Announcing the nominees for the 2018 Manly Wade Wellman Award

Monday, June 4, 2018, Durham, NC:

The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation is proud to announce the nominees for the 2018 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 author last name:

  • Frost & Filigree by Natania Barron (Falstaff Books)
  • Amazing Grace by John G. Hartness (Falstaff Books)
  • The Stravinsky Intrigue by Darin Kennedy (Curiosity Quills Press)
  • Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty (Orbit)
  • Scourge by Gail Z. Martin (Solaris)

The nominees were announced at ConCarolinas in Charlotte, NC on Friday, June 1. Additionally, final voting is now open and continues through Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time. The winner(s) will be announced at ConGregate on Friday, July 13. (Note: originally announced as Saturday, July 14.)

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 2018 award, voted on by the combined membership of North Carolina science fiction and fantasy conventions (illogiConConCarolinas, and ConGregate), covers novels published in 2017. Nominations open at illogiCon in January and the nominees are 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.]