Frequently Asked Question 20
 

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Who's won the most consecutive awards in fiction categories?

Compared to the previous list, there are far fewer consecutive winners in fiction categories. In 2007 Neil Gaiman tied for the record with Robert J. Sawyer, with 5 consecutive wins each.Considering 'major' awards only, no one has won in fiction categories consecutively more than twice; the Lord of the Rings screenwriters did win three Nebula in a row for best script.

5 Neil Gaiman : Locus Award, short story/short fiction 2003 to 2007
   Robert J. Sawyer : HOMer, novel/sf novel 1993 to 1997
4 Terry Dowling : Ditmar, australian short fiction 1985 to 1988
   Kristine Kathryn Rusch : Asimov's Reader Poll, novella 2008 to 2011
3 Philippa Boyens : Nebula, dramatic presentation/script 2003 to 2005
   Orson Scott Card : Locus Award, fantasy novel 1988 to 1990
   Kaja & Phil Foglio : Hugo, graphic story 2009 to 2011
   Phil Foglio : Hugo, graphic story 2009 to 2011
   Peter Jackson : Nebula, dramatic presentation/script 2003 to 2005
   Terry Pratchett : Geffen, fantasy book 2008 to 2010
   Jonathan Strahan : Aurealis, anthology 2009 to 2011
   Fran Walsh : Nebula, dramatic presentation/script 2003 to 2005
2 Duane Ackerson : Rhysling, short poem 1978 to 1979
   Poul Anderson : Nebula, novelette 1972 to 1973
   Clive Barker : British Fantasy Award, short fiction/short story 1985 to 1986
   Greg Bear : Endeavour, null 1999 to 2000
   Amy Bechtel : AnLab Poll, short story 1989 to 1990
   John Brunner : British SF Award, novel 1970 to 1971
   Edward Bryant : Nebula, short story 1979 to 1980
   Lois McMaster Bujold : Hugo, novel 1991 to 1992
   Lois McMaster Bujold : AnLab Poll, novella/novelette 1990 to 1991
   Ramsey Campbell : British Fantasy Award, August Derleth Award (novel) 1988 to 1989
   Orson Scott Card : Nebula, novel 1986 to 1987
   Orson Scott Card : Hugo, novel 1986 to 1987
   Orson Scott Card : Science Fiction Chronicle Reader Award, novel 1986 to 1987
   A. Bertram Chandler : Ditmar, australian long fiction/novel 1975 to 1976
   Ted Chiang : Hayakawa, foreign short story 2001 to 2002
   Suzanne Collins : Golden Duck, Hal Clement Award (young adult) 2009 to 2010
   Copper Pig Writers' Society : Aurora, other work in English 1990 to 1991
   Samuel R. Delany : Nebula, novel 1967 to 1968
   Cory Doctorow : Locus Award, novelette 2006 to 2007
   Terry Dowling : Ditmar, australian long fiction/novel 1991 to 1992
   Gardner Dozois : Nebula, short story 1984 to 1985
   Brendan Duffy : Aurealis, sf short story 2004 to 2005
   Greg Egan : Locus Award, novelette 1999 to 2000
   Harlan Ellison : Locus Award, short story/short fiction 1978 to 1979
   Harlan Ellison : Hugo, novelette 1974 to 1975
   Harlan Ellison : Locus Award, short story/short fiction 1973 to 1974
   Harlan Ellison : Hugo, short story 1968 to 1969
   Michael F. Flynn : Prometheus, novel 1991 to 1992
   Esther M. Friesner : Nebula, short story 1996 to 1997
   Neil Gaiman : Locus Award, short story/short fiction 2010 to 2011
   Neil Gaiman : British SF Award, short fiction/short story 2003 to 2004
   Neil Gaiman : Geffen, fantasy book 2003 to 2004
   Richard Harland : Aurealis, fantasy short story 2005 to 2006
   Nancy Holder : Stoker, short fiction/short story 1994 to 1995
   Kij Johnson : Nebula, short story 2010 to 2011
   Graham Joyce : British Fantasy Award, August Derleth Award (novel) 1996 to 1997
