FAAN Awards

The FAAN Achievement Awards were presented at Corflu 35, held from May 4-6 in Toronto, Canada.

  • Best Fanzine: Beam, edited by Nic Farey & Ulrika O’Brien
  • Best Perzine: Vibrator, by Graham Charnock
  • Best Special Publication: Same Planet, Different World: Jacq Monahan’s TAFF Report, by Jacq Monahan
  • Best Fan Writer: Randy Byers
  • Best Fan Artist: Steve Stiles
  • Best Fanzine Cover: Rubber Crab #8, cover by Graham West
  • Online Activity: efanzines.com
  • #1 Fan Face: Jacq Monahan
  • Harry Warner Jr Letterhack: Tie: Robert Lichtman & Milt Stevens
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Bruce Gillespie

Barjavel and Planète SF Prix Awarded

The Barjavel Prix and Planète SF Prix were presented at the 2018 Intergalactiques Festival of Lyon. The Barjavel Prix is for a previously unpublished short story and the Planète SF Prix is given for a work in translation. The winner of the Barjavel Prix will be published in electronic format by Actusf.

  • “La Coupole,” by Céline Maltère
  • Planète SF Prix: Nos vrais enfants (My Real Children), by Jo Walton, translated by Florence Dolishi

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Clarke Award Nominees

The shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award has been released. The judges this year include Dave Hutchinson, Gaie Sebold, Paul March-Russell, Kari Maund, and Charles Christian. The winner, who will receive £2018 and the award, will be announced on July 18.

  • Sea of Rust, by C. Robert Cargill
  • Dreams Before the Start of Time, by Anne Charnock
  • American War, by Omar el Akkad
  • Spaceman of Bohemia, by Jaroslav Kalfan
  • Gather the Daughters, by Jennie Melamed
  • Borne, by Jeff VanderMeer

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Locus Awards Short List

Locus has announced the shortlist for this year’s Locus Awards. The winners will be presented in Seattle, WA on the weekend of June 22-24. Connie Willis will serve as emcee.

Science Fiction Novel

  • Persepolis Rising, by James S.A. Corey
  • Walkaway, by Cory Doctorow
  • The Stars Are Legion, by Kameron Hurley
  • Provenance, by Anne Leckie
  • Raven Strategem, by Yoon Ha Lee
  • Luna: Wolf Moon, by Ian McDonald
  • Seven Surrenders, by Ada Palmer
  • New York 2140, by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • The Collapsing Empire, by John Scalzi
  • Borne, by Jeff VanderMeer

Fantasy Novel

  • The Stone in the Skull, by Elizabeth Bear
  • City of Miracles, by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • Ka: Dar Oakley n the Ruin of Ymr, by John Crowley
  • The House of Binding Thorns, by Aliette de Bodard
  • The Ruin of Angels, by Max Gladstone
  • Spoonbenders, by Daryl Gregory
  • The Stone Sky, by N.K. Jemisin
  • Jade City, by Fonda Lee
  • The Delirium Brief, by Charles Stross
  • Horizon, by Fran Wilde

Horror Novel

  • Ill Will, by Dan Chaon
  • Universal Harvester, by John Darnielle
  • After the End of the World, by Jonathan L. Howard
  • Food of the Gods, by Cassandra Khaw
  • The Night Ocean, by Paul La Farge
  • The Changeling, by Victor LaValle
  • Red Snow, by Ian R. MacLeod
  • Behind Her Eyes, by Sarah Pinborough
  • Mormama, by Kit Reed
  • Ubo, by Steve Rasnic Tem

Young Adult Book

  • Tool of War, by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • In Other Lands, by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart, by Stephanie Burgis
  • Chalk, by Paul Cornell
  • Buried Heart, by Kate Elliott
  • A Skinful of Shadows, by Frances Hardinge
  • Frogkisser!, by Garth Nix
  • Akata Warrior, by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Shadowhouse Fall, by Danel José Older
  • The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage, by Philip Pullman

