Friday, July 9, 2004

2004 Campbell Award Nominees

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

Comments: When I first noted that Jack McDevitt won the Campbell Award this year, my first thought was that this was the second win for him. But when I went back and looked, of course, he had not won the award before, he had only been nominated for the award in previous years. Despite the serious institutional problems of the Campbell Awards, this is one area that they seem to have gotten right insofar as have avoided honoring the same handful of authors over and over again, and instead have for the most part recognized different authors every year.

Best Novel

Omega by Jack McDevitt

Second Place:
Natural History by Justina Robson

Third Place:
The X President by Philip Baruth

The Braided World by Kay Kenyon
The Changeling Plague by Syne Mitchell
The Companions by Sheri S. Tepper
Darwin's Children by Greg Bear
Jennifer Government by Max Barry
Memory by Linda Nagata
Red Thunder by John Varley
Sister Alice by Robert Reed
Star Dragon by Mike Brotherton
Storyteller by Amy Thomson
Untied Kingdom by James Lovegrove
The Wreck of The River of Stars by Michael Flynn

Go to previous year's nominees: 2003
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 2005

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