Science Fiction Awards Watch

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society is proud to announce that Myke
Cole is the winner of the 2013 Compton Crook Award for his novel “Shadow
Ops: Control Point” published in February of 2012 by Ace. The award
consists of a check for $1000.00 and a plaque which will be presented to
Myke Cole at 8:00pm on Friday, May 24, 2013 during the Opening
Ceremonies of Balticon 47, the annual Maryland Regional Science Fiction

The Compton Crook Award is presented for the best first novel in the
genre published in the previous year by the members of the Baltimore
Science Fiction Society. The Award was named in memory of Towson State
College Professor of Natural Sciences Compton Crook, who wrote under the
name Stephen Tall, and who died in 1981. The award has been presented
since 1983 and is also known as the Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award.

More information on author Myke Cole can be found at his website

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