Gannon Wins Compton Crook

Charles E. Gannon won this year’s Compton Crook Award for best first novel for his book Fire with Fire. 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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Compton Crook Nominees

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society has announced the finalists for the 2014 Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award. The award is presented for the best debut SF/Fantasy/Horror novel of the year and will be presented at Balticon 48 on the weekend of May 23-26, 2013. The winner is selected by a vote of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society membership.

  • Glyphbinder, by T. Eric Bakutis
  • In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods, by Matt Bell
  • The Enchanted Skean, by Vonnie Winslow Crist
  • City of a Thousand Dolls, by Miriam Forster
  • Fire with Fire, by Charles E. Gannon
  • The Summer Prince, by Alaya Dawn Johnson
  • Shh! It’s a Secret: A Novel about Aliens, Hollywood, and the Bartenders Guide, by Daniel M. Kimmel
  • Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie

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Landis Receives Heinlein

Scientist and science fiction author Geoffrey A. Landis will receive the 2014 Robert A. Heinlein Award. The award recognizes outstanding works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space. In addition to publishing numerous short stories and novels, Landis works for NASA and has been involved with the Martian rover project. The award will be presented on May 23, 2014 at opening ceremonies during Balticon 48.

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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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Compton Crook Nominees

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society has announced the finalists for the 2013 Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award. The award i presented for the best debut SF/Fantasy/Horror novel of the year and will be presented at Balticon 47 on the weekend of May 24-27, 2013. The winner is selected by a vote of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society membership.

  • Glitch, by Heather Anastasiu
  • Shadow Ops: Control Point, by Myke Cole
  • Stormdancer, by Jay Kristoff
  • Fair Coin, by E. C. Myers
  • Scourge of the Betrayer, by Jeff Salyards

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Heinlein Award Winners

Allen Steele and Yoji Kondo have been announced as the recipients of 2013 Robert A Heinlein Award. The Heinlein Award is given to writers of science fiction and technical writers whose work inspires the exploration of space. The recipients are selected by a panel from the Heinlein Society and the award will be presented by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society at Balticon 47 on May 24. The winners will receive a plaque, a sterling silver medallion engraved with Heinlein’s likeness, and two lapel pins.

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Compton Crook Winner

T. C. McCarthy won this year’s Compton Crook Award for best first novel for his book Germline. The award comes with a prize of $1,000 and the winner will be treated as a guest of honor for two consecutive Balticons.

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Heinlein Award Winner

Stanley Schmidt, editor of Analog has been named the winner of the 2012 Robert A. Heinlein Award. The Heinlein Award was established to recognize outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space. The award will be presented on Friday, May 25, 2012 at opening ceremonies during Balticon 46.

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Compton Crook Winner

James Knapp won this year’s Compton Crook Award for best first novel for his book State of Decay. The award comes with a prize of $1,000 and the winner will be treated as a guest of honor for two consecutive Balticons.

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Compton Crook Winner

Paolo Bacigalupi won this year’s Compton Crook Award for best first novel for his book The Windup Girl, which also won the Nebula earlier this month. The award comes with a prize of $1,000 and the winner will be treated as a guest of honor for two consecutive Balticons.

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