1943 Retro-Hugo Award Finalists - with links to free fiction!

Here's our 1943 Retroactive Hugo Awards Finalist list. I've been digging online to find links to free versions of these works, and will update as I find more!

UPDATED 4/8 - thank you to Carla H. and Nicholas Whyte for tracking down almost all of the works I was originally missing! Note: Nicholas Whyte has very detailed lists which includes both these free sites AND for-sale volumes where you can find these stories, here for two of the novels and the novellas, here for the novelettes, and here for the short stories.

Best Novel
Best Novella
Best Novelette
Best Short Story
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
  • Bambi, written by Perce Pearce, Larry Morey, et al., directed by David D. Hand et al. (Walt Disney Productions)
  • Cat People, written by DeWitt Bodeen, directed by Jacques Tourneur (RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.)
  • The Ghost of Frankenstein, written by W. Scott Darling, directed by Erle C. Kenton (Universal Pictures)
  • I Married a Witch, written by Robert Pirosh and Marc Connelly, directed by RenĂ© Clair (Cinema Guild Productions / Paramount Pictures)
  • Invisible Agent, written by Curtis Siodmak, directed by Edwin L. Marin (Frank Lloyd Productions / Universal Pictures)
  • Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book, written by Laurence Stallings, directed by Zoltan Korda (Alexander Korda Films, Inc. / United Artists)
Best Editor, Short Form
Best Professional Artist
Best Fanzine
Best Fan Writer
* 'Free to read' links marked with an asterisk appear to be available on Scribd under a 30-day free trial, after which you'll have to pay their subscription fee.


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    1. Thank you! I'm glad it's helpful! I'm still digging for the other ones .. no luck yet!

  2. Hi Kat, that version of Etaoin Shrdlu taht you have linked to is in Spanish! There is an English version here: http://you-books.com/book/F-Brown/Etaoin-Shrdlu

    1. That is really weird! I could swear it was English when I first found it. Thank you so much, Nicholas, I'll update the post!

  3. Hi Kat! I found all but one of the short story, novelette, and novellas, plus two on the novels, in their original pulp-magazine versions online via the Pulp Magazine Archive collection at the Internet Archive. If you send an e-mail to me at cdh 2060 (all one word) at gmail dot com, I'd be happy to send you a formatted Word doc containing the links so you can add them your original post.

    - Carla H.

    1. Wow! Carla, you're awesome! Sending you that email. Thanks!