2020 Philip K. Dick Award

The 2020 Philip K. Dick Award winner was announced April 10 in a livestreamed ceremony hosted on YouTube by Norwescon.


  • Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea: Stories by Sarah Pinsker (Small Beer Press)


  • The Little Animals by Sarah Tolmie (Aqueduct Press)

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 during the previous calendar year.

The award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust. The award ceremony is sponsored by the Northwest Science Fiction Society.

The restrictions put in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of Norwescon this year, and the virtual ceremony replaced the in-person Philip K. Dick Award presentation. 

The award judges were Thomas A. Easton, Karen Heuler, Mur Lafferty, Patricia MacEwen, and James Sallis.

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5 thoughts on “2020 Philip K. Dick Award

  1. I really liked the Sarah Pinsker collection and I am currently reading, and also enjoying, her first novel, “A Song For a New Day.”

  2. For some reason I had the impression that this award was for novels; the history on Wikipedia (since the PKDAward site seems to be just collected press releases) is ambiguous, but several of the titles could be collections.

    I was moderately impressed by Pinsker’s novel; it seemed to me that at one point the left slant led the author to have capitalism (continue to) make an unbelievably stupid choice, but it doesn’t end ridiculously optimistically. Looks like I should try some of the shorts as well.

  3. @Chip —

    Looks like I should try some of the shorts as well.

    I think PInsker is one of those authors whose shorts I like better than her long work. I haven’t read this particular collection, but I hope to eventually.

  4. I might have mentioned TR Napper’s Neon Leviathan collection of stories elsewhere. His work is heavily influenced by Philip K. Dick. His stories also are set in the Asian/Pacific region, FWIW. The collection was published this year. those stories might be eligible for next year?

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