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Friday, April 9, 2010

Solstice Award Winners

posted @ 4/09/2010 01:33:00 PM PT 

SFWA President Russell Davis announced the recipients of the 2010 Solstice Awards: Tom Doherty, Terri Windling, and the late Donald A. Wollheim. They will be presented during the Nebula Awards Weekend in Cocoa Beach FL, May 14-16, 2010.

The 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 who have had "a significant impact on the science fiction or fantasy landscape, and is particularly intended for those who have consistently made a major, positive difference within the speculative fiction field."

For more, see the SFWA website.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Legend Awards Shortlist

posted @ 4/07/2010 04:05:00 PM PT 

The 2009 David Gemmell Legend Awards shortlist has been announced:

Best Fantasy Novel
  • Best Served Cold, Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz, Orbit)
  • The Gathering Storm, Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson (Tor)
  • Empire: The Legend of Sigmar, Graham McNeill (Black Library)
  • The Cardinal's Blades, Pierre Pevel (Gollancz)
  • Warbreaker, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer
  • The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart, Jesse Bullington (Orbit)
  • The Adamantine Palace, Stephen Deas (Gollancz)
  • The Drowning City, Amanda Downum (Orbit)
  • The Cardinal's Blades, Pierre Pevel (Gollancz)
  • Lamentation, Ken Scholes (Tor)

The Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art
  • Didier Graffet & Dave Senior (Illustration) and Laura Brett (Art Direction)for the cover of Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
  • Jackie Morris (Illustration) and Dominic Forbes (Art Direction) for the cover of The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb (Voyager)
  • Larry Rostant (Illustration) and Loulou Clarke (Art Direction) for the cover of Fire by Kristin Cashore (Gollancz)
  • Jon Sullivan (Illustration) for the cover of Empire by Graham McNeill (Black Library)
  • Jon Sullivan (Illustration) and Sue Michniewitz (Art Direction) for the cover of The Cardinal's Blades by Pierre Pevel (Gollancz)

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Monday, April 5, 2010

2009 BSFA Award Winners

posted @ 4/05/2010 02:04:00 PM PT 

Winners of the 2009 British Science Fiction Association Awards have been announced:

Best Novel
  • Ark, Stephen Baxter (Gollancz)
  • Lavinia, Ursula K. Le Guin (Gollancz)

Best Short Fiction
  • "Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast", Eugie Foster (Interzone #220)
  • The Push, Dave Hutchinson (Newcon Press)
  • "Johnnie and Emmie-Lou Get Married", Kim Lakin-Smith (Interzone #222)

Best Artwork
  • Cover of Desolation Road by Ian McDonald, Stephan Martiniere

Best Non-Fiction
  • Mutant Popcorn film column, Nick Lowe (Interzone)


Winners were announced at Eastercon, held April 2-5 2010 in Heathrow, London, UK.

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Philip K. Dick Award Winner Announced

posted @ 4/04/2010 07:29:00 PM PT 

The 2010 Philip K. Dick Award winner was announced on Friday, April 2, 2010 at Norwescon 33, in SeaTac WA. The winner for the distinguished original science fiction paperback published for the first time during 2009 in the US is:

Bitter Angels, C.L. Anderson (Ballantine Spectra)

Special citation was given to:

Cyberabad Days, Ian McDonald (Pyr)

The Philip K. Dick Award is presented annually with the support of the Philip K. Dick Trust for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States. The award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust and the award ceremony is sponsored by the NorthWest Science Fiction Society. This year’s judges are William Barton, Andy Duncan, Bruce McAllister, Melinda M. Snodgrass, and David Walton.


For more information, contact the award administration:
David G. Hartwell (914) 769-5545.
Gordon Van Gelder (201) 876-2551

For more information about the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, http://www.psfs.org/:
Contact Gary Feldbaum (215) 665-5752

For more information about the Philip K. Dick Trust: www.philipkdick.com

For more information about Norwescon: http://www.norwescon.org/:
Contact NorthWest SF Society: (425)

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2010 Hugo and Campbell Awards Nominees

posted @ 4/04/2010 06:24:00 PM PT 

Nominees for the Hugo Awards and for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer have been announced by Aussiecon 4, the 68th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in Melbourne, Australia, September 2-6, 2010. The Hugo Awards ceremony will take place September 5, 2010. The listing here is alphabetical by title within a category, then nominee.

Best Novel
  • Boneshaker, Cherie Priest (Tor)
  • The City & The City, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK)
  • Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America, Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
  • Palimpsest, Catherynne M. Valente (Bantam Spectra)
  • Wake, Robert J. Sawyer (Analog 11/08-3/09; Ace; Gollancz)
  • The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)

Best Novella
  • “Act One”, Nancy Kress (Asimov’s 3/09)
  • The God Engines, John Scalzi (Subterranean)
  • “Palimpsest”, Charles Stross (Wireless)
  • Shambling Towards Hiroshima, James Morrow (Tachyon)
  • "Vishnu at the Cat Circus”, Ian McDonald (Cyberabad Days)
  • The Women of Nell Gwynne’s, Kage Baker (Subterranean)

Best Novelette
  • “Eros, Philia, Agape”, Rachel Swirsky (Tor.com 3/09)
  • “The Island”, Peter Watts (The New Space Opera 2)
  • “It Takes Two”, Nicola Griffith (Eclipse Three)
  • “One of Our Bastards is Missing”, Paul Cornell (The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume Three)
  • “Overtime”, Charles Stross (Tor.com 12/09)
  • “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast”, Eugie Foster (Interzone 2/09)

Best Short Story
  • “The Bride of Frankenstein”, Mike Resnick (Asimov’s 12/09)
  • “Bridesicle”, Will McIntosh (Asimov’s 1/09)
  • “The Moment”, Lawrence M. Schoen (Footprints)
  • “Non-Zero Probabilities”, N.K. Jemisin (Clarkesworld 9/09)
  • “Spar”, Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld 10/09)

Best Related Book
  • Canary Fever: Reviews, John Clute (Beccon)
  • Hope-In-The-Mist: The Extraordinary Career and Mysterious Life of Hope Mirrlees, Michael Swanwick (Temporary Culture)
  • The Inter-Galactic Playground: A Critical Study of Children’s and Teens’ Science Fiction, Farah Mendlesohn (McFarland)
  • On Joanna Russ, Farah Mendlesohn (ed.) (Wesleyan)
  • The Secret Feminist Cabal: A Cultural History of SF Feminisms, Helen Merrick (Aqueduct)
  • This is Me, Jack Vance! (Or, More Properly, This is “I”), Jack Vance (Subterranean)

Best Graphic Story
  • Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?, written by Neil Gaiman; penciled by Andy Kubert; inked by Scott Williams (DC Comics)
  • Captain Britain And MI13. Volume 3: Vampire State, written by Paul Cornell; penciled by Leonard Kirk with Mike Collins, Adrian Alphona and Ardian Syaf (Marvel Comics)
  • Fables Vol 12: The Dark Ages, written by Bill Willingham; pencilled by Mark Buckingham; art by Peter Gross & Andrew Pepoy, Michael Allred, David Hahn; colour by Lee Loughridge & Laura Allred; letters by Todd Klein (Vertigo Comics)
  • Girl Genius, Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm, written by Kaja and Phil Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colours by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
  • Schlock Mercenary: The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse, written and illustrated by Howard Tayler

