What are the best books that are eligible for the 2016 Hugo Awards?

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    #1Nimona

    Nimona

    Nimona by Noelle Stevenson is a fantasy fiction graphic novel published in 2015. This book follows the story of Nimona and Lord Blackheart in their mission to wreck the peace in their kingdom as their little mischief escalated to a war.

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    Billy Bryant
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This was a good fantasy book, and I have read of lot of them. Pacing could have been faster, though."
  2. 40

    #2Uprooted

    Uprooted
    Uprooted is a young adult fiction novel written by Naomi Novik which centers on 17-year-old Agnieszka living in a village under wizard Sarkan, known as the Dragon. This has won the Nebula Award for the Best Novel. 
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    Dhruv Balasubramanium
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "BEAUTIFUL"
  3. 36

    #3Seveneves

    Seveneves

    Seveneves by Neal Stephenson is a hard science fiction novel originally published in May 2015. This book was nominated for Hugo Award for Best Novel and Goodreads Choice Awards Best Science Fiction.

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    Thomas Thompson
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Wow, 880 pages! Thatsa lotsa meatballs! It's a tall order to keep a reader engaged for that many pages, and this one might work for you ... and again it might not really measure up to the time investement required."
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    #4The Aeronaut's Windless

    The Aeronaut's Windless
    This book from the famous writer Jim Butcher tells the story of Captain Grimm, commander of the merchant ship Predator and loyal to the Spire Albion family, and enemy of the Spire Aurora. These two factions face each other in a cold war that is in fragile equilibrium. When Predator takes damage from a combat, Grimm will be immersed on a vital mission where he will learn that the Spires conflict is nothing compared with what is about to come.
     

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    Patricia Nguyen
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "There's a lot of action and adventure in this novel, and the plot spirals off in often dizzying, but nonetheless entertaining fashion. Things just seem to escalate from one page to the next over and over again, and it was a truly entertaining read. I'm really liking this new generation of space opera, and I'm looking forward to seeing more from Jim Butcher."
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    #5Armada

    Armada

    Armada is a science fiction novel written by Ernest Cline which centers on Zack Lightman who witnesses a flying saucer, in which gamers happen to believe it protects the earth from alien invaders. 

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    Mark Green
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This is a great choice. I read his other book Ready Player one. I also liked this one. But not as much as the other one. It's really fun. "
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    #6The Water Knife

    The Water Knife

    The Water Knife is a science fiction novel written by Paolo Bacigalupi which follows the adventure of Angel, Lucy, and Maria as their time runs out to survive with each other's help. 

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    Brenda Reyes
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This book really made me think about humanity. It talks about survival and the future. It was definitely a page turner and something that everyone should read. Especially policy makers when deciding what to do about Climate Change. This book is deeper than reading just for entertainment."
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    #7The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth)

    The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth)
    The Fifth Season is the first book in the science fiction series The Broken Earth written by N.K. Jemisin which centers on Essun trying to save her daughter after her husband has kidnapped their daughter and brutally murdered their son. 
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    Justin Fields
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The Fifth Season was not only eligible for the Hugo Awards, it won. The plot is a littler hard to follow if you're not used to reading serious science fiction. Nevertheless, it's a fantastic read."
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    #8The Library at Mount Char

    The Library at Mount Char

    The Library at Mount Char is a science fiction novel written by Scott Hawkins which centers on Carolyn as she prepares for a battle as her father has gone missing who owns a library. 

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    Kelly Diaz
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "The Library at Mount Char is a science fiction novel about a character who prepares for a battle with her father and has gone missing. this novel was eligible for the 2016 Hugo awards. this book is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars with a favorable review."
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    #9Shadows of Self (Mistborn)

    Shadows of Self (Mistborn)

    Shadows of Self is a fantasy fiction book by Brandon Sanderson which follows the Mistborn society and how it develops its culture, economy, and religions. It is the fifth installment in The Mistborn series and it was published in 2016 by Tor Books.

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    #10Nemesis Games (The Expanse)

    Nemesis Games (The Expanse)
    Nemesis Games is a space opera and science fiction novel written by bestselling author James S.A. Corey. This book was originally published in June 2015. It was preceded by Cibola Burn and it was followed by Babylon's Ashes.
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    Marilyn Herrera
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "A best seller indeed. And I love there are different options for purchase. However since there is an audible version, that would be my first choice. Not expensive and great reviews. Something I would def read."
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    #11A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic)

    A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic)

    A Darker Shade of Magic is the first book in the young adult fantasy series Shades of Magic written by V.E. Schwab which centers on the life of Kell who is one of the last Antari. 

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    Elizabeth Hanson
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "While it was good, it wasn't great. The author had a nice writing style. However, the characters were very annoying. So, I thought it was okay."

Summary

Best What are the best books that are eligible for the 2016 Hugo Awards
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1NimonaBooks 43 Paid
2UprootedBooks 40 Paid
3SevenevesBooks 36 Paid
4The Aeronaut's WindlessBooks 34 Paid
5ArmadaBooks 34 Paid
6The Water KnifeBooks 29 Paid
7The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth)Books 29 Paid
8The Library at Mount CharBooks 25 Paid
9Shadows of Self (Mistborn)Books 19 Paid
10Nemesis Games (The Expanse)Books 15 Paid
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