John W Campbell Award

Tagged: Award

Award for the best new sf or fantasy author of the year, selected by votes of sf fans and presented at the Worldcon during the Hugo ceremony. Sponsored by Condé-Nast, publishers of Analog, the John W Campbell Award was instituted in 1972 in tribute to John W Campbell Jr, its celebrated editor, who died in 1971. Davis Publications continued the sponsorship when Analog passed into their hands. The anthology series New Voices, edited by George R R Martin, was devoted to printing original novellas (written a few years later) by, in each volume, a given year's finalists; it ceased after five volumes. Several of the winners were, at the time of receiving the award, primarily fantasy writers. [PR/PN]


see also: Women SF Writers.


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