Science Fiction Chronicle Reader Award
The Science Fiction Chronicle [Reader] Awards, sponsored by the magazine Science Fiction Chronicle and its editor, long-time fan Andrew Porter, were determined by a poll of the magazine's readers.
The magazine was founded in 1978 as a department in Porter's earlier fanzine Algol, and became a separate publication in 1979. The first Chronicle Awards were given in 1982 for works published in 1981. Typically, the vote totals for Chronicle Awards were very large.
Some authorities have argued that the Locus and Chronicle Awards are more representative of the best work in the field than the more celebrated Hugos and Nebulas, drawing as they do upon larger vote totals. In fact, however, in any given year, the two awards rarely went to the same nominees.
The Science Fiction Chronicle Awards were given in a variety of categories. The first Chronicle Award for Best Novel was given in 1982 to Gene Wolfe for his The Claw of the Conciliator.
|1982||Gene Wolfe||The Claw of the Conciliator|
|1983||Gene Wolfe||The Sword of the Lictor|
|1984||Tim Powers||The Anubis Gates|
|1986||Orson Scott Card||Ender's Game|
|1987||Orson Scott Card||Speaker for the Dead|
|1988||Gene Wolfe||The Urth of the New Sun|
|1989||C. J. Cherryh||Cyteen|
|1990||George Alec Effinger||A Fire in the Sun|
|1991||Dan Simmons||The Fall of Hyperion|
|1992||Michael Swanwick||Stations of the Tide|
|1993||Vernor Vinge||A Fire Upon the Deep|
|1994||Greg Bear||Moving Mars|
|1995||Michael Bishop||Brittle Innings|
|1996||Neal Stephenson||The Diamond Age|
|1997||Bruce Sterling||Holy Fire|
|1998||Dan Simmons||The Rise of Endymion|
After 1998 the awards were discontinued.
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