Thursday, January 1, 1970

1966 Hugo Award Finalists

Location: Tricon in Cleveland, Ohio.

Comments: 1966 was the first of three times that the Best Novel voting resulted in a tie, with the award being shared by Frank Herbert's classic Dune and Roger Zelazny's lesser known but equally as good . . . And Call Me Conrad. In a quirk of the voting rules, Heinlein's novel The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress was nominated for this year, and then was allowed to be nominated in the next year as well (it won the Best Novel award in 1967). Harlan Ellison won the first of his many Hugos for the short story "Repent Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman. 1966 was also the year that the Hugo Awards got some serious competition, as the Nebula Awards were born this year, and both Dune and Repent Harlequin! took home Nebulas as well as their Hugos.

This year is also notable for the appearance of one category, and the absence of another. In this voting cycle the Best All-Time Series award was handed out, with the award going to Isaac Asimov's Foundation series. After this one year, the All-Time Series award was retired and has never been awarded again. The absent category was the somewhat inconsistently bestowed Best Dramatic Presentation Award, although the potential field of nominees appears to have been somewhat thin - the best candidates seem to have been films like The Doctor and the Daleks, The City Under the Sea, or Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet, which is an uninspiring bunch to be sure.

Best Novel

(tie) . . . And Call Me Conrad (aka This Immortal) by Roger Zelazny
(tie) Dune by Frank Herbert

Other Nominees:
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
Skylark DuQuesne by E.E. "Doc" Smith
The Squares of the City by John Brunner

Best Short Story

"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman by Harlan Ellison

Other Nominees:
Day of the Great Shout by Philip José Farmer
The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth by Roger Zelazny
Marque and Reprisal by Poul Anderson
Stardock by Fritz Leiber

Best All-Time Series

Foundation series by Isaac Asimov (first novel in series: Foundation)

Other Nominees:
Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs (first novel in series: A Princess of Mars)
Future History series by Robert A. Heinlein
Lensman series by E.E. "Doc" Smith (first novel in series: Triplanetary)
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (first novel in series: The Fellowship of the Ring)

Best Professional Magazine

If edited by Frederik Pohl

Other Nominees:
Amazing Stories edited by Cele Goldsmith
Fantasy & Science Fiction edited by Joseph W. Ferman
Galaxy edited by Frederik Pohl

Best Professional Artist

Frank Frazetta

Other Nominees:
Frank Kelly Freas
Jack Gaughan
Gray Morrow
John Schoenherr

Best Amateur Magazine

ERB-Dom edited by Camille Cazedessus, Jr.

Other Nominees:
Double: Bill edited by Bill Mallardi
Niekas edited by Edmund R. Meskys and Felice Rolfe
Yandro edited by Robert Coulson and Juanita Coulson
Zenith Speculation edited by Peter R. Weston

What Are the Hugo Awards?

Go to previous year's nominees: 1965
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 1967

Book Award Reviews     Home

No comments:

Post a Comment