Campbell and Sturgeon Winners

The winners of the Campbell and Sturgeon Awards were announced on June 14 at the Campbell Conference in Lawrence Kansas. Both are juried awards, with the Campbell being presented for the Best SF Novel and the Sturgeon for Best Short Story. The presentation will be held at Lawrence, Kansas.

  • John W. Campbell Award: Jack Glass, by Adam Roberts
  • Theodore Sturgeon Award: “The Grinnell Method,” by Molly Gloos

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Lifeboat to the Stars Winner

The winner of the first Lifeboat to the Stars was announced on June 14 as part of the Campbell Conference in Lawrence, KS. Kevin J. Anderson and Steve Savile won the award, which is presented for the best work of science fiction of any length published in 2011 or 2012 contributing to an understanding of the benefits, means, and difficulties of interstellar travel, for their book Tau Ceti. The award was created by Robert J. Sawyer suggested by SFWA Grandmasters James Gunn and Frederik Pohl, and created by Eric Klien of the Lifeboat Foundation. Robert J. Sawyer served as coordinating judge.

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Edited: To correct the final statement per Rob Sawyer’s remarks in the comments.

Lambda Winners

The Lambda Award winners of LGBTQ fiction, were announced in New York on June 3. The following three categories had winners of genre interest.

  • LGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror: Green Thumb, by Tom Cardamone
  • LGBT Anthology: No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, Edited by Justin Hall
  • LGBT Children’s/Young Adult: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Saenz

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Compton Crook Winner

Myke Cole won this year’s Compton Crook Award for best first novel for his book Shadow Ops: Control Point. The award comes with a prize of $1,000 and the winner will be treated as a guest of honor for two consecutive Balticons. A plaque will be presented to Cole at Balticon at 8:00pm on Friday, May 24, 2013.

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Changes at Spectrum

After twenty years of editing Spectrum Fantastic Art Annual, Cathy and Arnie Fenner have announced their plans to turn the book over to John Fleskes, of Flesk Publications, with volume 21. Fleskes will handle the judging process and publication of the annual book.

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Clarke Award Winner

The winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award was announced during Sci-Fi-London 9: The Ninth Annual International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film. This year, the award included a prize of £2013. The winner is Chris Beckett for the novel Dark Eden.

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SF in WV

Ray Canterbury (R-Greenbriar) has introduced a bill to the West Virginia state house which would require teaching of science fiction novels in schools in an attempt to stimulate interest in the fields of math and science. The bill, HR 2983 would amend current West Virginia educational standards. Introduced on March 19, it has been referred to committee.

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Philip K. Dick Award Winner

The winner of this year’s Philip K. Dick Award for Best original paperback publication was announced at Norwescon on March 29. The Dick Award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust. This year’s judges were Bruce Bethke, Sydney Duncan, Daryl Gregory, Bridget McKenna, and Paul Witcover.

  • Winner: Lost Everything, by Brian Francis Slattery
  • Special Citation: Lovestar, by Andri Snær Magnason

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Other Change of Hobbit Moves

The Other Change of Hobbit bookstore has moved to El Cerrito, CA. Originally founded in Berkeley, California in 1977, the store relocated three years ago. Suffering from the economic downturn and city policies, the store didn’t flourish in the new location and it looked as if the store might have to close. Instead, it is now at 1600 Kearny St., near the Del Norte BART station. The store is currently open from 4-7 on weekdays and by appointment on weekends.

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Philip K. Dick Judges

The judges for the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award have been announced. The judges will select from books published in 2013 with the award presented at Norwescon in March of 2014. Paperback originals published in 2013 should be sent to all of the judges on the list. The Philip K. Dick Award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society.

  • Elizabeth Bear
  • Siobhan Carroll
  • Michael Kandel
  • Jamil Nasir
  • Tim Sullivan

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