14 SF/F authors with the Highest Hugo and Nebula Novel Wins
John at SF Signal did a great post on “16 SF/F Authors with The Highest Number of Hugo and Nebula Award Wins“. John is reading, reviewing and generally fanboy-ing short story collections (way to go John).
But I’m a novel reader (and sometime writer). So in the interest of stealing John’s excellent idea, I added a comment to his blog with what I calculated as the list of authors with the highest number of Hugo and Nebula Novel Wins. There are many with two wins, but the majority of these were for the Hugo and Nebula for the same book, so I stopped at three total. Let me know if you see any mistakes.
It’s interesting to me the contrasts with John’s list at SF Signal. Heinlein was noticeably absent from the total list (which includes short stories, etc.), as was Orson Scott Card. Interestingly enough, I’m currently reading Connie Willis’ To Say Nothing of the Dog. Several of these books I read many years ago, and an equal number (including Vernor Vinge’s) are on my reading stack.
1. Lois McMaster Bujold 6 (4H,2N)
- 1989 – Falling Free (N)
- 1991 – The Vor Game (H)
- 1992 – Barrayar (H)
- 1995 – Mirror Dance (H)
- 2004 – Paladin of Souls (H,N)
2.Robert Heinlein 5 (5H)
- 1951 – Farmer in the Sky (H)
- 1956 – Double Star (H)
- 1960 – Starship Troopers (H)
- 1962 – Stranger in a Strange Land (H)
- 1967 – The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (H)
2. Joe Haldeman 5 (2H, 3N)
- 1976 – The Forever War (H,N)
- 1998 – Forever Peace (H,N)
- 2005 – Camouflage (N)
2. Ursula K. LeGuin 5 (2H, 3N)
- 1970 – The Left Hand of Darkness (H,N)
- 1975 – The Dispossessed (H,N)
- 1990- Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea (N)
5. Arthur C. Clarke 4 (2H, 2N)
- 1974 – Rendevous with Rama (H,N)
- 1980 – The Fountains of Paradise (H,N)
5. Greg Bear 4 (1H, 3N)
- 1989 – Tangents (H,N)
- 1994 – Moving Mars (N)
- 2000 – Darwin’s Radio (N)
5. Isaac Asimov 4 (3H, 1N)
- 1946 – The Mule (republished as Part II of Foundation & Empire) (H)
- 1973 – The Gods Themselves (H,N)
- 1983 – Foundation’s Edge (H)
5. Orson Scott Card 4 (2H, 2N)
- 1986 – Ender’s Game (H,N)
- 1987 – Speaker for the Dead (H,N)
9. Connie Willis 3 (2H, 1N)
- 1994 – Doomsday Book (H,N)
- 1997 – To Say Nothing of the Dog (H)
9. David Brin 3 (2H, 1N)
- 1984 – Startide Rising (H,N)
- 1989 – The Uplift War (H)
9. Kim Stanley Robinson 3 (2H, 1N)
- 1993 – Red Mars (N)
- 1994 – Green Mars (H)
- 1997 – Blue Mars (H)
9. Roger Zelazny 3 (3H)
- 1966 – And Call Me Conrad / This Immortal (H)
- 1968 – Lord of Light (H)
- 1989 – Permafrost (H)
9. Vernor Vinge 3 (3H)
- 1993 – A Fire Upon the Deep (H)
- 2000 – A Deepness in the Sky (H)
- 2007 – Rainbow’s End (H)
9. Vonda N. McIntyre 3 (1H, 2N)
- 1979 – Dreamsnake (H,N)
- 1997 – The Moon and the Sun (N)
Heinlein might have done better had the Nebula been around before 1965.
Retro Hugos should not count.
Interesting point about the Retro Hugos. Three were awarded: Asimov (1946/1996) for The Mule; Heinlein (1951/2001) for Farmer in the Sky, and Bradbury (1954/2004) for Farenheit 451. If you remove those from the list above, it puts Heinlein into the group with 4 total (tied for what would then be 4th place) and Asimov into the group with 3 total (tied for what would then be 8th place).
I just got done finishing the Foundation trilogy and I certainly think it deserves being counted despite its ‘retro’ status.
Carl, I certainly agree. I enjoyed the entire foundation + robots grouping of stories. Wiki has a suggested reading order and includes in their list Asimov’s own suggested order.