Hugo Award Challenge

The Hugo Awards are awarded to the best science fiction or fantasy works of the previous year, and are given out at the World Science Fiction Convention.  There are many categories, but I’ll only focus on the Best Novel category for now.  They were first presented in 1953.  Here are the winners:

  • 1953 – The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester
  • 1955 – They’d Rather Be Right by Mark Clifton and Frank Riley
  • 1956 – Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein
  • 1958 – The Big Time by Fritz Leiber
  • 1959 – A Case of Conscience by James Blish
  • 1960 – Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
  • 1961 – A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
  • 1962 – Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
  • 1963 – The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
  • 1964 – Way Station by Clifford D. Simak
  • 1965 – The Wanderer by Fritz Leiber
  • 1966 (tie) – Dune by Frank Herbert ★★★★★
  • 1966 (tie) – This Immortal by Roger Zelazny
  • 1967 – The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
  • 1968 – Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
  • 1969 – Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner
  • 1970 – The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • 1971 – Ringworld by Larry Niven ★★★1/2
  • 1972 – To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip Jose Farmer
  • 1973 – The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
  • 1974 – Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
  • 1975 – The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • 1976 – The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
  • 1977 – Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm
  • 1978 – Gateway by Frederik Pohl
  • 1979 – Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre
  • 1980 – The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke
  • 1981 – The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge
  • 1982 – Downbelow Station by C. J. Cherryh
  • 1983 – Foundation’s Edge by Isaac Asimov
  • 1984 – Startide Rising by David Brin
  • 1985 – Neuromancer by William Gibson
  • 1986 – Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card ★★★★1/2
  • 1987 – Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card ★★★★1/2
  • 1988 – The Uplift War by David Brin
  • 1989 – Cyteen by C. J. Cherryh
  • 1990 – Hyperion by Dan Simmons
  • 1991 – The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • 1992 – Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • 1993 (tie) – A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
  • 1993 (tie) – Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
  • 1994 – Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • 1995 – Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • 1996 – The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
  • 1997 – Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • 1998 – Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman
  • 1999 – To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
  • 2000 – A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge
  • 2001 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
  • 2002 – American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • 2003 – Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer
  • 2004 – Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • 2005 – Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • 2006 – Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
  • 2007 – Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge
  • 2008 – The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
  • 2009 – The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • 2010 (tie) – The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • 2010 (tie) – The City & the City by China Mieville
  • 2011 – Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis
  • 2012 – Among Others by Jo Walton
  • 2013 – Redshirts by John Scalzi

There are also the Retro Hugos.  I’ll also read those.  Here they are:

  • 1946 – The Mule by Isaac Asimov
  • 1951 – Farmer in the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein
  • 1954 – Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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