Campbell and Sturgeon Award Winners
The 2006 John W. Campbell Memorial Award and 2006 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award were presented at the Campbell Conference this past weekend in Kansas City. Each award was voted for by a jury of experts.
The Campbell Award, for best science fiction novel, went to Ben Bova’s Titan.
The Sturgeon Award, for best science fiction short story, was given to Robert Charles Wilson’s "The Cartesian Theater," from the anthology Futureshocks.
Also at the Campbell Conference, the Science Fiction Research Association presented several awards:
- the Graduate Student Paper award, to Linda Wight for "Magic, Art, Religion, Science: Blurring the Boundaries of Science and Science Fiction in Marge Piercy’s Cyborgian Narrative"
- the Mary Kay Bray Award, for the "best essay, interview, or extended review to appear in the SFRAReview during the year," to Ed Carmien for his review of The Space Opera Renaissance edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer
- the Thomas D. Clareson Award for Distinguished Service, for "outstanding service activities-promotion of SF teaching and study, editing, reviewing, editorial writing, publishing, organizing meetings, mentoring, and leadership in SF/fantasy organizations,"to Michael Levy
- the Pioneer Award, for "best critical essay-length work of the year" to Amy J. Ransom for "Oppositional Postcolonialism in Québécois Science Fiction," from the July 2006 issue of Science Fiction Studies
- and the Pilgrim Award, honoring "lifetime contributions to SF and fantasy scholarship," to Algis Budrys.
[via SF Scope]