Annal: 1991 Hugo Award for Novel

Results of the Hugo Award in the year 1991.

Book:The Vor Game

The Vor Game

Lois McMaster Bujold

Miles Vorkosigan graduates from the Barrayaran Military Academy with high expectations of ship command, but is disappointed with an assignment as meteorologist to Lazkowski Base, an arctic training camp. His tenure in the windy, snow-covered north is cut short when Miles narrowly averts a massacre between the trigger-happy base commander and mutinous recruits. After a brief stay under ‘house arrest’, Miles is re-assigned to investigate a suspicious military build-up near a wormhole nexus. Reviving his undercover persona as mercenary Admiral Miles Naismith, his routine information-gathering duty expands to a rescue mission when the Emperor of Barrayar disappears during a political conference on a nearby space station. Miles must use his considerable negotiating skills to avoid a showdown between competing powers for control of the wormhole, find the Emperor … and watch his back for the arctic base commander seeking bloody vengeance. HOMer Award Nominee, Hugo Award Winner, Locus Poll Award Nominee, Seiun Award Nominee, SF Chronicle Poll Nominee

Book:Earth (David Brin)

Earth

David Brin

The long-awaited new novel by the award-winning, bestselling author of Startide Rising and The Uplift War—an epic novel set fifty years from tomorrow, a carefully-reasoned, scientifically faithful tale of the fate of our world. “One hell of a novel … has what sci-fi readers want these days; intelligence, action, and an epic scale”.—Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. Line drawings.

Book:The Fall of Hyperion

The Fall of Hyperion: Book 2 of Hyperion Cantos

Dan Simmons

In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention. On the world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing—nothing anywhere in the universe—will ever be the same.

Book:Queen of Angels

Queen of Angels

Greg Bear

In a society enjoying peace, prosperity and technologically engineered mental health, Emanuel Goldsmith, a famous poet, commits gruesome murder. Three people investigate the crime—one a therapist who will enter Goldsmith’s mind to search for answers. A mesmerizing work set in a tomorrow that is less than a century away.

Book:The Quiet Pools

The Quiet Pools

Michael P. Kube-McDowell

It is humanity’s most ambitious endeavor-and its most controversial: the Diaspora Project. A city-sized starship that will carry ten thousand men and women, chosen among Earth’s billions, to a new life beyond our solar system. For those who are to go, the cost is their families, their loved ones, and the lives they have known. For those who are left behind, there is disappointment, despair, and anger. And for the Homeworld movement, led by the enigmatic Jeremiah, the Project is an abomination that must be stopped at any cost. The theft of Earth’s best and brightest children? Or the ultimate destiny of the human race?

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