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
  • Avatar, screenplay and directed by James Cameron (Twentieth Century Fox)
  • District 9, screenplay by Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell; directed by Neill Blomkamp (TriStar Pictures)
  • Moon, screenplay by Nathan Parker; story by Duncan Jones; directed by Duncan Jones (Liberty Films)
  • Star Trek, screenplay by Robert Orci & Alex Kurtzman; directed by J.J. Abrams (Paramount)
  • Up, screenplay by Bob Peterson & Pete Docter; story by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, & Thomas McCarthy; directed by Bob Peterson & Pete Docter (Disney/Pixar)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
  • Doctor Who: "The Next Doctor", written by Russell T Davies; directed by Andy Goddard (BBC Wales)
  • Doctor Who: "Planet of the Dead", written by Russell T Davies & Gareth Roberts; directed by James Strong (BBC Wales)
  • Doctor Who: "The Waters of Mars", written by Russell T Davies & Phil Ford; directed by Graeme Harper (BBC Wales)
  • Dollhouse: "Epitaph 1", story by Joss Whedon; written by Maurissa Tancharoen & Jed Whedon; directed by David Solomon (Mutant Enemy)
  • FlashForward: “No More Good Days”, written by Brannon Braga & David S. Goyer; directed by David S. Goyer; based on the novel by Robert J. Sawyer (ABC)

Best Editor, Long Form
  • Lou Anders
  • Ginjer Buchanan
  • Liz Gorinsky
  • Patrick Nielsen Hayden
  • Juliet Ulman

Best Editor, Short Form
  • Ellen Datlow
  • Stanley Schmidt
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Gordon Van Gelder
  • Sheila Williams

Best Professional Artist
  • Bob Eggleton
  • Stephan Martiniere
  • John Picacio
  • Daniel Dos Santos
  • Shaun Tan

Best Semiprozine
  • Ansible, edited by David Langford
  • Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace, & Cheryl Morgan
  • Interzone, edited by Andy Cox
  • Locus, edited by Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong, & Liza Groen Trombi
  • Weird Tales, edited by Ann VanderMeer & Stephen H. Segal

Best Fan Writer
  • Claire Brialey
  • Christopher J Garcia
  • James Nicoll
  • Lloyd Penney
  • Frederik Pohl

Best Fanzine
  • Argentus, edited by Steven H Silver
  • Banana Wings, edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
  • CHALLENGER, edited by Guy H. Lillian III
  • Drink Tank, edited by Christopher J Garcia, with guest editor James Bacon
  • File 770, edited by Mike Glyer
  • StarShipSofa, edited by Tony C. Smith

Best Fan Artist
  • Brad W. Foster
  • Dave Howell
  • Sue Mason
  • Steve Stiles
  • Taral Wayne

The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer [Not a Hugo]
  • Saladin Ahmed
  • Gail Carriger
  • Felix Gilman *
  • Seanan McGuire
  • Lezli Robyn *

*(Second year of eligibility)

A total of 864 nomination ballots were cast.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Neal Barrett, Jr., 2010 SFWA Author Emeritus

posted @ 3/31/2010 01:20:00 PM PT 

Neal Barrett, Jr. has been named the 2010 SFWA Author Emeritus. Barrett, known for works like Through Darkest America (1987), Dawn's Uncertain Light (1989), and Prince of Christler-Coke (2004), has published over 50 novels and more than 70 short works since 1959, many of them SF or fantasy. The award will be presented at the Nebula Awards Weekend, May 13-16, 2010 in Coco Beach, FL.

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2009 Bram Stoker Awards Winners

posted @ 3/31/2010 12:42:00 PM PT 

The 2009 Stoker Awards winners have been announced.

Superior Achievement in a Novel:
  • Audrey's Door, Sarah Langan (Harper)
  • Patient Zero, Jonathan Maberry (St. Martin's Griffin)
  • Quarantined, Joe McKinney (Lachesis)
  • Cursed, Jeremy Shipp (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel
  • Damnable, Hank Schwaeble (Jove)
  • Breathers, S. G. Browne (Broadway Books)
  • Solomon’s Grave, Daniel G. Keohane (Dragon Moon Press)
  • The Little Sleep, Paul Tremblay (Henry Holt)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
  • The Lucid Dreaming, Lisa Morton (Bad Moon)
  • Dreaming Robot Monster, Mort Castle (Mighty Unclean)
  • The Hunger of Empty Vessels, Scott Edelman (Bad Moon)
  • Doc Good's Traveling Show, Gene O’Neill (Bad Moon)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
  • "In the Porches of My Ears", Norman Prentiss (Postscripts 18)
  • "Keeping Watch", Nate Kenyon (Monstrous: 20 Tales of Giant Creature Terror)
  • "The Crossing of Aldo Ray", Weston Ochse (The Dead That Walk)
  • "The Night Nurse", Harry Shannon (Horror Drive-In 7/09)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology
  • He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson, Christopher Conlon, ed. (Gauntlet)
  • Lovecraft Unbound, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Dark Horse)
  • Poe, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Solaris)
  • Midnight Walk, Lisa Morton, ed. (Dark House)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection
  • A Taste of Tenderloin, Gene O'Neill (Apex)
  • Martyrs and Monsters, Robert Dunbar (DarkHart)
  • Got to Kill Them All and Other Stories, Dennis Etchison (Cemetery Dance)
  • In the Closet, Under the Bed, Lee Thomas (Dark Scribe)

Superior Achievement in Non-fiction
  • Writers Workshop of Horror, Michael Knost (Woodland)
  • Cinema Knife Fight, L.L. Soares & Michael Arruda (Fearzone)
  • The Stephen King Illustrated Companion, Bev Vincent (Fall River)
  • Stephen King: The Non-Fiction, Rocky Wood & Justin Brook (Cemetery Dance)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection
  • Chimeric Machines, Lucy A. Snyder (Creative Guy)
  • Double Visions, Bruce Boston (Dark Regions)
  • North Left of Earth, Bruce Boston (Sam's Dot)
  • Barfodder, Rain Graves (Cemetery Dance)
Tanith Lee and James Herbert are this year's Grand Masters.

Brian Lumley and William F. Nolan received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Horror Writers Association, and Basil Copper received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Horror Convention.

Tartarus Press, headed by Ray Russell and Rosalie Parker, is the winner of the Specialty Press Award. Vince Liaguno is the winner of the Richard Layman President's Award, and Kathy Ptacek won the Silver Hammer Award for her HWA volunteer work.

Winners were announced at the World Horror Convention, March 25-28 2010, in Brighton, England. The Horror Writers Association has stated that new categories will be added to the Stoker list: Screenplay, Young Adult, and Graphic Novel.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

2010 Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist

posted @ 3/30/2010 04:18:00 PM PT 

The six titles on the 2010 Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist have been announced:

  • Spirit, Gwyneth Jones (Gollancz)
  • The City & The City, China Miéville (Macmillan)
  • Yellow Blue Tibia, Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
  • Galileo's Dream, Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins)
  • Far North, Marcel Theroux (Faber & Faber)
  • Retribution Falls, Chris Wooding (Gollancz)

The winner will receive a £2010 prize and a commemorative engraved bookend. The winning title will be announced at the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival, April 28, 2010, in London, UK.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

2010 Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award Nominees

posted @ 3/25/2010 11:21:00 AM PT 

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society has announced the nominees for the 2010 Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award:

  • The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)
  • Dying Bites, D.D. Barant (St. Martin's)
  • Soulless, Gail Carriger (Orbit)
  • Johannes Cabal, the Necromancer, Jonathan L. Howard (Doubleday)

The Compton Crook Award is presented for the best SF/fantasy/horror first novel published each year. The winning author will receive $1,000, a plaque, and an invitation to attend Balticon as a Guest of Honor for two years, with BSFS paying transportation and lodging. Selection is by vote of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society membership.

