Detcon1 Extends YA Nomination Deadline

Detcon1 has announced an extension for nominating works for the Detcon1 Young Adult Speculative Fiction Awards until March 7. Nominations will be accepted from anyone, although only members of Detcon1 will be eligible to vote on the final ballot.

Philip K. Dick Judges

The judges for the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award have been announced. The judges will select from books published in 2014 with the award presented at Norwescon on April 18, 2015. Paperback originals published in 2014 should be sent to all of the judges on the list. The Philip K. Dick Award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society.

  • Jon Armstrong
  • Ritch Calvin
  • Ellen Klages
  • Laura J. Mixon (M. J. Locke)
  • Michaela Roessner-Herman

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Audie Nominations

The Audio Publishers Association has announced the 2014 Audie Awards finalists, recognizing excellence in audiobooks. The winners will be announced at the Audies Gala, on May 29, 2014, at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City. Following is a list of those categories with nominees of genre interest:

Audio Drama

  • Civil War, by Stuart Moore, read by a full cast
  • The Fall of the Kings, by Ellen Kushner & Delia Sherman, read by Ellen Kushner, Neil Gaiman, Katherine Kellgren, Simon Jones, Richard Ferrone, Robert Fass, et al.
  • Hollywood Said No!, by Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, and Brian Posehn, read by Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, and a Full Cast
  • Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens, adapted by Paul McCusker, read by Joe Joe Holgate, Henry Goodman, Bill Sykes, Geoffrey Palmer, Roy Hudd, Finty Williams, and a Full Cast
  • Screaming with Cannibals, by Lee Maynard, read by Ross Ballard II
  • The War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells, adapted by M.J. Elliot, read by David Ault, Fred Robbins, J.T. Turner, and the Colonial Radio Players

Children’s Ages 8-12

  • A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park, read by David Baker and Cynthia Bishop
  • Magic Marks the Spot, by Caroline Carlson, read by Katherine Kellgren
  • Matilda, by Roald Dahl, read by Kate Winslet
  • Sugar, by Jewell Parker Rhodes, read by Bahni Turpin
  • The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, by Kathi Appelt, read by Lyle Lovett

Classic

  • Coming of Age in Mississippi, by Anne Moody, read by Lisa Renee Pitts
  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle, read by Simon Vance
  • Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, read by Dan Stevens
  • The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, read by Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Márquez, read by Armando Durán

Fantasy

  • Kill City Blues, by Richard Kadrey, read by MacLeod Andrews
  • The Republic of Thieves, by Scott Lynch, read by Michael Page
  • The Rithmatist, by Brandon Sanderson, read by Michael Kramer
  • Swords of Waar, by Nathan Long, read by Dina Pearlman
  • Wisp of a Thing, by Alex Bledsoe, read by Stefan Rudnicki

Fiction

  • Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King, read by William Patton
  • The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker, read by George Guidall
  • The Good House, by Ann Leary, read by Mary Beth Hurt
  • The Imposter Bride, by Nancy Richler, read by Tavia Gilbert
  • Jacob’s Oath, by Martin Fletcher, read by Ari Fliakos
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman, read by Neil Gaiman

Multi-Voiced Performance

  • Ender’s Game Alive, by Orson Scott Card, read by Kirby Heyborne, Stefan Rudnicki, Theodore Bikel, Scott Brick, Samantha Eggar, Harlan Ellison, Susan Hanfield, Roxanne Hernandez, Janis Ian, Rex Linn, Richard McGonagle, Jim Meskimen, Emily Rankin, John Rubinstein, Christian Rummel, and a full cast
  • The Fall of the Kings, by Ellen Kushner & Delia Sherman, read by Ellen Kushner, Neil Gaiman, Katherine Kellgren, Simon Jones, Richard Ferrone, Robert Fass, et al.
  • Snowbound, by Richard S. Wheeler, read by Brian Hutchison, T. Ryder Smith, Robert Ian Mackenzie, and various.
  • William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, by Ian Doescher, read by Daniel Davis, Jonathan Davis, January LaVoy, Marc Thompson
  • World War Z: The Complete Edition, by Max Brooks, read by Martin Scorcese, Alfred Molina, and a full cast

Narration by the Author or Authors

  • Grace, by Grace Coddington, read by Grace Coddington
  • I, Rhoda, by Valerie Harper, read by Valerie Harper
  • Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish, by David Rakoff, read by David Rakoff
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman, read by Neil Gaiman
  • Shirley Jones, by Shirley Jones, read by Shirley Jones
  • Still Foolin’ ‘Em, by Billy Crystal, read by Billy Crystal

