The nominees for the Compton Crook Award, presented for the new author for the best novel, have been announced. The winner will be announced at Balticon 43 the weekend of May 22-25. The Compton Crook Award is presented annually by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society.
- Into the Storm, by Taylor Anderson
- Black Ships, by Jo Graham
- Singularity’s Ring, by Paul Melko
- The Way of Shadows, by Brent Weeks