Hugo Award for Best Novella

The Hugo Award for Best Novella is one of the Hugo Awards given each year for science fiction or fantasy stories published or translated into English during the previous calendar year. The novella award is available for works of fiction of between 17,500 and 40,000 words; awards are also given out in the short story, novelette and novel categories. The Hugo Awards have been described as "a fine showcase for speculative fiction" and "the best known literary award for science fiction writing".[1][2]

The Hugo Award for Best Novella has been awarded annually since 1968. In addition to the regular Hugo awards, beginning in 1996 Retrospective Hugo Awards, or "Retro Hugos", have been available to be awarded for years 50, 75, or 100 years prior in which no awards were given. Retro Hugos may only be awarded for years in which a World Science Fiction Convention, or Worldcon, was hosted, but no awards were originally given.[3] To date, Retro Hugo awards have been given for novellas for 1939, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1951, and 1954.[4]

Hugo Award nominees and winners are chosen by the supporting and attending members of the annual World Science Fiction Convention, or Worldcon, and the presentation evening constitutes its central event. The selection process is defined in the World Science Fiction Society Constitution as instant-runoff voting with six nominees, except in the case of a tie. These novellas on the ballot are the six most-nominated by members that year, with no limit on the number of stories that can be nominated.[3] Initial nominations are made by members in January through March, while voting on the ballot of six nominations is performed roughly in April through July, subject to change depending on when that year's Worldcon is held.[5] Prior to 2017, the final ballot was five works; it was changed that year to six, with each initial nominator limited to five nominations.[6] Worldcons are generally held near the start of September, and are held in a different city around the world each year.[7][8] Members are permitted to vote "no award", if they feel that none of the nominees is deserving of the award that year, and in the case that "no award" takes the majority the Hugo is not given in that category. This happened in the Best Novella category in 2015.[9]

During the 57 nomination years, 161 authors have had works nominated; 41 of these have won, including coauthors and Retro Hugos. Connie Willis has received the most Hugos for Best Novella at four, and at eight is tied for the most nominations with Robert Silverberg. Willis and Charles Stross at three out of four nominations are the only authors to have won more than twice, while thirteen other authors have won the award twice. Nancy Kress has earned seven nominations and Robert A. Heinlein, George R. R. Martin, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Lucius Shepard six, and are the only authors besides Willis and Silverberg to get more than four. Robinson has the highest number of nominations without winning.

Hugo Award for Best Novella
Awarded forThe best science fiction or fantasy story of between 17,500 and 40,000 words published in the prior calendar year
Presented byWorld Science Fiction Society
First awarded1968
Most recent winnerMartha Wells (All Systems Red)
Websitewww.thehugoawards.org

Winners and nominees

In the following table, the years correspond to the date of the ceremony, rather than when the novella was first published. Each year links to the corresponding "year in literature". Entries with a blue background have won the award; those with a white background are the nominees on the short-list. If the novella was originally published in a book with other stories rather than by itself or in a magazine, the book title is included after the publisher's name.

