The finalists for the 2014 Compton Crook Award are:
- 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 Darwin Elevator by Jason M. Hough
- The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
- Shh! It’s a Secret: A novel about Aliens, Hollywood, and the Bartenders Guide by Daniel Kimmel
- Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
The Compton Crook Award is presented by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society to the best first novel by an individual (no collaborations) published each year in the field of Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror. Selection is made by vote of the BSFS membership. The winner gets $1,000 and has his/her way paid to Balticon for two years.
The Award is named for science fiction author Compton Crook (d. 1981), who wrote under the nom de plume Stephen Tall. The award has been given since 1983. For more information check the BSFS website.