fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviewsThe 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.

The Glass Bead Game (or Das Glasperlenspiel or Magister Ludi) by Hermann Hesse

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.




BEST SHORT STORYThe Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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.


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