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Retro-Hugo Awards for 1941: Whole Lotta Heinlein 
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The Retro-Hugo Award nominations are out, covering works of SF and fantasy that might have been awarded at an imaginary 1941 Hugo ceremony, had the Hugos, not created until 1953, existed in 1941. (Worldcon that year was in Denver, and Heinlein was Guest of Honor.) Under the rules, the works must have been published or released during the calendar year 1940. With me so far?

Anyway, Robert Anson Heinlein made out like a bandit. Not bad for the productions of the second year of his SF-writing career. Among his nominations:

Best Novella
Coventry
"If This Goes On—"
Magic, Inc.

Best Novelette
Blowups Happen
The Roads Must Roll

Best Short Story
Requiem

There's stiff competition from other great writers in these categories, but our man has a pretty good chance of posthumously taking
home an award or two from the Kansas City Worldcon.

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Post Re: Retro-Hugo Awards for 1941: Whole Lotta Heinlein
Yeah, Requiem deserves this.


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Interesting that the copyright date listed in The Past Through Tomorrow is 1939.


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I'm with uriihy. Requiem is the one book nominated for a retro-Hugo that unambiguously deserves the award. Coventry and Magic, Inc. are both good and I think they're contenders, but Requiem is a little jewel -- the best thing Heinlein wrote before WWII.

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Post Re: Retro-Hugo Awards for 1941: Whole Lotta Heinlein
beamjockey wrote:
The Retro-Hugo Award nominations are out, covering works of SF and fantasy that might have been awarded at an imaginary 1941 Hugo ceremony, had the Hugos, not created until 1953, existed in 1941. (Worldcon that year was in Denver, and Heinlein was Guest of Honor.) Under the rules, the works must have been published or released during the calendar year 1940. With me so far?

Anyway, Robert Anson Heinlein made out like a bandit. Not bad for the productions of the second year of his SF-writing career. Among his nominations:

Best Novella
Coventry
"If This Goes On—"
Magic, Inc.

Best Novelette
Blowups Happen
The Roads Must Roll

Best Short Story
Requiem

There's stiff competition from other great writers in these categories, but our man has a pretty good chance of posthumously taking
home an award or two from the Kansas City Worldcon.


And two Heinlein nominations won: "The Roads must Roll" and "'If This Goes On-'". "Requiem" was beaten out by Asimov's "Robbie".

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Post Re: Retro-Hugo Awards for 1941: Whole Lotta Heinlein
It was a sincere pleasure to be in the room and watch THS President Keith Kato accept those awards. Seeing the genuine emotion in A.E. van Vogt's granddaughter as she accepted his award for Slan was probably the best moment of the evening, though.


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