2017 Darrell Awards Results Announced

2017  Darrell Awards Announced

The 2017 Darrell Awards Jury is pleased to announce the winners and other recognized works, as follows:

The new inductee into the Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame is CINDA WILLIAMS CHIMA for her 5 book Heirs series of Young Adult Fantasy, epecially The Enchanter Heir and The Sorcerer Heir.

2017 Hall of Fame plaque

2017 Hall of Fame plaque

For the 2017 Darrell Award for Best Other Media, the Winner is Crossed+ One Hundred # 2 by Alan Moore.
First Runner-Up is Shinobi: Ninja Princess # 4-6 by Martheus Wade.

2017 Other Media plaque

2017 Other Media plaque

For the 2017 Darrell Award for Best Novella, the winner is Fifty Shades of Grays by Steven Barnes. (This novella appeared in Lightspeed magazine, issue 73.)
First Runner-Up is All the Way from Memphis by Jeff C. Stevenson. (This novella appeared in Hypnos magazine, volume 5, issue 2.)

2017 Best Novella plaque

2017 Best Novella plaque

For the 2017 Darrell Award for Best Short Story, the winner is The Nature of Ghosts by Carolyn McSparren.
First Runner-Up is Drive-In Miss Daisy by Phyllis Appleby. (Both of these short stories appeared in Malice in Memphis: Ghost Stories).

2017 Best Short Story plaque

2017 Best Short Story plaque

For the 2017 Darrell Award for Best Novel, the Winner is Way Out West by Frank Tuttle.
First Runner-Up is Brotherhood of the Wheel by R.S. Belcher.
Additional Finalist is Eagle in Exile by Alan Smale.

2017 Best Novel plaque

2017 Best Novel plaque

We highly recommend each of these works, as they are all excellent stories, well-told, with detailed characters.

This concludes the work of the 2017 Darrell Awards Jury. Please check our website (darrellawards.wordpress.com) in July for information about the 2018 Darrell Awards. In the meantime, please go and buy these wonderful books and read, read, read!

2016 Darrell Awards Winners Announced

2016 Darrell Awards Winners Announced

The 2016 Darrell Awards Jury is pleased to announce the Winners, First Runners-Up, and other Finalists for the Best Published Midsouth Science Fiction, Fantasy, and/or Horror.

2016-Short-Story-Plaque-Krog

The Ones Who Remember – Best Midsouth Short Story

Short Stories
Winner: The Ones Who Remember by Robert J. Krog
First Runner-Up: Sentry by Herika R. Raymer
Other Finalists (Honorable Mention):
Zedhead by Victor Lorthos
Memphis BBQ by Cat Rambo

2016-YA-Plaque-Bohn

The Old Blood – Best Midsouth Young Adult Work

Young Adult Works
Winner: The Old Blood by Tim Bohn
First Runner-Up: All The Turns of Light by Frank Tuttle

2016-Novella-Plaque-Smith

Brielle and the Alien Geek – Best Midsouth Novella

Novellas
Winner: Brielle and the Alien Geek by Jessica Coulter Smith

The Darker Carnival - Best Midsouth Novel

The Darker Carnival – Best Midsouth Novel

Novels
Winner: The Darker Carnival by Frank Tuttle
First Runner-Up: Lincoln’s Bodyguard by T. J. Turner
Other Finalist (Honorable Mention:) When Dragons Sleep by Steven Glen Baird

A. Christopher Drown - Hall of Fame Winner

A. Christopher Drown – Hall of Fame Winner

Our newest inductee into the Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame is A. Christopher Drown for his outstanding body of work, including many excellent short stories.

Congratulations to all of the Winners, First Runners-Up, and Honorable Mentions.

The 2016 Darrell Awards were presented during the Banquet at MidSouthCon 34 on Saturday, March 19, 2016. If your name appears above and you did not receive your plaque or framed Certificate, we will mail it to you as soon as possible if we have your mailing address.

Darrell Awards Events at MidSouthCon 34

** CORRECTION: The Awards Banquet is at 5pm (not 6pm, as previously reported here). This has been corrected below. **

There will be two Darrell Awards events at MidSouthCon 34, which will be held the weekend of March 18-20, 2016.

Darrell Panel on Saturday at 3pm

We will have a Darrell Awards panel at MidSouthCon 34 on Saturday, March 19, in Ballrooms D and E.

Participation in this panel is open to all 2016 Darrell Awards Finalists, as well as any past Winners or First-Runners Up or Finalists who are present. If your work has been recognized in any of these ways, please feel free to show up and be introduced to the crowd. You can tell us about the work or works that we’ve recognized, or about your plans for future work, or whatever floats your boat.

It’s just a chance for the readers to get to know some of “our” authors and for you to get to know some of your readers or potential readers.

This panel will run from 3pm to 4pm.

Awards Banquet on Saturday at 5pm

At 5pm, the Awards Banquet will be held. It is during the Banquet that the 2016 Darrell Awards will be presented for Best Short Story, Best Young Adult Work, Best Novella, and Best Novel, as well as the Coger Memorial Hall of Fame Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Midsouth Literacy.

If you are a 2016 Darrell Awards Finalist, you will have a free one-day Saturday-only pass to the convention and one free Banquet ticket waiting for you at convention Registration.

If you have any questions about these events, please email MemphisSF at cs dot com.