Scribe Award Winners

The International Association of Media Tie-in Writers presented the winners of the 2015 Scribe Awards for the best in tie-in fiction from 2014. The winners were announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

  • Novel Adapted: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, by Alex Irvine
  • General Novel Original: Homeland: Saul’s Game, by Andrew Kaplan
  • Speculative Novel Original: (tie) Pathfinder: The Redemption Engine, by James Sutter; Fringe: Sins of the Father, by Christa Faust
  • Short Stories: “It’s in the Book,” by Max Collins and Mickey Spillane (Mike Hammer)
  • Young Adult: Battletech: The Nellus Academy Incident by Jennifer Brozak
  • Audio: Doctor Who: Iterations of I, by John Dorney
  • Grandmaster: Terrence Dicks

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World Fantasy Award Nominees

The ballot for this year’s World Fantasy Award has been announced. The winners will be announced at a banquet at the World Fantasy Con held in Saratoga Springs, NY the weekend of November 5-8, 2015.


  • The Goblin Emperor, by Katherine Addison
  • City of Stairs, by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell
  • Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy, by Jeff VanderMeer
  • My Real Children, by Jo Walton


  • We Are All Completely Fine, by Daryl Gregory
  • “Where the Trains Turn,” by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen
  • “Hollywood North,” by Michael Libling
  • “The Mothers of Voorhisville,” by Mary Rickert
  • “Grand Jeté (The Great Leap),” by Rachel Swirsky
  • “The Devil in America,” by Kai Ashante Wilson

Short Fiction:

  • “I Can See Right Through You,” by Kelly Link
  • Do You Like to Look at Monsters?, by Scott Nicolay
  • “Jackalope Wives,” by Ursula Vernon
  • “Death’s Door Café,” by Kaaron Warren
  • “The Devil in America,” by Kai Ashante Wilson

  • “The Fisher Queen,” by Alyssa Wong


  • Fearful Symmetries, edited by Ellen Datlow
  • Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History, edited by Rose Fox & Daniel José Older
  • Shadows & Tall Trees 2014, edited by Michael Kelly
  • Monstrous Affections, edited by Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant
  • Rogues, edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois


  • Mercy and Other Stories, by Rebecca Lloyd
  • Gifts for the One Who Comes After, by Helen Marshall
  • They Do the Same Things Different There, by Robert Shearman
  • The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, by Angela Slatter
  • Death at the Blue Elephant, by Janeen Webb


  • Samuel Araya
  • Galen Dara
  • Jeffrey Alan Love
  • Erik Mohr
  • John Picacio

Special Award – Professional:

  • John Joseph Adams, for editing anthologies and Nightmare and Fantasy magazines
  • Jeanne Cavelos, for Odyssey writing workshops
  • Sandra Kasturi & Brett Alexander Savory, for ChiZine Publications
  • Gordon Van Gelder, for F&SF
  • Jerad Walters, for Centipede Press

Special Award – Nonprofessional:

  • Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Matt Cardin, for Born to Fear: Interviews with Thomas Ligotti
  • Stefan Fergus, for Civilian Reader
  • Ray B. Russell & Rosalie Parker, for Tartarus Press
  • Patrick Swenson, for Fairwood Press

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ETA: Updated with revisions in Novella and Short Fiction categories.

Lewis Collection to Iowa

Allen Lewis of Sioux Falls, Iowa, has announced that he his donated his collection of 17,500, worth an estimated $750,000 to the University of Iowa special collections. Although Lewis’s interest in science fiction began when he was twelve, he didn’t become an active collector until the 1990s. Iowa is also the home of the Rusty Hevelin collection.

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Révélation Futuriales Prize

The Futuriales Awards were presented at the sixth Futuriales Festival in Aulnay-sous-Bois, France on June 13.

