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2016 Rita and Golden Heart Awards Winners

The RITA and Golden Heart Awards were presented by the Romance Writers of America at their annual convention in San Diego CA on July 16, 2016. The RITA is presented for best novel, and the Golden Heart is a contest for the best novel by an unpublished novelist. Winners of genre interest include: RITA for […]

2016 Prometheus Award Winners

The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced the winner of the 2016 Prometheus Award for Best Novel, honoring works published in 2015 that “examine the meaning of freedom.” Best Novel Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (Morrow) Golden Son, Pierce Brown (Del Rey) Apex, Ramez Naam (Angry Robot) The Just City, Jo Walton (Tor) A Borrowed Man, Gene Wolfe (Tor) […]

2016 Sunburst Awards Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2016 Sunburst Awards honoring “Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic” has been announced: Adult: The Little Washer of Sorrows, Katherine Fawcett (Thistledown) Experimental Film, Gemma Files (Chizine) Signal to Noise, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Solaris) Daydreams of Angels, Heather O’Neill (HarperCollins Canada) The Affinities, Robert Charles Wilson (Tor) Young Adult: An Inheritance of Ashes, […]

2016 Seiun Awards Winners

The 55th Japan Science Fiction Convention has announced the 2016 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 Ancillary Justice, Anne Leckie, translated by Hideko Akao (Tokyo Sogensha) The Water Knife, Paolo […]

Merril Wins Rediscovery Award

Judith Merril (1923-1997) is the winner of the 2015 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 at Readercon 27, held July 7-10, 2016 in Quincy MA. In a Facebook comment […]

2016 World Fantasy Awards Finalists

The World Fantasy Awards Ballot for works published in 2015 has been announced. The awards will be presented during the World Fantasy Convention, held October 27-30, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus OH. The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to David G. Hartwell and Andrzej […]

2015 Shirley Jackson Awards Winners

The 2015 Shirley Jackson Awards were presented on July 10, 2016 at Readercon 27, Conference on Imaginative Literature, in Quincy MA. Readercon guests of honor Catherynne M. Valente and Tim Powers hosted the ceremony. The winners for the 2015 Shirley Jackson Awards are: Novel Experimental Film, Gemma Files (ChiZine Publications) Lord Byron’s Prophecy, Sean Eads (Lethe) […]

2015 Sidewise Awards Finalists

The nominees for the Sidewise Award for Alternate History have been announced. The awards will be presented at MidAmeriCon II, Worldcon, at the Kansas City convention center in Kansas City MO on August 20, 2016. The Sidewise Awards have been presented annually since 1995 to recognize excellence in alternate historical fiction. This year’s panel of judges comprises Stephen Baxter, Karen Hellekson, Matt […]

2016 Gemmell Award Shortlist

The 2016 David Gemmell Awards finalists have been announced: The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel The Dread Wyrm, Miles Cameron (Gollancz) Son of the Black Sword, Larry Correia (Baen) Gotrek & Felix: Slayer, David Guymer (Black Library) Ruin, John Gwynne (Pan Macmillan) The Liar’s Key, Mark Lawrence (Harper Voyager) The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy […]

2016 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize Longlist

The Guardian recently announced the longlist for the Children’s Fiction Prize on its website. The list includes two titles of genre interest: Chasing the Stars, Malorie Blackman (Penguin) Riverkeep, Martin Stewart (Penguin) The 50-year-old award comes with a £1,500 cash prize, and is “the only children’s book prize judged by authors.” It is accompanied by […]


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