The HUGO Winners for Best Novel

As a big fan of science fiction, I am currently attempting to read every novel that has won the Hugo Award for Best Novel since their inception in 1953. Novels marked with an asterisk I have already read. Novels marked with an exclamation point I started to read but just couldn't finish (usually because they stunk IMO). Novel titles colored in yellow are my favorite Hugo winners, and certainly worth reading.

The last novel I finished reading was The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin. I was quite underwhelmed.


* 1953  The Demolished Man...............................Alfred Bester
  1954  NO AWARD GIVEN
* 1955  They'd Rather Be Right...........................Mark Clifton and Frank Riley 
        (currently sold under title of "The Forever Machine")
* 1956  Double Star..................................... Robert A. Heinlein
  1957  NO AWARD GIVEN
* 1958  The Big Time.....................................Fritz Leiber
* 1959  A Case of Conscience.............................James Blish
* 1960  Starship Troopers................................Robert A. Heinlein
* 1961  A Canticle for Leibowitz.........................Walter M. Miller, Jr.
* 1962  Stranger in a Strange Land.......................Robert A. Heinlein
  1963  The Man in the High Castle.......................Philip K. Dick
* 1964  Way Station......................................Clifford Simak
  1965  The Wanderer.....................................Fritz Leiber
* 1966  ...And Call Me Conrad (This Immortal)............Roger Zelazny (tie)
*       Dune.............................................Frank Herbert (tie)
* 1967  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.....................Robert A. Heinlein
  1968  Lord of Light....................................Roger Zelazny
! 1969  Stand on Zanzibar................................John Brunner
* 1970  The Left Hand of Darkness........................Ursula K. Le Guin
* 1971  Ringworld........................................Larry Niven
* 1972  To Your Scattered Bodies Go......................Philip Jose Farmer
* 1973  The Gods Themselves..............................Isaac Asimov
* 1974  Rendezvous With Rama.............................Arthur C. Clarke
* 1975  The Dispossessed.................................Ursula K. Le Guin
* 1976  The Forever War..................................Joe Haldeman
* 1977  Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang..................Kate Wilhelm
* 1978  Gateway..........................................Frederik Pohl
* 1979  Dreamsnake.......................................Vonda McIntyre
* 1980  The Fountains of Paradise........................Arthur C. Clarke
* 1981  The Snow Queen...................................Joan Vinge
! 1982  Downbelow Station................................C.J. Cherryh
* 1983  Foundation's Edge................................Isaac Asimov
* 1984  Startide Rising..................................David Brin
* 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
! 1989  Cyteen...........................................C.J. Cherryh
  1990  Hyperion.........................................Dan Simmons
* 1991  The Vor Game.....................................Lois McMaster Bujold
  1992  Barrayar.........................................Lois McMaster Bujold
  1993  A Fire Upon the Deep.............................Vernor Vinge (tie)
        Doomsday Book....................................Connie Willis (tie)
* 1994  Green Mars.......................................Kim Stanley Robinson
  1995  Mirror Dance.....................................Lois McMaster Bujold
  1996  The Diamond Age..................................Neal Stephenson
* 1997  Blue Mars........................................Kim Stanley Robinson
* 1998  Forever Peace....................................Joe Haldeman
* 1999  To Say Nothing of the Dog........................Connie Willis
  2000  A Deepness in the Sky............................Vernor Vinge
* 2001  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire..............J.K. Rowling
* 2002  American Gods....................................Neil Gaiman
  2003  Hominids.........................................Robert J. Sawyer
  2004  Paladin of Souls.................................Lois McMaster Bujold
* 2005  Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell..................Susanna Clarke
  2006  Spin.............................................Robert Charles Wilson
  2007  Rainbows End.....................................Vernor Vinge
  2008  The Yiddish Policemen's Union....................Michael Chabon
  2009  The Graveyard Book...............................Neil Gaiman
* 2010  The Windup Girl .................................Paolo Bacigalupi (tie)
        The City & the City..............................China Miéville (tie)
  2011  Blackout/All Clear...............................Connie Willis
  2012  Among Others.....................................Jo Walton