Nebula Awards

1987 Nebula Award Winners

Presented: May 2, 1987, Halloran House Hotel, New York City, NY


  • Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott CardWinner: Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card (Tor)
  • Count Zero, William Gibson (Asimov’s Jan,Feb,Mar 1986; Arbor House)
  • Free Live Free, Gene Wolfe (Mark V. Ziesing; Tor)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood (Houghton Mifflin)
  • The Journal of Nicholas the American, Leigh Kennedy (Atlantic Monthly Press)
  • This Is the Way the World Ends, James Morrow (Henry Holt)


  • Winner: “R&R”, Lucius Shepard (Asimov’s Apr 1986)
  • “Dydeetown Girl”, F. Paul Wilson (Far Frontiers Vol. IV/Winter 1985)
  • “Escape from Kathmandu”, Kim Stanley Robinson (Asimov’s Sep 1986)
  • “Gilgamesh in the Outback”, Robert Silverberg (Asimov’s Jul 1986; Rebels in Hell)
  • “Newton Sleep”, Gregory Benford (F&SF Jan 1986; Heroes in Hell)


  • Winner: “The Girl Who Fell into the Sky”, Kate Wilhelm (Asimov’s Oct 1986)
  • “Aymara”, Lucius Shepard (Asimov’s Aug 1986)
  • “Hatrack River”, Orson Scott Card (Asimov’s Aug 1986)
  • “Listening to Brahms”, Suzy McKee Charnas (Omni Sep 1986)
  • “Permafrost”, Roger Zelazny (Omni Apr 1986)
  • “Surviving”, Judith Moffett (F&SF Jun 1986)
  • “The Winter Market”, William Gibson (Stardate Mar/Apr 1986; Interzone #15 Spring 1986)

Short Story

  • Winner: “Tangents”, Greg Bear (Omni Jan 1986)
  • “The Boy Who Plaited Manes”, Nancy Springer (F&SF Oct 1986)
  • “The Lions Are Asleep This Night”, Howard Waldrop (Omni Aug 1986)
  • “Pretty Boy Crossover”, Pat Cadigan (Asimov’s Jan 1986)
  • “Rat”, James Patrick Kelly (F&SF Jun 1986)
  • “Robot Dreams”, Isaac Asimov (Robot Dreams; Asimov’s mid-Dec 1986)