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And More Awards

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Awards are coming thick and fast right now, so here’s a round-up of some we’ve noticed:

The Underground Railroad (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel

Colson Whitehead has won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Underground Railroad.


The Power

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: A Novel   Dark Orbit: A Novel   Seveneves   The Three-Body Problem   Arkwright: A Novel

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   This Long Vigil (A Short Story)   The Citadel of Weeping Pearls (Xuya Universe)   The Four Thousand, the Eight Hundred

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)


Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet“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There are also awards for unpublished fiction and nonfiction.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:

Foreign Novel

A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent (The Lady Trent Memoirs) The Tropic of Serpents: A Memoir by Lady Trent (The Lady Trent Memoirs) The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A Novel The Three-Body Problem

Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch) Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch) Ancillary Mercy (Imperial Radch) Railsea Frankenstein in Baghdad: A Novel

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.


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