  *   Winners and joint winners   +   No winner selected

Year Author(s) Novella Publisher or publication Ref.
1968 Philip José Farmer* "Riders of the Purple Wage" Dangerous Visions (Doubleday) [10]
Anne McCaffrey* "Weyr Search" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [10]
Roger Zelazny "Damnation Alley" Galaxy Science Fiction [10]
Samuel R. Delany "The Star Pit" Worlds of Tomorrow [10]
Robert Silverberg "Hawksbill Station" Galaxy Science Fiction [10]
1969 Robert Silverberg* "Nightwings" Galaxy Science Fiction [11]
Anne McCaffrey "Dragonrider" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [11]
Samuel R. Delany "Lines of Power" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [11]
Dean McLaughlin "Hawk Among the Sparrows" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [11]
1970 Fritz Leiber* "Ship of Shadows" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [12]
Harlan Ellison "A Boy and His Dog" The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World (Avon Publications) [12]
James Blish "We All Die Naked" Three for Tomorrow (Meredith Press) [12]
Anne McCaffrey "Dramatic Mission" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [12]
Robert Silverberg "To Jorslem" Galaxy Science Fiction [12]
1971 Fritz Leiber* "Ill Met in Lankhmar" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [13]
Clifford D. Simak "The Thing in the Stone" If [13]
Harlan Ellison "The Region Between" Galaxy Science Fiction [13]
Robert Silverberg "The World Outside" Galaxy Science Fiction [13]
Dean Koontz "Beastchild" Venture Science Fiction Magazine [13]
1972 Poul Anderson* "The Queen of Air and Darkness" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [14]
Arthur C. Clarke "A Meeting with Medusa" Playboy [14]
Larry Niven "The Fourth Profession" Quark/4 (Paperback Library) [14]
John Brunner "Dread Empire" Fantastic [14]
Gardner Dozois "A Special Kind of Morning" New Dimensions 1 (Doubleday) [14]
1973 Ursula K. Le Guin* "The Word for World Is Forest" Again, Dangerous Visions (Doubleday) [15]
Frederik Pohl "The Gold at the Starbow's End" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [15]
Gene Wolfe "The Fifth Head of Cerberus" Orbit #10 (Putnam Publishing Group) [15]
Joe Haldeman "Hero" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [15]
Jerry Pournelle "The Mercenary" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [15]
1974 James Tiptree, Jr.* "The Girl Who Was Plugged In" New Dimensions 3 (Doubleday) [16]
Gene Wolfe "The Death of Doctor Island" Universe 3 (Bantam Spectra) [16]
Michael Bishop "Death and Designation Among the Asadi" If [16]
Michael Bishop "The White Otters of Childhood" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [16]
Gardner Dozois "Chains of the Sea" Chains of the Sea (X-S Books) [16]
1975 George R. R. Martin* "A Song for Lya" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [17]
Gardner Dozois "Strangers" New Dimensions 4 (Doubleday) [17]
Robert Silverberg "Born with the Dead" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [17]
Norman Spinrad "Riding the Torch" Threads of Time (Thomas Nelson) [17]
Jack Vance "Assault on a City" Universe 4 (Bantam Spectra) [17]
1976 Roger Zelazny* "Home Is the Hangman" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [18]
George R. R. Martin "The Storms of Windhaven" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [18]
Lisa Tuttle
Larry Niven "ARM" Epoch (Putnam Publishing Group) [18]
Algis Budrys "The Silent Eyes of Time" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [18]
Richard Cowper "The Custodians" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [18]
1977 Spider Robinson* "By Any Other Name" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [19]
James Tiptree, Jr.* "Houston, Houston, Do You Read?" Aurora: Beyond Equality (Fawcett Publications) [19]
Michael Bishop "The Samurai and the Willows" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [19]
Richard Cowper "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [19]
1978 Spider Robinson* "Stardance" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [20]
Jeanne Robinson*
John Varley "In the Hall of the Martian Kings" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [20]
Vonda N. McIntyre "Aztecs" 2076: The American Tricentennial (Pyramid Books) [20]
Gregory Benford "A Snark in the Night" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [20]
Keith Laumer "The Wonderful Secret" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [20]
1979 John Varley* "The Persistence of Vision" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [21]
Joan D. Vinge "Fireship" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [21]
Christopher Priest "The Watched" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [21]
Brian Aldiss "Enemies of the System" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [21]
