1989 Hugo Awards

1989 Hugo Award Trophy Presented at: Noreascon 3, Boston, Massachusetts, August 31 – September 4 1989

Toastmaster: Frederik Pohl

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Best Novel

  • Cyteen by C. J. Cherryh [Warner, 1988]
  • Red Prophet by Orson Scott Card [Tor, 1988]
  • Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold [Analog Dec,mid-Dec 1987,Jan,Feb 1988; Baen, 1988]
  • Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling [Morrow/Arbor House, 1988]
  • Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson [Gollancz, 1988; Bantam Spectra, 1988]

Best Novella

  • “The Last of the Winnebagos” by Connie Willis [Asimov's Jul 1988]
  • “The Scalehunter’s Beautiful Daughter” by Lucius Shepard [Ziesing, 1988; Asimov's Sep 1988]
  • “Journals of the Plague Years” by Norman Spinrad [Full Spectrum (Doubleday), 1988]
  • “The Calvin Coolidge Home for Dead Comedians” by Bradley Denton [F&SF Jun 1988]
  • “Surfacing” by Walter Jon Williams [Asimov's Apr 1988]

Best Novelette

  • “Schrödinger’s Kitten” by George Alec Effinger [Omni Sep 1988]
  • “Peaches for Mad Molly” by Steven Gould [Analog Feb 1988]
  • “Do Ya, Do Ya, Wanna Dance” by Howard Waldrop [Asimov's Aug 1988]
  • “The Function of Dream Sleep” by Harlan Ellison [Midnight Graffiti Jun 1988; Asimov's mid-Dec 1988]
  • “Ginny Sweethips’ Flying Circus” by Neal Barrett, Jr. [Asimov's Feb 1988]

Best Short Story

  • “Kirinyaga” by Mike Resnick [F&SF Nov 1988]
  • “The Giving Plague” by David Brin [Interzone #23 Spr 1988; Full Spectrum #2 (Doubleday), 1988]
  • “Ripples in the Dirac Sea” by Geoffrey A. Landis [Asimov's Oct 1988]
  • “Our Neural Chernobyl” by Bruce Sterling [F&SF Jun 1988]
  • “Stable Strategies for Middle Management” by Eileen Gunn [Asimov's Jun 1988]
  • “The Fort Moxie Branch” by Jack McDevitt [Full Spectrum (Doubleday), 1988]

Best Related Non-Fiction Book

  • The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village 1957&endash;1965 by Samuel R. Delany [Morrow/Arbor House, 1988]
  • First Maitz by Don Maitz [Ursus, 1988]
  • The New Encyclopedia of Science Fiction by James E. Gunn [Viking Press, 1988]
  • A Biographical Dictionary of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists by Robert Weinberg [Greenwood, 1988]
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror: 1987 by Charles N. Brown and William G. Contento [Locus Press, 1988]

Best Dramatic Presentation

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) [Amblin/Touchstone] Directed by Robert Zemeckis; Screenplay by Jeffrey Price & Peter S. Seaman; based on the novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf
  • Beetlejuice (1988) [Geffen/Warner Brothers] Directed by Tim Burton; Screenplay by Michael McDowell and Warren Skaaren; Story by Tim Burton, Michael McDowell and Larry Wilson
  • Big (1988) [20th Century Fox] Directed by Penny Marshall; Written by Gary Ross & Anne Spielberg
  • Willow (1988) [Imagine/Lucasfilm/MGM] Directed by Ron Howard; Screenplay by Bob Dolman; Story by George Lucas
  • Alien Nation (1988) [20th Century Fox] Directed by Graham Baker; Written by Rockne S. O’Bannon

Best Professional Editor

  • Gardner Dozois
  • David G. Hartwell
  • Edward L. Ferman
  • Stanley Schmidt
  • Charles C. Ryan

Best Professional Artist

  • Michael Whelan
  • Don Maitz
  • David A. Cherry
  • Bob Eggleton
  • Thomas Canty

Best Semiprozine

  • Locus ed. by Charles N. Brown
  • Science Fiction Chronicle ed. by Andrew I. Porter
  • The New York Review of Science Fiction ed. by David G. Hartwell, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Susan Palwick and Kathryn Cramer
  • Interzone ed. by David Pringle
  • Thrust ed. by D. Douglas Fratz

Best Fanzine

  • File 770 ed. by Mike Glyer
  • Lan’s Lantern ed. by George “Lan” Laskowski
  • Niekas ed. by Edmund R. Meskys
  • FOSFAX ed. by Timothy Lane
  • Other Realms ed. by Chuq Von Rospach

Best Fan Writer

  • Dave Langford
  • Mike Glyer
  • Arthur D. Hlavaty
  • Avedon Carol
  • Chuq Von Rospach
  • No Award
  • Guy H. Lillian III

Best Fan Artist

  • Brad W. Foster
  • Diana Gallagher Wu
  • Stu Shiffman
  • Teddy Harvia
  • Taral Wayne
  • Merle Insinga

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