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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 […]

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.” […]

Uncanny Fiction Reader Poll

The top five results of the Uncanny Magazine 2016 Favorite Fiction Reader Poll have been announced: “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies“, Brooke Bolander “You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay“, Alyssa Wong “The Witch of Orion Waste and the Boy Knight“, E. Lily Yu “The Green Knight’s Wife“, Kat Howard “The Sound of Salt and […]

Weisskopf Receives Solstice Award

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has announced Toni Weisskopf as a recipient of the 2017 Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award. The Solstice Award, created in 2008 and given at the discretion of the SFWA president with the majority approval of the Board of Directors, is for individuals, living or dead, who have […]

HWA Endowment Recipients

The Horror Writers Association announced the winners of its first set of Young Adults Write Now endowments on January 23, 2017. Five libraries will receive $500 each to fund teen writing events. This year’s recipients are: Athens-Limestone Public Library, Athens AL: “The Page Turner Program” Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library, Fayetteville TN: “Something Wicked We Write” […]

2017 Dell Award

“Noor” by Taimur Ahmad is the winner of the 2017 Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science fiction and Fantasy Writing.  The award is given to “the best unpublished and unsold science fiction or fantasy short story submitted by a full-time undergraduate college student,” and is accompanied by a $500 cash prize, publication in Asimov’s, […]

Strange Horizons 2016 Readers’ Poll

The results of the 2016 Strange Horizons Readers’ Poll have been announced: Fiction First place: “Life in Stone, Glass, and Plastic”, José Pablo Iriarte Second place: “Das Steingeschöpf”, G.V. Anderson Third place: “A Spell to Retrieve Your Lover from the Bottom of the Sea”, Ada Hoffman Fourth place: “Applied Cenotaphics in the Long, Long Longitudes”, […]

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