Thursday, January 1, 1970

1969 Hugo Award Nominees

Location: St. Louiscon in St. Louis, Missouri.

Comments: In 1969, we see how far Star Trek had fallen by the time its third season rolled around. In 1968, the show completely dominated the Best Dramatic Presentation category, monopolizing every nomination slot. In 1969, not only did no episode of Star Trek win the Hugo, no episode was even nominated for the Hugo. On the one hand, it would have been difficult for any episode of Star Trek to win against 2001: A Space Odyssey, but on the other hand, to not even be nominated when your competition includes fluff like The Yellow Submarine is truly embarrassing.

This was generally a good year for the Hugo Awards. Every winning piece of fiction was good, and some of them are truly stellar. Several of the losing stories are brilliant as well, including Samuel R. Delany's Nova, and Larry Niven's All the Myriad Ways.

Best Novel

Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner

Other Finalists:
The Goblin Reservation by Clifford D. Simak
Nova by Samuel R. Delany
Past Master by R.A. Lafferty
Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin

Best Novella


Other Finalists:
Dragonrider by Anne McCaffrey
Hawk Among the Sparrows by Dean McLaughlin
Lines of Power by Samuel R. Delany

Best Novelette

The Sharing of Flesh by Poul Anderson (reviewed in More Stories from the Hugo Winners, Volume II)

Other Finalists:
Getting Through University by Piers Anthony
Mother to the World by Richard Wilson
Total Environment by Brian W. Aldiss

Best Short Story

The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World by Harlan Ellison (reviewed in More Stories from the Hugo Winners, Volume II)

Other Finalists:
All the Myriad Ways by Larry Niven
The Dance of the Changer and the Three by Terry Carr
Masks by Damon Knight
The Steiger Effect by Betsy Curtis

Best Dramatic Presentation

2001: A Space Odyssey

Other Finalists:
The Prisoner: Fall Out
Rosemary's Baby
The Yellow Submarine

Best Professional Magazine

Fantasy & Science Fiction edited by Joseph W. Ferman

Other Finalists:
Galaxy edited by Frederik Pohl
If edited by Frederik Pohl
New Worlds edited by Michael Moorcock

Best Professional Artist

Jack Gaughan

Other Finalists:
Vaughn Bodé
Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon
Frank Kelly Freas

Best Fanzine

Science Fiction Review edited by Richard E. Geis

Other Finalists:
Riverside Quarterly edited by Leland Sapiro
Shangri L'Affaires edited by Ken Rudolph
Trumpet edited by Tom Reamy
Warhoon edited by Richard Bergeron

Best Fan Writer

Harry Warner, Jr.

Other Finalists:
Richard Delap
Banks Mebane
Ted White [nomination withdrawn]
Walt Willis

Best Fan Artist

Vaughn Bodé

Other Finalists:
George Barr
Tim Kirk
Doug Lovenstein
Bill Rotsler

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