Saturday, April 29, 1978

1978 Nebula Award Nominees

Location: Sir Francis Drake Hotel, San Francisco, California.

Comments: Despite the fact that for organizational purposes I have the Nebula Award bestowed on Star Wars listed as an award for Dramatic Presentation, it is not. The award given to the movie was actually a Special Award, created specifically to honor Star Wars, and for which no other nominees were considered. After dabbling in honoring filmed or spoken science fiction for a couple of years, the SFWA stopped doing so, and this Special Award for Star Wars was the last award given by the SFWA to honor this type of artistic endeavor until 1992 when the SFWA bestowed the Ray Bradbury Award on Terminator 2. But the Ray Bradbury Award is not actually a Nebula Award, and the next time a Nebula Award for Dramatic Presentation was handed out was in 2000, when it was bestowed upon The Sixth Sense.

Best Novel

Gateway by Frederik Pohl

Other Nominees:
Cirque by Terry Carr
In the Ocean of Night by Gregory Benford
Moonstar Odyssey by David Gerrold
Sword of the Demon by Richard A. Lupoff

Best Novella

Stardance by Spider Robinson and Jeanne Robinson

Other Nominees:
Aztecs by Vonda N. McIntyre

Best Novelette

The Screwfly Solution by Raccoona Sheldon

Other Nominees:
The Ninth Symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven and Other Lost Songs by Carter Scholz
Particle Theory by Edward Bryant
A Rite of Spring by Fritz Leiber
The Stone City by George R.R. Martin

Best Short Story

Jeffty Is Five by Harlan Ellison

Other Nominees:
Air Raid by Herb Boehm
Camera Obscura by Thomas F. Monteleone
The Hibakusha Gallery by Edward Bryant
Tin Woodman by Dennis R. Bailey and Dave Bischoff

Best Dramatic Presentation

Star Wars [technically a Special Award]

Other Nominees:

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