Gene Wolfe "Seven American Nights" Orbit #20 (Putnam Publishing Group) [21]
1980 Barry B. Longyear* "Enemy Mine" Asimov's Science Fiction [22]
Orson Scott Card "Songhouse" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [22]
Donald Kingsbury "The Moon Goddess and the Son" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [22]
Ted Reynolds "Ker-Plop" Asimov's Science Fiction [22]
Hilbert Schenck "The Battle of the Abaco Reefs" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [22]
1981 Gordon R. Dickson* "Lost Dorsai" Destinies #2 (Ace Books) [23]
George R. R. Martin "One-Wing" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [23]
Lisa Tuttle
George R. R. Martin "Nightflyers" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [23]
Thomas Disch "The Brave Little Toaster" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [23]
Harlan Ellison "All the Lies that Are My Life" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [23]
1982 Poul Anderson* "The Saturn Game" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [24]
Phyllis Eisenstein "In the Western Tradition" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [24]
John Varley "Blue Champagne" New Voices #4 (Berkley Books) [24]
Kate Wilhelm "With Thimbles, With Forks and Hope" Asimov's Science Fiction [24]
Vernor Vinge "True Names" Binary Star #5 (Dell Publishing) [24]
David R. Palmer "Emergence" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [24]
1983 Joanna Russ* "Souls" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [25]
David Brin "The Postman" Asimov's Science Fiction [25]
George R. R. Martin "Unsound Variations" Amazing Stories [25]
Joseph H. Delaney "Brainchild" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [25]
Kim Stanley Robinson "To Leave a Mark" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [25]
John Kessel "Another Orphan" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [25]
1984 Timothy Zahn* "Cascade Point" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [26]
Greg Bear "Hardfought" Asimov's Science Fiction [26]
Joseph H. Delaney "In the Face of My Enemy" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [26]
David R. Palmer "Seeking" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [26]
Hilbert Schenck "Hurricane Claude" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [26]
1985 John Varley* "Press Enter ■" Asimov's Science Fiction [27]
David Brin "Cyclops" Asimov's Science Fiction [27]
Joseph H. Delaney "Valentina" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [27]
Marc Stiegler
Charles L. Harness "Summer Solstice" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [27]
Geoffrey A. Landis "Elemental" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [27]
1986 Roger Zelazny* "24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai" Asimov's Science Fiction [28]
Robert Silverberg "Sailing to Byzantium" Asimov's Science Fiction [28]
James Tiptree, Jr. "The Only Neat Thing to Do" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [28]
Kim Stanley Robinson "Green Mars" Asimov's Science Fiction [28]
C. J. Cherryh "The Scapegoat" Alien Stars (Baen Books) [28]
1987 Robert Silverberg* "Gilgamesh in the Outback" Asimov's Science Fiction [29]
Kim Stanley Robinson "Escape from Kathmandu" Asimov's Science Fiction [29]
Lucius Shepard "R&R" Asimov's Science Fiction [29]
Connie Willis "Spice Pogrom" Asimov's Science Fiction [29]
Michael F. Flynn "Eifelheim" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [29]
1988 Orson Scott Card* "Eye for Eye" Asimov's Science Fiction [30]
Robert Silverberg "The Secret Sharer" Asimov's Science Fiction [30]
Kim Stanley Robinson "The Blind Geometer" Asimov's Science Fiction [30]
Kim Stanley Robinson "Mother Goddess of the World" Asimov's Science Fiction [30]
Michael F. Flynn "The Forest of Time" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [30]
1989 Connie Willis* "The Last of the Winnebagos" Asimov's Science Fiction [31]
Lucius Shepard "The Scalehunter's Beautiful Daughter" Asimov's Science Fiction [31]
Norman Spinrad "Journals of the Plague Years" Full Spectrum (Doubleday) [31]
Bradley Denton "The Calvin Coolidge Home for Dead Comedians" Fantasy & Science Fiction [31]
Walter Jon Williams "Surfacing" Asimov's Science Fiction [31]
1990 Lois McMaster Bujold* "The Mountains of Mourning" Analog Science Fact & Fiction [32]
Lucius Shepard "The Father of Stones" Asimov's Science Fiction [32]
Megan Lindholm "A Touch of Lavender" Asimov's Science Fiction [32]
Connie Willis "Time-Out" Asimov's Science Fiction [32]
Judith Moffett "Tiny Tango" Asimov's Science Fiction [32]
1991 Joe Haldeman* "The Hemingway Hoax" Asimov's Science Fiction [33]
Mike Resnick "Bully!" Asimov's Science Fiction [33]
Kim Stanley Robinson "A Short, Sharp Shock" Asimov's Science Fiction [33]
Pat Murphy "Bones" Asimov's Science Fiction [33]
Pat Cadigan "Fool to Believe" Asimov's Science Fiction [33]