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Dell Award 2010 Winner & Runners-up

posted @ 3/25/2010 10:30:00 AM PT 

Rick Wilber (administrator), Rachel Halpern, Rachel Sobel, Rebecca McNulty, Anthony Powers, Lara Donnelly, Miah Saunders, Asimov's editor Sheila Williams.



The winner and runners-up of the 2010 Dell Awards for undergraduate excellence in science fiction and fantasy writing have been announced:

Winner
"The Dead Star, the Satirist, and the Soldier", Rachel Sobel, University of Washington (Seattle)

First Runner-up
"Lilith", Miah S. Saunders, High Point University

Second Runner-up
"Sister's Hands", Rebecca McNulty, The College of New Jersey

Third Runner-up
"Lucky Stiff", Rachel Halpern, Grinnell College

Honorable Mention
"Family Ties", Lara Donnelly, Wright State University
"Scales for Ivan", Rebecca McNulty, The College of New Jersey
"Left", Anthony Powers, Wright State University
"An Aureate Earth", Eugenia Lily Yu, Princeton University

The Dell Magazine Award, formerly the Isaac Asimov award, was established by Asimov's and the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts in 1994. The award goes to the best unpublished and unsold science fiction or fantasy short story submitted by a full-time undergraduate college student. The winner receives $500 and an invitation to the IAFA annual Conference on the Fantastic in Orlando, FL. The winning story is also considered for publication in Asimov's online and print magazines.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

2010 Prometheus Best Novel Award Finalists

posted @ 3/24/2010 11:19:00 AM PT 

The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced finalists for the 2010 Prometheus Best Novel Award:

  • Hidden Empire, Orson Scott Card (Tor)
  • Makers, Cory Doctorow (Tor)
  • The Unincorporated Man, Dani & Eytan Kollin (Tor)
  • Liberating Atlantis, Harry Turtledove (Roc)
  • The United States of Atlantis, Harry Turtledove (Roc)


Prometheus Hall of Fame Finalists were previously announced.

Voting is open to all members of the Libertarian Futurist Society. Awards will be presented in a ceremony at the 2010 World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in Melbourne, Australia, September 2-6, 2010.

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Scribe Award Nominees

posted @ 3/19/2010 09:14:00 AM PT 

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers (IAMTW) has announced nominees for the fourth annual Scribe Awards, honoring excellence in licensed tie-in writing for books published in 2009.

Best Novel (Speculative Fiction)
  • Enemies & Allies, Kevin J. Anderson (Morrow)
  • Terminator Salvation: Cold War, Greg Cox (Titan)
  • Star Trek: A Singular Destiny, Keith R.A. DeCandido (Pocket)
  • Warhammer: Shamanslayer: A Gotrek and Felix Novel, Nathan Long (Black Library)
  • Star Trek: Vanguard: Open Secrets, Dayton Ward (Pocket)

Best Novel (General Fiction)
  • As the World Turns: The Man from Oakldale, "Henry Coleman" & Alina Adams (Pocket)
  • CSI: Brass in Pocket, Jeff Mariotte (Pocket Star)
  • Psych: A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read, William Rabkin (Signet)

Best Adaptation (General and Speculative)
  • GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Max Allan Collins (Titan)
  • Countdown, Greg Cox (Ace)
  • The Tudors: Thy Will Be Done, Elizabeth Massie (Gallery)

Best Young Adult (Original and Adapted)
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Stacia Deutsch & Rhody Cohon (Simon Spotlight)
  • Bandslam: The Novel, Aaron Rosenberg (Price Stern Sloan)
  • Thunderbirds: Deadly Danger, Joan Marie Verba (FTL)
William Johnston received the Grandmaster Award. Other winners will be announced at a ceremony July 2010 at Comic-Con International in San Diego CA. Find out more at the IAMTW website.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Orange Wins Short Film Award

posted @ 3/17/2010 03:52:00 PM PT 

The Orange, a short film directed by Nick Fox-Gieg and based on Benjamin Rosenbaum's short story "The Orange" (2002), won a SXSW Film Award in the Animated Shorts category at the SXSW 2010 festival. Watch it below:




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Gilman and Yoshinaga Win Tiptree

posted @ 3/17/2010 11:08:00 AM PT 

Greer Gilman's Cloud & Ashes: Three Winter's Tales (Small Beer) and Fumi Yoshinaga's Ooku: The Inner Chambers, Volumes 1 & 2 (VIZ Media) are co-winners of the 2009 James Tiptree, Jr. Award, given annually to works of science fiction or fantasy that explore and expand gender roles. Ooku is the first manga to be chosen as a Tiptree winner. The awards ceremony will be held at WisCon 34 in Madison WI, May 27-31, 2010.

The Tiptree jury released an "honor list" that recognizes other works considered worthy of note: "Beautiful White Bodies", Alice Sola Kim (Strange Horizons 12/7-12/14/09); Distances, Vandana Singh (Aqueduct); "Galapagos", Caitlín R. Kiernan (Eclipse Three); Lifelode, Jo Walton (NESFA); "Useless Things", Maureen F. McHugh (Eclipse Three); and "Wives", Paul Haines (X6). The jury also "wishes to extend a special honor" to L. Timmel Duchamp's five-volume Marq'ssan Cycle (Aqueduct, 2005-2008).

Full story in the April 2010 issue of Locus.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

McIntyre, Stokes Win 2010 SFWA Service Awards

posted @ 3/11/2010 01:24:00 PM PT 

Vonda McIntyre and Keith Stokes will receive 2010 SFWA Service Awards, to be presented during the Nebula Awards Weekend, May 13-16, 2010 in Coco Beach, FL.

The award will honor McIntyre for her volunteer work on SFWA member websites and other sections of the original SFWA website, and for her numerous other volunteer activities. Stokes will be honored for his service on SFWA committees and management of SFWA news alerts, keeping organization members up-to-date on developments in SFWA and the publishing industry. This is the tenth time the awards have been presented.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Eric S. Rabkin Wins 2009 SFRA Pilgrim Award

posted @ 3/09/2010 12:44:00 PM PT 

Eric S. Rabkin is the winner of the 2009 Science Fiction Research Association Pilgrim Award for lifetime contributions to SF and fantasy scholarship. Eric S. Rabkin, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, has published over 30 books, including Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology and Fantastic Worlds: Myths, Tales, and Stories. 2009 Pilgrim Award judges were Elizabeth Hull, Marleen Barr, and Gary K. Wolfe.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

2010 SF Hall of Fame Inductees

posted @ 3/08/2010 04:00:00 PM PT 

The Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame has announced the 2010 Hall of Fame inductees: Octavia E. Butler, Roger Zelazny, Douglas Trumbull, and Richard Matheson.

The induction ceremony will be held June 26, 2010 at the Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, Washington as part of the Science Fiction Awards Weekend, June 25-27, 2010, in conjunction with the Locus Awards and NW Media Arts writing workshops with Connie Willis and Gregory Frost. Further information and tickets to the Science Fiction Awards Weekend are available on the Locus website.

Full story in the March 2010 issue of Locus.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spectrum 17 Awards

posted @ 3/03/2010 03:30:00 PM PT 

The 2010 Spectrum 17 Award winners were announced in Kansas City MO, February 26, 2010.

