The Project

Redshirts by John ScalziHere’s the list of science fiction novels that I’m reading for this project:

I’ll bold the ones I’ve read and link them to the appropriate blog post.

I’m including the science fiction novels that have won any of the following three four awards: The Hugo Award, The Nebula Award, The Philip K. Dick Award, and/or The Arthur C. Clarke Award. You’ll notice that some of the list under these awards might be missing a few books–that’s because I didn’t list them twice. For example, if a book had won The Hugo Award AND The Nebula Award, I only listed it under The Hugo Award. I suppose at some point in the future I’ll create a list in alphabetical order and another list of all the books in chronological order, but I won’t get to that today.

Hugo Award Winning Novels

  1. Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (2014)
  2. Redshirts by John Scalzi (2013)
  3. Among Others by Jo Walton (2012)
  4. Blackout and All Clear by Connie Willis (2011)
  5. The City & the City by China Mieville (2010)
  6. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (also 2010–there was a tie)
  7. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (2009)
  8. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon (2008)
  9. Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge (2007)
  10. Spin by Robert Charles Wilson (2006)
  11. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (2005)
  12. Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold (2004)
  13. Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer (2003)
  14. American Gods by Neil Gaiman (2002)
  15. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (2001)
  16. A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge (2000)
  17. To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis (1999)
  18. Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman (1998)
  19. Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson (1997)
  20. The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson (1996)
  21. Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujol (1995)
  22. Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson (1994)
  23. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (1993)
  24. A Fire upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge (1993–another tie)
  25. Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold (1992)
  26. The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold (1991)
  27. Hyperion by Dan Simmons (1990)
  28. Cyteen by C.J. Cherry (1989)
  29. The Uplift War by David Brin (1988)
  30. Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card (1987)
  31. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (1986)
  32. Neuromancer by William Gibson (1985)
  33. Startide Rising by David Brin (1984)
  34. Foundation’s Edge by Isaac Asimov (1983)
  35. Downbelow Station by C.J. Cherryh (1982)
  36. The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge (1981)
  37. The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke (1980)
  38. Dreamsnake by Vonda McIntyre (1979)
  39. Gateway by Frederick Pohl (1978)
  40. Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm (1977)
  41. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman (1976)
  42. The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin (1975)
  43. Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke (1974)
  44. The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov (1973)
  45. To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip Jose Farmer (1972)
  46. Ringworld by Larry Niven (1971)
  47. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin (1970)
  48. Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner (1969)
  49. Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny (1968)
  50. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein (1967)
  51. …And Call Me Conrad by Roger Zelazny (1966)
  52. Dune by Frank Herbert (1966–another tie)
  53. The Wanderer by Fritz Leiber (1965)
  54. Here Gather the Stars by Clifford D. Simak (1964)
  55. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (1963)
  56. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein (1962)
  57. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. (1961)
  58. Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein (1960)
  59. A Case of Conscience by James Blish (1959)
  60. The Big Time by Fritz Leiber (1958)
  61. Double Star by Robert Heinlein (1957)
  62. They’d Rather Be Right by Mark Clifton and Frank Riley (1956)
  63. The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester (1955)

Retro Hugo Award Winners

These won Hugo Awards retroactively, so they’re going on the list, too:

  1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (1954)
  2. Farmer in the Sky by Robert Heinlein (1951)
  3. The Mule by Isaac Asimov (1946)
  4. The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White (1939)

Philip K. Dick Award Winners

These won the Philip K. Dick Award. Neuromancer won this award in 1984, but it’s already on my Hugo list, so I’m not including it in the list below:

