Valente Wins 2017 Sturgeon Award

Catherynne M. Valente’s “The Future is Blue” has won the 2017 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. Her story was published in Drowned Worlds, edited by Jonathan Strahan.

The Sturgeon Award recognizes the best science fiction short story of each year.

The winner was announced during the Campbell Conference Awards Banquet on June 16.

The members of the award jury were Elizabeth Bear, Andy Duncan James Gunn, Kij Johnson, and Nöel Sturgeon, Trustee of the Theodore Sturgeon Literary Estate.

2017 Theodore Sturgeon Award Shortlist

The finalists for the 2017 Theodore Sturgeon Award for the best short science fiction story have been selected.

  • Nina Allen, “The Art of Space Travel,” Tor.com, 27 July 2016.
  • Amal El-Mohtar, “Seasons of Glass and Iron,” The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, eds. Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe, Saga Press, 2016.
  • Carolyn Ives Gilman, “Touring with the Alien,” Clarkesworld, April 2016.
  • Victor LaValle, The Ballad of Black Tom, Tor.com, February 2016.
  • Ian R. MacLeod, “The Visitor From Taured,” Asimov’s, September 2016.
  • Sam J. Miller, “Things with Beards,” Clarkesworld, June 2016.
  • Dominica Phetteplace, “Project Empathy,” Asimov’s, March 2016.
  • Catherynne M. Valente, “The Future is Blue,” Drowned Worlds, ed. Jonathan Strahan, Solaris Books, 2016.
  • Kai Ashante Wilson, A Taste of Honey, Tor.com, 13 October 2016.

The Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award recognizes the best science fiction short story of each year. It was established in 1987 by James Gunn, Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at KU, and the heirs of Theodore Sturgeon, including his partner Jayne Engelhart Tannehill and Sturgeon’s children, as an appropriate memorial to one of the great short-story writers in a field distinguished by its short fiction.

The current jury consists of Elizabeth Bear, Andy Duncan James Gunn, Kij Johnson, and Nöel Sturgeon, Trustee of the Theodore Sturgeon Literary Estate.

The winners will be announced during the Campbell Conference Awards Banquet on June 16.

2015 Theodore Sturgeon Award Shortlist

Sturgeon-trophy-sThe Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction has announced the finalists for the 2015 Theodore Sturgeon A. Memorial Award for the best short science fiction story.

The Sturgeon is a juried award. The finalists were selected by Elizabeth Bear, Andy Duncan, James Gunn, Kij Johnson, and Nöel Sturgeon, Trustee of the Theodore Sturgeon Literary Estate.

The award is given during the Campbell Conference which, this year, will be part of MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, in Kansas City. The awards ceremony will be held the evening of Thursday, August 18.

2015 finalists for the Theodore A. Sturgeon Memorial Award are:

The World Science Fiction Convention often offers academic programming, and this year’s WorldCon officials asked Christopher McKitterick, CSSF director, to organize an academic track that will include papers and discussions.

“Rather than host a separate Campbell Conference with WorldCon just a month later in neighboring Kansas City, thus forcing out-of-town guests to choose one or the other,” McKitterick said, “we decided to combine the two.”

MidAmeriCon II will be Aug. 17-21 at the Kansas City Convention Center.

[Thanks to JJ for the story. Based on a press release.]

2015 Sturgeon Award Winner

Doctorow Sturgeon AwardCory Doctorow’s “The Man Who Sold the Moon” is the winner of the 2015 Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short science fiction of 2014.

The award was presented at the Campbell Conference in Lawrence, KS on June 12 and accepted on Doctorow’s behalf by Joey Eschrich.

The winning story appeared in the anthology Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future edited by Ed Finn and Kathryn Cramer.

2015 Sturgeon Award Shortlist

The finalists for the 2015 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short science fiction of 2014 have been announced.

The award will be presented at the Campbell Conference in Lawrence, KS being held June 11-14.

“Lady With Fox,” Greg Benford. Carbide Tipped Pens: Seventeen Tales of Hard Science Fiction (eds. Ben Bova and Eric Choi), Tor Books, 2014.
“Childfinder,” Octavia E. Butler. Unexpected Stories, Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy, 2014.
“In Her Eyes,” Seth Chambers. Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan/Feb 2014.
“The Man Who Sold the Moon,” Cory Doctorow. Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future (eds. Ed Finn and Kathryn Cramer), Morrow, 2014.
“Herd Immunity,” Tananarive Due. The End is Now (eds. John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey), Broad Reach Publishing, 2014.
“When it Ends, He Catches Her,” Eugie Foster. Daily Science Fiction 26 Sep 2014.
We Are All Completely Fine, Daryl Gregory. Tachyon, 2014.
Yesterday’s Kin, Nancy Kress. Tachyon, 2014.
“A Hotel in Antarctica,” Geoffrey Landis. Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future (eds. Ed Finn and Kathryn Cramer), Morrow, 2014.
“The Regular,” Ken Liu. Upgraded (ed. Neil Clarke). Wyrm Publishing 2014.
“The Lightness of the Movement,” Pat MacEwan. Fantasy & Science Fiction Mar/Apr 2014.
“We Are the Cloud,”  Sam J. Miller. Lightspeed Sep 2014.
“The Fifth Dragon,” Ian McDonald. Reach for Infinity (ed. Jonathan Strahan). Solaris, 2014.
“Shatterdown,” Suzanne Palmer. Asimov’s Jun 2014.
“The Cryptic Age,” Robert Reed. Asimov’s Dec 2014.

 

2014 Campbell and Sturgeon Award Winners

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.]

2014 Sturgeon Finalists

The 2014 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award shortlist was announced on May 1 by Christopher McKitterick, Director of the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction. The award is given for the best science fiction short story of the year:

  • “Bloom,” Gregory Norman Bossert. Asimov’s, Dec 2013.
  • “The Weight of the Sunrise,” Vylar Kaftan. Asimov’s, Feb 2013.
  • “They Shall Salt the Earth with Seeds of Glass,” Alaya Dawn Johnson. Asimov’s, Jan 2013.
  • “Over There,” Will McIntosh. Asimov’s, Jan 2013.
  • “The Wildfires of Antarctica,” Alan De Niro. Tyrannia and Other Renditions, Small Beer Press.
  • “The Irish Astronaut,” Val Nolan. Electric Velocipede, May 2013.
  • “In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind,” Sarah Pinsker. Strange Horizons, July 2013.
  • “Mystic Falls,” Robert Reed. Clarkesworld, Nov 2013.
  • “Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer,” Kenneth Scheyer. Clockwork Phoenix 4, Mythic Delirium Books.
  • “The Urishima Effect,” E. Lily Yu. Clarkesworld, June 2013.

The winners will be revealed at the Campbell Conference on Friday, June 13 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

Awards Given at Campbell Conference

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.]