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The Hugo Awards are the most prominent award given for science fiction and fantasy literature each year. The first Hugos were given out in 1953, with the award becoming an annual event beginning in 1958. Fans who are registered as attending or supporting members of the World Science Fiction Convention (i.e. the Worldcon) are encouraged to nominate the best science fiction or fantasy works in the categories of Novel, Novella, Novelette and Short Story. [Additional categories exist for filmed works, anthologies, collections and various non-fiction works -- information about these can be found at this Hugo Award site.] Fans with memberships to the Worldcon also vote on the Hugos. The Hugo Awards are then presented at the annual Worldcon. In 1996, 2001 and 2004, "retro-Hugos" were presented, for works which had been originally published in 1946, 1951 and 1954, respectively. The titles in this list are "hotlinked" to the library's catalog, for all those titles currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries. NOTE: Several of the earlier Hugo-winning novels have gone out of print and are no longer in our collection.

For Science Fiction and Fantasy awards, please also see our Nebula award winners booklist, recognizing SF/F books selected as the best each year by the authors themselves.

Hugo Winners for Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel

2014  book cover  Ann Leckie
Ancillary Justice
2013  book cover  John Scalzi
Redshirts
2012  book cover  Jo Walton
Among Others
2011 book cover  Connie Willis
Blackout
[Two combined winning titles -- comprising a single story -- by the same author]
2011 book cover  Connie Willis
All Clear
[Two combined winning titles -- comprising a single story -- by the same author]
2010 [tie]  book cover  China Mieville
The City and The City
2010 [tie] book cover  Paolo Bacigalupi
The Windup Girl
2009  book cover  Neil Gaiman
The Graveyard Book
2008  book cover  Michael Chabon
The Yiddish Policeman's Union
2007 book cover  Vernor Vinge
Rainbow's End
2006 book cover  Robert Charles Wilson
Spin
2005 book cover  Susanna Clarke
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
2004 book cover  Lois McMaster Bujold
The Paladin of Souls
2003 book cover  Robert J. Sawyer
Hominids
2002 book cover  Neil Gaiman
American Gods
2001 book cover  J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2000 book cover  Vernor Vinge
A Deepness in the Sky
1999 book cover  Connie Willis
To Say Nothing of the Dog
1998 book cover  Joe Haldeman
Forever Peace
1997 book cover  Kim Stanley Robinson
Blue Mars
1996 book cover  Neal Stephenson
The Diamond Age
1995 book cover  Lois McMaster Bujold
Mirror Dance
1994 book cover  Kim Stanley Robinson
Green Mars
1993 book cover  Vernor Vinge
A Fire Upon the Deep
1992 book cover  Lois McMaster Bujold
Barrayar
1991 book cover  Lois McMaster Bujold
The Vor Game
1990 book cover  Dan Simmons
Hyperion
1989 book cover  C.J. Cherryh
Cyteen
1988 book cover  David Brin
The Uplift War
1987 book cover  Orson Scott Card
Speaker For the Dead
1986 book cover  Orson Scott Card
Ender's Game
1985 book cover  William Gibson
Neuromancer
1984 book cover  David Brin
Startide Rising
1983 book cover  Isaac Asimov
Foundation's Edge
1982 book cover  C.J. Cherryh
Downbelow Station
1981 book cover  Joan Vinge
The Snow Queen
1980 book cover  Arthur C. Clarke
The Fountains of Paradise
1979 book cover  Vonda N. McIntyre
Dreamsnake
1978 book cover  Frederik Pohl
Gateway
1977 book cover  Kate Wilhelm
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
1976 book cover  Joe Haldeman
The Forever War
1975 book cover  Ursula K. LeGuin
The Dispossessed
1974 book cover  Arthur C.Clarke
Rendezvous With Rama
1973 book cover  Isaac Asimov
The Gods Themselves
1972 book cover  Philip Jose Farmer
To Your Scattered Bodies Go
1971 book cover  Larry Niven
Ringworld
1970 book cover  Ursula K. LeGuin
The Left Hand of Darkness
1969 book cover  John Brunner
Stand on Zanzibar
1968 book cover  Roger Zelazny
Lord of Light
1967 book cover  Robert A. Heinlein
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
1966   Roger Zelazny
…And Call Me Conrad [tie]
  book cover  Frank Herbert
Dune [tie]
1965 book cover  Fritz Leiber
The Wanderer
1964 book cover  Clifford Simak
Way Station
1963 book cover  Philip K. Dick
The Man in the High Castle
1962 book cover  Robert A. Heinlein
Stranger in a Strange Land
1961 book cover  Walter M. Miller
A Canticle for Leibowitz
1960 book cover  Robert A. Heinlein
Starship Troopers
1959 book cover  James Blish
A Case of Conscience
1958 book cover  Fritz Leiber
The Big Time
1957   [No Awards Given This Year]
1956 book cover  Robert A. Heinlein
Double Star
1955   Mark Clifton & Frank Riley
They'd Rather Be Right
1954 book cover  Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 [awarded in 2004]
1953 book cover  Alfred Bester
The Demolished Man
1951
  Robert A. Heinlein
Farmer in the Sky [awarded in 2001]
1946  
  Isaac Asimov
The Mule [awarded in 1996]

Updated December 2014 sdc

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We also have a list of excellent Web sites for readers interested in learning more about science fiction literature. You can visit that at our Science Fiction and Fantasy Resources page.
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