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2015 John W. Campbell Memorial Award Finalists Announced Posted at 7:32 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The Race A Darkling Sea The Peripheral Afterparty Europe in Autumn Wolves The Three-Body Problem Station Eleven Defenders The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August The Bees BĂȘte Lock In The Martian Annihilation Echopraxia

The finalists for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best science-fiction novel have been announced by the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction. The awards will be presented on Friday, June 12, as part of the Campbell Conference held annually at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

The finalists for the best SF novel of 2014 are:

Our congrats to all the finalists for being part of such an impressive list! How do you pick from so many great books? What do you think of this lineup?


daxxh   |   11 May 2015 @ 20:22

That looks like a good list. Of the ones I’ve read, I’d put Annihilation as number 1. I did not like The Race. I’d like to know what other people think of that one.

I think I’ll be bumping The Martian, Europe in Autumn and The Peripheral up on my TBR pile.

justifiedsinnner   |   12 May 2015 @ 08:38

A shortlist of 16 is not a shortlist. About the only book of note they haven’t got is Ancillary Sword, oh, and the kitchen sink.

Buck Ward   |   14 May 2015 @ 21:03

With all the unread books that were written decades ago, when does one find the time to read all the new books? On my very much shorter list (having read only two of these) The Martian beats out The Three-body Problem.

Emil   |   19 May 2015 @ 09:38

Not a shortlist, but finalists.

think this is an awesome collection. I’ve read or are busy reading almost all of them, and most are exceptional books. I do miss Ancillary Sword, though. The only book that is new to me is The Race.

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