Winners of the Retro Hugo Awards 1945

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Best Novel

“Shadow Over Mars” (The Nemesis from Terra), by Leigh Brackett (Startling Stories, Fall 1944)

Best Novella

“Killdozer!”, by Theodore Sturgeon (Astounding Science Fiction, November 1944)

Best Novelette

“City”, by Clifford D. Simak (Astounding Science Fiction, May 1944)

Best Short Story

“I, Rocket”, by Ray Bradbury (Amazing Stories, May 1944)

Best Series

The Cthulhu Mythos, by H. P. Lovecraft, August Derleth, and others

Best Related Work

“The Science-Fiction Field”, by Leigh Brackett (Writer’s Digest, July 1944)

Best Graphic Story or Comic

Superman: “The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk”, by Jerry Siegel, Ira Yarbrough and Joe Shuster (Detective
Comics, Inc.)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

A tie:

The Canterville Ghost, screenplay by Edwin Harvey Blum from a story by Oscar Wilde,
directed by Jules Dassin (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM))

The Curse of the Cat People, written by DeWitt Bodeen, directed by Gunther V. Fritsch and
Robert Wise (RKO Radio Pictures)

Best Editor, Short Form

John W. Campbell, Jr.

Best Professional Artist

Margaret Brundage

Best Fanzine

Voice of the Imagi-Nation, edited by Forrest J. Ackerman and Myrtle R. Douglas

Best Fan Writer

Fritz Leiber