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29th Annual Lambda Awards Finalists

The Lambda Literary Foundation announced finalists for the 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”), celebrating excellence in LGBTQ literature in a wide variety of categories. Nominees of genre interest follow.


Also of genre interest are The Midnight Star, Marie Lu (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers) in LGBTQ Children’s/Young Adult and Coils, Barbara Ann Wright (Bold Strokes) in Lesbian Romance.

The awards will be presented at the 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards Ceremony held June 12, 2017 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.

McLemore Wins 2016 Tiptree Award

Anna-Marie McLemore’s novel When the Moon Was Ours (Dunne) won the 2016 James Tiptree, Jr. Award, given annually to works of science fiction or fantasy that explore and expand gender roles. McLemore will receive $1,000, original artwork created to honor the novel, and chocolate. McLemore will be honored at a ceremony during WisCon, May 26-29, 2017 in Madison WI.

The Tiptree jury released an “honor list” recognizing other noteworthy works:

The jurors also released a “long list of 12 other works they found worthy of attention.” Jurors were Jeanne Gomoll (chair), Aimee Bahng, James Fox, Roxanne Samer, and Deb Taber.

Recommendations for the 2017 reading list are open until December 1, 2017. The 2017 jurors will be Alexis Lothian (chair), E.J. Fischer, Kazue Harada, Cheryl Morgan, and Julia Starkey.

For more information, see the Tiptree website.

2017 Jim Baen Memorial Award Finalists

Baen Books has released the list of ten finalists for the 2017 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award:

  • Stewart C. Baker
  • S.B. Divya
  • Susan Forest
  • C. Stuart Hardwick
  • Bart Kemper
  • Philip A. Kramer
  • Harry Lang
  • Stephen Lawson
  • Angus McIntyre
  • M.T. Reiten

The winning story will be featured on the Baen website. The author will be given a trophy, paid a professional rate, and receive free admission into the 2017 International Space Development Conference and a year’s membership in the National Space Society, as well as an assortment of Baen Books and National Space Society merchandise.

The first, second, and third place winners will be announced and notified no later than March 22, 2017. For more information, including the lists of past winners, see the official award webpage.

2016 Analog AnLab Awards Finalists

The finalists for the 2016 Analog Analytical Laboratory (AnLab) Awards have been announced. All except one are available to be read online.



Short Stories

Fact Articles



  • December 2016, Vincent DiFate
  • April 2016, Bob Eggleton
  • June 2016, Bob Eggleton
  • October 2016, Sandeep Karunakaran
  • January/February 2016, Maurizio Manzieri
  • March 2016, Eldar Zakirov

Winners will be announced during a breakfast ceremony at the 2017 SFWA Nebula conference, to be held at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh PA, May 18-21, 2017. For more information about the awards and a gallery of the nominated covers, see the Analog website.

YA Book Prize 2017 Shortlist

The YA Book Prize 2017 shortlist has several titles of genre interest:

The YA Book Prize is awarded to a YA title written by an author living in the UK or Ireland. Finalists and winners are selected by a panel of ten judges. For more information and the complete list of nominees, see The Bookseller’s website.

2017 Baileys Women’s Prize Longlist

There are several titles of genre interest on the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize longlist:

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction celebrates “excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women throughout the world.” The winner will be announced June 7, 2017 and will receive £30,000 and a bronze “Bessie” trophy. For more, including the complete longlist, see their official website.

2017 Carnegie and Greenaway Medal Longlists

The longlists for the Carnegie Medal for best children’s book and the Kate Greenaway Medal for best illustrations in a children’s book have been announced. Titles of genre interest follow.

Carnegie Medal

Greenaway Medal

The awards are presented by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. The shortlists will be announced on March 16, and winners will be announced June 19, 2017 in a ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London. For full lists, see the Carnegie Greenaway website.

2017 Prix Bob Morane

Winners of the 2017 Prix Bob Morane have been announced.

Romans francophones (French Novels)

  • Manhattan Marilyn, Philippe Laguerre (Éditions Critic)

Romans traduits (Translated Novels)

  •  Les enfermés [Lock In], John Scalzi, translated by Mikael Cabon (L’Atalante)

Nouvelles (Short Stories)

  • Il sera une fois, Southeast Jones (Éditions Séma)

Coup de coeur (Favorites)

  • L’exégèse de Philip K. Dick (J’ai Lu)

The Bob Morane Award literary prize was created in 1999 by Marc Bailly and is awarded by a jury of French-speaking writers, journalists, critics, and collections directors. The award is named after the fictional adventurer created by Belgian writer Henri Vernes.

More HWA Awards

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced two more 2016 award recipients:

Linda Addison is the winner of the 2016 Mentor of the Year Award. Introduced in 2015, the Award recognizes “a member who distinguishes herself in helping mentees, while serving in the HWA’s Mentor Program. The program seeks to help writers develop professional careers through the hands-on support of seasoned veteran writers.”

