The Hugo Awards have been awarded by science fiction and fantasy readers at the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) since 1953.
Starting in 1996, fans began awarding Retrospective Hugo Awards to works that might have won in the years before the Hugos were instituted.
This year the Retro Hugos will celebrate novels, novellas, novelettes, and short stories that were published in 1943 and, therefore, might have won a Hugo Award if the Hugos had existed back then.
The 1944 Retro Hugo Awards will be presented at Worldcon 77 in Dublin, Ireland, on August 18. The finalists are listed here. Click the title links to read our reviews and on the author links to visit our page for the author. We’ve included the cover art for some of our favorites.
How many of these have you read?
Who do you think will win the 1944 Retro Hugo Awards?
Answer below for a chance to win a book from our stacks.
- The Weapon Makers by A.E. van Vogt, Astounding Science-Fiction
- The Glass Bead Game (Das Glasperlenspiel) by Hermann Hesse, Fretz & Wasmuth
- Gather, Darkness! by Fritz Leiber, Astounding
- Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber, Unknown Worlds
- Earth’s Last Citadel by C.L. Moore & Henry Kuttner, Argosy
- Perelandra by C.S. Lewis, John Lane The Bodley Head
- Attitude by Hal Clement, Astounding
- The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H.P. Lovecraft, Arkham House
- The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Reynal & Hitchcock
- The Magic Bed-Knob; or How to Become a Witch in Ten Easy Lessons by Mary Norton, Hyperion Press
- Clash by Night by Henry Kuttner & C.L. Moore, Astounding
- We Print the Truth by Anthony Boucher, Astounding
- “Citadel of Lost Ships” by Leigh Brackett, Planet Stories
- “Thieves’ House” by Fritz Leiber, Unknown Worlds
- “The Halfling” by Leigh Brackett, Astonishing Stories
- “Mimsy Were the Borogoves” by C.L. Moore & Henry Kuttner, Astounding
- “The Proud Robot” by Henry Kuttner, Astounding
- “Symbiotica” by Eric Frank Russell, Astounding
- “Death Sentence” by Isaac Asimov, Astounding
- “Doorway into Time” by C.L. Moore, Famous Fantastic Mysteries
- “King of the Gray Spaces (R is for Rocket)” by Ray Bradbury, Famous Fantastic Mysteries
- “Exile” by Edmond Hamilton, Super Science Stories
- “Q.U.R.” by Anthony Boucher, Astounding
- “Yours Truly – Jack the Ripper” by Robert Bloch, Weird Tales
Which stories and authors have you read? Who do you predict will win? Who do you want to win?
Give us your thoughts and predictions in the comments. One random commenter with a USA mailing address will win a book from our stacks.