The finalists for the 2018 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Fiction and Fantasy were announced at ConCarolinas on June 1.
- Frost & Filigree by Natania Barron (Falstaff Books)
- Amazing Grace by John G. Hartness (Falstaff Books)
- The Stravinsky Intrigue by Darin Kennedy (Curiosity Quills Press)
- Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty (Orbit)
- Scourge by Gail Z. Martin (Solaris)
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, and ConGregate. Eligible voters can participate by submitting a voter registration form by July 2
The winner will be announced at ConGregate on Saturday, July 14.
The award is named for long-time North Carolina author Manly Wade Wellman.