Hugo Award Reads

About the Hugo Awards: they “are science fiction’s most prestigious award. The Hugo Awards are voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention.” Hugo Awards are given for best novel, novella, novelette, short story, related work, graphic story, and more, including a brand-new (as of 2018) award for Best YA. The first Hugo Awards were given in 1953. Retrospective Hugo Awards, or Retro-Hugos, were added to the ballot beginning in 1996. They are awards optionally given by a Worldcon for works that would have been eligible 50, 75, or 100 years ago.


Best Novels read: 9/75 (12.0%)
Best Novellas read: 12/60 (20.0%)
Best Noveletes read: 2/61 (3.28%)
Best YA read: 0/2 (0%)
Best Short Stories read: 10/65 (15.38%)

1939: The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White

1941: Slan by A.E. van Vogt

1943: Beyond This Horizon by Robert A. Heinlein

1944: Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber, Jr.
Novella: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ~ read in 1994, 2007

1946: The Mule by Isaac Asimov
Novella: Animal Farm by George Orwell ~ read 9 August 2016

1951: Farmer in the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein

1954: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury *

1953: The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester

1955: They’d Rather Be Right by Mark Clifton & 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 ~ read in 1996?

1963: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

1964: Here Gather the Stars by Clifford D. Simak

1965: The Wanderer by Fritz Leiber

1966: Dune by Frank Herbert

1966: …And Cal Me Conrad by Roger Zelazny

1967: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein ~ DNF 27 January 2018

1968: Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
Novella: Weyr Search by Anne McCaffrey ~ read 2014
Novelette: “Gonna Roll the Bones” by Fritz Lieber ~ read 22 February 2019

1969: Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner

1970: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Short Story: “Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones” by Samuel R. Delany ~ read 30 October 2018

1971: Ringworld by Larry Niven

1972: To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip Jose Farmer

1973: The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov

1974: Rendevous with Rama by Arthur C. Clark
Short Story: “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” by Ursula K. Le Guin ~ read 1 August 2018

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. Clark

1981: The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge

1982: Downbelow Station by C.J. Cherryh

1983: Foundation’s Edge by Isaac Asimov
Novelette: “Fire Watch” by Connie Willis ~ read 14 March 2018

1984: Startide Rising by David Brin

1985: Neuromancer by William Gibson

1986: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card ~ read in 2000?

1987: Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

1988: The Uplift War by David Brin

1989: Cyteen by C.J. Cherryh
Novella: The Last of the Winnebagos by Connie Willis ~ read 27 November 2018

1990: Hyperion by Dan Simmons

1991: The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold

1992: Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold

1993: A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

1993: Doomsday Book by Connie Willis ~ read 24 March 2018
Short Story: “Even the Queen” by Connie Willis ~ read 9 November 2018

1994: Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Short Story: “Death on the Nile” by Connie Willis ~ read 23 October 2018

1995: Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold

1996: The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

1997: Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Short Story: “The Soul Selects Her Own Society: Invasion and Repulsion: A Chronological Reinterpretation of Two of Emily Dickinson’s Poems: A Wellsian Perspective” by Connie Willis ~ read 23 October 2018

1998: Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman

1999: To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis ~ read 12 February 2018

2000: A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge
Novella: The Winds of Marble Arch by Connie Willis ~ read 16 November 2018

2001:  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling ~ read 2009?

2002: American Gods by Neil Gaiman ~ read 9 January 2019

2003: Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer

2004: Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold

2005: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke ~ DNF 2006?

2006: Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
Novella: Inside Job by Connie Willis ~ read 6 November 2018

2007: Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge

2008: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
Novella: All Seated on the Ground by Connie Willis ~ read 19 November 2018

2009: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman ~ read 1 February 2014

2010: The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

2010: The City & the City by China Miéville

2011: Blackout / All Clear by Connie Willis

2012: Among Others by Jo Walton
Short Story: “The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu ~ read 30 October 2018
Novella: The Man Who Bridged the Mist by Kij Johnson ~ read 13 May 2019

2013: Redshirts by John Scalzi ~ read 17 January 2019

2014: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
Short Story: “The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere” by John Chu ~ read 10 January 2019

2015: The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu (translator Ken Liu) ~ read 10 July 2019

2016: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
Short Story: “Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer ~ read 14 January 2019
Novella: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor ~ read 17 January 2019

2017: The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin
Novella: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire ~ read 21 September 2016
Short Story: “Seasons of Glass and Iron” by Amal El-Mohtar ~ read 14 August 2019

2018: The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
Novella: All Systems Red by Martha Wells ~ read 2 March 2019
Short Story: “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience” by Rebecca Roanhorse ~ read 14 August 2019

2019: The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
Novella: Artificial Condition by Martha Wells ~ read 6 June 2019


This list contains all Hugo Award winners and Retro-Hugo Awards winners for Best Novel, and any award winners for other categories that I have read. Some years may have ties. The year listed is the year the award was presented.

Books that I finish will be in green, and books that I start but DNF will be in red. Completion dates will be listed at the end. Starting dates are not recorded. If I’m unsure about the date read, I’ll just include the year. A * indicates that I have read the book before, but since I want to re-read it I am not guessing at the original date read. Percentages do not include DNFs.

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