BSFA Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to our award winners, announced at a ceremony this evening at the 65th Eastercon at the Crowne Plaza, Glasgow.

The ceremony was hosted by Alice Lawson and Steve Lawson with guest presenters Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Jim Burns, Andrew J. Wilson and Stephanie Saulter.

Best Non-Fiction: Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer.

Best Art: cover of Tony Ballantyne’s Dream London by Joey Hi-Fi.

Best Short Fiction: Spin by Nina Allan

Best Novel: ties between Gareth L. Powell for Ack Ack Macaque and Ann Leckie for Ancillary Justice.

Congratulations to all the winners.

BSFA Awards: the Shortlist

It’s finally here!

The British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) is delighted to announce the shortlist for its annual BSFA Awards for works first published in 2013. The BSFA has been running the awards since 1970, awarding the first Best Novel award to John Brunner’s 1969 novel Stand on Zanzibar.

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The 2012 BSFA Award Winners

The BSFA Awards draw on nominations from their membership, and in the case of the Best Novel Award are open to UK publications only.

Best Novel

God’s War by Kameron Hurley (Del Rey)

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit)

Evening’s Empires by Paul McAuley (Gollancz)

Ack-Ack Macaque by Gareth L. Powell (Solaris)

The Adjacent by Christopher Priest (Gollancz)

Best Short Fiction

Spin by Nina Allan (TTA Press)

“Selkie Stories are for Losers” by Sofia Samatar (Strange Horizons)

“Saga’s Children” by E. J. Swift (The Lowest Heaven, Pandemonium)

“Boat in Shadows, Crossing” by Tori Truslow (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

Best Artwork

Cover for Tony Ballantyne’s Dream London by Joey Hi-fi (Solaris)

Poster for Metropolis by Kevin Tong (tragicsunshine.com)

“The Angel at the Heart of the Rain” by Richard Wagner (Interzone #246)

Best Non-Fiction

Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer (Abrams Image)

“Going Forth by Night” by John J. Johnston (Unearthed, Jurassic)

“Sleeps with Monsters” by Liz Bourke (Tor.com)

The winners will be announced in a ceremony at the Satellite4 Eastercon convention the Crown Plaza Hotel, Glasgow Sunday 20th April 2014. BSFA Prize-winners will receive a coveted BSFA trophy. Also in the ceremony will be the annual James White Award announcing its short story competition winner.

Awards Season Hots Up – Clarkes and Kitschies

At the BSFA, we have counted up our award nominations, and are buzzing with excitement to tell you which works have been shortlisted… but you have to wait!

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Tom Hunter, Director of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, revealed the total number of submissions of novels by female writers this week – and it was a staggering 33. Last year, there were only 18 out of 82 books. But how many books will have been submitted overall? Tom is teasing us with that number and won’t tell us! But what he did tell us was that he hoped releasing this list first  would be “a positive contribution towards further raising the profile of women writers of science fiction in the UK and beyond.” Nice one, Tom.

The full list of submissions will be announced next Thursday. Our BSFA representatives, Duncan Lawie and Ian Whates, along with all the other judges, will be reading like mad to try to get through them all and be ready to announce their collective shortlist on March 18th. Then, the glamorous Royal Society in London will host the awards ceremony once again on May 1st.

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Waving its tentacles in our general direction next come The Kitschies - the shortlists having been announced this week. The Kitschies are an annual prize for books
containing elements of the “speculative and fantastic”. Jared Shurin and Anne C. Perry have been running The Kitschies for the past 5 years, and their quest this year was to find the most “progressive, intelligent and entertaining” fiction of 2013 (and give the writers some rum! Probably…)

This year’s shortlists are selected from a record 234 submissions, coming from over fifty different publishers and imprints.

The Red Tentacle (Novel), selected by Kate Griffin, Nick Harkaway, Will Hill, Anab Jain and Annabel Wright:

  • Red Doc> by Anne Carson (Jonathan Cape)
  • A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (Canongate)
  • Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon (Jonathan Cape)
  • More Than This by Patrick Ness (Walker)
  • The Machine by James Smythe (HarperCollins / Blue Door)

The Golden Tentacle (Debut), also selected by the above panel:

  • Stray by Monica Hesse (Hot Key)
  • A Calculated Life by Anne Charnock (47 North)
  • Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
  • Nexus by Ramez Naam (Angry Robot)
  • Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (Atlantic)

The Inky Tentacle (Cover Art), selected by Craig Kennedy, Sarah Anne Langton, Hazel Thompson and Emma Vieceli.

  • Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill (Gollancz) / Design and illustration by Sinem Erkas
  • The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher (Angry Robot) / Art by Will Staehle
  • Homeland and Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow (Titan)  / Design by Amazing15
  • Stray by Monica Hesse (Hot Key)  / Art by Gianmarco Magnani
  • Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human (Century) / Art by Joey Hi-Fi

The winners will be announced in a ceremony at the Seven Dials Club on 12th February and will receive a total of £2,000 in prize money, as well as one of the prize’s distinctive Tentacle trophies and bottles of The Kraken Rum.

Will any of The Kitschies shortlist titles be reflected in the shortlists for the BSFA awards, which will be announced next week? What do you think? I know, but… my lips are sealed!

 

BSFA Award Nominations – A Week and a Bit to Go!

Hello everyone,

Hope you had a fabulous Christmas and New Year. Quite a few of you sent in nominations over this period, and we are picking through them now to make sure they are good and proper before adding them to this list (unfortunately, some very good things got nominated, just a year or more too late).

Although we do still have a few more to add, as you can see from below we are lacking in artwork nominations still. A few more non-fiction nominations wouldn’t go amiss either.

Look! We made the noo-spaypa! But don’t go fretting about those 2014 lists just yet. As you can see from our longlist already, there are plenty of fabulous reads and exciting new voices to learn about from our writers of 2013. So don’t just Twitter on about it… nominate!

And anyway, we can generate our own controversy, can’t we? The categorisation of one of these titles made me scratch my head, although in the end I thought “fair enough”. What do you think?

