The shortlist for the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy has been announced.
- Raising Hell by John G. Hartness (Falstaff Books)
- The Mussorgsky Riddle by Darin Kennedy (Curiosity Quills)
- Iron and Blood by Gail Z. Martin and Larry N. Martin (Solaris Books)
- Vendetta by Gail Z. Martin (Solaris Books)
- War of Shadows by Gail Z. Martin (Orbit Books)
- Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon (Dial Books)
The award, given by the North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation, recognizes outstanding science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors.
The winner is selected by a vote of members of sf conventions held in the state: illogiCon, ConCarolinas, ConTemporal, and ConGregate. Eligible voters can participate by submitting a voter registration form by July 1.
This year’s winner will be announced July 16 at ConGregate in High Point, North Carolina.