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The British Science Fiction Association is delighted to announce the longlists of nominees for the BSFA Awards, for work published in 2023. The BSFA Awards have been presented annually since 1970. 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, Levitation, will be at the Telford Internationa Centre , 29th  March to 1st April 2024, where the winners will be announced.

We would be delighted if you circulated this longlist. #BSFAAwards2023

BSFA members may vote for up to four nominations in each category to proceed to the shortlists. The voting form is available here

Voting is open to all BSFA members. You can select up to four works per category. Voting will close at 23:59 on the 20th of February. 

Best Audio Fiction

 Title  Author  Publisher  Link
Drabblecast, The Pigeon Michelle Knudsen.

Five Foot Six & Two-Fifteen Breathing Space

Made of You Nick Petrou

Simultaneous Times Podcast, Episode 67 Jenna Hanchey & Abigail Guerrero Space Cowboy

Snotty Antoinette Rydyr

Summer of George Sam Rebelein

The Dex Legacy Emily Inkpen Alternative Stories & Fake Realities

The downloaded Rob Sawyer

The Lighthouse Used to Have Keepers Rachel Unger at

Welcome to Night Vale, Carlos Explained

Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

When a Portal Comes Around Rick Danforth

Best Artwork

 Title  Artist(s)  Link
Collaboration: Web(s) of Life Tomás Saraceno

Cover and interior art of Mothersound the Sauutiverse anthology

Stephen Embleton and Akintoba Kalejaye

Cover Art - A Woman of the Sword Stas Borodin

Cover Art - Walking Practice Dolki Min

Cover art for Languages of Water John Jennings

Cover art for soul taken Dan desantos

Cover art of The Alphabet of Pinaa: An AI Reinvents Zerself on an Inhabited Moon Juliana Pinho

Cover Illustration of Frontier Alyssa Winans

Cover art for Danged Black Thing   Elena Betti
Cover of Descendent Machine Julia Lloyd

Cover of Jewel Box Christine Kim:

Cover of Prophet

Cover of The Surviving Sky Leo Nickolls

Cover of The Terraformers Raphael Lacoste

Covert art of The Hunters Gavin Reece

FASHION FICTIONS in Vancouver Art Gallery

Curated by Stephanie Rebick,  Amber-Dawn Bear Robe, Siobhan McCracken Nixon.

Interzone 295 - illustrations for Strung Along in Seaforth Vinayak Varma

It's Jeff! G Gurihiru


Physic-AI Garden Anna Dumitriu & Alex May

Texture of Silence (Illustrated prose poetry) Steve Simpson

The Fishery Emma Howitt

The November Room or Leaving the Labyrinth Emma Howitt

The Panharmonion Chronicles Henry Chebaane

UVA — Synchronicity at 180 the strand

Robert del Naja of Massive Attack, choreographer Dana Gingras and bioacoustician Bernie Krause

Zahara Boards Art on Illumicrate Edition Sija Hong

Best Collection

 Title  Author/Editor  Publisher  Link
A Taste of Darkness Various Scholastic

Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction 2022 Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Eugen Bacon, Milton Davis Arc Manor

Best of World SF: Volume 3 Lavie Tidhar Bloomsbury

Between Dystopias: The Road to Afropantheology Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Joshua Uchenna Omenga Arc Manor

Beyond Between David Viner Viva Djinn (Horde) Publishing
Bioluminescent: A Lunarpunk Anthology Justine Norton-Kerston Android Press

Caged Ocean Dub Dare Segun Falowo Tartarus Press

Corroding the Now Francis Gene-Rowe, Stephen Mooney and Richard Parker Crater Press

Dark Stars: Sci-Fi Horror Drabbles Editor, Eric Fomley Shacklebound
Dead Man and Other Stories Gene Wolf Subterranean Press

Drinking From Graveyard Wells Yvette Ndlovu University of Kentucky

Eclectic Dreams: A Milford Anthology Various Kristell Ink

Embroidered Worlds Valya Dudycz Lupescu, Olha Brylova, and Iryna Pasko, editor Atthis Arts

Extracting Humanity Stephen Oram Orchid's Latern

Fighting for the Future: Cyberpunk and Solarpunk Tales Phoebe Wagner Android Press

Guerrilla Mural of A Siren Song Ernest Hogan Amazon

Gunflower Laura Jean McKay Scribe UK
Have You Seen the Moon Tonight? & Other Rumors Jonathan Louis Duckworth Journal Stone