Another update coming soon…

Best Novel
Title Author Publisher
A Tale for the Time Being Ruth Ozeki Canongate Books Ltd
Ack-Ack Macaque Gareth L Powell Solaris
Ancillary Justice Ann Leckie Orbit
Between Two Thorns Emma Newman Angry Robot
Doctor Sleep Stephen King Hodder & Stoughton
Evening’s Empires Paul Macauley Gollancz
Familiar J. Robert Lennon Serpent’s Tail
Gemsigns Stephanie Saulter Jo Fletcher Books
Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl David Barnett Snowbooks Ltd
God’s War Kameron Hurley Del Rey
I, Phone David Wake CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
iD Madeline Ashby Angry Robot
Marauder Gary Gibson Tor
More Than This Patrick Ness Walker
Necessary Evil Ian Tregillis Tor Books
Osiris: The Osiris Project E. J. Swift Del Rey
Red Doc Anne Carson Jonathon Cape
Shackleton’s Man Goes South Tony White Science Museum
Shopocalypse David Gullen Monico
The Adjacent Christopher Priest Gollancz
The Disestablishment of Paradise Philip Mann Gollancz
The Eidolon Libby McGugan Solaris
The Folded Man Matt Hill Sandstone Press Ltd
The Glass Republic Tom Pollock Jo Fletcher Books
The History of the Future in 100 Objects Adrian Hon Skyhook
The Machine James Smythe Blue Door
The Shining Girls Lauren Beukes Harper
The Violent Century Lavie Tidhar Hodder & Stoughton
The Water Sign C.S. Samulski Booktrope Editions
Warmaster’s Gate Adrian Tchaikovsky Tor UK
What Lot’s Wife Saw Ioanna Bourazopoulou Black & White Publishing
Best Short Fiction
Title Author Place of Publication
A Visit to the House on Terminal Hill Elizabeth Knox Tor.com
Build Guide Helen Jackson Interzone 244
Cave & Julia M. John Harrison Kindle
Droplet Rahul Kanakia We See a Different Frontier, Futurefire.net Publishing
Entangled Ian R. Macleod Asimov’s
Enyo-Enyo Kameron Hurley The Lowest Heaven, Pandemonium
Feast and Famine Adrian Tchaikovsky Solaris Rising 2, Solaris
Free Fall Graham Templeton Clarkesworld
Getting Out of There M. John Harrison Nightjar Press
Golden Apple Sophia McDougall The Lowest Heaven, Pandemonium
In Metal, In Bone An Owomoyela Eclipse Online
Memory Palace Hari Kunzru V&A
Old Domes J. Y. Yang We See a Different Frontier, Futurefire.net Publishing
Saga’s Children E. J. Swift The Lowest Heaven, Pandemonium
Selkie Stories are for Losers Sofia Samatar Strange Horizons
Sing Karen Tidbeck Tor.com
Spin Nina Allan TTA Press
Such & Such Said to So & So Maria Dahvana Headley Glitter & Mayhem
The 9th Technique China Mieville The Apology Chapbook
The Electric Spanking of the War Babies Maurice Broaddus & Kyle S. Johnson Glitter & Mayhem
The First Dance Martin McGrath Solaris Rising 2, Solaris
The Landline  Bruce Sterling Omnireboot.com
The Skull Lucius Shepard Gollancz
The Taking of the Stamp Hal Duncan La Case
The Truth of Fact the Truth of Feeling Ted Chiang Subterranean Magazine
Them Shios Silvio Moreno-Garcia We See a Different Frontier, Futurefire.net Publishing
Vector Benjanun Sriduangkaew We See a Different Frontier, Futurefire.net Publishing
Water Rames Naam Institute for the Future
You Have to Follow the Rules Ada Hoffmann Strange Horizons
Zero Hours Tim Maughan Futures Exchange
Best Artwork
Artist Work Publisher/Source
J.H.Williams III Cover of The Sandman Overture no1 by Neil Gaiman Vertigo Comics
Jeremy Zerfoss Cover of Wonderbook: the Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff Vandermeer Abrams Image
Joey Hi-Fi Cover of Dream London by Tony Ballantyne Solaris
Joey Hi-Fi Cover of Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human Century
Joey Hi-Fi Cover of The Lowest Heaven Jurassic
Phillipa Rice My Cardboard Life Web series
Rob Davis Don Quixote – Cervantes/Davis Selfmadehero
Pickwick The Hodderscape Dodo Hodderscape.com
Best Non-Fiction
Title Author Place of Publication
Wonderbook Jeff VanderMeer Abrams Image
An Introduction in Three Parts (intro to VURT 20th anniversary edition) Lauren Beukes Tor UK
Going Forth by Night John J. Johnston Unearthed (Jurassic)
Fantasy Faction Mark Alpin Fantasy Faction
Going Forth by Night John J. Johnston Unearthed (Jurassic)
Science Fiction Film Mark Bould Routledge
Writing the Science Fiction Film Robert Grant Michael Wiese Productions
Ballardian Simon Sellars Ballardian
The Kick-Ass Writer  Chuck Wendig Writer’s Digest Books
The Gemmell Award Shortlist Jared Shurin Pornokitsch
Adventures in Space and Time Mark Gatiss BBC

 

BSFA Nominations – Mid-December list so far…

Hello-ho-ho again!

With just 4 weeks to go until nominations close, here is the latest list of stuff BSFA members have thought was pretty good this year. Remember, you have until January 14th to get your nominations in, but no need to wait. And don’t assume that the appearance of your favourite on this list makes it safe. A work needs only a single nomination to make this list. Some have got a dozen, some just have that single nomination… so keep them coming!

Best Novel
Title Author Publisher
A Tale   for the Time Being Ruth Ozeki Canongate Books Ltd
Ack-Ack   Macaque Gareth L Powell Solaris
Ancillary   Justice Ann Leckie Orbit
Between   Two Thorns Emma Newman Angry Robot
Doctor   Sleep Stephen King Hodder & Stoughton
Evening’s   Empires Paul Macauley Gollancz
Familiar J. Robert Lennon Serpent’s Tail
Gemsigns Stephanie Saulter Jo Fletcher Books
Gideon   Smith and the Mechanical Girl David Barnett Snowbooks Ltd
God’s   War Kameron Hurley Del Rey
I, Phone David Wake CreateSpace Independent   Publishing Platform
iD Madeline Ashby Angry Robot
More   Than This Patrick Ness Walker
Necessary   Evil Ian Tregillis Tor Books
Osiris:   The Osiris Project E. J Swift Del Rey
Red Doc Anne Carson Jonathon Cape
Shackleton’s   Man Goes South Tony White Science Museum
Shopocalypse David Gullen Monico
The   Adjacent Christopher Priest Gollancz
The   Folded Man Matt Hill Sandstone Press Ltd
The   History of the Future in 100 Objects Adrian Hon Skyhook
The   Machine  James Smythe Blue Door
The   Shining Girls Lauren Beukes Harper
The   Water Sign C.S. Samulski Booktrope Editions
Warmaster’s   Gate Adrian Tchaikovsky Tor UK
What   Lot’s Wife Saw Ioanna Bourazopoulou Black & White Publishing
Best Short Fiction
Title Author Place of Publication
A Visit to the House   on Terminal Hill Elizabeth Knox Tor.com
Build Guide Helen Jackson Interzone 244
Cave   & Julia M. John Harrison Kindle
Droplet Rahul Kanakia We See a Different Frontier, Futurefire.net Publishing
Entangled Ian R. Macleod Asimov’s
Enyo-Enyo Kameron Hurley The Lowest Heaven, Pandemonium
Free Fall Graham Templeton Clarkesworld
Golden   Apple Sophia McDougall The Lowest Heaven, Pandemonium
In   Metal, In Bone An Owomoyela Eclipse Online
Memory   Palace Hari Kunzru V&A
Saga’s   Children E. J. Swift The Lowest Heaven, Pandemonium
Selkie Stories are   for Losers Sofia Samatar Strange Horizons
Shackleton’s Man Goes South Tony White Science Museum Publications
Spin Nina Allan TTA Press
The 9th Technique China Mieville The Apology Chapbook
The Landline  Bruce Sterling Omnireboot.com
The Skull Lucius Shepard Gollancz
The Truth of Fact   the Truth of Feeling Ted Chiang Subterranean Magazine
Them Shios Silvio Moreno-Garcia We See a Different Frontier, Futurefire.net Publishing
Vector Benjanun Sriduangkaew We See a Different Frontier, Futurefire.net Publishing
Water Rames Naam Institute for the Future
You Have to Follow   the Rules Ada Hoffmann Strange Horizons
Zero Hours Tim Maughan Futures Exchange
Best Artwork
Artist Work Publisher/Source
J.H.Williams   III Cover of The Sandman   Overture no1 by Neil Gaiman Vertigo Comics
Jeremy   Zerfoss Cover of Wonderbook:   the Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff Vandermeer Abrams Image
Joey   Hi-Fi Cover of Dream   London by Tony Ballantyne Solaris
Joey   Hi-Fi Cover of Apocalypse   Now Now by Charlie Human Century
Joey   Hi-Fi Cover of The Lowest   Heaven Jurassic
Phillipa   Rice My Cardboard Life Web series
Rob   Davis Don Quixote –   Cervantes/Davis Selfmadehero
Pickwick The Hodderscape   Dodo Hodderscape.com
Best Non-Fiction
Title Author Place of Publication
Wonderbook Jeff VanderMeer Abrams Image
An   Introduction in Three Parts (intro to VURT 20th anniversary edition) Lauren Beukes Tor UK
Going   Forth by Night John J. Johnston Unearthed (Jurassic)
Fantasy Faction Mark Alpin Fantasy Faction
Going Forth by Night John J. Johnston Unearthed (Jurassic)
Science Fiction Film Mark Bould Routledge
Writing the Science Fiction   Film Robert Grant Michael Wiese Productions
Ballardian Simon Sellars Ballardian
The Kick-Ass Writer  Chuck Wendig Writer’s Digest Books

