Winners of the inaugural Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Speculative Fiction were announced May 16, 2018.
Debut Speculative Fiction
- Best Worst American, Juan Martinez (Small Beer)
Open Category (tie)
The award was established by the Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College. Winners each receive a $5,000 honorarium and are invited to participate in a panel at Dartmouth College. Maria Dahvana Headley, principal judge for the 2018 awards, said,
These books prioritize valuable human relationships as prods to improvement of technologically and scientifically complex futures. The works are warm and hopeful, and they point to the true nature of science, one in which solving human problems and failings is the goal, not shrinking the need for human engagement.
A submissions call for the 2019 awards will be announced later in the year. For entry details, see the Neukom Institute website.
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