1956 Hugo Awards

1956 Hugo Award Trophy Presented at: NyCon II, New York, August 31 – September 3, 1956

Toastmaster: Robert Bloch

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Awards Administration:



Best Novel

  • Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein [Astounding Feb,Mar,Apr 1956]

Best Novelette

  • “Exploration Team” (alt: “Combat Team”) by Murray Leinster [Astounding Mar 1956]

Best Short Story

  • “The Star” by Arthur C. Clarke [Infinity Nov 1955]

Best Professional Magazine

  • Astounding Science Fiction ed. by John W. Campbell, Jr.

Best Professional Artist

  • Frank Kelly Freas

Best Fanzine

  • Inside ed. by Ron Smith
  • Science Fiction Advertiser ed. by Ron Smith

Best Feature Writer

  • Willy Ley

Best Book Reviewer

  • Damon Knight

Most Promising New Author

  • Robert Silverberg

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