Thursday, January 1, 1970

1962 Hugo Award Nominees

Location: Chicon II in Chicago, Illinois.

Comments: In 1962 Heinlein won the Best Novel award for the third time overall, and the second time in three years. And his win this year was for a novel so diametrically opposed to Starship Troopers in tone and content, that I always wonder whether people who assert that Heinlein was an advocate for fascism have actually read more than the one book of his.

In other categories, Brian W. Aldiss won for Best Short Story with Hothouse, which was probably more than adequate consolation for losing Best New Writer of 1958 to "No Winner". John Campbell added yet another trophy to his shelf for editing Analog Science Fact/Science Fiction, and The Twilight Zone picked up its third, and last, consecutive win for Best Dramatic Presentation.

Best Novel

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

Other Nominees:
Dark Universe by Daniel F. Galouye
The Fisherman (aka Time Is the Simplest Thing) by Clifford D. Simak
Second Ending by James White
Sense of Obligation (aka Planet of the Damned) by Harry Harrison

Best Short Story

Hothouse series (collected as The Long Afternoon of Earth) by Brian W. Aldiss

Other Nominees:
Lion Loose by James H. Schmitz
Monument by Lloyd Biggle, Jr.
Scylla's Daughter by Fritz Leiber
Status Quo by Mack Reynolds

Best Dramatic Presentation

The Twilight Zone (season three)

Other Nominees:
The Fabulous World of Jules Verne
Thriller (season two)
The Two Worlds of Charlie Gordon
Village of the Damned

Best Professional Magazine


Other Nominees:
Amazing Stories edited by Cele Goldsmith
Fantasy & Science Fiction edited by Robert P. Mills
Galaxy edited by H.L. Gold
Science Fantasy edited by John Carnell

Best Professional Artist

Ed Emshwiller

Other Nominees:
Virgil Finlay
Mel Hunter
John Schoenherr
Alex Schomburg

Best Fanzine

Warhoon edited by Richard Bergeron

Other Nominees:
Amra edited by George Scithers
Axe edited by Larry Shaw and Noreen Shaw
Cry edited by F.M. Busby, Elinor Busby, and Wally Weber
Yandro edited by Robert Coulson and Juanita Coulson

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