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2016 Philip K. Dick Award Winner! Posted at 7:00 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The Mercy Journals Unpronounceable

The winner of the 2016 Philip K. Dick Award for distinguished original science fiction paperback published for the first time during 2016 in the U.S.A. is: The Mercy Journals by Claudia Casper.  Special Citation was given to Unpronounceable by Susan diRende.

The PKD Award was presented at Norwescon 39 on March 26.  Here’s a link to a video recording of the event: PKD Award ceremony – 2016

Our congrats to the winner and all the nominees.

2016 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees Posted at 1:46 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Consider Hwarhath Stories The Mercy Journals Unpronounceable Graft Super Extra Grande

The 2016 Philip K. Dick Award nominees have been announced:

The award is presented annually to a distinguished work of science fiction originally published in paperback form in the United States from the previous calendar year.  First prize and any special citations will be announced on Friday, April 14, 20176 at Norwescon 40 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport, SeaTac, Washington.

Have you read any of these? What looks good to you on that list?

2015 Philip K. Dick Award Winner! Posted at 10:11 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Apex Archangel

The 2015 Philip K. Dick Award winner was announced Friday, March 25, at Norwescon 39.  The winner is Apex by Ramez Naam.  The Special Citation went to Archangel by Marguerite Reed.  Our congrats to Ramez and Marguerite and to all the nominees.

2015 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees Posted at 6:05 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Edge of DarkAfter the Saucers Landed(R)evolutionApexWindsweptArchangel

The 2015 Philip K. Dick Award finalists have been announced:

First prize and any special citations will be announced on Friday, March 25, 2016 at Norwescon 39 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport, SeaTac, Washington.

Have you read any of these? What looks good to you on that list?

2014 Philip K. Dick Award Winner! Posted at 5:16 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife Elysium

The 2014 Philip K. Dick Award winner was announced Friday, April 3, at Norwescon 38, in SeaTac, Washington.  The winner is The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison.  The Special Citation went to Elysium by Jennifer Marie Brissett.  Our congrats to Meg and Jennifer and to all the nominees.

2014 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees Posted at 11:30 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

ElysiumThe Bullet-Catcher's DaughterThe Book of the Unnamed MidwifeMemory of WaterMaplecroftReach for Infinity

The 2014 Philip K. Dick Award nominees have been announced:

First prize and any special citations will be announced on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Norwescon 38 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport, SeaTac, Washington.

Have you read any of these?  What looks good to you on that list?

2013 Philip K. Dick Award Winner! Posted at 6:02 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Countdown City Self-Reference Engine

The 2013 Philip K. Dick Award winner was announced Friday, April 18, at Norwescon 37, in SeaTac, Washington.  The winner is Countdown City by Ben H. Winters.  The Special Citation went to Self-Reference Engine by Toh EnJoe.  Our congrats to Ben and Toh and to all the nominees.

2013 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees Posted at 6:23 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

A Calculated Life The Mad Scientist's Daughter Self-Reference ENGINE Ancillary Justice Life on the Preservation Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction Countdown City

The 2013 Philip K. Dick Award nominees have been announced:

2012 Philip K. Dick Award Winner Posted at 1:37 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Lost EverythingLovestar

The winner of the 2012 Philip K. Dick Award was announced last night at Norwescon 36 in SeaTac, Washington.

Winner: Lost Everything – Brian Francis Slattery (Tor)
Special Citation: Lovestar – Andri Snær Magnason (Seven Stories)

What do you think of the result? Have you read either of these books or any of the other nominees?

2012 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees Posted at 6:38 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post
Blueprints of the Afterlifealt.human (Harmony)Helix Wars
The Not YetFountain of AgeLovestarLost Everything

The Philip K. Dick Award nominees for 2012 have been announced:

First prize and any special citations will be announced on Friday, March 29, 2013 at Norwescon 36 at the Doubletree Seattle Airport Hotel, SeaTac, Washington.

What do you think of this list? Any favorites to win?