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John W. Campbell Award Is Renamed After Winner Criticizes Him

Aug 28, 2019 - The New York Times

Jeannette Ng, who won the prize this year, said the man it was named after “set the tone of science fiction that still haunts the genre.”

Science fiction is largely concerned with the future, but the genre’s past, dominated as it is by white men, is increasingly up for debate among a new generation of writers. The latest episode occurred this week, when the magazine Analog Science Fiction and Fact said it would drop John W. Campbell’s name from its annual prize for best new writer...