1976 Nebula Awards®

Presented at:
East – Warwick Hotel, New York, New York on April 30, 1977
West – America, San Francisco Bay, California on April 30, 1977

Prior to the 1977 banquet, a series of underattended panels focused on international science fiction and Harlan Ellison spoke against the decision to drop the Best Dramatic Presentation Nebula after only three years, ending with his resignation from SFWA in protest.  The dropping of the category had only been announced at the business meeting earlier in the day after the voting had declared that no award had won.  About two hundred people attended the cocktail hour and banquet and Asimov served as toastmaster and introduced keynote speaker Clifford D. Simak.   A return of the Nebulas to New York meant another unofficial West Coast banquet, this time held on the ship America in San Francisco Bay for about 50 people.  The evening was toastmastered by the Benford twins and the keynote speech was given by Clayton Bailey, curator of the World Kaolithic Museum, which had just celebrated its first anniversary.

Best Novel

Best Novella

Best Novelette

Best Short Story

Best Dramatic Presentation