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!
This Year’s Nominees
As announced on January 13, 2020, the nominees for the 2019 Philip K. Dick Award are:
- THE OUTSIDE by Ada Hoffmann (Angry Robot)
- VELOCITY WEAPON by Megan E. O’Keefe (Orbit)
- ALL WORLDS ARE REAL: SHORT FICTIONS by Susan Palwick (Fairwood Press)
- SOONER OR LATER EVERYTHING FALLS INTO THE SEA: STORIES by Sarah Pinsker (Small Beer Press)
- THE LITTLE ANIMALS by Sarah Tolmie (Aqueduct Press)
- THE ROSEWATER REDEMPTION by Tade Thompson (Orbit)
This Year’s Ceremony
Norwescon, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, invites you to join us online on Friday, April 10th at 7 p.m. PST for the presentation of the 2020 Philip K. Dick Award.
The restrictions put in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to cancel Norwescon this year, and with it the in-person Philip K. Dick Award ceremony. But this is far too important an event to let it go quietly.
To that end, Norwescon will stream the ceremony on YouTube. We invite you and all your friends to join us online to hear readings from the six nominated works and to learn which work receives the Philip K. Dick award and the special citation.