2020 Manly Wade Wellman Award

The 2020 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy winner was announced July 27.

  • A Fall in Autumn by Michael G. Williams (Falstaff Books)

The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation created The Manly Wade Wellman Award in 2013 to recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors. The 2020 award covers novels published in 2019.

Manly Wade Wellman was a long-time North Carolina author and the award is named for him with the permission of his estate.

[Via Locus Online.]

2020 Manly Wade Wellman
Award Shortlist

The 2020 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy shortlist was announced online June 29.

  • Where Oblivion Lives by T. Frohock (Harper Voyager)
  • The Women’s War by Jenna Glass (Del Rey)
  • The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher (Saga Press)
  • Breaking Gods by D. J. Molles
  • To the Bones by Valerie Nieman (West Virginia University Press)
  • A Fall in Autumn by Michael G. Williams (Falstaff Books)

Ordinarily, the winner(s) would be announced at ConGregate on July 17, however, plans have not been finalized because the con is not being held in person this year.

The Manly Wade Wellman Award was founded in 2013 to recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors. The 2020 award covers novels published in 2019.

The award is named for long-time North Carolina author Manly Wade Wellman with the permission of his estate.

[Via Locus Online.]

2020 Manly Wade Wellman
Award Longlist

The 2020 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy longlist was revealed during ConCarolinas’ closing ceremonies today.

Last year’s winner, Christopher Ruocchio, announced the 18 titles on behalf of the North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation.

  • Masks & Malevolence / Time & Temper by Natania Barron (Falstaff Books)
  • The Hive by Orson Scott Card [and Aaron Johnston] (Tor Books)
  • The Storm by David Drake (Baen Books)
  • The Hanged Man by K. D. Edwards (Pyr)
  • 48 Hours by William R. Forstchen (Forge Books)
  • Where Oblivion Lives by T. Frohock (Harper Voyager)
  • The Women’s War by Jenna Glass (Del Rey)
  • Carl Perkins’ Cadillac by John G. Hartness (Falstaff Books)
  • Southern Fury / Southern Souls by Stuart Jaffe
  • The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher (Saga Press)
  • Inheritance by Gail Z. Martin (SOL Publishing)
  • Breaking Gods by D. J. Molles
  • To the Bones by Valerie Nieman (West Virginia University Press)
  • Winter World by A. G. Riddle (Legion Books)
  • Howling Dark by Christopher Ruocchio (DAW)
  • As the Crow Flies by Rysa Walker and Caleb Amsel (Starry Night)
  • A Fall in Autumn by Michael G. Williams (Falstaff Books)
  • A Midnight Dreary by David Niall Wilson (Crossroad Press)

A shortlist of finalists will be announced on Wednesday, July 1. Ordinarily, the winner(s) would be announced at ConGregate on July 17, however, plans have not been finalized because the con is not being held in person this year.

The Manly Wade Wellman Award was founded in 2013 to recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors. The 2020 award covers novels published in 2019.

The award is named for long-time North Carolina author Manly Wade Wellman with the permission of his estate.

2019 Manly Wade Wellman Award

The winner of the 2019 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Fiction and Fantasy was announced at ConGregate on July 12.

  • Empire of Silence by Christopher Ruocchio (DAW)

Given by the North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation, the award recognizes outstanding science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors.

The other finalists, chosen by a jury from the eligibility list, were:

  • In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey (John Joseph Adams Books)
  • Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel (Saga Press)
  • The Bond by Robin Kirk (Goldenjay Books)
  • The Crossing by Jason Mott (Park Row)
  • Finders by Melissa Scott (Candlemark & Gleam)

Named for long-time North Carolina author Manly Wade Wellman, the award was started in 2013.

[Via Locus Online.]

2018 Manly Wade Wellman Award


The winner of the 2018 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Fiction and Fantasy was announced at ConGregate on Saturday, July 14.

  • Scourge by Gail Z. Martin (Solaris)

Gail Z. Martin. Photo by Cindy Walker.

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.

The award is named for long-time North Carolina author Manly Wade Wellman.

2018 Manly Wade Wellman Award Shortlist

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.

2017 Manly Wade Wellman Award Winner

The winner of the 2017 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy was announced at ConGregate on July 15.

  • Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley (Tor 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 was selected by a vote of members of sf conventions held in the state: illogiConConCarolinasConTemporal, and ConGregate.

2017 Manly Wade Wellman Award Nominees

The finalists for the 2017 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy were announced at ConCarolinas on June 2.

  • Death’s Bright Day by David Drake (Baen Books)
  • Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley (Tor Books)
  • Pawn’s Gambit by Darin Kennedy (Falstaff Books)
  • Shadow and Flame by Gail Z. Martin (Orbit Books)
  • War Pigs by Jay Requard (Falstaff 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: illogiConConCarolinasConTemporal, and ConGregate. Eligible voters can participate by submitting a voter registration form by July 5.

The winner will be announced at ConGregate on Saturday, July 15.

2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award

Raising-Hell-CoverCharlotte author John G. Hartness is the winner of the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award for his novel Raising Hell.

The award is given by the North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation to recognize outstanding science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors.

The winner was announced July 16 at ConGregate in High Point, North Carolina. In his acceptance speech, Hartness expressed both his gratitude to those who voted, as well as his honor at being included among his fellow nominees this year.

The award is named for long-time North Carolina author Manly Wade Wellman, and the recipient is chosen by a vote of members of sf conventions held in that state: illogiConConCarolinasConTemporal, and ConGregate.

[Thanks to Samuel Montgomery-Blinn for the story.]

2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award Nominees

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: illogiConConCarolinasConTemporal, 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.

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