Advertising
  • Gold: "Absinthe Drinker", Sam Webber (Dellas Graphics)
  • Silver: "Never the Twain", Craig Elliot (C.E. Gallery)

Book
  • Gold: "Mistmantle: The Rage Tide", Omar Rayyan (Hyperion)
  • Silver: "A Confabulation of Dragons", Scott Gustafson (The Greenwich Workshop)

Comics
  • Gold: "The Incident", Steven Tabbutt (Rabid Rabbit)
  • Silver: "Cloud Cave 3", Eric Orchard (Top Shelf Productions)

Concept Art
  • Gold: "Wasp Hives", Daniel Dociu (ArenaNet/GuildWars 2)
  • Silver: "Monuit Valley", Ritche Sacilioc (Monuit Valley)

Dimensional
  • Gold: "Eel Walker", Mark Newman
  • Silver: "Cover Girls of the DC Universe: Catwoman", Jack Matthews
  • Silver: "Alba", Virginie Ropars

Editorial
  • Gold: "Aging Tyger", Chris Buzelli (Asset International/AI5000)
  • Silver: "The Crow Procedure", Sam Weber (The Walrus)

Institutional
  • Gold: "The Mouse's Return", Ed Binkley
  • Silver: "Edgar Allan Poe", Michael J. Deas (US Postal Service)

Unpublished
  • Gold: "Beyond the Past", Eric Fortune
  • Silver: "Shaman's Loss", Donato Giancola
  • Silver: "Game of Chase", Heather Theurer
All winning artwork will be included in Spectrum 17: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, (Underwood October, 2010) edited by Cathy & Arnie Fenner. Winners will receive a Spectrum Award sculpted by Joseph DeVito, which rests on a base sculpted by Tom Banwell, with either a gold or silver engraved plate bearing the winner's name. Jurors were Bill Carman, Kerry Callen, John Fleskes, Rebecca Guay, and Iain McCaig.

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Shaun Tan Wins Adelaide Festival Awards

posted @ 3/03/2010 11:28:00 AM PT 


Tales From Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan (Allen & Unwin) is the winner of both the Adelaide Festival Award for Children's Literature, which includes a A$15,000 prize, and the Adelaide Festival Premier's Award, which comes with an additional A$10,000. This is the first time the winner of the Children's Literature category is also the winner of the prestigious Premier's award.
For more information and a complete list of winners, visit the Arts South Australia site.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Aeon Award 2009 Winners

posted @ 2/25/2010 02:45:00 PM PT 

Ian Watson has announced the winners of the 2009 International Aeon Award contest for unpublished short speculative fiction. First place winner is "Frogs on My Doorstep" by Annette Reader, with a cash prize of €1000. Second place, with a prize of €200, goes to "Bridges" by Nick Wood, and third place, with a prize of €100, goes to "Canis Lupus, Rosa Canina" by Judith Brown. The three winning titles will be published in Albedo One.

Submissions for the Aeon Award 2010 are now open. 2010 judges will be Ian Watson, Anne McCaffrey, Mike Resnick, and Sam Millar. For guidelines visit Albedo One.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

2009 Stoker Final Ballot

posted @ 2/19/2010 01:12:00 PM PT 

The 2009 Stoker Awards Final Ballot has been released:

Superior Achievement in a Novel
  • Audrey's Door, Sarah Langan (Harper)
  • Patient Zero, Jonathan Maberry (St. Martin's Griffin)
  • Quarantined, Joe McKinney (Lachesis)
  • Cursed, Jeremy Shipp (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel
  • Breathers, S. G. Browne (Broadway Books)
  • Solomon’s Grave, Daniel G. Keohane (Dragon Moon Press)
  • Damnable, Hank Schwaeble (Jove)
  • The Little Sleep, Paul Tremblay (Henry Holt)
Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
  • Dreaming Robot Monster, Mort Castle (Mighty Unclean)
  • The Hunger of Empty Vessels, Scott Edelman (Bad Moon)
  • The Lucid Dreaming, Lisa Morton (Bad Moon)
  • Doc Good's Traveling Show, Gene O’Neill (Bad Moon)
Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
  • "Keeping Watch", Nate Kenyon (Monstrous: 20 Tales of Giant Creature Terror)
  • "The Crossing of Aldo Ray", Weston Ochse (The Dead That Walk)
  • "In the Porches of My Ears", Norman Prentiss (Postscripts 18)
  • "The Night Nurse", Harry Shannon (Horror Drive-In 7/09)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology
  • He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson, Christopher Conlon, ed. (Gauntlet)
  • Lovecraft Unbound, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Dark Horse)
  • Poe, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Solaris)
  • Midnight Walk, Lisa Morton, ed. (Dark House)
Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection
  • Martyrs and Monsters, Robert Dunbar (DarkHart)
  • Got to Kill Them All and Other Stories, Dennis Etchison (Cemetery Dance)
  • A Taste of Tenderloin, Gene O'Neill (Apex)
  • In the Closet, Under the Bed, Lee Thomas (Dark Scribe)

Superior Achievement in Non-fiction
  • Writers Workshop of Horror, Michael Knost (Woodland)
  • Cinema Knife Fight, L.L. Soares & Michael Arruda (Fearzone)
  • The Stephen King Illustrated Companion, Bev Vincent (Fall River)
  • Stephen King: The Non-Fiction, Rocky Wood & Justin Brook (Cemetery Dance)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection
  • Double Visions, Bruce Boston (Dark Regions)
  • North Left of Earth, Bruce Boston (Sam's Dot)
  • Barfodder, Rain Graves (Cemetery Dance)
  • Chimeric Machines, Lucy A. Snyder (Creative Guy)

Horror Writers Association members will vote to determine winners. Winning titles will be announced at the World Horror Convention, March 25-28 2010, in Brighton, England.

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2009 Nebula Awards Nominations

posted @ 2/19/2010 09:25:00 AM PT 

The 2009 Nebula Awards nominees have been announced:

Novel:
  • The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)
  • The Love We Share Without Knowing, Christopher Barzak (Bantam)
  • Flesh and Fire, Laura Anne Gilman (Pocket)
  • The City & The City, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK)
  • Boneshaker, Cherie Priest (Tor)
  • Finch, Jeff VanderMeer (Underland)
Novella
  • The Women of Nell Gwynne’s, Kage Baker (Subterranean)
  • "Arkfall", Carolyn Ives Gilman (F&SF 9/08)
  • "Act One", Nancy Kress (Asimov’s 3/09)
  • Shambling Towards Hiroshima, James Morrow (Tachyon)
  • "Sublimation Angels", Jason Sanford (Interzone 9-10/09)
  • The God Engines, John Scalzi (Subterranean)
Novelette
  • "The Gambler", Paolo Bacigalupi (Fast Forward 2)
  • "Vinegar Peace, or, the Wrong-Way Used-Adult Orphanage", Michael Bishop (Asimov’s 7/08)
  • "I Needs Must Part, the Policeman Said", Richard Bowes (F&SF 12/09)
  • "Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast", Eugie Foster (Interzone 2/09)
  • "Divining Light", Ted Kosmatka (Asimov’s 8/08)
  • "A Memory of Wind", Rachel Swirsky (Tor.com 11/09)
Short Story
  • "Hooves and the Hovel of Abdel Jameela", Saladin Ahmed (Clockwork Phoenix 2)
  • "I Remember the Future", Michael A. Burstein (I Remember the Future)
  • "Non-Zero Probabilities", N.K. Jemisin (Clarkesworld 9/09)
  • "Spar", Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld 10/09)
  • "Going Deep", James Patrick Kelly (Asimov’s 6/09)
  • "Bridesicle", Will McIntosh (Asimov’s 1/09)
Ray Bradbury Award
  • Star Trek, J.J. Abrams (Paramount)
  • District 9, Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell (Tri-Star)
  • Avatar, James Cameron (Fox)
  • Moon, Duncan Jones and Nathan Parker (Sony)
  • Up, Bob Peterson and Pete Docter (Disney/Pixar)
  • Coraline, Henry Selick (Laika/Focus)
Andre Norton Award
  • Hotel Under the Sand, Kage Baker (Tachyon)
  • Ice, Sarah Beth Durst (McElderry)
  • Ash, Malinda Lo (Little, Brown)
  • Eyes Like Stars, Lisa Mantchev (Feiwel & Friends)
  • Zoe’s Tale, John Scalzi (Tor)
  • When You Reach Me, Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb)
  • Leviathan, Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse; Simon & Schuster UK)