1992 Nancy Kress* "Beggars in Spain" Asimov's Science Fiction [34]
Kristine Kathryn Rusch "The Gallery of His Dreams" Asimov's Science Fiction [34]
Connie Willis "Jack" Asimov's Science Fiction [34]
Michael Swanwick Griffin's Egg St. Martin's Press [34]
Nancy Kress "And Wild for to Hold" Asimov's Science Fiction [34]
1993 Lucius Shepard* "Barnacle Bill the Spacer" Asimov's Science Fiction [35]
Frederik Pohl Stopping at Slowyear Bantam Spectra [35]
Maureen F. McHugh "Protection" Asimov's Science Fiction [35]
Jonathan Carroll "Uh-Oh City" Fantasy & Science Fiction [35]
Bradley Denton "The Territory" Fantasy & Science Fiction [35]
1994 Harry Turtledove* "Down in the Bottomlands" Analog Science Fiction and Fact [36]
Walter Jon Williams "Wall, Stone, Craft" Fantasy & Science Fiction [36]
G. David Nordley "Into the Miranda Rift" Analog Science Fiction and Fact [36]
Jack Cady "The Night We Buried Road Dog" Fantasy & Science Fiction [36]
Pat Murphy "An American Childhood" Asimov's Science Fiction [36]
Harlan Ellison "Mefisto In Onyx" Omni [36]
1995 Mike Resnick* "Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge" Fantasy & Science Fiction [37]
Brian Stableford "Les Fleurs du Mal" Asimov's Science Fiction [37]
Ursula K. Le Guin "Forgiveness Day" Asimov's Science Fiction [37]
Michael Bishop "Cri de Coeur" Asimov's Science Fiction [37]
Michael F. Flynn "Melodies of the Heart" Analog Science Fiction and Fact [37]
1996 Allen Steele* "The Death of Captain Future" Asimov's Science Fiction [38]
Ursula K. Le Guin "A Woman's Liberation" Asimov's Science Fiction [38]
Mike Resnick "Bibi" Asimov's Science Fiction [38]
Susan Shwartz
Ursula K. Le Guin "A Man of the People" Asimov's Science Fiction [38]
Nancy Kress "Fault Lines" Asimov's Science Fiction [38]
1997 George R. R. Martin* "Blood of the Dragon" Asimov's Science Fiction [39]
Jack McDevitt "Time Travelers Never Die" Asimov's Science Fiction [39]
Gregory Benford "Immersion" SF Age [39]
Jerry Oltion "Abandon in Place" Fantasy & Science Fiction [39]
Mary Rosenblum "Gas Fish" Asimov's Science Fiction [39]
Maureen F. McHugh "The Cost to Be Wise" Starlight #1 (Tor Books) [39]
1998 Allen Steele* "...Where Angels Fear to Tread" Asimov's Science Fiction [40]
Adam-Troy Castro "The Funeral March of the Marionettes" Fantasy & Science Fiction [40]
Geoffrey A. Landis "Ecopoiesis" SF Age [40]
Paul Levinson "Loose Ends" Analog Science Fiction and Fact [40]
Robert Reed "Marrow" SF Age [40]
1999 Greg Egan* "Oceanic" Asimov's Science Fiction [41]
Catherine Asaro "Aurora in Four Voices" Analog Science Fiction and Fact [41]
Ted Chiang "Story of Your Life" Starlight #2 (Tor Books) [41]
Terry Bisson "Get Me to the Church on Time" Asimov's Science Fiction [41]
Ian R. MacLeod "The Summer Isles" Asimov's Science Fiction [41]
2000 Connie Willis* "The Winds of Marble Arch" Asimov's Science Fiction [42]
Harry Turtledove "Forty, Counting Down" Asimov's Science Fiction [42]
Adam-Troy Castro "The Astronaut from Wyoming" Analog Science Fiction and Fact [42]
Jerry Oltion
Mike Resnick "Hunting the Snark" Asimov's Science Fiction [42]
Kage Baker "Son Observe the Time" Asimov's Science Fiction [42]
2001 Jack Williamson* "The Ultimate Earth" Analog Science Fiction and Fact [43]
Catherine Asaro "A Roll of the Dice" Analog Science Fiction and Fact [43]
Kristine Kathryn Rusch "The Retrieval Artist" Analog Science Fiction and Fact [43]
Greg Egan "Oracle" Asimov's Science Fiction [43]
Ted Chiang "Seventy-Two Letters" Vanishing Acts (Tor Books) [43]
Lucius Shepard "Radiant Green Star" Asimov's Science Fiction [43]
2002 Vernor Vinge* "Fast Times at Fairmont High" The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge (Tor Books) [44]
Allen Steele "Stealing Alabama" Asimov's Science Fiction [44]
Brenda Clough "May Be Some Time" Analog Science Fiction and Fact [44]
Andy Duncan "The Chief Designer" Asimov's Science Fiction [44]
Jack Dann "The Diamond Pit" Jubilee (Tor Books) [44]
2003 Neil Gaiman* Coraline HarperCollins [45]
Richard Chwedyk "Brontë's Egg" Fantasy & Science Fiction [45]
Ian R. MacLeod "Breathmoss" Asimov's Science Fiction [45]
Paul Di Filippo A Year in the Linear City PS Publishing [45]
Charles Coleman Finlay "The Political Officer" Fantasy & Science Fiction [45]
Pat Forde "In Spirit" Analog Science Fiction and Fact [45]
2004 Vernor Vinge* "The Cookie Monster" Analog Science Fiction and Fact [46]
Kage Baker "The Empress of Mars" Asimov's Science Fiction [46]
Connie Willis "Just Like the Ones We Used to Know" Asimov's Science Fiction [46]
Walter Jon Williams "The Green Leopard Plague" Asimov's Science Fiction [46]
Catherine Asaro "Walk in Silence" Analog Science Fiction and Fact [46]
2005 Charles Stross* "The Concrete Jungle" The Atrocity Archives (Golden Gryphon Press) [47]
Bradley Denton "Sergeant Chip" Fantasy & Science Fiction [47]
Charles Stross "Elector" Asimov's Science Fiction [47]
