Comments: The most noteworthy thing I can say about the 1988 Campbell awards is that I have no idea whether any of these books are good or not, because I haven't read any of them. Usually I will have read one or two of the books that appeared on the year's ballot, or I will know the books by reputation, or at least know something about one or more of the authors whose works were nominated. But not only have I not read any of the three books that appeared in this year's slate, I have only read one book by one of the authors - Connie Willis' novel Passage, and that's clearly an insufficient basis to form an opinion about an author's body of work.
Lincoln's Dreams by Connie Willis
The Sea and Summer by George Turner
The Unconquered Country by Geoff Ryman
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