BSFA Nominations

The British Science Fiction Association has announced the nominees for this year’s BSFA Awards, to be presented on the evening of Saturday, March 26, at the Hilton Deansgate in Manchester, during Mancunicon, the 67th British National Science Fiction Convention (Eastercon). BSFA members may vote until mid-afternoon on Marcdh 26.

Best Novel

  • Europe at Midnight, by Dave Hutchinson
  • Mother of Eden, by Chris Beckett
  • The House of Shattered Wings, by Aliette de Bodard
  • Luna: New Moon, by Ian McDonald
  • Glorious Angels, by Justina Robson

Best Short Story

  • “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight,” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “The Witches of Lychford,” by Paul Cornell
  • “No Rez,” by Jeff Noon
  • “Binti,” by Nnedi Okorafor
  • “Ride the Blue Horse,” by Gareth L. Powell

Best Non-Fiction

  • “Time Pieces: Doctor Change or Doctor Die,” by Nina Allan
  • Letters to Tiptree, by Alisa Krasnostein and Alexandra Pierce
  • “What Price Your Critical Agency,” by Jonathan McCalmont
  • Rave and Let Die: The SF and Fantasy of 2014, by Adam Roberts
  • “From Annihilation to Acceptance: a writer’s surreal journey,” by Jeff VanderMeer

Best Artwork

  • Jim Burns, Cover of Pelquin’s Comet
  • Vincent Sammy: “Songbird”
  • Wayne Haag: “Bus Stop”
  • Sarah Anne Langton: Cover of Jews Versus Zombies

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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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BSFA Award Nominations

The nominees for the BSFA Award have been announced. The winners will be announced in a ceremony at Dysprosium, this year’s Eastercon in London Sunday on April 6. BSFA Prize-winners will receive a BSFA trophy. The James White Award will also announce the winner at the ceremony.

Best Artwork

  • Richard Anderson for the cover of Mirror Empire, by Kameron Hurley
  • Blacksheep for the cover of Bête, by Adam Roberts
  • Tessa Farmer for her sculpture The Wasp Factory, after Iain Banks.
  • Jeffery Alan Love for the cover of Wolves, by Simon Ings
  • Andy Potts for the cover of Mars Evacuees, by Sophia McDougall

Best Non-Fiction

  • Call and Response, by Paul Kincaid
  • “Deep Forests and Manicured Gardens: A Look at Two New Short Fiction Magazines,” by Jonathan McCalmont
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers and the First World War, by Edward James
  • “The State of British SF and Fantasy: A Symposium,” in Strange Horizons
  • Greg Egan, by Karen Burnham

Best Short Fiction:

  • “The Honey Trap,” by Ruth E J Booth
  • “The Mussel Eater,” by Octavia Cade
  • “Scale Bright,” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Best Novel

  • The Race, by Nina Allan
  • Cuckoo Song, by Frances Hardinge
  • Europe in Autumn, by Dave Hutchinson
  • Wolves, by Simon Ings
  • Ancilliary Sword, by Anne Leckie
  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, by Claire North
  • Lagoon, by Nnedi Okorafor
  • The Moon King, by Neil Williamson

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BSFA Awards

The winners of the 2014 BSFA Awards were announced at Eastercon on April 20.

  • Novel: (tie) Ack Ack Macaque, by Gareth L. Powell; Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie
  • Short Fiction: Spin, by Nina Allan
  • Artwork: Cover of Tony Ballantyne’s Dream London, Joey Hi-Fi
  • Non-Fiction: Wonderbook, by Jeff Vandermeer

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BSFA Shortlist Announced

The nominees for the BSFA Award have been announced. The winners will be announced in a ceremony at Satellite4 Eastercon in Glasgow Sunday on April 20. BSFA Prize-winners will receive a BSFA trophy. The James White Award will also announce the winner at the ceremony.

Best Novel

  • God’s War, by Kameron Hurley
  • Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie
  • Evening’s Empires, by Paul McAuley
  • Ack-Ack Macaque, by Gareth L. Powell
  • The Adjacent, by Christopher Priest

Best Short Fiction

  • Spin, by Nina Allan
  • “Selkie Stories are for Losers,” by Sofia Samatar
  • “Saga’s Children,” by E. J. Swift
  • “Boat in the Shadows Crossing,” by Tori Truslow

Best Artwork

  • Cover for Tony Ballantyne’s Dream London, by Joey Hi-fi
  • Poster for Metropolis, by Kevin Tong
  • “The Angel at the Heart of the Rain,” by Richard Wagner

Best Non-Fiction

  • Wonderbook, by Jeff VanderMeer
  • “Going Forth by Night,” by John J. Johnston
  • “Sleeps with Monsters,” by Liz Bourke

Doc Weir Award

Jan van’t Ent received the Doc Weir Award at Eastercon the weekend of March 29-31. The Doc Weir Award is voted on by the convention’s attending membership. The award is given to someone who has made some form of contribution to fandom that deserves a little public recognition. The winner receives a certificate and a silver cup, although the winner must return it at the end of the year with his/her name engraved on it.

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BSFA Winners

The winners of the 2013 BSFA Awards were announced at Eastercon on March 31.

  • Novel: Jack Glass, by Adam Roberts
  • Short Fiction: “Adrift on the Sea of Rains,” by Ian Sales
  • Artwork: Cover of Adam Roberts’s Jack Glass, by Blacksheep
  • Non-Fiction: The World SF Blog, by Lavie Tidhar

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BSFA Finalists

The nominees for the British Science Fiction Award have been announced. The winner will be announced at Eastercon in Brighton the weekend of March 29.

Best Novel

  • Dark Eden, by Chris Beckett
  • Empty Space: a Haunting, by M John Harrison
  • Intrusion, by Ken MacLeod
  • Jack Glass, by Adam Roberts
  • 2312, by Kim Stanley Robinson

Best Short Story

  • “Immersion,” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “The Flight of the Ravens,” by Chris Butler
  • “Song of the Body Cartographer,” by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
  • “Limited Edition,” by Tim Maughan
  • “Three Moments of an Explosion,” by China Miéville
  • “Adrift on the Sea of Rains,” by Ian Sales

Best Artwork

  • Ben Baldwin for the cover of Dark Currents
  • Blacksheep for the cover of Jack Glass
  • Dominic Harman for the cover of Helix Wars
  • Joey Hifi for the cover of Thy Kingdom Come
  • cover artwork for Chris Beckett’s Dark Eden

Best Non-Fiction

  • “The Complexity of the Humble Space Suit,” by Karen Burnham (Rocket Science, Mutation Press)
  • “The Widening Gyre,” by Paul Kincaid (Los Angeles Review of Books)
  • The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn (Cambridge University Press)
  • The Shortlist Project, by Maureen Kincaid Speller
  • The World SF Blog, edited by Lavie Tidhar

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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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