The Baltimore Science Fiction Society has revealed its selections for this year's Compton Crook Award!
Since its inception in 1983, the award is handed out each year by members of the society at Balticon. The award named for Compton Crook, the pen-name for author Stephen Tall, who died in 1981. The award honors the "best of each year's English language first novel by an author in the field of science fiction, fantasy, or horror." It's voted on by members of the BSFS based on a list of eligible titles. Last year's recipient was Micaiah Johnson, for her (excellent) novel The Space Between Worlds.