Nebula Awards

1977 Nebula Award Winners

Presented: April 30, 1977, New York City, NY



  • Winner: “Houston, Houston, Do You Read?”, James Tiptree, Jr. (Aurora: Beyond Equality)
  • “The Eyeflash Miracles”, Gene Wolfe (Future Power)
  • “Piper at the Gates of Dawn”, Richard Cowper (F&SF Mar 1976)
  • “The Samurai and the Willows”, Michael Bishop (F&SF Feb 1976)


  • Winner: “The Bicentennial Man”, Isaac Asimov (Stellar #2)
  • “Custer’s Last Jump”, Steven Utley & Howard Waldrop (Universe 6)
  • “His Hour Upon the Stage”, Grant Carrington (Amazing Stories Mar 1976)
  • “In the Bowl”, John Varley (F&SF Dec 1975)
  • “The Diary of the Rose”, Ursula K. Le Guin (Future Power) [nomination withdrawn]

Short Story

  • Winner: “A Crowd of Shadows”, Charles L. Grant (F&SF Jun 1976)
  • “Back to the Stone Age”, Jake Saunders (Lone Star Universe)
  • “Breath’s a Ware That Will Not Keep”, Thomas F. Monteleone (Dystopian Visions)
  • “Mary Margaret Road-Grader”, Howard Waldrop (Orbit 18)
  • “Stone Circle”, Lisa Tuttle (Amazing Stories Mar 1976)
  • “Tricentennial”, Joe Haldeman (Analog Jul 1976)

Dramatic Presentation

  • Winner: no award
  • “Harlan! Harlan Ellison Reads Harlan Ellison” (recording), Harlan Ellison
  • Logan’s Run, David Zelag Goodman, screenplay; based on the novel by William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth, Paul Mayersberg, screenplay ; based on a novel by Walter Tevis