Announcing the winner of the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award

Monday, July 18, 2016, Durham, NC:

The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation is proud to announce the winner of the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy,  after the result of voter selection from the nominees, in turn the result of voter selection from an eligibility list of over 100 novels. The award was presented on July 16, 2016, to Charlotte author John G. Hartness for Raising Hell.

Raising Hell Cover

In his acceptance speech, Hartness expressed both his gratitude to those who voted, as well as his honor at being included among his fellow nominees this year.

The Manly Wade Wellman Award was founded to recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors. The 2016 award, voted on by the combined membership of North Carolina science fiction and fantasy conventions (illogiConConCarolinasConTemporal, and ConGregate), covers novels published in 2015.  Nominations opened at illogiCon in January ahead of a final voting round after ConCarolinas, with the award presented at ConGregate in July.

The award is named for long-time North Carolina author Manly Wade Wellman with the permission of his estate.

Announcing the nominees for the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award

Tuesday, June 7, Durham, NC:

The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation is proud to announce the nominees for the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy. These nominees are the result of voter selection from the final eligibility list through the nominations process, presented in alphabetical order by primary author last name:

  • Raising Hell by John G. Hartness (Falstaff Books)
  • The Mussorgsky Riddle by Darin Kennedy (Curiosity Quills)
  • Iron and Blood by Gail Z. Martin and Larry N. Martin (Solaris Books)
  • Vendetta by Gail Z. Martin (Solaris Books)
  • War of Shadows by Gail Z. Martin (Orbit Books)
  • Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon (Dial Books)

(There are 6 nominees due to there being 3 nominees by a single author.)

The nominees were announced publicly at ConCarolinas in Concord, NC on Friday, June 2. Additionally, final voting is now open, through Friday, July 1, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time. The winner(s) will be announced at ConGregate on July 16.

To register to place an award ballot, please submit a voter registration form.

The Manly Wade Wellman Award was founded in 2013 to recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors. The 2016 award, voted on by the combined membership of North Carolina science fiction and fantasy conventions (illogiConConCarolinasConTemporal, and ConGregate), covers novels published in 2015. Nominations opened at illogiCon in January and the nominees were announced at ConCarolinas in June ahead of the final voting round, with the award being presented at ConGregate in July.

The award is named for long-time North Carolina author Manly Wade Wellman with the permission of his estate.

[For additional PR material related to this announcement including book cover art and print-suitable information sheets, please visit the nominees page.]

Nominations for the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award are now open

Monday, February 1, 2016, Durham, NC: The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation is proud to announce that nominations for the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy are now open, using an updated final eligibility list which includes 115 titles.

The Manly Wade Wellman Award was founded to recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors. The 2016 award, voted on by the combined membership of North Carolina science fiction and fantasy conventions (illogiCon, StellarConConCarolinasConTemporal, and ConGregate), covers novels published in 2015. Nominations will remain open until Monday, May 13, followed by a final voting round to begin in June. The award will be presented at ConGregate in July.

To register to place a nominating ballot, please submit a voter registration form.

The award is named for long-time North Carolina author Manly Wade Wellman with the permission of his estate.

Announcing the preliminary eligibility list for the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award

Friday, January 8, 2016, Durham, NC:

The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation is proud to announce the preliminary eligibility list of 116 titles for the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy.

The Manly Wade Wellman Award was founded in 2013 to recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors. The 2016 award, voted on by the combined membership of North Carolina science fiction and fantasy conventions (illogiCon, ConCarolinas, ConTemporal, and ConGregate), covers novels published in 2015. Nominations will open at illogiCon in January ahead of a final voting round, with the award being presented at ConGregate in July.

The award is named for long-time North Carolina author Manly Wade Wellman with the permission of his estate.

Please send any corrections and/or additions to the NCSFF as detailed in the about page, and/or use the online correction form.

To register to vote, please fill out a voter registration form.

Announcing the winner of the 2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award

Friday, July 17, 2015, Durham, NC:

The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation is proud to announce the winner of the 2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy,  after the result of voter selection from the nominees, in turn the result of voter selection from an eligibility list of over 80 novels. The award was presented on July 11, 2015, to Durham author Mur Lafferty for Ghost Train to New Orleans.

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Ghost Train to New Orleans
by Mur Lafferty
Orbit Books

Lafferty won last year’s inaugural award for novel The Shambling Guide to New York City. Accepting the award on Lafferty’s behalf, Dennis Ti read her prepared remarks, which included her appreciation of the work of her fellow nominees, and her announcement that she has recused herself from award consideration for next year’s award.

The Manly Wade Wellman Award was founded to recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors. The 2015 award, voted on by the combined membership of North Carolina science fiction and fantasy conventions (illogiConConCarolinasConTemporal, and ConGregate), covers novels published in 2014.  Nominations opened at illogiCon in January ahead of a final voting round after ConCarolinas, with the award presented at ConGregate in July.

