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The Hugo Awards are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The award is named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories. Hugo Awards have been presented every year since 1955 (Wikipedia).


This project was begun September 10, 2009. Being the insane soul that I am, I've decided to read every Hugo award winning novel. Ever. I don't have a time limit. Trying to read them all in a year would be suicidal. Here's the list. I try not to have spoilers in my reviews, but still give an impression of the novel's plot and mood. If they seem a little vague at times, I apologize.

Hugo Award Winning Novels
(An asterisk [*] denotes a novel that I had read previous to starting this project and that will be reread for it. Once a novel is finished I will strike through it thus. Also note I have included the retro Hugos in chronological order. If the novel listed is part of a series I may list the books in the series I would like to read after my reading list depending on how much I like it or whether they must be read to understand the novel awarded a Hugo.

If the title is bold it means I have it on a shelf somewhere to read.
  • 1946 -- The Mule by Isaac Asimov
  • 1951 -- Farmer in the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein
  • 1953 -- The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester
  • 1954 -- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury*
  • 1955 -- They'd Rather be Right (or The Forever Machine) 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 -- Here Gather the Stars (or Way Station) by Clifford D. Simak
  • 1965 -- The Wanderer by Fritz Leiber
  • 1966 -- Dune by Frank Herbert
  • 1966 -- ...And Call Me Conrad (or 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
  • 1972 -- To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip José 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 Halderman
  • 1977 -- Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm
  • 1978 -- Gateway by Frederik Pohl
  • 1979 -- Dreamsnake by Vonda 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*
  • 1987 -- Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card*
  • 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 -- A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
  • 1993 -- 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 - The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • 2010 - The City & the City by China Miéville
  • 2011 - All Clear/Blackout by Connie Willis*
  • 2012 - Among Others by Jo Walton
  • 2013 - Redshirts by John Scalzi
  • 2014 - Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie


My Reading List
  1. September 10, 2009 -- Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (2005), finished September 22, 2009 (♥)
  2. September 24, 2009 -- The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester (1953), finished September 24, 2009
  3. October 8, 2009 -- Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm (1977), finished October 15, 2009
  4. October 21, 2009 -- Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein (1962), finished December 8, 2009 (♥)
  5. December 8, 2009 -- The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon (2008), finished December 10, 2009 (♥)
  6. December 11, 2009 -- Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny (1968), finished December 27, 2009
  7. December 27, 2009 -- American Gods by Neil Gaiman (2002), finished December 31, 2009
  8. January 5, 2010 -- The Big Time by Fritz Leiber (1958), finished January 5, 2010
  9. January 6, 2010 -- This Immortal (or ...And Call Me Conrad) by Roger Zelazny (1966), finished January 8, 2010
  10. January 9, 2010 -- The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge (1981), finished January 25, 2010 (♥)
  11. January 12, 2010 -- Neuromancer by William Gibson (1985), finished January 16, 2010 (♥)
  12. January 19, 2010 -- Dune by Frank Herbert (1966), finished January 24, 2009
  13. January 26, 2010 -- Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein (1960), finished February 6, 2010
  14. February 13, 2010 -- To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis (1999), finished February 17, 2010 (♥)
  15. April 1, 2010 -- Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson (1994), finished May 1, 2010 (♥)
  16. May 1, 2010 -- Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson (1997), finished May 6, 2010 (♥)
  17. May 6, 2010 -- Hyperion by Dan Simmons (1990), finished May 13, 2010
  18. May 13, 2010 -- Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer (2003), finished May 18, 2010
  19. June 16, 2010 -- The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin (1970), finished June 22, 2010 (♥)
  20. June 24, 2010 -- Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge (2007), finished June 27, 2010
  21. July 11, 2010 -- The Mule (aka Book II in Foundation and Empire) by Isaac Asimov (1946, Retro Hugo awarded 1996), finished July 13, 2010
  22. September 3, 2010 -- Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (1993), finished September 8, 2010 (♥)
  23. September 9, 2010 -- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (2009), finished September 12, 2010
  24. September 13, 2010 -- Farmer in the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein (1951, Retro Hugo Awarded 2001), finished September 18, 2010
  25. October 16, 2010 -- The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein (1967), finished November 26, 2010 (♥)
  26. November 29, 2010 -- To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip José Farmer (1972), finished December 20, 2010
  27. December 20, 2010 -- Spin by Robert Charles Wilson (2006), finished December 27, 2010
  28. January 15, 2011 - Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold (1992), finished January 19, 2011
  29. February 6, 2011 - The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold (1991), finished February 9, 2011
  30. March 6, 2011 - Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold (1995), finished March 17, 2011
  31. August 14, 2012 -- The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov (1973), finished August 17, 2012
  32. July 3, 2013 -- The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson (1996), finished July 21, 2013
  33. September 12, 2013 -- The City and the City by China Miéville (2010), finished September 20, 2013
  34. October 16, 2013 - The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin (1975)


Supplemental ReadingHere is a list of other sci-fi and fantasy novels I've read during the same time period. Some are for class. Some are just because I wanted to. Some are part of a series that I had to read to understand the novel awarded a Hugo.
  • Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson, finished March 28, 2010 (♥)
  • July 8, 2010 -- Foundation by Isaac Asimov, finished July 11, 2010
  • July 11, 2010 -- Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov, finished July 13, 2010 (also see Hugo list above)
  • July 14, 2010 -- Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov, finished July 15, 2010
  • January 10, 2011 -- Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold, finished January 14, 2011
  • February 2, 2011 -- The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold, finished February 4, 2011
  • February 10, 2011 -- Cetaganda by Lois McMaster Bujold, finished February 11, 2011
  • February 12, 2011 -- Brothers in Arms by Lois McMaster Bujold, finished February 23, 2011
  • February 24, 2011 -- Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold, finished March 6, 2011
  • March 17, 2011 -- Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold, finished March 25, 2011

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Omg! That is amazing! I still haven't read Fire Upon the Deep--this whole project kind of got put on hold in favor of grad school. Still going.

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