First Novel

  • The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden
  • The City of Brass, by S.A. Chakraborty
  • Amberlough, by Lara Elena Donnelly
  • Winter Tide, by Ruthanna Emrys
  • The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, by Theodora Goss
  • The Art of Starving, by Sam J. Miller
  • Autonomous, by Annalee Newitz
  • Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders
  • An Unkindness of Ghosts, by Rivers Solomon
  • Amatka, by Karin Tidbeck


  • In Calabria, by Peter S. Beagle
  • River of Teeth, by Sarah Gailey
  • Agents of Dreamland, by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Passing Strange, by Ellen Klages
  • Down Among the Sticks and Bones, by Seanan McGuire
  • Binti: Home, by Nnedi Okorafor
  • “And Then There Were (N-One),” by Sarah Pinsker
  • All Systems Red, by Martha Wells,
  • The Black Tides of Heaven, by JY Yang
  • The Red Threads of Fortune, by JY Yang


  • “Children of Thorns, Children of Water,” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “The Hermit of Houston,” by Samuel R. Delany
  • “Come See the Living Dryad,” by Theodora Goss
  • “The Worshipful Society of Glovers,” by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • “Extracurricular Activities,” by Yoon Ha Lee
  • “The Hidden Girl,” by Ken Liu
  • “The Mathematical Inevitability of Corvids,” by Seanan McGuire
  • “Wind Will Rove,” by Sarah Pinsker
  • “The Lamentation of Their Women,” by Kai Ashante Wilson
  • “Waiting on a Bright Moon,” by JY Yang

Short Story

  • “Don’t Press Charges and I Won’t Sue,” by Charlie Jane Anders
  • “Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance,” by Tobias S. Buckell
  • “Persephone of the Crows,” by Karen Joy Fowler
  • “Fire.,” by Elizabeth Hand
  • “Dear Sarah,” by Nancy Kress
  • “The Martian Obelisk,” by Linda Nagata
  • “Fandom for Robots,” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad
  • “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian ExperienceTM,” by Rebecca Roanhorse
  • “Starlight Express,” by Michael Swanwick
  • “Carnival Nine,” by Caroline M. Yoachim


  • Cosmic Powers, edited by John Joseph Adams
  • Black Feathers, edited by Ellen Datlow
  • The Book of Swords, edited by Gardner Dozois
  • The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois
  • Bookburners, edited by Max Gladstone
  • The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories, edited by Mahvesh Murad & Jared Shurin
  • The Best of Subterranean, edited by William Schafer
  • The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year, Volume Eleven, edited by Jonathan Strahan
  • Infinity Wars, edited by Jonathan Strahan
  • Transcendent 2: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction, edited by Bogi Takács


  • Six Months, by Three Days, Five Others, by Charlie Jane Anders
  • The Overneath, by Peter S. Beagle
  • Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman
  • Strange Weather, by Joe Hill
  • Wicked Wonders, by Ellen Klages
  • Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories, by Naomi Kritzer
  • Ursula K. Le Guin: The Hainish Novels and Stories, by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Her Body and Other Parties, by Carmen Maria Machado
  • Tender, by Sofia Samatar
  • The Refrigerator Monologues, by Catherynne M. Valente


  • Analog
  • Asimov’s
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Clarkesworld
  • F&SF
  • File 770
  • Lightspeed
  • Strange Horizons
  • Tor.com
  • Uncanny


  • Angry Robot
  • Baen
  • DAW
  • Gollancz
  • Orbit
  • Saga
  • Small Beer
  • Subterranean
  • Tachyon
  • Tor


  • John Joseph Adams
  • Neil Clarke
  • Ellen Datlow
  • Gardner Dozois
  • C.C. Finlay
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
  • Ann & Jeff VanderMeer
  • Sheila Williams
  • Navah Wolfe


