(Funny thing: there's another Campbell award, given out with the Hugo Awards, for best new sf writer. I won it in 2000, and as near as anyone can work out, I'm the only writer to have won both!).
Hope to see you in Lawrence on July 11/12!
James Gunn, director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas, has announced winners of the 2009 John W. Campbell Award for the best science fiction novel of the year and the 2009 Theodore Sturgeon Award for the best short science fiction of the year.Science fiction writers earn awards for best novels, short story of the year
The Campbell award is shared by Cory Doctorow's "Little Brother" (Tor Books) and Ian MacLeod's "Song of Time" (PS Publishing). James Alan Gardner's "The Ray Gun: A Love Story" won the Sturgeon award. The authors will accept their awards July 10 at KU and will be featured at the Campbell Conference on Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12.
The Campbell Conference will discuss "What's Old, What's New: The New Space Opera, the New Hard SF, the New Weird." In the afternoon session the three winners will open a discussion on what's new in publishing and its effect on writing and reading.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.