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1985 Best Novel Awards
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1985 Best First Novel Awards
 
1985 Best Short Story Awards
Hugo
The Aliens Who Knew, I Mean, Everything by George Alec Effinger
The Crystal Spheres by David Brin (winner)
Ridge Running by Kim Stanley Robinson
Rory by Steven Gould
Salvador by Lucius Shepard
Symphony for a Lost Traveler by Lee Killough
 
Nebula Awards
The Aliens Who Knew, I Mean, Everything by George Alec Effinger
A Cabin on the Coast by Gene Wolfe
The Eichmann Variations by George Zebrowski
Morning Child by Gardner Dozois (winner)
Salvador by Lucius Shepard
Sunken Gardens by Bruce Sterling
 
World Fantasy
Bad Medicine [short story] by Jack Dann
The Bones Wizard by Alan Ryan (winner)
Nightcrawlers [short story] by Robert R McCammon
Still Life with Scorpion by Scott Baker (winner)
 
1985 Best Novellette Awards
Hugo
Bloodchild [short story] by Octavia E Butler (winner)
Blued Moon by Connie Willis
The Lucky Strike [short story] by Kim Stanley Robinson
The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule by Lucius Shepard
Return to the Fold by Timothy Zahn
Silicon Muse by Hilbert Schenck
The Weigher by Marcia Martin and Eric Vinicoff
 
Nebula Awards
Bad Medicine [short story] by Jack Dann
Blood Child by Octavia E Butler (winner)
The Lucky Strike [short story] by Kim Stanley Robinson
The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule by Lucius Shepard
Saint Theresa of the Aliens by James Patrick Kelly
Trojan Horse by Michael Swanwick
 
1985 Best Novella Awards
Hugo
Cyclops by David Brin
Elemental by Geoffrey A Landis
PRESS ENTER [] by John Varley (winner)
Summer Solstice by Charles Harness
Valentina [short story] by Joseph H Delaney and Marc Stiegler
 
Nebula Awards
The Greening of Bed-Stuy by Frederik Pohl
Marrow Death by Michael Swanwick
PRESS ENTER [] by John Varley (winner)
A Traveler's Tale by Lucius Shepard
Trinity [short story] by Nancy Kress
Young Doctor Esterhazy by Avram Davidson
 
World Fantasy
The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet by Stephen King
In the Sumerian Marshes by Gerald Pearce
Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament by Clive Barker
The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule by Lucius Shepard
The Unconquered Country [short story] by Geoff Ryman (winner)
 
1985 Best Collection Awards
 
1985 Best Book Awards
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1985 Best Paperback original Awards
 
1985 Lifetime Achievement Awards
Theodore Sturgeon
 
1985 Best New Writer Awards
Lucius Shepard
 
Authors born in 1985
James AitchesonCarina BartschNed BeaumanDrew Bowling
Erica CameronEleanor CattonJoël DickerFaïza Guène
Emma HealeyHannah KentKarsten KnightChris Morphew
Julie MurphyB T NarroLouise O'NeillLisa Owens
Rebecca SerleShannon StokerKate TempestDavid Whitley
 
Authors who died in 1985
Anna BantiRené BarjavelCharles BirkinKyril Bonfiglioli
Taylor CaldwellItalo CalvinoJames Hadley ChaseEleanor Dark
Marian EngelRobert GravesLeonard GribblePhilip Larkin
Gu LongHelen MacInnesShiva NaipaulRobert Nathan
Virginia RichDenise RobinsAaron Marc SteinTheodore Sturgeon
E B WhiteJanusz A Zajdel