Reviews of Nebula Winners

This is a list of Nebula winners for best novel, including ratings for those books that I've read and links to reviews where I've written one. The Nebula award is voted on by the membership of the Science Fiction Writers of America. The date given on this page is the year that the award was given, since I standardize all awards to the year of the award. It will therefore be one year later than the official date on the award, which reflects publication date.

The eligibility rules for the Nebula were changed in 2009 to include only books published the previous year. Prior to 2009, the eligibility rules were more complex but generally allowed books published in the preceding two years.

2017 Charlie Jane Anders All the Birds in the Sky
2016 Naomi Novik Uprooted 8 out of 10
2015 Jeff VanderMeer Annihilation
2014 Ann Leckie Ancillary Justice 10 out of 10
2013 Kim Stanley Robinson 2312 5 out of 10
2012 Jo Walton Among Others 10 out of 10
2011 Connie Willis Blackout 5 out of 10
2011 Connie Willis All Clear 5 out of 10
2010 Paolo Bacigalupi The Windup Girl 7 out of 10
2009 Ursula K. Le Guin Powers 8 out of 10
2008 Michael Chabon The Yiddish Policemen's Union 10 out of 10
2007 Jack McDevitt Seeker 8 out of 10
2006 Joe Haldeman Camouflage 7 out of 10
2005 Lois McMaster Bujold Paladin of Souls 8 out of 10
2004 Elizabeth Moon The Speed of Dark 9 out of 10
2003 Neil Gaiman American Gods 7 out of 10
2002 Catherine Asaro The Quantum Rose 7 out of 10
2001 Greg Bear Darwin's Radio 7 out of 10
2000 Octavia E. Butler Parable of the Talents 8 out of 10
1999 Joe Haldeman Forever Peace 7 out of 10
1998 Vonda N. McIntyre The Moon and the Sun 8 out of 10
1997 Nicola Griffith Slow River 9 out of 10
1996 Robert J. Sawyer The Terminal Experiment 2 out of 10
1995 Greg Bear Moving Mars 8 out of 10
1994 Kim Stanley Robinson Red Mars 5 out of 10
1993 Connie Willis Doomsday Book 8 out of 10
1992 Michael Swanwick Stations of the Tide 6 out of 10
1991 Ursula K. Le Guin Tehanu 9 out of 10
1990 Elizabeth Ann Scarborough The Healer's War 8 out of 10
1989 Lois McMaster Bujold Falling Free 7 out of 10
1988 Pat Murphy The Falling Woman 8 out of 10
1987 Orson Scott Card Speaker for the Dead 10 out of 10
1986 Orson Scott Card Ender's Game 9 out of 10
1985 William Gibson Neuromancer 7 out of 10
1984 David Brin Startide Rising 7 out of 10
1983 Michael Bishop No Enemy But Time 5 out of 10
1982 Gene Wolfe The Claw of the Conciliator 8 out of 10
1981 Gregory Benford Timescape 5 out of 10
1980 Arthur C. Clarke The Fountains of Paradise 8 out of 10
1979 Vonda N. McIntyre Dreamsnake 7 out of 10
1978 Frederik Pohl Gateway 7 out of 10
1977 Frederik Pohl Man Plus 6 out of 10
1976 Joe Haldeman The Forever War 7 out of 10
1975 Ursula K. Le Guin The Dispossessed 8 out of 10
1974 Arthur C. Clarke Rendezvous with Rama 3 out of 10
1973 Isaac Asimov The Gods Themselves 7 out of 10
1972 Robert Silverberg A Time of Changes 5 out of 10
1971 Larry Niven Ringworld 7 out of 10
1970 Ursula K. Le Guin The Left Hand of Darkness 8 out of 10
1969 Alexei Panshin Rite of Passage 5 out of 10
1968 Samuel R. Delany The Einstein Intersection 5 out of 10
1967 Daniel Keyes Flowers for Algernon 8 out of 10
1967 Samuel R. Delany Babel-17 7 out of 10
1966 Frank Herbert Dune 8 out of 10

Also see the Nebula shortlists for a more comprehensive look at what was shortlisted for the Nebula each year.

Ratings for books that don't have a review are based on my memory of the book. The rating may well change if I get a chance to read the book again.

Last modified and spun 2017-05-21