1978 Hugo Awards

1978 Hugo Award Trophy Presented at: IguanaCon II, Phoenix, August 30 – September 4, 1978

Toastmaster: F. M. Busby

Base design: Artwork by Taral Wayne

Awards Administration: JJames A. Corrick III and Gay Miller



Best Novel

  • Gateway by Frederik Pohl [Galaxy Nov,Dec 1976,Mar 1977; St. Martin's, 1977]
  • The Forbidden Tower by Marion Zimmer Bradley [DAW, 1977]
  • Lucifer’s Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle [Playboy, 1977]
  • Time Storm by Gordon R. Dickson [St. Martin's, 1977]
  • Dying of the Light by George R. R. Martin [Analog Apr,May,Jun,Jul 1977; Simon & Schuster, 1977]

Best Novella

  • “Stardance” by Spider Robinson and Jeanne Robinson [Analog Mar 1977]
  • “In the Hall of the Martian Kings” by John Varley [F&SF Feb 1977]
  • “Aztecs” by Vonda N. McIntyre [2076: The American Tricentennial, 1977]
  • “A Snark in the Night” by Gregory Benford [F&SF Aug 1977]
  • “The Wonderful Secret” by Keith Laumer [Analog Sep,Oct 1977]

Best Novelette

  • “Eyes of Amber” by Joan D. Vinge [Analog Jun 1977]
  • “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card [Analog Aug 1977]
  • “The Screwfly Solution” by Raccoona Sheldon (aka: James Tiptree, Jr.) [Analog Jun 1977; Sci Fiction, scifi.com 2002-10-09]
  • “Prismatica” by Samuel R. Delany [F&SF Oct 1977]
  • “The Ninth Symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven and Other Lost Songs” by Carter Scholz [Universe 7, 1977]

Best Short Story

  • “Jeffty Is Five” by Harlan Ellison [F&SF Jul 1977]
  • “Air Raid” by Herb Boehm (aka: John Varley) [Asimov's Spr 1977]
  • “Dog Day Evening” by Spider Robinson [Analog Oct 1977]
  • “Lauralyn” by Randall Garrett [Analog Apr 1977]
  • “Time-Sharing Angel” by James Tiptree, Jr. [F&SF Oct 1977]

Best Dramatic Presentation

  • Star Wars (1977) [Lucasfilm] Written and directed by George Lucas
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) [Columbia/EMI] Written and directed by Steven Spielberg
  • Blood!: The Life and Future Times of Jack the Ripper (recording) (1977) [Alternate Worlds Recordings] Directed by Shelley Torgeson; Written by Robert Bloch and Harlan Ellison; Roy Torgeson, Producer
  • Wizards (1977) [20th Century Fox] Written and directed by Ralph Bakshi
  • The Hobbit (1977) [Rankin/Bass] Directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin, Jr.; Teleplay by Romeo Muller; based on the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien

Best Professional Editor

  • George H. Scithers
  • Edward L. Ferman
  • Ben Bova
  • James P. Baen
  • Terry Carr

Best Professional Artist

  • Rick Sternbach
  • Frank Kelly Freas
  • Stephen Fabian
  • Vincent Di Fate
  • Michael Whelan

Best Fanzine

  • Locus ed. by Charles N. Brown and Dena Brown
  • Science Fiction Review ed. by Richard E. Geis
  • Janus ed. by Janice Bogstad and Jeanne Gomoll
  • Maya ed. by Rob Jackson
  • Don-O-Saur ed. by Don C. Thompson

Best Fan Writer

  • Richard E. Geis
  • Susan Wood
  • Charles N. Brown
  • Don D’Ammassa
  • Don C. Thompson

Best Fan Artist

  • Phil Foglio
  • Grant Canfield
  • Alexis Gilliland
  • Jeanne Gomoll
  • James Shull

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