Final ballots are due March 30, 2010 (only active SFWA members are eligible to vote). Winners will be announced at the 2010 SFWA Nebula Awards Weekend, to be held May 13-16, 2010 in Cocoa Beach, FL.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

WSFA Small Press Award Nominations

posted @ 2/11/2010 04:55:00 PM PT 

The Washington Science Fiction Association is now accepting nominations for its Small Press Award, given annually to an outstanding story of "imaginative literature" (17,500 words or fewer) published in the small press. Authors and small-press publishers are eligible to nominate, and need not be members of WSFA.

Visit the WSFA website for details on eligibility and the nomination procedure. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2010. Winners are chosen by members of WSFA, and will be announced at Capclave, October 22-24, 2010 in Rockville MD.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

2010 Philip K. Dick Award Judges

posted @ 2/09/2010 03:58:00 PM PT 

The five judges for the 2010 Philip K. Dick Award have been announced. Works of science fiction originally published as paperbacks in the US during the year 2010 are eligible for the award.
  • William Barton, 2402 Huron St., Durham NC 27707-1916
  • Andy Duncan, 38 Teaberry Lane, Frostburg MD 21532-2301
  • Bruce McAllister, 1976 Fullerton Ave., Costa Mesa CA 92627-2232
  • Melinda M. Snodgrass, PO Box 23407, Santa Fe NM 87502-3407
  • David Walton, 4508 Chandler Drive, Brookhaven PA 19015-1611
Publishers are encouraged to mail copies of eligible books to all judges. Nominees will be announced January 2011.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

HWA Lifetime Achievement & Specialty Press Winners

posted @ 2/08/2010 02:49:00 PM PT 

The 2009 Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement winners are Brian Lumley and William F. Nolan. The award is presented to an individual or individuals whose work has "substantially influenced the horror genre."

The winner of the 2009 HWA Specialty Press Award is Tartarus Press. The award is presented to "a specialty publisher whose work has contributed substantially to the horror genre, whose publications display general excellence, and whose dealings with writers have been fair and exemplary."

The awards will be presented at the World Horror Convention, to be held March 25-28, 2010, in Brighton, England.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Fill out the Locus Poll and Survey

posted @ 2/05/2010 11:47:00 AM PT 

The Locus Poll & Survey is live!

Use this online form to cast your votes in the 40th Annual Locus Awards.

The deadline for voting is April 1, 2010. Winners will be announced at the Locus Awards Ceremony this June in Seattle.

(Internet Explorer users may see a security error on the link above. We're looking into the problem, which does not appear to affect other browsers.)

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

2009 Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot

posted @ 2/03/2010 02:53:00 PM PT 

The 2009 Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot has been released:

Superior Achievement in a Novel
  • As Fate Would Have It, Michael Louis Calvillo (Bad Moon)
  • Sacrifice, John Everson (Leisure)
  • Eternal Vigilance II: Death of Illusions, Gabrielle Faust (Immanion)
  • Twisted Ladder, Rhodi Hawk (Tor)
  • Voracious, Alice Henderson (Jove)
  • The Bone Factory, Nate Kenyon (Leisure)
  • Audrey's Door, Sarah Langan (Harper)
  • Patient Zero, Jonathan Maberry (St. Martin's Griffin)
  • Quarantined, Joe McKinney (Lachesis)
  • Cursed, Jeremy Shipp (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel
  • The Black Act, Louise Bohmer (Library of Horror)
  • Breathers, S. G. Browne (Broadway Books)
  • Slaughter!, Marcus Griffin (Alexandrian Archives)
  • The Dead Path, Stephen M. Irwin (Hachette Australia)
  • Solomon’s Grave, Daniel G. Keohane (Dragon Moon Press)
  • Dismember, Daniel Pyle (Wild Child)
  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Carrie Ryan (Delacorte
  • Damnable, Hank Schwaeble (Jove)
  • The Little Sleep, Paul Tremblay (Henry Holt)
  • Slights, Kaaron Warren (Angry Robot)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
  • Dreaming Robot Monster, Mort Castle (Mighty Unclean)
  • The Hunger of Empty Vessels, Scott Edelman (Bad Moon)
  • Rot, Michelle Lee (Skullvines)
  • The Gray Zone, John R. Little (Bad Moon)
  • "Diana and the Goong-Si", Lisa Morton (Midnight Walk)
  • The Lucid Dreaming, Lisa Morton (Bad Moon)
  • Black Butterflies, Kurt Newton (Sideshow)
  • Doc Good's Traveling Show, Gene O’Neill (Bad Moon)
  • Little Graveyard on the Prairie, Steven E. Wedel (Bad Moon)
  • Mama Fish, Rio Youers (Shroud)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
  • "Nub Hut", Kurt Dinan (Chizine 1/09)
  • "One More Day", Brian Freeman (Shivers V)
  • "Where Sunlight Sleeps", Brian Freeman (Horror Drive-In 4/16/09)
  • "Blanket of White", Amy Grech (Blanket of White)
  • "Keeping Watch", Nate Kenyon (Monstrous: 20 Tales of Giant Creature Terror)
  • "Plague Dogs", Joe McKinney (Potters Field 3)
  • "The Crossing of Aldo Ray", Weston Ochse (The Dead That Walk)
  • "The Outlaws of Hill County", John Palisano (Harvest Hill)
  • "In the Porches of My Ears", Norman Prentiss (Postscripts 18)
  • "The Night Nurse", Harry Shannon (Horror Drive-In 7/15/09)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology
  • Harlan County Horrors, Mari Adkins, ed. (Apex)
  • He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson, Christopher Conlon, ed. (Gauntlet)
  • Mighty Unclean, Bill Breedlove, ed. (Dark Arts)
  • Lovecraft Unbound, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Dark Horse)
  • Poe, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Solaris)
  • Dark Delicacies 3: Haunted, Del Howison & Jeff Gelb, eds. (Running Press)
  • Butcher Shop Quartet 2, Frank J. Hutton, ed. (Cutting Block)
  • British Invasion, Chris Golden, Tim Lebbon & James Moore, eds. (Cemetery Dance)
  • Midnight Walk, Lisa Morton, ed. (Dark House)
  • Grants Pass, Amanda Pillar & Jennifer Brozek, eds. (Morrigan)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection
  • Shards, Shane Jiraiya Cummings (Brimstone)
  • Martyrs and Monsters, Robert Dunbar (DarkHart)
  • Dark Entities, David Dunwoody (Dark Regions)
  • Got to Kill Them All and Other Stories, Dennis Etchison (Cemetery Dance)
  • Shades of Blood and Shadow, Angeline Hawkes (Dark Regions)
  • Unhappy Endings, Brian Keene (Delirium)
  • You Might Sleep..., Nick Mamatas (Prime)
  • A Little Help from my Fiends, Michael McCarty (Sam's Dot)
  • A Taste of Tenderloin, Gene O'Neill (Apex)
  • In the Closet, Under the Bed, Lee Thomas (Dark Scribe)

