The judges for the 2009 Philip K. Dick Award have been named. They include Daniel Abraham, Eileen Gunn, Karen Hellekson, Elaine Isaak, and Marc Laidlaw. The award is presented by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society with the support of the Philip K. Dick Trust at Norwescon for the best paperback original published during the year. The nominees for 2009 will be announced in January of 2010.
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Kristine Smith has asked that her novel Endgame be removed from the Philip K. Dick nominees because it was originally published in 2007. It has been replaced on the ballot with Jeff Carlson’s Plague War.
The Philip K. Dick Awards are presented for best paperback original publication. The awards are sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust with the ceremony being sponsored by the NorthWest Science Fiction Society. This year’s awards will be presented on Friday, April 10, 2009 at Norwescon 32. The judges are Tobias Buckell, M. M. Buckner (chair), Walter Hunt, Rosemary Kirstein, and William Senior.
- Emissaries from the Dead, by Adam-Troy Castro
Endgame, by Kristine Smith
- Fast Forward 2, edited by Lou Anders
- Judge, by Karen Traviss
- Terminal Mind, by David Walton
- Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait, by K. A. Bedford
- Plague War, by Jeff Carlson
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