Carl Brandon Winners

The Carl Brandon Society has announced the winners of their 2011 awards, which will be presented at Arisia in January 2014. The Parallax Award is presented for SF created by a someone who identifies as a person of color. The Kindred Award is presented for works dealing with issues of race and ethnicity. The society is named for a fictitious sf fan created as a hoax by Terry Carr and Peter Graham in the 1950s.

  • Parallax Award: Smoketown, by Tenea D. Johnson
  • Kindred Award: Redwood and Wildfire, by Andrea Hairston

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Carl Brandon Society Awards

The Carl Brandon Society announced the winners of their 2010 awards at Chicon 7. The Parallax Award is presented for SF created by a someone who identifies as a person of color. The Kindred Award is presented for works dealing with issues of race and ethnicity. The society is named for a fictitious sf fan created as a hoax by Terry Carr and Peter Graham in the 1950s.

  • Parallax Award: Redemption in Indigo, by Karen Ford
  • Kindred Award: Who Fears Death, by Nnedi Okorafor

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Con or Bust Auction Opens

The Con or Bust Auction to provide assistance for Fans of Color to attend Wiscon has opened. Bids are being taken on donated items through March 6, 2011. Items include original works of art, autographed books, and more. Originally founded in 2009, the auction was taken over by the Carl Brandon Society in 2010 when it raised more than $6,000. This year, Con or Bust hope to raise at least $7,000.

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Carl Brandon Awards

The Carl Brandon Society has announced the winners of the Parallax and Kindred Awards. The Parallax Award is given to works of speculative fiction created by a self-identified person of color. The Kindred Award is given to any work of speculative fiction dealing with issues of race and ethnicity. Both awards carry a $1000 prize and will be presented at Arisia the weekend of January 16.

  • Parallax Award: Half World, by Hiromi Goto
  • Kindred Award: Liar, by Justine Larbalestier

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