BSFA Awards announced

Hello avid readers of BSFA news…

News? What news? Most of you know this already thanks to Twitter, and some of you have been wondering where our very own announcements about our awards have been hiding. Worry not, they are right here! I only had my poxy Android phone in Bradford, out of battery, out of signal, and with inbuilt fat-thumb typo-inducing tendencies. So I’ve made you wait. It’s worth it though…

On Sunday 31st March, the BSFA Awards ceremony took place at the 64th Eastercon EightSquared in Bradford.

The hall filled up with people as the theme for the evening was played: Heather Fenoughty’s piece composed for the Clarke and BSFA Awards based on Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s most quoted laws:

 

  1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
  2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
  3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

 

Paul Cornell, author of London Falling and the comic series Saucer Country (which was just nominated for a Hugo this weekend!!!) MC’d the ceremony, assisted by artist Anne Sudworth, author Freda Warrington, critic Edward James and the science fiction behemoth Stephen Baxter, who presented Best Art, Best Non-Fiction, Best Short Fiction and Best Novel respectively.

(and Paul was very funny, cracking gags about comedic inoffensiveness.)

The nominated works in each category were (winners in bold):

Best Novel

  • Dark Eden by Chris Beckett (Corvus)
  • Empty Space: a Haunting by M. John Harrison (Gollancz)
  • Intrusion by Ken Macleod (Orbit)
  • Jack Glass by Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
  • 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)

 

Best Short Fiction

 

Best Artwork

  • Ben Baldwin for the cover of Dark Currents (Newcon Press)
  • Blacksheep for the cover of Adam Roberts’s Jack Glass (Gollancz)
  • Dominic Harman for the cover of Eric Brown’s Helix Wars (Rebellion)
  • Joey Hi-Fi for the cover of Simon Morden’s Thy Kingdom Come (Jurassic London)
  • Si Scott for the cover artwork for Chris Beckett’s Dark Eden (Corvus)

 

 

Best Non-Fiction

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The World SF Blog have written about their win on their website, which can be read here: http://worldsf.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/world-sf-blog-wins-bsfa-award-for-non-fiction/

Short Fiction Award winner, Ian Sales, said he was “over the Moon!” and went on to say, “The result was a huge surprise, very happy for many reasons: BSFA is an award I’ve always held in wide regard and one I’ve felt most aligned with, and also I’m glad that the artistic choices I made in ‘Adrift’ were appreciated.”

Chief Editor of the World SF Blog, Lavie Tidhar, tweeted he was “delighted to be extending dialogue around speculative fiction, diversity still sorely in short supply – global voices need to be heard.” Also he was “grateful to members of BSFA and Eastercon for recognising work last four years.”

Best Novel winner, Adam Roberts tweeted he had had “a fairly long writing career, but never before won any kind of award; I couldn’t be happier my first is a BSFA.”

Donna Scott, who it was announced at the ceremony would be stepping down from the role of Awards Administrator to take over from Ian Whates as Chair of the BSFA in June, said of Adam Roberts’ win: “Jack Glass is an amazing book which successfully blends crime and science fiction into a triptych of appealing narratives concerning – of all things – a sociopathic protagonist. It’s highly intelligent and skilful storytelling. I wouldn’t be surprised if this book goes on to win more awards. Adam Roberts must surely soon be recognised by the literary establishment as one of the finest writers we currently have working in the English language.”

(Yep – quoting myself in the 3rd person there. Hey – and thanks for all the messages of support. I’ll try my best for you!)

The winners all received a fabulous trophy designed by Dan Brodie and Lauren Hubbard of Skulls and Robots in Northampton.

Also announced at the ceremony were the winners of the James White Award for new short fiction, which was presented by previous winner of the BSFA Short Fiction Award and James White Award judge, Aliette de Bodard.

The winner was Shannon Fay, from Halifax in Canada with her story “You First Meet the Devil at a Church Fete”, winning £300 and publication of her story in Interzone, and the runner-up was Philip Suggars from Brighton, with “Automatic Diamanté”, who won £100.

I was really pleased with how the ceremony went, but must apologize to anyone waiting for snippets of our Tweetfiction happening – due to technical issues we were unable to bring you any live tweets during the actual ceremony, but we were re-tweeting them as fast as our little thumbs could go. Some of them are just  – wow amazing wow! Check out #tbsfa to read stuff like “@davecl42′s “The boats raced on, not realising that the first kraken to visit the Thames in a millenium would find them ideal as toothpicks” or @simonings’ “Tobias disconnected the catheter, levered himself from the chair, grabbed the frame and, wheezing, went to join his playmates” and even shortlisted BSFA writers were having a go – “It was easier to imagine the end of capitalism than to imagine the end of the world, Zizek admitted. We agreed. ‘NEXT!’” – thanks @amendlocke (Ken Macleod!). Could you do better? We’re going on until April 10th – so keep tweeting!

The BSFA Awards – A Panel Discussion

Location: The Cellar Bar, The Argyle Public House, 1 Greville Street (off Leather Lane), London EC1N 8PQ

On Wednesday 20th March 2013, join Donna Scott, BSFA Awards Administrator, for a lively chat all about this year’s BSFA Awards Shortlist. Joining Donna will be:

Duncan Lawie -  an SF critic and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He will also be a BSFA representative on the Arthur C Clarke Award judgiing panel for 2013. Speaking of the event, Duncan says, “I think there are two obvious picks for this year’s BSFA award novel – but I wonder if anyone else will agree which two.”Duncan Lawie

Anne C. Perry – Assistant Editor at Hodder & Stoughton, commissioning genre titles, co-editor of Pornokitsch and co-founder of The Kitschies Awards.

Anne C. PerryJared Shurin, also co-editor of Pornokitsch and co-founder of The Kitschies Awards.

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…and Kim Curran – author of thrilling new YA adventure Shift (Strange Chemistry).

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ALL WELCOME – FREE ENTRY (Non-members welcome)

The interview will start at 7 pm. We have the room from 6 pm (and if early, fans are in the ground floor bar from 5ish).

There will be a raffle (£1 for five tickets), with a selection of sf novels as prizes.

Map is here. Nearest Tube: Chancery Lane (Central Line).

(pictures c/o, SFX, Duncan Lawie (Scott Polar Research Institute), Pornokitsch, Kim Curran)

 

BSFA Shortlist Announced

The British Science Fiction Association is extremely pleased and proud to announce the shortlist for the 2012 BSFA Awards.

This shortlist has been drawn up from the most popular titles nominated by members of the BSFA, who will now have the opportunity todecide the winners in each category, voting along with attendees of the long-established science fiction convention, Eastercon, which this year takes place in Bradford from 29th March to 1st April.

Donna Scott, the Awards Administrator for the BSFA said, “It’s been quite exciting watching the final nominations come in. It was right down to the wire in some cases, and if this were a race that bookies were taking bets on, they’d have lost money on a few favourites, I’m sure.

