Awards are coming thick and fast right now, so here’s a round-up of some we’ve noticed:
Colson Whitehead has won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Underground Railroad.
The Power by Naomi Alderman has been shortlisted for the £30,000 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.
The Canopus Award is a prize for “the finest fiction and non-fiction works that engage broad audiences and enhance the understanding excitement, and knowledge of interstellar space exploration and travel.” The shortlists are:
Long Form Fiction
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Dark Orbit by Carolyn Ives Gilman
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, Translated by Ken Liu
Arkwright by Allen Steele
Short Form Fiction
Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds (Tachyon Publications)
The Long Vigil by Rhett C. Bruno (Perihelion)
The Citadel of Weeping Pearls by Aliette de Bodard (Asimov’s Science Fiction)
“Wavefronts of History and Memory” by David D. Levine (Analog Science Fiction and Fact)
The Four Thousand, The Eight Hundred by Greg Egan (Asimov’s Science Fiction / Subterranean Press)
“Whom He May Devour” by Alex Shvartsman (Nautilus)
“Love and Relativity” by Stewart C. Baker (Flash Fiction Online)
“A Terrestrial Planet Candidate in a Temperate Orbit Around Proxima” by Guillem Anglada-Escude, et al. (Nature)
“A Science Critique of Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson” by Stephen Baxter, James Benford, and Joseph Miller (Centauri Dreams)
Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet by Buzz Aldrin and Marianne Dyson (National Geographic)
“Let’s All Go to Mars” by John Lanchester (London Review of Books)
“Our Worldship Broke!” by Jim Beall (Baen Books)
There are also awards for unpublished fiction and nonfiction. The full shortlists are here.
The shortlists for the French Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire have also been announced. The main awards for works in translation are:
Mémoires, par lady Trent, tomes 1 & 2 [The Lady Trent Memoirs (A Natural History of Dragons and The Tropic of Serpents)] – Marie Brennan
L’Espace d’un an [The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet] – Becky Chambers
Le Problème à trois corps [The Three-Body Problem] – Cixin Liu
Les Chroniques du Radch, tomes 1 à 3 [Chronicles of the Radch (Ancillary Justice, Ancillary Sword, and Ancillary Mercy)] – Ann Leckie
Merfer [Railsea] – China Miéville
Frankenstein à Bagdad [Frankenstein in Baghdad] – Ahmed Saadawi
Foreign Short Fiction
Une brève histoire des formes à venir [“The Thing About Shapes to Come”] – Adam-Troy Castro (in Angle Mort n°11)
Un Pont sur la brume [“The Man Who Bridged the Mist”] – Kij Johnson (Bélial’)
L’Homme qui mit fin à l’histoire [“The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary”] – Ken Liu (Bélial’)
Honey Bear [“Honey Bear”] – Sofia Samatar (in Angle Mort n°11)
Infinités (recueil) [The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet (collection)] – Vandana Singh (Denoël)
Au-delà du gouffre (recueil) [Beyond the Rift (collection)] – Peter Watts (Bélial’ & Quarante-Deux)
The full list of nominees can be found here.
From Nebula and Hugo Award–nominated Carolyn Ives Gilman comes Dark Orbit, a compelling novel featuring alien contact, mystery, and murder.
Reports of a strange, new habitable planet have reached the Twenty Planets of human civilization. When a team of scientists is assembled to investigate this world, exoethnologist Sara Callicot is recruited to keep an eye on an unstable crewmate.