What are the best novels that won the Hugo Award?

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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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    Julia Olson
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Ender's Game was very deserving of the Hugo Award. This is the kind of book that can be read again and again and have it still feel like the first time you've read it. It's written extremely well and the characters are unique and well developed."
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    #2Doomsday Book

    Doomsday Book
    The book is about Kivrin Engle, a young historian specializing in medieval history, who was to travel to what was perceived as the dark ages. Due to an unlikely turn of events, she finds herself playing a much more vital part in history. 

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    Charles Gibson
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I enjoyed this book very much. The way it deals with history is interesting. If toy like medieval stories, this one is for you. Kivrin Engle is an interesting protagonist and how she is thrust into the middle of all the conflict and how she handles in makes for an interesting story and keeps you interested. This book seemed to tell a story about having faith in our fellow human beings. And about the importance of living up to the faith others put in us. You can learn a lot from reading this I feel."
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    #3The Graveyard Book

    The Graveyard Book

    The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman is a tale about a boy raised by ghosts in a cemetery. This 2008 novel is the only book to win both the Newberry medal and Carnegie medal, along with Hugo Award and Locus Award.


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    Frank Jenkins
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "A wonderfully dark and beautiful book that brings feelings of the Jungle book into this story. Gets you to love the main character and all the supporting roles."
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    #4The Dispossessed (Hainish Cycle)

    The Dispossessed (Hainish Cycle)
    The Dispossessed, the 5th book in Ursula Le Guin's Hainish Cycle is about Shevek, a physicist out to reunite the people of Uras and the utopian anarchist people of Anarres, who have long been divided because of ideology.

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    Harry Chapman
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "The Dispossessed is a Hugo Award breadwinner. It's an amazing novel that doesn't rewrite the rules but my word is it entertaining."
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    #5A 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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    María de Lourdes Montiel
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I was looking for some award winning novels that have won the Hugo Award and I came across the book, A Canticle for Leibowitz. It's a great fictional novel written by Walter M. Miller, Jr. I was very pleased with the book as the author has done a great job describing the lives of monks in a post-apocalyptic world."
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    #6Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

    Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
    Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire is the fourth book in the Harry potter series. The story revolves around how Harry get past through Lord Voldemort once again. The quidditch cup is also happening and Harry will make sure he will see it. 

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    Bruce Campbell
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire is the fourth, and one of the best, books in the Harry Potter series. In just one of his adventures he has to once again take on Lord Voldermort."
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    #7Starship 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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    Joyce Hill
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I've been a Heinlein fan since I picked up a copy of Time Enough for Love 20 years ago. This is one of my favorite works of his. 10/10, would read again (and again, and again, and...)."
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    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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    Amanda Alvarado
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I am not really sure about this one as I can not find anything in the solution that says this book won the Hugo Award."
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    #9The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle)

    The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle)

    The Left Hand of Darkness, the 4th book in Ursula K. Le Guin's Hainish Cycle series, is about a human ambassador sent to the planet Winter, where there is no sexual prejudice and inhabitants can change gender anytime.


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    Matthew Brooks
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I loved Le Quin's use of language and how a keen sense of intelligence radiates from her prose. Still, with the exception of the escape across the glacier, you may find the story to be rather boring and the exploration of sexuality too ambiguous. The complicated and delicate relationship between Estraven and Mr Ai was beautifully wrought. But,there were so many themes and intersecting threads that I found the book too broad in its scope and therefore, as a whole, unsatisfying. Use caution before diving into this one. "
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    #10Stranger in a Strange Land

    Stranger in a Strange Land

    Stranger in a Strange Land is a book by Robert Heinlein that tells the story of Valentine Smith. He is raised by Martians and as he arrived on Earth to live as a human the whole world will change because of him.


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    Christopher Lane
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Stranger in a Strange Land is one of the best novels out there. It has even won a Hugo Award for it's greatness."
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    #11The 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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    Randy Jimenez
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This book is really great, but it is not like the tv series so do not confuse the two, the book is really good, and I highly recommend it for its classic read. It gives you a glimpse of what the world would be like if the allies had lost the war and its really scary and amazing at the same time, I think this is an amazing book and really fun to read."
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    #12The Diamond Age

    The Diamond Age

    The Diamond Age is a standalone postcyberpunk novel written by Neal Stephenson which centers on the life of a young girl named Nell in a world of nanotechnology. 