“What I found really lovely, though, was reading some of the comments that came through with quite a lot of the nominations. It wasn’t obligatory, but so many fans were tremendously keen to tell the world about that great book they’d discovered last year.

“The BSFA and its awards have been going since 1958, but what I think these shortlists prove is that there is still an immense enthusiasm out there for stories which deal with the discovery of new worlds, new technologies, and different ways of being, and for books which aren’t afraid to tackle sociopolitical questions about us, here and now, within this liberating genre.”

The winners will be announced at EightSquared, the 2013 Eastercon, Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford this Easter, in a ceremony hosted by London Falling novelist, Paul Cornell.

The shortlisted nominees are:

Best Novel

Dark Eden by Chris Beckett (Corvus)

Empty Space: a Haunting by M. John Harrison (Gollancz)

Intrusion by Ken Macleod (Orbit)

Jack Glass by Adam Roberts (Gollancz)

2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)

Best Short Story

Immersion” by Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld #69)

“The Flight of the Ravens” by Chris Butler (Immersion Press)

Song of the body Cartographer” by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (Phillipines Genre Stories)

“Limited Edition” by Tim Maughan (1.3, Arc Magazine)

Three Moments of an Explosion” by China Mieville (Rejectamentalist Manifesto)

Adrift on the Sea of Rains” by Ian Sales (Whippleshield Books)

Best Artwork

Ben Baldwin for the cover of Dark Currents (Newcon Press)

Blacksheep for the cover of Adam Roberts’s Jack Glass (Gollancz)

Dominic Harman for the cover of Eric Brown’s Helix Wars (Rebellion)

Joey Hi-Fi for the cover of Simon Morden’s Thy Kingdom Come (Jurassic London)

Si Scott for the cover artwork for Chris Beckett’s Dark Eden (Corvus)

Best Non-Fiction

“The Complexity of the Humble Space Suit” by Karen Burnham (Rocket Science, Mutation Press)

The Widening Gyre” by Paul Kincaid (Los Angeles Review of Books)

The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn (Cambridge University Press)

The Shortlist Project by Maureen Kincaid Speller

The World SF Blog, Chief Editor Lavie Tidhar

 

Final Day for BSFA Award Nominations

The list of nominations is growing and growing… you are finding so many books, stories and works of non-fiction to nominate. In this latest update there are no additions to the Best Artwork category, though, so more nominations in this category would be particularly appreciated – even if it’s just for something already on the list.

Members have until midnight to get their nominations in and can find all the rules and regulations of what to do here.

Rather unfortunately, we seem to be having difficulty with our nomination form today. However, I will take the time to check back every nomination received to make sure I have noted everything you wish to nominate. If you prefer you can just email awards@bsfa.co.uk

Best Novel

Title Author surname Author First   Name Publisher
Red Country Abercrombie Joe Gollancz
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Ashby Madeleine Angry Robot Books
The Drowned Cities Bacigalupi Paulo Atom
The Hydrogen Sonata Banks Iain M. Orbit
Elves: Rise of   the TaiGethen Barclay; Rapoza James; David Gollancz
Nod Barnes Adrian Bluemoose Books
Doctor Who:   The Wheel of Ice Baxter Stephen BBC Books
Iron Winter   (Northland 3) Baxter Stephen Gollancz
The   Teleportation Accident Beauman Ned Sceptre
Dark Eden Beckett Chris Corvus
Alt.Human Brooke Keith Solaris
Helix Wars Brown Eric Rebellion
Folly of the World Bullington Jesse Orbit
Empire State Christopher Adam Angry Robot Books
Doctor Who:   Dark Horizons Colgan J. T. Random House UK
London Falling Cornell Paul Tor
The Outcast   Blade Courtenay Grimwood Jon Orbit
The Eternal   Flame: Orthogonal Book Two Egan Greg Gollancz
The Sigil   Trilogy Gee Henry ReAnimus Press
Black Opera Gentle Mary Orbit
The Ward Grey S. L. Atlantic Books
Great North   Road Hamilton Peter F. Macmillan
Angelmaker Harkaway Nick Windmill Books
Empty Space: a   Haunting Harrison M. John Gollancz
The Troupe Jackson Burnett Robert Orbit
The Evolution   of Inanimate Objects: The Life and Collected Works of Thomas Darwin   (1857-1879) Karlinsky Harry The Friday Project
The Wind   Through the Keyhole King Stephen Hodder &   Stoughton
Redemption in   Indigo Lord Karen Jo Fletcher Books
Age of Aztec Lovegrove James Rebellion
In the Mouth   of the Whale Macauley Paul Gollancz
Intrusion Macleod Ken Orbit
Defiant Peaks   (The Hadrumal Crisis) McKenna Juliet E. Solaris
Transmission Meaney John Orion
Railsea Mieville China Macmillan
The Broken   Isles (Legends of the Red Sun 4) Newton Mark Charan Tor
Channelskin Noon Jeff Amazon Media
The Long Earth Pratchett; Baxter Terry; Stephen Doubleday
Blue   Remembered Earth Reynolds Alastair Gollancz
Jack Glass Roberts Adam Gollancz
Doctor Who:   Shada Roberts; Adams Adam; Douglas BBC Books
Red Shirts Scalzi John Gollancz
The Explorer Smythe James Harper Voyager
2312 Stanley-Robinson Kim Orbit
The Apocalypse   Codex: A Laundry Novel (The Laundry Files) Stross Charles Orbit
Grandville,   Bete Noir Talbot Bryan Jonathan Cape
Entanglement Thompson Douglas Elsewhen Press
Bitter Seeds   (The Milkweed Triptych) Tregellis Ian Orbit
Deathless Valente Catherynne M. Corsair
Among Others Walton Jo Corsair
Alif the   Unseen Willow Wilson G. Corvus
Reflections Wynne Jones Diana David Fickling Books
The Method Zeh Juli Harvill Secker

