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New Voices

Entry updated 21 December 2011. Tagged: Publication.

Original-Anthology series, subtitled "The Campbell Award Nominees", the first two volumes from Harcourt Brace & Jovanovich/Jove, #3-#4 from Berkley Books, the final volume from Bluejay Books; edited by George R R Martin. Each volume contained original novellas written (a few years later in most cases) by the four to six finalists from a particular year of the John W Campbell Award for the best new sf or fantasy writer. The books, which contained stories from the award winners for 1973 to 1977 respectively, were New Voices in Science Fiction (anth 1977; vt New Voices I: The Campbell Award Nominees 1978), New Voices II (anth 1979), New Voices III (anth 1980), New Voices 4 (anth 1981) and The John W. Campbell Awards Volume 5 (anth 1984). Eventually the publication year fell too far behind the year of the award, and this interesting series lost its point and came to a close. The best-known story published in the series is John Varley's "Blue Champagne" (in New Voices 4, anth 1981, ed George R R Martin). [PN]

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