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Encyclopedia > Hugo award
The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba.
The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba.

The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works of the previous year. The award is named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories. The award categories have changed over time as the field of science fiction has grown and evolved. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (295x864, 30 KB) Summary I (User:VJDocherty) was co-chair of the 2005 Worldcon, which awarded this Hugo Award. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (295x864, 30 KB) Summary I (User:VJDocherty) was co-chair of the 2005 Worldcon, which awarded this Hugo Award. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... For other definitions of fantasy see fantasy (psychology). ... Hugo Gernsback (August 16, 1884 - August 19, 1967) was an inventor and magazine publisher who also wrote science fiction and whose publication included the first science fiction magazine. ... Amazing Stories magazine, sometimes retitled Amazing Science Fiction, began in April 1926, becoming the first science fiction magazine and one of the pioneers of science fiction in the United States. ...


Hugo Award nominees and winners are chosen by members of the annual World Science Fiction Convention ("Worldcon"). The selection process is defined in the WSFS Constitution, using Instant-runoff voting (see external links below). Worldcon, a. ... The World Science Fiction Society, or WSFS, is an unincorporated literary society whose purpose is to promote interest in science fiction. ... Example ballot Instant-runoff voting (IRV) (also known as the Alternative Vote (AV) and by several other names) is an voting system used for single winner elections in which voters rank candidates in order of preference. ...


Retrospective Hugo Awards (normally abbreviated Retro Hugos) can also be presented at Worldcons held 50, 75, or 100 years after a Worldcon was held at which no Hugos were awarded. Thus, the next opportunity for Retro Hugos would be in 2014 for the year 1939. Once Retro Hugos for a year are awarded, no further awards for that year are permitted. The selection rules are the same as for the regular Hugos. 2014 (MMXIV) will be a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The Hugo Award trophy was co-designed by longtime SF fan and booster Benedict Jablonski who based the trophy on a rocket-shaped hood ornament from an Oldsmobile 88. The rocket design has become standardised in recent years and the actual rockets are produced by UK fan Peter Weston. The design for the base of the Hugo Award is the responsibility of the current Worldcon committee and therefore changes each year. The base design has been selected from various sources including the committee themselves, direct commission or by open competition (currently the most common method). Benedict Jablonski, aka Ben Jason, was a longtime science fiction fan and booster who co_designed the Hugo Award based on a rocket-shaped hood ornament from an Oldsmobile 88. ... A 1950s Olds Rocket 88, still running in 2003 The Oldsmobile 88 was a fullsize car sold by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors and produced from 1949 until 1999. ... Peter Weston is an influential British science fiction fan. ...


The 2006 Hugo Awards ceremony was held on Saturday, August 26, 2006 in Anaheim, CA. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anaheim is a city in Orange County, south_west California, a part of the greater Los Angeles conurbation to the east of Long Beach. ...

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History

The first World Science Fiction Convention was held in New York City in 1939. While "bests" had been voted upon at all conventions there were no awards until the 11th Worldcon (Philadelphia, 1953) and this was, at the time, considered a one-time event. However for the 13th Convention (Cleveland, 1955) it was decided to make the physical awards a permanent feature. Nickname: Big Apple; City that never Sleeps; Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Manhattan Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Nickname: The Forest City Motto: Progress and Prosperity Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Cuyahoga Founded 1796 Incorporated 1836 Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) Area    - City 82. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The 11th convention awards were the idea of Hal Lynch. The awards were hand-machined by Jack McKnight and consisted of a finned steel rocket on a circular wooden base. At the 13th Convention a new design, capable of "mass" production, was made by Ben Jason. It was largely similar to the first design but on a square base, and became the standard design for most of the following conventions. Benedict Jablonski, aka Ben Jason, was a longtime science fiction fan and booster who co_designed the Hugo Award based on a rocket-shaped hood ornament from an Oldsmobile 88. ...