Best Short Fiction

Title Author surname Author First Name Publication Publisher
The Green Beukes Lauren Armored Baen Press
One Way Ticket Brown Nigel Interzone #239 TTA Press
The Flight of   the Ravens Butler Chris Immersion Press
The Girl Who   Went Out For Sushi Cadigan Pat Edge of Infinity Solaris
Conquistadors Cairns Iain Rocket Science Mutation Press
One Day in   Time City Cleary David Ira Interzone #241 TTA Press
Fata Morgana Cluley Ray Interzone #238 TTA Press
On 20268   Petercook Cook Andy Tor.com April Tor.com
Forests of   Eden Counihan Elizabeth PS
Immersion de Bodard Aliette Clarkesworld #69 Clarkesworld
Ship’s Brother de Bodard Aliette Interzone #241 TTA Press
Let’s   All sing Like the Birdies Sing Di Filippo Paul Daily Science Fiction
Black Box Egan Jennifer The New Yorker
Dancing on the   Red Planet Ellingsen Berit Rocket Science Mutation Press
The   Grinnell Method Gloss Molly Strange Horizons
Doctor Who:   the Art of Death Goss James BBC Audiobooks Ltd
The Lonely   Hunter Grant John PS Publishing
Attenuation Harkaway Nick 1.2 Arc Magazine
Switchgirls Hershman Tania Still: Short Stories   Inspired by Photographs of Vacated Spaces Negative Press
Shuffle Hill Will Magic: An Anthology   of the Esoteric & Arcane Solaris
A Hundred Ghost Parade   Tonight Jia Xia Clarkesworld #65 Clarkesworld
Not Because   They are Easy Kepfield Sam S Rocket Science Mutation Press
The Battle of Candle Arc Lee Yoon Ha Clarkesworld #73 Clarkesworld
He   Reminds Us Linnaea Jennifer Strange Horizons
Mono No Aware Liu Ken The Future is   Japanese Haikasoru
Song   of the Body Cartographer Loenen-Ruiz Rochita Philippines Genre   Stories, June Philippines Genre   Stories
Limited   Edition Maughan Tim 1.3 Arc Magazine
Pathfinder McGrath Martin Rocket Science Mutation Press
Three   Moments of an Explosion Mieville China Rejectamentalist   Manifesto
Eyepennies O’Driscoll Mike TTA Press
Proposition 23 Okogu Efe AfroSF StoryTime
A Biosphere   Ends Palmer Stephen Rocket Science Mutation Press
Ghost in the   Machine Parvin Christopher Bristol Short Story   Prize Anthology vol. 5 Bristol Review of   Books
The Tomb Quifan Chen The Apex Book of   World SF Apex Publications
Twember Rasnic Tem Steve Interzone #243 TTA Press
Trauma Pod Reynolds Alaister Armored Baen Press
Lune and the   Red Empress Reynolds, Williams Alastair, Liz ODYSSEY 2010 SOUVENIR   BOOK
Doctor Who:   Devil in the Smoke Richards Justin BBC Digital
How We Ran the   Night Ridgway Keith Hawthorn and Child Granta Books
What did   Tessimond Tell You Roberts Adam Solaris Rising 1.5 Solaris
The Kendal   Iconoclasm Rooney Paul Dust and Other   Stories Akerman Daly /   Aye-Aye Books
Red   at The End of the World Rucker Lynda E Daily Science Fiction
Where the   Summer Dwells Rucker Lynda E Fantasy & Science   Fiction Sep/Oct 2012 F&SF
Adrift on the   Sea of Rains Sales Ian Whippleshield Books
Courtship in   the Country of Machine Gods Sriduangkaew Benjanun Future Fire 24 Future Fire
The Complex Swift E. J. Interzone #238 TTA Press
A Spotted   Trouble at Dolor-on-the-Downs Tanzer Molly A Pretty Mouth Lazy Fascist Press
Volwys Thompson Douglas Albedo One
A   Lexicon of Steam Literature of the Third Reich Tidhar Lavie website
Choosing Faces Tidhar Lavie 1.3 Arc Magazine
The Indignity   of Rain Tidhar Lavie Interzone #240 TTA Press
I Dream of
Ants
Tidhar Lavie Murky Depths
The   Lord of Discarded Things Tidhar Lavie Strange Horizons
Tiger   Stripes Vo Nghi Strange Horizons
The History   Thief Warren Kaaron Visions Fading Fast Pendragon
Countless   Stones Wood Lucy Diving Belles Bloomsbury

Best Artwork

Title Artist surname ArtistFirst Name Publication Publisher Associated   writer
cover Aja David Hawkeye #6 Marvel
cover Baldwin Ben Dark Currents Newcon
cover Baldwin Ben Forests of Eden PS Publishing Elizabeth counihan
The Hermit Baldwin Ben Interzone #241 TTA Press
cover Baldwin Ben Interzone #238 TTA Press
cover Black Sheep Jack Glass Gollancz Adam Roberts
cover Fangorn Stories From the   Northern Road Newcon Tony Ballantyne
cover Harbour Charlie The Flight of the   Ravens Immersion Chris Butler
cover Harman Dominic Saving for a Sunny   Day Newcon Ian Watson
cover Harman Dominic Helix Wars Rebellion Eric Brown
cover Hi-Fi Joey Thy Kingdom Come Jurassic London Simon Morden
cover Maronski Tomasz International   Speculative Fiction 2
cover McGuiness; Vines;   Rodriguez Ed; Dexter; Javier Captain Marvel #2 Marvel
cover Police Aurélien At the Edge of Waking Prime Books Holly Phillips
cover TBA Dark Eden Corvus Chris Beckett
cover Tikulin Tomislav Visions Fading Fast Pendragon Gary McMahon

Best Non-Fiction

Title Author surname Author First   Name Publication Publisher
The Spider’s House Allen Nina website
Living Architecture Armstrong Rachel TED   Books
The Complexity of the Humble Space Suit Burnham Karen Rocket Science Mutation Press
Do   Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep? Erikson Steven Not   Your Grandmother’s Epic Fantasy: A fantasy author’s thoughts upon reading The   Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature: 1 NYRSF
Distrust That Particular Flavour Gibson William Viking
The Blind Giant Harkaway Nick John   Murray
Marvel Comics: The Untold Story Howe Sean Harper   Collins
Dancing on the Ruins Ings Simon 1.3 Arc   Magazine
The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature James,   Mendlesohn Edward,   Farah Cambridge   Univeristy Press
The   Widening Gyre Kincaid Paul Los   Angeles Review of Books
The   Shortlist Project Kincaid   Speller Maureen website
Cowardice,   Laziness and Irony McCalmont Jonathon Ruthless   Culture
London’s   Overthrow Mieville China Westbourne   Press
Use   of Weapons by Iain M. Banks Mullan John Guardian   Book Club The   Guardian
A Ray of Sunshine Patterson Bill Rocket Science Mutation Press
Hull 0; Scunthorpe 3 Priest Christopher website
Breaking the Fall Raven Paul   Graham 1.1 Arc   Magazine
Does God Need a Starship Roberts Adam Strange   Divisions and Alien Territories Palgrave   Macmillan
The Comic Strip Companion: the Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide   to Doctor Who in Comics: 1964 – 1979 Scoones Paul Telos   Publishing Ltd
Extreme Metaphors – Interviews with J.G. Ballard 1967 – 2008 Sellers;   O’Hara Simon;   Dan Fourth   Estate
Pornokitsch Shurin;   Perry Jared;   Anne website
The Doctor’s Monsters: Meanings of the Monstrous in Doctor Who Sleight Graham I.B.   Tauris & Co. Ltd
The World SF Blog Tidhar Lavie website

January 5th Update on BSFA Award Nominations

Many thanks again to all those who have nominated so far. I apologize for the wait since the last update which was due to technical issues – I know as the list gets longer and more and more nominations come in, you want to see the updates as regularly as possible.

Members have until 11th January to get their nominations in and can find all the rules and regulations of what to do here.

Here follows a list of items that have received at least one eligible nomination to date. It’s getting longer, but just because a title is on the list, it doesn’t make it safe. We’re looking for the top 5 in each category, and every nomination counts.

Publishers and artists – please note I have included what seemed the best available links so that people can see see the nominated artwork from here. I am happy to make changes to these links if you feel there is a better location. Please get in touch via awards@bsfa.co.uk

Best Novel

Title Author surname Author First Name Publisher
The Drowned Cities Bacigalupi Paulo Atom
The Hydrogen Sonata Banks Iain M. Orbit
The Teleportation Accident Beauman Ned Sceptre
Dark Eden Beckett Chris Corvus
Helix Wars Brown Eric Rebellion
Folly of the World Bullington Jesse Orbit
The Outcast Blade Courtenay Grimwood Jon Orbit
The Sigil Trilogy Gee Henry ReAnimus Press
Empty Space: a Haunting Harrison M. John Gollancz
Intrusion Macleod Ken Orbit
Transmission Meaney John Orion
Railsea Mieville China Macmillan
The Broken Isles (Legends of the Red Sun 4) Newton Mark Charan Tor
Channelskin Noon Jeff Amazon Media
Blue Remembered Earth Reynolds Alastair Gollancz
Jack Glass Roberts Adam Gollancz
2312 Stanley-Robinson Kim Orbit
Entanglement Thompson Douglas Elsewhen Press

