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THE BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION AWARDS

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.

https://www.drabblecast.org/2023/07/21/drabblecast-476-the-pigeon/

Five Foot Six & Two-Fifteen Breathing Space

https://breathingspace.lawofnames.com/#season3

Made of You Nick Petrou PseudoPod.org

https://pseudopod.org/category/podcasts/flash/

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

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/spacecowboybooks/episodes/2023-09-15T00_07_58-07_00

Snotty Antoinette Rydyr PseudoPod.org

https://pseudopod.org/2023/07/14/pseudopod-874-flash-on-the-borderlands-lxvii-ichthyic/

Summer of George Sam Rebelein PseudoPod.org

https://pseudopod.org/2023/10/24/pseudopod-888-flash-on-the-borderlands-lxviii-actualization/

The Dex Legacy Emily Inkpen Alternative Stories & Fake Realities

https://www.thedexlegacy.com/

The downloaded Rob Sawyer

https://www.fantasticfiction.com/s/robert-j-sawyer/downloaded.htm

The Lighthouse Used to Have Keepers Rachel Unger at PseudoPod.org

https://pseudopod.org/2023/02/03/pseudopod-851-flash-on-the-borderlands-lxiv-purification/

Welcome to Night Vale, Carlos Explained

Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni1j94eqDl0

When a Portal Comes Around Rick Danforth

https://upbeattales.com/episodes/2023/when-a-portal-comes-around/

Best Artwork

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

https://www.serpentinegalleries.org/visit/plan-your-visit-tomas-saraceno-in-collaboration-webs-of-life/

Cover and interior art of Mothersound the Sauutiverse anthology

Stephen Embleton and Akintoba Kalejaye

https://www.android-press.com/product-page/mothersound-the-sau%C3%BAtiverse-anthology-paperback

Cover Art - A Woman of the Sword Stas Borodin

https://www.grimdarkmagazine.com/exclusive-cover-reveal-for-a-woman-of-the-sword-by-anna-smith-spark/

Cover Art - Walking Practice Dolki Min

https://www.harpercollins.com/products/walking-practice-dolki-min?variant=41000149844002

Cover art for Languages of Water John Jennings

https://www.mvmediaatl.com/product-page/languages-of-water

Cover art for soul taken Dan desantos

https://www.dandossantos.com/the-making-of-soul-taken

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

https://interzone.digital/the-alphabet-of-pinaa-an-ai-reinvents-zerself-on-an-inhabited-moon/

Cover Illustration of Frontier Alyssa Winans

https://www.hachette.co.uk/titles/grace-curtis/frontier/9781529390520/

Cover art for Danged Black Thing   Elena Betti https://www.apexbookcompany.com/products/danged-black-thing
Cover of Descendent Machine Julia Lloyd

https://titanbooks.com/70278-descendant-machine/

Cover of Jewel Box Christine Kim:

https://www.erewhonbooks.com/our-books/jewel-box-stories-e-lily-yu

Cover of Prophet

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/454038/prophet-by-blache-helen-macdonald-and-sin/9781787334298

Cover of The Surviving Sky Leo Nickolls

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/731185/the-surviving-sky-by-kritika-h-rao/

Cover of The Terraformers Raphael Lacoste

https://argonautbooks.co.uk/product/the-terraformers/

Covert art of The Hunters Gavin Reece

https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/2023/01/the-hunters-by-david-wragg-cover-reveal-and-qa/

FASHION FICTIONS in Vancouver Art Gallery

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

https://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/exhibitions/fashion-fictions

Interzone 295 - illustrations for Strung Along in Seaforth Vinayak Varma

https://mixtape.in/iz295

It's Jeff! G Gurihiru

https://www.marvel.com/comics/issue/108192/its_jeff_1_2023_1

PHASE SHIFTING INDEX Jeremy Shaw

https://thepolygon.ca/exhibition/jeremy-shaw-phase-shifting-index

Physic-AI Garden Anna Dumitriu & Alex May

https://annadumitriu.co.uk/portfolio/capable-project-residency/

Texture of Silence (Illustrated prose poetry) Steve Simpson

https://www.independentlegions.com/store/p584/texture.html

The Fishery Emma Howitt

https://interzone.digital/the-fishery

The November Room or Leaving the Labyrinth Emma Howitt

https://interzone.digital/the-november-room-or-leaving-the-labyrinth

The Panharmonion Chronicles Henry Chebaane

https://www.panharmonion.com/

UVA — Synchronicity at 180 the strand

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

https://www.180studios.com/uva

Zahara Boards Art on Illumicrate Edition Sija Hong

https://www.illumicrate.com/past-boxes/hidden-magic

Best Collection

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

https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/products/A-Taste-of-Darkness-9780702329173

