Science Fiction Awards Watch

Philip K Dick Award

Jeff VanderMeer reports that this year’s winner of the Philip K Dick Award is Terminal Mind by David Walton (Meadowhawk Press).

The PKD administrators are normally very good about sending us announcements, but we haven’t had anything official yet. Kevin was busy running Match Game last night so wasn’t able to attend the ceremony. Many thanks to Jeff for getting us the result, and congratulations to David.

Update: Apparently a tie with Adam-Troy Castro’s, Emissaries for the Dead, as per the video linked to below. Still nothing official.

Update 2: Email from Kevin confirms the tie from the convention newsletter.

7 Responses to “Philip K Dick Award”

  1. on 11 Apr 2009 at 9:50 amDave

    On David Walton’s website: http://davidwaltonfiction.wordpress.com/ he’s reporting that he is sharing the award with Adam-Troy Castro’s book, Emissaries for the Dead and that there was no Special Citation.

  2. on 11 Apr 2009 at 9:56 amFabio

    Yes. I checked the video of the Awards presentation and got really confused. They seemed to mention a Special Citation in the beginning but then announced a tie between Terminal Mind and Emissaries for the Dead and made a joke (which I didn´t get) at the end.

  3. on 11 Apr 2009 at 10:54 amDave

    OK, I’ve found a video of the awards ceremony on Norwescon’s Livejournal: http://community.livejournal.com/norwescon/186690.html

    It was indeed a tie.

  4. on 11 Apr 2009 at 11:04 amCheryl

    Thanks folks. I’ll try to get Kevin to sniff out more information.

  5. on 12 Apr 2009 at 2:14 pmKathryn Cramer

    I’ve updated the Philip K. Dick Award site on behalf of the administrators to announce the winners. It was a tie between EMISSARIES FROM THE DEAD by Adam-Troy Castro (Eos Books) and TERMINAL MIND by David Walton (Meadowhawk Press). No special citation was given.

  6. on 12 Apr 2009 at 3:47 pmEditors

    Thanks for clearing that up, Kathryn. Sorry if we caused any confusion.

  7. on 12 Apr 2009 at 5:10 pmKathryn Cramer

    We got a phone call asking, since our home phone is published as contact info. Gordon went to Norwescon & we went to the Adirondacks for the kids’ Easter vacation. We’re home now.