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2016 Hugo Eligible Novels

Description: This list contains novels eligible for the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Generally these are science fiction and fantasy stories of 40,000 words or more published in 2015. A full description of the eligibility requirements is here.

Members: 29 participating members (show all)

All members' listSort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
3,152 members, 232 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (1), majkia (1), lkmiller (1), gypsysmom (1), TimSharrock (2), Vierran (2), Awfki (2), mathgirl40 (2), Settings (2), souloftherose (3), Scorbet

Thumbs down: jain

Score: 36.53

Explanations:

mathgirl40 (2): Very well written. A fairy tale with unexpected twists. Definitely a Hugo contender.

2
1,290 members, 77 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (1), majkia (2), Rtrace (2), lkmiller (2), gypsysmom (2), AsYouKnow_Bob (2), jain (3), Vierran (8), TimSharrock (9)

Score: 28.55

3
2,592 members, 143 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: AsYouKnow_Bob (1), mathgirl40 (1), GreenVelvet (2), psybre (2), rhian_of_oz (3), majkia (4), Rtrace (6), AnnieMod

Score: 26.19

4
1,402 members, 179 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: GreenVelvet (1), kara.shamy (1), rhian_of_oz (1), amysisson (1), mkbird (2), majkia (3), Vierran (12)

Score: 24.55

Explanations:

GreenVelvet (1): One of the most original fantasy/reality merges I've ever read. Utterly unique. I can't stop thinking about it.

5
463 members, 36 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: Awfki (3), TimSharrock (4), lkmiller (4), gypsysmom (4), majkia (5), jain (9), Vierran (11), andyl (11), AnnieMod

Score: 23.94

6
642 members, 48 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1), psybre (1), gypsysmom (3), mathgirl40 (3), AsYouKnow_Bob (5), majkia (6), Scorbet

Score: 21.98

Explanations:

aulsmith (1): A tour-de-force of speculative fiction, but I suspect folks with no background in Plato or Socratics might be a bit lost.

7
2,717 members, 158 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: karenb (2), lkmiller (3), jain (4), AsYouKnow_Bob (4), gypsysmom (5), majkia (7)

Score: 17.19

8
363 members, 37 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: TimSharrock (1), mkbird (1), souloftherose (4), mathgirl40 (4), AnnieMod

Score: 16.7

Explanations:

mathgirl40 (4): This book was a real page-turner, with an interesting premise and lovely writing.

9
390 members, 33 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: TimSharrock (3), Vierran (5), mkbird (5), souloftherose (7), majkia (9), Scorbet

Score: 15.83

10
819 members, 37 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: Rtrace (3), tottman (3), majkia (8), Vierran (9), karenb (11)

Score: 12.96

11
320 members, 20 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: Vierran (3), andyl (4), souloftherose (9), karenb (9), majkia (14)

Score: 12.55

12
942 members, 51 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: jain (1), souloftherose (6), mkbird (6), TimSharrock (10)

Score: 11.36

13
111 members, 5 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: mkbird (3), Lirleni (3), mathgirl40 (6), jain (8)

Score: 11.01

Explanations:

mathgirl40 (6): A nice retelling of the Beauty and the Beast story, with unexpected twists.

14
610 members, 32 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: tottman (2), Awfki (4), Scorbet (10), majkia (13)

Score: 10.55

Explanations:

tottman (2): Another great entry in the series. Well-written characters, thoughtful politics and plotting.

Awfki (4): I was really surprised he was able to wrap this up in a reasonable way. The book is typically Scalzi, fast paced, humorous (if you like snark and sarcasm) and generally a light read. My main complaint with this series is that the aliens don't feel at all alien. They speak with the same snark and sarcasm as the humans and that just feels off. It's still a fun read, just don't take it too seriously Also, I hesitate to call a popcorn read the "best" SF/F novel of the year. If a popcorn read is the best year had to offer it seems like it must have been a pretty off year.… (more)

15
126 members, 12 reviews
3.06 stars (3.06 stars)

Lists: Vierran (6), karenb (6), majkia (15), Scorbet

Score: 9.82

16
323 members, 18 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: tottman (1), rhian_of_oz (2), majkia (16)

