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Archive for February, 2017

Walton Wins Skylark

Jo Walton is the recipient of the 2017 Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction (AKA the Skylark Award), presented by the New England Science Fiction Association announced at Boskone 54, held at the Westin Boston Waterfront, February 17-19, 2017. The Skylark is given to “some person, who, in the opinion of the membership, has contributed significantly […]

2016 BSFA Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2016 British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards has been announced: Best Novel Daughter of Eden, Chris Beckett (Gollancz) A Closed and Common Orbit, Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton) Europe in Winter, Dave Hutchinson (Solaris) Occupy Me, Tricia Sullivan (Gollancz) Azanian Bridges, Nick Wood (NewCon) Best Short Story “The End of Hope […]

2016 Aurealis Awards Finalists

The 2016 Aurealis Awards finalists, recognizing the best in Australian speculative fiction, have been announced. BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL Watershed, Jane Abbott (Penguin Random House) Confluence, S.K. Dunstall (Ace) Gemima: Illuminae Files 2, Amy Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (Allen & Unwin) Squid’s Grief, DK Mok (self-published) Stiletto, Daniel O’Malley (HarperCollins) Threader, Rebekah Turner (Harlequin Australia) BEST […]

2016 Nebula Awards Ballot Announced

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have released the final ballot for the 2016 Nebula Awards. Novel All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan) Borderline, Mishell Baker (Saga) The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK) Everfair, Nisi Shawl […]

Salam Award Announced

The inaugural Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction will be given this year to “promote science fiction and related genres of writing in Pakistan.” The award is named after the Pakistani scientist, Dr. Abdus Salam. Entrants must be residents of Pakistan or of Pakistani descent, and entries must be submitted in English. The winning story will […]

2016 Cybils Awards Winners

Winners for the 2016 Children’s and Young Adults Bloggers’ Literary Awards (Cybils) were announced on February 14, 2017. Books of genre interest are listed below: Audiobooks The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog, Adam Gidwitz (Listening Library) Out of Abaton: The Wooden Prince, John Claude Bemis (Oasis) When the Sea […]

Sawyer Wins 2017 Heinlein Award

Robert J. Sawyer is the winner of the 2017 Robert A. Heinlein Award, given for “outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space,” recognizing his body of work, including 23 novels. The winner was chosen by a committee of SF authors chaired by Michael F. Flynn, and […]

2017 Audie Awards Finalists

The Audio Publishers Association has announced the 2017 Audie Awards finalists, recognizing excellence in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. Audie finalists of genre interest include: Audio Drama Doctor Who: The War Doctor: Only the Monstrous, Nicholas Briggs, read by John Hurt, Jacqueline Pearce, Carolyn Seymour & Lucy Briggs-Owen (Big Finish) Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor […]

Edward Bryant (1945-2017)

Writer Edward Bryant, 71, died in his sleep after a long illness. He was found February 10, 2017 at home in Colorado. Bryant was an accomplished SF writer, mostly of short stories. He began publishing SF work with “They Come Only in Dreams” and “Sending the Very Best”, both in January 1970. For the next […]

2017 Crawford Award

The winner of the 2017 Crawford Award, presented annually by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) for a first book of fantasy fiction, is All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor). One judge cited the novel’s “humor, the light touch, the swiftness with which the narrative unspools.” […]

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