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The 2015 Winner of the 33nd Compton Crook Award is:

Salvage by Alexandra Duncan, published by Tor Books, Released April 1, 2014


The 2015 Compton Crook 33 Award Finalists were (in alphabetical order, by author):

A Darkling Sea by James L. Cambias, published by TOR Books

Salvage by Alexandra Duncan, published by Greenwillow Press

Copper Magic by Julia Mary Gibson, published by TOR Books

Memory of Water: A Novel by Emmi Itäranta, published by Harper Voyager

The Bees by Laline Paulln, published by Ecco Press

Expiration Day by William Campbell Powell, published by TOR Books

Darkwalker: A Nicholas Lenoir novel by E. L. Tettensor, published by ROC (Penguin Group)











 
 Reading and Rating
Compton Crook Award Candidate Novels 
 

Members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc. (BSFS), Balticon, visitors to the BSFS clubhouse, members of Science Fiction clubs and Book Clubs/Discussion Groups that meet in Maryland are all eligible to participate in preliminary voting. Simply use the 2016 Compton Crook Award 34 Ballot to rate the books you read.

Books should be evaluated as compared to other first novels read that year, as opposed to against all novels the evaluator has ever read.

Once preliminary voting has closed and finalists have been announced, only BSFS members are eligible to vote on finalist novels. Finalists are notified in February. Voting for the Award is closed in April and the winner is notified and extended a formal invitation to be our Guest at Balticon.

BSFS members may revise their original rating of a novel when evaluating the novel as compared to the other finalists.

We suggest that readers take into consideration the following when evaluating a novel for the Compton Crook Award:

Excellence in writing:

  • Originality of plot, worldbuilding and characters
  • Engaging world-building and characterization
  • Narrative drive

Did this novel:

  • provide an overall engrossing and satisfying reading experience?
  • spark your imagination and intellect?
  • provide a new or different take on a universe, space travel, humanity, technology, fantasy concept, the future, or the present?




o   See Candidate Eligibility Requirements for eligibility information.






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