The five Philip K. Dick Award judges for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original format in the United States in the 2016 award year are: Michael Armstrong, Brenda Clough, Meg Elison, Lee Konstantinou and Ben Winters.
Publishers who issue eligible titles during the calendar year 2016 are encouraged to provide copies to each of the judges as the books are published during the year. (All works of science fiction published originally in the United States as paperbacks during the year 2016 are eligible.) The nominees will be announced in January 2017.
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 award ceremony is sponsored by the Northwest Science Fiction Society. The 2015 award was given to THE BOOK OF THE UNNAMED MIDWIFE by Meg Elison (Sybaritic Press) with a special citation to ELYSIUM by Jennifer Marie Brissett (Aqueduct Press). The 2016 awards will be announced at Norwescon 39 on March 25. 2016.