Hugo Award

The Hugo Awards are awards for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. They were first awarded in 1953, and have been awarded every year since 1955. The awards are run by and voted on by fans.

 

for Best Novel category winners

2014 selection

Ancillary Justice

Arthur C. Clarke Award 2014, Nebula Award for Best Novel 2014, Hugo Award for Best Novel 2014, Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award 2013, BSFA Award for Best Novel 2013

by Ann Leckie

Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, British Science Fiction, Locus and Arthur C. Clarke Awards.

On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest.

Once, she was the Justice...


2013 selection

Redshirts

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2013

by John Scalzi

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to...


2012 selection

Among Others

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2012, Nebula Award for Best Novel 2012, British Fantasy Awards for Best Novel 2012

by Jo Walton

Winner of the 2011 Nebula Award for Best Novel

Winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel

Startling, unusual, and yet irresistably readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling...


2011 selection

Blackout

Oxford Time Travel #4

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2011, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2011, Nebula Award for Best Novel 2011

by Connie Willis

Oxford in 2060 is a chaotic place, with scores of time-traveling historians being sent into the past. Michael Davies is prepping to go to Pearl Harbor. Merope Ward is coping with a bunch of bratty 1940 evacuees...


All Clear

Oxford Time Travel #5

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2011, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2011, Nebula Award for Best Novel 2011

by Connie Willis

Winner of the Nebula Award

Traveling back in time, from Oxford circa 2060 into the thick of World War II, was a routine excursion for three British historians eager to study firsthand the heroism and horrors...


2010 selection

The Windup Girl

Nebula Award for Best Novel 2010, Hugo Award for Best Novel 2010, Locus Award for Best First Novel 2010

by Paolo Bacigalupi

Recipient of the Sturgeon Award, Paolo Bacigalupi's writing has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, and the environmental journal High Country News. His...


The City & The City

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2010, Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 2010, Arthur C. Clarke Award 2010, World Fantasy Award for Best Novel 2010

by China Mieville

BONUS: This edition contains a The City & The City discussion guide and excerpts from China Miéville's Kraken and Embassytown.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE SEATTLE TIMES...


2009 selection

The Graveyard Book

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2009

by Neil Gaiman & Dave Mckean

In this Newbery Medal-winning novel, Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens,...


2008 selection

The Yiddish Policemen's Union

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2008, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2008, Nebula Award for Best Novel 2008

by Michael Chabon

For sixty years Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal District of Sitka, a "temporary" safe haven created in the wake of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling...


2007 selection

Rainbows End

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2007, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2007

by Vernor Vinge

Four time Hugo Award winner Vernor Vinge has taken readers to the depths of space and into the far future in his bestselling novels A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky. Now, he has written a science-fiction...


2006 selection

Spin

Spin #1

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2006

by Robert Charles Wilson

One night in October when he was ten years old, Tyler Dupree stood in his back yard and watched the stars go out. They all flared into brilliance at once, then disappeared, replaced by a flat, empty black barrier....


2005 selection

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2005, World Fantasy Award for Best Novel 2005

by Susanna Clarke

"Ravishing...superb...combines the dark mythology of fantasy with the delicious social comedy of Jane Austen into a masterpiece of the genre that rivals Tolkein."-Time


2004 selection

Paladin of Souls

Chalion series #2

Nebula Award for Best Novel 2005, Hugo Award for Best Novel 2004, Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 2004

by Lois Mcmaster Bujold

One of the most honored authors in the field of fantasy and science fiction, Lois McMaster Bujold transports us once more to a dark and troubled land and embroils us in a desperate struggle to preserve the endangered...


2003 selection

Hominids

Neanderthal Parallax #1

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2003

by Robert J. Sawyer

Robert Sawyer's SF novels are perennial nominees for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, or both. Clearly, he must be doing something right since each one has been something new and different. What they do have...


2002 selection

American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2002, Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 2002, Bram Stoker Award for Novel 2001

by Neil Gaiman

First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic—an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and...


2000 selection

A Deepness in the Sky

Zones of Thought #2

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2000

by Vernor Vinge

After thousands of years searching, humans stand on the verge of first contact with an alien race. Two human groups: the Qeng Ho, a culture of free traders, and the Emergents, a ruthless society based on the...


1999 selection

To Say Nothing of the Dog

Oxford Time Travel #3

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1999, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1999

by Connie Willis

From Connie Willis, winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, comes a comedic romp through an unpredictable world of mystery, love, and time travel...

Ned Henry is badly in need of a rest.  He's been shuttling...


1997 selection

Blue Mars

Mars Trilogy #3

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1997, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1997

by Kim Stanley Robinson

The red planet is red no longer, as Mars has become a perfectly inhabitable world. But while Mars flourishes, Earth is  threatened by overpopulation and ecological disaster. Soon people look to Mars as a refuge,...