Hit Parade of Tears Izumi Suzuki Verso

Indie YA Bites Various Silversun books

Infinite Constellations: An Anthology of Identity Culture and Speculative Conjunctions Khadijah Queen and Kiini Ibura Salaam (eds) University of Alabama Press

Jackal, Jackal Tobi Ogundiran Undertow Publications

Jewel Box E. Lily Yu Erewhon

Judge Dredd: The Darkest Judge (graphic novel - collection of linked strips)

Various Rebellion

Languages of Water Editor, Eugen Bacon MVMedia

Like Smoke Like Light Yukimi Ogawa Mythic Delirium

Luminescent Machinations Rhiannon Rasmussen and dave ring (Eds) Neon Hemlock

Michael Butterworth - Complete Poems 1965-2020 Michael Butterworth Space Cowboy Books

Mothersound: The Sauútiverse Anthology Edited by Wole Talabi Android Press

Multiverses: An Anthology of Alternate Realities Edited by Preston Grassman Titan Books

Never Whistle at Night Editors, Shane Hawk, Theodore C Van Alst Jr Penguin
New Suns 2 Editor, Nisi Shawl Rebellion

No One Will Come Back For Us Premee Mohamed Undertow

Promise Christi Nogle Flame Tree Press

Read, Scream, Repeat Jennifer Killick Reach

Rhapsody of the Spheres Juliana Rew Third Flat Iron Publishing

Rosalind's Siblings: Fiction and Poetry Celebrating Scientists of Marginalized Genders Bogi Takács (ed) Atthis Arts

Simultaneous Times Vol.3 Editor, Jean-Paul L. Garnier Space Cowboy Books

Strange Attractors Jaine Fenn Newcon Press

Ten Planets Yuri Herrera And Other Stories

The Best of British Science Fiction 2022 Edited by Donna Scott Newcon Press

The Inconsolables Michael Wehunt Bad Hand Books

The Shadow Galaxy J Dianne Dotson Trepidatio

The Skin Thief Suzan Palumbo Neon Hemlock

The Wolfe at the Door Gene Wolfe MacMillan

Twelve All in Dread: The Twelfth Witch and Other Stories Juliana Rew Sophont Press

Where Rivers Go To Die Dilman Dila Rosarium Publishing

Wolves and Girls Maria Haskins Brain Jar Press

Worlds Long Lost Christopher Ruocchio Baen

Writing the Future Editors, Dan Coxon and Richard V. Hirst Dead Ink Books

You Are My Sunshine Octavia Cade Stelliform Press

Best Non-Fiction (Long)

 Title  Author  Publisher  Link
A City on Mars Kelly and Zach Weinersmith Particular Books

A Traveller in Time: The Critical Practice of Maureen Kincaid Speller Nina Allan, editor Luna Press

All These Worlds Niall Harrison Briardene

An Introduction to Fantasy Matthew Sangster Cambridge University Press

Blake's 7 Production Diary Series A Jonathan Helm Cult Edge

Corroding the Now: Poetry + Science|SF Francis Gene Rowe, Stephen Mooney, Richard Parker Crater Press

David Whitaker in an Exciting Adventure in Television Simon Guerrier Miwk Publishing Ltd

Destination Time Travel Steve Nallon & Dick Fiddy Luath Press

Ex Marginalia: Essays on Writing Speculative Fiction by Persons of Color Chinelo Onwualu Hydra House

Fear of Seeing: A Poetics of Chinese Science Fiction Mingwei Song Columbia University Press

Follow Me: Religion in Fantasy and Science Fiction  Francesca T Barbini Luna Press

I Am the Law Michael Molcher Rebellion

Realms of Imagination: Essays from the Wide Worlds of Fantasy Tanya Kirk and Matthew Sangster British Library Publishing

Science Fiction Cinema in the Twenty-First Century: Transnational Futures Cosmopolitan Concerns Routledge

Selected Non-Fiction 1962-2007 J.G.. Ballard Editor Mark Blacklock MIT Press

Spec Fic for Newbies: A Beginner's Guide to Writing Subgenres of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Tiffani Angus and Val Nolan Luna Press

The Expanse Expanded Jamie Woodcock Red Futures

The Female Man: Eastercon talk Farah Mendlesohn n/a

The Historical Dictionary of Fantasy Literature Allen Stroud Rowman and Littlefield

