1978 Best Novel Hugo

The 1978 Best Novel Hugo was presented September 3 at Iguanacon.

Iguanacon only listed the order of finish for the first three places.

  1. Gateway by Frederik Pohl (Galaxy Nov, Dec 1976, Mar 1977; St. Martin's Press, 1977)
  2. The Forbidden Tower by Marion Zimmer Bradley (DAW, 1977)
  3. Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle (Playboy, 1977)

See also: Hugo Awards, 1978 Hugo Results, 1977 Best Novel Hugo, 1979 Best Novel Hugo.

Some nominations data leaked out (See File 770 #6 p4.) (This was a time when people imagined that not reporting the details was meritorious.)

  • The Forbidden Tower was one of the top three in terms of nominations.
  • In the Ocean of Night placed somewhere in 7th-10th place in nominations.
  • There was a significant gap between #5 and #6 place in nominations.