"Much of speculative fiction is dark, ironic, and satirical. The scariest spec fic feels the most probable given the world as it is. We’d be well served to pay attention to its hypothetical ‘what if’ worlds"

–Dan Rockmore,
Director, Neukom Institute

The Neukom Institute
Literary Arts Award
for Speculative Fiction

This award is for any work of "speculative fiction" either about to
be published, or published
since June 1, 2016.



The Neukom Institute
Literary Arts Award for
Debut Speculative Fiction

This award is for a first book
in speculative fiction.


The Neukom Institute
Literary Arts Award
for Playwriting


Neukom Director on panel of McNally Jackson Event: Electronic Bards: Artificial Intelligence and Literature

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09th Oct

The Bookshelf: Dartmouth To Host Inaugural Speculative Fiction Awards

      The Bookshelf Speculative fiction is all about the world...

01st Oct

D News: Neukom Institute Announces Winners of Speculative Fiction Awards 2018

Dartmouth News posted this article

25th May

D News: Neukom Institute Gives New Award to Futuristic Play 2018

April 11, 2018  by David Hirsch The contest asks, “What does it mean...

11th Apr

AMERICAN THEATRE: Jessica Andrewartha Wins Dartmouth’s Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award 2018

HANOVER, N.H.: The Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College has...

11th Apr

Tales of a Fantastic Future Shortlisted by Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards 2018

HANOVER, N.H. – April 6, 2018 – Books that imagine futures far...

06th Apr

Valley News • Book Notes: Trucker Hauls a Sharp Memoir Into Upper Valley

By Alex Hanson and David Corriveau Valley News Staff Writers Friday, November...

23rd Mar

VPR • New Speculative Fiction Awards • Interview with Dan Rockmore 2018

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03rd Nov

D News: Neukom Institute to Honor Spectacular Speculative Fiction

It is not uncommon that society and culture today can somehow find...

27th Oct

NHPR: Dartmouth’s Neukom Institute Establishes Awards For Speculative Fiction 2018

By PETER BIELLO Speculative fiction is a genre that takes us into a...

27th Oct

L. A. Review of Books: Professor Dan Rockmore on Speculative Fiction

“PREDICTION IS VERY difficult, especially if it’s about the future,” said Physics...

21st Oct