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The ''Astounding'' Award for Best New Writer is an award given out each year by the same folks that give out the UsefulNotes/HugoAward. It is selected the same way as the Hugos, and the nominees appear on the same ballot, and the prize is given at the same ceremony, but it is officially ''not'' a Hugo.

Though it is administered and run by the members of the World Science Fiction Convention, just like the Hugos, it is sponsored by ''Magazine/{{Analog}}'' magazine, and is named for the magazine's former name, ''Astounding Science Fiction''.

The award was established in 1973 as the '''John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer''' (not to be confused with the John W. Campbell ''Memorial'' Award for best SF novel), after the legendary "Golden Age" editor of ''Astounding'' and ''Analog'', Creator/JohnWCampbell, who personally discovered many of SF's best-known writers. The award was renamed in 2019, effective for 2020, due to discontent with Campbell's legacy of editorials and opinions on race and other issues, culminating in the 2019 winner, Jeannette Ng, calling Campbell a "fascist" during her acceptance speech.

One big difference between the Astounding and the Hugo is that the eligibility period is two years. Any writer whose first professional publication was within the previous two years (and who hasn't already won the award) is eligible to be nominated. This means that many authors end up getting nominated twice.
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!! Winners and finalists:
[[index]]
* Creator/JerryPournelle ('''won''' 1973)
* Creator/GeorgeAlecEffinger (nominated 1973)
* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin (nominated 1973)
* Creator/SpiderRobinson ('''won''' 1974, tie)
* Creator/JohnVarley (nominated 1975, 1976)
* Creator/CJCherryh ('''won''' 1977)
* Creator/JackChalker (nominated 1977, 1978)
* Creator/OrsonScottCard ('''won''' 1978)
* Creator/BruceSterling (nominated 1978)
* Creator/StephenRDonaldson (nominated 1978, '''won''' 1979)
* Creator/CharlesSheffield (nominated 1979)
* Creator/DianeDuane (nominated 1980, 1981)
* Creator/SPSomtow (as Somtow Sutcharitkul) (nominated 1980, '''won''' 1981)
* Creator/RobertLForward (nominated 1981)
* Creator/DavidBrin (nominated 1982)
* Creator/MichaelSwanwick (nominated 1982)
* Creator/RAMacAvoy ('''won''' 1984)
* Creator/SheriSTepper (nominated 1984)
* Creator/IanMcDonald (nominated 1985)
* Creator/MelissaScott (nominated 1985, '''won''' 1986)
* Creator/GuyGavrielKay (nominated 1986)
* Creator/CarlSagan (nominated 1986)
* Creator/TadWilliams (nominated 1986)
* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold (nominated 1987)
* Creator/LeoFrankowski (nominated 1987)
* Creator/RobertReed (nominated 1987)
* Creator/MelanieRawn (nominated 1989)
* Creator/KristineKathrynRusch (nominated 1989, '''won''' 1990)
* Creator/AllenSteele (nominated 1990)
* Creator/NancyACollins (nominated 1990, 1991)
* Creator/TedChiang ('''won''' 1992)
* Creator/LauraResnick (nominated 1992, '''won''' 1993)
* Creator/HollyLisle (nominated 1993, 1994)
* Creator/NaloHopkinson ('''won''' 1999)
* Creator/JulieECzerneda (nominated 1999)
* Creator/CoryDoctorow ('''won''' 2000)
* Creator/ThomasHarlan (nominated 2000, 2001)
* Creator/JoWalton (nominated 2001, '''won''' 2002)
* Creator/TobiasBuckell (nominated 2002)
* Creator/WenSpencer (nominated 2002, '''won''' 2003)
* Creator/ElizabethBear ('''won''' 2005)
* Creator/JohnScalzi ('''won''' 2006)
* Creator/BrandonSanderson (nominated 2006, 2007)
* Creator/SarahMonette (nominated 2006, 2007)
* Creator/MaryRobinetteKowal ('''won''' 2008)
* Creator/SeananMcGuire ('''won''' 2010)
* Creator/LaurenBeukes (nominated 2011)
* Creator/LarryCorreia (nominated 2011)
* Creator/DanWells (nominated 2011)
* Creator/AndyWeir ('''won''' 2016)
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