Thursday, July 7, 2011

2011 Campbell Award Nominees

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

Comments: Another year and another Campbell Award ballot that mostly ignores the contributions of female authors. Sure, two women were nominated, but two women out of a field of thirteen can't be called anything but a farce when it comes to gender equity. On the plus side, the Campbell Award judges seem to have realized that there are non-white people in the world and recognized the work of Charles Yu, giving him a second place finish for How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe. Even so, the list of nominees was still dominated by authors who were both white and male.

Best Novel

The Dervish House by Ian McDonald

Second Place:
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu

Third Place:
The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi

Anthill by E.O. Wilson
Aurorarama by Jean-Christophe Valtat
Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis
C by Tom McCarthy
Hull Zero Three by Greg Bear
New Model Army by Adam Roberts
Veteran by Gavin Smith
The Waters Rising by Sheri S. Tepper
Yarn by Jon Armstrong
Zero History by William Gibson

Go to previous year's nominees: 2010
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 2012

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