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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Eastercons Selected

Two Eastercons were selected at Mancunicon. The 2017 Eastercon was selected to replace Pasgon, which was cancelled earlier this month. The 2018 Eastercon was also selected.

2017: Innominate will be held in Birmingham from April 14-17 in the Hilton Metropole. The Guests of Honour are Pat Cadigan, Judith Clute, and Colin Harris.

2018: Follycon will be held in Harrogate from March 30-April 2, 2018 at the Majestic Hotel. The Guests of Honour are Kieron Gillen, Christina Lake, Nnedi Okorafor, and Kim Stanley Robinson.

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Pasgon Cancelled

The group scheduled to run Pasgon, the 2017 Eastercon, in Cardiff has announced that due to location issues they no longer believe their convention is viable. They informed their members and hope that a replacement convention can be put together in time for selection at this year’s Eastercon, Mancunicon, in Manchester. Pasgon was awarded the 2017 Eastercon in 2015 after a prior bid for 2016 had been withdrawn and Manchester stepped into the breach.
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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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