The winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award was announced during the opening ceremonies of Sci-Fi-London 8: The Eighth Annual International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film. This year, the award included a prize of £2011. The winner is Lauren Beukes for the novel Zoo City. The judging panel for this year’s award included Martin Lewis and Jon Courtenay Grimwood for the British Science Fiction Association, Phil Nanson and Liz Williams for the Science Fiction Foundation and Paul Skevington for SFCrowsnest.com. Paul Billinger represents the Arthur C. Clarke Award as the Chair of Judges.
The winners of the BSFA Awards were announced at Illustrious 2011, this year’s Eastercon, in Birmingham. The winners were selected by the con’s membership and announced at a banquet.
- Best Novel: The Dervish House, by Ian McDonald
- Best Short Fiction: “The Shipmaker,” by Aliette de Bodard
- Best Art: Cover for Zoo City, by Joey Hi-Fi
- Best Non-Fiction: “Blogging the Hugos,” by Paul Kincaid
The British Science Fiction Awards nominees have been announced. The awards will be presented at Eastercon in April.
- The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi
- Zoo City, by Lauren Beukes
- The Restoration Game, by Ken Macleod
- The Dervish House, by Ian McDonald
- Lightborn, by Tricia Sullivan
Best Short Fiction
- “Flying in the Face of God,” by Nina Allan
- “The Shipmaker,” by Aliette de Bodard
- “The Things,” by Peter Watts
- “Arrhythmia,” by Neil Williamson
- Blogging the Hugos: Decline, by Paul Kincaid
- Review, With Both Feet in the Clouds, by Abigail Nussbaum
- Review, Wheel of Time, by Adam Roberts
- Red Plenty, by Francis Spufford
- The Notes from Coode Street Podcast, by Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe
- cover for Conflicts, by Andy Bigwood
- cover for Fun With Rainbows, by Charlie Harbour
- cover for The Cat’s Cradle, by Dominic Harman
- cover for Zoo City, by Joey Hi-Fi
- A Deafened Plea for Peace, by Ben Greene
- cover for Finch, by Adam Tredowski
Author Edwin Charles Tubb (b. 1919) died on September 10. E. C. Tubb was best known for his Dumarest Saga, which ran for thirty-three volumes, and his Cap Kennedy series, written under the pseudonym Gregory Kern. He wrote six novels set in the world of Space: 1999 as well as several stand-alone novels and short stories. Tubb was one of the Guests of Honor at Heicon, the 28th World Science Fiction Convention held in Heidelberg, Germany in 1970 and was one of the co-founders of the British Science Fiction Association.
China Miéville’s The City and the City was announced as the winner of the Clarke Award on April 28 at the opening of the Sci Fi London Film Festival. The award includes a prize of £2010 and a commemorative engraved bookend. The judging panel for this year’s award included Chris Hill and Jon Courtenay Grimwood for the British Science Fiction Association, Francis Spufford and Rhiannon Lassiter for the Science Fiction Foundation and Paul Skevington for SFCrowsnest.com. Paul Billinger represents the Arthur C. Clarke Award as the Chair of Judges.
The winners of the British Science Fiction Association Awards have been announced at Eastercon. This year’s winners are listed below.
- Best Artwork: cover of Subterfuge, by Andy Bigwood
- Best Non-Fiction: Rhetorics of Fantasy, by Farah Mendlesohn
- Best Short Fiction: “Exhalation,” by Ted Chiang
- Best Novel: The Night Sessions, by Ken MacLeod
The British Science Fiction Award nominations have been announced. The winners will be named in April at Eastercon LX.
- Flood, by Stephen Baxter
- The Gone-Away World, by Nick Harkaway
- The Night Sessions, by Ken MacLeod
- Anathem, by Neal Stephenson
Best Short Fiction
- “Exhalation,” by Ted Chiang
- “Crystal Nights,” by Greg Egan
- “Little Lost Robot,” by Paul McAuley
- “Evidence of Love in a Case of Abandonment,” by M. Rickert
- “Physics for Amnesia,” by John Clute
- Superheroes!: Capes and Crusaders in Comics and Films, by Roz Kaveney
- What It Is We Do When We Read Science Fiction, by Paul Kincaid
- Rhetorics of Fantasy, by Farah Mendlesohn
- Cover of Subterfuge, by Andy Bigwood
- Cover of Flood, by Blacksheep
- Cover of Swiftly, by Blacksheep
- Cover of Murky Depths 4, by Vincent Chong
- Cover of Interzone 218, by Warwick Fraser Coombe