Hugo Award for Best Novel Public

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Winners of the Hugo Award for Best Novel. Does not include Retro-Hugos.

  1. Double Star by 

    4 stars

    One minute, down and out actor Lorenzo Smythe was — as usual — in a bar, drinking away his troubles …

    Phil in SF says:

    Winner in 1956

  2. The Demolished Man by 

    5 stars

    In a world in which the police have telepathic powers, how do you get away with murder?

    Ben Reichs heads …

    Phil in SF says:

    Winner in 1953.

  3. Starship troopers by 

    4 stars

    With Earth embroiled in a vast interplanetary war with the "Bugs," a young recruit in the Federal Reserves relates his …

    Phil in SF says:

    Winner in 1960.

  4. A Canticle for Leibowitz by 

    4 stars

    Highly unusual After the Holocaust novel. In the far future, 20th century texts are preserved in a monastery, as "sacred …

    Phil in SF says:

    Winner in 1961.

  5. Stranger in a Strange Land by 

    No rating

    Stranger in a Strange Land is a 1961 science fiction novel by American author Robert A. Heinlein. It tells the …

    Phil in SF says:

    Winner in 1962.

  6. Phil in SF says:

    Winner in 1964.

  7. Dune by 

    No rating

    Phil in SF says:

    Co-winner in 1966.

  8. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by 

    4 stars

    It is the late 21st Century and the Moon has been colonized -- as a giant, open, prison. Every aspect …

    Phil in SF says:

    Winner in 1967.

  9. Lord of Light by 

    4 stars

    A colony of humankind is subjugated by the First Colonists, the crew of the starship that brought them to their …

    Phil in SF says:

    Winner in 1968.

  10. The Left Hand of Darkness by 

    5 stars

    On the planet Winter, there is no gender. The Gethenians can become male or female during each mating cycle, and …

    Phil in SF says:

    Winner in 1970.

  11. Ringworld by 

    3 stars

    The ' (1970–2004), by science fiction author Larry Niven, is a part of his Known Space set of stories. Its …

    Phil in SF says:

    Winner in 1971.

  12. To your scattered bodies go by 

    5 stars

    All of the 36 billion people who ever lived on Earth are simultaneously resurrected on a world that has been …

    Phil in SF says:

    Winner in 1972.

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