1962 Hugo Awards

1962 Hugo Award Trophy Presented at: Chicon III, Chicago, August 31 – September 3, 1962

Toastmaster: Wilson Tucker

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Best Novel

  • Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein [Putnam, 1961]
  • Dark Universe by Daniel F. Galouye [Bantam, 1961]
  • Sense of Obligation (alt: Planet of the Damned) by Harry Harrison [Analog Sep,Oct,Nov 1961]
  • The Fisherman (alt: Time Is the Simplest Thing) by Clifford D. Simak [Analog Apr,May,Jun,Jul 1961]
  • Second Ending by James White [Fantastic Jun,Jul 1961]

Short Fiction

  • the “Hothouse” series by Brian W. Aldiss [F&SF Feb,Apr,Jul,Sep,Dec 1961]
  • “Monument” by Lloyd Biggle, Jr. [Analog Jun 1961]
  • “Scylla’s Daughter” by Fritz Leiber [Fantastic May 1961]
  • “Status Quo” by Mack Reynolds [Analog Aug 1961]
  • “Lion Loose” by James H. Schmitz [Analog Oct 1961]

Best Dramatic Presentation

  • The Twilight Zone (TV series) by Rod Serling [CBS]
  • Village of the Damned (1960) [MGM] Directed by Wolf Rilla; Written by Stirling Silliphant and Wolf Rilla and Ronald Kinnoch
  • The Fabulous World of Jules Verne (1961) [Warner Brothers] Directed by Karel Zeman; Screenplay by Frantisek Hrubin and Karel Zeman; based on the novel Face au Drapeau by Jules Verne
  • The Two Worlds of Charlie Gordon (U. S. Steel Hour #8.13) [CBS, 1961] Teleplay by Jame Yaffe; based on the short story “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes
  • Thriller (TV Series) [NBC, 1961]

Best Professional Magazine

  • Analog Science Fiction and Fact ed. by John W. Campbell, Jr.
  • Galaxy ed. by H. L. Gold
  • Amazing Science Fiction Stories ed. by Cele Goldsmith
  • The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction ed. by Robert P. Mills and Avram Davidson
  • Science Fantasy

Best Professional Artist

  • Ed Emshwiller
  • Virgil Finlay
  • Mel Hunter
  • John Schoenherr
  • Alex Schomburg

Best Fanzine

  • Warhoon ed. by Richard Bergeron
  • Cry ed. by F. M. Busby, Elinor Busby and Wally Weber
  • Yandro ed. by Robert Coulson and Juanita Coulson
  • Amra ed. by George H. Scithers
  • Axe ed. by Larry Shaw and Noreen Shaw

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