Monday, July 15, 2019: Durham, NC:
The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation is proud to announce the winner of the 2019 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy, the result of juried selection from the list of finalists, in turn the result of juried selection from an eligibility list of over 80. The award was presented on Friday, July 12, 2018 at Congregate 6 at the Red Lion Hotel High Point to Raleigh author Christopher Ruocchio for Empire of Silence, published by DAW:
Pitched variously as Dune meets The Book of the New Sun or Dune meets Patrick Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicles, Empire of Silence begins a science fantasy trilogy recounting the story of Hadrian Marlowe, heir to an interplanetary fortune, rogue, fugitive, slave pit gladiator, and infamous star-killer, combining deep world-building and beautiful, quotable prose. Continue reading Announcing the winner of the 2019 Manly Wade Wellman Award
Monday, July 8, 2019, Durham, NC:
The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation is proud to announce the finalists for the 2019 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy. These finalists are the result of juried selection from the final eligibility list, presented in alphabetical order by author last name:
- In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey (John Joseph Adams Books)
- Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel (Saga Press)
- The Bond by Robin Kirk (Goldenjay Books)
- The Crossing by Jason Mott (Park Row)
- Empire of Silence by Christopher Ruocchio (DAW)
- Finders by Melissa Scott (Candlemark & Gleam)
The winner(s) will be announced at ConGregate on Friday, July 12.
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 2019 award covers novels published in 2018.
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 finalists page.]