Best Novel Hugo Category

The Best Novel Hugo category is the oldest Hugo category, having been awarded each year since the beginning of the Hugo awards in 1953 except for 1957.

For the purposes of the Hugos, a novel is defined as a story of 40,000 words or more. (In the early days there was no precise definition and the category was defined by the voters.)

See also the Hugo Awards, Retro Hugo Awards, List of Hugo Winners, List of Hugo Categories.

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Year Winner
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 by Mark Clifton and Frank Riley
1956 Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein
1958 The Big Time by Fritz Leiber (the category was Best Novel or Novelette this year only)
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 Way Station by Clifford D. Simak
1965 The Wanderer by Fritz Leiber
1966 (tie) Dune by Frank Herbert and …And Call Me Conrad 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 Jose 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 Haldeman
1977 Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm
1978 Gateway by Frederik Pohl
1979 Dreamsnake by Vonda N. 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 (tie) A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge and 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 (tie) The City & The City, China Mieville and The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi
2011 Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis
2012 Among Others by Jo Walton
2013 Redshirts by John Scalzi
2014 Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
2015 The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu
2016 The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin