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1989 Nebula Award Winners

Presented: April 22, 1989, Penta Hotel, New York City


  • Falling Free by Lois McMaster BujoldWinner: Falling Free, Lois McMaster Bujold (Analog Dec,mid-Dec 1987,Jan,Feb 1988; Baen)
  • Deserted Cities of the Heart, Lewis Shiner (Doubleday Foundation)
  • Drowning Towers, George Turner (Arbor House/Morrow)
  • Great Sky River, Gregory Benford (Bantam Spectra)
  • Mona Lisa Overdrive, William Gibson (Bantam Spectra)
  • Red Prophet, Orson Scott Card (Tor)
  • The Urth of the New Sun, Gene Wolfe (Tor)


  • Winner: “The Last of the Winnebagos”, Connie Willis (Asimov’s Jul 1988)
  • The Calvin Coolidge Home for Dead Comedians”, Bradley Denton (F&SF Jun 1988)
  • The Devil’s Arithmetic, Jane Yolen (Viking Kestrel)
  • “Journals of the Plague Years”, Norman Spinrad (Full Spectrum)
  • The Scalehunter’s Beautiful Daughter, Lucius Shepard (Mark V. Ziesing; Asimov’s Sep 1988)
  • “Surfacing”, Walter Jon Williams (Asimov’s Apr 1988)


  • Winner: “Schrödinger’s Kitten”, George Alec Effinger (Omni Sep 1988)
  • “Do Ya, Do Ya, Wanna Dance?”, Howard Waldrop (Asimov’s Aug 1988)
  • “Ginny Sweethips’ Flying Circus”, Neal Barrett, Jr. (Asimov’s Feb 1988)
  • “The Hob”, Judith Moffett (Asimov’s May 1988)
  • “Kirinyaga”, Mike Resnick (F&SF Nov 1988)
  • “Peaches for Mad Molly”, Steven Gould (Analog Feb 1988)
  • “Unfinished Portrait of the King of Pain by Van Gogh”, Ian McDonald (Empire Dreams)

Short Story

  • Winner: “Bible Stories for Adults, No. 17: The Deluge”, James Morrow (Full Spectrum)
  • “The Color Winter”, Steven Popkes (Asimov’s Aug 1988)
  • “Dead Men on TV”, Pat Murphy (Full Spectrum)
  • “The Fort Moxie Branch”, Jack McDevitt (Full Spectrum)
  • “Mrs. Shummel Exits a Winner”, John Kessel (Asimov’s Jun 1988)
  • “Voices of the Kill”, Thomas M. Disch (Full Spectrum)