Awards & Winners

Hugo Award for Best Novelette

Hugo Awards

The Hugo Award for Best Novelette is one of the Hugo Awards given each year for science fiction or fantasy stories published in English or translated into English during the previous calendar year. The novelette award is available for works of fiction of between 7,500 and 17,500 words; awards are also given out in the short story, novella and novel categories. The Hugo Award for Best Novelette was first awarded in 1955, and was subsequently awarded in 1956, 1958, and 1959, lapsing in 1960. The category was reinstated for 1967 through 1969, before lapsing again in 1970; after returning in 1973, it has remained to date. In addition to the regular Hugo awards, beginning in 1996 Retrospective Hugo Awards, or "Retro Hugos", have been available to be awarded for years 50, 75, or 100 years prior in which no awards were given. To date, Retro Hugo awards have been given for novelettes for 1946, 1951, and 1954. Hugo Award nominees and winners are chosen by supporting or attending members of the annual World Science Fiction Convention, or Worldcon, and the award presentation constitutes its central event.
Date Established : 1955

Check all the winners of Hugo Award for Best Novelette presented under Hugo Awards since 1955 .

Mary Robinette Kowal

Honored for : The Lady Astronaut of Mars

Nominations 2014 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Brad R. Torgersen The Exchange Officers
Mary Robinette Kowal The Lady Astronaut of Mars
Vox Day Opera Vita Aeterna
Ted Chiang The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling
Aliette de Bodard The Waiting Stars

Pat Cadigan

Honored for : The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi

Nominations 2013 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Pat Cadigan The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi
Seanan McGuire In Sea-Salt Tears
Catherynne M. Valente Fade To White
Seanan McGuire Rat-Catcher
Thomas Olde Heuvelt The Boy Who Cast No Shadow

Charlie Jane Anders

Honored for : Six Months, Three Days

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Charlie Jane Anders Six Months, Three Days
Brad R. Torgersen Ray of Light
Paul Cornell The Copenhagen Interpretation
Geoff Ryman What We Found
Rachel Swirsky Fields of Gold

Allen Steele

Honored for : The Emperor of Mars

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Allen Steele The Emperor of Mars
Sean McMullen Eight Miles
Aliette de Bodard The Jaguar House, in Shadow
Eric James Stone That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made
James Patrick Kelly Plus or Minus

Peter Watts

Honored for : The Island

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Peter Watts The Island
Rachel Swirsky Eros, Philia, Agape
Nicola Griffith It Takes Two
Paul Cornell One of Our Bastards Is Missing
Charles Stross Overtime
Eugie Foster Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast

Elizabeth Bear

Honored for : Shoggoths in Bloom

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Kessel Pride and Prometheus
Paolo Bacigalupi The Gambler
James Alan Gardner The Ray-Gun: A Love Story
Elizabeth Bear Shoggoths in Bloom
Mike Resnick Alastair Baffle's Emporium of Wonders

Ted Chiang

Honored for : The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ted Chiang The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate
David Moles Finisterra
Greg Egan Dark Integers and Other Stories
Daniel Abraham The Cambist and Lord Iron: A Fairytale of Economics
Greg Egan Glory

Ian McDonald

Honored for : The Djinn's Wife

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ian McDonald The Djinn's Wife
Paolo Bacigalupi Yellow Card Man
Geoff Ryman Pol Pot's Beautiful Daughter
Michael F. Flynn Dawn, and Sunset, and the Colours of the Earth
Mike Resnick All the Things You Are

Peter S. Beagle

Honored for : Two Hearts

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Peter S. Beagle Two Hearts
Howard Waldrop The King of Where-I-Go
Cory Doctorow I, Robot
Michael A. Burstein TelePresence
Paolo Bacigalupi The Calorie Man

Kelly Link

Honored for : The Faery Handbag

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Kelly Link The Faery Handbag
Paolo Bacigalupi The People of Sand and Slag
Christopher Rowe The Voluntary State
Benjamin Rosenbaum A Discourse on the Nature of Causality, with Airplanes
Michael F. Flynn The Clapping Hands of God

