1972 Hugo Awards

1972 Hugo Award Trophy Presented at: L.A.Con I, Los Angeles, September 1-4, 1972

Toastmaster: Robert Bloch

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Best Novel

  • To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip José Farmer [Putnam, 1971]
  • The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin [Amazing Mar,May 1971; Scribner's, 1971]
  • Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey [Ballantine, 1971]
  • Jack of Shadows by Roger Zelazny [F&SF Jul,Aug 1971; Walker, 1971]
  • A Time of Changes by Robert Silverberg [Galaxy Mar,Apr,May/Jun 1971; Signet, 1971]

Best Novella

  • “The Queen of Air and Darkness” by Poul Anderson [F&SF Apr 1971]
  • “A Meeting with Medusa” by Arthur C. Clarke [Playboy Dec 1971]
  • “The Fourth Profession” by Larry Niven [Quark #4, 1971]
  • “Dread Empire” by John Brunner [Fantastic Apr 1971]
  • “A Special Kind of Morning” by Gardner R. Dozois [New Dimensions #1, 1971]

Best Short Story

  • “Inconstant Moon” by Larry Niven [All the Myriad Ways, 1971]
  • “Vaster Than Empires and More Slow” by Ursula K. Le Guin [New Dimensions #1, 1971]
  • “The Autumn Land” by Clifford D. Simak [F&SF Oct 1971]
  • “The Bear with the Knot on His Tail” by Stephen Tall (aka: Compton Crook) [F&SF May 1971]
  • “Sky” by R. A. Lafferty [New Dimensions #1, 1971]
  • “All the Last Wars at Once” by George Alec Effinger [Universe 1, 1971]

Best Dramatic Presentation

  • A Clockwork Orange (1971) [Hawk Films/Polaris/Warner Brothers] Directed by Stanley Kubrick; Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick; based on the novel by Anthony Burgess
  • The Andromeda Strain (1971) [Universal] Directed by Robert Wise; Written by Nelson Gidding; based on the novel by Michael Crichton
  • THX 1138 (1971) [Warner Brothers/Zoetrope] Directed by George Lucas; Screenplay by George Lucas and Walter Murch; Story by George Lucas
  • Name of the Game: Los Angeles: A.D. 2017 [Universall/NBC] Directed by Steven Spielberg; Teleplay by Philip Wylie
  • I Think We’re All Bozos on This Bus (recording) (1971) [Sony] Written and produced by The Firesign Theater

Best Professional Magazine

  • The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction ed. by Edward L. Ferman
  • Analog Science Fiction and Fact ed. by John W. Campbell, Jr.
  • Amazing Science Fiction Stories ed. by Cele Goldsmith
  • Galaxy ed. by Ejler Jakobsson
  • Fantastic ed. by Cele Goldsmith

Best Professional Artist

  • Frank Kelly Freas
  • Jeff Jones
  • John Schoenherr
  • Jack Gaughan
  • Vincent Di Fate

Best Fanzine

  • Locus ed. by Charles N. Brown and Dena Brown
  • Energumen ed. by Michael Glicksohn and Susan Wood Glicksohn
  • Granfalloon ed. by Ron Bushyager and Linda Bushyager
  • SF Commentary ed. by Bruce Gillespie

Best Fan Writer

  • Harry Warner, Jr.
  • Terry Carr
  • Susan Wood Glicksohn
  • Bob Vardeman
  • Rosemary Ullyot
  • Tom Digby

Best Fan Artist

  • Tim Kirk
  • William Rotsler
  • Alicia Austin
  • Grant Canfield
  • Wendy Fletcher

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