Wednesday, May 21, 2014

2014 Campbell Award Nominees

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

Comments: Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice had already won both the Clarke and Nebula Awards, which one would think would have positioned the book as the front runner for winning the Campbell Award. But looking through the other nominees, one is struck by just how stiff the competition was in this year, as Leckie was going up against (among others) Nicola Griffith's Hild, Linda Nagata's The Red: First Light, Charles Stross' Neptune's Brood, and Paul J, McAuley's Evening's Empires. After a somewhat disappointing slate in 2013, the Campbell awards seem to have rebounded to offer a set of nominees that is both diverse and impressive.

Best Novel

Strange Bodies by Marcel Theroux

Second Place:
Evening’s Empires by Paul J. McAuley

Third Place:
The Red: First Light by Linda Nagata

The Adjacent by Christopher Priest
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
The Circle by Dave Eggers
The Cusanus Game by Wolfgang Jeschke
The Disestablishment of Paradise by Phillip Mann
Hild by Nicola Griffith
Lexicon by Max Barry
Neptune’s Brood by Charles Stross
On the Steel Breeze by Alastair Reynolds
Proxima by Stephen Baxter
Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Go to previous year's nominees: 2013
Go to subsequent year's nominees: 2015

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