Michael Swanwick

Honored for : Legions in Time

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Michael Swanwick Legions in Time
Jeffrey Ford The Empire of Ice Cream
Charles Stross Nightfall
James Patrick Kelly Bernardo's House
Jay Lake Into the Gardens of Sweet Night
Robert Reed Hexagons

Michael Swanwick

Honored for : Slow Life

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Charles Stross Halo
Michael Swanwick Slow Life
Maureen F. McHugh Presence
Ursula K. Le Guin The Wild Girls
Gregory Frost Madonna of the Maquiladora

Ted Chiang

Honored for : Hell is the Absence of God

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Charles Stross Lobsters
Ted Chiang Hell is the Absence of God
Allen Steele The Days Between
James Patrick Kelly Undone
Shane Tourtellotte The Return of Spring

Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Honored for : Millennium Babies

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Kristine Kathryn Rusch Millennium Babies
Stanley Schmidt Generation Gap
Allen Steele Agape Among the Robots
Mike Resnick Redchapel
Stephen Baxter On the Orion Line

James Patrick Kelly

Honored for : 10^16 to 1

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
James Patrick Kelly 10^16 to 1
Eleanor Arnason Stellar Harvest
Greg Egan Border Guards
Ian R. MacLeod The Chop Girl
Tom Purdom Fossil Games
Jan Lars Jensen The Secret History of the Ornithopter

Bruce Sterling

Honored for : Taklamakan

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ellen Klages Time Gypsy
Kristine Kathryn Rusch Echea
Bruce Sterling Taklamakan
Greg Egan The Planck Dive
Allen Steele Zwarte Piet's Tale
Nancy Kress Steamship Soldier on the Information Front
Robert Charles Wilson Divided by Infinity

Bill Johnson

Honored for : We Will Drink a Fish Together...

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Stephen Baxter Moon Six
William Sanders The Undiscovered
Bill Johnson We Will Drink a Fish Together...
James Alan Gardner Three Hearings on the Existence of Snakes in the Human Bloodstream
Michael A. Burstein Broken Symmetry

Bruce Sterling

Honored for : Bicycle Repairman

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Bruce Sterling Bicycle Repairman
Ursula K. Le Guin Mountain Ways
Mike Resnick The Land of Nod
Suzy McKee Charnas Beauty and the Opéra or The Phantom Beast
William Barton Age of Aquarius

James Patrick Kelly

Honored for : Think Like a Dinosaur

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Harry Turtledove Must and Shall
James Patrick Kelly Think Like a Dinosaur
Mike Resnick When the Old Gods Die
Greg Egan TAP
Allen Steele The Good Rat
Greg Egan Luminous

David Gerrold

Honored for : The Martian Child

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
David Gerrold The Martian Child
Ursula K. Le Guin The Matter of Seggri
Geoffrey A. Landis The Singular Habits of Wasps
Ursula K. Le Guin Solitude
Greg Egan Cocoon
Mike Resnick A Little Knowledge

Charles Sheffield

Honored for : Georgia On My Mind

Nominations 1994 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Charles Sheffield Georgia On My Mind
John Kessel The Franchise
Nancy Kress Dancing on Air
Bruce Sterling Deep Eddy
Terry Bisson The Shadow Knows

Janet Kagan

Honored for : The Nutcracker Coup

Nominations 1993 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Pamela Sargent Danny Goes to Mars
Barry N. Malzberg In the Stone House
Susan Shwartz Suppose They Gave a Peace...
Janet Kagan The Nutcracker Coup
Pat Cadigan True Faces

Isaac Asimov

Honored for : Gold

Nominations 1992 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Connie Willis Miracle
Isaac Asimov Gold
Ted Chiang Understand
Howard Waldrop Fin de Cyclé
Pat Cadigan Dispatches from the Revolution

