These novels won both Hugo and Nebula Awards

A HALF-CENTURY OF AWARDS IN THE GENRE

THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS (HAINISH CYCLE #4) BY URSULA K. LE GUIN (1969) 286 PAGES ★★★★☆ — URSULA LE GUIN’S CLASSIC GENDER-BENDING NOVEL

RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA BY ARTHUR C. CLARKE (1973) 288 PAGES ★★★★★ — ARTHUR C. CLARKE’S BELIEVABLE FIRST CONTACT NOVEL

THE FOREVER WAR (FOREVER WAR TRILOGY #1) BY JOE HALDEMAN (1974) 292 PAGES ★★★★★ — THIS CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION WAR NOVEL WON BOTH THE HUGO AND NEBULA

GATEWAY (HEECHEE SERIES #1 OF 5) BY FREDERIK POHL (1977) 313 PAGES ★★★★☆ — A CLASSIC NOVEL OF SPACE EXPLORATION

STARTIDE RISING (UPLIFT #2) BY DAVID BRIN (1983) 515 PAGES ★★★★★ — LIFE IN THE UPLIFT UNIVERSE IS ENDLESSLY FASCINATING

DOOMSDAY BOOK BY CONNIE WILLIS (1992) 592 PAGES ★★★★★ — A TIME-TRAVEL NOVEL ABOUT THE BLACK DEATH

THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN’S UNION BY MICHAEL CHABON (2007) 468 PAGES ★★★★☆ — A NOVEL ABOUT JEWISH COPS, JEWISH MOBSTERS, AND THE MESSIAH

THE WINDUP GIRL BY PAOLO BACIGALUPI (2009) 378 PAGES ★★★★★ — FROM SCI-FI MASTER PAOLO BACIGALUPI, ONE OF THE BEST NOVELS IN THE GENRE

BLACKOUT (OXFORD TIME TRAVEL #4 OF 5) BY CONNIE WILLIS (2010) 650 PAGES ★★★★☆ — HISTORIANS STUDY WORLD WAR II IN PERSON

ALL CLEAR (OXFORD TIME TRAVEL #5 OF 5) BY CONNIE WILLIS (2010) 650 PAGES

ANCILLARY JUSTICE (IMPERIAL RADCH #1) BY ANN LECKIE (2013) 266 PAGES ★★☆☆☆ — WHY DID THIS PECULIAR BOOK WIN BOTH THE NEBULA AND HUGO AWARDS?

THE CALCULATING STARS (LADY ASTRONAUT #1) BY MARY ROBINETTE KOWAL (2018) 432 PAGES ★★★★★ — THIS NOVEL SHOWS JUST HOW GOOD HARD SCIENCE FICTION CAN BE

NETWORK EFFECT (MURDERBOT DIARIES #5) BY MARTHA WELLS (2021) (2020) 316 PAGES ★★★☆☆ — A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT IN THE MURDERBOT SERIES

DUAL AWARD-WINNERS I HAVEN’T REVIEWED

  • The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov (1973)
  • Dreamsnake by Vonda McIntyre (1978)
  • The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke (1979)
  • Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman (1998)
  • Dune by Frank Herbert (1965)
  • Ringworld by Larry Niven (1970)
  • Neuromancer by William Gibson (1984)
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (1985)
  • Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card (1986)
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman (2002)
  • Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold (2004)
  • Among Others by Jo Walton (2012)
  • The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin (2018)

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Mal Warwick

Mal Warwick

Author, book reviewer, serial entrepreneur, board member