1954 Retro-Hugo Awards

1954 Retro Hugo Award Trophy Presented at: Noreascon 4, Boston, Massachusetts, September 2-6, 2004

Hosts: Bob Eggleton, Peter Weston

Base design: Patrick J. O’Connor

Awards Administration: Deb Geisler, Rick Katze & Mark Olson

Best Novel

  • Fahrenheit 451 (alt: The Fireman) by Ray Bradbury [Ballantine, 1953]
  • Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke [Ballantine, 1953]
  • Mission of Gravity by Hal Clement [Astounding Apr,May,Jun,Jul 1953]
  • The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov [Galaxy Oct,Nov,Dec 1953]
  • More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon [Farrar, Straus & Grioux, 1953; Ballantine, 1953]

Best Novella

  • “A Case of Conscience” by James Blish [If Sep 1953]
  • “Three Hearts and Three Lions” by Poul Anderson [F&SF Sep,Oct 1953]
  • “…And My Fear Is Great…” by Theodore Sturgeon [Beyond Fantasy Fiction Jul 1953]
  • “Un-Man” by Poul Anderson [Astounding Jan 1953]
  • “The Rose” by Charles L. Harness [Authentic SF Monthly Mar 1953]

Best Novelette

  • “Earthman, Come Home” by James Blish [Astounding Nov 1953]
  • “Second Variety” by Philip K. Dick [Space Science Fiction May 1953]
  • “The Adventure of the Misplaced Hound” by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson [Universe Dec 1953]
  • “Sam Hall” by Poul Anderson [Astounding Aug 1953]
  • “The Wall Around the World” by Theodore R. Cogswell [Beyond Fantasy Fiction Sep 1953]

Best Short Story

  • “The Nine Billion Names of God” by Arthur C. Clarke [Star Science Fiction Stories (Ballantine), 1953]
  • “It’s a Good Life” by Jerome Bixby [Star Science Fiction Stories #2 (Ballantine), 1953]
  • “Star Light, Star Bright” by Alfred Bester [F&SF Jul 1953]
  • “A Saucer of Loneliness” by Theodore Sturgeon [Galaxy Feb 1953]
  • “Seventh Victim” by Robert Sheckley [Galaxy Apr 1953]

Best Related Book

  • Conquest of the Moon by Wernher von Braun, Fred L. Whipple and Willy Ley [Viking Press, 1953]
  • Science-Fiction Handbook by L. Sprague de Camp [Hermitage, 1953]
  • Modern Science Fiction: Its Meaning and ItsFuture by Reginald Bretnor [Coward-McCann, 1953]

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

  • Insufficient Nominations – not on the ballot

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

  • The War of the Worlds (1953) [Paramount] Directed by Byron Haskin; Screenplay by Barré Lyndon; based on the novel by H. G. Wells
  • “Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century” (1953) [Warner Brothers] Directed by Chuck Jones; Written by Michael Maltese
  • It Came from Outer Space (1953) [Universal] Directed by Jack Arnold; Screenplay by Harry Essex; Story by Ray Bradbury
  • The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) [Mutual Pictures/Warner Brothers] Directed by Eugène Lourié; Screenplay by Fred Freiberger, Eugène Lourié, Louis Morheim and Robert Smith; based on the story by Ray Bradbury
  • Invaders from Mars (1953) [National Pictures/20th Century Fox] Directed by William Cameron Menzies; Screenplay by Richard Blake; Story by John Tucker Battle

Best Professional Editor

  • John W. Campbell, Jr.
  • Frederik Pohl
  • Donald A. Wollheim
  • Anthony Boucher
  • H. L. Gold

Best Professional Artist

  • Chesley Bonestell
  • Frank Kelly Freas
  • Virgil Finlay
  • Ed Emshwiller
  • Richard Powers

Best Semi-Prozine

  • Insufficient Nominations – not on the ballot

Best Fanzine

  • Slant ed. by Walter Willis and art editor James White
  • Science Fiction Newsletter ed. by Bob Tucker (aka: Wilson Tucker)
  • Quandry ed. by Lee Hoffman
  • Hyphen ed. by Chuck Harris and Walt Willis
  • Sky Hook ed. by Redd Boggs

Best Fan Writer

  • Bob Tucker (aka: Wilson Tucker)
  • Walter A. Willis
  • James White
  • Lee Hoffman
  • Redd Boggs

Best Fan Artist

  • Insufficient Nominations – not on the ballot

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