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Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award

Award given in memory of Theodore Sturgeon, who died in 1985, to the previous year's best sf/fantasy story in English under 17,500 words. It was founded in 1987 by James Gunn and Sturgeon's heirs, and since then has been announced annually during a July ceremony at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, at which the John W Campbell Memorial Award is also announced. The winner and place-getters are chosen by a committee, largely of sf writers, which was chaired until 1994 by Orson Scott Card, with whose self-published critical magazine Short Form the Sturgeon Award was affiliated during the magazine's life. Normally a single winner is agreed: the tied decision for 2008 was unprecedented. [PN/DRL]



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls and Graham Sleight.
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