1980 Hugo Awards

1980 Hugo Award Trophy Presented at: Noreascon Two, Boston, August 29 – September 1, 1980

Toastmaster: Robert Silverberg

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Awards Administration:  George Flynn


1980 Hugo Nominating and Voting Statistics 
Original Noreascon Two Newsletter with 1980 Hugo Statistics
Final ballot and nominating voting details as published in File 770 issue 24.

Best Novel

  • The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke [Gollancz, 1979; Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979]
  • Titan by John Varley [Analog Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr 1979; Berkley Putnam, 1979]
  • Jem by Frederik Pohl [St. Martin’s, 1979]
  • Harpist in the Wind by Patricia A. McKillip [Atheneum, 1979]
  • On Wings of Song by Thomas M. Disch [F&SF Feb,Mar,Apr 1979; St. Martin’s, 1979]

Best Novella

  • “Enemy Mine” by Barry B. Longyear [Asimov’s Sep 1979]
  • “Songhouse” by Orson Scott Card [Analog Sep 1979]
  • “The Moon Goddess and the Son” by Donald Kingsbury [Analog Dec 1979]
  • “Ker-Plop” by Ted Reynolds [Asimov’s Jan 1979]
  • “The Battle of the Abaco Reefs” by Hilbert Schenck [F&SF Jun 1979]

Best Novelette

  • “Sandkings” by George R. R. Martin [Omni Aug 1979]
  • “Homecoming” by Barry B. Longyear [Asimov’s Oct 1979]
  • “The Locusts” by Larry Niven and Steven Barnes [Analog Jun 1979]
  • “Fireflood” by Vonda N. McIntyre [F&SF Nov 1979]
  • “Options” by John Varley [Universe 9, 1979]
  • “Palely Loitering” by Christopher Priest [F&SF Jan 1979]

Best Short Story

  • “The Way of Cross and Dragon” by George R. R. Martin [Omni Jun 1979]
  • “Unaccompanied Sonata” by Orson Scott Card [Omni Mar 1979]
  • “Can These Bones Live?” by Ted Reynolds [Analog Mar 1979]
  • “giANTS” by Edward Bryant [Analog Aug 1979]
  • “Daisy, in the Sun” by Connie Willis [Galileo Nov 1979]

Best Related Non-Fiction Book

  • The Science Fiction Encyclopedia by Peter Nicholls [Doubleday, 1979]
  • In Memory Yet Green by Isaac Asimov [Doubleday, 1979]
  • Barlowe’s Guide to Extraterrestrials by Wayne Barlowe and Ian Summers [Workman, 1979]
  • Wonderworks by Michael Whelan [Donning, 1979]
  • The Language of the Night by Ursula K. Le Guin and Susan Wood [Putnam, 1979]

Best Dramatic Presentation

  • Alien (1979) [20th Century Fox] Directed by Ridley Scott; Screenplay by Dan O’Bannon; Story by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett
  • Time After Time (1979) [Warner Brothers] Directed by Nicholas Meyer; Screenplay by Nicholas Meyer; Story by Karl Alexander & Steve Hayes
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) [Century/Paramount] Directed by Robert Wise; Screenplay by Harold Livingston; Story by Alan Dean Foster and Gene Roddenberry
  • The Muppet Movie (1979) [Henson/ITC] Directed by James Frawley; Written by Jack Burns and Jerry Juhl
  • The Black Hole (1979) [Disney] Directed by Gary Nelson; Screenplay by Jeb Rosebrook and Gerry Day; Story by Jeb Rosebrook and Bob Barbash & Richard H. Landau

Best Professional Editor

  • George H. Scithers
  • Edward L. Ferman
  • Ben Bova
  • Stanley Schmidt
  • James P. Baen

Best Professional Artist

  • Michael Whelan
  • Vincent Di Fate
  • Stephen Fabian
  • Boris Vallejo
  • Paul Lehr

Best Fanzine

  • Locus ed. by Charles N. Brown
  • Science Fiction Review ed. by Richard E. Geis
  • File 770 ed. by Mike Glyer
  • Janus ed. by Janice Bogstad and Jeanne Gomoll
  • Thrust ed. by D. Douglas Fratz

Best Fan Writer

  • Bob Shaw
  • Richard E. Geis
  • Mike Glyer
  • Dave Langford
  • Arthur D. Hlavaty

Best Fan Artist

  • Alexis Gilliland
  • William Rotsler
  • Joan Hanke-Woods
  • Victoria Poyser
  • Stu Shiffman
  • Jeanne Gomoll