Best Short Fiction

Title Author surname Author First Name Publication Publisher
The Green Beukes Lauren Armored Baen Press
One Way Ticket Brown Nigel Interzone #239 TTA Press
Flight of the Ravens Butler Chris Immersion Press
Conquistadors Cairns Iain Rocket Science Mutation Press
One Day in Time City Cleary David Ira Interzone #241 TTA Press
On 20268 Petercook Cook Andy Tor.com April Tor.com
Forests of Eden Counihan Elizabeth PS
Immersion de Bodard Aliette Clarkesworld #69 Clarkesworld
Ship’s Brother de Bodard Aliette Interzone #241 TTA Press
Let’s All sing Like the Birdies Sing Di Filippo Paul Daily Science Fiction
Dancing on the Red Planet Ellingsen Berit Rocket Science Mutation Press
The Grinnell Method Gloss Molly Strange Horizons
Attenuation Harkaway Nick 1.2 Arc Magazine
Shuffle Hill Will Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric & Arcane Solaris
A Hundred Ghost Parade Tonight Jia Xia Clarkesworld #65 Clarkesworld
Not Because They are Easy Kepfield Sam S Rocket Science Mutation Press
Song of the Body Cartographer Loenen-Ruiz Rochita Philippines Genre Stories, June Philippines Genre Stories
Limited Edition Maughan Tim 1.3 Arc Magazine
Pathfinder McGrath Martin Rocket Science Mutation Press
Three Moments of an Explosion Mieville China Rejectamentalist Manifesto
A Biosphere Ends Palmer Stephen Rocket Science Mutation Press
Trauma Pod Reynolds Alaister Armored Baen Press
Lune and the Red Empress Reynolds, Williams Alastair, Liz ODYSSEY 2010 SOUVENIR BOOK
What did Tessimond Tell You Roberts Adam Solaris Rising 1.5 Solaris
Adrift on the Sea of Rains Sales Ian Whippleshield Books
Courtship in the Country of Machine Gods Sriduangkaew Benjanun Future Fire 24 Future Fire
The Complex Swift E. J. Interzone #238 TTA Press
A Spotted Trouble at Dolor-on-the-Downs Tanzer Molly A Pretty Mouth Lazy Fascist Press
Volwys Thompson Douglas Albedo One
A Lexicon of Steam Literature of the Third Reich Tidhar Lavie website
Choosing Faces Tidhar Lavie 1.3 Arc Magazine
The Indignity of Rain Tidhar Lavie Interzone #240 TTA Press
I Dream of Ants Tidhar Lavie Murky Depths
The Lord of Discarded Things Tidhar Lavie Strange Horizons
Tiger Stripes Vo Nghi Strange Horizons  

 

and added at the end….
Eyepennies O’Driscoll Mike TTA Press

Best Artwork

Title Artist surname ArtistFirst Name Publication Publisher Associated writer
cover Baldwin Ben Dark Currents Newcon
cover Baldwin Ben Forests of Eden PS Publishing Elizabeth counihan
The Hermit Baldwin Ben Interzone #241 TTA Press
cover Black Sheep Jack Glass Gollancz Adam Roberts
cover Fangorn Stories From the Northern Road Newcon Tony Ballantyne
cover Harbour Charlie The Flight of the Ravens Immersion Chris Butler
cover Harman Dominic Saving for a Sunny Day Newcon Ian Watson
cover Harman Dominic Helix Wars Rebellion Eric Brown
cover Hi-Fi Joey Thy Kingdom Come Jurassic London Simon Morden
cover Maronski Tomasz International Speculative Fiction 2
cover Police Aurélien At the Edge of Waking Prime Books Holly Phillips

Best Non-Fiction

Title Author surname Author First Name Publication Publisher
Living Architecture Armstrong Rachel TED Books
The Complexity of the Humble Space Suit Burnham Karen Rocket Science Mutation Press
Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep? Erikson Steven Not Your Grandmother’s Epic Fantasy: A fantasy author’s thoughts upon reading The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature: 1 NYRSF
Distrust That Particular Flavour Gibson William Viking
The Blind Giant Harkaway Nick John Murray
Marvel Comics: The Untold Story Howe Sean Harper Collins
Dancing on the Ruins Ings Simon 1.3 Arc Magazine
The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature James, Mendlesohn Edward, Farah Cambridge Univeristy Press
The Widening Gyre Kincaid Paul Los Angeles Review of Books
The Shortlist Project Kincaid Speller Maureen website
Cowardice, Laziness and Irony McCalmont Jonathon Ruthless Culture
London’s Overthrow Mieville China Westbourne Press
A Ray of Sunshine Patterson Bill Rocket Science Mutation Press
Hull 0; Scunthorpe 3 Priest Christopher website
Breaking the Fall Raven Paul Graham 1.1 Arc Magazine
Extreme Metaphors – Interviews with J.G. Ballard 1967 – 2008 Sellers; O’Hara Simon; Dan Fourth Estate
Pornokitsch Shurin; Perry Jared; Anne website

 

2011 BSFA Awards Winners

Congratulations to all those who won the BSFA Awards for work produced in 2011!

  • Best Non-Fiction: The SF Encyclopedia, third edition (beta), edited by John Clute, Peter Nicholls, David Langford and Graham Sleight.
  • Best Artwork: Cover of Ian Whates’s The Noise Revealed by Dominic Harman (Solaris)
  • Best Short Fiction: “The Copenhagen Interpretation” by Paul Cornell (Asimov’s, July)
  • Best Novel published in Britain: The Islanders by Christopher Priest (Gollancz)

At Eastercon, as well as at four other conventions held that same weekend, the Hugo shortlists were announced. The BSFA Award winners for best non-fiction and best short fiction both made that ballot, so their fans will have another opportunity to vote for them, should they wish!

Gollancz did extremely well this year, since they host/publish The SF Encyclopedia as well as The Islanders.

P.S. Please see the BSFA’s apology for the way the awards ceremony worked out.

And lastly, this information has appeared to be sadly missing from this site since the awards were announced. It was in fact here, but only visible from certain pages. Our apologies for that.

BSFA Awards Shortlist Announced

The British Science Fiction Association is delighted to announce the shortlists for the 2011 BSFA Awards. The 2011 awards will be held at Olympus 2012, The 2012 Eastercon, which takes place from 6th – 9th April 2012 at the Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow, London, and will be presented by acclaimed author, John Meaney.

The winner in each of the categories will be presented with a specially commissioned artwork created by Northampton Skulls and Robots artists, Dan Brodie and Lauren Hubbard.

But first, we have to pick the winners.

Members of the BSFA and Eastercon will now have the opportunity to vote on the shortlists.

Advance voting forms will be posted out to BSFA members, who will have until 2nd April 2012 to get their nominations in. They can do that by post, email or online form, ranking each of the nominees according to their personal preference: 1 for favourite, 2 for second favourite etc. They don’t have to rank all nominees and they don’t have to vote in every category. We’ll post on here when the form is available. After 2nd April, the only way to get your voice heard will be to attend the Eastercon and grab a ballot form from your pack or the BSFA desk. Deadline for voting at Eastercon will be 12 noon on the day of the ceremony, the date of which will be confirmed shortly.

As ever, the nominations and questions we have received have shown us that the passion people have for Science Fiction in Britain goes from strength to strength. But how people access their science fiction is evolving… and so we have had some very diverse nominations on the list, from filmed installations and exhibitions to podcasts and pocket books. This year, e-books were a bone of contention, as some members questioned whether we could apply a country of origin to a digital format when considering eligibility for the novel category (which specifies that books must be published in the UK).

This was not our only problematic consideration. What of those works produced in multi-media format? Should they be separated out? Should the nominations be thrown in together?

