Hugo Award for Best Short Story

N.B. Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned.

The Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are awarded for science fiction and fantasy writing. The Hugo Awards are voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention and administered by the World Science Fiction Society.

The best short story award is "for science fiction or fantasy story of less than seven thousand five hundred (7,500) words". From 1960-1966 the award was for "short fiction".

Some of these will be published online. If there isn’t a link or you don't find it in our catalogue try searching for the title in your preferred search engine.

Note: It is possible for Hugo voters to vote "No Award" if they don't think that any of the nominees warrant an award. In years where "No Award" receives the most votes no award is given in that category.

See other Hugo Award category winners.

See more literary prize winners.

2019

2018

2017

2016

  • Asymmetrical Warfare” by S. R. Algernon (Nature, Mar 2015)
  • Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, January 2015) Winner
  • If You Were an Award, My Love” by Juan Tabo and S. Harris (voxday.blogspot.com, Jun 2015)
  • “Seven Kill Tiger” by Charles Shao (There Will Be War Volume X, Castalia House)
  • "Space Raptor Butt Invasion" by Chuck Tingle (Amazon Digital Services)

2015

  • No Award
  • “Totaled”, Kary English (Galaxy’s Edge Magazine, 07-2014)
  • “A Single Samurai”, Steven Diamond (The Baen Big Book of Monsters, Baen Books)
  • “Turncoat”, Steve Rzasa (Riding the Red Horse, Castalia House)
  • “On A Spiritual Plain”, Lou Antonelli (Sci Phi Journal #2, 11-2014)
  • “The Parliament of Beasts and Birds”, John C. Wright (The Book of Feasts & Seasons, Castalia House)

2014

2013

  • Mono no Aware, by Ken Liu in The Future is Japanese, VIZ Media LLC

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

  • Tk'tk'tk David D. Levine (Asimov’s March 2005)

2005

Cover of New Cthulhu2004

2003

2002

2001

Cover of Tales of Old Earth2000

1999

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

Cover of New skies1992

1991

1990

  • Boobs Suzy McKee Charnas

1989

1988

Cover of The collected stories of Greg Bear1987

1986

1985

Cover of Wastelands, stories of the apocalypse1984

1983

1982

1981

Cover of Dreamsongs1980

1979

1978

1977

1976

1975

1974

1973

1972

1971

1970

1969

1968

1967

1966

1965

Cover of Paingod and other delusions1964

1963

1962

1961

Cover of Flowers for Algernon1960

1959

1958

1956

1955

 

Print