Nebula Awards

1988 Nebula Award Winners

Presented: May 21, 1988, Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood, CA


  • The Falling Woman by Pat MurphyWinner: The Falling Woman, Pat Murphy (Tor)
  • The Forge of God, Greg Bear (Tor)
  • Soldier of the Mist, Gene Wolfe (Tor)
  • The Uplift War, David Brin (Phantasia; Bantam Spectra)
  • Vergil in Averno, Avram Davidson (Doubleday)
  • When Gravity Fails, George Alec Effinger (Arbor House)


  • Winner: “The Blind Geometer”, Kim Stanley Robinson (Cheap Street; Asimov’s Aug 1987)
  • “Fugue State”, John M. Ford (Under the Wheel)
  • “The Secret Sharer”, Robert Silverberg (Asimov’s Sep 1987)
  • “The Tiger Sweater”, Keith Roberts (F&SF Oct 1987)
  • The Unconquered Country, Geoff Ryman (Bantam Spectra)
  • “Witness”, Walter Jon Williams (Wild Cards)


  • Winner: “Rachel in Love”, Pat Murphy (Asimov’s Apr 1987)
  • Buffalo Gals, Won’t You Come Out Tonight”, Ursula K. Le Guin (Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences;F&SF Nov 1987)
  • “Dream Baby”, Bruce McAllister (In the Field of Fire; Asimov’s Oct 1987)
  • “The Evening and the Morning and the Night”, Octavia E. Butler (Omni May 1987)
  • “Flowers of Edo”, Bruce Sterling (Asimov’s May 1987)
  • “Schwarzschild Radius”, Connie Willis (The Universe)

Short Story

  • Winner: “Forever Yours, Anna”, Kate Wilhelm (Omni Jul 1987)
  • “Angel”, Pat Cadigan (Asimov’s May 1987)
  • “Cassandra’s Photographs”, Lisa Goldstein (Asimov’s Aug 1987)
  • “The Faithful Companion at Forty”, Karen Joy Fowler (Asimov’s Jul 1987)
  • “Kid Charlemagne”, Paul Di Filippo (Amazing Stories Sep 1987)
  • “Temple to a Minor Goddess”, Susan Shwartz (Amazing Stories Jan 1987)
  • Why I Left Harry’s All-Night Hamburgers”, Lawrence Watt-Evans (Asimov’s Jul 1987)