Original Work

  • Ender’s Game Alive, by Orson Scott Card, read by Kirby Heyborne, Stefan Rudnicki, Theodore Bikel, Scott Brick, Samantha Eggar, Harlan Ellison, Susan Hanfield, Roxanne Hernandez, Janis Ian, Rex Linn, Richard McGonagle, Jim Meskimen, Emily Rankin, John Rubinstein, Christian Rummel, and a full cast
  • Letter from Birmingham Jail, by Martin Luther King, Jr., read by Dion Graham
  • Metatropolis: Green Space, edited by Jay Lake, read by Dion Graham, Robin Miles, Mark Boyett, et al.
  • Rip-Off! , edited by Gardner Dozois, read by Wil Wheaton, Scott Brick, Christian Rummel, et al.
  • The Storm King, by Pete Seger, edited by Jeff Haynes, read by Pete Seeger
  • Thirteen, edited by Scott Harrison, read by Gemma Arterton, Laila Ward, Frances Barber, Barnaby Edwards, Samuel West, Greg Wise, Arthur Darvill

Package Design

  • The Canyon, by Jack Warner Schaefer, read by Eric Dove
  • Clockwork Angels: The Watchmaker’s Edition, by Kevin J. Anderson, read by Neil Peart
  • The Ernest Hemingway Audiobook Library, by Ernest Hemingway, read by Donald Sutherland, William Hurt, John Slattery, Campbell Scott, et al.
  • NPR Laughter Therapy, by NPR, read by Peter Sagal
  • Sold, by Patricia McCormick, read by Justine Eyre
  • The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells, read by Derek Jacobi

Paranormal

  • Ever After, by Kim Harrison, read by Marguerite Gavin
  • Inferno, by Sherrilyn Kenyon, read by Holter Graham
  • Red Moon, by Benjamin Percy, read by Benjamin Percy
  • Reviver, by Seth Patrick, read by Ari Fliakos
  • Warbound, by Larry Correia, read by Bronson Pinchot

Science Fiction

  • Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, by Lois McMaster Bujold, read by Grover Gardner
  • Extinction Machine, by Jonathan Maberry, read by Ray Porter

  • Maddaddam, by Margaret Atwood, read by Bernadette Dunne, Bob Walter, Robbie Daymond
  • The Martian, by Andy Weir, read by R.C. Bray
  • Protector, by C. J. Cherryh, read by Daniel Thomas May
  • Shaman, by Kim Stanley Robinson, read by Graeme Malcolm

Solo Narration — Female

  • Heartburn, by Nora Ephron, read by Meryl Streep
  • My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor, read by Rita Moreno
  • NOS4A2, by Joe Hill, read by Kate Mulgrew
  • The Testament of Mary, by Colm Tóibín, read by Meryl Streep
  • The Twelve Clues of Christmas, by Rhys Bowen, read by Katherien Kellgren

Solo Narration — Male

  • Dimension of Miracles, by Robert Sheckley, read by John Hodgman
  • Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King, read by William Patton
  • Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, read by Dan Stevens
  • The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt, read by David Pittu
  • In a Glass Grimly, by Adam Gidwitz, read by Johnny Heller
  • Warbound, by Larry Correia, read by Bronson Pinchot

Aurealis Nominations

The 2013 Aurealis Awards shortlist has been announced. The winners will be announced on April 5 in Canberra, Australia. The Aurealis Awards are given out annual for excellence in Australian speculative fiction.

Best Illustrated Book or Graphic Novel

  • Savage Bitch, by Steve Carter and Antoinette Rydyr
  • Mr Unpronounceable Adventures, by Tim Molloy
  • Burger Force , by Jackie Ryan
  • Peaceful Tomorrows Volume Two, by Shane W Smith
  • The Deep Vol. 2: The Vanishing Island, by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer

Best Children’s Book

  • Kingdom of the Lost, Book 2: Cloud Road, by Isobelle Carmody
  • Refuge, by Jackie French
  • Song for a Scarlet Runner, by Julie Hunt
  • The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie, by Kirsty Murray
  • Rules of Summer, by Shaun Tan
  • Ice Breaker: The Hidden 1, by Lian Tanner

Best Young Adult Short Fiction

  • “Mah Song,” by Joanne Anderton
  • “By Bonelight,” by Juliet Marillier
  • ”Morning Star,” by D.K. Mok
  • “The Year of Ancient Ghosts,” by Kim Wilkins

Best Young Adult Novel

  • The Big Dry, by Tony Davies
  • Hunting, by Andrea Host
  • These Broken Stars, by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
  • Fairytales for Wilde Girls, by Allyse Near
  • The Sky So Heavy, by Claire Zorn

Best Horror Short Fiction

  • “Fencelines,” by Joanne Anderton
  • “The Sleepover,” by Terry Dowling
  • “The Home for Broken Dolls,” by Kirstyn McDermott
  • “The Human Moth,” by Kaaron Warren
  • “The Year of Ancient Ghosts,” by Kim Wilkins

Best Horror Novel

  • The Marching Dead, by Lee Battersby
  • The First Bird, by Greig Beck
  • Path of Night, by Dirk Flinthart
  • Fairytales for Wilde Girls, by Allyse Near