The award is named for long-time North Carolina author Manly Wade Wellman with the permission of his estate.

Announcing the nominees for the 2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award

Monday, June 1, 2015, Durham, NC:

The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation is proud to announce the nominees for the 2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy, presented in alphabetical order by primary author last name:

  • The Sea Without a Shore by David Drake (Baen)
  • Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by A.J. Hartley and David Hewson (Audible)
  • Ghost Train to New Orleans by Mur Lafferty (Orbit)
  • Reign of Ash by Gail Z. Martin (Orbit)
  • Bad Wizard by James Maxey (Antimatter Press)

The nominees were announced publicly at ConCarolinas in Concord, NC on Friday, May 29. Additionally, final voting is now open, through Monday, June 29, 2015 at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time. The winner(s) will be announced at ConGregate on July 11.

To register to place an award ballot, please submit a voter registration form.

The Manly Wade Wellman Award was founded in 2013 to recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors. The 2015 award, voted on by the combined membership of North Carolina science fiction and fantasy conventions (illogiConConCarolinasConTemporal, and ConGregate), covers novels published in 2014.

The award is named for long-time North Carolina author Manly Wade Wellman with the permission of his estate.

[For additional PR material related to this announcement including book cover art and print-suitable information sheets, please visit the nominees page.]

Nominations for the 2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award are now open

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, Durham, NC: The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation is proud to announce that nominations for the 2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy are now open, using an updated final eligibility list which includes 82 titles.

The Manly Wade Wellman Award was founded to recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors. The 2015 award, voted on by the combined membership of North Carolina science fiction and fantasy conventions (illogiConConCarolinasConTemporal, and ConGregate), covers novels published in 2014. Nominations will remain open until Monday, May 18, with a final voting round to begin June 1, and the award being presented at ConGregate in July.

To register to place a nominating ballot, please submit a voter registration form.

The award is named for long-time North Carolina author Manly Wade Wellman with the permission of his estate.

Announcing the preliminary eligibility list for the 2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award

Monday, December 1, 2014, Durham, NC:

The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation is proud to announce the preliminary eligibility list of 79 titles for the 2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy.

The Manly Wade Wellman Award was founded in 2013 to recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors. The 2015 award, voted on by the combined membership of North Carolina science fiction and fantasy conventions (illogiCon, ConCarolinas, ConTemporal, and ConGregate), covers novels published in 2014. Nominations will open at illogiCon in January ahead of a final voting round, with the award being presented at ConGregate in July.

The award is named for long-time North Carolina author Manly Wade Wellman with the permission of his estate.

Please send any corrections and/or additions to the NCSFF as detailed in the about page.

Announcing the winner of the 2014 Manly Wade Wellman Award

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Durham, NC:

The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation is proud to announce the winner of the 2014 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy,  after the result of voter selection from the nominees, in turn the result of voter selection from an eligibility list of over 70 novels. The inaugural award was presented on July 12, 2014, to Durham author Mur Lafferty for The Shambling Guide to New York City.

The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty (Orbit Books)
The Shambling Guide to New York City
by Mur Lafferty
Orbit Books

The Manly Wade Wellman Award was founded to recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors. The 2014 award, voted on by the combined membership of North Carolina science fiction and fantasy conventions (illogiConConCarolinasConTemporal, and ConGregate), covers novels published in 2013.  Nominations opened at illogiCon in January ahead of a final voting round between ConCarolinas and ConTemporal, with the award presented at ConGregate in July.

The award is named for long-time North Carolina author Manly Wade Wellman with the permission of his estate.

Announcing the nominees for the 2014 Manly Wade Wellman Award

Monday, June 16, 2014, Durham, NC:

The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation is proud to announce the nominees for the 2014 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy, presented in alphabetical order by primary author last name:

  • The Heretic by Tony Daniel and David Drake (Baen)
  • Vaporware by Richard Dansky (JournalStone)
  • Monsters of the Earth by David Drake (Tor)
  • Darwen Arkwright and the School of Shadows by A.J. Hartley (Razorbill)
  • The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty (Orbit)
  • Ice Forged by Gail Z. Martin (Orbit)

(There are 6 nominees due to a tie for 5th place.)

Additionally, final voting is now open, through Monday, June 30 at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time. The winner(s) will be announced at ConGregate on July 12. If you are a member of one of the member conventions and are not yet registered to vote, please submit a registration form as detailed on the nominations page and a secure ballot will be provided to you as soon as possible.

The Manly Wade Wellman Award was founded to recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors. The 2014 award, voted on by the combined membership of North Carolina science fiction and fantasy conventions (illogiConConCarolinasConTemporal, and ConGregate), covers novels published in 2013.

The award is named for long-time North Carolina author Manly Wade Wellman with the permission of his estate.

For additional PR material related to this announcement including book cover art and print-suitable information sheets, please visit the nominees page.

To promote the writing and reading of speculative fiction in North Carolina and to recognize outstanding achievements in North Carolina science fiction and fantasy.