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.
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
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.
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.
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.