2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award Nominees

The shortlist for the 2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy has been announced by the North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation.

  • The Sea Without a Shore by David Drake (Baen)
  • Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by A.J. Hartley and David Hewson (Audible)
  • Ghost Train to New Orleans by Mur Lafferty (Orbit)
  • Reign of Ash by Gail Z. Martin (Orbit)
  • Bad Wizard by James Maxey (Antimatter Press)

The award recognizes outstanding science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors. The winner is selected by a vote of members of sf conventions in North Carolina (illogiConConCarolinasConTemporal, and ConGregate). Eligible voters should submit a voter registration form in order to participate.

This year’s selection will be revealed on July 11 at ConGregate in Winston-Salem.


[Thanks to Jim Van Verth for the story.]

3 thoughts on “2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award Nominees

  1. Wait, wait.

    David Drake? Baen? MilSF?

    Does the cabal know about this?

  2. And hey:

    “In 1892, Oscar Zoroaster Diggs turned up in Topeka with a suitcase full of high quality emeralds. Instantly the richest man in Kansas, his winning smile and keen mind launched him into a meteoric political career. As Secretary of War under Teddy Roosevelt, Diggs oversees the construction of the ultimate tool for spreading democracy, a fleet of rigid airships. Dorothy Gale, a reporter for the Kansas Ear, is the one person who knows the truth about Diggs. She met him ten years prior in the Emerald City, where he ruled as the Wizard. But how can she explain to her editor that Diggs intends to use his aerial navy to invade an island in the clouds ruled by witches? Stopping Diggs is going to take more than the power of the press. She’ll need the help of old friends, and maybe a Winged Monkey, as she pursues the Wizard across the wondrous and deadly Land of Oz.”

    That…looks like it could be a lot of fun.

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