This year a number of members nominated the British Library’s Out of This World exhibition for the Non-Fiction Award. The Committee has decided that this does not meet the eligibility criteria for the award. However, in recognition of the support it has received and its success in encouraging people to explore and enjoy science fiction (one of the primary purposes of the BSFA Awards) will be giving it the status of Specially Commended. In addition, the accompanying book by Mike Ashley made the shortlist and can still be voted on, along with the other nominees. And the nominees are:

Best Novel

Cyber Circus by Kim Lakin-Smith (Newcon Press)

Embassytown by China Mieville (Macmillan)

The Islanders by Christopher Priest (Gollancz)

By Light Alone by Adam Roberts (Gollancz)

Osama by Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing)

Best Short Fiction

The Silver Wind by Nina Allan (Interzone 233, TTA Press)

The Copenhagen Interpretation by Paul Cornell (Asimov’s, July)

Afterbirth by Kameron Hurley (Kameron Hurley’s own website)

Covehithe by China Mieville (The Guardian)

Of Dawn by Al Robertson (Interzone 235, TTA Press)

Best Non-Fiction

Out of This World: Science Fiction but not as we Know it by Mike Ashley (British Library)

The SF Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition ed. John Clute, Peter Nicholls, David Langford and Graham Sleight (Gollancz website)

Review of Arslan by M J Engh, Abigail Nussbaum (Asking the Wrong Questions blog)

SF Mistressworks, ed. Ian Sales (website)

Pornokitsch, ed. Jared Shurin and Anne Perry (website)

The Unsilent Library: Essays on the Russell T. Davies Era of the New Doctor Who (Foundation Studies in Science Fiction), ed. Graham Sleight, Tony Keen and Simon Bradshaw (Science Fiction Foundation)

Best Art

Cover of Ian Whates’s The Noise Revealed by Dominic Harman (Solaris)

Cover and illustrations of Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls by Jim Kay (Walker)

Cover of Lavie Tidhar’s Osama by Pedro Marques (PS Publishing)

Cover of Liz Williams’s A Glass of Shadow by Anne Sudworth (Newcon Press)

 

Congratulations to all the nominees

BSFA Award 2011 Nominations…so far

BSFA Awards – the nominations so far!

Since the nominations opened officially in September 2011, we have received and checked the following works  – but we need more. Keep sending your nominations in.

Best Novel

Title Author surname Author First Name Publisher
Kings of Eternity Brown Eric Solaris
Heaven’s Shadow Cassutt, Goyer Michael, David S. Tor
The Final Days Gibson Gary Tor
The Ironclad Prophecy Kelleher Pat Abaddon
Cyber Circus Lakin-Smith Kim Newcon Press
Savage City McDougall Sophia Gollancz
Embassy Town Mieville China Macmillan
Mr Fox Oyeyemi Helen Picador
Hell Ship Palmer Phillip Orbit
The Islanders Priest Christopher Gollancz
 The Demi-Monde: Winter Rees Rod Quercus
By Light Alone Roberts Adam Gollancz
The Testament of Jessie Lamb Rogers Jane Sandstone Press
The Noise Revealed Whates Ian Solaris
City of Hope and Despair Whates Ian Angry Robot

 

Best Short Fiction

Title Author surname Author First Name Publication Publisher
The Silver Wind Allen Nina Interzone 233 TTA Press
Smoke City Barzak Christopher Asimov’s (April/May)  
Day 29 Beckett Chris Asimov’s (July)  
Tell Me Everything Butler Chris Interzone 233 TTA Press
The Copenhagen Interpretation Cornell Paul Asimov’s (July)  
Danilo Emshwiller Carole Asimov’s (Sept)  
Widows in the World Grant Gavin J Strange Horizons (2 parts)  
The Man Who Bridged the Mist Johnson Kij Asimov’s (Oct/Nov)  
Tidal Forces Kiernan Caitlin R Eclipse 4 ed. Jonathan Strahan Nightshade Books
Valley of the Girls Link Kelly Subterranean Press  
Tying Knots Liu Ken Clarkesworld #52  
Covehithe Mieville China The Guardian  
A Soldier of the City Moles David Engineering Infinity ed. Jonathan Strahan Solaris
The Thick Night Moraine Sunny Strange Horizons  
Follow That Cathedral! Owens Gareth The Immersion Book of Steampunk Immersion Press
A Response from EST 17 Purdom Tom Asimov’s (April/May)  
Tethered Rivera Mercurio D. Interzone 236 TTA Press
Of Dawn Robertson Al Interzone 235 TTA Press
The Ever-Dreaming Verdict of Plagues Sanford Jason Interzone 236 TTA Press
Corn Teeth Tem Melanie Asimov’s (August)  
Jesus and the Eightfold Path Tidhar Lavie Immersion Press  
A Glass of Shadow Williams Liz A Glass of Shadow Newcon Press

 

Best Non-Fiction

Title Author surname Author First Name Publication Publisher
Out of This World: Science Fiction but not as we Know it Ashley Mike Out of This World: Science Fiction but not as we Know it British Library
Wiscon, Stories and Ontological Blackness Broaddus Maurice Wiscon Chronicles 5, ed. Nisi Shawl  
Fool to Believe: Remarks on Some Short Stories By Pat Cadigan Cheney Matthew Strange Horizons  
Review of Deathless by Catherynne Valente Denault Matt Lingua Fantastika (3 parts)  
In Praise of Joanna Rowling’s Hermione Granger Series Doyle Sadie Global Comment  
Speculative Fiction as Postcolonial Critique in Ghostwritten and Cloud Atlas Dunlop Nicholas David Mitchell: Critical Essays ed. Sarah Dillon Gylphi
Review of The Arthur C Clarke Award shortlist Hartland Dan Strange Horizons (2 parts)  
Review of Arslan by MJ Engh Nussbaum Abigail Asking the Wrong Questions  
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley Roberts Adam SF Mistressworks  
SF Mistressworks Sales Ian SF Mistressworks  
Hyperbolic Futures Shaviro Steven Cascadia Subduction Zone 2  
Moonlight bright as a UFO abduction’: Science Fiction, Present-Future Alienation and Cognitive Mapping Stephenson William David Mitchell: Critical Essays ed. Sarah Dillon Gylphi
Notes From Coode Street Podcast Strahan Jonathan http://www.jonathanstrahan.com.au/wp/  
Remediations of ‘Japan’ in number9dream Tensor Posodas Baryon David Mitchell: Critical Essays ed. Sarah Dillon Gylphi
(Re)Producing the View from Nowhere: a reaction to Wiscon 34’s Reproductive Health Panel Velazquez Maria Wiscon Chronicles 5, ed. Nisi Shawl  

 

Best Art

Title Artist surname ArtistFirst Name Publication Publisher Associated Author
Cover Gay Melissa Jesus and the Eightfold Path Immersion Press Lavie Tidhar
Cover Harbour Charles The Immersion Book of Steampunk Immersion Press  
Cover Harman Dominic The Noise Revealed Solaris Ian Whates
Cover Holland-Keen Vincent SIM Anarchy Books Andy Remic
A Song of Ice and Fire 2012 Calendar Picacio John A Song of Fire and Ice 2012 Calendar Random House George RR Martin
Cover Sudworth Anne A Glass of Shadow Newcon Press Liz Williams
Cover Unknown Unknown By Light Alone Gollancz Adam Roberts
Cover Unknown Unknown After The Apocalypse Small Beer Press Maureen F. McHugh
Cover Unknown Unknown The Dark and Hollow Places Gollancz Carrie Ryan
Cover Unknown Unknown Three Messages and a Warning Small Beer Press eds. Chris Nakashima-Brown and Eduardo Jimenez Mayo
Relics Wagner Richard Interzone 234 TTA Press  

 

Any comments, questions?

