Thursday, 4 March 2021

Screen adaptations of Hugo-shortlisted works

Movie and television adaptations of Hugo-winning and Hugo-shortlisted novels, novellas, novelettes & short stories

(Compiled by Olav Rokne - Corrections and additions welcomed.)


Thank you to David Shallcross, Stuart Hall, Bonnie McDaniel, Mark Wink, Greg Hullander, Scott Ellery, Bill, JJ, Cassy B, Rich Horton and Kevin Xu for pointing out omissions that have now been corrected. 


Year

Work

Author

Film Adaptation

1956 (Short story winner)

The Star

Arthur C. Clarke

The Star
(Episode of TV series The Twilight Zone 1985)


1959
(Shortlisted novel)

Who?

Algis Budrys

Who? (1974)

1959 (Shortlisted novel)

Immortality, Inc.

Robert Sheckley

Two: 

Immortality, Inc. (1969 episode of TV series "Out Of The Unknown") 


Freejack (1992)


1959 (Shortlisted Short Story)

Captivity

Zenna Henderson

The People (1972)
Shortlisted for Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo

 

1960 (Short Story winner)

Flowers For Algernon

Daniel Keyes

Five: The Two Worlds Of Charlie Gordon (1961 — shortlisted for the Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo), Charly (1967 — shortlisted for the Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo), Flowers For Algernon (2000), Les Fleur Pour Algernon (2006), Algernon ni Hanataba (2015)


1960 (Novel winner)

Starship Troopers

Robert A. Heinlein

Three: 

Starship Troopers (OVA) (1988)

Starship Troopers (1997) 

Shortlisted for Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo


Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles (TV Series 1999-2000)


1961 (Shortlisted novel)

The High Crusade

Poul Anderson

The High Crusade (1994) 


1963 (Novel winner)

The Man In The High Castle

Philip K. Dick

The Man In The High Castle

(TV Series 2015- present)


1964 (Shortlisted novel)

Cat’s Cradle

Kurt Vonnegut

Between Time and Timbuktu (1972) 


1966 (Novel winner)

Dune

Frank Herbert

Two: Dune (1984) 

Frank Herbert’s Dune (2000)

Both shortlisted for Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo


1968 (Shortlisted novella)

Damnation Alley

Roger Zelazny

Damnation Alley (1977)


1970 (Shortlisted novella)

A Boy And His Dog

Harlan Ellison

A Boy And His Dog (1976) Hugo-Winner Dramatic Presentation


1970 (Shortlisted novel)

Slaughterhouse Five

Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse Five (1972) Hugo-Winner Dramatic Presentation


1972 (Shortlisted novella)

Inconstant Moon

Larry Niven

Inconstant Moon (1996 episode of The Outer Limits)

1972 (Shortlisted novel)

The Lathe Of Heaven

Ursula K. Le Guin

Two: 

The Lathe Of Heaven (1980)

Shortlisted for Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo


The Lathe of Heaven (2002)


1972 (Novel winner)

To Your Scattered Bodies Go

Philip Jose Farmer

Riverworld (TV series 2003)

Riverworld (TV series 2010)


1974 (Shortlisted novella)

The Girl Who Was Plugged In

James Tiptree Jr.

The Girl Who Was Plugged In
(Episode of TV series Welcome To Paradox 1998) 


1977 (Novelette winner)

The Bicentennial Man

Isaac Asimov

The Bicentennial Man (1999)


1978 (Shortlisted novelette)

The Screwfly Solution

James Tiptree Jr.

The Screwfly Solution (2006)


1978 (Shortlisted short story)

Air Raid

John Varley

Millennium (1989)

1980 (Novella winner)

Enemy Mine

Barry B. Longyear

Enemy Mine (1985)

Shortlisted for Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo


1980 (Novelette winner)

The Sandkings

George R. R. Martin

The Sandkings
(Pilot episode of TV series The Outer Limits 1995)


1980
(Shortlisted novelette)

Options

John Varley

Options
(Episode of TV series Welcome To Paradox 1998)


1981 (Shortlisted novella)

The Brave Little Toaster

Thomas M. Disch

The Brave Little Toaster (1987)


1981 (Shortlisted novella) 

Nightflyers

George R. R. Martin

Nightflyers (1987)

Nightflyers (2018 TV Series) 


1982 (Shortlisted novel)

