Thursday, June 29, 2006

Hugos there

For no other reason than that I've seen several other bloggers do this; for public information; and for the education and enlightenment of those who look to me for the same:

The complete list of Hugo Award-winning best novels to date, with the ones I've read marked in bold.
  • 2005, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke
  • 2004, Paladin of Souls, Lois McMaster Bujold
  • 2003, Hominids, Robert J. Sawyer
  • 2002, American Gods, Neil Gaiman
  • 2001, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J. K. Rowling (see what happens if you let fanboys vote?)
  • 2000, A Deepness in the Sky, Vernor Vinge
  • 1999, To Say Nothing of the Dog, Connie Willis
  • 1998, Forever Peace, Joe Haldeman
  • 1997, Blue Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson
  • 1996, The Diamond Age, Neal Stephenson
  • 1995, Mirror Dance, Lois McMaster Bujold
  • 1994, Green Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson
  • 1993, Doomsday Book, Connie Willis
  • 1993, A Fire Upon the Deep, Vernor Vinge
  • 1992, Barrayar, Lois McMaster Bujold
  • 1991, The Vor Game, Lois McMaster Bujold
  • 1990, Hyperion, Dan Simmons
  • 1989, Cyteen, C. J. Cherryh
  • 1988, The Uplift War, David Brin
  • 1987, Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card
  • 1986, Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
  • 1985, Neuromancer, William Gibson
  • 1984, Startide Rising, David Brin
  • 1983, Foundation's Edge, Isaac Asimov (unfortunately)
  • 1982, Downbelow Station, C. J. Cherryh (I think)
  • 1981, The Snow Queen, Joan D. Vinge
  • 1980, The Fountains of Paradise, Arthur C. Clarke
  • 1979, Dreamsnake, Vonda N. McIntyre (another I think)
  • 1978, Gateway, Frederik Pohl
  • 1977, Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang, Kate Wilhelm
  • 1976, The Forever War, Joe Haldeman
  • 1975, The Dispossessed, Ursula K. Le Guin
  • 1974, Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke
  • 1973, The Gods Themselves, Isaac Asimov
  • 1972, To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Philip José Farmer
  • 1971, Ringworld, Larry Niven
  • 1970, The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin
  • 1969, Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner
  • 1968, Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny
  • 1967, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, Robert A. Heinlein (sorta - gave up halfway through, if that)
  • 1966, Dune, Frank Herbert
  • 1966, "...And Call Me Conrad" (This Immortal), Roger Zelazny
  • 1965, The Wanderer, Fritz Leiber
  • 1964, "Here Gather the Stars" (Way Station), Clifford D. Simak
  • 1963, The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
  • 1962, Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein
  • 1961, A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M., Miller Jr
  • 1960, Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein
  • 1959, A Case of Conscience, James Blish
  • 1958, The Big Time, Fritz Leiber
  • 1956, Double Star, Robert A. Heinlein
  • 1955, They'd Rather Be Right (The Forever Machine), Mark Clifton & Frank Riley
  • 1953, The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester

Actually, that's a quite respectable turn-out. And many I still have. I'll carefully not rate them by enjoyability: even suggesting that 'Foundation's Edge' wasn't great could get me blacklisted in some quarters.


  1. I can only manage 1975, 2001 and 2005 from this list... but would put two of them on my list of Really Great Books... and of those, one would be in my top ten. It's probably not *that* hard to guess which...

  2. I'm going to guess it's not the Potter ...

    Strange & Norrell is an astonishing book. It's either put me off writing forever because dammit I'll never be that good, or it's inspired me to greater achievements. Still not sure which.


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