Updraft by Fran Wilde has won the Baltimore Science Fiction Society’s 2016 Compton Crook Award.
The award is given by the members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society for the best first novel in the genre published during the previous year.
A check for $1,000.00 and a commemorative plaque will be presented to Wilde on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. during Balticon 50 Opening Ceremonies. Balticon is the Maryland Regional Science Fiction Convention and is celebrating its fiftieth year of existence.
The award is named in memory of Towson State College Professor of Natural Sciences Compton Crook, who wrote under the name Stephen Tall, and who died in 1981. The award has been presented since 1983 and is also known as the Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award.
Updraft was published September 1, 2015 by Tor Books. More information about author Fran Wilde can be found at her website.