Mike Resnick

Honored for : The Manamouki

Nominations 1991 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Martha Soukup Over the Long Haul
Mike Resnick The Manamouki
Dafydd ab Hugh The Coon Rolled Down and Ruptured His Larinks, A Squeezed Novel by Mr. Skunk
Ted Chiang Tower of Babylon
Charles Sheffield A Braver Thing

Robert Silverberg

Honored for : Enter a Soldier. Later: Enter Another

Nominations 1990 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Connie Willis At the Rialto
Orson Scott Card Dogwalker
Robert Silverberg Enter a Soldier. Later: Enter Another
Mike Resnick For I Have Touched the Sky
George Alec Effinger Everything But Honor
Nancy Kress The Price of Oranges

George Alec Effinger

Honored for : Schrödinger's Kitten

Nominations 1989 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Howard Waldrop Do Ya, Do Ya, Wanna Dance?
Neal Barrett Ginny Sweethips' Flying Circus
Steven Gould Peaches for Mad Molly
George Alec Effinger Schrödinger's Kitten
Harlan Ellison The Function of Dream Sleep

Ursula K. Le Guin

Honored for : Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight

Nominations 1988 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ursula K. Le Guin Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight
Bruce McAllister Dream Baby
Bruce Sterling Flowers of Edo
Pat Murphy Rachel in Love
Walter Jon Williams Dinosaurs

Roger Zelazny

Honored for : Permafrost

Nominations 1987 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Orson Scott Card Hatrack River
William Gibson The Winter Market
David Brin Thor Meets Captain America
Roger Zelazny Permafrost
Vernor Vinge The Barbarian Princess

Harlan Ellison

Honored for : Paladin of the Lost Hour

Nominations 1986 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Michael Bishop A Gift from the Graylanders
Harlan Ellison Paladin of the Lost Hour
George R. R. Martin Portraits of His Children
Orson Scott Card The Fringe
Michael Swanwick Dogfight
William Gibson Dogfight

Octavia E. Butler

Honored for : Bloodchild

Nominations 1985 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Octavia E. Butler Bloodchild
Kim Stanley Robinson The Lucky Strike
Lucius Shepard The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule
Eric Vinicoff The Weigher
Marcia Martin The Weigher
Connie Willis Blued Moon
Hilbert Schenck Silicon Muse
Timothy Zahn Return to the Fold

Greg Bear

Honored for : Blood Music

Nominations 1984 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ian Watson Slow Birds
George R. R. Martin The Monkey Treatment
Connie Willis The Sidon in the Mirror
Kim Stanley Robinson Black Air
Greg Bear Blood Music

Connie Willis

Honored for : Fire Watch

Nominations 1983 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Connie Willis Fire Watch
Bruce Sterling Swarm
Phyllis Eisenstein Nightlife
S. P. Somtow Aquila
Timothy Zahn Pawn's Gambit

Roger Zelazny

Honored for : Unicorn Variation

Nominations 1982 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Parke Godwin The Fire When It Comes
Edward Bryant The Thermals of August
Roger Zelazny Unicorn Variation
Michael Bishop The Quickening
George R. R. Martin Guardians

Gordon R. Dickson

Honored for : The Cloak and the Staff

Nominations 1981 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Varley Beatnik Bayou
Gordon R. Dickson The Cloak and the Staff
Howard Waldrop The Ugly Chickens
Michael Shea The Autopsy
Barry B. Longyear Savage Planet
Keith Roberts The Lordly Ones

George R. R. Martin

Honored for : Sandkings

Nominations 1980 »

Nominee Nominated Work
George R. R. Martin Sandkings
John Varley Options
Barry B. Longyear The Homecoming
Vonda N. McIntyre Fireflood and Other Stories
Christopher Priest Palely Loitering
Larry Niven The Locusts
Steven Barnes The Locusts

