for one year following its date of publication. During this one-year window, SFWA members can "recommend" the work for the Nebula ballot. When a work has received ten recommendations, it immediately qualifies for the current year's preliminary Nebula ballot. Early the following year, SFWA members vote on the works on the preliminary ballot, narrowing the field down to a final ballot of around five works in each category. Special Nebula juries are permitted, but not required, to add one deserving but overlooked work to the final ballot in each category. SFWA members then vote on the final ballot. As a consequence of rolling eligibility, a work published one year can end up on the subsequent year's Nebula ballot, which is voted on in the year following that.


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