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 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 (illogiCon, ConCarolinas, ConTemporal, 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.