The Compton Crook Award is presented to the best first novel of the
year written by a single author: collaborations are not eligible: in the field of Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror by the members
of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc., at their annual Baltimore-area
science fiction convention, Balticon, held on Memorial Day weekend in the
Baltimore, MD area each year.
This prize, named after a Towson State College Professor of Natural Science named Compton Crook, who wrote under the name Stephen Tall, and who died in 1981, was first awarded in 1983 for a work published in 1982.
The award is presented for the best book in the genre that was published in the year prior to the year of award and consists of a check for $1000.00 and Guest of Honor treatment for two years at Balticon. The first year of Guest of Honor treatment is the year the award is presented and the second year is to participate in the presentation of the following year’s award.
Publishers or authors wishing to ensure their books are considered should send a copy to the BSFS post office box marked to the attention of: Compton Crook Award Committee, BSFS, PO Box 686, Baltimore, MD, 21203-0686. E-mail for the Compton Crook Award Committee should be sent to comptoncrook at bsfs dot org (E-mail address obfuscated to foil sp*mmer mining, so replace "at" with "@" and "dot" with "." before sending.)
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