- John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
"This page describes the award for best science fiction novel; for other awards, see
John W. CampbellMemorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel has been awarded every year since 1973, except in 1994. Unlike other major science fictionawards, such as the Hugo and the Nebula, recipients are selected by a jury.
The award should not be confused with the similarly named
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
In 1976, the jury felt that no truly outstanding novels had been published the previous year, and so the award was given retrospectively to a novel published in 1970.
In 1994, no award was given; this was due to a breakdown in the nomination process, not because no novel was judged worthy.
The award ceremony has been held in a number of places over the years, but since 1979, has been held at the
University of Kansas, where it has become the focus of a weekend-long conference that also includes discussions of the writing, illustration, publishing, teaching, and criticism of science fiction.
As of July 2006, the members of the award jury are:
#Nebula-winning author and physicist
Gregory Benford, author of the classic SF novel " Timescape"
Paul A. Carter, author of "The Creation of Tomorrow: Fifty Years of Magazine Science Fiction"
#Hugo-winning author and scholar James Gunn, past president of the
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Elizabeth Anne Hull, past president of the Science Fiction Research Association
Christopher McKitterick, associate director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction
Farah Mendlesohn, editor of " Foundation - The International Review of Science Fiction"
#Nebula-winning author and editor
Pamela Sargent, editor of the "Women of Wonder" anthologies
Tom Shippey, editor of "The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories"
*1973 - "
Beyond Apollo", Barry N. Malzberg
*1974 (tie) - "
Rendezvous with Rama", Arthur C. Clarke; " Malevil", Robert Merle
*1975 - "
Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said", Philip K. Dick
*1976 - "The Year of the Quiet Sun",
Wilson Tucker(special retroactive award for a novel from 1970)
*1977 - "
The Alteration", Kingsley Amis
*1978 - "Gateway",
*1979 - "Gloriana",
*1980 - "
On Wings of Song", Thomas M. Disch
*1981 - "
Timescape", Gregory Benford
*1982 - "
Riddley Walker", Russell Hoban
*1983 - "Helliconia Spring",
Brian W. Aldiss
*1984 - "The Citadel of the Autarch",
*1985 - "
The Years of the City", Frederik Pohl
*1986 - "
The Postman", David Brin
*1987 - "A Door into Ocean",
*1988 - "
Lincoln's Dreams", Connie Willis
*1989 - "
Islands in the Net", Bruce Sterling
*1990 - "
The Child Garden", Geoff Ryman
*1991 - "
Pacific Edge", Kim Stanley Robinson
*1992 - "Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede",
*1993 - "Brother to Dragons",
*1994 - No award
*1995 - "
Permutation City", Greg Egan
*1996 - "
The Time Ships", Stephen Baxter
*1997 - "Fairyland",
Paul J. McAuley
*1998 - "
Forever Peace", Joe Haldeman
*1999 - "Brute Orbits",
*2000 - "
A Deepness in the Sky", Vernor Vinge
*2001 - "Genesis",
*2002 (tie) - " Terraforming Earth",
Jack Williamson; " The Chronoliths", Robert Charles Wilson
*2003 - "Probability Space",
*2004 - "Omega",
*2005 - "
Market Forces", Richard Morgan
*2006 - "Mindscan",
Robert J. Sawyer
*2007 - "Titan",
*2008 - "In War Times",
Kathleen Ann Goonan
* [http://www.ku.edu/~sfcenter/campbell.htm John W. Campbell Award official website]
* [http://www.awardannals.com/wiki/Honor_roll:John_W._Campbell_Award List of the most honored Campbell Award honorees]
* [http://www.worldswithoutend.com/books_campbell.asp Excerpts and summaries of Campbell Award winners and nominees]
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