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  John W Campbell Memorial Award  
The John W. Campbell Memorial Award (not to be confused with the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer) is awarded each year to the best SF novel published in the US. It was the first major SF award established after the Hugos and Nebulas, and is distinguished from them by being a judged award, limited to novel.
Scope
SF novels published in English.
What
A permanent award, bearing the names of all winners, and since 2004 individual lucite trophies.
Where & When
At the annual Campbell Conference Awards Banquet, held in Lawrence, Kansas, in July.
Process
Finalists and the winner are determined by a standing panel of judges (compiled here).
History
Founded by Harry Harrison and Brian Aldiss in 1972 to honor recently-deceased John W. Campbell, the influential editor of Astounding (later Analog) magazine from 1937 until his death in 1971.


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