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

https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/book/307794

Best of World SF: Volume 3 Lavie Tidhar Bloomsbury

https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/best-of-world-sf-9781804548035/

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

https://www.publishersweekly.com/9781647100841

Beyond Between David Viner Viva Djinn (Horde) Publishing  https://www.vivadjinn.com/products/BEYONDBETWEEN
Bioluminescent: A Lunarpunk Anthology Justine Norton-Kerston Android Press

https://www.android-press.com/product-page/bioluminescent-a-lunarpunk-anthology

Caged Ocean Dub Dare Segun Falowo Tartarus Press

http://www.tartaruspress.com/falowo-caged-ocean-dub.html

https://www.android-press.com/product-page/caged-ocean-dub-paperback

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

https://www.veerbooks.com/filter/veer-books/Corroding-the-Now-anthology

Dark Stars: Sci-Fi Horror Drabbles Editor, Eric Fomley Shacklebound https://rb.gy/jkncj7
Dead Man and Other Stories Gene Wolf Subterranean Press

https://www.amazon.com.au/Dead-Man-Other-Horror-Stories/dp/1645241203

Drinking From Graveyard Wells Yvette Ndlovu University of Kentucky

https://www.kentuckypress.com/9780813196978/drinking-from-graveyard-wells/

Eclectic Dreams: A Milford Anthology Various Kristell Ink

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eclectic-Dreams-Anthology-Neil-Gaiman/dp/1913562425

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

https://www.atthisarts.com/product/embroidered-worlds/

Extracting Humanity Stephen Oram Orchid's Latern

https://orchidslantern.com/2023/05/03/extracting-humanity/

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

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fighting-Future-Cyberpunk-Solarpunk-Tales-ebook/dp/B0C97H9NZ7

Guerrilla Mural of A Siren Song Ernest Hogan Amazon

https://www.amazon.co.uk/GUERRILLA-MURAL-SIRENS-SONG-Science-ebook/dp/B0CLKZCNHM/

Gunflower Laura Jean McKay Scribe UK https://scribepublications.co.uk/books-authors/books/gunflower-9781915590343
Have You Seen the Moon Tonight? & Other Rumors Jonathan Louis Duckworth Journal Stone

https://journalstone.com/bookstore/have-you-seen-the-moon-tonight/

Hit Parade of Tears Izumi Suzuki Verso

https://www.versobooks.com/en-gb/products/2664-hit-parade-of-tears

Indie YA Bites Various Silversun books

https://www.silversunbooks.com/post/ya-special-issue

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

https://www.uapress.ua.edu/9781573661980/infinite-constellations/

Jackal, Jackal Tobi Ogundiran Undertow Publications

https://undertowpublications.com/shop/jackal-jackal

Jewel Box E. Lily Yu Erewhon

https://www.erewhonbooks.com/our-books/jewel-box-stories-e-lily-yu

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

Various Rebellion

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/GRN837

Languages of Water Editor, Eugen Bacon MVMedia

https://www.mvmediaatl.com/product-page/languages-of-water

Like Smoke Like Light Yukimi Ogawa Mythic Delirium

https://mythicdelirium.com/9098

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

https://www.neonhemlock.com/luminescent-machinations

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

https://bookshop.org/p/books/complete-poems-1965-2020-first-hardback-michael-butterworth/19442423

Mothersound: The Sauútiverse Anthology Edited by Wole Talabi Android Press

https://www.android-press.com/product-page/mothersound-the-sau%C3%BAtiverse-anthology-ebook

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

https://titanbooks.com/71177-multiverses-an-anthology-of-alternate-realities/

Never Whistle at Night Editors, Shane Hawk, Theodore C Van Alst Jr Penguin https://rb.gy/2jh9yi
New Suns 2 Editor, Nisi Shawl Rebellion

https://rebellionpublishing.com/product/new_suns_2/

No One Will Come Back For Us Premee Mohamed Undertow

https://undertowpublications.com/shop/no-one-will-come-back-for-us

Promise Christi Nogle Flame Tree Press

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Promise/Christi-Nogle/9781787588127

Read, Scream, Repeat Jennifer Killick Reach

https://www.harperreach.com/products/read-scream-repeat-9780008527808/

Rhapsody of the Spheres Juliana Rew Third Flat Iron Publishing

https://thirdflatiron.com/

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

https://www.amazon.com/Rosalinds-Siblings-Celebrating-Scientists-Marginalized-ebook/dp/B0CH5L7WZ1

