1983 Best Novel Hugo

The 1983 Best Novel Hugo was presented September 4 at Constellation.

  1. Foundation's Edge by Isaac Asimov (Doubleday, 1982)
  2. The Pride of Chanur by C. J. Cherryh (DAW, 1982)
  3. 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke (Ballantine Del Rey, 1982)
  4. Friday by Robert A. Heinlein (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1982)
  5. Courtship Rite by Donald Kingsbury (Timescape, 1982)
  6. The Sword of the Lictor by Gene Wolfe (Timescape, 1982)

See also: Hugo Awards, 1983 Hugo Results, 1982 Best Novel Hugo, 1984 Best Novel Hugo.

There was an attempt by Bjoand John Trimble to get L. Ron Hubbard's Battlefield Earth onto the ballot, but it failed narrowly. In the Strange Bedfellows department, Charles Platt also campaigned for Battlefield Earth — but because he hoped that it would win and thus discredit the Hugos!