The Darrell Awards jury has announced its picks for the shortlist of Best Published Midsouth Science Fiction, Fantasy, and/or Horror of 2015. Created in 1996, the awards are named after Dr. Darrell C. Richardson, founding member of Memphis Science Fiction Association (MSFA).
- When Dragons Sleep by Steven Glen Baird
- Lincoln’s Bodyguard by T. J. Turner
- The Darker Carnival by Frank Tuttle
Young Adult Works
- The Old Blood by Tim Bohn
- All The Turns of Light by Frank Tuttle
- “Zedhead” by Victor Lorthos
- “The Ones Who Remember” by Robert J. Krog
- “Memphis BBQ” by Cat Rambo
- “Sentry” by Herika R. Raymer
In a fourth category, the jury has named an outright winner:
Best Midsouth SF/F/H Novella
- Brielle and the Alien Geek by Jessica Coulter Smith.
And the jury has chosen the recipient of an annual memorial award.
Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame Award
- Aaron Christopher Drown
For his outstanding body of work, including many excellent short stories.
The 2016 Darrell Awards will be presented at MidSouthCon 34 on March 19.