Winner of the Phillip K. Dick Award – The Mercy Journals

February 24, 2022

Claudia Casper’s third novel, The Mercy Journals (Arsenal 2016), first reviewed by Joan Givner in BC BookWorld, has won the 2017 Philip K. Dick Award for the best work of science fiction published in paperback for the first time in the USA in 2016.

The announcement was made on April 14, 2017 at the Norwescon 40 conference, in SeaTac, Washington. The Philip K. Dick Award is presented annually with the support of the Philip K. Dick Trust and is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society.

The Mercy Journals is a post-apocalyptic story set in the future after a third world war was waged because of a water crisis. One of the few survivors, Allen Quincy is a former soldier nicknamed Mercy who meets a singer named Ruby. His long-lost brother Leo arrives with news that Mercy’s children have been spotted, setting the two on a long journey to find them. novel