Hugo Award for Best Short Story: Wikis


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The Hugo Awards are given annually for the best English language science fiction or fantasy works. The awards are named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories, and given in various categories.

The winners for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story are presented here.


About this award

According to Article 3.3.4 of the Constitution of the World Science Fiction Society, a short story is "A science fiction or fantasy story of less than seven thousand five hundred (7,500) words." Additional Hugo Awards are given for longer pieces of fiction: novelette, novella and novel. Author Harlan Ellison has won it more times than anyone else with 4 wins.

Awards given in one year are for works published during the previous calendar year.

The category definitions have changed over the years. In 1960–1964 and 1966 the award was for "Short Fiction".

Winners and nominees

Year Winner Other nominees
1955 Allamagoosa
by Eric Frank Russell
1956 The Star
by Arthur C. Clarke
1958 Or All the Seas with Oysters
by Avram Davidson
1959 That Hell-Bound Train
by Robert Bloch
1960 Flowers for Algernon
by Daniel Keyes
1961 The Longest Voyage
by Poul Anderson
1962 Hothouse
by Brian W. Aldiss
1963 The Dragon Masters
by Jack Vance
1964 No Truce with Kings
by Poul Anderson
1965 Soldier, Ask Not
by Gordon R. Dickson
1966 "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman
by Harlan Ellison
1967 Neutron Star
by Larry Niven
1968 I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
by Harlan Ellison
1969 The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World
by Harlan Ellison
1970 Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones
by Samuel R. Delany
1971 “Slow Sculpture”
by Theodore Sturgeon
1972 Inconstant Moon
by Larry Niven
1973 (tie)
1974 The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
by Ursula K. Le Guin
1975 The Hole Man
by Larry Niven
1976 “Catch That Zeppelin!”
by Fritz Leiber
1977 “Tricentennial”
by Joe Haldeman
1978 Jeffty Is Five
by Harlan Ellison
1979 Cassandra
by C. J. Cherryh
1980 The Way of Cross and Dragon
by George R. R. Martin
1981 Grotto of the Dancing Deer
by Clifford D. Simak
  • “Cold Hands” by Jeff Duntemann
  • “Guardian” by Jeff Duntemann
  • “Spidersong” by Susan C. Petry
  • “Our Lady of the Sauropods” by Robert Silverberg
1982 “The Pusher”
by John Varley
1983 Melancholy Elephants
by Spider Robinson
1984 Speech Sounds
by Octavia E. Butler
1985 The Crystal Spheres
by David Brin
1986 Fermi and Frost
by Frederik Pohl
1987 Tangents
by Greg Bear
1988 Why I Left Harry's All-Night Hamburgers
by Lawrence Watt-Evans
1989 Kirinyaga
by Mike Resnick
1990 “Boobs”
by Suzy McKee Charnas
1991 Bears Discover Fire
by Terry Bisson
1992 A Walk in the Sun
by Geoffrey A. Landis
1993 Even the Queen
by Connie Willis
  • “The Winterberry” by Nicholas A. DiChario
  • “The Mountain to Mohammed” by Nancy Kress
  • “The Lotus and the Spear” by Mike Resnick
  • “The Arbitrary Placement of Walls” by Martha Soukup
1994 “Death on the Nile”
by Connie Willis
1995 None So Blind
by Joe Haldeman
1996 The Lincoln Train
by Maureen F. McHugh
1997 “The Soul Selects Her Own Society: Invasion and Repulsion: A Chronological Reinterpretation of Two of Emily Dickinson's Poems: A Wellsian Perspective”
by Connie Willis
1998 The 43 Antarean Dynasties
by Mike Resnick
1999 The Very Pulse of the Machine
by Michael Swanwick
2000 Scherzo with Tyrannosaur
by Michael Swanwick
2001 “Different Kinds of Darkness”
by David Langford
2002 The Dog Said Bow-Wow
by Michael Swanwick
2003 Falling Onto Mars
by Geoffrey A. Landis
2004 A Study in Emerald
by Neil Gaiman
2005 Travels with My Cats
by Mike Resnick
2006 Tk'tk'tk
by David D. Levine
2007 Impossible Dreams
by Tim Pratt
2008 Tideline
by Elizabeth Bear
2009 "Exhalation"
by Ted Chiang[1][2]

Retro Hugos

These were awarded 50 or 75 years after years in which Worldcons did not give awards.

Year Winner Other nominees
(awarded in 1996)
Uncommon Sense
by Hal Clement
(awarded in 2001)
To Serve Man
by Damon Knight
(awarded in 2004)
The Nine Billion Names of God
by Arthur C. Clarke

See also


  1. ^ Thill, Scott (August 10, 2009). "2009 Hugo Awards Honor Gaiman, Dr. Horrible, More". Wired. Retrieved September 8, 2009.  
  2. ^ Lalumière, Claude (August 10, 2009). "The Hugo Awards". The Montreal Gazette. Retrieved September 8, 2009.  

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