James Chambers is the winner of the Silver Hammer Award, presented for outstanding service to HWA “in recognition of extraordinary volunteerism.”

Addison and Chambers join recipients of the Specialty Press Award and the President’s Award, announced last week. For the Bram Stoker final ballot, see our prior post.

The awards will be presented during StokerCon 2017, held aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach CA, April 27-30, 2017. For more information, see the HWA website.

2017 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire Finalists

The nominees for the 2017 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire, honoring the best SF/F work published in France in 2016,  have been announced:

French Novel

  • Le Mur de Planck, Christophe Carpentier (P.O.L.)
  • Chroniques de l’étrange, tomes 1 & 2, Romain D’Huissier (Critic)
  • Vostok, Laurent Kloetzer (Denoël)
  • Sitrinjêta, Christian Léourier (Critic)
  • Latium, tomes 1 & 2, Romain Lucazeau (Denoël)
  • Défaite des maîtres et possesseurs, Vincent Message (Seuil)
  • Jardin d’hiver, Olivier Paquet (L’Atalante)
  • Métaquine, tomes 1 & 2, François Rouiller (L’Atalante)

Foreign Novel

  • Mémoires, par lady Trent, tomes 1 & 2 [The Memoirs of Lady Trent, volumes 1 & 2], Marie Brennan (L’Atalante)
  • L’Espace d’un an [The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet], Becky Chambers (L’Atalante)
  • Les Chroniques du Radch [Imperial Radch trilogy], Ann Leckie (Nouveaux Millénaires)
  • Le Problème à trois corps [The Three-Body Problem], Cixin Liu (Actes Sud)
  • Merfer [Railsea], China Miéville (Fleuve)
  • La Maison dans laquelle, Mariam Petrosyan (Monsieur Toussaint Louverture)
  • L’Inclinaison [The Gradual], Christopher Priest (Denoël)
  • Frankenstein à Bagdad [Fraankishtaayn fii Baghdaad], Ahmed Saadawi (Piranha)
  • Avec joie et docilité [Auringon ydin], Johanna Sinisalo (Actes Sud)
  • Annihilation, Jeff Vandermeer (Au diable vauvert)
  • Le Subtil changement, tomes 1 à 3 [Small Change, volumes 1-3], Jo Walton (Denoël)

French Short Fiction

  • “Le Syndrome Potemkine”, Ayerdhal (Scintillements)
  • Dragon, Thomas Day (Bélial’)
  • La Cité des Lamentations, Paul Martin Gal (Nestiveqnen)
  • Pigeon, Canard et Patinette, Frédérick Guichen (Le Passager Clandestin)
  • “La Confirmation”, Laurent Kloetzer (Bifrost #83)
  • “De si tendres adieux”, Romain Lucazeau (Bifrost #84)
  • “L’Échelle de Dieu”, Brice Tarvel (Galaxies #44)
  • “Celle que j’abrite”, Jean-Louis Trudel (Galaxies #39)

Foreign Short Fiction

  •  “Une brève histoire des formes à venir” [“The Thing About Shapes to Come”], Adam-Troy Castro (Angle Mort #11)
  • Les yeux de l’arc-en-ciel” [“Seventh Sight”], Greg Egan (Bifrost #81)
  • “Fin de partie” [“Endgame”], Lev Grossman (Utopiales 2016)
  • Un Pont sur la brume [The Man Who Bridged the Mist], Kij Johnson (Bélial’)
  • L’Homme qui mit fin à l’histoire [The Man Who Ended History], Ken Liu (Bélial’)
  • “Une brève histoire du Tunnel transpacifique” [“A Brief History of the Trans-Pacific Tunnel”], Ken Liu (Bifrost #83)
  • Le Choix [The Choice], Paul J. McAuley (Bélial’)
  • “Honey Bear”, Sofia Samatar (Angle Mort #11)
  • “L’après-vie” [“After This Life”], Janna Silverstein (Galaxies #42)
  • Infinités [The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet], Vandana Singh (Denoël)
  • Au-delà du gouffre, Peter Watts (Bélial’)

French YA Novel

  • Scorpi, tomes 1 à 3, Roxane Dambre (Calmann-Lévy)
  • L’Éveil, stade 1, Jean-Baptiste De Panafieu (Gulf Stream)
  • La Voie des Oracles, tomes 1 à 3, Estelle Faye (Scrineo)
  • Les Sous-vivants, Johan Heliot (Seuil Jeunesse)
  • L’Œil de Chaac, Emma Lanero (Gulf Stream)
  • Jeunesse éternelle, Nathalie Le Gendre (Bayard)
  • Cité 19, tomes 1 & 2, Stéphane Michaka (Pocket Jeunesse)
  • Le Dernier songe de Lord Scriven, Éric Senabre (Didier Jeunesse)
  • Ne ramenez jamais une fille du futur chez vous, Nathalie Stragier (Syros)
  • Elia, la passeuse d’âmes, Marie Vareille (Pocket Jeunesse)
  • Les Loups chantants, Aurélie Wellenstein (Scrineo)

Foreign YA Novel

  • La Partie infinie [The Eye of Minds], James Dashner (Pocket Jeunesse)
  • Forget Tomorrow, Pintip Dunn (Lumen)
  • La Prophétie du Paladin, tomes 1 & 2 [The Paladin Prophecy, volumes 1 & 2], Mark Frost (Pocket Jeunesse)
  • Lady Helen – Le Club des mauvais jours [Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club], Alison Goodman (Gallimard Jeunesse)
  • Dreamology, Lucy Keating (Michel Lafon)
  • L’Énigme: John Foggart, César Mallorqui (Bayard)
  • La Malédiction Grimm, tomes 1 à 3 [The Grimm Legacy, volumes 1-3], Polly Shulman (Bayard)
  • La Fille qui navigua autour de Féérie dans un bateau construit de ses propres mains [The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making] & La fille qui tomba sous Féerie et y mena les festoiements [The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There], Catherynne M. Valente (Balivernes)

Jacques Chambon Translation Prize

  • Maxime Berrée for Les Machines à désir infernales du Docteur Hoffman, Angela Carter (L’Ogre)
  • Jacques Collin for L’Inclinaison, Christopher Priest (Denoël)
  • Hélène Collon for L’Exégèse, Philip K. Dick (Nouveaux Millénaires)
  • Gérard De Chergé for Station Eleven, Emily St John Mandel (Rivages & Alto)
  • Gilles Goullet for Le Choix, Paul J. McAuley (Bélial’), Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer (Audiable vauvert) and Les Affinités, Robert Charles Wilson (Denoël)
  • Patrick Marcel for Les Chroniques du Radch, tomes 1 à 3, Ann Leckie (Nouveaux Millénaires)
  • Nathalie Mège for Merfer, China Miéville (Fleuve)
  • France Meyer for Frankenstein à Bagdad, Ahmed Saadawi (Piranha)
  • Laurent Philibert-Caillat for La Fille qui navigua autour de Féérie dans un bateau construit de ses propres mains and La fille qui tomba sous Féerie et y mena les festoiements, Catherynne M. Valente (Balivernes)

Wojtek Siudmak Award for Art

  • Melchior Ascaride for Les Cœurs enchaînés, Nicolas Le Breton and L’Homme qui traversa la Terre, Robert Darvel (Les moutons électriques)
  • Frédéric Coché for Un chant de pierre, Iain Banks (L’Œil d’or)
  • David Demaret for Léviathan, Jack Campbell (L’Atalante)
  • Nicolas Fructus for Gotland, Thomas Day & Nicolas Fructus (Bélial’)
  • Todd Lockwood for Mémoires, par lady Trent, tomes 1 & 2, Marie Brennan (L’Atalante)
  • Manchu for Au-delà du gouffre, Peter Watts (Bélial’)
  • Stéphane Perger for Adar, Léo Henry, ed. (Dystopia)
  • Aurélien Police for L’Inclinaison, Christopher Priest (Denoël)
  • Hugo Varlez for Galaxies #41
  • Laura Vicédo, Marion & Philippe Aureille for BOXing dolls, Pierre Bordage (Organic)


  • Pour une histoire des possibles: Analyses contrefactuelles et futurs non advenus, Quentin Deluermoz & Pierre Singaravélou (Seuil)
  • Les Ombres du fantastique, Claude Fierobe (Terre de Brume)
  • Du yéti au calmar géant: Le bestiaire énigmatique de la cryptozoologie, Benoît Grison (Delachaux et Niestlé)
  • Le Langage de la nuit: Essai sur la science-fiction et la fantasy, Ursula Le Guin (Aux Forges de Vulcain)
  • Cinema Hermetica, Pacôme Thiellement (Super 8)

Prix Spécial

  • Alma, for the reissue of the works of Jean Ray
  • Armada, for “Carnets de croquis”
  • Aux Forges de Vulcain, for La Source au bout du monde, William Morris
  • Bélial’, for “Une Heure-lumière”
  • Hélène Collon and Nouveaux Millénaires, for L’Exégèse, Philip K. Dick
  • Adar, Léo Henry, ed. (Dystopia)
  • Star Trek : 50 artistes, 50 ans (Bragelonne)

Winners will be awarded at the Étonnants Voyageurs festival in Saint-Malo, France, June 3-5, 2017. For more information, see the official website.

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