A. Bertram Chandler Award

Danny Danger Oz won this year’s A. Bertram Chandler Award, presented at Continuum X in Melbourne. Oz is active in conrunning on Western Australia and Victoria and was the president of ConFound, the organization that runs Continuum. The Chandler Awards is given by the Australian SF Foundation for Lifetime Service to Australian Science Fiction.

GUFF Winner Announced

Gillian Polack was named the GUFF winner in a field that included a total of five competitors. Polack will travel to the United Kingdom to participate in Loncon 3 later this year.

Dr. Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Winnipeg on June 12. This is Sawyer’s second honorary doctorate. He previously received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Laurentian University in 2007.

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Seiun Translation Nominations

The nominations for the Seiun Awards have been announced. The translation categories are presented below. The Seiun Awards are the Japanese fan-voted awards and winners will be announced at Nutscon, the 53rd Japanese National SF convention, held July 19-20, 2014 in Tsukuba Japan.

Best Translated Novel

  • Incandescence, by Greg Egan, translated by Yamagishi Shin
  • Serpent’s Egg, by R.A. Lafferty, translated by Inoue Hisashi
  • Embassytown, by China Miéville, translated by Masayuki Uchida
  • Kraken, by China Miéville, translated by Masamichi Higurashi
  • The Islanders, by Christopher Priest, translated by Furusawa Yoshimi-dori
  • Blindsight, by Peter Watts, translated by Yoichi Shimada
  • Blackout/All Clear, by Connie Willis, translated by N. Omori

Best Translated Story

  • “Final Exam,” by Megan Akenberg, translated by Jun Suzuki
  • “Vacuum Lad,” by Stephen Baxter, translated by Yagauchi Satoru
  • “Christopher Raven,” by Theodora Goss, translated by Jun Suzuki
  • “The Man Who Bridged the Mist,” by Kij Johnson, translated by Misumi Kazuyo
  • “The Paper Menagerie,” by Ken Liu, translated by Furusawa Yoshimi-dori
  • “Palimpsest,” by Charles Stross, translated by Hiroshi Kaneko

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Mythopoeic Nominees

The nominees for the Mythopoeic Awards have been announced. In addition to fiction awards for adult and children’s literature, the awards also recognize scholarship in fantasy literature and Inkling studies. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced during Mythcon 45, during the weekend of August 8-11, in Norton, Massachusetts.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

  • The Ghost Bride, by Yangsze Choo
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
  • Three Parts Dead, by Max Gladstone
  • Sleepless Knights, by Mark H. Williams
  • The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature

  • Ghoulish Song, by William Alexander
  • Doll Bones, by Holly Black
  • Killer of Enemies, by Joseph Bruchac
  • Conjured, by Sara Beth Durst
  • Shadows, by Robin McKinley

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

  • There and Back Again: J.R.R. Tolkien and the Origins of the Hobbit, by Mark Atherton
  • C.S. Lewis and the Middle Ages, by Robert Boenig
  • Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays, edited by Jason Fisher
  • C.S. Lewis—A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet, by Alister McGrath
  • Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, by Corey Olsen

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies

  • The Book of Legendary Lands, by Umberto Eco, translated by Alastair McEwan
  • Dancing the Tao: Le Guin and Moral Development, by Sandra J. Lindow
  • Tree of Salvation: Yggdrasil and the Cross in the North, by G. Ronald Murphy
  • As If: Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality, by Michael Saler
  • Critical Discourses of the Fantastic, 1712-1831, by David Sandner

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Ditmar Winners

The winners of the 2014 Ditmar Awards, for Australian SF, were announced at Continuum X in Melbourne the weekend of June 7.

  • Best Novel: Fragments of a Broken Land: Valarl Undead, by Robert Hood
  • Best Novella or Novelette: “The Home for Broken Dolls,” by Kirstyn McDermott
  • Best Short Story: “Scarp,” by Cat Sparks
  • Best Collected Work: The Bride Price, by Cat Sparks
  • Best Artwork: Rules of Summer, by Shaun Tan
  • Best Fan Writer: Sean Wright, for his body of work, including reviews in Adventures of a Bookonaut
  • Best Fan Artist: Kathleen Jennings, for her body of work, including “Illustration Friday”
  • Best Fan Publication in Any Medium: Galactic Chat Podcast, by Sean Wright, Alex Pierce, Helen Stubbs, David McDonald, and Mark Webb
  • Best New Talent: Zena Shapter
  • William Atheling Jr. Award for Criticism or Review: The Reviewing New Who series, by David McDonald, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Tehani Wessely
  • Peter McNamara Award: Garth Nix
  • Norma K Hemming Award: Rupetta, N. A. Sulway

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Campbell and Sturgeon Winners

The winners of the Campbell and Sturgeon Awards were announced on June 12 ahead of this weekend’s Campbell Conference in Lawrence Kansas. Both are juried awards, with the Campbell being presented for the Best SF Novel and the Sturgeon for Best Short Story. The presentation will be held at Lawrence, Kansas.

