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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
5,146 members, 349 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 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
2,068 members, 119 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
4,056 members, 216 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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

Score: 26.19

4
2,318 members, 234 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 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
633 members, 47 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

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

Score: 23.94

6
908 members, 65 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 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
5,948 members, 304 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
557 members, 49 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 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
632 members, 50 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

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

Score: 15.83

10
247 members, 16 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2), mkbird (3), Lirleni (3), mathgirl40 (6), jain (8)

Score: 14.38

Explanations:

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

11
1,396 members, 59 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

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

Score: 12.96

12
486 members, 34 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

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

Score: 12.55

13
1,559 members, 74 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

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

Score: 11.36

14
1,528 members, 103 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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

Score: 11.35

15
985 members, 40 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 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)

16
608 members, 28 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: AsYouKnow_Bob (3), TimSharrock (8), Rtrace (9), Scorbet

Score: 10.4

17
179 members, 21 reviews
2.93 stars (2.93 stars)

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

Score: 9.82

18
450 members, 23 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 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

19
753 members, 35 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

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

Score: 9.33

20
61 members, 2 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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

Score: 8.98

21
2,099 members, 98 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1), Rtrace (8), TimSharrock (12)

Score: 8.53

22
736 members, 50 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

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

Score: 8.35

23
876 members, 40 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 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

24
792 members, 41 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 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)

25
1,440 members, 91 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

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

Score: 7.81

26
625 members, 31 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

Score: 7.7

27
1,548 members, 89 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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

Score: 7.51

28
4,293 members, 230 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: Rtrace (1), AnnieMod

Score: 7.04

29
1,692 members, 83 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)

30
1,138 members, 67 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (2), AnnieMod

Score: 6.4

31
222 members, 22 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 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)

32
273 members, 15 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 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)

33
494 members, 31 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: Vierran (4), karenb (4)

Score: 5.66

34
587 members, 30 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: jain (2), souloftherose (10)

Score: 5.61

Explanations:

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

35
87 members, 5 reviews
3.29 stars (3.29 stars)

Lists: andyl (2), majkia (22)

Score: 5.21

36
183 members, 20 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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

Score: 5.15

37
2,226 members, 136 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: mathgirl40 (7), gypsysmom (8)

Score: 4.84

38
267 members, 15 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Vierran (10), mathgirl40 (10)

Score: 4.5

39
313 members, 16 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: jain (5), majkia (24)

Score: 4.48

40
111 members, 38 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: TimSharrock (5), majkia (25)

Score: 4.46

41
121 members, 10 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: jain (6), majkia (26)

Score: 4.33

42
380 members, 18 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: andyl (6), majkia (27)

Score: 4.31

43
1,160 members, 78 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (8), majkia (29)

Score: 4.1

44
145 members, 7 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: andyl (9), majkia (30)

Score: 4.02

45
3,721 members, 216 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: archerygirl (1)

Score: 4

46
177 members, 9 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: karenb (1)

Score: 4

47
37 members, 3 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: Lirleni (2)

Score: 3.36

48
2,741 members, 165 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

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

Thumbs down: merrystar, andyl

Score: 2.96

Explanations:

andyl (0): light entertainment not Hugo-worthy

50
1,042 members, 77 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: mathgirl40 (5)

Score: 2.68

51
51 members, 1 review
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: Scorbet

Score: 2.68

52
60 members, 9 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: TimSharrock (6)

Score: 2.56

53
770 members, 35 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Rtrace (7)

Score: 2.46

54
191 members, 25 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: andyl (7)

Score: 2.46

55
114 members, 6 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: jain (7)

Score: 2.46

56
725 members, 37 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: karenb (8)

Score: 2.38

57
65 members, 8 reviews
3.19 stars (3.19 stars)

Lists: mathgirl40 (8)

Score: 2.38

58
352 members, 13 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: andyl (10)

Score: 2.25

59
44 members, 2 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: mathgirl40 (11)

Score: 2.2

60
839 members, 56 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 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
1,834 members, 78 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: majkia (28)

Score: 1.74

62
411 members, 30 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: majkia (31)

Score: 1.7

63
217 members, 14 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: majkia (32)

Score: 1.68

64
112 members, 1 review
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: majkia (33)

Score: 1.67

65
2,337 members, 105 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: majkia (34)

Score: 1.66

66
47 members, 6 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: andyl (5)

Thumbs down: tottman

Score: 0.68

67
2,492 members, 95 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Score: 0

68
361 members, 14 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Score: 0

69
263 members, 10 reviews
3.14 stars (3.14 stars)

Score: 0

70
127 members, 9 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Score: 0

71
113 members, 8 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Score: 0

72
107 members, 8 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Score: 0

73
101 members, 6 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Score: 0

74
95 members, 1 review
3.19 stars (3.19 stars)

Score: 0

75
69 members, 2 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Score: 0

76
41 members, 4 reviews
2.35 stars (2.35 stars)

Score: 0

77
37 members, 5 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Score: 0

78
30 members, 1 review
3 stars (3 stars)

Score: 0

79
20 members, 6 reviews
2.96 stars (2.96 stars)

Score: 0

80
18 members, 1 review
4 stars (4 stars)

Score: 0

81
487 members, 41 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: majkia (36)

Thumbs down: Awfki

Score: -0.37

Explanations:

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

82
167 members, 32 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: majkia (37)

Thumbs down: AnnieMod

Score: -0.38

Explanations:

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

83
5,473 members, 270 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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

Thumbs down: jain, souloftherose, andyl, Settings

Score: -0.85

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
150 members, 17 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Thumbs down: AnnieMod

Score: -2

Explanations:

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

85
41 members, 2 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Thumbs down: AnnieMod

Score: -2

Explanations:

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

86
35 members, 2 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Thumbs down: AnnieMod

Score: -2

Explanations:

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

87
33 members, 2 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Thumbs down: AnnieMod

Score: -2

Explanations:

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

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

Thumbs down: tottman

Score: -2

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