Compton Crook Award

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The Compton Crook Award is presented to the best English language first novel of the year in the field of science fiction, fantasy, or horror by the members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society at their annual science fiction convention, Balticon, held in Baltimore on Memorial Day weekend. Awards have been presented since 1983. The award is also known as the Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award.The list of eligible books is published in the monthly newsletter so all club members will have a chance to read and vote. The winning author is invited to Balticon (BSFS pays transportation and lodging) for two years), and presented with the cash award of $1,000. Compton Crook, who wrote under the name of Stephen Tall, was a long-time Baltimore resident, Towson University professor, and science fiction author. He died in 1981.
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Paolo Bacigalupi

American science fiction and fantasy writer

works

15

The Windup Girl

novel by Paolo Bacigalupi

author: Paolo Bacigalupi

2009

The Water Knife

novel by Paolo Bacigalupi

author: Paolo Bacigalupi

2015

Pump Six and Other Stories

short story collection by Paolo Bacigalupi

author: Paolo Bacigalupi

2008

Ship Breaker

novel by Paolo Bacigalupi

author: Paolo Bacigalupi

2010

The Drowned Cities

book by Paolo Bacigalupi

author: Paolo Bacigalupi

2012

Author

Josepha Sherman

American writer

works

13

Epiphany

Book by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz

author: Josepha Sherman, Susan Shwartz

2007

Exiles

2006 book by Josepha Sherman & Susan Shwartz

author: Josepha Sherman, Susan Shwartz

2006

Exodus

Book by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz

author: Josepha Sherman, Susan Shwartz

2004

Vulcan's Heart

Book by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz

author: Josepha Sherman, Susan Shwartz

Author

Sheila Finch

American writer

Author

Thomas Thurston Thomas

American writer

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