The Millennium Philcon®

August 30, 2001 - September 3, 2001
Philadelphia, PA
59th World Science Fiction Convention

[Ben Franklin in Space]

The 1951 Retro Hugo Awards

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Saul Jaffe, Rick Katze - Hugo Award administrators

The Millennium Philcon® is pleased to announce the nominees for the 1951 Retro Hugo Awards.

There were 130 total nominating ballots. 48 of those ballots were submitted electronically.

There was one additional paper ballot that was received, that was marked invalid.

Nominations for Novel      (111 nominating ballots, 30 nominees)

The Dying Earth by Jack Vance (Hillman)
Farmer in the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein (Scribner's)
First Lensman by Edward E. Smith, Ph.D. (Fantasy Press)
Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov (Doubleday)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (Geoffrey Bles)

Nominations for Novella     (73 nominating ballots, 19 nominees)

"...And Now You Don't" by Isaac Asimov (Astounding Science Fiction Nov 1949 - Jan 1950)
"The Dreaming Jewels" by Theodore Sturgeon (Fantastic Adventures Feb 1950)
"The Last Enemy" by H Beam Piper (Astounding Science Fiction Aug 1950)
"The Man Who Sold the Moon" by Robert A. Heinlein (The Man Who Sold the Moon, Shasta Publishers)
"To the Stars" by L. Ron Hubbard (Astounding Science Fiction Feb-Mar 1950)

Nominations for Novellette     (73 nominating ballots, 32 nominees)

"Dear Devil" by Eric Frank Russell (Other Worlds May 1950)
"Okie" by James Blish (Astounding Science Fiction Apr 1950)
"Scanners Live in Vain" by Cordwainer Smith (Fantasy Book #6)
"The Helping Hand" by Poul Anderson (Astounding Science Fiction May 1950)
"The Little Black Bag" by C.M. Kornbluth (Astounding Science Fiction Jul 1950)

Nominations for Short Story     (100 nominating ballots, 64 nominees)

"A Subway Named Mobius" by A.J. Deutsch (Astounding Science Fiction Dec 1950)
"Born of Man and Woman" by Richard Matheson (F&SF Summer 1950)
"Coming Attractions" by Fritz Leiber (Galaxy Nov 1950)
"The Gnurrs Come from the Voodvork Out" by Reginald Bretnor (F&SF Winter-Spring 1950)
"To Serve Man" by Damon Knight (Galaxy Nov 1950)

Nominations for Related Book     (9 nominating ballots, 10 nominees)

   Category has been dropped due to insufficient response

Nominations for Dramatic Presentation     (88 nominating ballots, 30 nominees)

Destination Moon
Rabbit of Seville
Rocketship X-M

Nominations for Professional Editor     (64 nominating ballots, 21 nominees)

Anthony Boucher
John W. Campbell, Jr.
Groff Conklin
H.L. Gold
J. Francis McComas

Nominations for Professional Artist     (49 nominating ballots, 31 nominees)

Hannes Bok
Chesley Bonestell
Edd Cartier
Virgil Finlay
Frank Kelly Freas

Nominations for Semiprozine     (4 nominating ballots, 8 nominees)

   Category was dropped due to insufficient response

Nominations for Fanzine     (36 nominating ballots, 26 nominees; 6 nominees due to a tie)

Science Fiction Newsletter
The Fanscient

Nominations for Fan Writer     (38 nominating ballots, 29 nominees)

Lee Hoffman
Bob Silverberg
Bob Tucker
James White
Walt Willis

Nominations for Fan Artist     (30 nominating ballots, 20 nominees)

Jack Gaughan
Lee Hoffman
Ray Nelson
Bill Rotsler
James White


Short Story1003276454-22
Related Book*914102-1
Dramatic Presentation882523072-18
Professional Editor641932155-11
Professional Artist491513129-11
Fan Writer381332927-7
Fan Artist30822019-4
*Category not on final ballot


Ed Emshwiller received enough nominations to be on the ballot in the Best Professional Artist category. However, the Hugo Committee has determined that his first professional work was in 1951 and therefore he's ineligible to appear on the ballot.

Harlan Ellison received enough nominations to be on the ballot in the Best Fan Writer category. However, the Hugo Committee has determined that he did not have any fan writing published in 1950.

Both Bjo Trimble and Dave Kyle received enough nominations to be on the ballot in the Best Fan Artist category. However, the Hugo Committee has not found any work by either in 1950.

After discussion with Stanley Schmidt of Analog, it was decided that conducting nominations for the Campbell Award would be inappropriate.

The software used for counting the nominations was developed by Jeff Copeland.
Hugo nominations, $Revision: 2.10 $ Copyright 1993-1998, Jeffrey L. Copeland

Saul Jaffe
Rick Katze
Hugo Co-Administrators

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