The Mercy Journals by Claudia Casper, winner of the Philip K. Dick Award #norwescon40 pic.twitter.com/R3A0AtLcQl
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The 2017 Philip K. Dick Award winner is the Mercy Journals by Claudia Casper.
Also, a Special Citation was given to Unpronounceable by Susan diRende (Aqueduct Press).
The award is given for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original form for the first time during 2016 in the United States.
The winner was announced April 14 at Norwescon 40 in SeaTac, WA.
The Philip K. Dick Award is presented annually with the support of the Philip K. Dick Trust for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States. The award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society.
The 2016 judges were Michael Armstrong, Brenda Clough, Meg Elison, Lee Konstantinou, and Ben Winters.
Congrats to the winner, but “Hwarhath Stories” should have won, because they should win everything individually and collectively.
I can’t seem to find a link to the official rules on their website, and it has occurred to me to wonder: does “paperback original form” only cover mass-market paperbacks, or are trade PB allowed as well? Does anyone here know?
And, while I’m here, congrats to the winner!
According to this old copy of the rules:
The work must be a paperback original. Trade paperbacks are eligible, but simultaneous hardcover and paperback publication renders a work ineligible (since the intent of the award is to promote the “neglected” category of mass-market paperback originals.)
Ah, thanks. I confess I find that a tiny bit disappointing, but it does make sense, so I can’t/won’t actually complain.
The Award Ceremony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAtLrF36_lM
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