Score: 9.36

Explanations:

tottman (1): Creative plot and world building. Solid and interesting characters. Definitely worthy of Hugo consideration

17
444 members, 28 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: andyl (1), souloftherose (2), majkia (17)

Score: 9.33

18
996 members, 79 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Vierran (7), majkia (10), karenb (10), TimSharrock (11)

Score: 9.15

19
41 members, 1 review
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: asfi235 (1), karenb (3), majkia (18)

Score: 8.98

20
410 members, 28 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: Vierran (1), karenb (7), majkia (20)

Score: 8.35

21
590 members, 29 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: Settings (1), majkia (12), andyl (12)

Score: 8.3

Explanations:

Settings (1): This is eligable? If so, it's my favorite so far.

andyl (12): Extended eligibility - UK edition 2014, US edition 2015

22
403 members, 13 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: AsYouKnow_Bob (3), TimSharrock (8), Scorbet

Score: 8.09

23
494 members, 25 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: andyl (3), karenb (5), jain (10)

Score: 7.96

Explanations:

andyl (3): UK published in 2014 but extended eligibility (publ. in USA 2015)

24
908 members, 56 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: lkmiller (5), Rtrace (5), gypsysmom (7)

Score: 7.81

25
399 members, 23 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: mkbird (4), majkia (11), Scorbet

Score: 7.7

26
1,096 members, 64 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (6), majkia (19), AnnieMod

Score: 7.51

27
2,847 members, 184 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: Rtrace (1), AnnieMod

Score: 7.04

28
1,110 members, 64 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Awfki (1), souloftherose (5)

Score: 6.68

Explanations:

Awfki (1): It feels very fresh and original. It's a blend of elements strung together in new and interesting ways and a well told story with likable characters and a dash of humor. Butcher is obviously the servant of several cats because knows exactly what is going on in their evil little heads. Also, this is a much, MUCH better selection for him than the puppy-slated Dresden novel of last year. The Dresden stuff is good but it got old for me after book four or five. This is a totally different feel and much better than than any of the Dresden novels.… (more)

29
823 members, 56 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (2), AnnieMod

Score: 6.4

30
157 members, 18 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: Lirleni (1), andyl (8)

Score: 6.38

Explanations:

Lirleni (1): has an interesting base for 'mancy (magic). Basically, a 'mancer has become so obsessed with it, that they can use their obsession to change reality, with a price.… (more)

31
205 members, 12 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: mathgirl40 (9), karenb (12), majkia (21)

Score: 6.33

Explanations:

mathgirl40 (9): Not my favourite of Wilson's books, but well-written with good character development and interesting ideas. More speculative fiction than science fiction.… (more)

32
271 members, 19 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Vierran (4), karenb (4)

Score: 5.66

33
370 members, 25 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: jain (2), souloftherose (10)

Score: 5.61

Explanations:

jain (2): Extended eligibility: UK published 2014, US published 2015.

34
60 members, 3 reviews
3.22 stars (3.22 stars)

Lists: andyl (2), majkia (22)

Score: 5.21

35
129 members, 13 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (3), andyl (13)

Score: 5.15

36
1,618 members, 116 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: TimSharrock (7), majkia (23), Scorbet

Thumbs down: andyl

Score: 4.96

Explanations:

andyl (0): light entertainment not Hugo-worthy

37
1,564 members, 114 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: mathgirl40 (7), gypsysmom (8)

Score: 4.84

38
1,338 members, 72 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: Rtrace (8), TimSharrock (12)

Score: 4.53

39
181 members, 11 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: Vierran (10), mathgirl40 (10)

Score: 4.5

40
211 members, 11 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: jain (5), majkia (24)

Score: 4.48

41
91 members, 38 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: TimSharrock (5), majkia (25)

Score: 4.46

42
92 members, 9 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: jain (6), majkia (26)

Score: 4.33

43
250 members, 16 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: andyl (6), majkia (27)

Score: 4.31

44
551 members, 42 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (8), majkia (29)

Score: 4.1

45
105 members, 6 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: andyl (9), majkia (30)