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

http://tinyurl.com/bddfwmzf

Strange Attractors Jaine Fenn Newcon Press

http://www.newconpress.co.uk/info/book.asp?id=228&referer=Catalogue

Ten Planets Yuri Herrera And Other Stories

https://www.andotherstories.org/ten-planets/

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

http://www.newconpress.co.uk/info/book.asp?id=227&referer=Catalogue

The Inconsolables Michael Wehunt Bad Hand Books

https://badhandbooks.com/store-2/the-inconsolables

The Shadow Galaxy J Dianne Dotson Trepidatio

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shadow-Galaxy-J-Dianne-Dotson/dp/1685100686

The Skin Thief Suzan Palumbo Neon Hemlock

https://www.neonhemlock.com/books/skin-thief-suzan-palumbo

The Wolfe at the Door Gene Wolfe MacMillan

https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250846204/thewolfeatthedoor

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

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Twelve-All-Dread-Twelfth-Stories-ebook/dp/B0BQFVDQT9

Where Rivers Go To Die Dilman Dila Rosarium Publishing

http://rosariumpublishing.com/novels/where-rivers-go-to-die.html

Wolves and Girls Maria Haskins Brain Jar Press

https://www.brainjarpress.com/product/wolves-girls-other-dark-gems/

Worlds Long Lost Christopher Ruocchio Baen

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Worlds-Long-Lost/Christopher-Ruocchio/9781982193119

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

https://deadinkbooks.com/product/writingthefuture/

You Are My Sunshine Octavia Cade Stelliform Press

https://www.stelliform.press/index.php/product/you-are-my-sunshine-and-other-stories-by-octavia-cade/


Best Non-Fiction (Long)

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

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/318993/a-city-on-mars-by-weinersmith-kelly-and-zach/9780241454930

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

https://www.lunapresspublishing.com/product-page/a-traveller-in-time-the-critical-practice-of-maureen-kincaid-speller

All These Worlds Niall Harrison Briardene

https://briardenebooks.uk/shop/

An Introduction to Fantasy Matthew Sangster Cambridge University Press

https://www.cambridgebookshop.co.uk/products/an-introduction-to-fantasy

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

https://downthetubes.net/charity-blakes-7-first-series-production-diary-set-for-release-this-weekend/

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

https://www.amazon.co.uk/CORRODING-NOW-POETRY-SCIENCE-SF/dp/1911567462

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

https://tenacrefilms.bigcartel.com/product/david-whitaker-in-an-exciting-adventure-with-television

Destination Time Travel Steve Nallon & Dick Fiddy Luath Press

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Destination-Time-Travel-Steve-Nallon/dp/1804251011

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

https://hydrahousebooks.com/catalog/ex-marginalia/

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

https://cup.columbia.edu/book/fear-of-seeing/9780231204439

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

https://www.lunapresspublishing.com/product-page/follow-me-religion-in-fantasy-and-science-fiction

I Am the Law Michael Molcher Rebellion

https://rebellionpublishing.com/product/i_am_the_law_how_judge_dredd_predicted_our_future/

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

https://shop.bl.uk/products/realms-of-imagination

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

https://www.routledge.com/Science-Fiction-Cinema-in-the-Twenty-First-Century-Transnational-Futures/Gmez-Muoz/p/book/9780367759063

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

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Selected-Nonfiction-1962-2007-J-Ballard/dp/0262048329

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

https://www.lunapresspublishing.com/product-page/spec-fic-for-newbies

The Expanse Expanded Jamie Woodcock Red Futures

https://www.redfuturesmag.com/the-expanse-expanded/

The Female Man: Eastercon talk Farah Mendlesohn n/a

https://farahmendlesohn.com/2023/07/06/eastercon-2023-talk-the-female-man/

The Historical Dictionary of Fantasy Literature Allen Stroud Rowman and Littlefield

http://tinyurl.com/4vr5absy

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

http://tinyurl.com/45h4x3r8

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

https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-24640-1

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

https://www.404ink.com/store/inklings-were-falling-through-space

Wish I Was Here M John Harrison Serpent's Tail

https://serpentstail.com/work/wish-i-was-here/

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

https://deadinkbooks.com/product/writingthefuture/


BesT Novel

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

https://titanbooks.com/71339-a-market-of-dreams-and-destiny/

A Second Chance For Yesterday R.A. Sinn Solaris

https://rebellionpublishing.com/product/a_second_chance_for_yesterday/

A Woman of the Sword Anna Smith Spark Luna Press

https://www.lunapresspublishing.com/product-page/a-woman-of-the-sword-pb

Airside Christopher Priest Gollancz

https://www.gollancz.co.uk/titles/christopher-priest/airside/9781399608831/

All the Hollow of the Sky Kit Whitfield Jo Fletcher Books

https://www.hachette.co.uk/titles/kit-whitfield/all-the-hollow-of-the-sky/9781529414967/


Bridge Lauren Beukes Penguin

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/289085/bridge-by-beukes-lauren/9780718182823