Superior Achievement in Non-fiction
  • Writers Workshop of Horror, Michael Knost (Woodland)
  • Esoteria-Land, Michael McCarty (BearManor Media)
  • Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues, Loren Rhoads, ed. (Simon & Schuster)
  • Cinema Knife Fight, L.L. Soares & Michael Arruda (Fearzone)
  • The Stephen King Illustrated Companion, Bev Vincent (Fall River)
  • Stephen King: The Non-Fiction, Rocky Wood & Justin Brook (Cemetery Dance)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection
  • Double Visions, Bruce Boston (Dark Regions)
  • North Left of Earth, Bruce Boston (Sam's Dot)
  • Mortician's Tea, G. O. Clark (Sam's Dot)
  • Starkweather Dreams, Christopher Conlon (Creative Guy Publishing)
  • Voices from the Dark, Gary William Crawford (Dark Regions)
  • Barfodder, Rain Graves (Cemetery Dance)
  • Grave Bits, Todd Hanks (Skullvines)
  • Toward Absolute Zero, Karen L. Newman (Sam's Dot)
  • Chimeric Machines, Lucy A. Snyder (Creative Guy)


Horror Writers Association members will vote to choose final nominees from this list, and then vote again to determine winners. Winning titles will be announced at the World Horror Convention, March 25-28 2010, in Brighton, England.

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Monday, February 1, 2010

2010 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award Finalists

posted @ 2/01/2010 11:07:00 AM PT 

The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced the finalists for the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award:

"No Truce with Kings", Poul Anderson (1964)
"'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman", Harlan Ellison (1965)
"As Easy as A.B.C.", Rudyard Kipling (1912)
Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson (1999)

This category honors novels, novellas, stories, graphic novels, anthologies, films, TV shows/series, plays, poems, music recordings and other works of fiction first published or broadcast more than five years ago. Final voting will take place in June and early July of 2010. All members of the Libertarian Futurist Society are eligible to vote. The award will be presented in a ceremony at the 2010 World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in Melbourne, Australia.

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Nebula Awards Weekend, May 13-16, 2010

posted @ 1/29/2010 03:48:00 PM PT 

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America will hold the Nebula Awards Weekend May 13-16, 2010, in Coco Beach FL, on Cape Canaveral.

The 2009 Nebula Awards will be presented that weekend, along with other SFWA awards, including the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master award for Joe Haldeman. The dates were chosen to coincide with the scheduled launching of the shuttle Atlantis on May 14, 2010. The launch will be visible from the beach outside the hotel, and special tours of the Kennedy Space Center will be available. For more information, visit the Nebula Awards website and the SFWA website.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

2009 BSFA Award Finalists

posted @ 1/27/2010 09:49:00 AM PT 

The British Science Fiction Association announced the finalists for the 2009 awards.
Best Novel
  • Ark, Stephen Baxter (Gollancz)

Best Short Fiction
  • "Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast", Eugie Foster (Interzone #220)
  • The Push, Dave Hutchinson (Newcon Press)
  • "Johnnie and Emmie-Lou Get Married", Kim Lakin-Smith (Interzone #222)

Best Non-Fiction
  • "Mutant Popcorn" film column, Nick Lowe (Interzone)

Best Artwork
  • Cover of Desolation Road, by Stephan Martinière

There are only four nominees in the Best Novel category, and six nominees in the Short Fiction and Best Artwork categories, due to multiple ties. The awards are voted on by members of BSFA and the British Annual Science Fiction Convention (Eastercon). Winners will be announced during Odyssey (Eastercon 2010), to be held April 2-5, 2010 in Heathrow, London.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Jedediah Berry Wins Crawford Award

posted @ 1/26/2010 09:35:00 AM PT 




Jedediah Berry has been named the winner of the 2010 William L. Crawford Award for first novel The Manual of Detection. The Award, presented annually at The International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, is for a new fantasy writer whose first book appeared the previous year. This year's conference will be March 17-21, 2010 in Orlando FL.

The award committee shortlisted Deborah Biancotti's collection A Book of Endings, Kari Sperring's novel Living with Ghosts, and Ali Shaw's novel The Girl With Glass Feet, and wanted to commend two other authors whose works were ineligible this year but were highly regarded: Robert V.S. Redick, whose The Red Wolf Conspiracy appeared in 2008 and whose The Ruling Sea appears in 2010, and Michal Ajvaz, whose The Other City originally appeared in Czech in 1993 but was first translated into English by Gerald Turner in 2009.

The Award is administered by Gary K. Wolfe with assistance from Kelly Link, Niall Harrison, Cheryl Morgan, Graham Sleight, Paul Witcover, John Clute, Jonathan Strahan, Liza Groen Trombi, Farah Mendlesohn, and Amelia Beamer.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Aurealis Awards 2009 Finalists and Winners

posted @ 1/25/2010 02:02:00 PM PT 

Winners of the 2009 Aurealis Awards (Australia's juried awards) have been announced:

Peter McNamara Convenors' Award
  • Justin Ackroyd, Proprietor, Slow Glass Books

Best Science Fiction Novel
  • Wonders of a Godless World, Andrew McGahan (Allen & Unwin)
  • The Grand Conjunction: Astropolis Book Three, Sean Williams (Orbit)

Best Science Fiction Short Story
  • "Clockwork, Patchwork and Ravens", Peter M. Ball (Apex May 2009)
  • "To Dream of Stars: An Astronomer's Lament", Peter M. Ball (Apex Oct 2009)
  • "A Hundredth Name", Christopher Green (Abyss & Apex #31)
  • "Defence of the Realm", Greg Mellor (Cosmos #25)
  • "Soulmates", Mike Resnick & Lezli Robyn (Asimov's Sep 2009)

Best Fantasy Novel
  • Magician's Apprentice, Trudi Canavan (Orbit)
  • Horn, Peter Ball (Twelfth Planet)
  • The Last Stormlord, Glenda Larke (HarperVoyager)
  • Witches Incorporated, K.E. Mills (HarperVoyager)
  • The Dark Griffin, K.J. Taylor (HarperVoyager)

Best Fantasy Short Story
  • "Father's Kill", Christopher Green (Beneath Ceaseless Skies
    #24)
  • "Once a Month, On a Sunday", Ian McHugh (Andromeda
    Spaceways Inflight Magazine
    #40)
  • "Siren Beat", Tansy Rayner Roberts (Roadkill/Siren Beat)
  • "Words", Angela Slatter (The Lifted Brow #5)
  • "Something Better than Death", Lucy Sussex (Aurealis #42)

Best Horror Novel
  • Red Queen, Honey Brown (Penguin Australia)
  • Horn, Peter Ball (Twelfth Planet)
  • The Dead Path, Stephen M. Irwin (Hachette Australia)
  • Night's Cold Kiss, Tracey O'Hara (HarperCollins Australia)
  • Slights, Kaaron Warren (Angry Robot Books)

