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Some thoughts on the Hugo results

by Paul

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Two things jump out at you when you look at this year’s Hugo results. First: Practically all the winners were women. All the individual winners were women, and the group winners (Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda for Best Graphic Story; Lynne M. Thomas, Michael Damien Thomas, Michi Trota, Julia Rios, Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky […]

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Hugo Award Winners

by Paul

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And the winners are …              Best Novel The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin Best Series The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold Best Novella Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire Best Novelette “The Tomato Thief” by Ursula Vernon Best Short Story “Seasons of Glass and Iron” by Amal El-Mohtar Best […]

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Catching up: Awards

by Paul

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Typical, isn’t it. Go away for a few days and suddenly a whole host of awards are announced. So, here’s a quick run down of the most recent awards. Locus Awards               Science Fiction Novel: Death’s End by Cixin Liu Young Adult Book: Revenger by Alastair Reynolds First Novel: Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee Novella: Every Heart a […]

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Aurora Award shortlists announced

by Paul

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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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Nebula Award winners

by Paul

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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

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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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Locus Award shortlists

by Paul

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Locus has announced the top ten finalists in each category of the Locus Awards. The winners will be announced at the Locus Award Weekend in Seattle in June. The full list of finalists is here, but these are the main science fiction categories: Science Fiction Novel                         […]

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12 more books we’re looking forward to in May

by Paul

So, a couple of days ago we gave you a whistlestop tour of some of the space operas and military sf due out this month. But that barely scratches the surface of the books being published in May. So here’s a bunch more books that you’re going to enjoy. The Berlin Project by Gregory Benford […]

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Eugie Award shortlist announced

by Paul

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The Eugie short story award, named in honour of the late Eugie Foster, has announced its shortlist for the 2017 award.          “The City Born Great” by N.K. Jemisin (Tor.com, September 2016) “The Limitless Perspective of Master Peek, or, the Luminescence of Debauchery” by Catherynne M. Valente (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, May 2016) “Seasons […]

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Hugo shortlists announced

by Paul

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The shortlists for this year’s Hugo Awards have now been announced. Best Novel            All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers Death’s End by Cixin Liu Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin Too Like the Lightning by Ada […]

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