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    Christopher Garza
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "In light of the subsequent development of an "A.I." Barbie doll that is purported to be about to hit the consumer market; this book is actually prophetic. Some reviews have said it was a difficult read but it is actually a highly nuanced read. Stephenson is writing on many levels about the complexity of global economics, technologies and cultures and the impact of the "haves" on the "have-nots". The book is part steampunk, part Dickensian and part fairy tale but they are all interwoven very well. Since there is no glossary provided it would seem the writer did not want the reader to get bogged down wondering what certain things were but to infer what they might be via context. Important "unknowns" are eventually defined or described in detail although not always when first introduced into the storyline so a "leap of faith" is sometimes required"
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    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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    Kai Wang
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I'm writing reviews on books that won Hugo awards and when I was checking the database I noticed this one won four which is pretty impressive. I've just finished reading it and I can see why it was awarded with four Hugos, it's a phenomenal book. It's quite suspenseful, something I don't usually experience while reading so that's a huge plus for immersion. "
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    #14Rendezvous 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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    Israel Suárez
    Written on April 21, 2018
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    #15Speaker 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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    Michael Robinson
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Speaker for the Dead (Ender's Saga) is a terrible solution for best novels that won the Hugo Award, because there is no documentation of this bokk winning the Hugo award."
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    #16Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos)

    Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos)

    Hyperion is the first book in the Hyperion Cantos series written by an award-winning author Dan Simmons. This science-fiction novel was originally published ion 1989.


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    Lucía Arellano
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I've been wanting to start reading some Hugo award winning novels, but wasn't sure where to start. I was hoping to find some recommendations of the best books that have won the award over the years. I am really excited about Hyperion. The plot looks really interesting and the reviews are great. I could see myself really enjoying this book! I will definitely be taking this recommendation!"
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    #17American 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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    Anthony Chapman
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I got into this a bit backwards, I saw the TV show first and then decided to read the books, and as usual, the book is better than its counterpart. I enjoy both in different ways but the book is written so well and the characters are all so fun that you find yourself getting lost in his little world he's setup for you. Do yourself a favor and give this book a shot."
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    #18Fahrenheit 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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    Helen Silva
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This might be an older book but is as readable today as it was 50 years ago. This book makes you think about the power of learning and reading. This novel has won the Hugo Award and is considered by many, myself included, to be a masterpiece of literature. I highly enjoyed and Amazon offers an excellent price. "
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    #19Dune (Dune Chronicles)

    Dune (Dune Chronicles)
    Dune by Frank Herbert is the story of Paul Atreides who becomes Muad'Dib and embarks on a journey to avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family, thus bringing to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

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    Denise Ray
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "One of the best books and deserving of every award it has received. It is truly an extraordinary book that keeps you interested the whole time. "
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    #20Powers That Be (Petaybee)

    Powers That Be (Petaybee)

    Powers That Be is the first book in the adventure and fantasy series for young adults written by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, the Petaybee Trilogy. It was released in 1994. It is set in the fictional world named Petaybee.


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    Samuel Wade
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "By no means is this a bad book at all, nor would I even tell you that it's something you shouldn't get. However, there are a few flaws within it that kept me from loving it, but I also finished it, so there's a testimony to that. It's not perfect, but it's almost there."
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    #21Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children)

    Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children)

    Every Heart a Doorway is the first book in Seanan McGuire's realistic fantasy series for young adults, the Wayward Children. It was released in 2016 and won the Hugo, the Alex, and the Locus Awards in 2017.


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    Russell Jones
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "My book club choose this book because it won the Hugo Award. This is one of the few books everyone in the whole group seemed to love. It has something for every fantasy lover and we all can't wait till the next Seanan McGuire novel comes out. "


Best What are the best novels that won the Hugo Award
1Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)Books 31 Paid
2Doomsday BookBooks 27 Paid
3The Graveyard BookBooks 26 Paid
4The Dispossessed (Hainish Cycle)Books 24 Paid
5A Canticle for LeibowitzBooks 23 Paid
6Harry Potter And The Goblet Of FireBooks 21 Paid
7Starship TroopersBooks 19 Paid
8NeuromancerBooks 17 Paid
9The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle)Books 16 Paid
10Stranger in a Strange LandBooks 16 Paid

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