Compton Crook Award

Given by Baltimore Science Fiction Society

Other Names: Compton Crook Stephen Tall Memorial Award, Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award
161 Works / 166 Items 154,344 Books 6,786 Reviews ½ 3.9
An award presented to the best first novel of the year in the field of Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror by the members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society.
All, Winner (40), Nominee (126)
All, 2023 (7), 2022 (6), 2021 (7), 2020 (6), 2019 (6), 2018 (7), 2017 (6), 2016 (10), 2015 (7), 2014 (7), 2013 (5), 2012 (1), 2011 (8), 2010 (4), 2009 (4), 2008 (4), 2007 (3), 2006 (1), 2005 (1), 2004 (1), 2003 (1), 2002 (1), 2001 (6), 2000 (1), 1999 (1), 1998 (1), 1997 (1), 1996 (5), 1995 (3), 1994 (4), 1993 (2), 1992 (3), 1991 (3), 1990 (6), 1989 (4), 1988 (4), 1987 (5), 1986 (1), 1985 (6), 1984 (6), 1983 (1)

Winner 40

The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings2023
A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark2022
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson2021
A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine2020
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang2019
The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden2018
Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer2017
Updraft by Fran Wilde2016
Salvage by Alexandra Duncan2015
Fire with Fire by Charles E. Gannon2014
Control Point by Myke Cole2013
Germline by T. C. McCarthy2012
State of Decay by James Knapp2011
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi2010
Singularity's Ring by Paul Melko2009
One Jump Ahead by Mark L. Van Name2008
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder2006
Ghosts in the Snow by Tamara Siler Jones2005
Way of the Wolf by E. E. Knight2004
Devlin's Luck by Patricia Bray2003
Alien Taste by Wen Spencer2002
Murphy's Gambit by Syne Mitchell2001
Flesh and Silver by Stephen L. Burns2000
The High House by James Stoddard1999
The Merro Tree by Katie Waitman1998
Celestial Matters by Richard Garfinkle1997
The GATEKEEPERS by Daniel Graham Jr.1996
Dun Lady's Jess by Doranna Durgin1995
The Drylands by Mary Rosenblum1994
Fire in the Mist by Holly Lisle1993
Reefsong by Carol Severance1992
In the Country of the Blind by Michael Flynn1991
The Shining Falcon by Josepha Sherman1990
Sheepfarmer's Daughter by Elizabeth Moon1989
Liege Killer by Christopher Hinz1988
The Doomsday Effect by Thomas Wren1987
Infinity's Web by Sheila Finch1986
Emergence by David R. Palmer1985
The War for Eternity by Christopher B. Rowley1984
Courtship Rite by Donald Kingsbury1983