Lois McMaster Bujold "Winterfair Gifts" Irresistible Forces (New American Library) [47]
Michael A. Burstein "Time Ablaze" Analog Science Fiction and Fact [47]
2006 Connie Willis* "Inside Job" Asimov's Science Fiction [48]
James Patrick Kelly Burn Tachyon Publications [48]
Kelly Link "Magic for Beginners" Magic for Beginners (Small Beer Press) [48]
Ian McDonald "The Little Goddess" Asimov's Science Fiction [48]
Robert J. Sawyer "Identity Theft" Down These Dark Spaceways (Science Fiction Book Club) [48]
2007 Robert Reed* "A Billion Eves" Asimov's Science Fiction [49]
Michael Swanwick "Lord Weary's Empire" Asimov's Science Fiction [49]
Robert Charles Wilson Julian: A Christmas Story PS Publishing [49]
Paul Melko "The Walls of the Universe" Asimov's Science Fiction [49]
William Shunn "Inclination" Asimov's Science Fiction [49]
2008 Connie Willis* "All Seated on the Ground" Asimov's Science Fiction [50]
Kristine Kathryn Rusch "Recovering Apollo 8" Asimov's Science Fiction [50]
Nancy Kress "Fountain of Age" Asimov's Science Fiction [50]
Lucius Shepard "Stars Seen Through Stone" Fantasy & Science Fiction [50]
Gene Wolfe "Memorare" Fantasy & Science Fiction [50]
2009 Nancy Kress* "The Erdmann Nexus" Asimov's Science Fiction [51]
Robert Reed "Truth" Asimov's Science Fiction [51]
Ian McDonald "The Tear" Galactic Empires (Science Fiction Book Club) [51]
Benjamin Rosenbaum "True Names" Fast Forward 2 (Pyr) [51]
Cory Doctorow
Charles Coleman Finlay "The Political Prisoner" Fantasy & Science Fiction [51]
2010 Charles Stross* "Palimpsest" Wireless (Ace Books) [52]
Nancy Kress "Act One" Asimov's Science Fiction [52]
John Scalzi The God Engines Subterranean Press [52]
James Morrow Shambling Towards Hiroshima Tachyon Publications [52]
Ian McDonald "Vishnu at the Cat Circus" Cyberabad Days (Pyr) [52]
Kage Baker The Women of Nell Gwynne's Subterranean Press [52]
2011 Ted Chiang* The Lifecycle of Software Objects Subterranean Press [53]
Rachel Swirsky "The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen's Window" Subterranean Magazine [53]
Elizabeth Hand "The Maiden Flight of McCauley's Bellerophon" Stories: New Tales (Morrow) [53]
Geoffrey A. Landis "The Sultan of the Clouds" Asimov's Science Fiction [53]
Alastair Reynolds "Troika" Godlike Machines (Science Fiction Book Club) [53]
2012 Kij Johnson* "The Man Who Bridged the Mist" Asimov's Science Fiction [54]
Mira Grant Countdown Orbit Books [54]
Carolyn Ives Gilman "The Ice Owl" Fantasy & Science Fiction [54]
Mary Robinette Kowal "Kiss Me Twice" Asimov's Science Fiction [54]
Ken Liu "The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary" Panverse 3 (Panverse Publishing) [54]
Catherynne M. Valente Silently and Very Fast WSFA Press [54]
2013 Brandon Sanderson* The Emperor's Soul Tachyon Publications [55]
Nancy Kress After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall Tachyon Publications [55]
Aliette de Bodard On a Red Station, Drifting Immersion Press [55]
Mira Grant San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats Orbit Books [55]
Jay Lake "The Stars Do Not Lie" Asimov's Science Fiction [55]
2014 Charles Stross* "Equoid" Tor.com [56]
Dan Wells The Butcher of Khardov Privateer Press [56]
Brad R. Torgersen "The Chaplain's Legacy" Analog Science Fiction and Fact [56]
Catherynne M. Valente Six-Gun Snow White Subterranean Press [56]
Andy Duncan "Wakulla Springs" Tor.com [56]
Ellen Klages
2015 (no award)+ [9][Note 1]
Arlan Andrews, Sr. "Flow" Analog Science Fiction and Fact [9]
Tom Kratman Big Boys Don't Cry Castalia House [9]
John C. Wright One Bright Star to Guide Them Castalia House [9]
John C. Wright "Pale Realms of Shade" The Book of Feasts & Seasons (Castalia House) [9]
John C. Wright "The Plural of Helen of Troy" City Beyond Time: Tales of the Fall of Metachronopolis (Castalia House) [9]
2016 Nnedi Okorafor* Binti Tor.com [57]
Daniel Polansky The Builders Tor.com [57]
Lois McMaster Bujold Penric's Demon Spectrum Literary Agency [57]
Brandon Sanderson Perfect State Dragonsteel Entertainment [57]
Alastair Reynolds Slow Bullets Tachyon Publications [57]
2017 Seanan McGuire* Every Heart a Doorway Tor.com Publishing [58]
Victor LaValle The Ballad of Black Tom Tor.com Publishing [58]
Kij Johnson The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe Tor.com Publishing [58]
Lois McMaster Bujold Penric and the Shaman Spectrum Literary Agency [58]
Kai Ashante Wilson A Taste of Honey Tor.com Publishing [58]
China Miéville This Census-Taker Del Rey Books / Picador [58]
2018 Martha Wells* All Systems Red Tor.com Publishing [59]
Sarah Pinsker "And Then There Were (N-One)" Uncanny Magazine [59]
Nnedi Okorafor Binti: Home Tor.com Publishing [59]
JY Yang The Black Tides of Heaven Tor.com Publishing [59]
Seanan McGuire Down Among the Sticks and Bones Tor.com Publishing [59]
Sarah Gailey River of Teeth Tor.com Publishing [59]

