Clarke Award Winner

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 £2012. The winner is Jane Rogers for the novel The Testament of Jessie Lamb.

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BSFA Winners

The winners of the 2012 BSFA Awards were announced at Eastercon on April 8.

  • Novel: The Islanders, by Christopher Priest
  • Short Fiction: “The Copenhagen Interpretation,” by Paul Cornell
  • Artwork: Cover of Ian Whates’s The Noise Revealed, by Dominic Harman
  • Non-Fiction: The SF Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition edited John Clute, Peter Nicholls, David Langford, and Graham Sleight

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BSFA Nominations

The British Science Fiction Awards nominees have been announced. The awards will be presented at Eastercon in April.

Best Novel

  • Cyber Circus, by Kim Lakin-Smith
  • Embassytown, by China Miéville
  • The Islanders, by Christopher Priest
  • By Light Alone, by Adam Roberts
  • Osama, by Lavie Tidhar

Best Short Fiction

  • “The Silver Wind,” by Nina Allan
  • “The Copenhagen Interpretation,” by Paul Cornell
  • “Afterbirth,” by Kameron Hurley
  • “Covehithe,” by China Miéville
  • “Of Dawn,” by Al Robertson

Best Non-Fiction

  • Out of This World: Science Fiction But Not as We Know It, by Mike Ashley
  • The SF Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition, edited by John Clute, Peter Nicholls, & David Langford
  • Review of Arslan, by M.J. Engh & Abigail Nussbaum
  • SF Mistressworks, edited by Ian Sales
  • Pornokitsch, edited by Jared Shurin & Anne Perry,
  • The Unsilent Library: Essays on the Russell T. Davies Era of the New Doctor Who, by Graham Sleight, Tony Keen, & Simon Bradshaw

Best Art

  • cover for The Noise Revealed, by Dominic Harman
  • cover for A Monster Calls, by Jim Kay
  • cover for Osama, by Pedro Marques
  • cover for A Glass of Shadow, by Anne Sudworth

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Obituary: Terry Jeeves

Fan artist Terry Jeeves died on May 29. Jeeves was a founder of the British Science Fiction Association and served as editor of its ‘zine, Vector. He also published his own fanzine, Erg for more than forty years and was the co-editor of Triode with Eric Bentcliffe. Jeeves won the Doc Weir Award for service to British fandom , the Rotsler Award, and in 2010 was inducted into the First Fandom Hall of Fame. In 2010, Thomas Sadler published Wartime Daze, a fanzine tribute to Jeeves that included numerous articles and art by Jeeves.

Arthur C. Clarke Award Winner

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.

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BSFA Winners

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

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BSFA Nominations

The British Science Fiction Awards nominees have been announced. The awards will be presented at Eastercon in April.

Best Novel

  • 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

Best Non-Fiction

  • 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

Best Art

  • 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

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Obituary: E.C. Tubb

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.

Clarke Award Winner

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.

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BSFA Award Winners

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

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