Nominee 126

Obsidian by Sarah Daley2023
The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings2023
The Bone Orchard by Sara A. Mueller2023
Bluebird by Ciel Pierlot2023
Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan2023
The Genesis of Misery by Neon Yang2023
The Councillor by E. J. Beaton2022
A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark2022
The Witch's Heart by Genevieve Gornichec2022
We Have Always Been Here by Lena Nguyen2022
Nucleation by Kimberly Unger2022
Axiom's End by Lindsay Ellis2021
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson2021
Nameless Queen by Rebecca McLaughlin2021
Architects of Memory by Karen Osborne2021
The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart2021
Docile by K. M. Szpara2021
Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen2020
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow2020
The Outside by Ada Hoffmann2020
A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine2020
A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker2020
The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty2019
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse2019
The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner2019
Implanted by Lauren C. Teffeau2019
The Feed by Nick Clark Windo2019
The Guns Above (Signal Airship) by Robyn Bennis2018
The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss2018
Gilded Cage by Vic James2018
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai2018
Lotus Blue by Cat Sparks2018
Amatka by Karin Tidbeck2018
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee2017
Arabella of Mars by David D. Levine2017
Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan2017
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel2017
Sleep State Interrupt by T. C. Weber2017
5 to 1 by Holly Bodger2016
Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish2016
I Will Love You Forever: Book I of Protector (Volume 1) by Brian H Groover2016
The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan2016
The Thorn of Dentonhill by Marshall Ryan Maresca2016
Beasts of Tabat by Cat Rambo2016
Flex by Ferrett Steinmetz2016
Enter the Janitor (The Cleaners) (Volume 1) by Josh Vogt2016
Updraft by Fran Wilde2016
A Darkling Sea by James L. Cambias2015
Copper Magic by Julia Mary Gibson2015
Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta2015
The Bees by Laline Paull2015
Expiration Day by William Campbell Powell2015
Darkwalker by E.L. Tettensor2015
In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods by Matt Bell2014
The Enchanted Skean by Vonnie Winslow Crist2014
City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster2014
The Darwin Elevator by Jason M. Hough2014
Shh! It's a Secret: a novel about Aliens, Hollywood, and the Bartender's Guide by Daniel M. Kimmel2014
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie2014
Glitch by Heather Anastasiu2013
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff2013
Fair Coin by E. C. Myers2013
Scourge of the Betrayer by Jeff Salyards2013
Alcestis by Katharine Beutner2011
Veracity by Laura Bynum2011
Spellwright by Blake Charlton2011
Entangled by Graham Hancock2011
Black Blade Blues by J. A. Pitts2011
Massively Multiplayer by P. Aaron Potter2011
Shadow's Son by Jon Sprunk2011
Dying Bites by Don DeBrandt2010
Soulless by Gail Carriger2010
Johannes Cabal the Necromancer by Jonathan L. Howard2010
Into the Storm by Taylor Anderson2009
Black Ships by Jo Graham2009
The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks2009
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie2008
The Outback Stars by Sandra McDonald2008
Magic Lost, Trouble Found by Lisa Shearin2008
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch2007
Sojourn by Jana G. Oliver2007
The Skewed Throne by Joshua Palmatier2007
Transformation by Carol Berg2001
Storm Front by Jim Butcher2001
Dykstra'S War by Jeffery D. Kooistra2001
Mars Crossing by Geoffrey A. Landis2001
The King's Peace by Jo Walton2001
Primary Inversion by Catherine Asaro1996
Becoming Human by Valerie J. Freireich1996
Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb1996
The End of the Age: A Novel by Pat Robertson1996
Love Bite by Sherry Gottlieb1995
Mistwalker by Denise Lopes Heald1995
Cold Allies by Patricia Anthony1994
Chiller by Sterling Blake1994
The Element of Fire by Martha Wells1994
Jumper by Steven Gould1993
Groundties by Jane S. Fancher1992
Into the Dark Lands by Michelle Sagara1992
The Interior Life by Katherine Blake1991
In the Net of Dreams by Wm. Mark Simmons1991
Sunglasses After Dark by Nancy A. Collins1990
Twistor by John Cramer1990
Child of Saturn by Teresa Edgerton1990
The Gate of Ivory by Doris Egan1990
The Steerswoman by Rosemary Kirstein1990
Dragon Prince by Melanie Rawn1989
The Leaves of October by Don Sakers1989
The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West by Mary Stanton1989
After the Zap by Michael Armstrong1988
War for the Oaks by Emma Bull1988
In Conquest Born by C. S. Friedman1988
Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold1987
Game of Fox & Lion by Robert R. Chase1987
The Cross-Time Engineer by Leo A. Frankowski1987
A Hidden Place by Robert Charles Wilson1987
The Land Beyond the Gate by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach1985
The Copper Crown by Patricia Kennealy-Morrison1985
The Game Beyond by Melissa Scott1985
Them Bones by Howard Waldrop1985
Aubade for Gamelon by John Willett1985
Paradise by Dan Henderson1984
A Rumor of Angels by Marjorie B. Kellogg1984
Tea with the Black Dragon by R. A. MacAvoy1984
The Helix and the Sword by John C. McLoughlin1984
The Blackcollar by Timothy Zahn1984


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