Best Horror Short Story
  • "Wives", Paul Haines (X6)
  • "Slice of Life — A Spot of Liver", Paul Haines (Slice of Life)
  • "Jesse's Gift", Felicity Dowker (Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #40)
  • "Having Faith", Christopher Green (Nossa Morte
    Feb 2009)
  • "The Message", Andrew J. McKiernan (Midnight Echo #2)

Best Anthology
  • Eclipse Three, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Night Shade)
  • The New Space Opera 2, Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan, eds. (Harper Eos)
  • New Ceres Nights, Alisa Krasnostein & Tehani Wessely, eds. (Twelfth Planet)
  • X6, Keith Stevenson, ed. (Coeur de Lion)
  • Eclipse 2, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Night Shade)

Best Collection
  • Oceanic, Greg Egan (Gollancz)
  • A Book of Endings, Deborah Biancotti (Twelfth Planet)
  • Slice of Life, Paul Haines (The Mayne Press)
  • Johnny Phillips, Werewolf Detective, Robbie Matthews (Australian Speculative Fiction)

Best Young Adult Novel
  • Leviathan, Scott Westerfeld (Penguin)
  • The Puzzle Ring, Kate Forsyth (Pan Macmillan)
  • The Museum of Mary Child, Cassandra Golds (Puffin)
  • A Small Free Kiss in the Dark, Glenda Millard (Allen & Unwin)
  • Scarecrow, Sean Williams (HarperCollins Australia)

Best Young Adult Short Story
  • "Seventeen", Cat Sparks (Masques)
  • "Dragon Bones", Joanne Anderton (Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #39)
  • "Paper Dragons", Sue Isle (Shiny #5)
  • "Once a Month, on a Sunday", Ian McHugh (Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #40 Sep 2009)
  • "Like Us", Tansy Rayner Roberts (Shiny #5)


The winners were announced at a ceremony in Brisbane on January 23, 2010. Full list of winners available at the Aurealis Awards website.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Carriger, Currie, Grossman Win 2010 Alex Awards

posted @ 1/18/2010 12:57:00 PM PT 

The Alex Awards, given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, have been announced. Three genre titles made this year's list:
  • Everything Matters!, Ron Currie, Jr. (Viking Penguin)
  • The Magicians, Lev Grossman (Viking Penguin)
  • Soulless, Gail Carriger (Orbit)

This year's awards were announced at the 2010 Youth Media Awards at the American Library Association's midwinter conference, held in Boston, January 18, 2010.

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Stead Wins Newbery Medal, Bray Wins Printz Award

posted @ 1/18/2010 12:24:00 PM PT 

Many awards were announced at the American Library Association's midwinter conference, held in Boston, January 18, 2010.

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Random/Wendy Lamb) won the Newbery Medal, and Going Bovine by Libba Bray (Delacorte) won the Michael L. Printz Award.

The Monstrumologist by Rich Yancey (Simon & Schuster) and Tales from the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973 by John Barnes (Viking) were among four Prinz Honor books. Moribito II: Guardian of the Darkness by Nahoko Uehashi, with illustrations by Yuko Shimizu, translated by Cathy Hirano (Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine) was a Mildred L. Batchelder Honor book for best translation. Walter Dean Myers is the winner of the first-ever Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. Lois Lowry has been chosen to deliver the 2011 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture.

Full write-up at Publisher's Weekly.

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2009 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees

posted @ 1/18/2010 09:36:00 AM PT 

The 2009 Philip K. Dick Award nominees have been announced:
  • Bitter Angels, C.L. Anderson (Ballantine Spectra)
  • The Prisoner, Carlos J. Cortes (Ballantine Spectra)
  • The Repossession Mambo, Eric Garcia (Harper)
  • The Devil’s Alphabet, Daryl Gregory (Del Rey)
  • Cyberabad Days, Ian McDonald (Pyr)
  • Centuries Ago and Very Fast, Rebecca Ore (Aqueduct Press)
  • Prophets, S. Andrew Swann (DAW)

The Awards are presented annually to a distinguished work of science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States.

The winner and any special citations will be announced April 2, 2010 at Norwescon 33 in SeaTac WA.

For more, see http://www.philipkdickaward.org/

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cherie Priest's Boneshaker Wins PNBA Award

posted @ 1/12/2010 02:37:00 PM PT 

Cherie Priest's steampunk novel Boneshaker (Tor), has been selected for a 2010 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award. Priest's book was one of five winners selected from over 200 entries. The awards are voted on by a committee of nine booksellers from throughout the region.

Via SF Awards Watch.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Carl Brandon Award Winners

posted @ 1/08/2010 01:57:00 PM PT 

Winners of the 2006 and 2007 Carl Brandon Society Awards have been announced.

2006 Carl Brandon Parallax Award
  • Mindscape, Andrea Hairston (Aqueduct)
2007 Carl Brandon Parallax Award
  • The Shadow Speaker, Nnedi Okorafor (Hyperion)
2007 Carl Brandon Kindred Award
  • From the Notebooks of Doctor Brain, Minister Faust (Del Rey)

No work will receive the 2006 Carl Brandon Kindred Award.

The Carl Brandon Parallax Award is given to works of speculative fiction created by a self-identified person of color, and includes a $1000 cash prize. The Carl Brandon Kindred Award is given to any work of speculative fiction dealing with issues of race and ethnicity, and includes a $1000 cash prize; nominees may be of any racial or ethnic group.

According to Candra Gill, member of the Carl Brandon Society Steering Committee, the 2006 award was delayed for administrative reasons. The Society plans to present the 2008 and 2009 awards in the coming year, and nominations for the 2009 Carl Brandon Society Awards are now open to the public.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony at Arisia, to be held January 15-18, 2010 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Hugo Nominations Open

posted @ 1/04/2010 12:15:00 PM PT 

The nominating period for the Hugo Awards opened today.

Nominations for works published or otherwise released in 2009, and for individual achievement awards, are open to current members of the World Science Fiction Society, which includes supporting or attending members of the 2009 Worldcon (Anticipation) or the upcoming 2010 Worldcon (Aussiecon 4).

Nominations must be received by March 13, 2010. In order to participate, you must have purchased an Aussiecon 4 membership by January 31, 2010, or have been a member of the 2009 Worldcon.

A shortlist of the five most popular works or achievements in each award category will be published in early April 2010, with the voting process open to Aussiecon 4 members until July 31, 2010.

Winners will be announced at the Hugo Awards Ceremony, September 5, 2010. Aussiecon 4 will be held at the new Melbourne and Convention and Exhibition Centre, September 2-6, 2010.

For more information, or to nominate, see the Aussiecon 4 site.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

World Fantasy Award Judges Announced

posted @ 12/23/2009 03:59:00 PM PT 

The judges for the 2010 World Fantasy Awards have been empanelled. All kinds of fantasy qualify; only living authors and editors are eligible; all books must have a 2009 publication date and all magazines a 2009 cover date.

To be considered for awards, all materials must be received by all five judges by June 1, 2010:

Greg Ketter
c/o Dreamhaven Books
2301 38th Street
Minneapolis MN 55406

Kelly Link
c/o Camelot Court Office
10 Camelot Court
#1A
Brighton MA 02135

James Minz
c/o Baen Books
500 Wait Avenue
Wake Forest NC 27587

Jürgen Snoeren
Publisher MYNX
Herengracht 507
1017 BV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Gary K. Wolfe
40 East Cedar
Apt 9A
Chicago IL 60611.

