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The Hugo Awards


The Hugo Awards celebrate excellence in science fiction and fantasy. As science fiction's most prestigious awards, the Hugo Awards for science fiction books are voted on annually by members of the World Science Fiction Convention.

Browse and sample some of the best science fiction and fantasy books of recent years — make a Hugo Award winning science fiction novel your next audiobook listen:


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  • The Obelisk Gate: The Broken Earth, Book 2 Audiobook by N. K. Jemisin Narrated by Robin Miles

    The Obelisk Gate: The Broken Earth, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
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    Continuing the trilogy that began with the multiaward-nominated The Fifth Season. Short-listed for the Hugo, Nebula, Kitschies, Audie and Locus Awards. A New York Times Notable Book of 2015. The inaugural Wired.com book club pick. The season of endings grows darker, as civilisation fades into the long cold night. Essun has found shelter but not her missing daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request only Essun can grant.

    emmoff says: "Brilliant Book 2"
    2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel
  • The Fifth Season: The Broken Stone, Book 1 Audiobook by N. K. Jemisin Narrated by Robin Miles

    The Fifth Season: The Broken Stone, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
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    This is the way the world ends. Again. Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, masquerading as an ordinary schoolteacher in a quiet, small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Mighty Sanze, the empire whose innovations have been civilisation's bedrock for a thousand years, collapses as its greatest city is destroyed by a madman's vengeance.

    emmoff says: "Fantastic world building"
    2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel
  • The Three-Body Problem Audiobook by Cixin Liu Narrated by Bruno Roubicek

    The Three-Body Problem

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Cixin Liu
    • Narrated By Bruno Roubicek
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    Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilisation on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them or to fight against the invasion.

    Amazon Customer says: "Excellent"
    2015 Hugo Award for Best Novel
  • Ancillary Justice: The Imperial Radch series, Book 1 Audiobook by Ann Leckie Narrated by Adjoa Andoh

    Ancillary Justice: The Imperial Radch series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ann Leckie
    • Narrated By Adjoa Andoh
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    The spectacular debut novel nominated for every major science fiction award in 2014, Ancillary Justice is the story of a warship trapped in a human body and her search for revenge. Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Nebula Award, the British Science Fiction Association Award, a James Tiptree Jr. honour and a Kitschie. Currently shortlisted for the Hugo Awards. They made me kill thousands, but I only have one target now.

    brandon says: "Great story once you get into it."
    2014 Hugo Award for Best Novel
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas Audiobook by John Scalzi Narrated by Wil Wheaton

    Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
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    Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

    Peter says: "Good book, but!"
    2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel
  • Among Others Audiobook by Jo Walton Narrated by Katherine Kellgren

    Among Others

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jo Walton
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
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    Startling, unusual, and yet irresistably readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and SF, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.

    Mari says: "Growing Up in a World of Sci Fi and Fantasy."
    2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel
  • Blackout Audiobook by Connie Willis Narrated by Connie Willis, Katherine Kellgren

    Blackout

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Connie Willis, Katherine Kellgren
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    In her first novel since 2002, Nebula and Hugo award-winning author Connie Willis returns with a stunning, enormously entertaining novel of time travel, war, and the deeds - great and small - of ordinary people who shape history. In the hands of this acclaimed storyteller, the past and future collideand the result is at once intriguing, elusive, and frightening.

    2011 Hugo Award for Best Novel
  • All Clear Audiobook by Connie Willis Narrated by Katherine Kellgren, Connie Willis

    All Clear

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren, Connie Willis
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    Three time-traveling historians are visiting World War II England: Michael Davies, intent on observing heroism during the Miracle of Dunkirk; Merope Ward, studying children evacuated from London; and Polly Churchill, posing as a shopgirl in the middle of the Blitz. But when the three become unexpectedly trapped in 1940, they struggle not only to find their way home but to survive as Hitler's bombers attempt to pummel London into submission.

    jpatrickp says: "Loved it"
    2011 Hugo Award for Best Novel
  • The City & The City Audiobook by China Mieville Narrated by John Lee

    The City & The City

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By China Mieville
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    New York Times best-selling author China Mieville delivers his most accomplished novel yet, an existential thriller set in a city unlike any other, real or imagined. When a murdered woman is found in the city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlof the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he investigates, the evidence points to conspiracies far stranger and more deadly than anything he could have imagined.

    emmoff says: "Not a mundane police procedural"
    2010 Hugo Award for Best Novel
  • The Windup Girl Audiobook by Paolo Bacigalupi Narrated by Jonathan Davis

    The Windup Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko...Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. One of the New People, Emiko is not human; instead, she is an engineered being, creche-grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman.

    says: "beautiful"
    2010 Hugo Award for Best Novel
  • The Graveyard Book Audiobook by Neil Gaiman Narrated by Neil Gaiman

    The Graveyard Book

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
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    When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family.

    KW says: "Fantastic"
    2009 Hugo Award for Best Novel
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