Hugo Award for Best Short Story


Hugo Award for Best Short Story

The Hugo Awards are given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works. The awards are named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine "Amazing Stories", and given in various categories.

The winners for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story are presented here.

About this award

According to Article 3.3.4 of the Constitution of the World Science Fiction Society, a short story is "A science fiction or fantasy story of less than seven thousand five hundred (7,500) words." Additional Hugo Awards are given for longer pieces of fiction: novelette, novella and novel.

Awards given in one year are for works published during the previous calendar year.

The category definitions have changed over the years. In 1960–1964 and 1966 the award was for "Short Fiction".

Winners and nominees

Retro Hugos

These were awarded 50 or 75 years after years in which Worldcons didn't give awards.

ee also

* Nebula Award for Best Short Story

External links

* [http://thehugoawards.org/ Hugo Award official site]
* [http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Philcon/Philcon2-05.html Original proposal of the award in Philcon II]
* [http://www.locusmag.com/SFAwards/Db/HugoNomList.html List of Hugo Award nominees] in "Locus" magazine


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