  • Kinuko Y. Craft
  • Galen Dara
  • Julie Dillon
  • Bob Eggleton
  • Gregory Manchess
  • Victo Ngai
  • John Picacio
  • Shaun Tan
  • Charles Vess
  • Michael Whelan


  • Sleeping with Monsters: Readings and Reactions in Science Fiction and Fantasy, by Liz Bourke
  • In Search of Silence: The Journals of Samuel R. Delany, Volume 1, 1957-1969, by Samuel R. Delany
  • The Invention of Angela Carter, by Edmund Gordon
  • Star-Begotten: A Life Lived in Science Fiction, by James Gunn
  • Iain M. Banks, by Paul Kincaid
  • Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler, edited by Alexandra Pierce & Mimi Mondal
  • Not So Good a Gay Man, by Frank M. Robinson
  • Don’t Live for Your Obituary, by John Scalzi
  • A Lit Fuse: The Provocative Life of Harlan Ellison, by Nat Segaloff
  • J.G. Ballard, by D. Harlan Wilson

Art Book

  • The Art of the Pulps: An Illustrated History, edited by Douglas Ellis, Ed Hulse & Robert Weinberg
  • Spectrum 24: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, edited by John Fleskes
  • Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Imaginarium, by Paul Kidby
  • Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki, by Jeffrey Alan Love and Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • Above the Timberline, by Gregory Manchess
  • The Movie Art of Syd Mead: Visual Futurist, by Syd Mead and Craig Hodgetts
  • Celtic Faeries: The Secret Kingdom, by Jean-Baptiste Monge
  • Line of Beauty: The Art of Wendy Pini, by Wendy Pini and Richard Pini
  • Goblin Market, by by Omar Rayyan and Christina Rossetti
  • The Art of Magic: The Gathering: Kaladesh, by James Wyatt

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Nommo Nominations

The African Speculative Fiction Society (ASFS) has announced the nominees for the Nommo Awards. The nominees are speculative fiction published in 2017, and are considered to be by Africans as defined by the ASFS and Nommo Awards Guidelines. The winners will be honored at the Aké Festival, in November 2018 in Nigeria. A prize of $3,000 will be shared among the winners of four categories: best novel ($1,000), best novella ($500), best short story ($500), and best graphic novel ($1,000).

Best Novel

  • Our Memory Like Dust, by Gavin Chait
  • The Real, by Masha du Toit
  • Fever, by Deon Meyer
  • Akata Warrior, by Nnedi Okorafor
  • After the Flare, by Deji Olokotun
  • Beasts Made of Night, by Tochi Onyebuchi

Best Novella

  • Binti: Home, by Nnedi Okorafor
  • “Fallow,” by Sofia Samatar
  • “The Murders of Molly Southbourne,” by Tade Thompson

Best Short Story

  • “On the Other Side of the Sea,” by Nerine Dorman
  • “A Door Ajar,” by Sibongile Fisher
  • “Read Before Use,” by Chinelo Onwualu
  • “Snake Story,” by Henrietta Rose-Innes
  • “The Regression Test,” by Wole Talabi

Best Graphic Novel

  • Eru, writers and artists: Tobe Ezeogu, Ozo Ezeogu
  • Guardian Prime Genesis, written by Wale Awelenje, art by Jide Martin
  • Hero Kekere, written by Tobe Ezeogu, art by Tobe Ezeogu & Kelechi Issac
  • Ireti Bidemi, by Michael Balogun and Adeleye Yusuf
  • Lake of Tears, written by Kwabena Ofei, art by Setor Fiadzigbey
  • Quest & The Sign of the Shining Beast, written by Robert S. Malan, art by John Cockshaw

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Theodore Sturgeon Shortlist

The nominees for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award have been announced. The Sturgeon is given for a short story. Both awards will be presented during the Campbell Conference, this year held in Lawrence, Kansas from June 22-24.

