Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

The least-well-known Hugo-winning novel

by Rob - May 28th, 2008.
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As a best-novel Hugo Award-winner myself (not to mention a current nominee in that category), I like to think that winning SF’s big one ensures immortality for the book.

But one book is sometimes called the “lost” Hugo winner, because it’s rarely been in print since its win: They’d Rather Be Right by Mark Clifton and Frank Riley took the second-ever best-novel Hugo Award in 1955 (following Alfred Bester’s The Demolished Man and preceding Robert A. Heinlein’s Double Star).

But now the good folks at have made They’d Rather Be Right as an ebook, in all standard formats (what they call Multiformat, with no DRM). You can get it here.

(I know ebooks don’t really have covers, but I will point out that in their mocked-up cover art for this book, they left co-author Frank Riley’s name off … making him, sadly, the forgotten author of the forgotten Hugo winner …)

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

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