Award for the best new sf or fantasy author of the year, selected by votes of sf fans and presented at the Worldcon during the Hugo ceremony. Sponsored by Condé-Nast, publishers of Analog, the John W Campbell Award was instituted in 1972 in tribute to John W Campbell Jr, its celebrated editor, who died in 1971. Davis Publications continued the sponsorship when Analog passed into their hands. The anthology series New Voices, edited by George R R Martin, was devoted to printing original novellas (written a few years later) by, in each volume, a given year's finalists; it ceased after five volumes. Several of the winners were, at the time of receiving the award, primarily fantasy writers. [PR/PN]
see also: Women SF Writers.
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