   Janet Kagan : Asimov's Reader Poll, novelette 1990 to 1991
   Ursula K. Le Guin : Endeavour, null 2001 to 2002
   Ursula K. Le Guin : Asimov's Reader Poll, novella 1995 to 1996
   Tim Lebbon : British Fantasy Award, short fiction/short story 2000 to 2001
   Tanith Lee : World Fantasy Award, short fiction/short story 1983 to 1984
   Fritz Leiber : Hugo, novella 1970 to 1971
   Barry B. Longyear : AnLab Poll, novella/novelette 2007 to 2008
   Juliet Marillier : Aurealis, fantasy novel 2006 to 2007
   George R. R. Martin : Ignotus, foreign short story 2004 to 2005
   George R. R. Martin : Ignotus, foreign novel 2003 to 2004
   Robert R. McCammon : Stoker, novel 1991 to 1992
   Sean McMullen : Ditmar, australian short fiction 1991 to 1992
   China Miéville : Locus Award, fantasy novel 2010 to 2011
   Michael Moorcock : British Fantasy Award, August Derleth Award (novel) 1975 to 1976
   Michael Moorcock : British Fantasy Award, August Derleth Award (novel) 1972 to 1973
   no award : Aurealis, young adult short story 2003 to 2004
   G. David Nordley : AnLab Poll, novella/novelette 1993 to 1994
   Frederik Pohl : Nebula, novel 1977 to 1978
   Terry Pratchett : Locus Award, young adult book 2004 to 2005
   Mike Resnick : Asimov's Reader Poll, short story 2001 to 2002
   Mike Resnick : HOMer, short story 2000 to 2001
   Mike Resnick : HOMer, novella 1995 to 1996
   Mike Resnick : Science Fiction Chronicle Reader Award, novella 1995 to 1996
   Mike Resnick : Science Fiction Chronicle Reader Award, novelette 1990 to 1991
   Kim Stanley Robinson : Ignotus, foreign novel 1997 to 1998
   Spider Robinson : Hugo, novella 1977 to 1978
   Jane Routley : Aurealis, fantasy novel 1999 to 2000
   Robert J. Sawyer : Aurora, long-form work in English 2010 to 2011
   Robert J. Sawyer : HOMer, short story 1996 to 1997
   Robert J. Sawyer : Aurora, long-form work in English 1996 to 1997
   Lucius Shepard : International Horror Guild Award, long fiction 2004 to 2005
   Lucius Shepard : Locus Award, novella 1989 to 1990
   Dan Simmons : Locus Award, horror/dark fantasy novel 1992 to 1993
   Dan Simmons : Locus Award, novelette 1991 to 1992
   Dan Simmons : Locus Award, novel/sf novel 1990 to 1991
   Michael Marshall Smith : British Fantasy Award, short fiction/short story 1991 to 1992
   Cat Sparks : Ditmar, australian short fiction 2010 to 2011
   Sean Stewart : Aurora, long-form work in English 1993 to 1994
   Peter Straub : Stoker, novel 2004 to 2005
   Michael Swanwick : Hugo, novelette 2003 to 2004
   Michael Swanwick : Asimov's Reader Poll, short story 1999 to 2000
   Michael Swanwick : Hugo, short story 1999 to 2000
   Steve Rasnic Tem : Stoker, long fiction/novella 2001 to 2002
   Kim Wilkins : Aurealis, horror novel 2001 to 2002
   Sean Williams : Ditmar, australian long fiction/novel 2005 to 2006
   Connie Willis : Ignotus, foreign short story 1999 to 2000
   Connie Willis : Locus Award, novella 1996 to 1997
   Connie Willis : Science Fiction Chronicle Reader Award, short story 1993 to 1994
   Connie Willis : Locus Award, short story/short fiction 1993 to 1994
   Connie Willis : Hugo, short story 1993 to 1994
   Laurel Winter : Asimov's Reader Poll, poem 1998 to 1999
   Laurel Winter : Rhysling, long poem 1998 to 1999
   Gene Wolfe : Science Fiction Chronicle Reader Award, novel 1982 to 1983
   Gene Wolfe : Locus Award, fantasy novel 1982 to 1983
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