Comments: After four years of "normal" (or what passes for normal for the Campbell Awards), the judges decided they were not content with just reporting the first, second, and third place finishers, but that they needed to throw yet another procedural curveball and add a category of "honorable mentions". Why? I have no idea. The two novels that appear in this reinstated category are both decent, but neither is compelling enough that it's existence would demand a change to how the award results are reported. I can only chalk this change up to the judges deciding that it is yet again time to screw with everyone's head.
A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge
Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear
Greenhouse Summer by Norman Spinrad
The Silicon Dagger by Jack WilliamsonStarfish by Peter Watts
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Go to subsequent year's nominees: 2001
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