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2004 Hugo Award Nominees
Best Novel (462 ballots)
- Paladin of Souls Lois McMaster Bujold (Eos)
- Humans Robert J. Sawyer (Tor Books)
- Ilium Dan Simmons (Eos)
- Singularity Sky Charles Stross (Ace Books)
- Blind Lake Robert Charles Wilson (Tor Books)
Best Novella (215 ballots)
- "Walk in Silence" Catherine Asaro (Analog, April 2003)
- "The Empress of Mars" Kage Baker (Asimov's, July 2003)
- "The Green Leopard Plague" Walter Jon Williams (Asimov's, Oct.Nov. 2003)
- "Just Like the Ones We Used to Know" Connie Willis (Asimov's, Dec. 2003)
- "The Cookie Monster" Vernor Vinge (Analog, Oct. 2003)
Best Novelette (243 ballots)
- "The Empire of Ice Cream" Jeffrey Ford (Sci Fiction, scifi.com, Feb. 2003)
- "Bernardo's House" James Patrick Kelly (Asimov's, June 2003)
- "Into the Gardens of Sweet Night" Jay Lake (Writers of the Future XIX, ed. Algis Budrys, Galaxy Press, 2003)
- "Hexagons" Robert Reed (Asimov's, July 2003)
- "Nightfall" Charles Stross (Asimov's, April 2003)
- "Legions in Time" Michael Swanwick (Asimov's, April 2003)
Best Short Story (310 ballots)
- "Paying It Forward" Michael A. Burstein (Analog, Sept. 2003)
- "A Study in Emerald" Neil Gaiman (Shadows over Baker Street, ed. Michael Reaves & John Pelan, Del Rey, 2003)
- "Four Short Novels" Joe Haldeman (Fantasy & Science Fiction, Oct.Nov. 2003)
- "The Tale of the Golden Eagle" David D. Levine (Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 2003)
- "Robots Don't Cry" Mike Resnick (Asimov's, July 2003)
Best Related Book (243 ballots)
- Scores: Reviews 19932003 John Clute (Beccon Publications, 2003)
- Spectrum 10: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art Cathy & Arnie Fenner (Underwood Books, 2003)
- The Chesley Awards for Science Fiction and Fantasy Art: A Retrospective John Grant, Elizabeth L. Humphrey, & Pamela D. Scoville (Artist's & Photographer's Press Ltd., 2003)
- Dreamer of Dune: The Biography of Frank Herbert Brian Herbert (Tor Books, 2003)
- The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases Jeff VanderMeer & Mark Roberts (Night Shade Books, 2003)
- Master Storyteller: An Illustrated Tour of the Fiction of L. Ron Hubbard William J. Widder (Galaxy Press, 2003)
Best Dramatic Presentation Long Form (363 ballots)
- 28 Days Later (DNA Films/Fox Searchlight). Directed by Danny Boyle; written by Alex Garland.
- Finding Nemo (Pixar/Walt Disney Pictures). Directed by Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich; screenplay by Andrew Stanton & Bob Peterson & David Reynolds; story by Andrew Stanton.
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (New Line Cinema). Directed by Peter Jackson; screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson; based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Walt Disney Pictures). Directed by Gore Verbinski; screenplay by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio; screen story by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Stuart Beattie and Jay Wolpert.
- X2: X-Men United (20th Century Fox/Marvel). Directed by Bryan Singer; screenplay by Michael Dougherty & Dan Harris and David Hayter; story by Zak Penn and David Hayter & Bryan Singer.
Best Dramatic Presentation Short Form (212 ballots)
- "Chosen" Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Mutant Enemy Inc./20th Century Fox). Written and directed by Joss Whedon.
- "Gollum's Acceptance Speech at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards" (Wingnut Films/New Line Cinema). Written and directed by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson.
- "Heart of Gold" Firefly (Mutant Enemy Inc./20th Century Fox). Directed by Thomas J. Wright; written by Brett Matthews.
- "The Message" Firefly (Mutant Enemy Inc./20th Century Fox). Directed by Tim Minear; written by Joss Whedon & Tim Minear.
- "Rosetta" Smallville (Tollin/Robbins Productions/Warner Brothers). Directed by James Marshall; written by Al Gough & Miles Millar.
