2022 Manly Wade Wellman Award Shortlist

The 2022 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy shortlist was revealed July 6 by the North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation.

The eight titles were selected from the 18-title longlist.

  • The Actual Star by Monica Byrne (Harper Voyager)
  • A Song with Teeth (Los Nefilim, #3) by T. Frohock (Harper Voyager)
  • Sounding Dark (The Calpurnian Wars, #1) by Jo Graham (Candlemark & Gleam)
  • Blind Tiger (The Pride, #1) by Jordan L. Hawk (Widdershins Press)
  • Bacchanal by Veronica Henry (47North)
  • Water Horse by Melissa Scott (Candlemark & Gleam)
  • The Blackwing War (Deep Witches, #1) by K.B. Spangler (A Girl and Her Fed Books)
  • No Gods, No Monsters (The Convergence Saga, #1) by Cadwell Turnbull (Blackstone Publishing)

The winner will be announced at ConGregate 8 on Friday, July 22, 2022 in Winston-Salem, NC.

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

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