The shortlist for the 2014 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy has been announced by the North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation.
- The Heretic by Tony Daniel and David Drake (Baen)
- Vaporware by Richard Dansky (JournalStone)
- Monsters of the Earth by David Drake (Tor)
- Darwen Arkwright and the School of Shadows by A.J. Hartley (Razorbill)
- The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty (Orbit)
- Ice Forged by Gail Z. Martin (Orbit)
(There are 6 nominees due to a tie for 5th place.)
The award recognizes outstanding science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors. The winner is selected by a vote of members of sf conventions in North Carolina (illogiCon, ConCarolinas, ConTemporal, and ConGregate). This year’s choice will be revealed on July 12 at ConGregate in Winston-Salem.