And now for something (a little) different

I came across this on Mastodon today (you can find the blog entry here) and immediately thought, «this is a game I can play»! So I’ve marked all the Hugo-award winners I’ve read in red.

I was aware I hadn’t read as much Neal Stephenson and Neil Gaiman as people tell me I should, but am surprised to see Vernor Vinge feature here. He’s not a writer I ever really considered, but apparently there at least a couple of titles I should consider.

2023 Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher
2022 A Desolation Called Peaceby Arkady Martine
2021 Network Effect by Martha Wells
2020 A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

2019 The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
2018 The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin
2017 The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin
2016 The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
2015 The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu (trans. Ken Liu)
2014 Ancillary Justice by Anne Leckie

2013 Redshirts by John Scalzi
2012 Among Others by Jo Walton
2011 Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis
2010 (tie) The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
2010 (tie) The City & the City by China Miéville

2009 The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
2008 The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
2007 Rainbow’s End by Vernor Vinge
2006 Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
2005 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
2004 Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
2003 Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer

2002 American Gods by Neil Gaiman
2001 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
2000 A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge

1999 To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
1998 Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman
1997 Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

1996 The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
1995 Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold
1994 Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
1993 (tie) A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
1993 (tie) Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
1992 Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold
1991 The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold
1990 Hyperion by Dan Simmons

1989 Cyteen by C. J. Cherryh
1988 The Uplift War by David Brin
1987 Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
1986 Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
1985 Neuromancer by William Gibson
1984 Startide Rising by David Brin
1983 Foundation’s Edge by Isaac Asimov

1982 Downbelow Station by C. J. Cherryh
1981 The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge
1980 The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke

1979 Dreamsnake by Vonda McIntyre
1978 Gateway by Frederik Pohl
1977 Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm
1976 The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
1975 The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
1974 Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
1973 The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
1972 To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip Jose Farmer
1971 Ringworld by Larry Niven
1970 The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

1969 Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner
1968 Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
1967 The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
1966 (tie) Dune by Frank Herbert
1966 (tie) …And Call Me Conrad (aka: This Immortal) by Roger Zelazny
1965 The Wanderer by Fritz Leiber

1964 Here Gather the Stars (aka: Way Station) by Clifford D. Simak
1963 The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
1962 Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
1961 A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.

1960 Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

1959 A Case of Conscience by James Blish
1958 The Big Time by Fritz Leiber
1956 Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein
1955 They’d Rather Be Right by Mark Clifton and Frank Riley
1953 The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester

4 thoughts on “And now for something (a little) different”

  1. Your red list (or read list) is impressive (minor minor quibble, colors do not come through in RSS, and would challenge a color blind reader, hence a character like an * or other marker like the original did works better).

    I’ve read a fair bit of Neil Gaiman, highly recommend, especially American Gods. I’ve visited the weird house in Wisconsin the has the carousel seen in the movie version. Stephenson’s writings are thick and heavy, but I still have an all time favorite piece he wrote in Wired long ago, 1998 about being a “hacker tourist” to visit the places part of the the internet cables under the ocean (tangent)

    And ooh ooh, I love Paolo Bacigalupi, Windup Girl, but also enjoyed (because I lived once in Phoenix) the Water Knife. I was this close to getting to meet Paolo when I was visiting friends in Paonia Colroado, where he lives (or lived)

    I got to Bacigalupi via my good friend Bryan Alexander, who is a walking encyclopedia on science fiction and film, see his good reads and link to his blog

    1. Thanks for the reminder about RSS readers! I should have remebered, being a daily reader of feeds through Reeder…

      Gaiman is on my to-read list, as is Stephenson. I have read a couple of things by both, just not the Hugo-winners 🙂 And I think I prefer Water Knife to Windup Girl, as a matter of fact, although both are excellent.

      I’ve enjoyed Bryan Alexander’s (many) posts on SF, but am not on GoodReads — I deleted my account when it was acquired by Amazon, and I refuse to support them as they are a union-busting, small-business destroying behemouth…

      1. Oh I agree about avoiding GoodReads, my account there has been dormant for like 8 years anyhow, I ought to trash it. If I went anywhere I’d go to LibraryThing, which is web old (you saw Jon Udell’s post about it recently)?

        I recently looked at Litsy which is designed somewhat Instagrm-ish, but if I read right, they are not algorithmic. Not too sure what’s behind the curtain. And then some folks are talking up Bookwyrm as a federated thing for book tracking.

        Me, I’d just write my own posts and tag/categorize ’em!

        1. I heard about LibraryThing long time ago, but it’s never been on my radar… I’ve never felt a need to socially share my books (although I use BookPedia to ensure I can check if I already have a book whenever I see something interesting at a book store).

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