In the course of scouring Amazon to find books to load onto my Kindle, I happened to run across one of my favorite books, A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge. Sure there’s a Kindle link, but what I found more fascinating was that a few of the 1 star reviewers said this was one of the worst books they’d ever read. Now everyone’s taste is different so I’m not going to argue over the worthiness of the book. However, it did bring to mind a question:
What is the worst award-winning story you’ve ever read?
Since there are numerous awards out there let’s focus on the Hugos and Nebulas. The story can be either in book form or one of the shorter lengths, your choice.
I can’t say that I’ve read any Hugo/Nebula winner and come away thinking, “Geez, that was a terrible book.” I’ve never really thought, “This was a Hugo/Nebula winner??” Then again, I haven’t read as many of those as I’d like so I may have missed some. I’m curious to see what you all have to say.