The Weird Tales Boys Stephen Jones Drugstore Indian Press (PS Publishing)

Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea Timothy S Miller Palgrave MacMillan

We're Falling Through Space J. David Reed 404Ink

Wish I Was Here M John Harrison Serpent's Tail

Writing the Future edited Dan Coxon and Richard V. Hirst Dead Ink Books

BesT Novel

 Title  Author  Publisher  Link
A Market of Dreams and Destiny Trip Gailey Titan Books

A Second Chance For Yesterday R.A. Sinn Solaris

A Woman of the Sword Anna Smith Spark Luna Press

Airside Christopher Priest Gollancz

All the Hollow of the Sky Kit Whitfield Jo Fletcher Books

Bridge Lauren Beukes Penguin

Cahokia Jazz Frances Spufford Faber

Conquest Nina Allan Hachette

Creation Node Stephen Baxter Gollancz

Descendant Machine Gareth L. Powell Titan Books

Dragonfall L R Lam Hachette

Frontier Grace Curtiss Hachette

Gods of the Wyrd Wood R J Barker Orbit

Hel’s Eight Stark Holborn Titan Books

HIM Geoff Ryman Angry Robot

Hopeland Ian Macdonald Gollancz

In Ascension Martin MacInnes Atlantic Books

Infinity Gate M.R. Carey Orbit

Inkbloom E.D.E. Bell Atthis Arts

Julia Sandra Newman HaperCollins

Lamb Matt Hill Dead Ink Books

Lords of Uncreation Adrian Tchaikovsky Pan MacMillan

Lorraine Wilson Mother Sea Fairlight

Malevolent Seven Sebastien de Castell Jo Fletcher Books

Mimicking of Known Successes Malka Older Tordotcom

More Perfect Temi Oh Simon and Schuster

One Eve Smith Orenda Book

Orbital Samantha Harvey Jonathan Cape

Perilous Times Thomas D Lee Hachette

Prompt Excursion Lewis S Kingston Positive Wave Print
Refractions MV Melcer Storm Publishing

Rose House Arkady Martine Subterranean Press

Season of Skulls Charles Stross Orbit

Shigidi And The Brass Head Of Obalufon Wole Talabi Gollancz

Sinister Book sellers of bath Garth Nix Gollancz

Sleep no more Seanan McGuire Penguin

Some Desperate Glory Emily Tesh

Starling House Alix E Harrow Pan MacMillan

Starter Villain John Scalzi tordotcom

Talonsister Jen Williams Titan Books

The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafii Shannon Chakraborty Harper Voyager

The Archive Undying Emma Mieko Camden Tordotcom

The Circumference of the World Lavie Tidhar PS Publishing

The Death I Gave Him Em X. Liu Solaris

The Disinformation War SJ Groenewegen Goldsmiths University Press

The First Bright Thing R. Dawson Pan MacMillan

The Fractured Dark Megan E. O'Keefe Orbit

The Future Naomi Alderman 4th Estate

The Green Man's Quarry Juliet McKenna Wizard Tower Press

The Infinite Ada Hoffmann Angry Robot

The Master of Samar Melissa Scott Candlemark and Gleam

The Narrow Road Between Desires Patrick Rothfuss Gollancz

The Pollutant Speaks Alex Cochran Bee Orchid Press

The Red Hairband Catherine Greene Guernica Editions

The Saint of Bright Doors Vajra Chandrasekera Tordotcom

The Space Between Us Doug Johnstone Orenda Book

The Surviving Sky Kritika H. Rao Titan Books

The Valkyrie Kate Heartfield Harper Collins

The Water Outlaws S.L. Huang Solaris

These Burning Stars Bethany Jacobs Orbit

Titanium Noir Nick Harkaway Corsair

Translation State Ann Leckie Orbit

Warrior of the Wind Suyi Davies Okungbowa Orbit

Witch King Martha Wells Tordotcom

Yellowface R F Kuang The Borough Press

Best Short Fiction

 Title  Author  Publisher  Link
A Little Seasoning Neil Williamson Interzone Digital

A Small Bloody Gift by Naomi Day Fiyah #25 Fiyah

A Touch of the Grape Sharon Diane King Third Flatiron

A Wonder of Nature In Need of Killing VG Campen

Adtatter Love Stephen Oram Extracting Humanity

Advice for Aspiring Cartographers Avra Margariti Baffling Magazine - October 2023

