Nebula Awards

1985 Nebula Award Winners

Presented: May 4, 1985, Warwick Hotel, New York City, NY

Novel

  • Neuromancer by William GibsonWinner: Neuromancer, William Gibson (Ace)
  • Frontera, Lewis Shiner (Baen)
  • The Integral Trees, Larry Niven (Ballantine Del Rey)
  • Job: A Comedy of Justice, Robert A. Heinlein (Ballantine Del Rey)
  • The Man Who Melted, Jack Dann (Bluejay)
  • The Wild Shore, Kim Stanley Robinson (Ace)

Novella

  • Winner: “PRESS ENTER[]”, John Varley (Asimov’s May 1984)
  • “The Greening of Bed-Stuy”, Frederik Pohl (F&SF Jul 1984)
  • “Marrow Death”, Michael Swanwick (Asimov’s mid-Dec 1984)
  • “A Traveler’s Tale”, Lucius Shepard (Asimov’s Jul 1984)
  • “Trinity”, Nancy Kress (Asimov’s Oct 1984)
  • “Young Doctor Eszterhazy”, Avram Davidson (Amazing Stories Nov 1984)

Novelette

  • Winner: “Bloodchild”, Octavia E. Butler (Asimov’s Jun 1984)
  • “Bad Medicine”, Jack Dann (Asimov’s Oct 1984)
  • “The Lucky Strike”, Kim Stanley Robinson (Universe 14)
  • “The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule”, Lucius Shepard (F&SF Dec 1984)
  • “Saint Theresa of the Aliens”, James Patrick Kelly (Asimov’s Jun 1984)
  • “Trojan Horse”, Michael Swanwick (Omni Dec 1984)

Short Story

  • Winner: “Morning Child”, Gardner Dozois (Omni Jan 1984)
  • “The Aliens Who Knew, I Mean, Everything”, George Alec Effinger (F&SF Oct 1984)
  • “A Cabin on the Coast”, Gene Wolfe (F&SF Feb 1984)
  • “The Eichmann Variations”, George Zebrowski (Light Years and Dark)
  • “Salvador”, Lucius Shepard (F&SF Apr 1984)
  • “Sunken Gardens”, Bruce Sterling (Omni Jun 1984)