2010: Odyssey Two

Arthur C. Clarke

2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)

Hugo-Winner Dramatic Presentation


1982 (Shortlisted novella)

Blue Champagne

John Varley

Blue Champagne

(Episode of TV series Welcome To Paradox 1998)


1986 (Novelette winner)

Paladin of the Lost Hour

Harlan Ellison

Paladin Of The Lost Hour
(Episode of the Twilight Zone 1985) 


1986 (Novel winner)

Ender’s Game

Orson Scott Card

Ender’s Game (2013)


1986 (Shortlisted novel)

The Postman

David Brin

The Postman (1997)

1991 (Shortlisted novella)

Over The Long Haul

Martha Soukup

Override (TV episode 1994) 


1995 (Novelette winner)

The Martian Child

David Gerrold

The Martian Child (2007)


1996 (Novelette winner)

Think Like A Dinosaur

James Patrick Kelly

Think Like A Dinosaur
(Episode of TV series The Outer Limits 1995)


1999 (Shortlisted novella)

The Story Of Your Life

Ted Chiang

Arrival (2016)

Hugo-Winner Dramatic Presentation


2000 (Shortlisted novel)

Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban

J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Shortlisted for Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo


2001 (Novel winner)

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire

J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire (2005)

Shortlisted for Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo


2002 (Novel winner)

American Gods

Neil Gaiman

American Gods (TV series 2017 – present)


2003 (Novella winner)

 

Coraline

Neil Gaiman

Coraline (2009)

2004 (Shortlisted novella) 


Just Like The Ones We Used To Know

Connie Willis

Snow Wonder (2005) 

2005 (Novel winner)

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

Susanna Clarke

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell (TV series 2015)


2001, 2006 & 2012 (Shortlisted Novels)

A Storm Of Swords


A Feast For Crows


& A Dance With Dragons

George R. R. Martin

Game of Thrones (TV series 2011-present)


Episodes of the series were shortlisted for Best Dramatic Presentation Hugos in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017


2007 (Shortlisted short story)

How To Talk To Girls At Parties

Neil Gaiman

How To Talk To Girls At Parties (2017)


2010 (Novel winner)

The City & The City

China Mieville

The City & The City (TV series 2018)


2012 (Shortlisted novel)

2020 (Best Series Winner)

Leviathan Wakes / The Expanse    

James S.A. Corey

The Expanse (TV series 2015 – present)

Episode of the series won a Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation in 2017


2015 (Novel winner)

The Three-Body Problem

Liu Cixin

The Three-Body Problem (2016)


2015 (Shortlisted novel)

Skin Game

Jim Butcher

The Dresden Files (TV series 2007)


*Not a direct adaptation as TV series was based on novel series of which shortlisted work was the 15th in publication order.


Note: This list excludes Retro Hugo awards, as often those were awarded *after* the film adaptation was made, as well as all Graphic Novels and comic book adaptations.

4 comments:

  1. Excellent list, but have you omitted "Inconstant Moon" which won the short story Hugo in 1972, and was an episode of season 2 of The Outer Limits (1995-2002)?

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    1. !!! Thank you for bringing this to my attention !!!

      The reason it was omitted is that I was unaware of the episode. I'll add that to the list later today.

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  3. If you include Retro Hugo works, you open up a great raft of great material. A quick look yields:
    Novels:
    Asimov, Isaac - The Caves of Steel
    Bradbury, Ray - Fahrenheit 451
    Lewis, C. S. - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
    Macardle, Dorothy - The Uninvited
    Siodmak, Curt - Donovan's Brain
    White, T. H. - The Sword in the Stone

    Shorter Works:
    Asimov, Isaac - Foundation
    Bates, Harry - Farewell to the Master
    Bixby, Jerome - It's a Good Life
    Brown, Fredric - Arena
    Campbell, John W. - Who Goes There?
    de Saint-Exupéry, Antoine - The Little Prince
    Dick, Philip K. - Second Variety
    Knight, Damon - To Serve Man
    Kuttner & Moore - The Twonky
    Kuttner & Moore - Mimsy Were the Borogoves
    Norton, Mary - The Magic Bed-Knob
    Ortwell, George - Animal Farm
    Pearson (aka Donald A. Wollheim) - Mimic
    Sheckley, Robert - Seventh Victim
    Sturgeon, Theodore - Killdozer!

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