AI Aboard the Golden Parrot Louise Hughes Clarkesworld

An Eternal Amanuensis Jo Lindsay Walton Criptörök

And All the Fields Below Sarah Grey Lightspeed

And The Crowd Goes Phoenix Alexander Arcturus

Another Country Rachael Cupp Interzone

Bird-Girl Builds a Machine Hannah Yang Clarkesworld

Blowout Wole Talabi Analog Science Fiction and Fact

British teleportation Rick Danforth Flashpoint SF

Celeronian Natives Kanishk Tantia The Dread Machine

Changing of the Guard Taylor Dye Podcasts from 3F

Copper Jendia Gammon Interzone

Euterpe Maureen Bowden Tangent Online

Hinoeuma Fábio Fernandes IZ Digital

His Monstrous Cloaca Addison Smith Stupefying Stories

How to Raise a Kraken in Your Bathtub P. Djèlí Clark Uncanny

I Think About You Only Louder Jordan Kurella Heartlines Spec - February 2023

Imagine: Purple-Haired Girl Shooting Down the Moon Angela Liu Clarkesworld

Interstate Mohinis M.L. Krishnan Diabolical Plots - June 2023

Italic & Bold Dan Peacock Heartlines Spec - February 2023

Judge Dredd Risk Assessment Mike Carroll 2000AD

Killtopia Volume 5 Dave Cook BHP Comics

Lady Koi Koi: A book Report Suyi Davies Okungbowa Apex Magazine

Lost in Transcription Abigail Guerrero Radon Journal

Morag's boy Fiona moore Clarkesworld

Notes from a trans-inclusive gender apocalypse Ember Randall Cast of Wonders

Of Dark That Bites Jess Whitecroft

On Planetary Palliative Care Thomas Ha IZ Digital

Our Lady of the Void Hesper Leveret Interzone

Paperweight Eugen Bacon & Clare Rhoden This Fresh Hell

Patient Diplomacy Rick Danforth Stupefying Stories Showcase

PAYMENT UNKIND Andrew Leon Hudson Dark Matter Magazine Issue 16

Poets of Painswick Kate Francia Augur

Quantum Love Sylvia Heike Flash Fiction Onlien

Saturdays Song Wole Talabi Lightspeed

See That My Grave is Kept Clean by Kyle Akers

Seven Irrational Things Matt Mordecai Softstar

Sfumato' Alexander Glass Interzone 296

Sina the Child with No Echo Eugen Bacon (Mothersound) Mothersound

Six Ways to Get Past the Shadow Shogun's Goons and One Thing to Do When You Get There Stewart Baker Escape Pod

Soyinka's Memory Stephen Embleton The Shallow Tales Review

Spring Woods Spring B Pladek Strange Horizons

Stealing From Titans Michael Cobley ParSec #8

Strung Along in Seaforth Jonathan Laidlow Interzone #295

Such Is My Idea Of Happiness David Goodman Clarkesworld #205

Taking Turns Stephen Embleton Languages of Water

The Building Across the Street RT Ester Interzone #294

The Grove's Lament Tobias S Buckell Mothersound

The King's Ending Louise Hughes Hexagon

The Madding Nuzo Onoh Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

The Naismith and the Wild Boy David Gullen Parsec #7

The Perfect Union of Julianna L Chan IZ Digital

The Pet of Olodumare Joshua Uchenna Omenga & Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki Fantasy and Science Fiction

The Rafting of Jorge Santa Cruz Adelehin Ijasan IZ Digital

The Spoil Heap Fiona Moore Clarkesworld

The Sport of Snails F.J. Bergmann Space Cowboy Books

The Stellar Instrument Brandon Case Third Flatiron

The Story That Never Was Brent A. Harris Space Cowoby Books

The Strangefolk Nana Afadua Ofori-Atta Omenana

The Time Traveller's Cookbook Angela Liu Cast of Wonders

The Way of Baa'gh Cheryl S Ntumy Mothersound

The White Road Kelly Link White Cat, Black Dog

Things Most Meaningful P. A. Cornell'd%20open%20the%20box,it%20empty%20all%20the%20time.