Cahokia Jazz Frances Spufford Faber

https://www.faber.co.uk/product/9780571336876-cahokia-jazz/

Conquest Nina Allan Hachette

https://www.hachette.co.uk/titles/nina-allan/conquest/9781529420777/

Creation Node Stephen Baxter Gollancz

https://store.gollancz.co.uk/products/creation-node

Descendant Machine Gareth L. Powell Titan Books

https://titanbooks.com/70278-descendant-machine/

Dragonfall L R Lam Hachette

https://www.hachette.co.uk/titles/l-r-lam/dragonfall/9781399715508/

Frontier Grace Curtiss Hachette

https://www.hachette.co.uk/titles/grace-curtis/frontier/9781529390520/

Gods of the Wyrd Wood R J Barker Orbit

https://rb.gy/o6r522

Hel’s Eight Stark Holborn Titan Books

https://titanbooks.com/71174-hels-eight/

HIM Geoff Ryman Angry Robot

https://angryrobotbooks.com/books/him/

Hopeland Ian Macdonald Gollancz

https://www.gollancz.co.uk/titles/ian-mcdonald/hopeland/9781473202313/

In Ascension Martin MacInnes Atlantic Books

https://atlantic-books.co.uk/book/in-ascension/

Infinity Gate M.R. Carey Orbit

https://store.orbit-books.co.uk/products/infinity-gate

Inkbloom E.D.E. Bell Atthis Arts

https://www.atthisarts.com/product/inkbloom/

Julia Sandra Newman HaperCollins

http://tinyurl.com/mv28n92s

Lamb Matt Hill Dead Ink Books

https://deadinkbooks.com/product/lamb/

Lords of Uncreation Adrian Tchaikovsky Pan MacMillan

https://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/adrian-tchaikovsky/lords-of-uncreation/9781529051988

Lorraine Wilson Mother Sea Fairlight

https://www.fairlightbooks.co.uk/mother-sea/

Malevolent Seven Sebastien de Castell Jo Fletcher Books

https://www.hachette.co.uk/titles/sebastien-de-castell/the-malevolent-seven/9781529422801/

Mimicking of Known Successes Malka Older Tordotcom

http://tinyurl.com/ms9te8ta

More Perfect Temi Oh Simon and Schuster

https://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/More-Perfect/Temi-Oh/9781471171284

One Eve Smith Orenda Book

https://orendabooks.co.uk/product/one

Orbital Samantha Harvey Jonathan Cape

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/454068/orbital-by-harvey-samantha/9781787334342

Perilous Times Thomas D Lee Hachette

https://www.hachette.co.uk/titles/thomas-d-lee/perilous-times/9780356518510/

Prompt Excursion Lewis S Kingston Positive Wave Print https://www.amazon.co.uk/Prompt-Excursion-Lewis-S-Kingston-ebook/dp/B0CCPJKXKR
Refractions MV Melcer Storm Publishing

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Refractions-completely-gripping-space-opera/dp/1805082787

Rose House Arkady Martine Subterranean Press

https://subterraneanpress.com/rose-house/

Season of Skulls Charles Stross Orbit

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Season-Skulls-Management-world-Laundry/dp/0356516954

Shigidi And The Brass Head Of Obalufon Wole Talabi Gollancz

https://www.gollancz.co.uk/titles/wole-talabi/shigidi/9781399615686/

Sinister Book sellers of bath Garth Nix Gollancz

https://store.gollancz.co.uk/products/the-sinister-booksellers-of-bath

Sleep no more Seanan McGuire Penguin

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/624292/sleep-no-more-by-seanan-mcguire/

Some Desperate Glory Emily Tesh Tor.com

https://publishing.tor.com/somedesperateglory-emilytesh/9781250834980/

Starling House Alix E Harrow Pan MacMillan

https://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/alix-e-harrow/starling-house/9781529061123

Starter Villain John Scalzi tordotcom

https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780765389220/startervillain

Talonsister Jen Williams Titan Books

https://titanbooks.com/71420-talonsister/

The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafii Shannon Chakraborty Harper Voyager

https://rb.gy/foqyvu

The Archive Undying Emma Mieko Camden Tordotcom

https://publishing.tor.com/thearchiveundying-emmamiekocandon/9781250821546/

The Circumference of the World Lavie Tidhar PS Publishing

https://www.pspublishing.co.uk/the-circumference-of-the-world-signed-slipcase-lavie-tidhar-6147-p.asp

The Death I Gave Him Em X. Liu Solaris

https://rebellionpublishing.com/product/the_death_i_gave_him/

The Disinformation War SJ Groenewegen Goldsmiths University Press

https://www.gold.ac.uk/goldsmiths-press/publications/the-disinformation-war/

The First Bright Thing R. Dawson Pan MacMillan

https://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/j-r-dawson/the-first-bright-thing/9781035018192

