Trivia: The Winners Of Both The Hugo And Nebula Awards For Best Novel


An elite group of novels and their authors have achieved the ultimate accolade of winning both awards at the same time.


As you are no doubt already aware, the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award are the two most prestigious honours bestowed upon works of fantasy and science fiction. But did you know that 23 books have achieved the double whammy of winning both awards for Best Novel? The most recent being Ancillary Justice, the début science fiction novel by American author Ann Leckie.

Below, I present you with the complete list of books that have accomplished this impressive feat for their writers.

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1965: Dune by Frank Herbert
1969: The Left Hand Of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
1970: Ringworld by Larry Niven
1972: The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
1973: Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
1974: The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
1975: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
1977: Gateway by Frederik Pohl
1978: Dreamsnake by Vonda McIntyre
1979: The Fountains Of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke
1983: Startide Rising by David Brin
1984: Neuromancer by William Gibson
1985: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
1986: Speaker For The Dead by Orson Scott Card
1992: Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
1998: Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman
2002: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
2004: Paladin Of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
2007: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
2009: The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
2010: Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis
2011: Among Others by Jo Walton
2013: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

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So there you have it. The complete list of all the books that have won both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novel.


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4 comments on “Trivia: The Winners Of Both The Hugo And Nebula Awards For Best Novel

  1. I can say I’ve read most of these, but I still have a few to go. It’s a really good list of novels, and certainly a matter of pride for the authors because the Hugos are a fan award and the Nebulas are a peer award.

    • I agree, it must be a real badge of honour to be the recipient of both awards. Even more so if you accomplish the feat twice as Le Guin, Clarke, Haldeman, Card and Willis have done. It will be interesting to see who is the first to make it three.

      Personally, I still have more than half these titles to read still. I think American Gods will be the one I read next, as I’ve had it for almost two years and still not read it yet.

  2. Pingback: Review: Ancillary Sword By Ann Leckie | Another World

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