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Awarded September 2, 1961 by Seacon. For the first time in the entire history of the Hugos, the categories were unchanged from the previous year.
This was the first year that the Hugo rules were included along with the ballots.
- Best Novel: A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
- Best Short Fiction: "The Longest Voyage" by Poul Anderson
- Best Dramatic Presentation: The Twilight Zone by Rod Serling
- Best Professional Magazine: Astounding ed. by John W. Campbell, Jr.
- Best Professional Artist: Ed Emshwiller
- Best Fanzine: Who Killed Science Fiction? ed. by Earl Kemp
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