1961 Hugo Awards

1961 Hugo Award Trophy Presented at: Seacon, Seattle, September 2-4, 1961

Toastmaster: Harlan Ellison

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Awards Administration:

Best Novel

  • A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. [J. B. Lippincott, 1959]
  • The High Crusade by Poul Anderson [Astounding Jul,Aug,Sep 1960]
  • Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys [F&SF Dec 1960]
  • Deathworld by Harry Harrison [Astounding Jan,Feb,Mar 1960]
  • Venus Plus X by Theodore Sturgeon [Pyramid, 1960]

Short Fiction

  • “The Longest Voyage” by Poul Anderson [Analog Dec 1960]
  • “The Lost Kafoozalum” by Pauline Ashwell [Analog Oct 1960]
  • “Open to Me, My Sister” (alt: “My Sister’s Brother”) by Philip José Farmer [F&SF May 1960]
  • “Need” by Theodore Sturgeon [Beyond, 1960]

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 Time Machine (1960) [Galaxy Films/MGM] Directed by George Pal; Screenplay by David Duncan; based on the novel by H. G. Wells

Best Professional Magazine

  • Astounding/Analog ed. by John W. Campbell, Jr.
  • Amazing Science Fiction Stories ed. by Cele Goldsmith
  • The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction ed. by Robert P. Mills

Best Professional Artist

  • Ed Emshwiller
  • Virgil Finlay
  • Frank Kelly Freas
  • Mel Hunter

Best Fanzine

  • Who Killed Science Fiction? (one-shot) ed. by Earl Kemp
  • Discord ed. by Redd Boggs
  • Fanac ed. by Terry Carr and Ron Ellik
  • Yandro ed. by Robert Coulson and Juanita Coulson
  • Habakkuk ed. by Bill Donaho
  • Shangri L’Affaires ed. by Bjo Trimble and John Trimble