The award is given by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS) to honor the best first SF/fantasy/horror novel of the year. It “includes a framed award document and, for the novel’s author, a check for $1,000 and an invitation to be the Compton Crook Guest at Balticon for two years.” The award will be presented at Balticon 55, to be held online May 28-31, 2021. Selection was by vote of the BSFS membership.
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