Best Professional Editor (319 ballots)
- Ellen Datlow
- Gardner Dozois
- David Hartwell
- Stanley Schmidt
- Gordon Van Gelder
Best Professional Artist (241 ballots)
- Jim Burns
- Bob Eggleton
- Frank Frazetta
- Frank Kelly Freas
- Donato Giancola
Best Semiprozine (199 ballots)
- Ansible, ed. Dave Langford
- Interzone, ed. David Pringle
- Locus, ed. Charles N. Brown, Jennifer A. Hall, and Kirsten Gong-Wong
- The New York Review of Science Fiction, ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell, and Kevin Maroney
- The Third Alternative, ed. Andy Cox
Best Fanzine (211 ballots)
- Challenger, ed. Guy H. Lillian III
- Emerald City, ed. Cheryl Morgan
- File 770, ed. Mike Glyer
- Mimosa, ed. Rich and Nicki Lynch
- Plokta, ed. Alison Scott, Steve Davies, and Mike Scott
Best Fan Writer (260 ballots)
- Jeff Berkwits
- Bob Devney
- John L. Flynn
- Dave Langford
- Cheryl Morgan
Best Fan Artist (190 ballots)
- Brad Foster
- Teddy Harvia
- Sue Mason
- Steve Stiles
- Frank Wu
The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (192 ballots)
- Jay Lake
- David D. Levine
- Karin Lowachee
- Chris Moriarty
- Tim Pratt
Note: This award is not a Hugo; it is sponsored by Dell Magazines.
Retrospective Hugo Awards for work done in 1953
Below are nominations in 10 categories for the best work of 1953. Three categories were dropped for insufficient nominees: Best Dramatic Presentation Long Form, Best Semiprozine, and Best Fan Artist.
Best Novel of 1953 (113 ballots)
- The Caves of Steel Isaac Asimov (Galaxy, Oct.Dec. 1953)
- Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury (Ballantine)
- Childhood's End Arthur C. Clarke (Ballantine)
- Mission of Gravity Hal Clement (Astounding, AprilJuly 1953)
- More than Human Theodore Sturgeon (Ballantine)
Best Novella of 1953 (67 ballots)
- "Three Hearts and Three Lions" Poul Anderson (Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept.-Oct. 1953)
- "Un-Man" Poul Anderson (Astounding, Jan. 1953)
- "A Case of Conscience" James Blish (If, Sept. 1953)
- "The Rose" Charles L. Harness (Authentic Science Fiction Monthly, March 1953)
- "...And My Fear is Great..." Theodore Sturgeon (Beyond Fantasy Fiction, July 1953)
Best Novelette of 1953 (66 ballots)
- "Sam Hall" Poul Anderson (Astounding, Aug. 1953)
- "The Adventure of the Misplaced Hound" Poul Anderson & Gordon R. Dickson (Universe, Dec. 1953)
- "Earthman, Come Home" James Blish (Astounding, Nov. 1953)
- "The Wall Around the World" Theodore Cogswell (Beyond Fantasy Fiction, Sept. 1953)
- "Second Variety" Philip K. Dick (Space Science Fiction, May 1953)
Best Short Story of 1953 (96 ballots)
- "Star Light, Star Bright" Alfred Bester (Fantasy & Science Fiction, July 1953)
- "It's a Good Life" Jerome Bixby (Star Science Fiction Stories #2, Ballantine)
- "The Nine Billion Names of God" Arthur C. Clarke (Star Science Fiction Stories #1, Ballantine)
- "The Seventh Victim" Robert Sheckley (Galaxy, April 1953)
- "A Saucer of Loneliness" Theodore Sturgeon (Galaxy, Feb. 1953)
Best Related Book of 1953 (21 ballots)
- Conquest of the Moon Wernher von Braun, Fred L. Whipple & Willy Ley (Viking Press)
- Modern Science Fiction: Its Meaning and Its Future Reginald Bretnor (Coward-McCann)
- Science-Fiction Handbook L. Sprague de Camp (Hermitage)
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, of 1953 (96 ballots)
- The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (Mutual Pictures/Warner Brothers). Directed by Eugène Lourié; screenplay by Louis Morheim and Fred Freiberger; based on the story by Ray Bradbury.
- Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 th Century (Warner Brothers). Directed by Chuck Jones; written by Michael Maltese.
- Invaders from Mars (National Pictures/20th Century Fox). Directed by William Cameron Menzies; screenplay by Richard Blake; story by John Tucker Battle.
- It Came from Outer Space (Universal). Directed by Jack Arnold; screenplay by Harry Essex; story by Ray Bradbury.
- The War of the Worlds (Paramount Pictures). Directed by Byron Haskin; screenplay by Barré Lyndon; based on the novel by H.G. Wells.
Best Professional Editor of 1953 (49 ballots)
- Anthony Boucher
- John W. Campbell, Jr.
- H. L. Gold
- Frederik Pohl
- Donald A. Wollheim
Best Professional Artist of 1953 (68 ballots)
- Chesley Bonestell
- Ed Emshwiller
- Virgil Finlay
- Frank Kelly Freas
- Richard Powers
Best Fanzine of 1953 (36 ballots)
- Hyphen, ed. Chuck Harris & Walter Willis
- Quandry, ed. Lee Hoffman
- Science Fiction Newsletter, ed. Bob Tucker
- Sky Hook, ed. Redd Boggs
- Slant, ed. Walter Willis; art editor James White
Best Fan Writer of 1953 (38 ballots)
- Redd Boggs
- Lee Hoffman
- Bob Tucker
- James White
- Walter A. Willis