Score: 4.02

46
2,012 members, 128 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: archerygirl (1)

Score: 4

47
144 members, 7 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: karenb (1)

Score: 4

48
21 members, 2 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Lirleni (2)

Score: 3.36

49
138 members, 4 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: Rtrace (4)

Score: 2.83

50
733 members, 62 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: mathgirl40 (5)

Score: 2.68

51
32 members, 0 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: Scorbet

Score: 2.68

52
52 members, 6 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: TimSharrock (6)

Score: 2.56

53
535 members, 20 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Rtrace (7)

Score: 2.46

54
144 members, 26 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: andyl (7)

Score: 2.46

55
91 members, 5 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: jain (7)

Score: 2.46

56
519 members, 33 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: karenb (8)

Score: 2.38

57
50 members, 8 reviews
2.97 stars (2.97 stars)

Lists: mathgirl40 (8)

Score: 2.38

58
243 members, 6 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: andyl (10)

Score: 2.25

59
34 members, 2 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: mathgirl40 (11)

Score: 2.2

60
574 members, 38 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: Tapetum (1)

Thumbs down: Awfki

Score: 2

Explanations:

Awfki (0): #8 in a series. Didn't think it was appropriate for the Dresden book last year, don't think it's appropriate for this. Also, the three (four?) Kate Daniels books that I read at my daughter's request were good, but they weren't award winning good.… (more)

61
843 members, 32 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: majkia (28)

Score: 1.74

62
303 members, 22 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: majkia (31)

Score: 1.7

63
147 members, 9 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: majkia (32)

Score: 1.68

64
80 members, 2 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: majkia (33)

Score: 1.67

65
736 members, 37 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: majkia (34)

Score: 1.66

66
38 members, 4 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: andyl (5)

Thumbs down: tottman

Score: 0.68

67
1,052 members, 36 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Score: 0

68
235 members, 6 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Score: 0

69
176 members, 8 reviews
3.07 stars (3.07 stars)

Score: 0

70
98 members, 6 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Score: 0

71
85 members, 7 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Score: 0

72
83 members, 6 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Score: 0

73
70 members, 5 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Score: 0

74
62 members, 1 review
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Score: 0

75
44 members, 1 review
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Score: 0

76
37 members, 4 reviews
2.44 stars (2.44 stars)

Score: 0

77
28 members, 3 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Score: 0

78
20 members, 1 review
4 stars (4 stars)

Score: 0

79
17 members, 5 reviews
3.05 stars (3.05 stars)

Score: 0

80
12 members, 1 review
5 stars (5 stars)

Score: 0

81
358 members, 32 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: majkia (36)

Thumbs down: Awfki

Score: < 0

Explanations:

Awfki (0): Read it, sort of enjoyed it, but it doesn't deserve a Hugo.

82
123 members, 26 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: majkia (37)

Thumbs down: AnnieMod

Score: < 0

Explanations:

AnnieMod (0): Weaker than his previous novel - and not really Hugo worthy.

83
2,779 members, 169 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (4), majkia (35), Scorbet

Thumbs down: jain, souloftherose, andyl, Settings

Score: < 0

Explanations:

andyl (0): light entertainment not Hugo-worthy

Settings (0): This is a light popcorny novel. Recommended if you want something fun, but it doesn't have any qualities I think make it worthy of the Hugos.

84
121 members, 13 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Thumbs down: AnnieMod

Score: < 0

Explanations:

AnnieMod (0): It is very light, not really Hugo worthy in my opinion but it is still readable (and eligible)

85
31 members, 1 review
4 stars (4 stars)

Thumbs down: AnnieMod

Score: < 0

Explanations:

AnnieMod (0): Not really Hugo worthy on its own.

86
23 members, 1 review
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Thumbs down: AnnieMod

Score: < 0

Explanations:

AnnieMod (0): Not really Hugo worthy on its own.

87
23 members, 1 review
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Thumbs down: AnnieMod

Score: < 0

Explanations:

AnnieMod (0): Not really Hugo worthy on its own.

88
13 members, 0 reviews
2.83 stars (2.83 stars)

Thumbs down: tottman

Score: < 0

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