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List of joint winners of the Hugo and Nebula awards. This is a list of the works that have won both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award, awarded annually to works of science fiction literature.
The Hugo Awards are voted on by science-fiction fans (at the World Science Fiction Convention); the Nebula Awards are given by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). The categories are defined by number of words, as follows: Novel: >39,999 wordsNovella: 17,500 --- 39,999 wordsNovelette: 7,500 --- 17,499 wordsShort story: < 7,500 words Novel Novella Novelette Short Story Dramatic Presentation, Long Form Multiple Categories Note In 1960, Daniel Keyes won a Hugo for his short story Flowers for Algernon; he then expanded it into a novel, which was awarded the Nebula for Best Novel in 1966.