2018 Neukom Speculative Fiction Awards Winners
Science Fiction&Fantasy Winners of the inaugural Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Speculative Fiction were announced May 16, 2018.
Debut Speculative Fiction
“Best Worst American” by Juan Martinez (Columbia/US)
Open Category (tie)
“On the Edge of Gone” by Corrine Duyvis (Netherlands)
“Central Station” by Lavie Tidhar (Israel)
The award was established by the Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA.
Winners each receive a $5,000 honorarium and are invited to participate in a panel at Dartmouth College.
Maria Dahvana Headley, principal judge for the 2018 awards, said,
“These books prioritize valuable human relationships as prods to improvement of technologically and scientifically complex futures. The works are warm and hopeful, and they point to the true nature of science, one in which solving human problems and failings is the goal, not shrinking the need for human engagement.”
Corinne Duyvis is an Amsterdam-based author of science fiction and fantasy.
Her debut YA fantasy novel “Otherbound” was published in 2014.
Her second novel, an apocalyptic YA SF called “On the Edge of Gone” (2016), received three starred reviews and was a Kirkus Best Book of 2016.
Her third novel, “Guardians of the Galaxy: Collect Them All” (2017), is an original prose novel set in the Marvel universe.