This is How We Save Them Deji Bryce Olukotun Life Beyond Us

Those Last Days of Summer Laura Jean McKay Collected in Gunflower

Turf War 2200 Matthew Sanborn Smith Space Cowboy Books

Upgrade Day RJ Taylor Clarkesworld

Want Itself is a Treasure in Heaven Theodora Ward Uncanny Magazine - May/June 2023

We are a little hotel Ai Jiang Interzone

We Are Only Ourselves' Alex Penland Interzone 296

We the Ones Who Raised Sam Gowers from the Dead Cynthia Zhang

Best Short Non Fiction

(For short stories and their equivalent)

A Brief History of New Worlds in Four Forms Tom Dillon Foundation

A Not-So-Swiftly Tilting Planet: Global Inequities In SFF Publishing Ng Yi-Sheng Strange Horizons

A Political History of the Future: The Tech Billionaire Abiail Nussbaum Lawyers and Guns Review

Dominant Themes in Afro-Centric Fiction Eugen Bacon Aurealis

Exposition Tax: The hidden burden of writing from the marginsby Suyi Davies Okungbowa Hydra House

In Search of Green Overshoots Niall Harrison Strange Horizons

Introduction to Afropantheology Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki & Joshua Uchenna Omenga Public Books

It Can’t Rain All the Time: The Crow and Masculinity Jordan Kurella Psychopomp

Making Breaking and Extraction: an exploration of bodies and time in SFF Shinjini Dey Strange Horizons

Prisoners In The Temple Of The Muses Wole Talabi Anciillary Review of Books

Project Management Lessons from Rogue One Fiona Moore Personal blog

Search of Green Overshoots Niall Harrison Strange Horizons

Tech Billionaires Need to Stop Trying to Make the Science Fiction They Grew Up on Real Scientific American Charles Stross Scientific American is Dead, Long Live the Year's Best Niall Harrison LA Review of books

Weaving the Rainbow: Worldbuilding and SF Gautam Bhatia Bombay Literary Magazine

Best Shorter Fiction

(For novellas, novelettes and other works that are not novel length).

 Title  Author Publisher  Link
A Feast for Flies Leigh Harlen Dancing Star Press

A Necessary Chaos Brent Lambert Neon Hemlock

And Put Away Childish Things Adrian Tchakovsky Rebellion Publishing

Axiom of Dreams Arula Ratnakar Clarkesworld

Broken Paradise Eugen Bacon Luna Press

Defective Peter Watts Life Beyond Us

Emergent Properties Aimee Ogden Tordotcom

Europa Allen Stroud Flame Tree Press

Hamlet - Prince of Robots M. Darusha Wehm In Potentia Press

Hero's Choice Merc Fenn Wolfmoor Robot Dinosaur

I am AI Ai Jiang Shortwave Publishing

Land of The Awaiting Birth

Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki & Joshua Uchenna Omenga.

Little Nothing Dee Holloway Queen of Swords Press

Miasma Jess Hislop Luna Press

Off Time Jive A.Z. Louise Neon Hemlock

Pluralities by Avi Silver Atthis Arts

Rose/House Arkady Martine Subterranean Press

Telling the Bees Emma Leadey Newcon Press

The Book of Gaheris Kari Sperring Newcon Press

The Iron Children Rebecca Fraimow Solaris

The Lies We Tell Ourselves L K Kitney Luna Press

The Midas Rain Adam Roberts NeoText

The Navigating Fox Christopher Rowe tordotcom

The Panharmonion Chronicles Henry Chebaane Supanova Media

The Scourge Between Stars Ness Brown Nightfire

The Window in the Forest Seán Padraic Birnie Interzone

To The Woman in the Pink Hat LaToya Jordan (Aqueduct Press) Acquduct Press

Undulation Stephen Embleton Mothersound: The Sauútiverse Anthology

Where the God-Knives Tread A.L. Goldfuss Lightspeed

Best Fiction for Younger Readers

 Title  Author  Publisher  Link
A Song of Salvation Alechia Dow Inkyard

City of Vicious Night Claire Winn Flux

Mindbreaker Kate Dylan Hodder & Stoughton

spell bound FT Lukans Simon & Schuster

The Inn at the Amethyst Lantern J Dianne Dotson Android Press

The Library of Broken Worlds Alaya Dawn Johnson Harpercollins

vivi conway and the sword of legend Lizzie Huxley Jones Round Table Books

We Who Are Forged In Fire Kate Murray Hardie Grant

 BSFA Finalist    BSFA Winner


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