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1986 Nebula Award Winners

Presented: April 26, 1986, Claremont Hotel, Berkeley, CA


  • Ender's Game by Orson Scott CardWinner: Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor)
  • Blood Music, Greg Bear (Arbor House)
  • Dinner at Deviant’s Palace, Tim Powers (Ace)
  • Helliconia Winter, Brian W. Aldiss (Atheneum)
  • The Postman, David Brin (Bantam Spectra)
  • The Remaking of Sigmund Freud, Barry N. Malzberg (Ballantine Del Rey)
  • Schismatrix, Bruce Sterling (Arbor House)


  • Winner: “Sailing to Byzantium”, Robert Silverberg (Asimov’s Feb 1985)
  • 24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai”, Roger Zelazny (Asimov’s Jul 1985)
  • “The Gorgon Field”, Kate Wilhelm (Asimov’s Aug 1985)
  • “Green Days in Brunei”, Bruce Sterling (Asimov’s Oct 1985)
  • Green Mars”, Kim Stanley Robinson (Asimov’s Sep 1985)
  • “The Only Neat Thing to Do”, James Tiptree, Jr. (F&SF Oct 1985)


  • Winner: “Portraits of His Children”, George R. R. Martin (Asimov’s Nov 1985)
  • “Dogfight”, Michael Swanwick & William Gibson (Omni Jul 1985)
  • “The Fringe”, Orson Scott Card (F&SF Oct 1985)
  • “A Gift from the GrayLanders”, Michael Bishop (Asimov’s Sep 1985)
  • “The Jaguar Hunter”, Lucius Shepard (F&SF May 1985)
  • “Paladin of the Lost Hour”, Harlan Ellison (Universe 15; Twilight Zone Dec 1985)
  • “Rockabye Baby”, S. C. Sykes (Analog mid-Dec 1985)

Short Story

  • Winner: “Out of All Them Bright Stars”, Nancy Kress (F&SF Mar 1985)
  • “Flying Saucer Rock & Roll”, Howard Waldrop (Omni Jan 1985)
  • “The Gods of Mars”, Gardner Dozois, Jack Dann & Michael Swanwick (Omni Mar 1985)
  • “Heirs of the Perisphere”, Howard Waldrop (Playboy Jul 1985)
  • “Hong’s Bluff”, William F. Wu (Omni Mar 1985)
  • “More Than the Sum of His Parts”, Joe Haldeman (Playboy May 1985)
  • “Paper Dragons”, James P. Blaylock (Imaginary Lands)
  • “Snow”, John Crowley (Omni Nov 1985)