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Archive for July, 2017

2017 World Fantasy Award Finalists

The World Fantasy Awards ballot for works published in 2016 has been announced. The awards will be presented during the World Fantasy Convention, held November 2-5, 2017 at the Wyndham Riverwalk in San Antonio TX. The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to […]

2017 Endeavour Award Nominees

Finalists for the 2017 Endeavour Award, given to a novel or single-author collection by a Pacific Northwest writer, were announced: Waypoint Kangaroo, Curtis Chen (Thomas Dunne) Eocene Station, Dave Duncan (Five Rivers) Arabella of Mars, David D. Levine (Tor) Dreams of Distant Shores, Patricia McKillip (Tachyon) Lovecraft Country, Matt Ruff (Harper) The 2017 judges are […]

2017 Seiun Awards Winners

The 56th Japan Science Fiction Convention has announced the 2017 Seiun Awards winners (the Japanese equivalent to the Hugo Awards), honoring the best original and translated works published last year in Japan. The winners for translated works are: Best Translated Novel United States of Japan, Peter Tieryas, translated by Naoya Nakahara (Hayakawa) Imperial Radch trilogy, […]

2017 Eisner Awards

The 2017 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 21, 2017. Winners of SF/F interest include: Best Short Story “Good Boy”, Tom King & David Finch (Batman Annual #1) Best Single Issue/One-Shot Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In, Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer & Jill Thompson […]

Jeff Carlson (1969-2017)

Science fiction writer Jeff Carlson, 47, died July 17, 2017 of an agressive lung cancer in Walnut Creek CA. Carlson’s published books include Plague Year (2007), Philip K. Dick Award finalist Plague War (2008), and Plague Zone (2009), and the Frozen Sky series. He also published short stories in several publications including Asimov’s, Fantastic Stories […]

Hartley Wins Wellman Award

The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation has announced the winner of the 2017 Manly Wade Wellman Award. The award recognizes “outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors.” Steeplejack, A.J. Hartley (Tor) Death’s Bright Day, David Drake (Baen) Pawn’s Gambit, Darin Kennedy (Falstaff) Shadow and Flame, Gail Z. Martin (Orbit) […]

2017 Sunburst Awards Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2017 Sunburst Awards for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic has been announced: Adult Fiction Spells of Blood and Kin, Claire Humphrey (Thomas Dunne) The Witches of New York, Ami McKay (Knopf Canada) Sleeping Giants, Sylvain Neuvel (Del Rey) Necessity, Jo Walton (Tor) Last Year, Robert Charles Wilson (Tor) Young Adult Fiction […]

2017 Prometheus Award Winners

The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced the winner of the 2017 Prometheus Award for Best Novel, honoring works published in 2016 that “examine the meaning of freedom.” Best Novel The Core of the Sun, Johanna Sinisalo (Grove Press/Black Cat) The Corporation Wars: Dissidence, Ken MacLeod (Orbit) The Corporation Wars: Insurgence, Ken MacLeod (Orbit) The Mandibles: A […]

2017 Gemmell Awards Winners

The 2017 David Gemmell Awards winners have been announced: The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel Warbeast, Gav Thorpe (Black Library) Wrath, John Gwynne (Tor) Nevernight, Jay Kristoff (Harper Voyager) The Wheel of Osheim, Mark Lawrence (Harper Voyager) The Bands of Mourning, Brandon Sanderson (Gollancz) The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Debut Steal the Sky, […]

2017 Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award

Seabury Grandin Quinn (1889-1969) is the winner of the 2017 Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award, intended to bring attention to lesser-known SF and fantasy authors. This year’s judges were Elizabeth Hand, Barry Malzberg, Mike Resnick, and Robert J. Sawyer. The award was announced July 14, 2017 during Readercon 28 at the Quincy Marriott in Quincy MA. Quinn […]

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