At first the award was known as the "Annual Science Fiction Achievement Award", with "Hugo Award" being an unofficial name, but certainly the more well known. Since 1993, the nickname has been adopted as the official name of the award. 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


While the World Science Fiction Society rules state that the award is for works of science fiction and fantasy, in practice it has until recent years almost always gone to science fiction works. This precedent contributed to complaints when the 2001 Hugo for best novel was given to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, a fantasy novel by J. K. Rowling aimed at young adults. The controversy may have had more to do with the novel's publication as a category juvenile; roughly twenty formal fantasies had previously been nominated for best novel. At least a half dozen genre fantasies had taken awards for shorter lengths, as well as several genre-bending works by Harlan Ellison. The World Science Fiction Society is an unincorporated literary society whose purpose is to promote interest in Science Fiction. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. ... For other definitions of fantasy see fantasy (psychology). ... Joanne “Jo” Rowling, OBE (born July 31, 1965[1]) is an English fiction writer who writes under the pen name J. K. Rowling. ... Harlan Jay Ellison (born May 27, 1934) is a prolific American writer of short stories, novellas, essays, and criticism. ...


However, there has been far less controversy about the three fantasy novels that have since won the best novel award – American Gods by Neil Gaiman in 2002, Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold in 2004, and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell in 2005 by Susanna Clarke. American Gods is a novel by Neil Gaiman. ... Neil Richard Gaiman () (born November 10, 1960, Portchester, Hampshire) is a British author of numerous science fiction and fantasy works, including many graphic novels. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Paladin of Souls is a 2003 fantasy novel by Lois McMaster Bujold. ... Lois McMaster Bujold (November 2, 1949, Columbus, Ohio) is an American author of science fiction and fantasy works. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Black version of the hardcover edition. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... At the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, August 2005 with a Hugo award Susanna Clarke (b. ...


The awards also sparked controversy in 2004 when the prize for Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form was given to a joke awards show acceptance speech featuring Gollum from The Lord of the Rings over acclaimed episodes of Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Smallville. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form is one of the annual Hugo Award categories, presented by members of the World Science Fiction Convention. ... Gollum is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English academic J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Firefly is an American science fiction television series of cult following that premiered in the United States and Canada on September 20, 2002. ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American cult television series that aired from March 10, 1997, until May 20, 2003. ... It has been suggested that Talon (Smallville) be merged into this article or section. ...


Hugo Award categories

Until about 1960, most Hugo award categories changed from year to year. Since then, the standard award categories (now specified in World Science Fiction Society rules) have been: 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...

The rules also allow for an additional category at the discretion of the Worldcon organising committee, the most recent ones being the Hugo Awards for Best Web Site, in 2002 and 2005. An earlier example was the Hugo Award for Best All-Time Series awarded in 1966 to the Foundation trilogy. Winners of the Hugo Award for best novel. ... Winners of the Hugo Award for best novella. ... // About this award According to Article 3. ... // About this award According to Article 3. ... Winners of the Hugo Award for best non-fiction book. ... Winners of the Hugo Award for best related book (previously best non-fiction). ... The Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation is one of the annual Hugo Award categories, presented by members of the World Science Fiction Convention. ... The Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form is one of the annual Hugo Award categories, presented by members of the World Science Fiction Convention. ... The Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form is one of the annual Hugo Award categories, presented by members of the World Science Fiction Convention. ... Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine. ... Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist. ... Hugo Award for Best Professional Editor. ... This article should appear in one or more categories. ... This article should appear in one or more categories. ... Hugo Award for Best Fanzine. ... Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist. ... Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. ... Second Foundation (1953), 1973 Panther paperback edition. ...


