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The Hugo Awards

Again, the 1970s saw a number of changes to the Hugos. The inclusion of "No Awards" on the ballot was voted on at HeiCon in Heidelberg, Germany in 1970. The World Science Fiction Society formalized the Hugo rules at Noreascon in Boston (1971), and modified them again in 1974 at DisCon when the entire set of rules were replaced as part of an overall adoption of a new WSFS Constitution.

Also, this decade saw the beginning of the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer (first awarded in 1973) and the emergence of the short-lived Gandalf Award for Grand Master of Fantasy.

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1970
Novel:"The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula K. Le Guin
Novella:"Ship of Shadows" by Fritz Leiber
Short Story:"Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones"by Samuel R. Delany
Dramatic Presentation:News coverage of Apollo XI
Professional Magazine:Fantasy & Science Fiction
Professional Artist:Frank Kelly Freas
Fanzine:Science Fiction Review (Richard E. Geis, ed.)
Fan Writer:Bob Tucker
Fan Artist:Tim Kirk
1971
Novel:"Ringworld" by Larry Niven
Novella:"Ill Met in Lankhmar" by Fritz Leiber
Short Story:"Slow Sculpture" by Theodore Sturgeon
Dramatic Presentation:No Award
Professional Magazine:Fantasy & Science Fiction
Professional Artist:Leo and Diane Dillon
Fanzine:Locus (Charles and Dena Brown, eds.)
Fan Writer:Richard E. Geis
Fan Artist:Alicia Austin
1972
Novel:"To Your Scattered Bodies Go" by Philip Jose Farmer
Novella:"The Queen of Air and Darkness" by Poul Anderson
Short Story:"Inconstant Moon" by Larry Niven
Dramatic Presentation:A Clockwork Orange
Professional Magazine:Fantasy & Science Fiction
Professional Artis: tFrank Kelly Freas
Amateur Magazine:Locus (Charles N. Brown, ed.)
Fan Writer:Harry Warner, Jr.
Fan Artist:Tim Kirk
Special Awards:Harlan Ellison for excellence in anthologizing "Again, Dangerous Visions"; Club du Livre d'Anticioation (France) for excellence in book production; Nueva Dimension (Spain) for excellence in magazine production
1973
Novel:"The Gods Themselves" by Isaac Asimov
Novella:"The Word for World is Forest" by Ursula K. Le Guin
Novelette:"Goat Song" by Poul Anderson
Short Story (tie):"Eurema's Dam" by R.A. Lafferty; "The Meeting"by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth
Dramatic Presentation:Slaughterhouse Five
Professional Editor:Ben Bova
Professional Artist:Frank Kelly Freas
Amateur Magazine:Energumen (Mike Glicksohn and Susan Wood Glicksohn, eds.)
Fan Writer:Terry Carr
Fan Artist:Tim Kirk
Campbell Award:Jerry Pournelle
Special Award:Pierre Versins for "L'Encyclopedie de l'Utopie et de la science fiction"
1974
Novel:"Rendezvous with Rama" by Arthur C. Clarke
Novella:"The Girl Who Was Plugged In" by James Tiptree, Jr.
Novelette:"The Deathbird" by Harlan Ellison
Short Story:"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" by Ursula K. Le Guin
Dramatic Presentation:Sleeper
Professional Editor:Ben Bova
Professional Artist:Frank Kelly Freas
Amateur Magazine (tie):Algol (Andy Porter, ed.); The Alien Critic (Richard E. Geis, ed.)
Fan Writer:Susan Wood
Fan Artist:Tim Kirk
Campbell Award (tie):Spider Robinson; Lisa Tuttle
Gandalf Award:Grand Master of Fantasy -- J.R.R. Tolkien
Special Award:Chesley Bonestell for his illustrations
1975
Novel:"The Dispossessed" by Ursula K. Le Guin
Novella:"A Song for Lya" by George R.R. Martin
Novelette:"Adrift Just Off the Islets of Langerhans"by Harlan Ellison
Short Story:"The Hole Man" by Larry Niven
Dramatic Presentation:Young Frankenstein
Professional Editor:Ben Bova
Professional Artist:Frank Kelly Freas
Amateur Magazine:The Alien Critic (Richard E. Geis, ed.)
Fan Writer:Richard E. Geis
Fan Artist:Bill Rotsler
Campbell Award:P.J. Plauger
Gandalf Award :Grand Master-- Fritz Leiber
Special Awards:Donald A. Wollheim as "the fan who has done everything"; Walt Lee for "Reference Guide to Fantastic Films"
1976
Novel:"The Forever War" by Joe Haldeman
Novella:"Home is the Hangman" by Roger Zelazny
Novelette:"The Borderland of Sol" by Larry Niven
Short Story:"Catch That Zeppelin!" by Fritz Leiber
Dramatic Presentation:A Boy and his Dog
Professional Editor:Ben Bova
Professional Artist:Frank Kelly Freas
Fanzine:Locus (Charles and Dena Brown, eds.)
Fan Writer:Richard E. Geis
Fan Artist:Tim Kirk
Campbell Award:Tom Reamy
Gandalf Award:Grand Master -- L. Sprague de Camp
Special Award:James E. Gunn for "Alternate Worlds, The Illustrated History of Science Fiction"
1977
Novel:"Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang" by Kate Wilhelm
Novella (tie):"By Any Other Name" by Spider Robinson; "Houston, Houston, Do You Read?" by James Tiptree, Jr.
Novelette:"The Bicentennial Man" by Isaac Asimov
Short Story:"Tricentennial" Joe Haldeman
Dramatic Presentation:No Award
Professional Editor:Ben Bova
Professional Artist:Rick Sternbach
Fanzine:Science Fiction Review (Richard E. Geis, ed.)
Fan Writer (tie):Susan Wood ; Richard E. Geis
Fan Artist:Phil Foglio
Campbell Award:C.J. Cherryh
Gandalf Award:Grand Master -- Andre Norton
Special Award:George Lucas for "Star Wars"
1978
Novel:"Gateway" by Frederik Pohl
Novella:"Stardance" by Spider and Jeanne Robinson
Novelette:"Eyes of Amber" by Joan D. Vinge
Short Story:"Jeffty is Five" by Harlan Ellison
Dramatic Presentation:Star Wars
Professional Artist:Rick Sternbach
Fanzine:Locus (Charles and Dena Brown, eds.)
Fan Writer:Richard E. Geis
Fan Artist:Phil Foglio
Campbell Award:Orson Scott Card
Gandalf Award :Grand Master -- Poul Anderson
Gandalf Award:Book-Length Fantasy -- "The Silmarillion" by J.R.R. Tolkien (Christopher Tolkien, ed.)
1979
Novel:"Dreamsnake" by Vonda McIntyre
Novella:"The Persistence of Vision" by John Varley
Novelette:"Hunter's Moon" by Poul Anderson
Short Story:"Cassandra" by C.J. Cherryh
Dramatic Presentation:Superman
Professional Editor:Ben Bova
Professional Artist:Vincent DiFate
Fanzine:Science Fiction Review (Richard E. Geis, ed.)
Fan Writer:Bob Shaw
Fan Artist:Bill Rotsler
Campbell Award:Stephen R. Donaldson
Gandalf Award:Grand Master -- Ursula K. Le Guin
Gandalf Award:Book-Length Fantasy --"The White Dragon" by Anne McCaffrey

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