Retro Hugos

Beginning with the 1996 Worldcon, the World Science Fiction Society created the concept of "Retro Hugos", in which the Hugo award could be retroactively awarded for years 50, 75, or 100 years before the current year, if no awards were originally given that year.[3] Retro Hugos have been awarded six times, for 1939, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1951, and 1954. The 1939, 1941, and 1943 Retro Hugos were awarded 75 years later, the other three were given 50 years later.[4]

Year Year awarded Author(s) Novella Publisher or publication Ref.
1939 2014 John W. Campbell (as Don A. Stuart)* "Who Goes There?" Astounding Science-Fiction [60]
Ayn Rand Anthem Cassell [60]
H. L. Gold "A Matter of Form" Astounding Science-Fiction [60]
John Wyndham "Sleepers of Mars" Tales of Wonder [60]
Henry Kuttner "The Time Trap" Marvel Science Stories [60]
1941 2016 Robert A. Heinlein* "If This Goes On…" Astounding Science Fiction [61]
Robert A. Heinlein "Coventry" Astounding Science Fiction [61]
Robert A. Heinlein "Magic, Inc." Unknown [61]
L. Sprague de Camp "The Mathematics of Magic" Unknown [61]
Fletcher Pratt
L. Sprague de Camp "The Roaring Trumpet" Unknown [61]
Fletcher Pratt
1943 2018 Robert A. Heinlein (as Anson MacDonald)* "Waldo" Astounding Science Fiction [62]
A. E. van Vogt "Asylum" Astounding Science Fiction [62]
Anthony Boucher "The Compleat Werewolf" Unknown [62]
Alfred Bester "Hell is Forever" Unknown [62]
Lester del Rey "Nerves" Astounding Science Fiction [62]
Robert A. Heinlein (as John Riverside) "The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag" Unknown [62]
1946 1996 George Orwell* Animal Farm Secker and Warburg [63]
Isaac Asimov "Dead Hand" Astounding Science-Fiction [63]
A. Bertram Chandler "Giant Killer" Astounding Science-Fiction [63]
Richard S. Shaver "I Remember Lemuria" Amazing Stories [63]
1951 2001 Robert A. Heinlein* The Man Who Sold the Moon Shasta Publishers [64]
Theodore Sturgeon "The Dreaming Jewels" Fantastic Adventures [64]
Isaac Asimov "...And Now You Don't" Astounding Science-Fiction [64]
H. Beam Piper "Last Enemy" Astounding Science-Fiction [64]
L. Ron Hubbard "To the Stars" Astounding Science-Fiction [64]
1954 2004 James Blish* "A Case of Conscience" If [65]
Poul Anderson "Three Hearts and Three Lions" The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction [65]
Theodore Sturgeon "...And My Fear is Great..." Beyond Fantasy Fiction [65]
Poul Anderson "Un-Man" Astounding Science-Fiction [65]
Charles L. Harness "The Rose" Authentic Science Fiction [65]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Several categories, including Best Novella, were awarded to "No award" in 2015 in response to the Sad Puppies and Rabid Puppies voting campaigns.

