Norwescon has had the honor of hosting the Philip K. Dick Awards since 1984. The Philip K. Dick Award and Special Citation is presented annually for distinguished science fiction books published for the first time in the United States as a paperback original. The award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, and the ceremony is sponsored by the Northwest Science Fiction Society and held annually at Norwescon. Special guests attending the ceremony often include the nominated authors and publishers, as well as an administrator of the award. There is no charge to Norwescon members to attend the ceremony. We hope to see you there!
A list of previous years’ winners can be found at the official Philip K. Dick website.
This Year’s Winners
Congratulations to Brian Francis Slattery, winner of the 2012 Philip K. Dick Award for Lost Everything!
Congratulations also to Andri Snær Magnason, winner of the 2012 Philip K. Dick Special Citation Award for Lovestar!
The awards were announced at 7pm on Friday, March 29, 2013 at Norwescon 36. The video stream has been archived here and may be viewed at your leisure.
This Year’s Nominees
As announced on January 9, 2013, the nominees for the 2012 Philip K. Dick Award were:
- BLUEPRINTS OF THE AFTERLIFE by Ryan Boudinot (Black Cat)
- HARMONY by Keith Brooke (Solaris)
- HELIX WARS by Eric Brown (Solaris)
- THE NOT YET by Moira Crone (UNO Press)
- FOUNTAINS OF AGE by Nancy Kress (Small Beer Press)
- LOVESTAR by Andri Snær Magnason (Seven Stories Press)
- LOST EVERYTHING by Brian Francis Slattery (Tor Books)