The nominees for this year’s Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for short story have been announced. The winner, selected by a jury comprised of James Gunn, Kij Johnson, Frederik Pohl, George Zebrowski, and Noel Sturgeon, will be announced at this year’s Campbell Conference in Lawrence, KS the weekend of July 16-18.
Chris Beckett’s collection The Turing Test won the 2009 Edge Hill Short Story Prize, presented annually for best single-author story collection published in the United Kingdom. The award, which is not a genre specific award, carries with it a £5,000 prize and a painting by Liverpool artist Peter Clarke. Beckett received an additional £1,000 as the Reader’s Prize, given in conjunction with the award.