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.

Lifeboat to the Stars Short List

Robert J. Sawyer has announced the short list for the first Lifeboat to the Stars Award. The award is being presented to 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. The first winner will be announced at 2013 Campbell Conference in Lawrence, KS the weekend of June 13-16 and includes a $1,000 prize.

  • Tau Ceti, by Kevin J. Anderson and Steve Savile
  • Bowl of Heaven, by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven
  • “Twenty Lights to `The Land of Snow’,” by Michael Bishop
  • “A Country for Old Men,” by Ben Bova
  • “Lucy,” by Jack McDevitt
  • Blue Remembered Earth, by Reynolds, Alastair
  • “The First Day of Eternity,” by Domingo Santos (translated by Stanley Schmidt)

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Lifeboat to the Stars Announced

The Lifeboat Foundation has announced the creation of the Lifeboat to the Stars award, presented to 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. The inaugural award will be presented at the 2013 Campbell Conference in Lawrence, KS the weekend of June 13-16. Robert J. Sawyer will serve as the coordinating judge and he will act in consultation with Greg Bear and several other science fiction authors and scientists. The winner will receive a $1,000 prize.

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Campbell and Sturgeon Winners Named

Although the Campbell Conference is not scheduled to take place until the weekend of July 9-12, the winners of the Campbell and Sturgeon Awards have been announced, with a tie for the Campbell Award. 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: (tie) Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow and Song of Time, by Ian MacDonald
  • Theodore Sturgeon Award: “The Ray Gun: A Love Story,” by James Alan Gardner

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Jown W. Campbell Award Nominees

The nominees for the John W. Campbell Award, presented for best science-fiction novel of the year, the winner will be announced during the Campbell Conference Awards Banquet at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. This year’s banquet will take place the weekend of July 9 – 12. The Campbell Award is selected by a jury which currently consists of Gregory Benford, Paul A. Carter, James Gunn, Elizabeth Anne Hull, Paul Kincaid, Christopher McKitterick, Pamela Sargent, and T.A. Shippey.

  • Anathem, by Neal Stephenson
  • City at the End of Time, by Greg Bear
  • Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow
  • The Philosopher’s Apprentice, by James Morrow
  • Song of Time, by Ian MacLeod
  • Valley of Day-Glo, by Nick Di Chario

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Sturgeon Nominees

The nominees for the Theodore Sturgeon Award for short science fiction have been announced. The award will be presented during the Campbell Conference Awards Banquet in Lawrence, Kansas the weekend of July 9. Kij Johnson, one of the jurors, removed her story “26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss” from the ballot.

  • “The Gambler,” by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • “Exhalation,” by Ted Chiang
  • “The Political Prisoner,” by Charles Coleman Finlay
  • “True Names,” by Cory Doctorow & Benjamin Rosenbaum
  • “The Ray Gun: A Love Story,” James Alan Gardner
  • “Memory Dog,” by Kathleen Ann Goonan
  • “The Tear,” by Ian McDonald
  • “Special Economics,” by Maureen McHugh
  • “His Master’s Voice,” by Hanu Rajaniemi
  • “From Babel’s Fall’n Glory We Fled,” by Michael Swanwick

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