The Nebula Award for Best Novel

The Nebula Awards are voted on by active members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Since 1965, Nebulas have been awarded to works of science fiction or fantasy in several categories including Best Short Story, Best Novelette, Best Novella, Best Novel, and Best Script. The Best Novel category winners are listed below. (This award description was taken from NoveList, a database dedicated to helping readers find fiction titles, award winning books, and similar titles and authors.)  Visit the The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association of America, Inc.: Nebula Awards official website for more information about this award.

All of these titles are located in the Adult Science Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.


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