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2016 Campbell and Sturgeon Awards Winners Announced

The Sturgeon and Campbell Trophies

The Sturgeon and Campbell Trophies

Radiomen by Eleanor Lerman (The Permanent Press) is this year’s John W. Campbell Memorial Award winner for the best science fiction novel published in 2015, and Kelly Link’s “The Game of Smash and Recovery” (Strange Horizons 10/17/15) is the winner of the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short fiction of 2015.

Going Dark by Linda Nagata (Mythic Island/Saga) and The Thing Itself by Adam Roberts (Gollancz) tied as second place winners for the Campbell, and third place was The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi (Orbit; Knopf).

“The New Mother” by Eugene Fischer (Asimov’s 4-5/15) was the second place winner for the Sturgeon Award, and “Gypsy” by Carter Scholz (F&SF 11-12/15) took third place.

The awards ceremony for the 2016 John W. Campbell Memorial Award and the 2016 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award were held on Thursday, August 18, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri at MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention. The event was hosted by McKitterick and Kij Johnson, Associate Director of the Gunn Center. Presenters included Christopher McKitterick, Gregory Benford, Sheila Finch, and Elizabeth Anne Hull.
The Winners of the 2016 Campbell and Sturgeon Awards are:

2016 Campbell and Sturgeon Awards Winners

John W. Campbell Memorial Award
First Place Radiomen, Eleanor Lerman (The Permanent)
Second Place(Tie)
Going Dark, Linda Nagata (Mythic Island/Saga)
The Thing Itself, Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
Third Place The Water Knife, Paolo Bacigalupi (Orbit/Knopf)
Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award
First Place “The Game of Smash and Recovery”, Kelly Link (Strange Horizons 10/17/15)
Second Place “The New Mother”, Eugene Fischer (Asimov’s 4-5/15)
Third Place “Gypsy”, Carter Scholz (F&SF 11-12/15)

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