1959 Best Short Story Hugo

The 1959 Best Short Story Hugo was presented September 7 at Detention.

For the first time the modern nominations ballot followed by a final ballot process was followed so we have a list of nominees and a winner, but we do not have the order of finish after first place. (Note that the modern rules were not yet in places, so this category had ten nominees plus No Award. On the Hugo final ballot, the committee noted that when the nomination ballot showed there was no clearly preferred nominee, the committee added No Award as a choice.)

Winner: "That Hell-Bound Train" by Robert Bloch [F&SF Sep 1958]


See also: Hugo Awards, 1959 Hugo Results, 1958 Best Short Story Hugo, 1960 Best Short Fiction Hugo.