The Best Novel Hugo Nominees and Winners

Between 1953 and 2003, the Best Novel Hugo category has had a total of 250 nominations. In the 48 years the Best Novel Hugo has been awarded, 50 novels have won. The winners in 1966 and 1993 were ties. No awards were given out in 1954 and no fiction awards in 1957.

One novel, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein, was published over 2 years and received two consecutive nominations. Another novel, Dune World by Frank Herbert, was nominated one year and then incorporated into Dune, which was nominated in a later year. Two authors declined nominations, Robert Silverberg for The World Inside in 1972 and James Tiptree, Jr. for Up the Walls of the World in 1979. One nomination, in 1989, was deleted.

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