  • “Don’t Press Charges and I Won’t Sue,” by Charlie Jane Anders
  • “Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance,” by Tobias S. Buckell
  • “The Discrete Charm of the Turing Machine,” by Greg Egan
  • “Sidewalks,” by Maureen McHugh
  • “The Martian Obelisk,” by Linda Nagata
  • “The Secret Life of Bots,” by Suzanne Palmer
  • “And Then There Were (N‑One),” by Sarah Pinsker
  • “Fandom for Robots,” by Vina Jie‑Min Prasad
  • “A Series of Steaks,” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad
  • “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian ExperienceTM,” by Rebecca Roanhorse
  • “We Who Live in the Heart,” by Kelly Robson

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Julius Vogel Winners

The winners of the 2018 Sir Julius Vogel Awards have been announced. The awards are given annually by The Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ) for excellence in science fiction and fantasy by New Zealanders and New Zealand residents. This year’s awards were presented at Conclave 3.

Professional Award Nominees

  • Best Novel: Hounds of the Underworld, by Dan Rabarts & Lee Murray
  • Best Youth Novel: The Traitor and the Thief, by Gareth Ward
  • Best Novella / Novelette: Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body, by Simon Petrie
  • Best Short Story: “Crimson Birds of Small Miracles,” by Sean Monaghan
  • Best Collected Work: Mariah’s Prologues, by Grace Bridges
  • Best Professional Artwork: Cover artwork for Teleport, by Kate Strawbridge
  • Best Professional Production / Publication: Mistlands, by Laya Rose
  • Best Dramatic Presentation: The Changeover, directed by Stuart McKenzie and Miranda Harcourt, produced by Emma Slade
  • Best New Talent: Gareth Ward
  • Services To Science Fiction, Fantasy And Horror: Darian Smith

Fan Award Nominees

  • Best Fan Production/ Publication: Lexicon Convention Booklet, produced by Darusha Wehm
  • Best Fan Writing: Jo Toon, For “Pass the Rules,” Published in Phoenixzine
  • Best Fan Artwork: John Toon, Contributions to Phoenixzine and the 2017 Lexicon Convention Booklet
  • Services To Fandom: Jan Butterworth

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Terran Prize Winner

Joey Yu has received the 2018 Terran Prize, including a full tuition scholarship to the Taos Toolbox Master Class. Yu has published several novels in China and was won the Excellence Award from the Taiwan Fantasy Foundation. Taos Toolbox will be taught by Nancy Kress and Walter Jon Williams. Guest speakers will include Carrie Vaughn, E.M. Tippetts, and George R.R. Martin, the last of whom founded the Terran Prize.

Philip K. Dick Winner

The winner of this year’s Philip K. Dick Award for Best original paperback publication was announced at Norwescon on March 30. The Dick Award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust. This year’s judges were Deborah J. Ross, Robert Onopa, James Stoddard, Amy Thomson, and Rick Wilber.

  • Winner: Bannerless, by Carrie Vaughn
  • Special citation: After the Flare, by Deji Bryce Olukotun

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Ditmar Winners

The winners of the Ditmar Awards for Australian science fiction, were announced at Swancon 43 on April 1.

  • Best Novel: Crossroads of Canopy, by Thoraiya Dyer
  • Best Novella or Novelette: “Girl Reporter,” by Tansy Rayner Roberts
  • Best Short Story: “A Pearl Beyond Price,” by Janeen Webb
  • Best Collected Work: Ecopunk!, by Cat Sparks and Liz Grzyb
  • Best Artwork: cover art, Lewis Morley, for Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body
  • Best Fan Publication in Any Medium: SF Commentary, edited by Bruce Gillespie
  • Best Fan Writer: Stephanie Lai, for writing at No Award
  • Best Fan Artist: Shauna O’Meara, for “How to Bee”
  • Best New Talent: Stephanie Lai
    William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review: “Reflecting on Indigenous Worlds, Indigenous Futurisms and Artificial Intelligence,” by Ambelin Kwaymullina

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