Noreascon Four

April 9, 2004

Noreascon Four
The 62nd World Science Fiction Convention
P.O. Box 1010
Framingham, MA 01701


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. 2–6, 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

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)

Best Novella (215 ballots)

Best Novelette (243 ballots)

Best Short Story (310 ballots)

Best Related Book (243 ballots)

Best Dramatic Presentation — Long Form (363 ballots)

Best Dramatic Presentation — Short Form (212 ballots)

Best Professional Editor (319 ballots)

Best Professional Artist (241 ballots)

Best Semi-Prozine (199 ballots)

Best Fanzine (211 ballots)

Best Fan Writer (260 ballots)

Best Fan Artist (190 ballots)

The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (192 ballots)

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)

Best Novella of 1953 (67 ballots)

Best Novelette of 1953 (66 ballots)

Best Short Story of 1953 (96 ballots)

Best Related Book of 1953 (21 ballots)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, of 1953 (96 ballots)

Best Professional Editor of 1953 (49 ballots)

Best Professional Artist of 1953 (68 ballots)

Best Fanzine of 1953 (36 ballots)

Best Fan Writer of 1953 (38 ballots)