1943 Retro-Hugo Awards Announced

The 2018 World Science Fiction Convention, Worldcon 76, announced the winners of the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards at a ceremony on the evening of Thursday, August 16, 2018. 703 valid ballots (688 electronic and 15 paper) were received and counted from the members of the 2018 World Science Fiction Convention.

BEST NOVEL

Beyond This Horizon, by Anson MacDonald (Robert A. Heinlein) (Astounding Science-Fiction, April & May 1942)

BEST NOVELLA

“Waldo,” by Anson MacDonald (Robert A. Heinlein) (Astounding Science-Fiction, August 1942)

BEST NOVELETTE

“Foundation,” by Isaac Asimov (Astounding Science-Fiction, May 1942)

BEST SHORT STORY

“The Twonky,” by C.L. Moore and Henry Kuttner (Astounding Science-Fiction, September 1942)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM

Bambi, written by Perce Pearce, Larry Morey, et al., directed by David D. Hand et al. (Walt Disney Productions)

BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM

John W. Campbell

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

Virgil Finlay

BEST FANZINE

Le Zombie, edited by Arthur Wilson “Bob” Tucker

BEST FAN WRITER

Forrest J Ackerman

The 1943 Hugo Award winners were announced at a ceremony held at Worldcon 76 on Thursday August 16th, 2018 in San Jose, California. See also the announcement on the Worldcon 76 web site and breakdown of detailed results including subsequent placements.

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6 Responses to 1943 Retro-Hugo Awards Announced

  1. Sam L. says:

    Finley was good, but Kelly Freas was GREAT. Humorous, too.

  2. Curt Phillips says:

    In the results breakdown under”Best Fanzine”, “Zombie” should be “Le Zombie”.

  3. JoelZakem says:

    Sam L-Since Freas first published work was in 1950, he would have not been eligible for the 1943 award. And, no offense to you but as a general observation, I think this is the major fallacy of the Retro Hugos, especially in the fan categories. People who have not gone back and looked at who was actually doing outstanding work in the year in question (in this case, 1943), tend to just vote on the names they know, many times because they are also pros, from their more recent work.

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  5. Torsten Adair says:

    So… does this count as Isaac Asimov’s first Hugo Award?

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