BSFA winning artwork by Sarah Anne Langton
Lavie Tidhar’s Central Station is the winner of the 2017 John W. Campbell Memorial Award. The selection was announced at the Campbell Conference on June 16.
The Campbell Memorial Award was created to honor the late editor of Analog (previously Astounding Science Fiction).
This year’s award jurors were Gregory Benford, Sheila Finch, James Gunn, Elizabeth Anne Hull, Paul Kincaid, Christopher McKitterick, Pamela Sargent, and Lisa Yaszek.
The John W. Campbell Memorial Award shortlist has been announced. The award is given for the best science fiction novel of the previous year.
The winner will be named during the Campbell Conference Award Banquet on Friday, June 16, as part of the annual Campbell Conference.
Finalists for the 2017 John W. Campbell Memorial Award
|Alastair Reynolds and Stephen Baxter
||The Medusa Chronicles
||The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe
|Paul J. McAuley
||The Underground Railroad
||The Arrival of Missives
|John Nicholas Wood
The Campbell Memorial Award was created to honor the late editor of Analog (previously Astounding Science Fiction). Campbell, who edited the magazine from 1937 until his death in 1971, is considered by many the father of modern SF. Harry Harrison and Brian Aldiss established the award in 1972.
Jurors this year included Gregory Benford, Sheila Finch, James Gunn, Elizabeth Anne Hull, Paul Kincaid, Christopher McKitterick, Pamela Sargent, and Lisa Yaszek.
The Campbell Conference has been held each year since 1978, usually in Lawrence, Kansas. It includes a Friday-evening banquet where the annual Theodore Sturgeon and John W. Campbell Memorial Award are presented; a round-table discussion with scholars, scientists, and writers of science fiction; and other events.
This year’s Campbell Conference celebrates James Gunn and the mission of the Gunn Center – “Saving the world through science fiction.” The Conference takes place June 16-18.
[Thanks to Chris McKitterick for the story.]
The finalists for the 2016 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best science fiction novel of the year have been announced.
The Campbell Award is a juried award. The current jurors are Gregory Benford, Sheila Finch, Elizabeth Anne Hull, Paul Kincaid, Christopher McKitterick, Pamela Sargent, and Lisa Yaszek. James Gunn has served the jury since its earliest days.
To make it onto the list as a finalist, a book must receive at least one vote from the jury (1st, 2nd, or 3rd place – or, in some cases, Honorable Mention).
||The Water Knife
||Orbit / Knopf
||Europe at Midnight
||The Permanent Press
||Luna: New Moon
||Gollancz / Tor Books
||St. Martin’s Press
||Mythic Island Press / Saga Press
||The Book of Phoenix
|Kim Stanley Robinson
||The Thing Itself
||William Morrow / Harper Collins
This year’s Award will be presented on Thursday evening (August 18) during the 2016 WorldCon (MidAmeriCon II) in Kansas City.
Claire North’s The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is the winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science fiction novel of 2014.
The award was presented at the Campbell Conference in Lawrence, KS on June 12.
The finalists for the 2015 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best science fiction novel of the year 2014 have been announced.
The award will be presented at the Campbell Conference, to be held in Lawrence, KS from June 11-14.
|James L. Cambias
||A Darkling Sea
||G.P. Putnam’s Sons
||Europe In Autumn
|Cixin Liu (Ken Liu, translator)
||The Three-Body Problem
||Tor (1st English edition)
|Emily St. John Mandel
||The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
||Lock In: A Novel of the Near Future
||Area X (The Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation; Authority; Acceptance)
Update 05/11/2015: Corrected to show all three Jeff VanderMeer novels as finalists collectively.
The winners of the Campbell Award for the Best SF Novel and the Sturgeon Award for Best Short Story have been announced. The awards will be presented June 13 at the Campbell Conference in Lawrence, Kansas.
John W. Campbell Memorial Award
- Strange Bodies, by Marcel Theroux
Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award
- “In Joy, Knowing the Abyss,” by Sarah Pinsker
[Via Locus Online and SF SIte News.]
The finalists for the 2014 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best SF novel of 2013 have been announced.
The award will be presented on June 13 during the Campbell Conference at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
|Karen Joy Fowler
||We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
||Marian Wood / Putnam
||Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
||The Cusanus Game
||Tor (1st English edition)
||The Disestablishment of Paradise
||The Red: First Light
||Mythic Island Press
||On the Steel Breeze
|Kim Stanley Robinson
||Faber & Faber / Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
The selections were made by the Award jury of Gregory Benford, Paul Di Filippo, Sheila Finch, James Gunn, Elizabeth Anne Hull, Paul Kincaid, Christopher McKitterick, Pamela Sargent, and T.A. Shippey.
The Campbell Award was created to honor the late editor of Astounding Science Fiction magazine, now Analog.
Winners of three awards were announced at the 2013 Campbell Conference on June 14.
Molly Gloss won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for her short story “The Grinnell Method.”
Adam Roberts won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for his novel Jack Glass.
Kevin J. Anderson and Steven Savile’s novella “Tau Ceti” won the first ever Lifeboat to the Stars Award.
[Via Ruth Lichtwardt.]