/Noreascon Four/ The 62nd Worldcon Boston, Massachusetts USA, Tellus, Sol Noreascon Four Retro Hugo Nomination Details for Work Done in 1953 *Registration rates * Events Exhibits Guests of Honor Hotels/Facilities Hugo Awards Hugo Winners Retro Hugo Winners Hugo Ceremony Hugo FAQ Nominees Retro Hugo Ceremony Membership Info Member Services Press Program Publications Travel & Tourism World Science Fiction Society About Noreascon 4 Committee Contact Us Discussions Frequently Asked Questions Search & Site Map Volunteers Web Logs What's New /Address inquiries to/ *Noreascon Four* P.O. Box 1010 Framingham, MA 01701 617-776-3243 /(fax)/ info@noreascon.org As required by the WSFS Constitution, we report the top 15 vote-getters in each category. (In no category did anyone else get as many as 5% of the nominations cast in that category.) Except for a few items which are marked as ineligible, no attempt was made to validate the name/title or eligibility of any item which would not affect the final nomination listing. When a nominee received nominations in more than one category, we combined nominations to the correct category where appropriate. To determine the viability of categories, potential nominees with four or fewer nominations were dropped from consideration; where this dropped a given category below three nominees, the category was dropped as non-viable. See the 1953 Retro Hugo final results Novel (113 people nominated) Mission of Gravity -- Hal Clement -- 74 Fahrenheit 451 -- Ray Bradbury -- 68 Childhood's End -- Arthur C. Clarke -- 63 The Caves of Steel -- Isaac Asimov -- 49 More Than Human -- Theodore Sturgeon -- 41 --------------------------------------- Against the Fall of Night -- Arthur C. Clarke -- 19 Bring the Jubilee -- Ward Moore ? 17 The Kraken Wakes -- John Wyndham -- 14 Starman Jones -- Robert A. Heinlein ? 14 The Silver Chair -- C. S. Lewis -- 11 Conjure Wife -- Fritz Leiber -- 10 If This Goes On -- Robert A. Heinlein ? 10 The Space Merchants -- Pohl & Kornbluth --10 Children of the Atom -- Wilma Shiras -- 8 West of the Sun -- Edgar Pangborn -- 6 Novella (67 people nominated) ?A Case of Conscience? -- James Blish -- 40 ?Un-Man? -- Poul Anderson -- 17 ?The Rose? -- Charles L Harness -- 16 ??And My Fear is Great?? -- Theodore Sturgeon -- 8 ?Three Hearts and Three Lions? -- Poul Anderson -- 8 --------------------------------------- (Ineligible: First published in 1952. ?Daughters of Earth? -- Judith Merrill ? 13) ?Lot? -- Ward Moore -- 7 ?The Seven Black Priests? -- Fritz Leiber -- 7 ?Double Meaning? -- Damon Knight -- 6 ?Hardly Worth Mentioning? -- Chad Oliver -- 6 ?The Variable Man? -- Philip K. Dick -- 6 ?The Big Jump? -- Leigh Brackett -- 5 Novelette (66 people nominated) ?Earthman, Come Home? -- James Blish -- 36 ?Sam Hall? -- Poul Anderson -- 24 ?Adventures of the Misplaced Hound? -- Poul Anderson and Gordon R Dickson -- 17 ?Second Variety? -- Philip K. Dick--14 ?The Wall Around the World? -- Theodore Cogswell -- 14 ------------------------------- ?Mother? -- Philip Jose Farmer -- 12 ?The Birds? -- Daphne du Maurier -- 11 ?Four in One? -- Damon Knight -- 10 ?Project Nightmare? -- Robert A. Heinlein -- 7 ?Jupiter V? -- Arthur C. Clarke -- 6 ?Shadow Show? -- Clifford D. Simak -- 6 ?Watchbird? -- Robert Sheckley -- 5 ?Belief? -- Isaac Asimov -- 4 ?Time is the Traitor? -- Alfred Bester -- 3 Short Story (96 people nominated) ?The 9 Billion Names of God? -- Arthur C. Clarke -- 71 ?It?s a /Good/ Life? -- Jerome Bixby -- 35 ?The 7th