MidAmeriCon II has posted the voter packet containing works by some of the nominees for the 1941 Retro Hugos.
Heinlein’s greatest year as a short fiction writer is on display. Otherwise, the voters don’t seem to have picked a lot of work in the public domain, or that the rights holders wanted to release for use in the packet. Here’s what I received in the download:
Contains a one-page notice where you can buy Slan.
Lydia van Vogt and the Ashley Grayson Agency are thrilled that Slan is being considered for the 1940 Retro Hugo and are happy to provide this summary of where MidAmerican [sic] members can find the book to enjoy for the first time or again a voting gets underway.
- Coventry by Robert A. Heinlein
- If This Goes On by Robert A. Heinlein
- Magic, Inc. by Robert A. Heinlein
- “The Roads Must Roll,” by Robert A. Heinlein
- “Blowups Happen,” by Robert A. Heinlein
- “Darker Than You Think,” by Jack Williamson
Best Short Story
- “Martian Quest,” by Leigh Brackett – a link to the story on the Baen website
- “Requiem,” by Robert A. Heinlein
- “Strange Playfellow” (A.K.A. Robbie) by Isaac Asimov
- “The Stellar Legion,” by Leigh Brackett – a link to the story on the Baen website
Best Professional Artist
Hubert Rogers is represented by four pieces of cover art, three that appear to be the original art and one copy of a magazine cover.
- Futuria Fantasia (Sept. 1940), edited by Ray Bradbury
A statement directs voters to examples of Futuria Fantasia, Le Zombie, Spaceways, and Voice of the Imagi-Nation at www.fanac.org/fanzines/Retro_Hugos.html
Best Fan Writer
Contains another copy of Futuria Fantasia (Sept. 1940)
A statement explains the Ray Bradbury sample for the Best Fan Writer category is “Gorgono and Slith,” found in that issue. Also, that samples by fan writer nominees Forrest J. Ackerman, Ray Bradbury, Bob Tucker, and Harry Warner can be found at www.fanac.org/fanzines/Retro_Hugos.html
[Thanks to Hampus Eckerman for the story.]