  1. Countdown City by Ben H. Winters (2013)
  2. Lost Everything by Brian Francis Slattery (2012)
  3. The Samuil Petrovitch Trilogy by Simon Morden (2011)
  4. The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder (2010)
  5. Bitter Angels by C.L. Anderson (2009)
  6. Emissaries from the Dead by Adam-Troy Castro (2008)
  7. Terminal Mind by David Walton (2008–another tie)
  8. Nova Swing by M. John Harrison (2007)
  9. Spin Control by Chris Moriarty (2006)
  10. War Surf by M.M. Buckner (2005)
  11. Life by Gwyneth Jones (2004)
  12. Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan (2003)
  13. The Mount by Carol Emshwiller (2002)
  14. Ship of Fools by Richard Paul Russo (2001)
  15. Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith (2000)
  16. Vacuum Diagrams by Stephen Baxter (1999)
  17. 253: The Print Remix by Geoff Ryman (1998)
  18. The Troika by Stepan Chapman (1997)
  19. The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter (1996)
  20. Headcrash by Bruce Bethke (1995)
  21. Mysterium by Robert Charles Wilson (1994)
  22. Growing Up Weightless by John M. Ford (1993)
  23. Elvissey by Jack Womack (1993–another tie)
  24. Through the Heart by Richard Grant (1992)
  25. King of Morning, Queen of Day by Ian McDonald (1991)
  26. Points of Departure by Pat Murphy (1990)
  27. Subterranean Gallery by Richard Paul Russo (1989)
  28. Four Hundred Billion Stars by Paul J. McAuley (1988)
  29. Wetware by Rudy Rucker (1988–another tie)
  30. Strange Toys by Patricia Geary (1987)
  31. Homunculus by James P. Blaylock (1986)
  32. Dinner at Deviant’s Palace by Tim Powers (1985)
  33. The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers (1983)
  34. Software by Rudy Rucker (1982)

The Nebula Award Winners

There’s a certain amount of overlap between the Nebula and the Hugos. In case of duplicates for a year, I’ve omitted the book from the list of Nebula winners.

  1. 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (2013)
  2. Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin (2009)
  3. Seeker by Jack McDevitt (2007)
  4. Camouflage by Joe Haldeman (2006)
  5. Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold (2005)
  6. The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon (2004)
  7. The Quantum Rose by Catherine Asaro (2002)
  8. Darwin’s Radio by Greg Bear (2001)
  9. Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler (2000)
  10. The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre (1998)
  11. Slow River by Nicola Griffith (1997)
  12. The Terminal Experiment by Robert J. Sawyer (1996)
  13. Moving Mars by Greg Bear (1995)
  14. Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson (1994)
  15. Stations of the Tide by Michael Swanwick (1992)
  16. Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (1991)
  17. The Healer’s War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (1990)
  18. Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold (1989)
  19. The Falling Woman by Pat Murphy (1988)
  20. No Enemy but Time by Michael Bishop (1983)
  21. The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene Wolfe (1982)
  22. Timescape by Gregory Benford (1981)
  23. Man Plus by Frederick Pohl (1977)
  24. A Time of Changes by Robert Silverberg (1972)
  25. Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin (1969)
  26. The Einstein Intersection by Samuel R. Delaney (1968)
  27. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (1967)
  28. Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delaney (1967–another tie)

The Arthur C. Clarke Award Winners

  1. Dark Eden by Chris Beckett (2013)
  2. The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers (2012)
  3. Zoo City by Lauren Beukes (2011)
  4. Song of Time by Ian R. MacLeod (2009)
  5. Black Man by Richard K. Morgan (2008)
  6. Air by Geoff Ryman (2006)
  7. Iron Council by China Mieville (2005)
  8. Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson (2004)
  9. The Separation by Christopher Priest (2003)
  10. Bold as Love by Gwyneth Jones (2002)
  11. Perdido Street Station by China Mieville (2001)
  12. Distraction by Bruce Sterling (2000)
  13. Dreaming in Smoke by Tricia Sullivan (1999)
  14. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell (1998)
  15. The Calcutta Chromosone by Amitav Ghosh (1997)
  16. Fairyland by Paul J. McAuley (1996)
  17. Fools by Pat Cadigan (1995)
  18. Vurt by Jeff Noon (1994)
  19. Body of Glass by Marge Piercy (1993)
  20. Synners by Pat Cadigan (1992)
  21. Take Back Plenty by Colin Greenland (1991)
  22. The Child Garden by Geoff Ryman (1990)
  23. Unquenchable Fire by Rachel Pollack (1989)
  24. The Sea and Summer by George Turner (1988)
  25. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (1987)

All total that’s a reading plan consisting of 129 154 books.

To learn more about the awards themselves, click on any of the following links:


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