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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
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. [Hugo Award]
2005
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
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  Cover Art: Blackout Willis, Connie
Blackout
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. [Hugo Award] [Nebula Award]
2010
Adult SciFi Fantasy
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  Cover Art: Among Others Walton, Jo
Among Others
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. [Hugo Award] [Nebula Award]
2011
Adult SciFi Fantasy
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Rainbows End Vinge, Vernor
Rainbows End
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. [Hugo Award]
2006
Adult SciFi Fantasy
  Cover Art: 2312 Robinson, Kim Stanley
2312
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. [Nebula Award]
2012
Adult SciFi Fantasy
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  Cover Art: The Speed of Dark Moon, Elizabeth
The Speed of Dark
[Lou's new boss has] heard of a brand-new experimental treatment to "cure" autism. And now the company wants Lou and his friends to take the treatment. Outside of work, Lou studies fencing with "normal" people, has a growing crush on a "normal" woman, and finds himself being stalked by someone who seems increasingly prone to violence. Should Lou take the cure? Will it change who he is? Or will he be someone new? What does it mean to be "normal, " and does anyone have the right to play god with people? The story follows Lou's inner and outer lives as he moves closer and closer to making a decision -- a decision that will certainly change his life forever.[Nebula Award]
2003
Adult SciFi Fantasy
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  Cover Art: The City & the City Mieville, China
The City & the City
Inspector Tyador Borlu must travel to Ul Qoma to search for answers in the murder of a woman found in the city of Beszel. [Hugo Award]
2009
Adult SciFi Fantasy
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Seeker McDevitt, Jack
Seeker
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. [Nebula Award]
2005
Adult SciFi Fantasy
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Powers Le Guin, Ursula K.
Powers
When young Gavir's sister is brutally killed, he escapes from slavery and sets out to explore the world and his own psychic abilities. [Nebula Award]
2007
Teen Fiction
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  Cover Art: Camouflage Haldeman, Joe W.
Camouflage
Blend of scientific fact and far-seeing fiction in an undersea mystery-from outer space. An unidentified artifact, found seven miles below the surface of the sea, stumps the scientists examining it. But it calls out to the two immortal creatures who have wandered the Earth for centuries. Two creatures who have never crossed paths-until now. [Nebula Award]
2004
Adult SciFi Fantasy
Other formats available
  Cover Art: American Gods Gaiman, Neil
American Gods
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. [Nebula Award]
2011
Adult SciFi Fantasy
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  Cover Art: The Graveyard Book Gaiman, Neil
The Graveyard Book
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. [Hugo Award]
2008
Children's Fiction
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Clarke, Susanna
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
All is going well for rich, reclusive Mr Norell, who has regained some of the power of England's magicians from the past, until a rival magician, Jonathan Strange, appears and becomes Mr Norrell's pupil, in a witty fantasy set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century England. [Hugo Award]
2004
Adult SciFi Fantasy
Other formats available
  Cover Art: The Yiddish Policemen's Union Chabon, Michael
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
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. [Hugo Award] [Nebula Award]
2007
Adult Mystery
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Paladin of Souls Bujold, Lois McMaster
Paladin of Souls
Ista dy Baocia, the Dowager Royina of Chalion, struggles with painful memories and undertakes a pilgrimage to make a personal atonement to the gods, a quest that is threatened by an evil force. [Hugo Award] [Nebula Award]
2003
Adult SciFi Fantasy
Other formats available
  Cover Art: The Windup Girl Bacigalupi, Paolo
The Windup Girl
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. [Hugo Award] [Nebula Award]
2009
Adult SciFi Fantasy
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