1996 selection

The Diamond Age

1994 selection

Green Mars

Mars Trilogy #2

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1994, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1994

by Kim Stanley Robinson

In the Nebula Award winning Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson began his critically acclaimed epic saga of the colonization of Mars, Now the Hugo Award winning Green Mars continues the thrilling and timeless tale...


1993 selection

A Fire Upon The Deep

Zones of Thought #1

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1993

by Vernor Vinge

A Fire Upon the Deep is the big, breakout book that fulfills the promise of Vinge's career to date: a gripping tale of galactic war told on a cosmic scale.

Thousands of years hence, many races inhabit a universe...


The Doomsday Book

Oxford Time Travel #2

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1993, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1993, Nebula Award for Best Novel 1993

by Connie Willis

For Kivrin, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman...


1990 selection

Hyperion

Hyperion Cantos #1

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1990, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1990

by Dan Simmons

On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike.  There are those who worship it.  There are those who fear it.  And there are those who...


1988 selection

The Uplift War

The Uplift stories #3

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1988, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1988

by David Brin

David Brin's Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written.  Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War--a New York Times bestseller--together make up one of...


1987 selection

Speaker for the Dead

The Ender Saga #2

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1987, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1987, Nebula Award for Best Novel 1987

by Orson Scott Card

In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War.

Now, long years later, a second alien race has...


1986 selection

Ender's Game

The Ender Saga #1

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1986, Nebula Award for Best Novel 1986

by Orson Scott Card

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards

In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy,...


1985 selection

Neuromancer

Sprawl trilogy #1

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1985, Nebula Award for Best Novel 1985, Philip K. Dick Award 1984

by William Gibson

The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus- hallucination, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace . . .

Case had been the sharpest data-thief in the business, until vengeful...


1984 selection

Startide Rising

The Uplift stories #2

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1984, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1984, Nebula Award for Best Novel 1984

by David Brin

David Brin's Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written.  Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War--a New York Times bestseller--together make up one of...


1983 selection

Foundation's Edge

Foundation #4

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1983, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1983

by Isaac Asimov

Now, 498 years after its founding, the Foundation seemed to be following the Seldon Plan perfectly. Too perfectly. Now an impossible planet -- with impossible powers -- threatens to upset the Seldon Plan for...


1980 selection

The Fountains of Paradise

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1980, Nebula Award for Best Novel 1980

by Arthur C. Clarke

This Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel is reissued in this trade paperback edition. Vannemar Morgan's dream of linking Earth with the stars requires a 24,000-mile-high space elevator. But first he must solve...


1977 selection

Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1977, Locus Award for Best Novel 1977

by Kate Wilhelm

Before becoming one of today's most intriguing and innovative mystery writers, Kate Wilhelm was a leading writer of science fiction, acclaimed for classics like The Infinity Box and The Clewiston Test.

Now one...


1975 selection

The Dispossessed

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1975, Locus Award for Best Novel 1975, Nebula Award for Best Novel 1975

by Ursula K. Le Guin

Centuries ago, the moon Anarres was settled by utopian anarchists who left the Earthlike planet Urras in search of a better world, a new beginning. Now a brilliant physicist, Shevek, determines to reunite the...


1973 selection

The Gods Themselves

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1973, Locus Award for Best Novel 1973, Nebula Award for Best Novel 1973

by Isaac Asimov

Only a few know the terrifying truth--an outcast Earth scientist, a rebellious alien inhabitant of a dying planet, a lunar-born human intuitionist who senses the imminent annihilation of the Sun.  They know...


1969 selection

Stand on Zanzibar

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1969

by John Brunner & Bruce Sterling

Norman Niblock House is a rising executive at General Technics, one of a few all-powerful corporations. His work is leading General Technics to the forefront of global domination, both in the marketplace and...


1963 selection

The Man in the High Castle

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1963

by Philip K. Dick

In The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick's alternate history classic, the United States lost World War II and was subsequently divided between the Germans in the east and the Japanese in the west. In this...


1962 selection

Stranger in a Strange Land

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1962

by Robert Heinlein

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


1960 selection

Starship Troopers

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1960

by Robert Heinlein

In one of Robert Heinlein's most controversial bestsellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the Universe--and into battle with the Terran Mobile Infantry against mankind's most...


1958 selection

The Big Time

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1958

by Fritz Leiber

Have you ever worried about your memory, because it doesn't seem to recall exactly the same past from one day to the next? Have you ever thought that the whole universe might be a crazy, mixed-up dream? If you...


The Big Time

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1958

by Fritz Reuter Leiber Jr.

You can't know there's a war on—for the Snakes coil and Spiders weave to keep you from knowing it's being fought over your live and dead body!