Saturday, April 03, 2010

Ian McDonald's Cyberabad Days wins 2010 Philip K. Dick Award Special Citation

Ian McDonald's Cyberabad Days has won the Special Citation from the 2010 Philip K. Dick Awards, presented Friday night at Norwescon 22 in SeaTac, Washington. Huge congratulations to Ian, and to PKD Award winner C. L. Anderson, whose Bitter Angels won the award. From the official press release:

2010 Philip K. Dick Award Winner Announced
It was announced on Friday, April 2, at Norwescon 33, in SeaTac, Washington, that the winner for the distinguished original science fiction paperback published for the first time during 2009 in the U.S.A. is:

            BITTER ANGELS by C. L. Anderson (Ballantine Books Spectra)

Special citation was given to:

            CYBERABAD DAYS by Ian McDonald (Pyr)
The Philip K. Dick Award is presented annually with the support of the Philip K. Dick Trust for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States.  The award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust and the award ceremony is sponsored by the NorthWest Science Fiction Society.  The 2009 award was given to EMISSARIES OF THE DEAD by Adam-Troy Castro (Eos) in a tie with TERMINAL MIND by David Walton (Meadowhawk Press).  The 2009 judges were Daniel Abraham (chair), Eileen Gunn, Karen Hellekson, Elaine Isaak, and Marc Laidlaw.

This year’s judges are William Barton, Andy Duncan, Bruce McAllister, Melinda M. Snodgrass, and David Walton.

For more information, contact the award administration:
                                                            David G. Hartwell (914) 769-5545.
                                                            Gordon Van Gelder (201) 876-2551

For more information about the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society,
                                                                        Contact Gary Feldbaum (215) 665-5752

For more information about the Philip K. Dick Trust:

For more information about Norwescon:
                                                                        Contact NorthWest SF Society: (425) 686-9737

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