2014 Compton Crook Award Finalists
The Baltimore Science Fiction Society has announced their 2014 finalists for their Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award! The award is presented to the best first novel of the year written by a single author and is named after Towson State College Professor of Natural Science Compton Crook, who wrote under the name Stephen Tall, and who died in 1981.
Glyphbinder by T. Eric Bakutis
In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods by Matt Bell
The Enchanted Skean by Vonnie Winslow Crist
City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster
Fire with Fire by Charles E. Gannon
The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Shh! It’s a Secret: A Novel about Aliens, Hollywood, and the Bartenders Guide by Daniel M. Kimmel
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
The award will be presented at Balticon 48, May 23-26, 2014.
Recent winners include Myke Cole, Control Point (2013), T. C. McCarthy, Germline (2012), James Knapp, State of Decay (2011) and Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl (2010).