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2016 Hugo and Campbell Awards Finalists, Revised

The Hugo Awards ballot entries for best short story and best fanzine were revised May 6, 2016 due to nominees Thomas A. Mays and Black Gate withdrawing from consideration. They were replaced by “Cat Pictures Please”, Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, 1/15) and Lady Business. The revised Hugo Awards Ballot and the John W. Campbell Award for […]

Makereti Wins Pacific Regional Commonwealth Prize

The 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize judges have announced this year’s five regional winners, including the speculative story “Black Milk” by Tina Makereti (New Zealand) for the Pacific region. Makeri’s story can be read online at Granta, as part of a partnership between Commonwealth Writers and Granta to publish the regional winners every Wednesday until […]

2016 Locus Awards Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top five finalists in each category of the 2016 Locus Awards. Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 24-26, 2016; Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony. Additional weekend events include author readings; a kickoff Clarion West party honoring first week […]

2015 Shirley Jackson Awards Nominees

The 2015 Shirley Jackson Awards nominees have been announced. The awards are presented for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction. NOVEL Lord Byron’s Prophecy, Sean Eads (Lethe) Experimental Film, Gemma Files (ChiZine) When We Were Animals, Joshua Gaylord (Mulholland) The Glittering World, Robert Levy (Gallery) Eileen, Ottessa Moshfegh (Penguin) NOVELLA The […]

King Wins Edgar

“Obits” by Stephen King (The Bazaar of Bad Dreams) won the Edgar Award for Best Short Story. The 2016 Edgar Awards were presented by the Mystery Writers of America in a ceremony held April 28, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. As previously announced, Walter Mosley was named the 2016 Grand Master. […]

Black Gate Declines Hugo Nomination

John O’Neill at Black Gate has declined the magazine’s Hugo Award nomination for best fanzine. The announcement was made on Black Gate’s blog on May 1st, 2016, where O’Neill explained: It’s clear that Black Gate largely benefited from Vox Day’s Rabid Puppy Hugo slate…. It also seems fairly obvious that we cannot win. Of the 61 […]

2016 SF Hall of Fame Nominees

The Experience Music Project Museum (EMP) has announced the 2016 Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame nomineesin “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 Borges […]

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 […]

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