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Lodestar Award

Entry updated 23 October 2023. Tagged: Award.

Award for the year's best Young Adult book, presented at Worldcon in association with the Hugos. Like the John W Campbell Award/Astounding Award, this is voted by the same constituency as the Hugos, using the same ballot form, but is not a Hugo. The chief reason for this distinction is the principle that no single work should be eligible for multiple Hugo categories: Young Adult tales are not excluded from, and indeed have won, the Hugo for best novel and best novella.

An additional minor complication is that the Lodestar name for this award was not formally adopted in time for its debut in 2018 (honouring 2017 work); the first presentation below was thus announced as simply "Award for Best Young Adult Book". [DRL]


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