What are the best books which were Hugo Award winners and nominees?

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    #1Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)

    Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
    Ender's Game is the first book in The Ender Quintet series by Orson Scott Card which has won the Hugo and Nebula awards. This science fiction novel centers on Ender being trained in military and combat to prepare against an alien attack. 
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    Keith Wheeler
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I think there could have been a better solution for this topic"
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    #2Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel wherein a totalitarian regime has ordered the burning of books in order to suppress the spread of subversive ideas. It preaches about the power and role of knowledge to see beyond the surface.

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    Ishan Das
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "his is a classic of dystopian fiction. The scary thing is, though some elements are over the top, much is too accurate. Bradburry rightly predicts (originally published in 1951) that books won't be banned by the government or people in the majority for challenging the status quo, but instead, books will be questioned or banned for offending some group or another. We see this happening today, especially with elements of history that people do not like. He also predicted the heavy use of what are basically headphones. I went for a walk this morning and noticed every one of the dozen or so people I saw had headphones in. "
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    #3The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first book in the series Chronicles of Narnia. The story revolves around the journey of four siblings to Narnia where they fight with an evil witch.  

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    Sandra Ramos
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is one of those books that I don't even remember when it first came into my consciousness, it seems like it's always been in my life. It's a wonderful and touching fantasy novel, one I believe every child and adult should read at least once!"
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    #4Slaughterhouse-Five

    Slaughterhouse-Five
    Slaughterhouse-Five is a science fiction novel by Kurt Vonnegut that tells the story of the time-traveling American soldier Billy Pilgrim, who became devoutly anti-war after witnessing the bombing of Dresden.
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    Kevin Patterson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Great book and a classic. This solution fits the topic very well. I give this one high marks."
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    #5Neuromancer

    Neuromancer

    Neuromancer is science fiction book written by William Gibson. Published on July 1, 1984 by Ace Books, Neuromancer is an award-winning book following the adventures of Case in a dangerous digital world.

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    Sean Schultz
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Hugo awards for best novel is a very competitive event and I think “Neuromancer” by William Gibson deserves such an award. In my opinion though, it is not my best book which won the Hugo award. It is a very good book. It is a very good read for a good day, even a depressed day, but there are other novels which I prefer to place in the rank of best from the Hugo awards. Although I have not read much Hugo award books, but I can say that “Spin” by Robert Charles Wilson or even “Among others” by Jo Walton are my choices for this category."
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    #6American Gods

    American Gods

    American Gods is a multi-award-winning novel by the acclaimed British author, Neil Gaiman. It tells the story of Shadow and Mr. Wednesday as they travel around America to recruit American reincarnations of old deities to fight the new ones.

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    Sara Flores
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Very captivating book. Not something I thought I would have liked but once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. You will be amazed at the way the author lays out the story and how well it keeps your attention. If you are open to thinking outside the norm, I would suggest giving this book a dry, you won't be disappointed."
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    #7Flowers for Algernon

    Flowers for Algernon
    Flowers for Algernon is a novel written by Daniel Keyes. It tells the story of Charlie, who agrees to be a human subject for an experimental brain operation, following the success of the operation on Algernon, a white mouse.
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    Joe Coleman
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Flowers of Algernon is a powerful read with themes relating to disabilities and personal limitations. There are some problems in life that are so big that people choose to ignore them but this story faces them head on in a way that is sure to leave an impression. I’m glad I took the time to read it."
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    #8The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

    The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

    The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is a science-fiction novel written by Robert A. Heinlein. The story occurs in the year 2076 in which there is a threat regarding an environmental apocalypse.

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    Lisa Morrison
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I found this to be a pretty average example of 1960's sci fi. If I was going to specifically pick up a Hugo winner, this would not be my first choice, there are better alternatives. "
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    #9A Canticle for Leibowitz

    A Canticle for Leibowitz

    A Canticle for Leibowitz is a Hugo Award-winning speculative fiction novel by Walter M. Miller, Jr. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, it tells the story of a group of monks who are dedicated to enriching the relics of Saint Isaac Leibowitz.

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    #10Starship Troopers

    Starship Troopers
    In 5000 humanity will face the total extermination and our only chance to survive is a highly-trained soldiers called the Star Ship Troopers. That's the story of Jonny Rico, an idealistic trooper from the infantry. 
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    James Boyd
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "There is a good character development in this book and so much action that made me glued to this interesting book. There was so much to enjoy in this book and I loved it a great deal."
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    #11Ringworld

    Ringworld

    Ringworld is the first novel in the Ringworld series written by Larry Niven. This science-fiction novel was originally published in 1970. This novel features aliens and the unexplored parts of the universe.

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    Alexander Valdez
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "As a former frequent science fiction reader, I highly recommend this book. I think it is a terrific story with plausible interplanetary life forms. I found myself immersed in this adventure and this book single handedly renewed my interest in science fiction adventure reading. I found myself totally immersed."
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    #12Rendezvous with Rama (Rama)

    Rendezvous with Rama (Rama)

    Rendezvous with Rama is the first book in the science fiction series Rama written by Arthur C. Clarke which centers on an alien starship that entered the Solar System. 

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    Raymond Carlson
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Used to be good but feels so outdated now considering how far technology has come. Written very well, it's obvious why this book received a hugo. Unfortunately, it just doesn't hold my interests anymore."
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    #13Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a modern gothic novel written by Susanna Clarke. First published in 2004, it is the presents an alternate history set in the 19th centure England.

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    Roy Owens
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is a good read. I loved the history perspective. It was also so well written. A must read for history fans."
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    #14Speaker for the Dead (Ender's Saga)

    Speaker for the Dead (Ender's Saga)

    Speaker for the Dead is the second book in the science fiction series Ender's Saga written by Orson Scott Card which follows the story years after Ender Wiggine disappeared and a second alien race has been discovered. 

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    Ann Gu
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I am not a big fan of science fiction stories. Also, this talks about wars and aliens which I am not very keen into. I do not think i will go for this book."
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    #15The Man in the High Castle

    The Man in the High Castle

    The Man in the High Castle is an alternate history novel written by Philip K. Dick. It first appeared in print in October 1962. The novel was adapted as a TV series produced by Amazon Studios and premiered in January 2015.

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    Larry Gutierrez
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This will do the trick, The Man in the High Castle is a fantastic look at dystopian life (don't we have enough of it in our current age though?). Read this first, then watch the show, books are better. And yes, this is fantastic if you're into revisionist history."
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    #16Rainbows End

    Rainbows End

    Rainbows End is a standalone science fiction novel written by Vernor Vinge which centers on recovering Alzheimer's patient Robert Gu who discovers the world has changed after years of his near-fatal decline. 

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    Rakesh Subramanium
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Hugo Award winners usually produce some of the best literature so I figured it would be a good idea to take the best of these winners and read through them. One of my favorites turned out to be Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge. The characters in this book really kept the story entertaining."

Summary

Best What are the best books which were Hugo Award winners and nominees
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)Books 47 Paid
2Fahrenheit 451Books 43 Paid
3The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)Books 41 Paid
4Slaughterhouse-FiveBooks 39 Paid
5NeuromancerBooks 36 Paid
6American GodsBooks 36 Paid
7Flowers for AlgernonBooks 32 Paid
8The Moon Is a Harsh MistressBooks 31 Paid
9A Canticle for LeibowitzBooks 29 Paid
10Starship TroopersBooks 27 Paid
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