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Hugo Award Winners (science fiction)

Description: The Hugo Award is given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy work of the previous year. Bookshare is pleased to offer the following titles awarded the Hugo Award for best novel.

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The Obelisk Gate

by N. K. Jemisin

Winner of the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel "Magnificent" - NPR The acclaimed sequel to the bestselling The Fifth Season, winner of the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel, and a New York Times Notable Book of 2015.

Date Added: 08/14/2017

Year: 2017

The Fifth Season

by N. K. Jemisin

THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS... FOR THE LAST TIME. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2016

The Three-Body Problem (The Three-Body Trilogy, Book 1)

by Cixin Liu

A secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Different camps form planning to either welcome them and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2015

Ancillary Justice

by Ann Leckie

On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Breq is both more than she seems and less than she was.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2014

Redshirts: A Novel With Three Codas

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.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2013

Among Others

by Jo Walton

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novel. Startling, unusual, and yet irresistibly readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and SF, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2012

All Clear

by Connie Willis

Winner of the Nebula AwardTraveling 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 of the Dunkirk evacuation and the London

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 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.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2011

The Windup Girl

by Paolo Bacigalupi

What happens when calories become currency? What happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits and forces mankind to the cusp of post-human evolution? Bacigalupi delivers one of the most highly-acclaimed science fiction novels of the 21st century.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2010

The City & The City

by China Miéville

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, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2010

The Graveyard Book

by Neil Gaiman and 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.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2009

The Yiddish Policemen's Union

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 state of Israel.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2008

Rainbows End

by Vernor Vinge

Set in the near future, people use high-tech contact lenses to interface with computers in their clothes. But one poet, his mind restored from the ravages of Alzheimer's, has difficulty adjusting to his new world.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2007


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. He and his best friends, Jason and Diane Lawton, had seen what became known as the Big Blackout. It would shape their lives.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2006

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

by Susanna Clarke

English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2005

Paladin of Souls (Curse of Chalion #2)

by Lois Mcmaster Bujold

Three years have passed since the widowed Dowager Royina Ista found release from the curse of madness that kept her imprisoned in her family's castle of Valenda. Her newfound freedom is costly, bittersweet with memories, regrets, and guilty secrets -- for she knows the truth of what brought her land to the brink of destruction. And now the road -- escape -- beckons... A simple pilgrimage, perhaps. Quite fitting for the Dowager Royina of all Chalion.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2004

Hominids (Neanderthal Parallax #1)

by Robert J. Sawyer

Hominids is a strong, stand-alone SF novel, but it's also the first book of The Neanderthal Parallax, a trilogy that will examine two unique species of people. They are alien to each other, yet bound together by the never-ending quest for knowledge and, beneath their differences, a common humanity. We are one of those species, the other is the Neanderthals of a parallel world where they, not Homo sapiens, became the dominant intelligence.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2003

American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition

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.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2002

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4)

by J. K. Rowling

Triwizard Tournament, a famous magical competition in which one champion from each of the three largest wizarding schools in Europe. Harry's name is entered into the competition mysteriously.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2001

A Deepness in the Sky (Zones of Thought #2)

by Vernor Vinge

The search for aliens has finally been solved but will everything go according to plan?

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 2000

To Say Nothing of the Dog; or, How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last

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.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 1999

Forever Peace

by Joe Haldeman

2043 A.D.: The Ngumi War rages. A burned-out soldier and his scientist lover discover a secret that could put the universe back to square one. And it is not terrifying. It is tempting...

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 1998

Blue Mars (Mars #3)

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.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 1997

The Diamond Age

by Neal Stephenson

The future is small. The future is nano... And who could be smaller or more insignificant than poor Little Nell — an orphan girl alone and adrift in a world of Confucian Law, Neo-Victorian values and warring nano-technology?

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 1996

Mirror Dance (Miles Vorkosigan #8)

by Lois Mcmaster Bujold

Sequel to Brothers in Arms. Miles and Mark cross paths again.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Year: 1995

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