BSFA Finalists

The British Science Fiction Association has announced the nominees for this year’s BSFA Awards, to be presented on the evening of Saturday, April 1, at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, during Follycon, the 69th British National Science Fiction Convention (Eastercon).

Best Novel

  • The Rift, by Nina Allen
  • Dreams Before the Start of Time, by Anne Charnock
  • Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid
  • Provenance, by Ann Lecki

Best Shorter Fiction

  • “The Enclave,” by Anne Charnock
  • “These Constellations Will Be Yours,” by Elaine Cuyegkeng
  • “Uncanny Valley,” by Greg Egan
  • “Angular Size,” by Geoff Nelder
  • “The Murders of Molly Southbourne,” by Tade Thompson

Best Non-Fiction

  • Iain M. Banks, by Paul Kincaid
  • “The Myth of Meritocracy and the Reality of the Leaky Pipe and Other Obstacles in Science Fiction & Fantasy,” by Juliet E McKenna
  • Wells at the World’s End, by Adam Roberts
  • The 2017 Shadow Clarke Award blog, by Shadow Clarke Award jurors
  • The Unthinkability of Climate Change: Thoughts on Amitav Ghosh’s The Great Derangement, by Vandana Singh

Best Artwork

  • Sundown Towns, by Geneva Benton
  • Cover for The Ion Raider, by Jim Burns
  • Illustration for “These Constellations Will Be Yours,” by Galen Dara
  • Cover for The Memoirist, by Chris Moore
  • Illustration for “Waiting on a Bright Moon,” by Victo Ngai
  • Cover for 2084, by Marcin Wolski

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Clarke Award Winner

The winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award was announced on July 27. This year, the award included a prize of £2017. The winner is Colson Whitehead for the novel Underground Railroad.
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Clarke Award Nominees

The shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award has been released. The judges this year include Una McCormack, Shana Worthen, Paul March-Russell, Andrew McKie, and Charles Christian. The winner, who will receive £2017.00 and the award, will be announced on July 27.

  • A Closed and Common Orbit, by Becky Chambers
  • Ninefox Gambit, by Yoon Ha Lee
  • After Atlas, by Emma Newman
  • Occupy Me, by Tricia Sullivan
  • Central Station, by Lavie Tidhar
  • The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead

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BSFA Award Winners

The British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Award winners were announced on April 15 at Innominate, the 68th Eastercon, in Birmingham, UK.

  • Best Novel: Europe in Winter, by Dave Hutchinson
  • Best Short Fiction: “Liberty Bird,” by Jaine Fenn
  • Best Non-Fiction: 100 African Writers of SFF, by Geoff Ryman
  • Best Artwork: “Cover for Central Station, by Lavie Tidhar,” by Sarah Anne Langton

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Clarke Award Winner

The winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award was announced on August 24. This year, the award included a prize of £2016. The winner is Adrian Tchaikovsky for the novel Children of Time. The administrators also announced that next year’s awards would be open to self-published and e-books.

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Clarke Award Shortlist

The shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award has been released. The judges this year include Liz Bourke, Leila Abu El Hawa, David Gullen, Andrew McKie, and Ian Whates. The winner, who will receive £2016.00 and the award, will be announced in August.

  • The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers
  • Europe at Midnight, by Dave Hutchinson
  • The Book of Phoenix, by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Arcadia, by Iain Pears
  • Way Down Dark, by J.P. Smythe
  • Children of Time, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

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BSFA Awards

The British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Award winners were announced on March 26 at Mancunicon, the British National Science Fiction Convention.

  • Best Novel: The House of Shattered Wings, by Aliette de Bodard
  • Best Short Story: “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight,” by Aliette de Bodard
  • Best Non-Fiction: Rave and Let Die: The SF and Fantasy of 2014, by Adam Roberts
  • Best Artwork: Jim Burns, Cover of Pelquin’s Comet

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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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Arthur C. Clarke Nominations

The shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award has been released. The judges this year include Duncan Lawie, Nicholas Whyte, Sarah Brown, Lesley Hall, and Leila Abu El Hawa. The winner, who will receive £2015.00 and the award, will be announced on May 6 at Foyles Bookshop, as part of the activities leading up to the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival.

  • The Girl With All The Gifts, by M.R. Carey
  • The Book Of Strange New Things, by Michel Faber
  • Europe In Autumn, by Dave Hutchinson
  • Memory Of Water, by Emmi Itäranta
  • The First Fifteen Lives Of Harry August, by Claire North
  • Station Eleven, by Emily St John Mandel

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BSFA Winners

The winners of the 2015 BSFA Awards were announced at Dysprosium, this year’s Eastercon on April 5.

  • Novel: Ancillary Sword, by Ann Leckie
  • Short Fiction: The Honey Trap, by Ruth E J Booth
  • Artwork: Tessa Farmer for her sculpture The Wasp Factory, after Iain Banks.
  • Non-Fiction: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers and the First World War, by Edward James

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