Hugo Reading

In 2019 I decided to work my way through reading all of the Best Novel Hugo Award winners (however long it takes), and am using this page to track my progress. While I started with the (then) most recent three winners, once I finished those, I went back to the beginning and am reading forward chronologically. I expect this will take a few years, as I will definitely be pausing to read each year’s Philip K. Dick Award nominees when they’re announced in January or February, for several of the entries on this list I may well pause to read prior or later books in whatever series they come from, and sometimes I might just want to read something else entirely. This is a marathon, not a sprint.

Once I’ve read an entry for this project, I link the title to my brief review on Goodreads.

First book finished Jan 2, 2019. Last book finished…sometime in the future!

Current progress:

22/75 (29.33%)

Overall (includes those I read at some point in the past):

38/75 (50.67%)

Key:
✓ = I read it at some point in the past, though I may not remember exactly when. I will probably be re-reading these as I go.
✅ = I’ve read it for this project.

  1. ✓✅ 1939 (Retro) T. H. White: The Sword in the Stone (read as book one of The Once and Future King)
    BONUS: I watched the Disney film, too!
  2. ✅ 1941 (Retro) A. E. van Vogt: Slan
  3. ✅ 1943 (Retro) Robert A. Heinlein (as Anson MacDonald): Beyond This Horizon
  4. ✅ 1944 (Retro) Fritz Leiber: Conjure Wife
  5. ✅ 1946 (Retro) Isaac Asimov: The Mule (read as part two of Foundation and Empire)
  6. ✅ 1951 (Retro) Robert A. Heinlein: Farmer in the Sky
  7. ✅ 1953 Alfred Bester: The Demolished Man
  8. ✓✅ 1954 (Retro) Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451
    BONUS: I watched the 1961 film, too!
  9. ✅ 1955 Mark Clifton & Frank Riley: They’d Rather Be Right (also known as The Forever Machine)
  10. ✅ 1956 Robert A. Heinlein: Double Star
  11. ✅ 1958 Fritz Leiber: The Big Time
  12. ✅ 1959 James Blish: A Case of Conscience
  13. ✓✅ 1960 Robert A. Heinlein: Starship Troopers
    BONUS: I watched the 1997 film, too!
  14. ✓✅ 1961 Walter M. Miller, Jr.: A Canticle for Leibowitz
  15. ✓✅ 1962 Robert A. Heinlein: Stranger in a Strange Land
  16. ✅ 1963 Philip K. Dick: The Man in the High Castle
  17. ✅ 1964 Clifford D. Simak: Here Gather the Stars (also known as Way Station)
  18. ✅ 1965 Fritz Leiber: The Wanderer
    (NOTE: This was the last one read in 2019)
  19. ✓✅ 1966 (1) Frank Herbert: Dune
  20. 1966 (2) Roger Zelazny: …And Call Me Conrad (also known as This Immortal)
  21. 1967 Robert A. Heinlein: The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
  22. 1968 Roger Zelazny: Lord of Light
  23. 1969 John Brunner: Stand on Zanzibar
  24. 1970 Ursula K. Le Guin: The Left Hand of Darkness
  25. ✓ 1971 Larry Niven: Ringworld
  26. 1972 Philip José Farmer: To Your Scattered Bodies Go
  27. 1973 Isaac Asimov: The Gods Themselves
  28. ✓ 1974 Arthur C. Clarke: Rendezvous with Rama
  29. 1975 Ursula K. Le Guin: The Dispossessed
  30. 1976 Joe Haldeman: The Forever War
  31. 1977 Kate Wilhelm: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
  32. 1978 Frederik Pohl: Gateway
  33. 1979 Vonda N. McIntyre: Dreamsnake
  34. 1980 Arthur C. Clarke: The Fountains of Paradise
  35. 1981 Joan D. Vinge: The Snow Queen
  36. 1982 C. J. Cherryh: Downbelow Station
  37. 1983 Isaac Asimov: Foundation’s Edge
  38. ✓ 1984 David Brin: Startide Rising
  39. ✓ 1985 William Gibson: Neuromancer
  40. ✓ 1986 Orson Scott Card: Ender’s Game
  41. ✓ 1987 Orson Scott Card: Speaker for the Dead
  42. ✓ 1988 David Brin: The Uplift War
  43. 1989 C. J. Cherryh: Cyteen
  44. ✓ 1990 Dan Simmons: Hyperion
  45. 1991 Lois McMaster Bujold: The Vor Game
  46. 1992 Lois McMaster Bujold: Barrayar
  47. 1993 (1) Vernor Vinge: A Fire Upon the Deep
  48. ✓ 1993 (2) Connie Willis: Doomsday Book
  49. 1994 Kim Stanley Robinson: Green Mars
  50. 1995 Lois McMaster Bujold: Mirror Dance
  51. ✓ 1996 Neal Stephenson: The Diamond Age
  52. 1997 Kim Stanley Robinson: Blue Mars
  53. 1998 Joe Haldeman: Forever Peace
  54. 1999 Connie Willis: To Say Nothing of the Dog
  55. 2000 Vernor Vinge: A Deepness in the Sky
  56. ✓ 2001 J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  57. ✓ 2002 Neil Gaiman: American Gods
  58. 2003 Robert J. Sawyer: Hominids
  59. 2004 Lois McMaster Bujold: Paladin of Souls
  60. 2005 Susanna Clarke: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
  61. 2006 Robert Charles Wilson: Spin
  62. 2007 Vernor Vinge: Rainbows End
  63. 2008 Michael Chabon: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
  64. ✓ 2009 Neil Gaiman: The Graveyard Book
  65. 2010 (1) Paolo Bacigalupi: The Windup Girl
  66. 2010 (2) China Miéville: The City & the City
  67. 2011 Connie Willis: Blackout/All Clear
  68. 2012 Jo Walton: Among Others
  69. ✓ 2013 John Scalzi: Redshirts
  70. ✓ 2014 Ann Leckie: Ancillary Justice
  71. 2015 Cixin Liu: The Three-Body Problem
  72. ✅ 2016 N. K. Jemisin: The Fifth Season
  73. ✅ 2017 N. K. Jemisin: The Obelisk Gate
  74. ✅ 2018 N. K. Jemisin: The Stone Sky
    (NOTE: All three books in this series were read in 2019; when I started this project, they were the most recent winners, and any winners after this point were added after I started the project)
  75. 2019 Mary Robinette Kowal: The Calculating Stars

List of winners sourced from Wikipedia.