Nebula Award Challenge

The Nebula Awards are awarded to the best science fiction or fantasy novel published in the US.  They’re run by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.  The first awards were given out in 1966.  The categories are Best Novel, Best Novella, Best Novelette, Best Short Story, and Best Script.  For now, I’ll be going through the Best Novels.  Here they are:

  • 1965 – Dune by Frank Herbert ★★★★★
  • 1966 (tie) – Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany
  • 1966 (tie) – Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  • 1967 – The Einstein Intersection by Samuel R. Delany
  • 1968 – Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin
  • 1969 – The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • 1970 – Ringworld by Larry Niven ★★★1/2
  • 1971 – A Time of Changes by Robert Silverberg
  • 1972 – The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
  • 1973 – Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
  • 1974 – The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • 1975 – The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
  • 1976 – Man Plus by Frederik Pohl
  • 1977 – Gateway by Frederik Pohl
  • 1978 – Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre
  • 1979 – The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke
  • 1980 – Timescape by Gregory Benford
  • 1981 – The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene Wolfe
  • 1982 – No Enemy But Time by Michael Bishop
  • 1983 – Startide Rising by David Brin
  • 1984 – Neuromancer by William Gibson
  • 1985 – Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card ★★★★1/2
  • 1986 – Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card ★★★★1/2
  • 1987 – The Falling Woman by Pat Murphy
  • 1988 – Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • 1989 – The Healer’s War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • 1990 – Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • 1991 – Stations of the Tide by Michael Swanwick
  • 1992 – Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
  • 1993 – Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson ★★★★★
  • 1994 – Moving Mars by Greg Bear
  • 1995 – The Terminal Experiment by Robert J. Sawyer
  • 1996 – Slow River by Nicola Griffith
  • 1997 – The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre
  • 1998 – Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman
  • 1999 – Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler
  • 2000 – Darwin’s Radio by Greg Bear
  • 2001 – The Quantum Rose by Catherine Asaro
  • 2002 – American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • 2003 – The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon
  • 2004 – Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • 2005 – Camouflage by Joe Haldeman
  • 2006 – Seeker by Jack McDevitt
  • 2007 – The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
  • 2008 – Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • 2009 – The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • 2010 – Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis
  • 2011 – Among Others by Jo Walton
  • 2012 – 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • 2013 – Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

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