The Fractured Dark Megan E. O'Keefe Orbit

https://store.orbit-books.co.uk/products/the-fractured-dark

The Future Naomi Alderman 4th Estate

https://www.4thestate.co.uk/products/the-future-naomi-alderman-9780008309138/

The Green Man's Quarry Juliet McKenna Wizard Tower Press

https://www.wizardstowerbooks.com/shop/the-green-mans-quarry/

The Infinite Ada Hoffmann Angry Robot

https://angryrobotbooks.com/books/the-infinite/

The Master of Samar Melissa Scott Candlemark and Gleam

https://rb.gy/ved79u

The Narrow Road Between Desires Patrick Rothfuss Gollancz

https://store.gollancz.co.uk/products/the-narrow-road-between-desires

The Pollutant Speaks Alex Cochran Bee Orchid Press

https://www.beeorchidpress.com/books/thepollutantspeaks/

The Red Hairband Catherine Greene Guernica Editions

https://guernicaeditions.com/products/the-red-hairband

The Saint of Bright Doors Vajra Chandrasekera Tordotcom

https://publishing.tor.com/thesaintofbrightdoors-vajrachandrasekera/9781250847386/

The Space Between Us Doug Johnstone Orenda Book

https://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/The-Space-Between-Us/Doug-Johnstone/The-Enceladons-Trilogy/9781914585449

The Surviving Sky Kritika H. Rao Titan Books

https://titanbooks.com/71060-the-surviving-sky/

The Valkyrie Kate Heartfield Harper Collins

https://harpercollins.co.uk/products/the-valkyrie-kate-heartfield?variant=40053540290638

The Water Outlaws S.L. Huang Solaris

https://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/The-Water-Outlaws/S-L-Huang/9781837861415

These Burning Stars Bethany Jacobs Orbit

https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/bethany-jacobs/these-burning-stars/9780316463324/

Titanium Noir Nick Harkaway Corsair

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Titanium-Noir-Nick-Harkaway/dp/1472156935

Translation State Ann Leckie Orbit

https://store.orbit-books.co.uk/products/translation-state

Warrior of the Wind Suyi Davies Okungbowa Orbit

https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/suyi-davies-okungbowa/warrior-of-the-wind/9780316428958/

Witch King Martha Wells Tordotcom

https://publishing.tor.com/witchking-marthawells/9781250826794/

Yellowface R F Kuang The Borough Press

https://harpercollins.co.uk/products/yellowface-rebecca-f-kuang?variant=40134136332366


Best Short Fiction

 Title  Author  Publisher  Link
A Little Seasoning Neil Williamson Interzone Digital

https://interzone.digital/a-little-seasoning/

A Small Bloody Gift by Naomi Day Fiyah #25 Fiyah

https://fiyahlitmag.com/shop/issues/2023-issues/fiyah-25/

A Touch of the Grape Sharon Diane King Third Flatiron

https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/podcasts-from-3f/a-touch-of-the-grape-by-0e1urQzlw27/

A Wonder of Nature In Need of Killing VG Campen PseudoPod.org

https://pseudopod.org/2023/10/06/pseudopod-886-a-wonder-of-nature-in-need-of-killing/

Adtatter Love Stephen Oram Extracting Humanity

https://orchidslantern.com/2023/05/03/extracting-humanity/

Advice for Aspiring Cartographers Avra Margariti Baffling Magazine - October 2023

https://www.bafflingmag.com/issue-thirteen/advice-for-aspiring-cartographers

AI Aboard the Golden Parrot Louise Hughes Clarkesworld

https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/hughes_03_23/

An Eternal Amanuensis Jo Lindsay Walton Criptörök

https://grand-union.org.uk/product/louise-hickman-jo-lindsay-walton-jenny-chamarette-hannah-wallis-criptorok/

And All the Fields Below Sarah Grey Lightspeed

https://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/and-all-the-fields-below/

And The Crowd Goes Phoenix Alexander Arcturus

https://arcturus.chireviewofbooks.com/and-the-crowd-goes-a41c03c6d786

Another Country Rachael Cupp Interzone

https://interzone.press/iz-296/

Bird-Girl Builds a Machine Hannah Yang Clarkesworld

https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/yang_11_23/

Blowout Wole Talabi Analog Science Fiction and Fact

https://wtalabi.wordpress.com/published-fiction/

British teleportation Rick Danforth Flashpoint SF

https://flashpointsf.com/2023/09/08/british-teleportation/

Celeronian Natives Kanishk Tantia The Dread Machine

https://www.thedreadmachine.com/celeronian-natives/

Changing of the Guard Taylor Dye Podcasts from 3F

https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/podcasts-from-3f/changing-of-the-guard-by-V_HZAM2Gqnx/

