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THE BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION AWARDS

The British Science Fiction Association is delighted to announce the shortlist of nominees for the BSFA Awards, for work published in 2021. The BSFA Awards have been presented annually since 1970. This year marks the launch of a new category, the Best Book for Younger Readers. The awards are voted on by members of the British Science Fiction Association and by the members of the year’s Eastercon, the national science fiction convention, held since 1955. This year’s Eastercon, Reclamation, will be at the Heathrow Raddison Red,  15th- 19th April 2022, where the winners will be announced.

The BSFA Awards ceremony will be free to attend by all members of Eastercon and nominees: details will be released closer to the date. Members of the BSFA will receive a PDF with excerpts of the nominated works via an emailed newsletter in advance of the convention, and a physical copy of the Awards Booklet at a later date. 

We would be delighted if you circulated this shortlist. #BSFAAwards2022

Voting opens Monday 28th February and closes Saturday April 16th.

Voting is now open. Please click on the link below to register your preferences:

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All voting is online. Please note, you will not be able to edit your responses via this form. If you make an error, please email vector.editors@gmail.com

Here is the list of nominees:

Best Book for Younger Readers

The Raven Heir by Stephanie Burgis, Bloomsbury Children's Books

A Snake Falls to Earth, by Darcie Little Badger, Levine Querido

Iron Widow, by Xiran Jay Zhao, Rock the Boat

Redemptor, by Jordan Ifueko, Hot Key Books

The Empty Orchestra, by Elizabeth Priest, Luna Press Publishing

Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep by Philip Reeve, David Fickling Books

Best Novel

A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine, Tor

Blackthorn Winter by Liz Williams, NewCon Press

Purgatory Mount by Adam Roberts, Gollancz

Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky, Tor

Skyward Inn by Aliya Whiteley, Solaris

Green Man's Challenge by Juliet E. McKenna, Wizard's Tower Press

Best Shorter Fiction

‘Fireheart Tiger’ by Aliette de Bodard, Tor.com

‘Light Chaser’ by Peter F. Hamilton, Gareth L. Powell, Tor.com

‘O2 Arena’ by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Galaxy Edge Magazine

‘Things Can Only Get Better’ by Fiona Moore, Abyss & Apex

Best Non-Fiction

Cyberpunk Culture and Psychology: Seeing Through the Mirrorshades, by Anna McFarlane, Routledge

Diverse Futures: Science Fiction and Authors of Color, by Joy Sanchez-Taylor, Ohio State Press

The Anthropocene Unconscious: Climate Catastrophe Culture, by Mark Bould, Verso Books

Worlds Apart: Worldbuilding in Fantasy and Science Fiction, ed. Francesca T. Barbini, Luna Publishing

Octothorpe Podcast, by John Coxon, Alison Scott, and Liz Batty, Octothorpe

Science Fiction and the Pathways out of the COVID Crisis, by Val Nolan, The Polyphony

Best Artwork

Cover of Eugen Bacon's Danged BlackThing, by Peter Lo / Kara Walker, Transit Lounge Publishing

Cover of Eugen Bacon's Saving Shadows, by Elena BettiS, NewCon Press

Cover of Suyi Davies Okungbowa's Son of the Storm, by Dan dos Santos / Lauren Panepinto, Orbit

Cover of Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (ed.)’sThe Year's Best African Speculative Fiction, by Maria Spada

Glasgow Green Woman by Iain Clark, Glasgow2024


   


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