MidAmeriCon II has made a correction in the 1941 Retro Hugo finalists.
Dave McCarty, MidAmeriCon II Hugo Administrator, explains:
“Darker Than You Think” by Jack Williamson was mistakenly categorized as a novelette. The story is a novella, but did not receive enough nominations to be a finalist as a novella. It has been marked as not eligible. The novelette “Vault of the Beast” by A.E. Van Vogt (Astounding Science-Fiction, August 1940) should have been listed as the 5th finalist and has been added to the Retro ballot.
Anyone who has already registered votes for the Retro Hugo contest online is encouraged to update their ballot as they feel appropriate. Members voting by mailed in paper ballot may write in “Vault of the Beast” and rank it, the administrators will count their ballot appropriately.
McCarty reports the ballot change is live now.
Members will receive notification in a mass email later today, which will include an electronic edition of PR#3 with an updated version of the ballot.