Copper Jendia Gammon Interzone

https://interzone.press/iz-295/

Euterpe Maureen Bowden Tangent Online

https://tangentonline.com/print-other/rhapsody-of-the-spheres-edited-by-juliana-rew/

Hinoeuma Fábio Fernandes IZ Digital

https://interzone.digital/hinoeuma/

His Monstrous Cloaca Addison Smith Stupefying Stories

https://stupefyingstories.blogspot.com/2023/07/his-monstrous-cloaca-by-addison-smith.html

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

https://www.uncannymagazine.com/article/how-to-raise-a-kraken-in-your-bathtub/

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

https://www.heartlines-spec.com/i-think-about-you-only-louder-by-jordan-kurella/

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

https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/liu_06_23/

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

https://www.diabolicalplots.com/dp-fiction-100b-interstate-mohinis-by-m-l-krishnan/

Italic & Bold Dan Peacock Heartlines Spec - February 2023

https://www.heartlines-spec.com/italic-bold-by-dan-peacock/

Judge Dredd Risk Assessment Mike Carroll 2000AD

https://2000ad.com/news/out-now-judge-dredd-megazine-461/

Killtopia Volume 5 Dave Cook BHP Comics

https://www.waterstones.com/book/killtopia-vol-5/dave-cook/9781910775417

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

https://apex-magazine.com/short-fiction/lady-koi-koi-a-book-report/

Lost in Transcription Abigail Guerrero Radon Journal

https://www.radonjournal.com/issue5/lost-in-transcription

Morag's boy Fiona moore Clarkesworld

https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/moore_12_23/

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

https://www.castofwonders.org/2023/02/cast-of-wonders-528-notes-from-a-trans-inclusive-gender-apocalypse/

Of Dark That Bites Jess Whitecroft PseudoPod.org

https://pseudopod.org/2023/03/17/pseudopod-857-of-dark-that-bites/

On Planetary Palliative Care Thomas Ha IZ Digital

https://interzone.digital/on-planetary-palliative-care/

Our Lady of the Void Hesper Leveret Interzone

https://interzone.press/iz-296/

Paperweight Eugen Bacon & Clare Rhoden This Fresh Hell

https://www.clandestinepress.net/products/this-fresh-hell

Patient Diplomacy Rick Danforth Stupefying Stories Showcase

https://stupefyingstories.blogspot.com/2023/08/patient-diplomacy-by-rick-danforth.html

PAYMENT UNKIND Andrew Leon Hudson Dark Matter Magazine Issue 16

https://darkmattermagazine.shop/blogs/issue-016/payment-unkind

Poets of Painswick Kate Francia Augur

https://www.augurmag.com/poets-of-painswick/

Quantum Love Sylvia Heike Flash Fiction Onlien

https://www.flashfictiononline.com/article/quantum-love/

Saturdays Song Wole Talabi Lightspeed

https://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/saturdays-song/

See That My Grave is Kept Clean by Kyle Akers PseudoPod.org

https://pseudopod.org/2023/09/08/pseudopod-882-see-that-my-grave-is-kept-clean/

Seven Irrational Things Matt Mordecai Softstar

https://softstarmagazine.substack.com/p/seven-irrational-things-part-one

Sfumato' Alexander Glass Interzone 296

https://interzone.press/iz-296/

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

https://www.android-press.com/product-page/mothersound-the-sau%C3%BAtiverse-anthology-ebook

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

https://escapepod.org/2023/09/08/escape-pod-905-six-ways-to-get-past-the-shadow-shoguns-goons-and-one-thing-to-do-when-you-get-there/

Soyinka's Memory Stephen Embleton The Shallow Tales Review

https://theshallowtalesreview.com.ng/soyinkas-memory-stephen-embleton/

Spring Woods Spring B Pladek Strange Horizons

http://strangehorizons.com/fiction/spring-woods-spring/

Stealing From Titans Michael Cobley ParSec #8

https://www.pspublishing.co.uk/parsec-digital-magazine-issues-58-subscription-5878-p.asp

Strung Along in Seaforth Jonathan Laidlow Interzone #295

https://jonlaidlow.com/2024/01/seaforth/

Such Is My Idea Of Happiness David Goodman Clarkesworld #205

https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/goodman_10_23/

Taking Turns Stephen Embleton Languages of Water

https://www.mvmediaatl.com/product-page/languages-of-water

The Building Across the Street RT Ester Interzone #294

https://interzone.press/iz-294/

The Grove's Lament Tobias S Buckell Mothersound

https://www.android-press.com/product-page/mothersound-the-sau%C3%BAtiverse-anthology-ebook

The King's Ending Louise Hughes Hexagon

https://hexagonmagazine.ca/authors/

The Madding Nuzo Onoh Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

https://weightlessbooks.com/the-magazine-of-fantasy-and-science-fiction-mar-apr-2023/

