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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: 30 participating members (show all)

All members' listSort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
3,001 members, 224 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

Score: 38.53

Explanations:

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

2
1,308 members, 74 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 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
2,585 members, 138 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

Score: 26.19

4
1,404 members, 174 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
446 members, 34 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

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

Score: 23.94

6
623 members, 45 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
2,556 members, 144 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

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

Score: 17.19

8
358 members, 37 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 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
385 members, 32 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

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

Score: 15.83

10
795 members, 36 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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

Score: 12.96

11
307 members, 20 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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

Score: 12.55

12
912 members, 50 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

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

Score: 11.36

13
106 members, 4 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 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
593 members, 31 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 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
118 members, 12 reviews
3.06 stars (3.06 stars)

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

Score: 9.82

16
320 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
429 members, 26 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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

Score: 9.33

18
950 members, 74 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
398 members, 26 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

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

Score: 8.35

21
572 members, 28 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 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
392 members, 13 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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

Score: 8.09

23
889 members, 54 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

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

Score: 7.81

24
379 members, 23 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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

Score: 7.7

25
1,099 members, 64 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

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

Score: 7.51

26
2,727 members, 173 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: Rtrace (1), AnnieMod

Score: 7.04

27
1,094 members, 61 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 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)

28
808 members, 54 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (2), AnnieMod

Score: 6.4

29
150 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)

30
204 members, 12 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 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)

31
478 members, 23 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: andyl (3), karenb (5)

Score: 5.71

Explanations:

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

32
262 members, 20 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Vierran (4), karenb (4)

Score: 5.66

33
360 members, 24 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: jain (2), souloftherose (10)

Score: 5.61

Explanations:

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

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

Lists: andyl (2), majkia (22)

Score: 5.21

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

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

Score: 5.15

36
1,560 members, 113 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

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

Thumbs down: andyl

Score: 4.96

Explanations:

andyl (0): light entertainment not Hugo-worthy

37
1,565 members, 111 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: mathgirl40 (7), gypsysmom (8)

Score: 4.84

38
1,292 members, 71 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: Rtrace (8), TimSharrock (12)

Score: 4.53

39
176 members, 10 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: Vierran (10), mathgirl40 (10)

Score: 4.5

40
204 members, 11 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 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
91 members, 9 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: jain (6), majkia (26)

Score: 4.33

43
242 members, 16 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: andyl (6), majkia (27)

Score: 4.31

44
518 members, 39 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (8), majkia (29)

Score: 4.1

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

Lists: andyl (9), majkia (30)

Score: 4.02

46
1,939 members, 123 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: archerygirl (1)

Score: 4

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

Lists: karenb (1)

Score: 4

48
21 members, 2 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: Lirleni (2)

Score: 3.36

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

Lists: Rtrace (4)

Score: 2.83

50
759 members, 59 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: mathgirl40 (5)

Score: 2.68

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

Lists: Scorbet

Score: 2.68

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

Lists: TimSharrock (6)

Score: 2.56

53
513 members, 19 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Rtrace (7)

Score: 2.46

54
139 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
508 members, 32 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: karenb (8)

Score: 2.38

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

Lists: mathgirl40 (8)

Score: 2.38

58
235 members, 6 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 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
543 members, 37 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 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
803 members, 30 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: majkia (28)

Score: 1.74

62
296 members, 21 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: majkia (31)

Score: 1.7

63
144 members, 8 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 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
671 members, 35 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: majkia (34)

Score: 1.66

66
2,663 members, 166 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Thumbs down: souloftherose, andyl, Settings

Score: 1.15

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.

67
37 members, 4 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: andyl (5)

Thumbs down: tottman

Score: 0.68

68
983 members, 34 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Score: 0

69
229 members, 6 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Score: 0

70
168 members, 8 reviews
3.03 stars (3.03 stars)

Score: 0

71
96 members, 6 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Score: 0

72
86 members, 7 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Score: 0

73
82 members, 6 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Score: 0

74
70 members, 5 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Score: 0

75
59 members, 1 review
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Score: 0

76
41 members, 1 review
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Score: 0

77
35 members, 4 reviews
2.21 stars (2.21 stars)

Score: 0

78
29 members, 3 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Score: 0

79
20 members, 1 review
4 stars (4 stars)

Score: 0

80
17 members, 5 reviews
3.05 stars (3.05 stars)

Score: 0

81
9 members, 1 review
5 stars (5 stars)

Score: 0

82
356 members, 30 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 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.

83
121 members, 27 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: majkia (37)

Thumbs down: AnnieMod

Score: < 0

Explanations:

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

84
119 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
30 members, 2 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Thumbs down: AnnieMod

Score: < 0

Explanations:

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

86
23 members, 2 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Thumbs down: AnnieMod

Score: < 0

Explanations:

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

87
22 members, 2 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 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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