1973 Hugo Awards

1973 Hugo Award Trophy Presented at: Torcon II, Toronto, August 31 – September 3, 1973

Toastmaster: Lester del Rey

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Best Novel

  • The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov [Galaxy Mar/Apr,May/Jun 1972; If Mar/Apr 1972]
  • When Harlie Was One by David Gerrold [Ballantine, 1972]
  • There Will Be Time by Poul Anderson [Signet, 1972]
  • The Book of Skulls by Robert Silverberg [Scribner's, 1972]
  • Dying Inside by Robert Silverberg [Galaxy Jul/Aug,Sep/Oct 1972; Scribner's, 1972]
  • A Choice of Gods by Clifford D. Simak [Putnam, 1972]

Best Novella

  • “The Word for World is Forest” by Ursula K. Le Guin [Again, Dangerous Visions, 1972]
  • “The Gold at the Starbow’s End” by Frederik Pohl [Analog Mar 1972]
  • “The Fifth Head of Cerberus” by Gene Wolfe [Orbit #10, 1972]
  • “Hero” by Joe Haldeman [Analog Jun 1972]
  • “The Mercenary” by Jerry Pournelle [Analog Jul 1972]

Best Novelette

  • “Goat Song” by Poul Anderson [F&SF Feb 1972]
  • “Patron of the Arts” by William Rotsler [Universe 2, 1972]
  • “Basilisk” by Harlan Ellison [F&SF Aug 1972]
  • “A Kingdom by the Sea” by Gardner R. Dozois [Orbit #10, 1972]
  • “Painwise” by James Tiptree, Jr. [F&SF Feb 1972]

Best Short Story

  • “Eurema’s Dam” by R. A. Lafferty [New Dimensions #2, 1972]
  • “The Meeting” by Frederik Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth [F&SF Nov 1972]
  • “When We Went to See the End of the World” by Robert Silverberg [Universe 2, 1972]
  • “And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill’s Side” by James Tiptree, Jr. [F&SF Mar 1972]
  • “When It Changed” by Joanna Russ [Again, Dangerous Visions, 1972; Sci Fiction, scifi.com 2000-11-15]

Best Dramatic Presentation

  • Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) [Universal] Directed by George Roy Hill; Screenplay by Stephen Geller; based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  • The People (1972) [American Zoetrope/ABC] Directed by John Korty; Screenplay by James M. Miller; based on the stories by Zenna Henderson
  • Silent Running (1972) [Universal] Directed by Douglas Trumbull; Written by Deric Washburn and Michael Cimino & Steven Bochco
  • Between Time and Timbuktu (1972) [NET Playhouse/PBS] Directed by Fred Barzyk; Written by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Best Professional Editor

  • Ben Bova
  • Donald A. Wollheim
  • Ted White
  • Terry Carr
  • Edward L. Ferman

Best Professional Artist

  • Frank Kelly Freas
  • Jack Gaughan
  • John Schoenherr
  • Vincent Di Fate
  • Mike Hinge

Best Fanzine

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

Best Fan Writer

  • Terry Carr
  • Susan Wood Glicksohn
  • Richard E. Geis
  • Charles N. Brown
  • Sandra Miesel
  • Rosemary Ullyot

Best Fan Artist

  • Tim Kirk
  • William Rotsler
  • Grant Canfield
  • James Shull
  • Arthur “ATom” Thomson

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