The Naismith and the Wild Boy David Gullen Parsec #7

https://www.pspublishing.co.uk/parsec-digital-magazine---issue-7-6073-p.asp

The Perfect Union of Julianna L Chan IZ Digital

https://interzone.digital/the-perfect-union-of-julianna/

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

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FcVP3llzklQH42iGgRMq8EDPEew3W4P6/view?usp=drivesdk

The Rafting of Jorge Santa Cruz Adelehin Ijasan IZ Digital

https://interzone.digital/the-rafting-of-jorge-santa-cruz/

The Spoil Heap Fiona Moore Clarkesworld

https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/moore_03_23/

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

https://spacecowboybooks.com/simultaneous-times-episode-65-is-live/

The Stellar Instrument Brandon Case Third Flatiron

https://thirdflatiron.com/?page_id=11

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

https://spacecowboybooks.com/simultaneous-times-ep-63-is-live/

The Strangefolk Nana Afadua Ofori-Atta Omenana

https://omenana.com/2023/03/31/the-strange-folk-nana-afadua-ofori-atta/

The Time Traveller's Cookbook Angela Liu Cast of Wonders

https://www.castofwonders.org/tag/angela-liu/

The Way of Baa'gh Cheryl S Ntumy Mothersound

https://www.android-press.com/product-page/mothersound-the-sau%C3%BAtiverse-anthology-ebook

The White Road Kelly Link White Cat, Black Dog

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/704687/white-cat-black-dog-by-kelly-link/

Things Most Meaningful P. A. Cornell

https://www.juliarios.com/things-most-meaningful-a-story-by-p-a-cornell/#:~:text=I'd%20open%20the%20box,it%20empty%20all%20the%20time.

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

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-Beyond-Anthology-Astrobiology-Institute/dp/198814048X

Those Last Days of Summer Laura Jean McKay Collected in Gunflower

https://scribepublications.co.uk/books-authors/books/gunflower-9781915590343

Turf War 2200 Matthew Sanborn Smith Space Cowboy Books

https://spacecowboybooks.com/simultaneous-times-episode-60-is-live/

Upgrade Day RJ Taylor Clarkesworld

https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/taylor_09_23/

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

https://www.uncannymagazine.com/article/want-itself-is-a-treasure-in-heaven/

We are a little hotel Ai Jiang Interzone

https://interzone.press/iz-295/

We Are Only Ourselves' Alex Penland Interzone 296

https://www.alexpenland.com/awards-eligible

We the Ones Who Raised Sam Gowers from the Dead Cynthia Zhang PseudoPod.org

https://pseudopod.org/2023/03/31/pseudopod-859-we-the-ones-who-raised-sam-gowers-from-the-dead/

Best Short Non Fiction

(For short stories and their equivalent)

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

https://www.proquest.com/openview/ef58788c3a24d3495a75304811f871dc/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=636386

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

http://strangehorizons.com/non-fiction/a-not-so-swiftly-tilting-planet-global-inequities-in-sff-publishing/

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

https://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2023/09/a-political-history-of-the-future-the-tech-billionaire

Dominant Themes in Afro-Centric Fiction Eugen Bacon Aurealis

https://aurealis.com.au/store/aurealis-158-copy/

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

https://hydrahousebooks.com/catalog/ex-marginalia/

In Search of Green Overshoots Niall Harrison Strange Horizons

http://strangehorizons.com/non-fiction/in-search-of-green-overshoots/

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

https://www.publicbooks.org/introduction-to-afropantheology/

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

https://psychopomp.com/it-cant-rain-all-the-time-the-crow-and-masculinity/

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

http://strangehorizons.com/non-fiction/making-breaking-and-extraction-an-exploration-of-bodies-and-time-in-sff/

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

https://ancillaryreviewofbooks.org/2023/08/17/prisoners-in-the-temple-of-the-muses/

Project Management Lessons from Rogue One Fiona Moore Personal blog

https://adoctorofmanythings.wordpress.com/

Search of Green Overshoots Niall Harrison Strange Horizons

http://strangehorizons.com/non-fiction/in-search-of-green-overshoots/

Tech Billionaires Need to Stop Trying to Make the Science Fiction They Grew Up on Real Scientific American Charles Stross Scientific American https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/tech-billionaires-need-to-stop-trying-to-make-the-science-fiction-they-grew-up-on-real/
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/tech-billionaires-need-to-stop-trying-to-make-the-science-fiction-they-grew-up-on-real/ is Dead, Long Live the Year's Best Niall Harrison LA Review of books

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-years-best-is-dead-long-live-the-years-best-on-the-2023-theodore-sturgeon-memorial-award-finalists/

