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Retro-Hugo Award Nominations for 1953 - wow



From the online SFWA update:

Also announced by Noreascon Four were nominations for the 1954
Retrospective Hugo Awards, for work done in 1954. These awards will
also be presented at the World Science Fiction Convention this
September. Nominations were in ten categories. (Three were dropped for
insufficient nominees: Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form, Best
Semi-Prozine, and Best Fan Artist.) The nominees were:

BEST NOVEL OF 1953
The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov (Galaxy, Oct.-Dec.)
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Ballantine)
Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke (Ballantine)
Mission of Gravity by Hal Clement (Astounding, Feb.-July)
More than Human by Theodore Sturgeon (Ballantine)

BEST NOVELLA OF 1953
"Un-Man" by Poul Anderson (Astounding, Jan.)
"A Case of Conscience" by James Blish (If, Sept.)
"The Rose" by Charles L. Harness (Authentic Science Fiction Monthly, March)
"Daughters of Earth" by Judith Merrill (The Petrified Planet, Twayne)
"...and my fear is great..." by Theodore Sturgeon (Beyond Fantasy
Fiction, July)

BEST NOVELETTE OF 1953
"Sam Hall" by Poul Anderson (Astounding, Aug.)
"The Adventure of the Misplaced Hound" by Poul Anderson & Gordon R.
Dickson (Universe, Dec.)
"Earthman, Come Home" by James Blish (Astounding, Nov.)
"The Wall Around the World" by Theodore Cogswell (Beyond Fantasy
Fiction, Sept.)
"Second Variety" by Philip K. Dick (Space Science Fiction, May)

BEST SHORT STORY OF 1953
"Star Light, Star Bright" by Alfred Bester (Fantasy & Science Fiction, July)
"It's a Good Life" by Jerome Bixby (Star Science Fiction Stories #2,
Ballantine)
"The Nine Billion Names of God" by Arthur C. Clarke (Star Science
Fiction Stories #1, Ballantine)
"Seventh Victim" by Robert Sheckley (Galaxy, April)
"A Saucer of Loneliness" by Theodore Sturgeon (Galaxy, Feb.)

BEST RELATED BOOK OF 1953
Conquest of the Moon by Wernher von Braun, Fred L. Whipple & Willy Ley
(Viking Press)
Modern Science Fiction: Its Making and Future by Reginald Bretnor
(Coward-McCann)
Science-Fiction Handbook by L. Sprague de Camp (Hermitage)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM, OF 1953
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (Mutual Pictures/Warner Brothers);
directed by Eugène Lourié; screenplay by Louis Morheim and Fred
Freiberger; based on the story by Ray Bradbury
Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 th Century (Warner Brothers); directed by
Chuck Jones; written by Michael Maltese
Invaders from Mars (National Pictures/20th Century Fox); directed by
William Cameron Menzies; screenplay by Richard Blake; story by John
Tucker Battle
It Came from Outer Space (Universal); directed by Jack Arnold;
screenplay by Harry Essex; story by Ray Bradbury
The War of the Worlds (Paramount Pictures); directed by Byron Haskin;
screenplay by Barré Lyndon; based on the novel by H.G. Wells

BEST PROFESSIONAL EDITOR OF 1953
Anthony Boucher
John W. Campbell, Jr.
H. L. Gold
Frederik Pohl
Donald A. Wollheim

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST OF 1953
Chesley Bonestell
Ed Emshwiller
Virgil Finlay
Frank Kelly Freas
Richard Powers

BEST FANZINE OF 1953
Hyphen, ed. Chuck Harris & Walt Willis
Quandry, ed. Lee Hoffman
Science Fiction Newsletter, ed. Bob Tucker
Sky Hook, ed. Redd Boggs
Slant, ed. Walter Willis; art editor James White

BEST FAN WRITER OF 1953
Redd Boggs
Lee Hoffman
Bob Tucker
James White
Walter A. Willis

Best,
Chris
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