Related awards

There are other Science Fiction Awards. The Nebula award is given by members of SFWA, the Locus Award is a poll of readers of the science fiction newsmagazine Locus. In Japan they award the Seiun Award each year, and the Aurora Award is presented in both English and French for the best Canadian science fiction and fantasy. The James Tiptree, Jr. Award recognizes works of science fiction or fantasy that expand or explore our understanding of gender. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... Science Fiction Writers of America, or SFWA, (SFWA is pronounced seff-wah) was founded in 1965 by Damon Knight and James Blish. ... The Locus Awards are presented to winners of Locus Magazines annual readers poll, which was established in the early 70s specifically to provide recommendations and suggestions to Hugo Awards voters. ... Locus Magazine is subtitled The Magazine Of The Science Fiction & Fantasy Field. It reports on the science fiction writing industry, including comprehensive listings of new books published in the field. ... The Seiun Award is a famous Japanese science fiction award for writers. ... The Aurora Awards (Prix Aurora) are given out annually for the best Canadian science-fiction and fantasy literary works from that year, and are awarded in both English and French. ... The James Tiptree, Jr. ...


The World Science Fiction Convention also awards the John W. Campbell Award for the Best New Writer in Science Fiction. This award is sponsored by the publishers of Analog, the magazine Campbell edited. Although presented at the same ceremony at the Worldcon and decided by the same process it is not formally a Hugo. (Nor should it be confused with the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, a jury-selected prize not associated with the Worldcon at all.) The John W. Campbell Award for the Best New Writer in Science Fiction is awarded annually by the World Science Fiction Society. ... Astounding Stories was a seminal science fiction magazine founded in 1930. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel has been awarded every year since 1973, except in 1994. ...


During 1974-1980 the World Science Fiction Convention also awarded the Gandalf Award for Grand Master of Fantasy and (in 1978-79) Book-Length Fantasy. The Gandalf Grand Master Award for life achievement in fantasy writing was awarded annually by the World Science Fiction Society from 1974 to 1980. ...


See also

The Aurora Awards (Prix Aurora) are given out annually for the best Canadian science-fiction and fantasy literary works from that year, and are awarded in both English and French. ... The James Tiptree, Jr. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... This is a list of the works that have won both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award, awarded annually to works of science fiction literature. ... The Seiun Award is a famous Japanese science fiction award for writers. ...

External links

Hugo Award
Fiction

Novel - Novella - Novelette - Short Story Locus Magazine is subtitled The Magazine Of The Science Fiction & Fantasy Field. It reports on the science fiction writing industry, including comprehensive listings of new books published in the field. ... Winners of the Hugo Award for best novel. ... Winners of the Hugo Award for best novella. ... // About this award According to Article 3. ... // About this award According to Article 3. ...

Dramatic Presentation

Long Form - Short Form (united until 2002) The Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form is one of the annual Hugo Award categories, presented by members of the World Science Fiction Convention. ... The Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form is one of the annual Hugo Award categories, presented by members of the World Science Fiction Convention. ... The Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation is one of the annual Hugo Award categories, presented by members of the World Science Fiction Convention. ...

Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction Book / Related Book Winners of the Hugo Award for best non-fiction book. ... Winners of the Hugo Award for best related book (previously best non-fiction). ...

Fanac

Fanzine - Fan Artist - Fan Writer Hugo Award for Best Fanzine. ... Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist. ... Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. ...

Pro's ac

Semiprozine - Professional Artist - Professional Editor Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine. ... Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist. ... Hugo Award for Best Professional Editor. ...


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Hugo Award - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (921 words)
Hugo Award nominees and winners are chosen by members of the annual World Science Fiction Convention ("Worldcon").
The Hugo Award trophy was co-designed by longtime SF fan and booster Benedict Jablonski who based the trophy on a rocket-shaped hood ornament from an Oldsmobile 88.
The Nebula award is given by members of SFWA, the Locus award is a poll of readers of the science fiction newsmagazine Locus.
Hugo Award - definition of Hugo Award in Encyclopedia (551 words)
The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation.
The Hugo Award itself was co-designed by longtime SF fan and booster Benedict Jablonski who based the trophy on a rocket-shaped hood ornament from an Oldsmobile 88.
The Nebula award is given by fellow writers, voting as a group.
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