Philip K. Dick Award Winner

The winner of this year’s Philip K. Dick Award for Best original paperback publication was announced at Norwescon on March 29. The Dick Award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust. This year’s judges were Bruce Bethke, Sydney Duncan, Daryl Gregory, Bridget McKenna, and Paul Witcover.

  • Winner: Lost Everything, by Brian Francis Slattery
  • Special Citation: Lovestar, by Andri Snær Magnason

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Philip K. Dick Nominees

The nominees for the Philip K. Dick Award, presented annually for best paperback original book by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust, have been announced. The winner will be announced on Friday, March 29 at Norwescon 36 in Seatac, WA.

  • Blueprints of the Afterlife, by Ryan Boudinot
  • Harmony, by Keith Brooke
  • Helix Wars, by Eric Brown
  • The Not Yet, by Moira Crone
  • Fountains of Age, by Nancy Kress
  • Lovestar, by Andri Snær Magnason
  • Lost Everything, by Brian Francis Slattery

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Philip K. Dick Winner Announced

The winner of this year’s Philip K. Dick Award for Best original paperback publication was announced at Norwescon on April 6. The Dick Award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust. This year’s judges were Scott Baker, Mark Budz, Roby James, Darrell Schweitzer, and Alice K. Turner.

  • Winner: The Samuil Petrovitch Trilogy, by Simon Morden
  • Special Citation: Company Man, by Robert Jackson Bennett

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Philip K. Dick Judges Announced

The judges for this year’s Philip K. Dick Awards have been announced. The Philip K. Dick Award is presented annually at Norwescon for the best paperback original publication. The Award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society. The awards for 2011 publications will be announced at Norwescon 35 on April 6, 2012. The 2012 judges include:

  • Bruce Bethke
  • Sydney Duncan
  • Daryl Gregory
  • Bridget McKenna
  • Paul Witcover

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Philip K. Dick Nominees

The nominees for the Philip K. Dick Award, presented annually for best paperback original book by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust, have been announced. The winner will be announced on Friday, April 6 at Norwescon 35 in Seatac, WA.

  • A Soldier’s Duty, by Jean Johnson
  • After the Apocalypse, by Maureen F. McHugh
  • Deadline, by Mira Grant
  • The Company Man, by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • The Other, by Matthew Hughes
  • The Postmortal, by Drew Magary
  • The Samuil Petrovitch Trilogy, by Simon Morden

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Pratchett at National Press Club

Sir Terry Pratchett will speak at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on October 14 as part of the book launch for his Discworld novel Snuff. The event is sponsored by the Club’s Book & Author Committee and a limited number of tickets are available.

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Spokane Bid Announced for 2015

The Seattle Westercon Organizing Committee has announced a bid to host the 2015 Worldcon in Spokane, Washington. Bobbie DuFault and Sally Woehrle are slated to be the co-chairs of the convention should the bid be successful. Fans can support the bid with presupports at $20 or “Friend of the Bid” memberships at $120. Presupports can be obtained online on the bid website or by mail.

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Neil Gaiman at the National Press Club

Neil Gaiman will be discussing the tenth anniversary edition of American Gods at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on June 23 at 6:30. The ticketed event costs $5. Copies of American Gods may be purchased at the time of registration, with proceeds going to support the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library. No outside books will be permitted.

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Dick Award Winner

Mark Hodder’s novel The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack won this year’s Philip K. Dick Award, presented at Norwescon. The Philip K. Dick Award honors books published originally in paperback (mass market or trade), and is selected by a panel of judges which included William Barton, Andy Duncan, Bruce McAllister, Melinda M. Snodgrass, and David Walton. The judges also gave a special citation award to Project Itoh for the book Harmony, translated by Alexander O. Smith . Next year’s judges have been announced as Scott Baker, Mark Budz, Roby James, Darrell Schweitzer, and Alice K. Turner.

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Philip K. Dick Nominees

The nominees for the Philip K. Dick Award, presented annually for best paperback original book by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust, have been announced. The winner will be announced on Friday, April 22 at Norwescon 34 in Seatac, WA.

  • Yarn, by Jon Armstrong
  • Chill, by Elizabeth Bear
  • The Reapers Are the Angels, by Alden Bell
  • Song of Scarabaeus, by Sara Creasy
  • The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack, by Mark Hodder
  • Harmony, by Project Itoh, translated by Alexander O. Smith
  • State of Decay, by James Knapp

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