Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl (Night Shade) has won this year’s John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best science fiction novel published in 2009, and James Morrow’s novella Shambling Towards Hiroshima (Tachyon) has won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best short fiction of 2009, in results announced a week prior to the official Campbell Conference and Awards Ceremony next weekend.
Bacigalupi’s novel has already won the Nebula Award, the Locus Award (as first novel), and the Compton Crook Award, and is currently a finalist for this year’s Hugo Award. Morrow’s novella is also a Hugo finalist, and was a Nebula finalist and Locus finalist.
Winners and runners-up are as follows:
JOHN W. CAMPBELL MEMORIAL AWARD
- The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)
- Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America, Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
- The City & the City, China Miéville (Del Rey)
THEODORE STURGEON MEMORIAL AWARD
- Shambling Towards Hiroshima, James Morrow (Tachyon Publications)
SECOND PLACE (tie)
- “As Women Fight”, Sara Genge (Asimov’s Oct/Nov 2009)
- “Things Undone”, John Barnes (Baen’s Universe Dec 2009)
- “This Wind Blowing, and this Tide”, Damien Broderick (Asimov’s Apr/May 2009)