Sawyer Received Heinlein Award

Robert J. Sawyer has been presented with the Heinlein Award at Balticon 51. 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. Sawyer received a plaque, a sterling silver medallion engraved with Heinlein’s likeness, and two lapel pins. Because Sawyer is the Guest of Honor at Conquest this weekend, he was unable to attend the presentation, however, he was able to participate remotely though Skype.
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Balticon 51 GoH Change

Balticon 51 has announced that Guest of Honor Eric Flint will need to miss the convention for medical reasons. Flint has been undergoing treatment for cancer and his doctor has determined that he can’t attend this year’s convention. Steven Brust and S.M. Stirling have agreed to attend the convention as Guest of Honor in Flint’s place.
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Palmer Wins Compton Crook

Ada Palmer won this year’s Compton Crook Award for best first novel for her book Too Like the Lightning. 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 Palmer at Balticon 51.

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Compton Crook Nominees

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society has announced the finalists for the 2017 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 51 on the weekend of May 26-29, 2017. The winner is selected by a vote of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society membership.

  • Ninefox Gambit, by Yoon Ha Lee
  • Arabella of Mars, by David D. Levine
  • Sword and Verse, by Kathy MacMillan
  • Sleeping Giants, by Sylvain Neuvel
  • Too Like the Lightning, by Ada Palmer
  • Sleep State Interrupt, by T.C. Weber

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Robert J. Sawyer Wins Heinlein

Robert J. Sawyer has been announced as the recipient of 2017 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 51 on May 27. The winner will receive a plaque, a sterling silver medallion engraved with Heinlein’s likeness, and two lapel pins.
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Wilde Wins Compton Crook Award

Fran Wilde won this year’s Compton Crook Award for best first novel for her book Updraft. 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 Duncan at Balticon 50. The announcement comes on the heels of Wilde winning the Norton Award for the novel.

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Compton Crook Nominees

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society has announced the finalists for the 2016 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 50 on the weekend of May 27-30, 2013. The winner is selected by a vote of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society membership.

  • 5 to 1, by Holly Bodger
  • Owl and the Japanese Circus, by Kristie Charish
  • I Will Love You FOREVER, by Brian Groover
  • The Gracekeepers: A Novel, by Kirsty Logan
  • The Thorn of Dentonhill: A Novel of Maradaine, by Marshall Ryan Maresca
  • Beasts of Tabat, by Cat Rambo
  • Flex, by Ferret Steinmetz
  • Enter the Janitor, by Josh Vogt
  • Updraft, by Fran Wilde

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Heinlein Goes to Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson has been announced as the recipient of 2016 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 49 on May 27. The winners will receive a plaque, a sterling silver medallion engraved with Heinlein’s likeness, and two lapel pins.
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Duncan Wins Compton Crook

Alexandra Duncan won this year’s Compton Crook Award for best first novel for her book Salvage. 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 wasbe presented to Duncan at Balticon.

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Heinlein Award Winner

Jack McDevitt has been announced as the recipient of 2015 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 49 on May 25. The winners will receive a plaque, a sterling silver medallion engraved with Heinlein’s likeness, and two lapel pins.

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