John W. Campbell Award winners announced
The winners of the John W. Campbell Award for the year’s best science fiction novel have been announced, and for only the third time in the award’s thirty-six year history, there was a tie.
The winners are Little Brothers, by Cory Doctorow (Tor) and Song of Time, by Ian MacLeod (PS Publishing).
The Campbell Award was established in 1973 by Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss and honors the legendary editor of Astounding Science Fiction, now Analog.
Campbell edited the magazine from 1937 until his death in 1971.
The award is decided by a committee of jurors after nominations by publishers and jurors from the list of English-language science fiction novels published in the previous year.
Past winners include Gloriana, by Michael Moorcock (1979), Timescape, by Gregory Benford (1981), and Titan, by Ben Bova (2007).
The awards will be presented on 10 July at the Campbell Conference at the University of Kansas, the home of the J. Wayne and Elsie M. Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction.
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