Victim? -- Robert Sheckley -- 24 ?A Saucer of Loneliness? -- Theodore Sturgeon -- 18 ?Star Light, Star Bright? -- Alfred Bester -- 17 ------------------------------------- ?A Bad Day for Sales? -- Fritz Leiber -- 10 ?Common Time? -- James Blish -- 6 ?Nightmare Brother? -- Alan E. Nourse -- 6 ?Crucifixus Etiam? -- Walter M. Miller, Jr -- 5 ?Hall of Mirrors? -- Frederik Brown -- 5 ?Warm? -- Robert Sheckley -- 5 ?Encounter in the Dawn? -- Arthur C. Clarke -- 4 ?Little Girl Lost? -- Richard Matheson -- 4 ?Skylift? -- Robert A Heinlein -- 4 Dramatic Presentation - Long Form -- Dropped for Lack of Viable Category (35 people nominated) Quartermass Experiment -- BBC -- 9 Silver Dust Mosfilm -- USSR ? 3 Alert the South -- Neptune/Sirius/Fonorama -- 3 Journey into Space -- BBC Radio -- 2 (Destination Moon -- Ineligible -- 1950) Dramatic Presentation - Short Form (96 people nominated) The War of the Worlds -- 75 Duck Dodgers -- 60 Beast from 20,000 Fathoms -- 29 Invaders from Mars -- 26 It Came from Outer Space -- 26 -------------------------------------- Duck Amok -- 24 Peter Pan -- 16 5000 Fingers of Dr T -- 16 Robot Rabbit -- 13 TV of Tomorrow -- 8 Donovan?s Brain -- 7 The Twonky -- 6 Magnetic Monsters -- 6 A Shot in the Dark-Superman -- 4 Runaway Robot-Superman -- 4 Professional Editor (49 people nominated) John W Campbell, Jr. -- 44 H. L. Gold -- 40 Anthony Boucher -- 30 Fred Pohl -- 12 Donald A. Wollheim -- 8 ---------------------------------- Ray Palmer -- 6 Hugo Gernsbach -- 4 Lester del Rey -- 3 J. Francis McComas--3 Professional Artist (68 people nominated) Ed Emshwiller -- 36 Frank Kelly Freas -- 34 Chesley Bonestell -- 28 Richard Powers ? 28 Virgil Finlay -- 24 -------------------------------- Hannes Bok -- 17 Frank R. Paul -- 14 Alex Schomburg -- 14 Edd Cartier -- 8 H. R. van Dongen ? 7 Jack Coggins -- 6 Mel Hunter -- 6 Ed Valigursky -- 6 Stanley Meltzoff -- 5 Earle K. Bergey ? 3 Salvador Dali -- 3 Fanzine (36 people nominated) Quandry -- 28 Slant -- 19 Hyphen -- 13 SF Newsletter -- 12 Skyhook -- 12 ---------------------------------- Spaceship -- 11 Dimensions -- 8 Peon -- 6 Destiny -- 3 Oopsla -- 3 YHOS -- 3 Toto -- 2 Vega -- 2 Fan Writer (38 people nominated) Walter Willis -- 29 Bob Tucker -- 23 Redd Boggs -- 14 Lee Hoffman -- 13 James White -- 10 --------------------------------- Harlan Ellison -- 9 Bob Shaw -- 8 Robert Silverberg -- 7 James Blish -- 4 Robert Bloch -- 3 Chuck Harris -- 3 Jack Speer -- 3 Art Widner -- 3 Charles Burbee -- 2 Terry Carr -- 2 A. Vincent Clarke -- 2 Buck Coulson -- 2 Earl Kemp -- 2 Fan Artist -- Dropped for Lack of Viable Category (28 people nominated) Bill Rotsler -- 19 Richard Bergeron -- 6 (Ineligible; no work in 1953: ATom -- 5) Morris Scott Dollens -- 3 Dean A Grennell -- 3 James White -- 3 Jack Gaughn -- 2 Lee Hoffman -- 2 Ray Nelson -- 2 Bob Shaw -- 2 Harry Turner -- 2 Related Book Nominees (3 nominees only) (21 people nominated) The SF Handbook -- L Sprague de Camp -- 13 Conquest of the Moon -- Wernher von Braun, Fred L Whipple & Willy Ley -- 12 Modern Science Fiction: Its Meaning and its Future -- Reginald Bretnor -- 10 --------------------------------- (Ineligible; published 1949: Conquest of Space -- Ley & Bonestell ? 3) A Lovecraft Bibliography -- Brennan -- 2 (Ineligible; published 1954: The Enchanted Duplicator -- Willis & Shaw ? 1) Best Semi-Prozine -- Dropped for Lack of Viable Category (1 person nominated) Inside and S. F. Advertiser -- 1 MCFI, 2001-2006. 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