Annal: 1958 Hugo Award for Novel

Results of the Hugo Award in the year 1958.

Book:The Big Time

The Big Time

Fritz Leiber

Have you ever worried about your memory, because it doesn’t seem to recall exactly the same past from one day to the next? Have you ever thought you might be changing because of forces beyond your control? Have you ever thought that the whole universe might be a crazy, mixed-up dream? If you have, then you’ve had hints of the Change War.

It’s been going on for a billion years and it’ll last another billion or so. Up and down the timeline, the two sides—”Spiders” and “Snakes”—batle endlessly to change the future and the past. Our lives and memories are their battleground. And in the midst of the war is the Place, outside space and time, where Great Forzane and other Entertainers provide solace and R&R for tired time warriors.

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