1939 Retro-Hugo Awards Announced

The 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, Loncon 3, announced the winners of the 1939 Retrospective Hugo Awards at a ceremony on the evening of Thursday, August 14, 2014. 1,307 valid ballots were received and counted in the final ballot.

BEST NOVEL

The Sword in the Stone, T. H. White (Collins)

BEST NOVELLA

“Who Goes There?”, Don A Stuart [John W. Campbell] (Astounding Science-Fiction, August 1938)

BEST NOVELETTE

“Rule 18”, Clifford D. Simak (Astounding Science-Fiction, July 1938)

BEST SHORT STORY

“How We Went to Mars”, Arthur C. Clarke (Amateur Science Stories, March 1938)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM

The War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells. Written by Howard Koch & Anne Froelick; Directed by Orson Welles (The Mercury Theater of the Air, CBS)

BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM

John W. Campbell

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

Virgil Finlay

BEST FANZINE

Imagination! edited by Forrest J Ackerman, Morojo, and T. Bruce Yerke

BEST FAN WRITER

Ray Bradbury

The 1939 Retrospective Hugo Award winners were announced on Thursday evening, August 14, 2014, at the at the ExCel Convention Center in London, England. The ceremony was hosted by Mary Robinette Kowal and Rob Shearman.

The 1939 Retro-Hugo trophy base was designed by Marina Gélineau.

See the Final Ballot Details for a full breakdown of votes, subsequent placements, and nomination counts.

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3 Responses to 1939 Retro-Hugo Awards Announced

  1. Rich Lynch says:

    I find it ironic that a “Best Fanzine” Hugo for 1939 now exists, given that the term ‘fanzine’ wasn’t invented until some time in 1940. Perhaps Kevin can make this point at the Business Meeting.

    • Kevin says:

      With the agenda as long as it is, I don’t plan on bringing up any issues that haven’t already been raised for discussion, nor would I expect the meeting to tolerate additional digressions. Anyone who wants to bring up new issues has a Worldcon next year to which they can propose them.

  2. Rich Lynch says:

    Ah. Never mind.

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