[PW] 1941/2016 Retro Hugo Awards: winners

Todd Mason foxbrick at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 19 16:49:00 PDT 2016


1941 Retro-Hugo Awards Announced--the first in each category is the winner.
http://www.thehugoawards.org/hugo-history/1941-retro-hugo-awards/

The 74th World Science Fiction Convention, MidAmeriCon II, announced the winners of the 1941 Retrospective Hugo Awards at a ceremony on the evening of Thursday, August 18, 2016. 869 valid ballots were received and counted in the final ballot.


Best Novel (352 nominating ballots)

Slan by A.E. Van Vogt (Astounding Science‐Fiction, Dec 1940)
Gray Lensman by E.E. “Doc” Smith (Astounding Science‐Fiction, Jan 1940)
The Ill‐Made Knight by T.H. White (Collins)
Kallocain by Karin Boye (Bonnier)
The Reign of Wizardry by Jack Williamson (Unknown, Mar 1940)


Best Novella (318 nominating ballots)

“If This Goes On…” by Robert A. Heinlein (Astounding Science‐Fiction, Feb 1940)
“Coventry” by Robert A. Heinlein (Astounding Science‐Fiction, July 1940)
“Magic, Inc.” by Robert A. Heinlein (Unknown, Sept 1940)
“The Mathematics of Magic” by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt (Unknown, Aug 1940)
“The Roaring Trumpet” by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt (Unknown, May 1940)


Best Novelette (310 nominating ballots)

“The Roads Must Roll” by Robert A. Heinlein (Astounding Science‐Fiction, June 1940)
“Blowups Happen” by Robert A. Heinlein (Astounding Science‐Fiction, Sept 1940)
“Darker Than You Think” by Jack Williamson (Unknown, Dec 1940)
“Farewell to the Master” by Harry Bates (Astounding Science‐Fiction, Oct 1940)
“It” by Theodore Sturgeon (Unknown, Aug 1940)
“Vault of the Beast” by A.E. Van Vogt (Astounding Science‐Fiction, August 1940)
Note: “Darker Than You Think” was mistakenly categorized as a novelette and initially announced as a finalist, but later disqualified. The story is a novella, but did not receive sufficient nominations to be a finalist in that category.

Best Short Story (324 nominating ballots)

“Robbie” by Isaac Asimov (Super Science Stories, Sept 1940)
“Martian Quest” by Leigh Brackett (Astounding Science‐Fiction, Feb 1940)
“Requiem” by Robert A. Heinlein (Astounding Science‐Fiction, Jan 1940)
“The Stellar Legion” by Leigh Brackett (Planet Stories, Winter 1940)
“Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius” by Jorge Luis Borges (Sur, 1940)


Best Related Work
Category dropped


Best Graphic Story (92 nominating ballots)

Batman #1 (Detective Comics, Spring 1940)
Captain Marvel: “Introducing Captain Marvel” by Bill Parker and C. C. Beck (Whiz Comics #2, Feb 1940)
Flash Gordon: “The Ice Kingdom of Mongo” by Alex Raymond and Don Moore (King Features Syndicate, Apr 1940)
The Origin of the Spirit by Will Eisner (Register and Tribune Syndicate, June 1940)
The Spectre: “The Spectre”/”The Spectre Strikes!” by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Baily (More Fun Comics #52/53, Feb/Mar 1940)


Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form (250 nominating ballots)

Fantasia written by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer, directed by Samuel Armstrong et al. (Walt Disney Productions, RKO Radio Pictures)
Dr. Cyclops written by Tom Kilpatrick, directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack (Paramount Pictures)
Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe written by George H. Plympton, Basil Dickey, and Barry Shipman, directed by Ford Beebe and Ray Taylor (Universal Pictures)
One Million B.C. written by Mickell Novack, George Baker, and Joseph Frickert, directed by Hal Roach and Hal Roach, Jr. (United Artists)
The Thief of Bagdad written by Lajos Bíró and Miles Malleson, directed by Michael Powell, Ludwig Berger, and Tim Whelan (London Films, United Artists)


Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form (123 nominating ballots) [less than 90"]

Pinocchio written by Ted Sears et al., directed by Ben Sharpsteen and Hamilton Luske (Walt Disney Productions, RKO Radio Pictures)
The Adventures of Superman: “The Baby from Krypton” written by George Ludlam, produced by Frank Chase (WOR)
The Invisible Man Returns written by Joe May, Kurt Siodmak, and Lester Cole, directed by Joe May (Universal Pictures)
Looney Tunes: “You Ought to Be in Pictures” written by Jack Miller, directed by Friz Freleng (Warner Bros.)
Merrie Melodies: “A Wild Hare” written by Rich Hogan, directed by Tex Avery (Warner Bros.)


Best Editor, Short Form (183 nominating ballots)

John W. Campbell, ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION, UNKNOWN FANTASY FICTION magazines
Dorothy McIlwraith, WEIRD TALES, SHORT STORIES
Raymond A. Palmer, AMAZING STORIES, FANTASTIC ADVENTURES
Frederik Pohl, ASTONISHING STORIES, SUPER SCIENCE STORIES
Mort Weisinger, STRANGE STORIES, STARTLING STORIES, THRILLING WONDER STORIES (and on to DC Comics)


Best Editor, Long Form
Category dropped


Best Professional Artist (117 nominating ballots)

Virgil Finlay
Hannes Bok
Margaret Brundage
Edd Cartier
Frank R. Paul
Hubert Rogers
Note: Category had 6 finalists due to a tie for 5th place.

Best Semiprozine
Category dropped


Best Fanzine (63 nominating ballots)

Futuria Fantasia by Ray Bradbury
Le Zombie by Arthur Wilson “Bob” Tucker
Novacious by Forrest J Ackerman and Morojo
Spaceways by Harry Warner, Jr.
Voice of the Imagi‐Nation by Forrest J Ackerman and Morojo


Best Fancast
Category dropped


Best Fan Writer (70 nominating ballots)

Ray Bradbury
Forrest J Ackerman
H. P. Lovecraft
Bob Tucker
Harry Warner


Best Fan Artist
Category dropped


Per WSFS rules, the categories for the Retro-Hugo Awards must be the same categories as used for the current year’s Hugo Awards. It is likely that there are some categories that had few or no eligible works published in 1940. Categories that received insufficient nominations have been dropped from the final ballot.

See Hugo Award Categories for a more detailed discussion of the categories. The technical definitions of the categories are in the current version of the WSFS Constitution, and those technical definitions take priority in case of any ambiguity. Decisions regarding eligibility are made by the current year’s Hugo Administration Subcommittee, whose decisions are final in all cases.


--utterly unsurprising results. I didn't join the convention, but if I had, I might've voted for Finlay for artist...but probably for Bok.

Todd Mason
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