The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation was proud to release this list of 8 finalists for the 2022 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy, presented in alphabetical order by author last name:
- The Actual Star by Monica Byrne (Harper Voyager)
- A Song with Teeth (Los Nefilim, #3) by T. Frohock (Harper Voyager)
- Sounding Dark (The Calpurnian Wars, #1) by Jo Graham (Candlemark & Gleam)
- Blind Tiger (The Pride, #1) by Jordan L. Hawk (Widdershins Press)
- Bacchanal by Veronica Henry (47North)
- Water Horse by Melissa Scott (Candlemark & Gleam)
- The Blackwing War (Deep Witches, #1) by K.B. Spangler (A Girl and Her Fed Books)
- No Gods, No Monsters (The Convergence Saga, #1) by Cadwell Turnbull (Blackstone Publishing)
The winner(s) will be announced at ConGregate 8 on Friday, July 22, 2022 in Winston-Salem, NC as part of the convention’s opening ceremonies.
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 2022 award covers novels published in 2021.
The award is named for long-time North Carolina author Manly Wade Wellman with the permission of his estate.