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Archive for April, 2016

2016 SF Hall of Fame Nominees

The Experience Music Project Museum (EMP) has announced the 2016 Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame nominees in “Creator” and “Creation” categories. Voting is open to the public from Wednesday April 27 to May 11, 2016. Votes can be cast at the EMP website. The nominees for both categories are: Creators Douglas Adams Jorge Luis […]

2016 Clarke Award Shortlist

The six titles on the Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist for best science fiction novel published in 2015 have been announced: The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton) Europe at Midnight, Dave Hutchinson (Solaris) The Book of Phoenix, Nnedi Okorafor (Hodder & Stoughton) Arcadia, Iain Pears (Faber & Faber) […]

Mays Declines Hugo Nomination

Thomas A. Mays has declined the Hugo Award nomination for his short story The Commuter (Stealth). The announcement was made at The Improbable Author, where Mays explained that he “accepted the nomination in the forlorn hope I would find my story among a mixed and diverse selection of other stories, stories which came out of fandom as […]

1941 Retro Hugo Awards Ballot

Finalists for the 1941 Retro Hugo Awards, honoring work from 1940, have been announced by MidAmericon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in Kansas City MO, August 17-21, 2016. Best Novel (352 nominating ballots) Kallocain, Karin Boye (Bonnier) Gray Lensman, E.E. ‘‘Doc’’ Smith (Astounding Science-Fiction 1/40) Slan, A.E. Van Vogt (Astounding […]

2016 Hugo and Campbell Awards Finalists

Finalists for the Hugo Awards and for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer have been announced by MidAmericon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in Kansas City MO, August 17-21, 2016. Best Novel (3,695 nominating ballots) The Aeronaut’s Windlass, Jim Butcher (Roc) The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US) […]

Link a Pulitzer Prize Finalist

Kelly Link’s collection Get in Trouble (Random House) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the Fiction category, announced April 18, 2016. The prize went to The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press). For more information, including the full list of nominees and winners, see the Pulitzer website.

Elliott Awarded Shared Worlds Residency

Writer Julia Elliott has been named the Shared Worlds 2016 Amazon Writer-in-Residence. Elliott will teach at the Shared Worlds Writers Workshop, a SF and fantasy writing camp for teens to be held July 17-30, 2016 at Wofford College in Spartanburg SC. This is the ninth year of Shared Worlds. Sixty teenagers are chosen each year to […]

Pournelle Wins NSS Heinlein Award

Jerry Pournelle won the National Space Society’s (NSS) Robert A. Heinlein Award. The award recognizes Pournelle’s “many years of support for space science, exploration, development and settlement and his close association with Robert Heinlein.” The NSS Heinlein Award is a lifetime achievement award, presented once every two years and voted on by the NSS membership. […]

2016 Writers/Illustrators of the Future Awards Winners

The 2016 Writers of the Future Golden Pen Award and Illustrators of the Future Golden Brush Award went to Matt Dovey and Adrian Massaro respectively for the text and artwork of Dovey’s story, “Squalor and Sympathy”. This is the first time in the awards’ history that a writer and artist have won for working on […]

2016 Sturgeon Award Finalists

The finalists for the 2016 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award have been announced: “And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead”, Brooke Bolander (Lightspeed 2/15) “The Four Thousand, the Eight Hundred”, Greg Egan (Asimov’s 10/15) “The New Mother”, Eugene Fischer (Asimov’s 4-5/15) “Folding Beijing”, Hao Jingfang (Uncanny Magazine 1-2/15) “Emergence”, Gwyneth Jones (Meeting Infinity) […]


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