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24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai

"24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai " is a science fiction novella by American writer Roger Zelazny, originally published in the July 1985 issue of the Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. It won the Hugo Award for Best Novella in 1986 and was also nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novella in 1985.

The novella was partly inspired by Hokusai’s Views of Mt. Fuji (Charles Tuttle, 1965), a book that contains precisely 24 prints painted by Hokusai. In Zelazny's version, the character Mari consults that very book during the story. (Hokusai painted more than 100 images of Mt. Fuji but he is best known for another selection of them: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.)

All Seated on the Ground

All Seated on the Ground is a science fiction novella by American writer Connie Willis, originally published in the December 2007 issue of American magazine Asimov's Science Fiction and as a standalone volume from Subterranean Press. It won the 2008 Hugo Award for Best Novella.

Binti (novel)

Binti is a science fiction novella written by Nnedi Okorafor. The novella was published in 2015 by Tor.com. Binti is the first novella in Okorafor's Binti novella series.Binti won multiple prominent literary awards, including the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novella and the 2015 Nebula Award for the same category.

Enemy Mine (novella)

"Enemy Mine" is a science fiction novella by American writer Barry B. Longyear. It was originally published in the September 1979 issue of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. Later, it was collected by Longyear in the 1980 book Manifest Destiny. A longer, novel form was published, based on the film. It also appears in Longyear's anthology The Enemy Papers (1998): this version was labeled as "The Author's cut" and was significantly revised.

Eye for Eye

Eye for Eye (1987) is a science fiction novella by Orson Scott Card. It first appeared in the March 1987 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine. In 1990 it appeared in Card's short story collection Maps in a Mirror and also as a Tor double novel, with The Tunesmith by Lloyd Biggle, Jr.. It won the Hugo Award for Best Novella in 1988.

Gilgamesh in the Outback

Gilgamesh in the Outback is a science fiction novella by American writer Robert Silverberg, a sequel to his novel Gilgamesh the King as well as a story in the shared universe series Heroes in Hell. It won the Hugo Award for Best Novella in 1987 and was also nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novella in 1986. Originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction, it was then printed in Rebels in Hell before being incorporated into Silverberg's novel To the Land of the Living. Real-life writers Robert E. Howard and H. P. Lovecraft feature as characters in the novella.

Robert Silverberg wrote that he was "drawn into" writing a story for the "Heroes in Hell" project. While he remembered that the central concept of the series was "never clearly explained" to him, he noted the similarity of "Heroes in Hell" to Philip José Farmer's Riverworld works, and decided "to run my own variant on what Farmer had done a couple of decades earlier." After writing "Gilgamesh in the Outback", he decided that, since the story "was all so much fun," to write two sequels, "The Fascination of the Abomination" and "Gilgamesh in Uruk". In writing those stories, as Silverberg recalled, he "never read many of the other 'Heroes in Hell' stories", and had "no idea" of how consistent his work was with that of his "putative collaborators"; instead, he had "gone his own way . . . with only the most tangential links to what others had invented."Silverberg compiled the three stories as To the Land of the Living, revising the stories to remove any references to other writers' contributions to "Heroes in Hell" to avoid copyright issues. To the Land of the Living was published in the British market in 1989 and reprinted in an American edition in 1990.

