1988 Nebula Awards®

Presented at Penta Hotel, New York, New York on April 22, 1989

Greg Bear kept winners secret and treated all nominees equally, as opposed to previous years which either officially or unofficially leaked the winners.  In addition, all nominees received certificates for the first time.  Tor Books sponsored a Thursday night party and Bantam Books sponsored a Friday afternoon reception.  The Official Opening took place on Friday evening and Saturday morning was the Business Meeting.  In the afternoon, there were panels on agents and shared-world contracts, but they were poorly attended.  There were two cocktail parties before the banquet, the traditional one and a Pesadic one hosted by Julius Schwartz.  Ian Ballantine gave the keynote speech.

Best Novel

Best Novella

Best Novelette

Best Short Story