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2015 BSFA Awards Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2015 British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards has been announced: Best Novel Mother of Eden, Chris Beckett (Corvus) The House of Shattered Wings, Aliette de Bodard (Gollancz) Europe at Midnight, Dave Hutchinson (Solaris) Luna: New Moon, Ian McDonald (Gollancz) Glorious Angels, Justina Robson (Gollancz) Best Short Story Witches of Lychford, Paul Cornell ( “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight”, Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld 1/15) “No Rez”, Jeff Noon (Interzone 9-10/15) Binti, Nnedi Okorafor […]

Hodgman Named Nebula Awards Toastmaster

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) have announced that John Hodgman, “the longtime Resident Expert on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” will be Toastmaster at the 2016 Nebula Awards Weekend, the 50th anniversary of the Awards, to be held May 12-15, 2016, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago IL. In […]

2016 Crawford Award

The winner of the 2016 Crawford Award, presented annually by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts for a first book of fantasy fiction, is The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson (Tor). The judges cited the novel’s “fresh and powerful voice,” “gorgeous language, great characters, and wonderfully imagined setting.” The […]

2016 Locus Poll & Survey Ballot Online

The 2016 Locus Poll & Survey Ballot, for works and contributions published in 2015, is live. The link to the ballot is Voting is open until April 15, 2016. Subscriber votes count double, but all votes from subscribers and non-subscribers alike are welcome, and, though we’ve seeded the ballot with titles from the Locus […]

2016 Hugo Awards Nomination Period Open

Nominations are now open for the Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, to be presented at MidAmeriConII, the 74th Worldcon, August 17-21, 2016 in Kansas City MO.  You are eligible to nominate if you have an attending or supporting membership for MidAmeriConII, Sasquan (the 2015 Worldcon), or Worldcon 75 […]

Hardinge Wins Costa

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children’s) won the Costa Book of the Year award, presented January 26, 2016. It includes a £30,000 prize. The Book of the Year was selected from five category winners announced previously, which included A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson (Doubleday) for the Costa Novel prize and The Loney by […]

Smith Wins Prometheus Lifetime Achievement Award

The Libertarian Futurist Society (LFS) has announced that L. Neil Smith will receive a Special Prometheus Award for Lifetime Achievement. Smith created the Prometheus Award in 1979. The time and place of the awards ceremony have yet to be announced. This will be the fourth Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the LFS. Poul Anderson won […]

2015 Stoker Preliminary Ballot

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) announced the preliminary ballot for the 2015 Bram Stoker Awards on January 21, 2016. Superior Achievement in a Novel The Scarlet Gospels, Clive Barker (St. Martin’s) The Catacombs, Jeremy Bates (Ghillinnein) The Fold, Peter Clines (Crown) The Deep, Michaelbrent Collings (self-published) The Cure, JG Faherty (Samhain) Monster, Keith Ferrario (Samhain) […]

2016 LFS Hall of Fame Finalists

The Libertarian Futurist Society (LFS) has announced the finalists for their 2016 Hall of Fame award, “given in recognition of a classic work of science fiction or fantasy with libertarian themes.” Manna, Lee Correy (1984) Courtship Rite, Donald M. Kingsbury (1982) “As Easy as A.B.C.”, Rudyard Kipling (1912) The Island Worlds, Eric Kotani & John […]

2016 Edgar Awards Nominations

There are a few works and authors of genre interest among the 2016 Edgar Awards nominations, presented annually by the Mystery Writers of America: Best Novel Canary, Duane Swierczynski (Mulholland) Best Short Story “Family Treasures”, Shirley Jackson (Let Me Tell You) “Obits”, Stephen King (The Bazaar of Bad Dreams) Best Young Adult The Sin Eater’s Daughter, Melinda Salisbury […]

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