Monday, December 31, 1984

1984 Campbell Award Nominees

Location: Campbell Conference Awards Banquet at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

Comments: In 1984, the Campbell Award judges rectified their previous error by handing the Best Novel award to Gene Wolfe's Citadel of the Autarch, the stellar concluding volume of the magnificent Urth of the New Sun series. It seems almost criminal that the Campbell Award judges gave so little attention to the previous books in the series, with only Shadow of the Torturer getting any recognition at all, but at least they recognized the quality of Wolfe's achievement in the end.

Best Novel

The Citadel of the Autarch by Gene Wolfe

Second Place:
The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica by John Calvin Batchelor

Third Place:
Tik-Tok by John Sladek

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