The John W. Campbell Award nominees were announced yesterday along with the 2013 Hugo Award nominees. The John W. Campbell Award is not a Hugo Award. It is an award sponsored by Dell Magazine to be given to the best new science fiction or fantasy writer whose first work of science fiction or fantasy was published in a “professional publication” in the previous two years. What constitutes a “professional publication” is specially defined. (See Eligibility F.A.Q.)
The 2013 Campbell Award nominees are:
- Zen Cho for “Rising Lion—The Lion Bows,” Strange Horizons, March 21, 2011.
- Max Gladstone for Three Parts Dead, Tor Books, 2012.
- Mur Lafferty for “1963: The Argument Against Louis Pasteur,” in The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, Harper Voyager, 2011.
- Stina Leicht for Of Blood and Honey, Night Shade Books, 2011.
- Chuck Wendig for Double Dead, Abaddon Books, 2011.
Many other talented new authors qualified for the Campbell Awards this year, and all those that were considered are listed here. Members of the World Science Fiction Society will vote for the winner. The 2013 winner will be announced at the World Science Fiction Convention, LoneStarCon 3, in September.