A copy should also go to

Peter Dennis Pautz, President
World Fantasy Awards Association
PO Box 43
Mukilteo WA 98275

Winners will be announced at the 2010 World Fantasy Awards Banquet and Ceremony during the 36th World Fantasy Convention, October 28 - November 31, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus OH. (Life Achievement nominees will not be released; the winner will be announced in advance of the banquet.)

For more: http://www.worldfantasy.org.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Award Balloting Open

posted @ 12/22/2009 02:15:00 PM PT 

The Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Award 2009 balloting is now open. All National Space Society members are invited to vote. The award honors individuals who have made a significant lifetime contribution to the creation of a free, space-faring civilization. The winner will be announced at the International Space Development Conference, to be held May 27-May 31 2010 in Chicago IL.

National Space Society Members Vote Here

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Joe Haldeman Named Grand Master

posted @ 12/15/2009 11:21:00 AM PT 

Joe Haldeman was named the 2010 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master. The Grand Master award is the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America's highest accolade and recognizes excellence for a lifetime of contributions to the genres of science fiction and fantasy.

SFWA President Russell Davis announced the decision after consulting with the Board of Directors and participating past presidents. “Giving the Grand Master is one of the true pleasures of serving as the President of SFWA,” said Davis. “Being able to give it to Joe Haldeman--a past SFWA president, an extraordinarily talented writer, a respected teacher and mentor in our community, and a good friend -- is not just a pleasure, but a genuine honor.”

In total, Haldeman's writings have garnered him five Nebulas, five Hugos, and a host of other awards, as well as numerous nominations. Haldeman will be the 27th writer recognized by SFWA as a Grand Master.

Joe Haldeman recently headed home to Gainesville FL after several weeks in a Cincinnati OH hospital following surgery for a twisted bowel and severe pancreatitis, and several further weeks of outpatient treatment. Haldeman said,"Still a couple of surgeries to go, but at least I'll be able to recuperate in the sunshine. And I'll recover much faster, surrounded by my telescopes and art stuff." More information available at Haldeman's Daily Diary on sff.net.

The presentation of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award will take place at the SFWA Nebula Awards® Weekend in May. The Nebula Awards weekend is available to the general public with advance registration.

More information available at the SFWA website.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

David D. Levine Wins Endeavor Award

posted @ 12/14/2009 09:43:00 AM PT 

Portland author David D. Levine is the winner of the 2009 Endeavour Award, for a distinguished science fiction or fantasy book written by a Pacific Northwest author.

  • Space Magic, David D. Levine (Wheatland)
  • Ill Met in the Arena, Dave Duncan (Tor)
  • A World Too Near, Kay Kenyon (Prometheus/Pyr)
  • Long Walks, Last Flights and Other Stories, Ken Scholes (Fairwood)
  • Anathem, Neal Stephenson (HarperCollins/Morrow)


The winner is presented with an engraved glass plaque made by artist Ashley Harper, and a grant of $1,000. Judges for the 2009 Award were Joe Haldeman, John Helfers, and Sarah Zettel.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Ellison Nominated for Grammy Award

posted @ 12/03/2009 02:25:00 PM PT 

Harlan Ellison is nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Spoken Word Album for Children category for his recording of Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There (Blackstone Audio). See the full Grammy Award ballot here.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Finch and di Filippo Join Campbell Jury

posted @ 11/19/2009 03:53:00 PM PT 

SFWA reports that Paul A. Carter has retired from the John W. Campbell Memorial Award jury after serving since the 1970s. In his absence, Sheila Finch and Paul di Filippo will both join the jury, effective immediately. The John W. Campbell Memorial Award is presented annually by the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction in Lawrence Kansas.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

New SF&F Translation Awards Launched

posted @ 11/02/2009 01:49:00 PM PT 

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Awards, for works of foreign-language speculative fiction translated into English, were announced at the World Fantasy Convention in San Jose on October 29, 2009. The first awards are expected to be presented in 2011, for works published in 2010.

Two awards will be presented: one for long form literature (40,000 words and above) and the other for short form. Both the authors and translators of the winning works will receive a trophy and a cash prize. Critic and blogger Cheryl Morgan, who is one of the organizers, says, "In running the Science Fiction Awards Watch web site, I see non-English speaking countries all around the world give awards for translated fiction. Only in English-speaking countries are translations not specifically rewarded. We aim to change that."

Organizers are in the process of setting up a non-profit organization to administer the awards. Further information available at www.sfftawards.org.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

World Fantasy Awards Winners

posted @ 11/01/2009 03:29:00 PM PT 

The 2009 World Fantasy Award winners were announced today at the World Fantasy Convention held October 29 - November 1, 2009, in San José, California.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Ellen Asher
  • Jane Yolen
NOVEL (tie)
  • The Shadow Year, Jeffrey Ford (Morrow)
  • Tender Morsels, Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin; Knopf)
  • The House of the Stag, Kage Baker (Tor)
  • The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury)
  • Pandemonium, Daryl Gregory (Del Rey)
NOVELLA
  • "If Angels Fight", Richard Bowes (F&SF 2/08)
  • "Uncle Chaim and Aunt Rifke and the Angel", Peter S. Beagle (Strange Roads)
  • "The Overseer", Albert Cowdrey (F&SF 3/08)
  • "Odd and the Frost Giants", Neil Gaiman (Bloomsbury; HarperCollins)
  • "Good Boy", Nisi Shawl (Filter House)
SHORT STORY
  • "26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss", Kij Johnson (Asimov's 7/08)
  • "Caverns of Mystery", Kage Baker (Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy)
  • "Pride and Prometheus", John Kessel (F&SF 1/08)
  • "Our Man in the Sudan", Sarah Pinborough (The Second Humdrumming Book of Horror Stories)
  • "A Buyer's Guide to Maps of Antarctica", Catherynne M. Valente (Clarkesworld 5/08)
ANTHOLOGY
  • Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy, Ekaterina Sedia, ed. (Senses Five Press)
  • The Living Dead, John Joseph Adams, ed. (Night Shade Books)
  • The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Del Rey)
  • The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2008:
    Twenty-First Annual Collection
    , Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, & Gavin J. Grant, eds. (St. Martin's)
  • Steampunk, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, eds. (Tachyon Publications)
COLLECTION
  • The Drowned Life, Jeffrey Ford (HarperPerennial)
  • Strange Roads, Peter S. Beagle (DreamHaven Books)
  • Pretty Monsters, Kelly Link (Viking)
  • Filter House, Nisi Shawl (Aqueduct Press)
  • Tales from Outer Suburbia, Shaun Tan (Allen & Unwin; Scholastic '09)
ARTIST
  • Shaun Tan
  • Kinuko Y. Craft
  • Janet Chui
  • Stephan Martinière
  • John Picacio
SPECIAL AWARD, PROFESSIONAL
  • Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant (for Small Beer Press and Big Mouth House)
  • Farah Mendlesohn (for Rhetorics of Fantasy)
  • Stephen H. Segal & Ann VanderMeer (for Weird Tales)
  • Jerad Walters (for A Lovecraft Retrospective: Artists Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft)
  • Jacob Weisman (for Tachyon Publications)
SPECIAL AWARD, NON-PROFESSIONAL
  • Michael Walsh (for Howard Waldrop collections from Old Earth Books)
  • Edith L. Crowe (for her work with The Mythopoeic Society)
  • John Klima (for Electric Velocipede)
  • Elise Matthesen (for setting out to inspire and for serving as inspiration for works of poetry, fantasy, and SF over the last decade through her jewelry-making and her "artist's challenges.")
  • Sean Wallace, Neil Clarke, & Nick Mamatas (for Clarksworld)

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