We are keen to hear your ideas. Keep in touch via the comments boxes or write to us at awards@bsfa.co.uk

If you have any blogs with awards discussions or spot any Awards stories you think would be of interest to our members, let us know about those too.

BSFA Awards Latest Nominations Update

Nominations are closed in under 2 weeks. Be sure to get your nominations in to us as soon as you can.

Anyway, here’s the list so far…

Best Novel

Kings of Eternity, Eric  Brown (Solaris)

Heaven’s Shadow, Cassutt, Soyer  (Tor)

The Final Days, Gary Gibson (Tor)

The Ironclad Prophecy, Pat Kelleher  (Abaddon)

Cyber Circus, Kim Lakin-Smith  (Newcon Press)

The Age of Odin, James Lovegrove (Solaris)

Savage City, Sophia McDougall (Gollancz)

Embassy Town, China  Mieville (Macmillan)

Mr Fox, Helen Oyeyemi (Picador)

Hell Ship Phillip Palmer (Orbit)

Snuff, Terry Pratchett (Doubleday)

The Islanders, Christopher Priest  (Gollancz)

The Demi-Monde: Winter, Rod Rees (Quercus)

By Light Alone, Adam Roberts (Gollancz)

The Testament of Jessie Lamb, Jane Rogers (Sandstone Press)

The Noise Revealed, Ian Whates (Solaris)

City of Hope and Despair, Ian Whates (Angry Robot)

Best Short Fiction

The Silver Wind, Nina Allen, Interzone 233, TTA Press

Smoke City, Christopher Barzak, Asimov’s (April/May)

Day 29, Chris Beckett, Asimov’s (July)

Chislehurst Messiah, Lauren Beukes, Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse, Jurassic London

Tell me Everything, Chris Butler, Interzone 233, TTA Press

The Copenhagen Interpretation, Paul Cornell, Asimov’s (July)

The Last Man, Jon Courtney Grimwood, Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse, Jurassic London

Danilo, Carole Emshwiller, Asimov’s (September)

And Weep Like Alexander, Neil Gaiman, Fables from the Fountain, Newcon Press

Widows in the World, Gavin J Grant, Strange Horizons (2 parts)

OMG GTFO, S. L. Grey, Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse, Jurassic London

The Incredible Exloding Man, Dave Hutchinson, Solaris Rising:The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction ed. Ian Whates

The Man Who Bridged the Mist , Kij Johnson, Asimov’s (Oct/Nov)

Tidal Forces, Caitlin R Kiernan, Eclipse 4 ed. Jonathan Strahan, Nightshade Books

Valley of the Girls, Kelly Link, Subterranean Press

Tying Knots, Ken Liu, Clarkesworld #52

A Smart Well-Mannered Uprising of the Dead, Ian McDonald,  Solaris Rising:The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction ed. Ian Whates

Covehithe, China Mieville, The Guardian

A Soldier of the City, David Moles, Engineering Infinity ed. Jonathan Strahan, Solaris

The Thick Night, Sunny Moraine, Strange Horizons

Follow That Cathedral!, The Immersion Book of Steampunk, Immersion Press

A Response from EST 17, Tom Purdom, Asimov’s (April/May)

For the Ages, Alastair Reynolds,  Solaris Rising:The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction ed. Ian Whates

Covehithe, China Mieville, The Guardian

 

Tethered, Mercurio D. Rivera, Interzone 236, TTA Press

The 9,000,000,001st Name of God, Adam Roberts, Fables from the Fountain, Newcon Press

The Problem with Time Travel, Adam Roberts,  Solaris Rising:The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction ed. Ian Whates

Covehithe, China Mieville, The Guardian

Of Dawn, Al Robertson, Interzone 235, TTA Press

The Ever-Dreaming Verdict of Plagues, Jason Sanford, Interzone 236, TTA Press

Corn Teeth, Melanie Tem, Asimov’s (August)

Jesus and the Eightfold Path, Lavie Tidhar, Immersion Press

A Glass of Shadow, Liz Williams, A Glass of Shadow, Newcon Press

Best Non-Fiction

 

Out of This World: Science Fiction but not as we Know it , Mike Ashley, Out of This World: Science Fiction but not as we Know it , British Library

In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, Margaret Attwood, Nan A. Talese

The Progress of Text, Chris Beckett, Electronic British Library Journal

Wiscon, Stories and Ontological Blackness, Maurice Broaddus, Wiscon Chronicles 5, ed. Nisi Shawl

Fool to Believe: Remarks on Some Short Stories By Pat Cadigan, Matthew Cheney, Strange Horizons

Review of Deathless by Catherynne Valente, Matt Denault, Lingua Fantastika (3 parts)

In Praise of Joanna Rowling’s Hermione Granger Series, Sadie Doyle, Global Comment

Speculative Fiction as Postcolonial Critique in Ghostwritten and Cloud Atlas, Nicholas Dunlop, David Mitchell: Critical Essays ed. Sarah Dillon, Gylphi

Review of The Arthur C Clarke Award Shortlist, Dan Hartland, Strange Horizons (2 parts)

Supergods, Grant Morrison, Jonathan Cape

Alien Vault: The Definitive Story Behind the Film, Ian Nathan, Aurum Press Ltd

Review of Arslan by MJ Engh, Abigail Nussbaum, Asking the Wrong Questions

Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Adam Roberts, SF Mistressworks

Review of Aurorarama by Jean-Christophe Valtat, Adam Roberts, Strange Horizons.

SF Mistressworks, Ian Sales, SF Mistressworks

Hyperbolic Futures , Steven Shaviro, Cascadia Subduction Zone 2

Pornokitsch, Jared, Shurin, Pornokitsch

Review of The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss, Jared Shurin, Pornokitsch.

‘Moonlight bright as a UFO abduction’: Science Fiction, Present-Future Alienation and Cognitive Mapping, William Stephenson, David Mitchell: Critical Essays ed. Sarah Dillon, Gylphi

Notes From Coode Street Podcast, Jonathan Strahan

Remediations of ‘Japan’ in number9dream, Baryon Tensor Posodas, David Mitchell: Critical Essays ed. Sarah Dillon, Gylphi

(Re)Producing the View from Nowhere: a reaction to Wiscon 34’s Reproductive Health Panel, Maria Velasquez, Wiscon Chronicles 5, ed. Nisi Shawl

Best Art

Cover of Kim Lakin-Smith’s Cyber Circus, Vincent Chong, Newcon Press

Cover of Lavie Tidhar’s Jesus and the Eightfold Path, Melissa, Gay, Immersion Press

Cover of The Immersion Book of Steampunk, Charlie Harbour, Immersion Press

Cover of Ian Whates’ The Noise Revealed, Dominic Harman, Solaris

Moon BBQ, Joey Hifi, Science Museum Summer in Space creative

Cover of Andy Remic’s SIM, Vincent Holland-Keen, Anarchy Books

Cover of Lavie Tidhar’s Osama, Pedro Marques, PS Publishing

A Song of Fire and Ice 2012 Calendar, inspired by George RR Martin, John Picacio, Random House

Cover of Liz Williams’ A Glass of Shadow, Anne Sudoworth, Newcon Press

Cover of Adam Roberts’ By Light Alone, Gollancz

Cover of Maureen F. McHugh’s After the Apocalypse, Small Beer Press

Cover of Carrie Ryan’s The Dark and Hollow Places, Gollancz

Cover of Three Messages and a Warning, eds. Chris Nakashima-Brown and Eduardo Jimenez Mayo , Small Beer Press

Apocalypse is Coming, video, Tate Britain exhibition

Relics in Interzone 234, Richard Wagner, TTA Press

 

All the how-tos are on the same page as always: http://www.bsfa.co.uk/bsfa-awards/