Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award


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The Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award is the short fiction counterpart of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year. The award honors Theodore Sturgeon, one of the great short story writers of SF in the Golden Age of SF, from 1939 through the 1950s.
Scope
Short fiction published in English language publications
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
From 1987-1994 the award was selected by a committee of short fiction experts led by Orson Scott Card. Beginning in 1995, the award was juried, by jurors compiled in this index. In recent years preliminary nominations are gathered by Chris McKitterick, based on nominations from various sf reviewers and readers, and with the assistance of one of the Sturgeon children, usually Noël.
— Winners by Year —
— 2016 — “The Game of Smash and Recovery”, Kelly Link
— 2015 — “The Man Who Sold the Moon”, Cory Doctorow
— 2014 — “In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind”, Sarah Pinsker
— 2013 — “The Grinnell Method”, Molly Gloss
  Frederik Pohl (distinguished service)
— 2012 — “The Choice”, Paul McAuley
— 2011 — “The Sultan of the Clouds”, Geoffrey A. Landis
— 2010 — Shambling Towards Hiroshima, James Morrow
— 2009 — “The Ray Gun: A Love Story”, James Alan Gardner
— 2008 — (tie) “Tideline”, Elizabeth Bear
  (tie) “Finisterra”, David Moles
— 2007 — “The Cartesian Theater”, Robert Charles Wilson
— 2006 — “The Calorie Man”, Paolo Bacigalupi
— 2005 — “Sergeant Chip”, Bradley Denton
— 2004 — “The Empress of Mars”, Kage Baker
— 2003 — “Over Yonder”, Lucius Shepard
— 2002 — “The Chief Designer”, Andy Duncan
— 2001 — Tendeléo's Story, Ian McDonald
— 2000 — “The Wedding Album”, David Marusek
— 1999 — “Story of Your Life”, Ted Chiang
— 1998 — “House of Dreams”, Michael F. Flynn
— 1997 — “The Flowers of Aulit Prison”, Nancy Kress
— 1996 — “Jigoku no Mokushiroku (The Symbolic Revelation of the Apocalypse)”, John G. McDaid
— 1995 — “Forgiveness Day”, Ursula K. Le Guin
— 1994 — “Fox Magic”, Kij Johnson
— 1993 — “This Year's Class Picture”, Dan Simmons
— 1992 — “Buffalo”, John Kessel
— 1991 — “Bears Discover Fire”, Terry Bisson
— 1990 — “The Edge of the World”, Michael Swanwick
— 1989 — “Schrödinger's Kitten”, George Alec Effinger
— 1988 — “Rachel in Love”, Pat Murphy
— 1987 — “Surviving”, Judith Moffett


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