The Hugo Awards are a set of awards given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year.
The awards are named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine ‘Amazing Stories’.
Nominations for the Best Novel of 2013 are:
2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson
Blackout by Mira Grant
Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold
Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed