BSFA Awards 2015 Shortlist announced

The British Science Fiction Association is extremely pleased and proud to announce the shortlist for the BSFA Awards 2015.

BSFA members will now be able to vote on the shortlist to decide the winners. The voting form for advance votes will be made available shortly after this announcement is made public.

Attending members of Eastercon will also be able to vote on the shortlist, and ballots will be made available at the convention at the BSFA desk. Voting at the convention will be allowed up to midday on Saturday 26th March.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held on the evening of Saturday 26th March at the Hilton Deansgate, Manchester, during Mancunicon, the 67th British National Science Fiction Convention, otherwise known as Eastercon.

 

The shortlisted nominees are:

 Best Novel

Dave Hutchinson: Europe at Midnight, Solaris

Chris Beckett: Mother of Eden, Corvus

Aliette de Bodard: The House of Shattered Wings, Gollancz

Ian McDonald: Luna: New Moon, Gollancz

Justina Robson: Glorious Angels, Gollancz

 

Best Short Story

Aliette de Bodard: “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight”. Clarkesworld 100

Paul Cornell: “Witches of Lychford”, Tor.com

Jeff Noon: “No Rez”, Interzone 260

Nnedi Okorafor, “Binti”, Tor.com

Gareth L. Powell: “Ride the Blue Horse”, Matter

 

Best Non-Fiction

Nina Allan: “Time Pieces: Doctor Change or Doctor Die”, Interzone 261

Alisa Krasnostein and Alexandra Pierce: Letters to Tiptree, Twelfth Planet Press

Jonathan McCalmont: “What Price Your Critical Agency”, Ruthless Culture.

Adam Roberts: Rave and Let Die: The SF and Fantasy of 2014, Steel Quill Books

Jeff Vandermeer: “From Annihilation to Acceptance: a writer’s surreal journey”,

The Atlantic, January 2015

 

Best Artwork

Jim Burns, Cover of Pelquin’s Comet, Newcon Press

Vincent Sammy: “Songbird”, Interzone 257

Sarah Anne Langton: Cover of Jews Versus Zombies, Jurassic London

 

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About Donna Scott

Chair of the BSFA since June 2013. Prior to this I was Awards Administrator, taking over that role from Claire Briarley in 2008. I am officially Donna Bond since getting married in May 2013, but continue to write and perform under my previous name, Donna Scott. My short fiction stories have been published in various anthologies and magazines, and I was winner of the inaugural Short Cuts at the MAC in 2005. As a comedian, I have performed all over the UK. Comedy has also given me the opportunity to perform alongside big names like Sarah Millican and Jasper Carrott! As a poet, I've also performed all over the place, including lots of science fiction conventions, and sometimes my poetry and comedy get kind of mixed up. I was the first official Bard of Northampton, it's true. I've got a tankard that says so... I love being a part of the BSFA - I've always been a devourer of books and being part of this association has enabled me to explore some great science fiction classics - and classics of the future, that I might otherwise have not heard about. I've met some lovely people with an enthusiasm for the genre, made firm friends, and got to meet some of my favourite writers, too! As a writer, I also have to say that FOCUS is the best magazine for writers I've ever come across - and as a member I get that for free. Who wouldn't want to be a part of this?