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The Hugo Project

Because I’m insane and enjoy impossible undertakings, I decided I would try to read all the books that have won the Hugo Award for Best Novel. And because I have a blog that occasionally deals with writing, science fiction, social issues, and the like, I decided to share the results of this endeavor with you, dear readers (Hi, FBI!). Book reviews are posted every other Monday, with the occasional movie review or angry letter to Robert A. Heinlein on the off-weeks.

The books:

  • 1953The Demolished Man – Alfred Bester (8/10)
  • 1955They’d Rather Be Right aka The Forever Machine – Mark Clifton and Frank Riley (5/10)
  • 1956Double Star – Robert A. Heinlein (5/10)
  • 1958The Big Time – Fritz Leiber (6/10)
  • 1959A Case of Conscious – James Blish (9/10)
  • 1960Starship Troopers – Robert A. Heinlein (8/10)
    Starship Troopers (1997) – film adaptation
  • 1961A Canticle for Leibowitz – Walter M. Miller, Jr. (7/10)
    St. Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman (1997) – sequel
  • 1962Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert A. Heinlein (10/10)
  • 1963 The Man in the High Castle – Philip K. Dick (7/10)
  • 1964Way Station – Clifford D. Simak (8/10)
  • 1965The Wanderer – Fritz Leiber (9/10)
  • 1966…And Call Me Conrad aka This Immortal – Roger Zelazny (8/10)
  • 1966Dune – Frank Herbert (10/10)
    Dune (1984) – film adaptation
    Dune Messiah (1969) and Children of Dune (1976) sequels
    Frank Herbert’s Dune (2000) and Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune (2003) – mini-series
    We’re Dune! – silliness
  • 1967The Moon is a Harsh Mistress – Robert A. Heinlein (9/10)
  • 1968Lord of Light – Roger Zelazny (6/10)
  • 1969Stand on Zanzibar – John Brunner (9/10)
  • 1970The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula K. LeGuin (10/10)
  • 1971Ringworld – Larry Niven (6/10)
  • 1972To Your Scattered Bodies Go – Philip José Farmer (4/10)
  • 1973The Gods Themselves – Isaac Asimov (9/10)
  • 1974Rendezvous with Rama – Arthur C. Clarke (8/10)
    Rama II (1989), The Garden of Rama (1991) and Rama Revealed (1993) – sequilogy written with Gentry Lee
  • 1975The Dispossessed – Ursula K. LeGuin (9/10)
  • 1976The Forever War – Joe Haldeman (7/10)
    Forever Free (1999) – direct sequel
  • 1977Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang – Kate Wilhelm (8/10)
  • 1978Gateway – Frederik Pohl (7/10)
    Beyond the Blue Event Horizon (1980), Heechee Rendezvous (1984), The Annals of the Heechee (1987) – a sequilogy of sorts
    The Gateway Trip (1990) and The Boy Who Would Live Forever (2004) – further Gateway/Heechee books
  • 1979Dreamsnake – Vonda McIntyre (10/10)
  • 1980The Fountains of Paradise – Arthur C. Clarke (6/10)
  • 1981The Snow Queen – Joan D. Vinge (8/10)
    World’s End (1984), The Summer Queen (1991), and Tangled up in Blue (2000) – the sequel and supplements
  • 1982Downbelow Station – C. J. Cherryh (7/10)
    Merchanter’s Luck (1982), Rimrunners (1989), Tripoint (1994), and Finity’s End (1997) – further Alliance/Union books
  • 1983Foundation’s Edge – Isaac Asimov
    Foundation (1951), Foundation and Empire (1952), and Second Foundation (1953) – the original Foundation Trilogy
  • 1984 – Startide Rising – David Brin
    Sundiver (1980) – first book in series
  • 1985 – Neuromancer – William Gibson
  • 1986 – Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
  • 1987 – Speaker for the Dead – Orson Scott Card
  • 1988 – The Uplift War – David Brin

Supplementary:

Not Included (I might get around to them eventually):

  • (1963 – The Man in the High Castle) Amazon TV adaptation
  • (1966 – Dune) sequels after Dune Messiah
  • (1968 – Lord of Light) Argo (very tangentially related)
  • (1971 – Ringworld) sequels
  • (1972 – To Your Scattered Bodies Go) sequels & Riverworld film adaptations
  • (1974 – Rendezvous with Rama) additional works by Gentry Lee in the Rama universe
  • (1982 – Downbelow Station) additional Alliance/Union books
  • (1983 – Foundation’s Edge) additional Foundation books
 

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