NESFA 1940 Retro Hugo Recommendations

NESFA continues to maintain a list of Good Stuff to read. Any NESFA member who reads something that they would like to recommend to others to be considered for a Hugo nomination can add it to the list. We will publish it from time to time in& Instant Message and on the nets. (Feel free to reproduce it provided you reproduce it intact!) It's neither definitive nor complete, but it contains the stories, novels and non-fiction works that a bunch of well-read fans feel may be worthy of a Hugo nomination.

These are items first published (or first published in English) in 1940 and eligible for the Retro Hugos to be presented at MidAmeriCon II in Kansas City in August 2016.

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Novel (40,000 words or more)
Title Author Publisher Nominators
If This Goes On
Robert A. Heinlein
Astounding 2-3/1940
ca, arl, sls, daa
L. Ron Hubbard
Unknown 7/1940
A. E. van Vogt
Astounding 9-12/1940

Novella (between 17,500 and 40,000 words)
Title Author Publisher Nominators
Farewell to the Master Harry Bates Astounding, October jam, ca, arl
The Wheels of If
L. Sprague de Camp
Unknown 10/1940
Robert A. Heinlein
Astounding, 7/1940 ca, daa, sls

Novelette (between 7,500 and 17,500  words)
Title Author Publisher Nominators
The Roads Must Roll
Robert A. Heinlein
Astounding 6/1940
Into the Darkness Ross Rocklynne Astonishing, June jam, ca
The Warrior Race L. Sprague de Camp Astounding, October jam

Short story (fewer than 7,500 words)
Title Author Publisher Nominators
Requiem Robert A. Heinlein Astounding, January jam, ca, daa, arl, sls
It Theodore Sturgeon Unknown, August jam, ca

Related Work
Title Author Publisher Nominators

Graphic Story
Title Author Artist Publisher Nominators

Dramatic Presentation Long Form (over 90 minutes)
Title Series / Studio Length Nominators
125 min
ca, daa, sls
The Thief of Bagdad
Alexandra Korda Films
106 min
ca, daa

Dramatic Presentation Short Form (less than 90 minutes)
Title Series / Studio Length Nominators
Dr. Cyclops
77 min
ca, daa
The Invisible Woman
72 min
ca, daa
Disney / RKO
88 min

Length: The complete running time excluding previews, promotional trailers, commercials, public service announcements, or other extraneous material, based on the first general release of the item. According to some recent Hugo Administrators, nominations made in Long Form of items running 90 minutes or less, or in Short Form of items running over 90 minutes, will be ignored unless they can be moved to the other category without increasing the number of nominations there beyond five. Most recent Hugo administrators, however, have said that they do not do this and will honor the nominators wishes for works that are within the 20% overlap boundary (that is, less than 108 minutes). 

IMDB: The running time is from the Internet Movie Database.

Key to Nominators: arl: Tony Lewis, ca: Claire Anderson, daa: Dave Anderson, EMU: Erin Underwood. ies: Ian Stockdale; jam: Jim Mann, mjk: Mike Kerpan, sls: Sharon Sbarsky. VJD: Vincent Docherty