Clarke Award Nominees

The shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award has been released. The judges this year include Dave Hutchinson, Gaie Sebold, Paul March-Russell, Kari Maund, and Charles Christian. The winner, who will receive £2018 and the award, will be announced on July 18.

  • Sea of Rust, by C. Robert Cargill
  • Dreams Before the Start of Time, by Anne Charnock
  • American War, by Omar el Akkad
  • Spaceman of Bohemia, by Jaroslav Kalfan
  • Gather the Daughters, by Jennie Melamed
  • Borne, by Jeff VanderMeer

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British Fantasy Awards

The British Fantasy Award winners were announced on October 1 at FantasyCon 2017 in Peterborough, UK.

  • Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer: Erika L Satifka, for Stay Crazy
  • Best Magazine / Periodical: Tor.com
  • Best Non-fiction: The Geek Feminist Revolution, by Kameron Hurley
  • Best Comic / Graphic Novel: Monstress, Vol 1: Awakening, by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda
  • Best Independent Press: Grimbold Press
  • Best Artist: Daniele Serra
  • Best Anthology: People of Colour Destroy Science Fiction, edited by Lightspeed Magazine
  • Best Collection: Some Will Not Sleep, by Adam Nevill
  • Best Film / Television Production: Arrival
  • Best Novella: The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle
  • Best Short Fiction: “White Rabbit,” by Georgina Bruce
  • August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel: Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, by Paul Tremblay
  • Robert Holdstock Award for Best Fantasy Novel: The Tiger and the Wolf, by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Karl Edward Wagner Award (for an “important contribution to the genre or the Society”): Jan Edwards
  • The Legends of Fantasy Con Award: David & Sandra Sutton

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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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Eurocon to Northern Ireland

Belfast, Northern Ireland has won the right to hold the 2019 Eurocon, to be called TitanCon. The convention is scheduled for August 22-24, 2019, one week after the Worldcon will be held if Dublin manages to win the 2019 Worldcon. Dublin is currently unopposed in their bid which will be decided this year in Helsinki.

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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SF Centre Opens in Cambridge

Anglia Ruskin has opened the Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy at its Cambridge Campus. The centre is being viewed as a dedicated science fiction research group and will host round tables, readings, and discussions. The centre will also publish Samovar, a quarterly magazine devoted to translated speculative fiction presented in both English and its original language.

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Conrunner Donation

Satellite 4, the 2014 Eastercon, has announced a donation of £1,000 to Conrunner, a UK con-running convention. The funds will be used to provide at least three bursaries, including membership in Conrunner. The deadline for the initial submissions is December 18. Conrunner is scheduled to take place the weekend of February 10-12 in Nottingham.
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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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End of Conception

Conception, a gaming convention held at the UK town of New Milton since 2000, has announced that they have ended their run. The management of Hoburne Naish, the holiday resort where the convention has been held, has undergone some changes and their new policies offered challenges which left Conception with the option of moving to a new location or cancelling.
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Edge Hill Award Shortlist

The shortlist of the 2016 Edge Hill Prize has been announced. The award is given for excellence in a published short story collection. The main prize is £10,000, with an additional £1,000 Readers’ Prize, and a category worth £500 recognizing rising talents on Edge Hill University’s own MA Creative Writing course.

  • Three Moments of an Explosion, by China Miéville
  • Don’t Try This at Home, by Angela Readman
  • An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to the One Who Saw It, by Jessie Greengrass
  • The Not-Dead and the Saved, by Kate Clanchy
  • Your Father Sends his Love, by Stuart Evers
  • We Don’t Know What We’re Doing, by Thomas Morris

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