  • The Révélation Futuriales Prize: Le Bâtard de Kosigan (The Bastard of Kosigan), by Fabien Cerutti
  • Prix des Lycéens: “Autodafeurs,” by Marine Carteron

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Campbell & Sturgeon Awards

The winners of the Campbell and Sturgeon Awards were announced on June 13 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: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, by Claire North
  • Theodore Sturgeon Award: “The Man Who Sold the Moon,” by Cory Doctorow

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Gemmell Ballots Available

The nominees for the Gemmell Awards for fantasy have been announced. The Gemmell Awards are popularly voted awards. Anyone can vote by visiting the Gemmell Award website. The winners will be announced August 8, 2015 in a ceremony at Nine Worlds Geekfest.

The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel:

  • Half a King, by Joe Abercrombie
  • Valour, by John Gwynne
  • Prince of Fools, by Mark Lawrence
  • Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Broken Eye, by Brent Weeks

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer:

  • Traitor’s Blade, by Sebastien de Castell
  • The Mirror Empire, by Kameron Hurley
  • The Godless, by Ben Peek
  • The Emperor’s Blades, by Brian Staveley
  • Age of Iron, by Angus Watson

The Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art:

  • Laura Brett for The Slow Regard of Silent Things
  • Mike Bryan for Half a King
  • Jason Chan for Prince of Fools
  • Sam Green for Words of Radiance
  • Jackie Morris for The Fool’s Assassin

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Duncan Wins Compton Crook

Alexandra Duncan won this year’s Compton Crook Award for best first novel for her book Salvage. The award comes with a prize of $1,000 and the winner will be treated as a guest of honor for two consecutive Balticons. A plaque wasbe presented to Duncan at Balticon.

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Scribe Award Nominations

The International Association of Media Tie-in Writers has announced the nominees for the 2015 Scribe Awards, presented for the best in tie-in fiction from 2014. The winners will be announced in July at Comic-Con International in San Diego.


  • 24: Deadline, by James Swallow
  • Murder She Wrote: Death of a Blue Blood, by Don Bain
  • Mike Hammer: King of the Weeds, by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
  • Homeland: Saul’s Game, by Andrew Kaplan
  • The Killing: Uncommon Denominator, by Karen Dionne


  • Sleepy Hollow: Children of the Revolution, by Keith R. A. DeCandido
  • Grimm: Chopping Block, by John Passarella
  • Star Trek: Disavowed, by David Mack
  • Star Trek: Foul Deeds Will Rise, by Greg Cox
  • Grimm: The Killing Time, by Tim Waggoner
  • Pathfinder: The Redemption Engine, by James Sutter
  • Fringe: Sins of the Father, by Christa Faust


  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, by Alex Irvine
  • Noah, by Mark Morris
  • War of the Worlds: Goliath, by Adam Whitlach


  • Spirit Animals: Blood Ties, by Garth Nix and Sean Williams
  • Battletech: The Nellus Academy Incident, by Jennifer Brozak
  • Penguins of Madagascar, by Tracey West


  • Pathfinder: “Hunter’s Folly,” by Josh Vogt
  • Mike Hammer: “It’s in the Book,” by Max Collins and Mickey Spillane
  • Stargate: “Perceptions,” by Diana Botsford
  • Pathfinder: “Queen Sacrifice,” by Steven Savile
  • Tales of Valdemar: “Written in the Wind,” by Jennifer Brozek


  • Dark Shadows: The Darkest Shadow, by Nev Fountain
  • Dark Shadows: The Devil Cat, by Mark Thomas Passmore
  • Blake’s 7: Fortuitis, by George Mann
  • Doctor Who: Iterations of I, by John Dorney
  • Pathfinder Legends: The Skinsaw Murders, by Cavan Scott
  • International Association of Media Tie-In Writers 2015 Faust Award: Terrance Dicks

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Operation Baen Bulk

Operation Baen Bulk and Brain&Brain Press are leading Operation Baen Bulk to send Kindle electronic book readers to rehab and recovery centers for injured soldiers. The organization is hoping to raise enough money to donate Kindles preloaded with 500 titles to soldiers who are recuperating from injuries. In 2013, Operation Baen Bulk raised more than $5,000 and donated 80 Kindles.

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Clarke Award Winner

The winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award was announced during Sci-Fi-London. This year, the award included a prize of £2015. The winner is Emily St. John Mandel for the novel Station Eleven.

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