2018 Compton Crook Award: Nicky Drayden

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The Baltimore Science Fiction Society is pleased to announce that the novel The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden is the winner of the 2018 Compton Crook Award. The Prey of Gods was published June 13, 2017 by Harper Voyager. A check for $1000.00 and a commemorative plaque will be presented to Ms. Drayden during Balticon 52 Opening Ceremonies.

The Compton Crook Award is presented by the members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society for the best first novel in the genre published during the previous year. The Award is named in memory of Towson State College Professor of Natural Sciences Compton Crook, who wrote under the name Stephen Tall, and who died in 1981. The award has been presented since 1983 and is also known as the Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award.

More information on author Nicky Drayden can be found at her website, www.nickydrayden.com

For more information about the Compton Crook Award, please visit www.bsfs.org/CCA/bsfsccnu2014.htm