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This list includes the 'best novel' category winners for the past 10 years. The Science Fiction Achievement Award, also known as the Hugo Award, is given annually by the World Science Fiction Society. The Nebula Awards are voted on and presented by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

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  Cover Art: Spin Wilson, Robert Charles
Spin
[Hugo Award 2006] After witnessing the onset of an astronomical event that has caused the sun to go black and the stars and moon to disappear, Tyler, Jason, and Diane learn that the darkness has been caused by a time-altering, alien-created artificial barrier and that the sun will be extinguished in less than forty years.
2005
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: All Clear Willis, Connie.
All Clear
[Hugo Award 2011, Nebula Award 2011] When three Oxford historians 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. Meanwhile, in 2060 Oxford, the historians' supervisor and seventeen-year-old Colin Templer are engaged in a frantic and seemingly impossible struggle to find them.
2010
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Blackout Willis, Connie
Blackout
[Hugo Award 2011, Nebula Award 2011] When a time-travel lab suddenly cancels assignments for no apparent reason and switches around everyone's schedules, time-traveling historians Michael, Merope, and Polly find themselves in World War II, facing air raids, blackouts, unexploded bombs, dive-bombing Stukas, rationing, shrapnel, V-1s, and two of the most incorrigible children in all of history--to say nothing of a growing feeling that not only their assignments but the war and history itself are spiraling out of control.
2010
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
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  Cover Art: Among Others Walton, Jo
Among Others
[Hugo Award 2012, Nebula Award 2012] Seeking refuge in fantasy novel worlds throughout a youth under the shadow of a dubiously sane half-brother who dabbled in magic, Mori Phelps is forced to confront her mother in a tragic battle and gains unwanted attention when she attempts to perform spells herself.
2011
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Rainbows End Vinge, Vernor
Rainbows End
[Hugo Award 2007] In a near-future western civilization that is threatened by corruptive practices within its technologically advanced information networks, a recovered Alzheimer's victim and his family are caught up in a dangerous maelstrom beyond their worst imaginings.
2006
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: Redshirts Scalzi, John
Redshirts
[Hugo Award 2013] Enjoying his assignment with the xenobiology lab on board the prestigious Intrepid, ensign Andrew Dahl worries about casualties suffered by low-ranking officers during away missions before making a shocking discovery about the starship's actual purpose.
2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: 2312 Robinson, Kim Stanley
2312
[Nebula Award 103] The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer humanity's only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system on moons, planets, and in between. But in this year, 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront its past, its present, and its future.
2012
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: The City & the City Mieville, China
The City & the City
[Hugo Award 2010] Inspector Tyador Borlu must travel to Ul Qoma to search for answers in the murder of a woman found in the city of Beszel.
2009
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Seeker McDevitt, Jack
Seeker
[Nebula Award 2007] Thousands of years after an entire colony mysteriously disappears, antiquities dealer Alex Benedict comes into possession of a cup that seems to be from the Seeker, one of the colony's ships. Investigating the provenance of the cup, Alex and his assistant Chase follow a deadly trail to the Seeker-strangely adrift in a system barren of habitable worlds. But their discovery raises more questions than it answers, drawing Alex and Chase into the very heart of danger.
2005
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Ancillary Justice Leckie, Ann
Ancillary Justice
[Nebula Award 2014] On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Breq is both more than she seems and less than she was. Years ago, she was the Justice of Toren --a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of corpse soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. An act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with only one fragile human body. And only one purpose--to revenge herself on Anaander Mianaai, many-bodied, near-immortal Lord of the Radch.
2013
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Powers Le Guin, Ursula K.
Powers
[Nebula Award 2009] When young Gavir's sister is brutally killed, he escapes from slavery and sets out to explore the world and his own psychic abilities.
2007
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: American Gods Gaiman, Neil
American Gods
Nebula Award Upon his release from prison, Shadow, learns that his beloved wife has been killed in an accident. Now a widower, Shadow accepts a job as a bodyguard for Mr. Wednesday, a trickster and a rogue. Shadow soon learns that his role in the man's schemes are far more dangerous and dark than he could have ever imagined, as he embarks on a dark and strange road trip and joins the battle between the gods of yore and the neoteric gods of present-day America.
2011
Adult Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: The Graveyard Book Gaiman, Neil
The Graveyard Book
[Hugo Award 2009] Raised since he was a baby by ghosts, werewolves, and other residents of the cemetery in which he has always resided, Bod wonders how he will manage to survive amongst the living with only the lessons he has learned from the dead.
2008
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Clarke, Susanna
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
[Hugo Award 2005] English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory. But at Hurtfew Abbey in Yorkshire, the rich, reclusive Mr Norrell has assembled a wonderful library of lost and forgotten books from England's magical past and regained some of the powers of England's magicians. He goes to London and raises a beautiful young woman from the dead. Soon he is lending his help to the government in the war against Napoleon Bonaparte, creating ghostly fleets of rain-ships to confuse and alarm the French. All goes well until a rival magician appears. Jonathan Strange is handsome, charming, and talkative-the very opposite of Mr Norrell. Strange thinks nothing of enduring the rigors of campaigning with Wellington's army and doing magic on battlefields. Astonished to find another practicing magician, Mr Norrell accepts Strange as a pupil. But it soon becomes clear that their ideas of what English magic ought to be are very different. For Mr Norrell, their power is something to be cautiously controlled, while Jonathan Strange will always be attracted to the wildest, most perilous forms of magic.
2004
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Yiddish Policemen's Union Chabon, Michael
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
[Hugo Award 2008, Nebula Award 2008] In a world in which Alaska, rather than Israel, has become the homeland for the Jews following World War II, Detective Meyer Landsman and his half-Tlingit partner Berko investigate the death of a heroin-addled chess prodigy.
2007
Adult Mystery Book
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  Cover Art: Paladin of Souls Bujold, Lois McMaster
Paladin of Souls
[Nebula Award 2005] Follow Lois McMaster Bujold, one of the most honored authors in the field of fantasy and science fiction, to a land threatened by treacherous war and beset by demons -- as a royal dowager, released from the curse of madness and manipulated by an untrustworthy god, is plunged into a desperate struggle to preserve the endangered souls of a realm.
2003
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Windup Girl Bacigalupi, Paolo
The Windup Girl
[Hugo Award 2010, Nebula Award 2010] What happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits? And what happens when this forces humanity to the cusp of post-human evolution? This is a tale of Bangkok struggling for survival in a post-oil era of rising sea levels and out-of-control mutation.
2009
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
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