Sunday, December 31, 2000

2000 Campbell Award Nominees

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

Comments: After four years of "normal" (or what passes for normal for the Campbell Awards), the judges decided they were not content with just reporting the first, second, and third place finishers, but that they needed to throw yet another procedural curveball and add a category of "honorable mentions". Why? I have no idea. The two novels that appear in this reinstated category are both decent, but neither is compelling enough that it's existence would demand a change to how the award results are reported. I can only chalk this change up to the judges deciding that it is yet again time to screw with everyone's head.

Best Novel

A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge

Second Place:
Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear

Third Place:
Greenhouse Summer by Norman Spinrad

Honorable Mention:
The Silicon Dagger by Jack Williamson
Starfish by Peter Watts

Go to previous year's nominees: 1999
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 2001

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