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Sidewise Awards shortlists

by Paul

The shortlists have been announced for the Sidewise Awards for Alternate History. The shortlisted works are: Best Long-Form Alternate History        The Apostle Killer by Richard Beard Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters Azanian Bridges by Nick Wood Best Short-Form Alternate History           “The Danish Crutch” by Anna Belfrage (1066 […]

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… and SF novels shortlisted for mainstream prizes

by Paul

The other day we noted some of the mainstream writers who had been shortlisted for (or had even won) major science fiction awards. But the news that Naomi Alderman has won the Baileys Women’s Prize for The Power was a reminder that the traffic isn’t all one way. Admittedly, there are fewer sf novels being shortlisted […]

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Tidhar/Valente win Campbell/Sturgeon Awards

by Paul

The winners of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award have been announced. The Campbell Award for Best Novel went to Central Station by Lavie Tidhar The Sturgeon Award for Best Short Story went to “The Future is Blue” by Catherynne M. Valente (Drowned Worlds ed. Jonathan Strahan) Facebook0Twitter0Pinterest0Reddit0Total0

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Ditmar and Kurd Laßwitz Preis winners announced

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The winners of Australia’s Ditmar awards and Germany’s Kurd Laßwitz Preis have been announced. The Ditmars, also known as the Australian SF Awards, have gone as follows:          Best Novel The Grief Hole – Kaaron Warren Best Novella/Novelette “Did We Break the End of the World” – Tansy Rayner Roberts (Defying Doomsday) Best Short Story “No Fat […]

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18 mainstream authors shortlisted for SF Awards

by Paul

A little while ago, a columnist at Slate published a piece about mainstream writers venturing into science fiction. It’s a piece that has been pretty widely mocked in sf circles, though not always for the right reasons. But the truth is that this is not a new phenomenon; the distinction between sf and mainstream has always […]

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Campbell Award Finalists announced

by Paul

The finalists for this year’s John W. Campbell Memorial Award have been announced. The winner will be announced at the Campbell Conference which is held at the University of Kansas, 16-18 June. The 13 Finalists are:              The Medusa Chronicles by Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds Zero K by Don DeLillo The Dream-Quest […]

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Aurora Award shortlists announced

by Paul

The Canadian Fantasy and Science Fiction Association has announced the shortlists for the Aurora Awards for the best works of sf and fantasy by Canadians in 2016. Voting by members of the Association will take place between July and September, and the winners will be announced in September. The full list of nominees is here. […]

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Sunburst Award Longlists announced

by Paul

The longlists have been announced for the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Shortlists will be announced in late June, and the winners this coming autumn. Winners receive a medallion that incorporates the Sunburst logo. Winners of both the Adult and Young Adult Sunburst Award also receive a cash prize of $1,000, […]

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Nebula Award winners

by Paul

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have announced the winners of the Nebula Awards. The winners are:          Best Novel All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders Best Novella Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire Best Novelette “The Long Fall Up” by William Ledbetter (F&SF) Best Short Story “Seasons […]

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Sturgeon Award shortlist announced

by Paul

The finalists for this year’s Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for short fiction have been announced. The winner will be announced at the Campbell Conference Awards Banquet on June 16th. The shortlisted stories are:              Nina Allan, The Art of Space Travel. Amal El-Mohtar, “Seasons of Glass and Iron,” The Starlit Wood. […]

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