Nebula Award Reads

About the Nebula Awards: “The Nebula Awards recognize the best works of science fiction and fantasy published in the United States as selected by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.” SFFWA presents Nebula Awards for best novel, novella, novelette, short story, and script, as well as the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.


Best Novels read: 4/54 (7.41%)
Best Novellas read: 4/54 (7.41%)
Best Novelettes read: 5/53 (9.43%)
Best YA read: 1/13 (7.69%)
Best Short Stories read: 5/53 (9.43%)

1966: Dune by Frank Herbert

1967: Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany
1967: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes ~ read 1992?

1968: The Einstein Intersection by Samuel R. Delany

1969: Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin

1970: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Novelette: “Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones” by Samuel R. Delaney ~ read 30 October 2018

1971: Ringworld by Larry Niven

1972: A Time of Changes by Robert Silverberg

1973: The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov

1974: Rendevous with Rama by Arthur C. Clark

1975: The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

1976: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

1977: Man Plus by Frederik Pohl

1978: Gateway by Frederik Pohl

1979: Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre

1980: The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clark

1981: Timescape by Gregory Benford

1982: The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene Wolfe

1983: No Enemy But Time by Michael Bishop
Novelette: “Fire Watch” by Connie Willis ~ read 14 March 2018
Short Story: “A Letter from the Clearys” by Connie Willis ~ read 26 June 2018

1984: Startide Rising by David Brin

1985: Neuromancer by William Gibson

1986: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card ~ read 2000?

1987: Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

1988: The Falling Woman by Pat Murphy

1989: Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold
Novella: The Last of the Winnebagos by Connie Willis ~ read 27 November 2018

1990: The Healer’s War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Novelette: “At the Rialto” by Connie Willis ~ read 15 October 2018

1991: Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

1992: Stations of the Tide by Michael Swanwick

1993: Doomsday Book by Connie Willis ~ read 24 March 2018
Short Story: “Even the Queen” by Connie Willis ~ read 9 November 2018

1994: Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

1995: Moving Mars by Greg Bear

1996: The Terminal Experiment by Robert J. Sawyer

1997: Slow River by Nicola Griffith

1998: The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre

1999: Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman

2000: Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler

2001: Darwin’s Radio by Greg Bear ~ read 2007?

2002: The Quantum Rose by Catherine Asaro

2003: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

2004: The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon

2005: Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold

2006: Camouflage by Joe Haldeman

2007: Seeker by Jack McDevitt

2008: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
YA: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling ~ read 22 June 2007

2009: Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin

2010: The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

2011: Blackout / All Clear by Connie Willis

2012: Among Others by Jo Walton
Short Story: “The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu ~ read 30 October 2018

2013: 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson

2014: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
Short Story: “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love” by Rachel Swirsky ~ read 23 October 2018
Novelette: “The Waiting Stars” by Aliette de Bodard ~ read 24 October 2018
Novella: The Weight of the Sunrise by Vylar Kaftan ~ read 28 October 2018

2015: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Short Story: “Jackalope Wives” by Ursula Vernon ~ read 23 November 2018
Novelette: “A Guide to the Fruits of Hawai’i” by Alaya Dawn Johnson ~ read 24 November 2018
Novella: Yesterday’s Kin by Nancy Kress ~ read 3 December 2018

2016: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

2017: All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Novella: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire ~ read 21 September 2016

2018: The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin


This list contains all Nebula Award winners for Best Novel and any other award winners that I have read. Some years may have ties. The year listed is the year the award was presented.

Books that I finish will be in green, and books that I start but DNF will be in red. Completion dates will be listed at the end. Starting dates are not recorded. If I’m unsure about the date read, I’ll just include the year.

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