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.
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6,279 members
383 reviews
4.1
12 Members
Vierran, Awfki, Rtrace, Scorbet, TimSharrock, majkia, lkmiller, KimarieBee, mathgirl40, souloftherose, gypsysmom, Settings,jain
Explanations
mathgirl40: Very well written. A fairy tale with unexpected twists. Definitely a Hugo contender.
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2,476 members
131 reviews
4.2
3
4,770 members
250 reviews
3.8
4
2,872 members
247 reviews
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7 Members
Vierran, majkia, GreenVelvet, amysisson, rhian_of_oz, mkbird, kara.shamy
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GreenVelvet: One of the most original fantasy/reality merges I've ever read. Utterly unique. I can't stop thinking about it.
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721 members
50 reviews
3.8
6
1,030 members
76 reviews
3.8
7 Members
psybre, AsYouKnow_Bob, Scorbet, majkia, aulsmith, mathgirl40, gypsysmom
Explanations
aulsmith: A tour-de-force of speculative fiction, but I suspect folks with no background in Plato or Socratics might be a bit lost.
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7,840 members
356 reviews
4.2
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612 members
50 reviews
½ 3.7
5 Members
TimSharrock, mkbird, AnnieMod, mathgirl40, souloftherose
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mathgirl40: This book was a real page-turner, with an interesting premise and lovely writing.
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742 members
55 reviews
½ 3.4
10
348 members
24 reviews
4.1
5 Members
Lirleni, jain, mkbird, merrystar, mathgirl40
Explanations
mathgirl40: A nice retelling of the Beauty and the Beast story, with unexpected twists.
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1,840 members
72 reviews
½ 3.6
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1,259 members
43 reviews
3.8
5 Members
Awfki, Rtrace, Scorbet, majkia, tottman
Explanations
Awfki: 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.
tottman: Another great entry in the series. Well-written characters, thoughtful politics and plotting.
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574 members
37 reviews
½ 3.7
14
1,896 members
91 reviews
½ 3.7
15
1,706 members
106 reviews
3.8
16
870 members
39 reviews
3.9
17
719 members
32 reviews
3.8
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196 members
19 reviews
2.9
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502 members
27 reviews
½ 3.5
3 Members
majkia, rhian_of_oz, tottman
Explanations
tottman: Creative plot and world building. Solid and interesting characters. Definitely worthy of Hugo consideration
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67 members
2 reviews
3.8
3 Members
karenb, asfi235, majkia
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2,639 members
115 reviews
4.2
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872 members
59 reviews
½ 3.7
3 Members
karenb, Vierran, majkia
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1,051 members
45 reviews
½ 3.6
3 Members
andyl, majkia, Settings
Explanations
andyl: Extended eligibility - UK edition 2014, US edition 2015
Settings: This is eligable? If so, it's my favorite so far.
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922 members
44 reviews
½ 3.6
3 Members
andyl, karenb, jain
Explanations
andyl: UK published in 2014 but extended eligibility (publ. in USA 2015)
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583 members
30 reviews
½ 3.7
3 Members
karenb, Vierran, Rtrace
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1,696 members
106 reviews
½ 3.7
27
720 members
36 reviews
4
3 Members
Scorbet, majkia, mkbird
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1,786 members
94 reviews
3.8
29
5,070 members
259 reviews
½ 3.6
2 Members
Rtrace, AnnieMod
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2,075 members
95 reviews
4
2 Members
Awfki, souloftherose
Explanations
Awfki: 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.
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1,314 members
68 reviews
½ 3.5
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242 members
24 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
andyl, Lirleni
Explanations
Lirleni: 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.
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301 members
15 reviews
½ 3.5
3 Members
karenb, majkia, mathgirl40
Explanations
mathgirl40: Not my favourite of Wilson's books, but well-written with good character development and interesting ideas. More speculative fiction than science fiction.
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703 members
34 reviews
4
2 Members
jain, souloftherose
Explanations
jain: Extended eligibility: UK published 2014, US published 2015.
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102 members
6 reviews
½ 3.3
2 Members
andyl, majkia
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197 members
19 reviews
3.9
2 Members
andyl, kara.shamy
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2,560 members
149 reviews
½ 3.4
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325 members
17 reviews
½ 3.7
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352 members
18 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
jain, majkia
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121 members
37 reviews
½ 3.6
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133 members
10 reviews
3.8
2 Members
jain, majkia
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492 members
28 reviews
3.8
2 Members
andyl, majkia
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1,482 members
87 reviews
4
44
179 members
8 reviews
½ 3.5
2 Members
andyl, majkia
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4,868 members
247 reviews
4.1
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188 members
11 reviews
4
Member
karenb
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2,409 members
97 reviews
4.2
2 Members
Rtrace, majkia
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45 members
3 reviews
½ 3.6
Member
Lirleni
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3,384 members
196 reviews
½ 3.7
3 Members
Scorbet, TimSharrock, majkia,andyl ,merrystar
Explanations
andyl : light entertainment not Hugo-worthy
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217 members
8 reviews
3.1
Member
Rtrace
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1,198 members
81 reviews
½ 3.7
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65 members
2 reviews
4.1
Member
Scorbet
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68 members
9 reviews
4
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876 members
38 reviews
3.8
Member
Rtrace
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215 members
25 reviews
½ 3.5
Member
andyl
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132 members
4 reviews
3.2
Member
jain
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836 members
40 reviews
½ 3.5
Member
karenb
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74 members
9 reviews
3.2
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421 members
16 reviews
½ 3.6
Member
andyl
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47 members
2 reviews
½ 3.4
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3,364 members
121 reviews
4.1
Member
Rtrace
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994 members
63 reviews
½ 4.3
Member
Tapetum,Awfki
Explanations
Awfki : #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.
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441 members
32 reviews
4
Member
majkia
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256 members
15 reviews
4
Member
majkia
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126 members
1 review
½ 3.6
Member
majkia
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3,454 members
140 reviews
4.1
Member
majkia
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48 members
6 reviews
½ 3.7
Member
andyl,tottman
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414 members
15 reviews
3.9
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317 members
14 reviews
3.1
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143 members
10 reviews
3.8
71
139 members
8 reviews
½ 3.6
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110 members
9 reviews
4.1
73
107 members
1 review
3.2
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106 members
6 reviews
½ 3.3
75
78 members
2 reviews
½ 3.6
76
42 members
4 reviews
½ 2.4
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39 members
5 reviews
½ 3.7
78
31 members
1 review
3
79
21 members
6 reviews
3
80
19 members
1 review
½ 4.3
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547 members
42 reviews
3.8
Member
majkia,Awfki
Explanations
Awfki : Read it, sort of enjoyed it, but it doesn't deserve a Hugo.
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190 members
35 reviews
½ 3.5
Member
majkia,AnnieMod
Explanations
AnnieMod : Weaker than his previous novel - and not really Hugo worthy.
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7,194 members
318 reviews
3.9
3 Members
Scorbet, majkia, kara.shamy,andyl ,jain ,souloftherose ,Settings
Explanations
andyl : light entertainment not Hugo-worthy
Settings : 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.
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161 members
18 reviews
½ 3.4
Explanations
AnnieMod : It is very light, not really Hugo worthy in my opinion but it is still readable (and eligible)
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46 members
3 reviews
3.9
Explanations
AnnieMod : Not really Hugo worthy on its own.
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Explanations
AnnieMod : Not really Hugo worthy on its own.
87
Explanations
AnnieMod : Not really Hugo worthy on its own.
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14 members
3.1