Ill Met in Lankhmar

"Ill Met in Lankhmar" is a sword and sorcery novella by American writer Fritz Leiber, recounting the meeting and teaming-up of his adventurous duo, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser.

First published in 1970 in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, it is a prequel, as Leiber had by that time been chronicling the pair's adventures for thirty years. The story forms part four of the collection Swords and Deviltry.

It was awarded the 1970 Nebula Award for Best Novella and the 1971 Hugo Award for Best Novella.

Inside Job (novella)

Inside Job is a novella by American writer Connie Willis, originally published in the January 2005 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction and later as a hardback by Subterranean Press. In the story, a debunker of pseudoscience encounters a fake medium who seems to be genuinely channelling the disruptive spirit of H. L. Mencken. It was the winner of the 2006 Hugo Award for Best Novella.

Lost Dorsai

Lost Dorsai is a science fiction novella by American writer Gordon R. Dickson. It won the Hugo Award for Best Novella in 1981 and was also nominated for the Nebula Award in 1980.

Nightwings (novella)

"Nightwings" is a science fiction novella by American wrier Robert Silverberg. It won the Hugo Award for Best Novella in 1969 and was also nominated for the Nebula Award in 1968. It won the Prix Apollo Award in 1976. "Nightwings" is the first in a trilogy of novellas, the next two being "Perris Way" (1968) and "To Jorslem" (1969). These three works were later collected into a single fixup in three sections, also titled Nightwings. According to Silverberg's introductions, the changes required to turn the three shorter works into a novel were relatively minor.

Oceanic (novella)

"Oceanic" is a science fiction novella by Australian writer Greg Egan, published in 1998. It won the 1999 Hugo Award for Best Novella.

Palimpsest (novella)

Palimpsest is a 2009 science fiction novella by Charles Stross, exploring the conjunction of time travel and deep time. Originally published in Stross's 2009 collection Wireless, it won the 2010 Hugo Award for best novella.Subterranean Press has announced that they will be reprinting the novella separately in 2011.

Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge

"Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge" is a science fiction novella by American writer Mike Resnick, originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in 1994. It won the 1994 Nebula Award for Best Novella and the 1995 Hugo Award for Best Novella.The story concerns an archaeological expedition sent to Earth after humanity's alleged extinction. The alien archaeologists sent there study humanity's rise and fall in the legendary home of its emergence in East Africa. In the course of the story the aliens learn about the cruelty and glory of human history. They also discover a surprise.

Souls (story)

Souls is an award-winning 1982 science fiction novella by Joanna Russ. It was first published in the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in January 1982, and subsequently republished in Terry Carr's The Best Science Fiction of the Year 12, in Russ's 1984 collection Extra(ordinary) People, as well as in the first volume of the Isaac Asimov/Martin H. Greenberg-edited anthology The New Hugo Winners, and in 1989 as half of a Tor Double Novel (with "Houston, Houston, Do You Read?" by James Tiptree, Jr.).

Stardance

Stardance is a science fiction novel by Spider Robinson and Jeanne Robinson, published by Dial Press in 1979 as part of its Quantum science fiction line. The novel's opening segment originally appeared in Analog in 1977 as the novella "Stardance", followed by the serialized conclusion, "Stardance II", in Analog in 1978.After the Dial hardcover appeared in 1979, Stardance was reprinted in paperback by Dell Books in 1980, followed by reissues from Tor Books and Baen Books over the next decade. Baen compiled the novel, together with its sequel, Starseed, in a mass market paperback omnibus, The Star Dancers, in 1997; in 2006, Baen published a hardcover omnibus, The Stardance Trilogy, adding a third novel, Starmind.

The Cookie Monster (novella)

The Cookie Monster is a science fiction novella by American writer Vernor Vinge. It was first published in the October 2003 issue of Analog.

The Lifecycle of Software Objects

"The Lifecycle of Software Objects" is a novella by American writer Ted Chiang originally published in 2010 by Subterranean Press.

The Queen of Air and Darkness (novella)

"The Queen of Air and Darkness" is a science fiction novella by American writer Poul Anderson, set in his History of Rustum fictional universe. Orignally published in the April 1971 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, it won the Hugo Award for Best Novella and the Locus Award for Best Short Story in 1972, and the Nebula Award for Best Novelette in 1971.

The Saturn Game

"The Saturn Game" is a science fiction novella by American writer Poul Anderson, originally published in Analog Science Fiction and Fact in February 1981.

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