Finalists of the 2013 Philip K Dick Award

We’ve just been told of the nominees of the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award. Have a look at the list below, and see why we’re currently conga-ing around the office!

The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke - Feb 2013A CALCULATED LIFE by Anne Charnock (47North)

THE MAD SCIENTIST’S DAUGHTER by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Angry Robot)

SELF-REFERENCE ENGINE by Toh EnJoe, trans. Terry Gallagher (Haikasoru)

ANCILLARY JUSTICE by Ann Leckie (Orbit)

LIFE ON THE PRESERVATION by Jack Skillingstead (Solaris)


COUNTDOWN CITY by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books)

The Philip K. Dick Award is presented annually with the support of the Philip K. Dick Trust for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States.  The award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust and the award ceremony is sponsored by the Northwest Science Fiction Society.

First prize and any special citations will be announced on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Norwescon 37 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport, SeaTac, Washington.

Congratulations to all the nominees, but especially to our very own Cassandra Rose Clarke for her wonderful adult debut, The Mad Scientist’s Daughter - a book which had Angry Robot’s senior editor, Lee Harris, wiping away what he claimed were raindrops when he read it. You may also have noticed that that lovely man Ian Whates has also been nominated, and of course he is also an Angry Robot author. Whoot whoot!

2 comments on this post.

  1. Caroline:

    So, so, so happy! The first Angry Robot book I ever read, and it must have been raining the day I read it as well… Congrats Cassandra!

  2. treeocelot:

    I love Ancillary Justice! I hope it wins.

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