Thursday, January 1, 1970

1965 Hugo Award Nominees

Location: Loncon II in London, England.

Comments: 1965 was not so much an unusual year for the Hugo Awards as it was an unaccountably bland one. Following a year in which the best novel nominees included Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Clifford D. Simak, Robert A. Heinlein, Andre Norton, and Frank Herbert, this year's nominees were somewhat less notable, and all of the books nominated were not even the best work by that particular author. In effect, the Best Novel field this year was sort of like the B team showing up and bringing their own B efforts to the table.

On a more positive note, the Best Dramatic Presentation Award (technically the Best Special Drama Award) returned after a year's hiatus and was won by Dr. Strangelove. Best Publisher returned for the second (and last) time, and was won by Ballantine, possibly on the strength of having published two of the nominees in the Best Novel category.

Best Novel

The Wanderer by Fritz Leiber

Other Nominees:
Davy by Edgar Pangborn
The Planet Buyer by Cordwainer Smith
The Whole Man by John Brunner

Best Short Story

Soldier, Ask Not by Gordon R. Dickson

Other Nominees:
Little Dog Gone by Robert F. Young
Once a Cop by Rick Raphael

Best Dramatic Presentation

Dr. Strangelove

Other Nominees:
Seven Faces of Dr. Lao

Best Science Fiction Publisher


Other Nominees:

Best Professional Magazine


Other Nominees:
Fantasy & Science Fiction edited by Avram Davidson
Galaxy edited by Frederik Pohl
If edited by Frederik Pohl

Best Professional Artist

John Schoenherr

Other Nominees:
Ed Emshwiller
Frank Frazetta
Jack Gaughan

Best Amateur Magazine

Yandro edited by Robert Coulson and Juanita Coulson

Other Nominees:
Double: Bill edited by Bill Bowers and Bill Mallardi
Zenith edited by Peter R. Weston

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