"The Hugo Awards are given to the best science fiction or fantasy works of the previous year. Unfortunately, they've only been awarded since 1953. That still leaves decades of science fiction and fantasy works deserving of recognition but receiving none. That's where this column comes in.
Awarded every year at the World Science Fiction Convention since its 11th annual meeting, the Hugos are the premiere award in the worlds of science fiction and fantasy. While the Retro-Hugos are covering the Worldcons in which no Hugos were awarded, there's still much to cover before that."