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Philip K. Dick Award

Philip K. Dick Award

by Paul

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Here we are, barely into the new year, and already the award season has begun. The shortlist has been announced for the Philip K. Dick Award for the best novel appearing as a paperback original in the USA. This year, seven books have been shortlisted. They are:                  The Book of […]

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Year’s Best according to the awards

by Paul

Each year, we take a look at which novels have been identified as the best of the year according to the various voters and jurors for the different sf awards. So, which of 2016’s novels stood out? Well, the first thing you notice is that no novel has won more than one award. The year’s […]

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The greatest sf authors?

by Paul

There’s a post I’ve just come across (it seems to be a year old, but you know how these things disappear and resurface on the web) that claims to list “The Greatest Sci-Fi Authors of All Time“. It’s an interesting, if largely predictable list: Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Ursula K. Le Guin, Frank Herbert, […]

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Philip K. Dick Award Winner

by Paul

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    The winner of this year’s Philip K. Dick Award for the best science fiction published as a paperback original is The Mercy Journals by Claudia Casper. The judges also gave a Special Citation to Unpronounceable by Susan diRende.

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Philip K. Dick Award Shortlist

by Paul

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It barely seems like yesterday that we were announcing the last sf awards of 2016, and now here we are with the first sf awards of 2017. The Philip K. Dick Award is for a “distinguished original science fiction paperback” first published in 2016, and the shortlist is:        Consider by Kristy Acevedo […]

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Philip K. Dick Award Winners

by Paul

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Two sets of awards have announced their winners over the weekend. First is the Philip K. Dick Award. The winner of the award for paperback original is: Apex by Ramez Naam In addition, a Special Citation was given to: Archangel by Marguerite Reed

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Philip K. Dick Award Shortlist Announced

by Paul

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Well, the 2016 award season is now well under way. The shortlist for this year’s Philip K. Dick Award has now been announced: EDGE OF DARK by Brenda Cooper (Pyr) AFTER THE SAUCERS LANDED by Douglas Lain (Night Shade Books) (R)EVOLUTION by PJ Manney (47North) APEX by Ramez Naam (Angry Robot Books) WINDSWEPT by Adam […]

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What’s wrong with the Hugos

by Paul

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Okay, I admit, I’ve been putting this off. Frankly I’m getting tired of the whole Hugo kerfuffle. Right now, no-one on either side is exactly covering themselves with glory. The whole mess has become a competition to see who can become most outraged at the least thing. It is not helped by the fact that […]

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Awards 2015: Top Books

by Paul

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Okay, we’ve got all the shortlists in, and even some of the winners. So it’s time to count up and see who’s doing best in this award season. So we’ve gone through all the shortlists, and totalled the nominations up. And the results are very interesting. First, some qualifications. Shortlists vary: there are 16 titles […]

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Awards 2015: Philip K. Dick Award

by Paul

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The Philip K. Dick Award is presented for the best original science fiction paperback. The award was announced on 3rd April. The winner was: The Book of the Unnamed Midwife – Meg Elison (Sybaritic Press) A special citation was given to: Elysium – Jennifer Marie Brissett (Aqueduct Press)

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