Philip K. Dick Award
Michael Marshall Smith has won this year's Philip K. Dick Award for his novel Only Forward, published in September 2000 by Bantam Spectra. The award was announced Friday evening, April 13, at Norwescon 24 in SeaTac, Washington.
The runner-up was Scott Westerfeld, for Evolution's Darling, published by Four Walls Eight Windows in March 2000.
Smith's novel was first published in the UK by HarperCollins in 1994. The Philip K. Dick Award is presented annually for distinguished SF published as a paperback original in the US. The award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the award ceremony is sponsored by the NorthWest Science Fiction Society. The 2000 judges were Don D’Ammassa, Tanya Huff, Len Hatfield, Alis Rasmussen (chair), and Steve Swiniarski. Award administrators are David G. Hartwell and Gordon Van Gelder.