WINNER: 2014 Philip K. Dick Award

The winner of the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award was announced on Friday, April 18, at Norwescon 37, in SeaTac, Washington, and the winner for the distinguished original science fiction paperback published for the first time during 2013 in the U.S.A. is:

  • Countdown City by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books)

A special citation was given to:

  • Self-Reference Engine by Toh EnJoe, translated by Terry Gallagher (Haikasoru)

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INTERVIEW: Anne Charnock, Author of PKD Award-Nominated A CALCULATED LIFE

Anne Charnock’s first novel A Calculated Life (47North) is one of seven nominated works for the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award. It’s also a 2013 Kitschie finalist. It was originally self-published. Anne’s journalism has appeared in The Guardian, New Scientist, International Herald Tribune, and Geographical. She was educated at the University of East Anglia, where she studied environmental sciences, and at the Manchester School of Art. She travelled widely as a freelance foreign correspondent and spent a year overlanding through Egypt, Sudan and Kenya.

In her fine art practice, she tried to answer the questions, What is it to be human? What is it to be a machine?

Ultimately she decided to write fiction as another route to finding answers.

Anne and her husband met as students at UEA. They live in Chester and London where both their sons live. They are active in the Ashton Hayes Going Carbon Neutral Project and, as often as possible, they take to the road in their little campervan.
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FINALISTS: 2013 Philip K. Dick Award


The finalists for the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award, presented annually to a distinguished work of science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States, have been announced:

  • A Calculated Life by Anne Charnock (47North)
  • The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Angry Robot)
  • Self-Reference Engine by Toh EnJoe, translated by Terry Gallagher (Haikasoru)
  • Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
  • Life on the Preservation by Jack Skillingstead (Solaris)
  • Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Books of Science Fiction edited by Ian Whates (Solaris)
  • Countdown City by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books)

The winner and any special citations will be announced April 18, 2014 at Norwescon 37 in SeaTac WA.

[via Locus Online and press reelase]

WINNER: 2012 Philip K. Dick Award

It was announced on Friday, March 29, at Norwescon 36, in SeaTac, Washington, that the winner for the distinguished original science fiction paperback published for the first time during 2012 in the U.S.A. is:

  • Lost Everything by Brian Francis Slattery (Tor Books)

Special citation was given to:

  • Lovestar by Andri Snær Magnason (Seven Stories Press)

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. The 2012 judges were Bruce Bethke, Sydney Duncan, Daryl Gregory, Bridget McKenna, and Paul Witcover (chair). This year’s judges are Elizabeth Bear (chair), Siobhan Carroll, Michael Kandel, Jamil Nasir, and Tim Sullivan.

Congratulations to Brian and Andri!

FINALISTS: 2012 Philip K. Dick Award


The nominees for the 2012 Philip K. Dick Award, presented annually to a distinguished work of science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States, have been announced:

  • Blueprints of the Afterlife by Ryan Boudinot (Black Cat)
  • Harmony by Keith Brooke (Solaris)
  • Helix Wars by Eric Brown (Solaris)
  • The Not Yet by Moira Crone (UNO)
  • Fountain of Age by Nancy Kress (Small Beer)
  • Lovestar by Andri Snær Magnason (Seven Stories)
  • Lost Everything by Brian Francis Slattery (Tor)

The winner and any special citations will be announced March 29, 2013 at Norwescon 36 in SeaTac WA.

[via Locus Online]

WINNER: 2011 Philip K. Dick Award

The winner of the 2011 Philip K. Dick Award, presented annually for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States, has been announced: The Samuel Petrovich Trilogy by Simon Morden (Orbit)
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NOMINEES: 2011 Philip K. Dick Award

Locus Online informs us that the nominees for the the 2011 Philip K. Dick Award nominees have been announced:
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WINNER: 2009 Philip K. Dick Award

The winner of this year’s Philip K. Dick Award, given for best original paperback published in the US in 2009, is Bitter Angels by C. L. Anderson (Ballantine Books Spectra).

A special citation was also given to Cyberabad Days by Ian McDonald (Pyr).

See also: Previous winners.