Poul Anderson

Honored for : Hunter's Moon

Nominations 1979 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dean Ing Devil You Don't Know
Orson Scott Card Mikal's Songbird
Poul Anderson Hunter's Moon
John Varley The Barbie Murders
Thomas M. Disch The Man Who Had No Idea

Joan D. Vinge

Honored for : Eyes of Amber

Nominations 1978 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Orson Scott Card Ender's Game
Joan D. Vinge Eyes of Amber
James Tiptree, Jr. The Screwfly Solution
Carter Scholz The Ninth Symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven and Other Lost Songs
Samuel R. Delany Prismatica

Isaac Asimov

Honored for : The Bicentennial Man

Nominations 1977 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Isaac Asimov The Bicentennial Man
Ursula K. Le Guin The Diary of the Rose
John Varley Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance
John Varley The Phantom of Kansas

Larry Niven

Honored for : The Borderland of Sol

Nominations 1976 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Tom Reamy San Diego Lightfoot Sue and Other Stories
Larry Niven The Borderland of Sol
Ursula K. Le Guin The New Atlantis
George R. R. Martin And Seven Times Never Kill Man
Jerry Pournelle Tinker

Harlan Ellison

Honored for : Adrift Just Off the Islets of Langerhans: Latitude 38° 54' N, Longitude 77° 00' 13 W

Nominations 1975 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Isaac Asimov . . . That Thou Art Mindful of Him
Harlan Ellison Adrift Just Off the Islets of Langerhans: Latitude 38° 54' N, Longitude 77° 00' 13\" W
Fritz Leiber Midnight by the Morphy Watch
Jerry Pournelle Extreme Prejudice
Kate Wilhelm A Brother to Dragons, a Companion of Owls
Richard A. Lupoff After the Dreamtime
William Walling Nix Olympica

Harlan Ellison

Honored for : The Deathbird

Nominations 1974 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jerry Pournelle He Fell into a Dark Hole
James Tiptree, Jr. Love Is the Plan the Plan Is Death
Vonda N. McIntyre Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand
Harlan Ellison The Deathbird
George Alec Effinger The City on the Sand

Poul Anderson

Honored for : Goat Song

Nominations 1973 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Gardner Dozois A Kingdom by the Sea
Poul Anderson Goat Song
Harlan Ellison Basilisk
William Rotsler Patron of the Arts
James Tiptree, Jr. Painwise

Poul Anderson

Honored for : The Sharing of Flesh

Nominations 1969 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Richard Wilson Mother to the World
Poul Anderson The Sharing of Flesh
Brian Aldiss Total Environment
Piers Anthony Getting Through University

Fritz Leiber

Honored for : Gonna Roll the Bones

Nominations 1968 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Philip K. Dick Faith of Our Fathers
Fritz Leiber Gonna Roll the Bones
Harlan Ellison Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes
Andre Norton Wizard's World

Jack Vance

Honored for : The Last Castle

Nominations 1967 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Charles L. Harness An Ornament to His Profession
Robert M. Green Apology to Inky
Gordon R. Dickson Call Him Lord
Roger Zelazny For a Breath I Tarry
Hayden Howard The Eskimo Invasion
Roger Zelazny This Moment of the Storm
Jack Vance The Last Castle
Charles L. Harness The Alchemist
Thomas Burnett Swann The Manor of Roses

Clifford D. Simak

Honored for : The Big Front Yard

Nominations 1959 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Clifford D. Simak The Big Front Yard
Katherine MacLean Second Game
Charles V. De Vet Second Game
Cyril M. Kornbluth Shark Ship (aka: Reap the Dark Tide)
Fritz Leiber A Deskful of Girls
Jack Vance The Miracle-Workers
Rog Phillips Rat in the Skull
Zenna Henderson Captivity
Pauline Ashwell Unwillingly to School

Murray Leinster

Honored for : Exploration Team

Nominations 1956 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Murray Leinster Exploration Team

Walter M. Miller, Jr.

Honored for : The Darfsteller

Nominations 1955 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Walter M. Miller, Jr. The Darfsteller