  • John W. Campbell Award: Strange Bodies, by Marcel Theroux
  • Theodore Sturgeon Award: “In Joy, Knowing the Abyss,” by Sarah Pinsker

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Gran Prix d’Imaginaire Winners

The winners of the Gran Prix d’Imaginaire were announced on June 2. The award was created in 1974 and foreign language awards have been presented since 1992.

  • Francophone Novel: Anamnèse de Lady Star, by L.L. Kloetzer
  • Foreign Novel: L’Homme qui savait la langue des serpents, by Andrus Kivirähk (Estonia)
  • Francophone Short Story: “7 secondes pour devenir un aigle,” by Thomas Day
  • Foreign Short Story: “Complications,” by Nina Allan (UK)
  • Young Adult Francophone Novel: Animale. La Malédiction de Boucle d’or, by Victor Dixen
  • Foreign Young Adult Novel: Une Planète dans la tête, by Sally Gardner (UK)
  • Jacques Chambon Award for Translation: Bernard Sigaud for “Complications,” by Nina Allan
  • Wojtek Siudmak Award for Illustration” Didier Graffet for the cover of Steampunk – De vapeur et d’acier, by Xavier Mauméjean
  • Comics: Souvenirs de l’empire de l’atome, by Alexandre Clérisse & Thierry Smolderen
  • Manga: The Arms Peddler, volumes 1-6, by Kyoichi Nanatsuki & Night Owl
  • Essay: “Souvenirs du futur. Les Miroirs de la Maison d’Ailleurs,” under the direction of Marc Atallah, Frédéric Jaccaud, and Francis Valéry
  • Special Award: L’Intégrale Stefan Wul and The Universe Stefan Wul, adaptations of novels and comics by D. Cassegrain and others.

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Rosny-Aîné Award Nominees

The nominations for the Rosny-Aîné Award have been announced. The annual award is given for excellence in French science fiction. The winners will be announced at Nemo 2014, the French National Science Fiction Convention, in Amiens, the weekend of July 17-20.


  • Rainbow Warriors, by Ayerdhal
  • Juste à temps (Just In Time), by Philippe Curval
  • Françatome, by Johan Heliot
  • American Gothic, by Xavier Mauméjean
  • Agharta, le temps des Selkies (Agharta, the Time of Selkies), by Arnauld Pontier
  • Anamnèse de Lady Star (Lady Star’s Anamnesis), by L.L. Kloetzer (Denoël)

Short Story

  • Le chant des baleines” (“The Song of the Whales”), by Stéphane Croenne
  • Cuisine kitzyn” (“Kitzyn Kitchen”), by Philippe Curval
  • L’Enfant qui s’avance vers nous” (“The Child Coming Toward Us”), by Gulzar Joby
  • Le réveil des hommes blancs” (“White Men’s Wakeup”), by Christian Léourier
  • Durée d’oscillation variable” (“Duration of the Variable Oscillation”), by Martin Lessard

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Premio Italia Awards

The fortieth Premio Italia Awards were announced at Italcon 40.

  • Best SF Novel: Livido, by Francesco Verso
  • Best Fantasy Novel: Il Gran Sole Radioso, by Donato Altomare
  • Best International Novel: Paradisi perduti (Paradises Lost), by Ursula K. LeGuin
  • Best Professional Short Story: “Mechardionica,” by Dario Tonani
  • Best Amateur Short Story: “Figlio dello spazio,” by Franca Scapellato
  • Best Essay (in a volume): “Misteri dallo spazio e dal tempo,” by Giovanni Mongini
  • Best Professional Article: “Le prime immagini di Into Darkness,” by Alberto Lisiero and Gabriella Cordone
  • Best Amateur Article: “La mappa del futuro,” by Giovanni De Matteo
  • Best Artist: Franco Brambilla
  • Best Editor: Emanuele Manco
  • Best Translator: Salvatore Proietti
  • Best SF Book Series: Odissea Fantascienza
  • Best SF Professional Magazine: Robot
  • Best Amateur Magazine: Fondazione SF Magazine
  • Best Amateur Web Site/Best Amateur Online Magazine: Cronache di un sole lontano
  • Best Comics Artist: Carlo Recagno

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