Compton Crook Nominees

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society has announced the finalists for the 2018 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 52 on the weekend of May 25-28, 2018. The winner is selected by a vote of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society membership.

  • The Prey of Gods, by Nicky Drayden
  • All Our Wrong Todays, by Elan Mastai
  • The Guns Above: A Signal Airship Novel, by Robyn Bennis
  • Amatka, by Karin Tidbeck
  • Gilded Cage, by Vic James
  • The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, by Theodora Goss
  • Lotus Blue, by Cat Sparks

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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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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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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 Gannon 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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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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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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