- 31st World Science Fiction Convention
The 31st World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Torcon II, was held
31 August– 3 September 1973at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The chairman was John Millard.The guests of honor were Robert Bloch(pro) and William Rotsler(fan). The toastmaster was Lester del Rey.Total attendance was approximately 2,900.
** Best Novel: "
The Gods Themselves" by Isaac Asimov
** Best Novella: "
The Word for World is Forest" by Ursula K. Le Guin
** Best Novelette: "
Goat Song" by Poul Anderson
** Best Short Story:
Eurema's Dam" by R. A. Laffertyand
The Meeting" by Frederik Pohland Cyril M. Kornbluth(tie)
** Best Dramatic Presentation: "Slaughterhouse-Five"
** Best Professional Editor:
** Best Professional Artist:
Frank Kelly Freas
** Best Amateur Magazine: "Energumen" edited by
Mike Glicksohnand Susan Wood Glicksohn
** Best Fan Writer:
** Best Fan Artist:
** Special Award:
Pierre Versinsfor " L'Encyclopedie de l'Utopie et de la science fiction"
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer: Jerry Pournelle
World Science Fiction Society
* [http://www.nesfa.org/data/LL/TheLongList.html NESFA.org: The Long List]
* [http://www.nesfa.org/data/LL/LongListNotes.html#1973 NESFA.org: 1973 convention notes]
* [http://www.hugo.org/hy.html#73 Hugo.org: 1973 Hugo Awards]
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