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April 9, 2004
The 62nd World Science Fiction Convention
P.O. Box 1010
Framingham, MA 01701
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Noreascon Four is delighted to announce the nominees for the 2004 Hugo Awards (for work done in 2003) and the 1954 Retrospective Hugo Awards (for work done in 1953). The Hugo Awards are science fiction's highest honor for professional and fan work, and the Retrospective Hugo Awards honor people and work from years when Hugo Awards were not given.
The winners will be announced in ceremonies at the 62nd World Science Fiction Convention in Boston, MA, Sept. 26, 2004.
Final voting for the Hugo and Retrospective Hugo Awards will begin in May; only supporting and attending members of Noreascon Four may vote on the Hugo and Retrospective Hugo Awards. Physical ballots will be included in Progress Report 6, due to be mailed in late April. Online voting will be available to all eligible voters, and printable versions of the ballot will also be included on the Noreascon Four web site (see www.noreascon.org).
To join Noreascon Four and vote for your favorite works and people, write us at the address above or see our web pages for more information.
The 2004 Hugo Awards nominations listed below include finalists in 13 categories, plus the John W. Campbell Award (not a Hugo).
2004 Hugo Award Nominees
Best Novel (462 ballots)
- Paladin of Souls Lois McMaster Bujold (Eos)
- Humans Robert 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)
- "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)
- "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, Bridge, 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, Del Rey, 2003)
- "Four Short Novels" Joe Haldeman (Fantasy & Science Fiction, 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 Fantastic Contemporary Art Cathy & Arnie Fenner (Underwood Books, 2003)
- The Chesley Awards for SF & 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 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 (Bridge, 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, Stuart Beattie & Jay Wolpert.
- X2: X-Men United (20th Century Fox/Marvel). Directed by Bryan Singer; screenplay by Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris & David Hayter; story by Zak Penn, 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 Semi-Prozine (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
- 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 (second year of eligibility)
- David D. Levine (second year of eligibility)
- Karin Lowachee (second year of eligibility)
- Chris Moriarty (first year of eligibility)
- Tim Pratt (second year of eligibility)
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 Semi-Prozine, 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, Feb.July 1953)
- More than Human Theodore Sturgeon (Ballantine)
Best Novella of 1953 (67 ballots)
- "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)
- "Daughters of Earth" Judith Merrill (The Petrified Planet, Twayne, 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)
- "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 Making and 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