John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

Also, Campbell called the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer Award.

The John Wood Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel is awarded annually since 1973. Unlike other major prizes of science fiction literature, such as the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award, the recipients are selected by a jury. The award was established in honor of the writer and editor John W. Campbell to life.

1976, the prize was awarded retroactively to the 1970 novel, The Year of the silent sun by Wilson Tucker, because the jury held none of the nominated works worthy of an award, although this year, among others, the works of The Eternal War by Joe Haldeman ( Hugo and Nebula ), Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany and The shockwave Rider by John Brunner published.

In 1994, the jury could not agree, the price was therefore not awarded.

The award ceremony took place over the years in various places instead, but since 1979 at the University of Kansas, where they are at a conference on various topics complexes around the science fiction literature focus.

Award winners