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Hugo & Nebula Winners

An interesting cross-reference from Locus: All books that have won BOTH the Nebula and Hugo awards. Note that the novels by Card, Clarke, Haldeman, and Le Guin account for nearly half of them.

  1. Isaac Asimov, The Gods Themselves (1972)

  2. David Brin, Startide Rising (1983)

  3. Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game (1985)

  4. Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead (1986)

  5. Arthur C. Clarke, Rendezvous with Rama (1973)

  6. Arthur C. Clarke, The Fountains of Paradise (1979)

  7. Neil Gaiman, American Gods (2001)

  8. William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984)

  9. Joe Haldeman, The Forever War (1974)

  10. Joe Haldeman, Forever Peace (1997)

  11. Frank Herbert, Dune (1965)

  12. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness (1969)

  13. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed (1974)

  14. Vonda N. McIntyre, Dreamsnake (1978)

  15. Larry Niven, Ringworld (1970)

  16. Frederik Pohl, Gateway (1977)

  17. Connie Willis, Doomsday Book (1992)

Sadly, I’ve only read 3, 4, 5, 11, 12 (actually, I couldn’t finish this one), 15, and 16. And I call myself an sf fan. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

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10 Comments on Hugo & Nebula Winners

  1. *Catholic nun smacks editor’s fingers with a ruler*

    “And after lunch it’s detention for you, until you’ve read ‘The Gods Themselves’ from beginning to end! Schneller!”

    πŸ˜‰

    -A.R. Yngve

  2. I haven’t read “Doomsday Book” by Willis, but it’s on the ever-growing To Be Read pile.

    I tried to read a book by Gaiman, but was so bored that I gave up. So, I haven’t read “American Gods” either.

    “Forever Peace” is also on the TBR pile; in general I’ve liked Haldeman’s stuff and wish he would write more. “Forever War” is one of my all-time favorites, especially the “restored edition” that is currently in print.

    Interestingly enough, all the others have ratings of 9 or better, generally 10 or 10+ in my book database.

  3. I’ve read 3, 4, and 11…

    Betcha never figured that I read those at all, didn’t ya, John…

  4. Nope, Pete, you surprised me. And, as I recall, none of those stories had any supermodels in ’em. So, congratulations, there’s hope for you yet! That’s more than I can say for “Mr. X”.

  5. Let’s see – the only books I haven’t read are Dreamsnake and the two Halderman – I’ve never heard of them. Hmm, must be good though.

    Of course, I think I read the Doomsday Book, I read some by Willis and can’t remember exactly which ones now.

    But what’s the best book on that list? I’d say Startide Rising.

    Worst book on the list – easy, Neuromancer (what an overrated book!)

  6. The Doomsday Book involves time-travel back to the time of the Black Death. Excellent book. American Gods reminded me a lot of Tim Powers’ work but the ending didn’t live up to the rest of the book. Good read though. A much more ‘mature’ Gaiman book.

    The only ones I haven’t read are The Gods Themselves and The Forever Peace. And I concur with Scott’s picks but I’ll go one further on Gibson: Most over-rated author, more interested in atmoshphere and word-play than, say , plot…

  7. I had picked up one Gaiman (“Neverwhere”), as I was hoping for somebody along the lines of Powers. But, it was nowhere nearly as good as even the earliest Powers efforts, so it got tossed.

  8. Neverwhere is a really ‘light’ book. Its so light, it almost floats. American Gods is a much better effort. Worth a read, even if the ending is a let down. Although Scott might say that Expiration Date isn’t worth the read because of the ending. I used to feel that way, but not anymore.

  9. You’re saying that reading a book that is 90% good with a bad ending is still worth a read?

    I can see your point, even if I don’t agree. I guess I feel that by reading a book I have invested something in it such that the ending, if weak, makes me feel cheated somehow. Doesn’t make sense though I can see – if I didn’t like the first quarter but the rest rocked I’d recommend a book where I wouldn’t if the ending wasn’t any good.

    Actually, I just think that bad endings are caused by bad writing – the craft of writing involves getting it all right – ending included, and I feel cheated if parts of it aren’t right.

  10. Well, what I was actually saying is that I’ve reconsidered the ending to Expiration Date. Its not as bad as I thought. In fact, it works well, I think.

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