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

https://bombaylitmag.com/weaving-the-rainbow/

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

https://www.dancingstarpress.com/product/a-feast-for-flies/

A Necessary Chaos Brent Lambert Neon Hemlock

https://www.neonhemlock.com/books/a-necessary-chaos

And Put Away Childish Things Adrian Tchakovsky Rebellion Publishing

https://rebellionpublishing.com/product/and_put_away_childish_things/

Axiom of Dreams Arula Ratnakar Clarkesworld

https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/ratnakar_09_23/

Broken Paradise Eugen Bacon Luna Press

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Broken-Paradise-Luna-Novella-Book-ebook/dp/B0BLTGR4Q6

Defective Peter Watts Life Beyond Us

https://read.laksamedia.com/life-beyond-us/

Emergent Properties Aimee Ogden Tordotcom

https://publishing.tor.com/emergentproperties-aimeeogden/9781250866813/

Europa Allen Stroud Flame Tree Press

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Europa-Fractal-Episodes-Book-1-ebook/dp/B0CFM9W733

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

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hamlet-Prince-Robots-Darusha-Wehm-ebook/dp/B0B6GT5483

Hero's Choice Merc Fenn Wolfmoor Robot Dinosaur

https://robotdinosaurpress.com/product/heros-choice/

I am AI Ai Jiang Shortwave Publishing

https://shortwavepublishing.com/catalog/i-am-ai-novelette/

Land of The Awaiting Birth

Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki & Joshua Uchenna Omenga.

https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/book/300546

Little Nothing Dee Holloway Queen of Swords Press

https://queenofswordspress.com/product/little-nothing/

Miasma Jess Hislop Luna Press

https://jessfhyslop.wordpress.com/books/

Off Time Jive A.Z. Louise Neon Hemlock

https://www.neonhemlock.com/books/off-time-jive-az-louise

Pluralities by Avi Silver Atthis Arts

https://www.atthisarts.com/product/pluralities/

Rose/House Arkady Martine Subterranean Press

https://subterraneanpress.com/rose-house/

Telling the Bees Emma Leadey Newcon Press

http://www.newconpress.co.uk/info/book.asp?id=225&referer=Catalogue

The Book of Gaheris Kari Sperring Newcon Press

http://www.newconpress.co.uk/info/book.asp?id=221&referer=Catalogue

The Iron Children Rebecca Fraimow Solaris

https://rebellionpublishing.com/product/the_iron_children/

The Lies We Tell Ourselves L K Kitney Luna Press

https://www.lunapresspublishing.com/post/in-the-spotlight-interview-with-lk-kitney

The Midas Rain Adam Roberts NeoText

https://neotextcorp.com/fiction/the-midas-rain/

The Navigating Fox Christopher Rowe tordotcom

https://publishing.tor.com/thenavigatingfox-christopherrowe/9781250804501/

The Panharmonion Chronicles Henry Chebaane Supanova Media

https://www.panharmonion.com/

The Scourge Between Stars Ness Brown Nightfire

https://tornightfire.com/catalog/the-scourge-between-stars-ness-brown/

The Window in the Forest Seán Padraic Birnie Interzone

https://scarletferret.com/magazines/interzone/295

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

http://www.aqueductpress.com/books/978-1-61976-236-7.php

Undulation Stephen Embleton Mothersound: The Sauútiverse Anthology

https://www.android-press.com/product-page/mothersound-the-sau%C3%BAtiverse-anthology-paperback

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

https://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/where-the-god-knives-tread-part-1/

Best Fiction for Younger Readers

 Title  Author  Publisher  Link
A Song of Salvation Alechia Dow Inkyard

https://www.harpercollins.com/products/a-song-of-salvation-alechia-dow?variant=40911998582818

City of Vicious Night Claire Winn Flux

https://fluxnow.com/product/city-of-vicious-night/

Mindbreaker Kate Dylan Hodder & Stoughton

https://www.hachette.co.uk/titles/kate-dylan/mindbreaker/9781529393262/

spell bound FT Lukans Simon & Schuster

https://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/Spell-Bound/F-T-Lukens/9781398521476

The Inn at the Amethyst Lantern J Dianne Dotson Android Press

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Inn-at-Amethyst-Lantern-ebook/dp/B0CHC7GVGD

The Library of Broken Worlds Alaya Dawn Johnson Harpercollins

https://harpercollins.co.uk/products/the-library-of-broken-worlds-alaya-dawn-johnson?variant=40174071808078

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

https://www.roundtablebooks.co.uk/bookshop/vivi-conway-and-the-sword-of-the-legend

We Who Are Forged In Fire Kate Murray Hardie Grant

https://www.hardiegrant.com/au/publishing/bookfinder/book/we-who-are-forged-in-fire-by-kate-murray/9781760508937


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