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Kansas University has announced this year's winners for science fiction awards presented during the annual Campbell Conference at KU.
Sarah Pinsker won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for her short story "In Joy, Knowing the Abyss," from the July 2013 issue of Strange Horizons.
Marcel Theroux won the John W. Campbell Award for his novel "Strange Bodies," published by Faber & Faber/Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
The winners were announced Thursday by Christopher McKitterick, director of KU's Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction and one of the conference's hosts. This weekend's conference will include an awards banquet with the writers on Friday.
James Gunn, the founding director of the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction, established the Sturgeon Award in 1987 together with science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon's heirs.
Writers and critics Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss created the Campbell award for science fiction novels to honor John Campbell, famed former editor of Astounding Fiction magazine, later renamed Analog.
For more information on the awards and conference, go to http://www.sfcenter.ku.edu/campbell-conference.htm