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1972 Best Novel Awards
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1972 Best Short Story Awards
Hugo
All the Last Wars at Once by George Alec Effinger
The Autumn Land [short story] by Clifford D Simak
The Bear with the Knot on His Tail by Stephen Tall
Inconstant Moon [short story] by Larry Niven (winner)
Sky by R A Lafferty
Vaster than Empires and More Slow by Ursula K Le Guin
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Nebula Awards
Good News from the Vatican by Robert Silverberg (winner)
Heathen God by George Zebrowski
Horse of Air by Gardner Dozois
The Last Ghost by Stephen Goldin
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1972 Best Novellette Awards
Nebula Awards
The Encounter by Kate Wilhelm
Mount Charity by Edgar Pangborn
Poor Man, Beggar Man by Joanna Russ
The Queen of Air and Darkness [short story] by Poul Anderson (winner)
A Special Kind of Morning by Gardner Dozois
 
1972 Best Novella Awards
Hugo
Dread Empire by John Brunner
The Fourth Profession by Larry Niven
A Meeting with Medusa [short story] by Arthur C Clarke
The Queen of Air and Darkness [short story] by Poul Anderson (winner)
A Special Kind of Morning by Gardner Dozois
 
Nebula Awards
Being There [short story] by Jerzy Kosinski
The God House by Keith Roberts
The Infinity Box [short story] by Kate Wilhelm
The Missing Man [short story] by Katherine MacLean (winner)
The Plastic Abyss by Kate Wilhelm
 
1972 Best Book Awards
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1972 Lifetime Achievement Awards
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Authors born in 1972
Nathalie Abi-Ezzi
Isaac Adamson
Katie Agnew
An Na
Mark Anzalone
Hiro Arikawa
Louise Bagshawe
Anya Bast
Laurent Binet
K J Bishop
Luke Bitmead
Noah Bly
Ryan Boudinot
Andy Briggs
Max Brooks
Simone Buchholz
Guy Burt
Christopher Castellani
Elzbieta Cherezinska
Ernest Cline
Amy Clipston
Jenny Colgan
D M Cornish
Angie Cruz
James Dashner
Michelle Davies
Kyra Davis
Helen Demidenko
David Devereux
Rachel DeWoskin
Edward Docx
Mathias Énard
Tan Twan Eng
K Ferrari
Dominique Fortier
Natasha Friend
Shana Galen
Eric Garcia
Kami Garcia
Laurent Gaudé
Karl Geary
Emily Giffin
Myla Goldberg
Betina González
Geri Halliwell
Nick Harkaway
Rachel Hartman
Paula Hawkins
Sophie Hénaff
Joe Hill
Kim Holden
Arlene Hunt
Susanne Jansson
Jennifer Jaynes
Jean Johnson
Stephen Graham Jones
Un-su Kim
Paul Kingsnorth
Chuck Klosterman
Kim Lakin-Smith
Paul Langan
Victor LaValle
Fred Van Lente
David Levithan
Stephen Llewelyn
Luke McCallin
Heather Maclean
Peter McLean
Kevin MacNeil
Anna McPartlin
Alexander Maksik
Nick Mamatas
Sarah May
Maile Meloy
Charlotte Mendelson
China Miéville
Lawrence Miles
Tova Mirvis
Robert Muchamore
Justine Musk
Lydia Netzer
Daphne Neville
Stuart Neville
Thisbe Nissen
Maggie O'Farrell
Alix Ohlin
Jon Osborne
Darren O'Shaughnessy
Joshua Palmatier
Brenda Pandos
J L Perry
Vicki Pettersson
Laura Jo Phillips
Sarah Pinborough
Hye-young Pyun
Dorit Rabinyan
Michael Reisman
Dan Rhodes
Jess Richards
Alyson Richman
Matteo Righetto
Shan Sa
Ruth Saberton
Eva García Sáenz
Jeff Salyards
Gary Shteyngart
Lilja Sigurðardóttir
John Stack
Belinda Starling
Arild Stavrum
Simon Strantzas
Duane Swierczynski
Adrian Tchaikovsky
Scarlett Thomas
Robert Thorogood
Karine Tuil
Kevin Tumlinson
James Twining
Vendela Vida
Jan Costin Wagner
Mark Walden
Annie Wang
Robert Webb
Andy Weir
Danielle Wood
Yiyun Li
Rachel Zadok
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Authors who died in 1972
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