Nebula n.

any of several awards given annually by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America for excellence in science fiction and fantasy writing

The Nebulas are voted on by the membership of the SFWA. More information about the Nebula awards is available on the SFWA website. See also the Locus Index to SF Awards for a complete list of winners and nominees.

SF Encyclopedia


SF Criticism

  • 1966 SFWA Bulletin Apr. 1

    The Nebula trophy, shown publicly for the first time at the Awards Banquets, was designed by Judith Ann Lawrence (Mrs. James Blish), from a sketch by Kate Wilhelm (Mrs. Damon Knight), and executed by Daniel Levy of the Richley Company in New York.

  • 1966 SFWA Bulletin Apr. 1

    โ€˜Nebulaโ€™ Awards for the best science fiction of 1965 were presented on March 11.

  • 1966 D. Knight in Nebula Award Stories 1965 Introd. (unpaginated) Damon Knight bibliography

    The 1965 Nebulas were presented to the winners on March 11, 1966, at the Overseas Press Club in New York and at McHenryโ€™s Tail Oโ€™ the Cock in Beverly Hills, California.

  • 1972 H. Ellison Introduction to Mathoms from the Time Closet in H. Ellison Again, Dangerous Visions 124 Harlan Ellison

    Isaac Asimov had been pressed into service at the last moment to read the winners of the Nebulas.

  • 2001 Science Fiction Chronicle July 36/2

    The Nebula is most like the Oscar and is given by professionals, others who are slapping each other on the back.

  • 2001 Locus June 9/1

    The main anticipation of the weekend wasโ€ฆnot who would win the Nebulas, but who would be SFWA president.

Research requirements

antedating 1966

Earliest cite

in the SFWA Bulletin

Research History
Alexx Kay submitted a cite from a 1967 reprint of Damon Knight's "Nebula Award Stories"; Jeff Prucher verified the cite in the 1966 first edition.
Keith Stokes submitted a 1966 cite from Bob Tucker's "The Neo-Fan's Guide to Science Fiction Fandom".
Cory Panshin submitted a cite from the April 1966 SFWA Bulletin.
Jeff Prucher submitted a 1972 cite from Harlan Ellison in "Again, Dangerous Visions".

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