- The Sea Without a Shore by David Drake (Baen)
- Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by A.J. Hartley and David Hewson (Audible)
- Ghost Train to New Orleans by Mur Lafferty (Orbit)
- Reign of Ash by Gail Z. Martin (Orbit)
- Bad Wizard by James Maxey (Antimatter Press)
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). Eligible voters should submit a voter registration form in order to participate.
This year’s selection will be revealed on July 11 at ConGregate in Winston-Salem.
[Thanks to Jim Van Verth for the story.]