Monday, December 31, 1979

1979 Campbell Award Nominees

Location: Campbell Conference Awards Banquet in Lawrence, Kansas.

Comments: At this point it should not surprise anyone that the ballot for the Campbell Awards in 1979 was quirky and unlike any prior ballot that had been produced. The ever-changing nature of the Campbell Awards seems to be the only thing about them that was constant over its early years. Having established a practice of listings the winners, second place finishers, and third place finishers in previous years, the Campbell Award judges decided to take a left turn this year and just list the non-winning novels as having been given an "honorable mention". As with the other odd changes that had taken place over the years, there seems to have been no particular reason for this alteration to the way the results were reported, nor was this to be a permanent change.

Best Novel

Gloriana by Michael Moorcock

Honorable Mention:
Altered States by Paddy Chayefsky
. . . And Having Writ . . . by Donald R. Bensen

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