Best Fantasy Short Fiction

  • “The Last Stormdancer,” by Jay Kristoff
  • “The Touch of the Taniwha,” by Tracie McBride
  • “Cold, Cold War,” by Ian McHugh
  • “Short Circuit,” by Kirstie Olley
  • “The Year of Ancient Ghosts,” by Kim Wilkins

Best Fantasy Novel

  • Lexicon, by Max Barry
  • A Crucible of Souls, by Mitchell Hogan
  • These Broken Stars, by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
  • Newt’s Emerald, by Garth Nix
  • Ink Black Magic, by Tansy Rayner Roberts

Best Science Fiction Short Fiction

  • “The Last Tiger,” by Joanne Anderton
  • “Mah Song,” by Joanne Anderton
  • “Seven Days in Paris,” by Thoraiya Dyer
  • “Version 4.3.0.1,” by Lucy Stone
  • “Air, Water and the Grove,” by Kaaron Warren

Best Science Fiction Novel

  • Lexicon, by Max Barry
  • Trucksong, by Andrew Macrae
  • A Wrong Turn At The Office Of Unmade Lists, by Jane Rawson
  • True Path, by Graham Storrs
  • Rupetta, by Nike Sulway

Best Anthology

  • The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012, edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene
  • One Small Step, An Anthology Of Discoveries, edited by Tehani Wessely
  • Dreaming Of Djinn, edited by Liz Grzyb
  • The Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Of The Year: Volume Seven, edited by Jonathan Strahan
  • Focus 2012: Highlights Of Australian Short Fiction, edited by Tehani Wessely

Best Collection

  • The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories, by Joanne Anderton
  • Asymmetry, by Thoraiya Dyer
  • Caution: Contains Small Parts, by Kirstyn McDermott
  • The Bride Price, by Cat Sparks
  • The Year of Ancient Ghosts, by Kim Wilkins

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Tiptree Winner

The James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Council has announced the winners of the 2013 Tiptree Award. The Award is presented for works of speculative fiction that address gender issues. The winners will be honored at Wiscon the weekend of May 23-26 and will receive $1,000, a piece of artwork, and chocolate. The judges for the 2013 were Ellen Klages, Christopher Barzak, Jayna Brown, Nene Ormes, and Gretchen Treu.

  • Rupetta, by N. A. Sulway

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Kitschie Winners

Kraken Rum has announced the winners of the 2013 Kitschies, presented for the most progressive, intelligent, and entertaining works of genre fiction. Winners will receive a cash prize, a trophy, and a bottle of Kraken Rum. The winners were announced on February 12 at the Seven Dials Club in London.

  • Red Tentacle (Novel): A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki
  • Golden Tentacle (Debut): Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie
  • Inky Tentacle (Cover art): The Age Atomic, by Adam Christopher; illustration by Will Staehle
  • Black Tentacle (Discretionary): Malorie Blackman

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Skylark Award

At Boskone 51, the weekend of February 14-16, this year’s recipients of the Skylark award was announced. The Skylark Award is presented for significant contributions through work in the field of science fiction and by exemplifying the personal qualities which made the late “Doc” Smith well-loved by those who knew him. This year’s award was won by Robert J. Sawyer.

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World Fantasy Award Judges

The judges for the 2014 World Fantasy Awards, for work published in 2013, have been announced. Works should be sent to them prior to June 1, the earlier the better. The judges are Andy Duncan, Kij Johnson, Oliver Johnson, John Klima, and Liz Williams. The Awards will be presented at this year’s World Fantasy Con in Crystal City, VA the weekend of November 6-9.

BSFA Shortlist Announced

The nominees for the BSFA Award have been announced. The winners will be announced in a ceremony at Satellite4 Eastercon in Glasgow Sunday on April 20. BSFA Prize-winners will receive a BSFA trophy. The James White Award will also announce the winner at the ceremony.

Best Novel

  • God’s War, by Kameron Hurley
  • Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie
  • Evening’s Empires, by Paul McAuley
  • Ack-Ack Macaque, by Gareth L. Powell
  • The Adjacent, by Christopher Priest

Best Short Fiction

  • Spin, by Nina Allan
  • “Selkie Stories are for Losers,” by Sofia Samatar
  • “Saga’s Children,” by E. J. Swift
  • “Boat in the Shadows Crossing,” by Tori Truslow

Best Artwork

  • Cover for Tony Ballantyne’s Dream London, by Joey Hi-fi
  • Poster for Metropolis, by Kevin Tong
  • “The Angel at the Heart of the Rain,” by Richard Wagner

Best Non-Fiction

  • Wonderbook, by Jeff VanderMeer
  • “Going Forth by Night,” by John J. Johnston
  • “Sleeps with Monsters,” by Liz Bourke

Newbery Winner

Kate DiCamillo’s Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures won the John Newbery Medal, presented by the Association for Library Service to Children. The award, given each year since 1922 is considered to be one of the most prestigious honors in children’s literature.

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