Dartmouth’s Neukom Institute for Computational Science introduces speculative fiction award

The Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth University is establishing a new award that will honor works of speculative fiction, called the Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards.

There will be three awards in all: the Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Speculative Fiction, Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Debut Speculative Fiction, and the Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting.

The institute says that “arts have always had strong creative connections to the sciences, including computational science. Acting as gadfly for the good, provocateur and satirist when the sciences overreach, but also far-seeing prophets of scientific potential.” Each award comes with a $5000 prize, and works published as of June 1st, 2015 are eligible.

NHPR recently spoke with Dan Rockmore, the institute’s director, about the prize.