Thursday, July 09, 2009

Cory Doctorow's Little Brother ties for Campbell Award, wins Prometheus Award

Cory Doctorow's young adult novel Little Brother (Tor) continues to win awards, picking up two more in the past couple of weeks.

First, Little Brother tied with Ian MacLeod's Song of Time (PS Publishing) for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science fiction novel of the year. Third went to The Philosopher's Apprentice, by James Morrow. The award will be presented at the Campbell Conference Awards Banquet at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, this weekend, July 10 to 12.

Second, Little Brother won the Prometheus Award, awarded annually by The Libertarian Futurist Society. Other finalists were Matter by Iain Banks (Orbit), The January Dancer by Michael Flynn (Tor), Saturn's Children by Charles Stross (Tor), Opening Atlantis by Harry Turtledove (Roc), and Half a Crown by Jo Walton (Tor). The award will be presented at the World Science Fiction Convention in Montreal in August.

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