NESFA 1942 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 1942 and eligible for the Retro-Hugos to be presented at Worldcon 76 in San Jose in August 2018.
  • www.isfdb.org is a good source for determining where stories have been reprinted.
  • The deadline for submitting Hugo nominating ballots is 2:59am EDT on March 17th, 2018.
  • For more information about the Hugos, see theHugoAwards.org.

Novel (40,000 words or more)
Title Author Publisher Nominators
Beyond This Horizon
Robert A. Heinlein (as Anson MacDonald)
Astounding 4/42
ca

Novella (between 17,500 and 40,000 words)
Title Author Publisher Nominators
Nerves
Lester Del Rey
Astounding 9/42
ca, daa
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag
Robert A. Heinlein
Unknown Worlds 10/42
ca, daa
Waldo
Robert A. Heinlein
Astounding 8/42
ca, daa

Novelette (between 7,500 and 17,500 words)
Title Author Publisher Nominators
       

Short story (fewer than 7,500 words)
Title Author Publisher Nominators
       

Series (three or more volumes, 240,000 or more words)
Title
Author(s)
Publisher(s)
Nominators
       

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
Spy Smasher
Republic Pictures
215 min
ca, daa

Dramatic Presentation Short Form (less than 90 minutes)
Title Series / Studio Length Nominators
Cat People
RKO Radio Pictures
73 min
ca, daa
I Married a Witch
Rene Clair Productions77 min
ca, daa

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.


Noteworthy Works by Potential Campbell Nominees

(We do not make recommendations on these pages for the Hugo awards which are given to people (such as Best Editor or Best Artist), but for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer we do note recommended stories by people we believe to be eligible.)

Title Author Appeared / Publisher Nominators
       

Other Good Reads

Novel (40,000 words or more)
Title Author Publisher Nominators
       

Novella (between 17,500 and 40,000 words)
Title Author Appeared Nominators
       

Novelette (between 7,500 and 17,500 words)
Title Author Appeared Nominators
       

Short Story (less than 7,500 words)
Title Author Appeared Nominators
       


Series (three or more volumes, 240,000 or more words)
Title Author(s) Publisher(s) Nominators
       

Related Book
Title Author Publisher Nominators
       

Graphic Story
Title Author Artist Publisher Nominators
         

Dramatic Presentation Long Form (over 90 minutes) Title Studio Length Nominators
       

Dramatic Presentation Short Form (90 minutes or less)
Title Series / Studio Length Nominators
       
Key to Nominators: arl: Tony Lewis, by: Ben Yalow, ca: Claire Anderson, daa: Dave Anderson, df: Dale Farmer, dgg: David G. Grubbs, EMU: Erin Underwood, ged: Gay Ellen Dennett, ies: Ian Stockdale, jam: Jim Mann, ks: Kate Savage, lc: Lis Carey, ldtm: Laurie Mann, mjk: Mike Kerpan, pal: Paula Lieberman, rl: Robert Luoma, sls: Sharon Sbarsky, vjd: Vincent Docherty
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