The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison (Sybaritic Press) has won the 2015 Philip K. Dick Award. The award goes to the most distinguished original science fiction paperback (published for the first time during 2014 in the U.S.A) as chosen by a panel of judges.
Special citation was given to: Elysium by Jennifer Marie Brissett (Aqueduct Press).
The Philip K. Dick Award is presented annually with the support of the Philip K. Dick Trust for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States. The award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust and the award ceremony is sponsored by the NorthWest Science Fiction Society. The 2014 award was given to COUNTDOWN CITY by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books) with a special citation given to SELF-REFERENCE ENGINE by Toh EnJoe (Haikasoru). The judges for the 2015 Award were Jon Armstrong, Ritchie Calvin, Ellen Klages, Laura J. Mixon (chair), and Michaela Roessner-Herman.
This year’s judges are Eric James Fullilove, James Glass, David Higgins, Lisa Mason, and Jack Skillingstead.