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Duncan and Sprague de Camp get Lucky

21/11/2003. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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The USA's SESFA Award wins for 2003 are announced.

The online SF magazine scifidimensions has just announced the winners of the 2003 Southeastern Science Fiction Achievement Award (aka the SESFAs).

Lifetime Achievement
L. Sprague de Camp (1907-2000)

Best Novel of 2002
Speaks the Nightbird by Robert R. McCammon (River City Publishing)

Best Short Fiction of 2002
"The Big Rock Candy Mountain" by Andy Duncan (Conjunctions 39: The New Wave Fabulists, Bard College)

Winners receive a framed certificate featuring artwork by Dan Henderson.

Other Nominees for Lifetime Achievement included: Fred Chappell, Joe Haldeman and DeForest Kelley. Other Nominees for Best Novel of 2002 included Chindi by Jack McDevitt (Ace), Guardian by Joe Haldeman (Ace), Light Music by Kathleen Ann Goonan (EOS), and Spaceland by Rudy Rucker (Tor)

Other Nominees for Best Short Fiction of 2002 included: "The Cage" by Jeff VanderMeer, "The Holy Bright Number" by Andy Duncan, and "Mammoth Dawn" by Gregory Benford

The SESFA Award is designed to honor accomplishment in science fiction, fantasy or horror by individuals born or living in the Southern United States. The SESFA, a fan-based award selected by participants who pay a small membership fee, is administered under the auspices of the online science fiction magazine scifidimensions.

This year's award was made possible in part by contributions from these sponsors:

Biting Dog Press
http://www.bitingdogpress.com

Atlanta's Classic Comics
http://www.classiccomics.net

Galaxy Press
http://www.galaxy-press.com

Dan Henderson
http://www.mindspring.com/~hendall

For more details see www.sesfa.com.

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