Comments: In 1978, the Campbell Awards made what is possibly the easiest choice ever to confront the judges and gave the Best Novel honor to Frederik Pohl's magnificent novel Gateway, a novel that also won the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards. Despite the strong competition provided this year by the Strugatsky brothers and Philip K. Dick, whose books would probably have been front-runners for the award in almost any other year, there was never any real question as to who the ultimate winner should be.
Gateway by Frederik Pohl
Roadside Picnic and Tale of the Troika Arkady Strugatsky and Boris Strugatsky
A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
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