Thursday, January 1, 1970

1964 Hugo Award Nominees

Location: Pacificon II in Oakland, California.

Comments: The list of 1964 Hugo winners has one of my favorite story titles: Poul Anderson's No Truce With Kings. Other than that, it was a fairly typical year with usual suspects like Clifford D. Simak and John W. Campbell, Jr. taking home the hardware.

The one oddity is that the Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo Award was dropped completely, but only for this one year. Instead the Hugo voters were asked to choose the Best Science Fiction Publisher, certainly a difficult task in the best of years. The voters selected Ace, but there seems little rationale for choosing them over their competition other than the fact that they published one of the books nominated for Best Novel (Andre Norton's Witch World). The Best Publisher category was thankfully short-lived, and disappeared in a few years never to return.

Best Novel

Here Gather the Stars (aka Way Station) by Clifford D. Simak

Other Nominees:
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Dune World by Frank Herbert
Glory Road by Robert A. Heinlein
Witch World by Andre Norton

Best Short Story

No Truce With Kings by Poul Anderson

Other Nominees:
Code Three by Rick Raphael
A Rose for Ecclesiastes by Roger Zelazny (reviewed in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume I, 1929-1964)
Savage Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Best Science Fiction Publisher


Other Nominees:

Best Professional Magazine


Other Nominees:
Amazing Stories edited by Cele Goldsmith
Fantasy & Science Fiction edited by Avram Davidson
Galaxy edited by Frederik Pohl
Science Fantasy edited by John Carnell

Best Professional Artist

Ed Emshwiller

Other Nominees:
Virgil Finlay
Frank Frazetta
Roy Krenkel
John Schoenherr

Best Amateur Magazine

Amra edited by George Scithers

Other Nominees:
ERB-dom edited by Camille Cazedessus, Jr.
Starspinkle edited by Ron Ellik
Yandro edited by Robert Coulson and Juanita Coulson

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