The winners of the Darrell Awards for 2019 were announced at Midsouthcon in Memphis on March 16.
The annual Darrell Awards support Midsouth Literacy by recognizing the best published Science Fiction, Fantasy and/or Horror in Short Story, Novella, Novel, Young Adult & Other Media formats. This year’s winners are:
Best Midsouth Novel
- Frank Tuttle — Every Wind of Change
- John E. Siers — In the Service of Luna
Best Midsouth Novella
- Kevin Andrew Murphy – Find the Lady (appearing in Mississippi Roll, a Wild Cards shared-world novel)
- William Alan Webb – The Hairy Man (set in his post-apocalypse series)
Best Midsouth Short Story
- Frank Tuttle — “Knob Hill Haunt” (a free-standing Mama Hogg story in the Markhat universe)
- Lee Ann Story — “Family Circle” (appearing in End of the World Potluck)
- Sheree Renee Thomas — “Teddy Bump” (appearing in Fiyah Lit Mag, issue 7)
Best Midsouth Other Media
- Mark Powers — Dog Men (the first 6 issues in this comic book series set in Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files universe)
- Matthew Maala — Amazing Grace (Season 3, Episode 14, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow tv series)
The Darrell Awards are named in honor of the memory of Dr. Darrell C. Richardson, who was instrumental in getting the Memphis SF Association off the ground.
The related Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame Award is given to an author who has made exceptional contributions to Midsouth Literacy by having published a substantial body of work that is or would have been eligible for the Darrell Award. The winner was announced in January.
Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame Award
- Troy L. Wiggins
chosen for his outstanding contributions to Midsouth literacy, both as a writer of SF/F/H short stories and for his role in founding Fiyah Lit Mag, a relatively-new SF/F/H magazine (now in its third year).
[Via Locus Online.]