SFF Book Awards

Below are links to the lists of books that have won various science fiction and fantasy awards for best novel. I only track novel winners at the moment; I don't read enough short fiction to have started tracking the winners of those awards. Listed with each award is the average rating I gave the books that won that award, where I've read them, and the number of books that have won that award that I've read.

Hugo 6.74 out of 10 (66 of 67 read)
Nebula 7.13 out of 10 (52 of 54 read)
World Fantasy 7.67 out of 10 (12 of 47 read)
Locus SF 7.09 out of 10 (47 of 49 read)
Locus Fantasy 7.50 out of 10 (18 of 39 read)
John W. Campbell 6.07 out of 10 (15 of 48 read)
Philip K. Dick 6.78 out of 10 (9 of 40 read)
James Tiptree, Jr. 7.25 out of 10 (16 of 37 read)
Mythopoeic 8.08 out of 10 (13 of 44 read)
Arthur C. Clarke 7.62 out of 10 (8 of 31 read)
British Fantasy 8.25 out of 10 (8 of 46 read)
British SF 7.00 out of 10 (18 of 47 read)
Aurora 6.89 out of 10 (9 of 32 read)
Sunburst 10.00 out of 10 (2 of 16 read)

Obviously, the average rating doesn't mean very much where I've only read a few books winning that award. Still, there are some interesting patterns; both the Nebula and the Locus reader poll results are more reliable indicators of a good book for me than the Hugos. All of the average ratings among awards where I've read a substantial number of books are very close together, though.

For some awards, I also track the shortlist for each award and keep statistics across all shortlisted books that I've read. Here are those statistics and links.

Hugo 6.79 out of 10 (177 of 318 read)
Nebula 7.14 out of 10 (130 of 330 read)
World Fantasy 8.08 out of 10 (36 of 230 read)
Arthur C. Clarke 7.09 out of 10 (47 of 194 read)

I also have a separate index of books that won multiple awards.

Last modified and spun 2017-10-01