Huzzah! The Shadow of the Sun by our own Barbara Friend Ish is a Compton Crook Award Finalist. The Compton Crook Award is presented to the best first novel of the year written by a single author in the field of Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror by the members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc.
The winner of this year’s award will be announced, as per usual, at the annual Baltimore-area science fiction convention, Balticon, held on Memorial Day weekend in the Baltimore, MD area. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for Barbara–and thinking once again of Brett Shanley, who edited The Shadow of the Sun, and how proud he would have been.