Philip K. Dick Award nominees announced

The press release has gone out listing the nominees for the 2009 Philip K. Dick Award. The winner will be announced at Norwescon 33 on Friday, April 2, 2010. I was pleased to sit on the jury for the 2009 award. Here’s the portion of the press release that provides the short list:

The judges of the 2009 Philip K. Dick Award and the Philadelphia SF Society, along with the Philip K. Dick Trust, are pleased to announce seven nominated works that comprise the final ballot for the award:

BITTER ANGELS by C. L. Anderson (Ballantine Books/Spectra)
THE PRISONER by Carlos J. Cortes (Ballantine Books/Spectra)
THE REPOSSESSION MAMBO by Eric Garcia (Harper)
THE DEVIL’S ALPHABET by Daryl Gregory (Del Rey)
CYBERABAD DAYS by Ian McDonald (Pyr)
CENTURIES AGO AND VERY FAST by Rebecca Ore (Aqueduct Press)
PROPHETS by S. Andrew Swann (DAW Books)

First prize and any special citations will be announced on Friday, April 2, 2010 at Norwescon 33 at the Doubletree Seattle Airport Hotel, SeaTac, Washington.

The Philip K. Dick Award is presented annually with the support of the Philip K. Dick Trust for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States. The award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust and the award ceremony is sponsored by the NorthWest Science Fiction Society. Last year’s winners were EMISSARIES FROM THE DEAD by Adam-Troy Castro (Eos Books) and TERMINAL MIND by David Walton (Meadowhawk Press). The 2009 judges are Daniel Abraham (chair), Eileen Gunn, Karen Hellekson, Elaine Isaak, and Marc Laidlaw.

UPDATE 2010-01-17 to add: The official announcement is now up at the PKD Award Web site.

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3 thoughts on “Philip K. Dick Award nominees announced

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  2. As a jury member I’m sure you get the news first but I’ve not seen any coverage of this elsewhere on the web. Even the official award and author sites are not reporting it yet. I guess that’s because it’s the weekend. Do you have a link for the full press release? I want to post the news to my web site but I like to get a couple sources before I do. Thanks very much.

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