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Any of several annual awards presented by the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS). The awards are granted for notable achievement in science fiction or science fantasy. Established in 1953, the Hugo Awards were named in honour of Hugo Gernsback, founder of Amazing Stories, the first magazine exclusively for science fiction.
Variants of HUGO AWARD
Hugo Award or Science Fiction Achievement Award
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