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Year’s Best according to the awards

by Paul

Each year, we take a look at which novels have been identified as the best of the year according to the various voters and jurors for the different sf awards. So, which of 2016’s novels stood out? Well, the first thing you notice is that no novel has won more than one award. The year’s […]

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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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Dragon Awards update

by Paul

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Following on from our post about the Dragon Awards the other day, the latest news is that after some uproar, the Dragon Awards decided to accept Alison Littlewood’s withdrawal of The Hidden People from the ballot. At the same time, and for very similar reasons, N.K. Jemisin has withdrawn The Obelisk Gate from the ballot. No new […]

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Dragon Awards

by Paul

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The Dragon Awards, which were launched by DragonCon a year or two back, have released their shortlists. There are 15 different categories (you can find the full list here); these are the main science fiction categories. Best Science Fiction Novel                     A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers […]

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Dragon Award Winners announced

by Paul

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Good grief, they’ve only just announced their first set of winners and already Dragoncon’s awards have been christened the Vox Day awards. This is what the Hugos would look like if the Puppies had their say. For the record, these are the main sf awards: Best Novel: Somewhither: A Tale of the Unwithering Realm, John […]

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Dragon Awards Shortlists

by Paul

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And there’s another new award on the block. It’s organised by DragonCon, which turns 30 this year, and which bills itself as the world’s largest “multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music & film”, which is a lot of focus, and which may be why there are […]

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Aurora, Prometheus & Dragon Awards

by Paul

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And still the awards keep coming. Over the last few days we’ve had the shortlists for the Aurora and Prometheus Awards announced, and a brand new award launched. The Aurora Awards are for the best works and activities done by Canadians in 2015. There are too many categories to list them all here, so you should […]

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