07 April 2012

G is for Golden Duck

For April I'm Blogging the Alphabet through YA Book Awards!  Find out more Here!

The Golden Duck Awards are a juried award given to Science Fiction works.  There are three categories of award: Picture Book, Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades, and the Hal Clement Award for Young Adult.  Anyone can nominate a book for consideration, and the final selections are made by a jury of "teachers, librarians, parents, high tech workers and reviewers"1 , but I can find no information on how these people are chosen or how many there are.  The award is intended to encourage science fiction literature for children.  It has been presented every year at WorldCon since 1992 and comes with a monetary award for the winner.2

2011 Award List, Hal Clement Award:
WWW.Watch by Robert J. Sawyer - Winner
Cassini Code by Dom Tesla
Crashed by Robin Wasserman
Virals by Kathy Reichs
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld.
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Vulture’s Wake by Kirsty Murray

2010 Award List, Hal Clement Award:
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - Winner
The Fledgeling by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
The Roar by Emma Clayton
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld and Keith Thompson

1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Duck_Award
2 http://www.sfawardswatch.com/?page_id=108


  1. Interesting award - their lists sound like a good way to find SF books. Love your theme!