2018 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards in Speculative Fiction.

The Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College has named the winners of the inaugural Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards in Speculative Fiction. The awards go to three works of fiction that “demonstrate that the future can be imagined as something other than a slick, techno-dystopia.”

2018 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award “Open Category”

  • On the Edge of Gone by Corrine Duyvis (Amulet/Abrams, 2016)
  • Central Station by Lavie Tidhar (Tachyon Publications, 2016)

2018 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award “Debut Speculative Fiction Award”

  • Best Worst American by Juan Martinez (Small Beer Press, 2017)

Each award winner will receive a $5,000 honorarium that will be presented during a Dartmouth-hosted panel to discuss the genre and their work.

Lavie Tidhar, co-winner in the open category for Central Station, said: “Writing Central Station, I was finally able to put into form many of the ideas on the future – of people, of machines, of communication – that occupied me since first loading a command line prompt, and since the first time I heard the siren call of a modem. I’m honored to be among the inaugural recipients of the Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards.”

Corinne Duyvis, co-winner in the open category for On the Edge of Gone, said: “This was a highly personal book for me to write, and for it to receive an honor of this magnitude is thrilling both professionally and personally.”

Juan Martinez, winner in the debut author category for Best Worst American, said: “I’m thrilled, humbled, and tremendously happy. I’m a huge fan of the writers on the shortlist, and it was a surprise to find myself in there; it’s an even bigger surprise to be among the winners.”

 

The Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards program was announced last year as an open competition to honor and support creative works around speculative fiction. The inaugural playwriting award announced earlier this year was given to Jessica Andrewartha for her play, “Choices People Make.” Andrewartha’s play navigates a
near-world future dominated by artificial intelligence, but that also struggles with the real-world issues faced in today’s society.

The Neukom Institute for Computational Science is dedicated to supporting and inspiring computational work. The Literary Arts Awards is part of the Neukom Institute’s initiative to explore the ways in which computational ideas impact society.

More about the Neukom Award can be found here.

[Thanks to Jim DeMaio and Mark Hepworth for the story. This coverage is based on the press release.]

2018 Tähtifantasia Award Shortlist

The Helsinki Science Fiction Society has announced the nominees for the 2018 Tähtifantasia Award, given for the best translated fantasy book published in Finnish during the previous year.

  • Eka Kurniawan: Kauneus on kirous [Beauty Is A Wound] (Gummerus, Translated to Finnish by Jaana Kapari-Jatta)
  • Ursula K. Le Guin: Ikuisen hämärän maa [The Beginning Place] (Vaskikirjat, Translated to Finnish by Jyrki Iivonen)
  • Andri Snær Magnason: Aika-arkku [Tímakistan]  (Aula & Co, Translated from the original Icelandic “The Time Casket” to Finnish by Tapio Koivukari)
  • David Mitchell: Luukellot [The Bone Clocks] (Sammakko, Translated to Finnish by Einari Aaltonen)
  • Brandon Sanderson: Viimeinen valtakunta [Mistborn: The Final Empire] (Jalava, Translated to Finnish by Mika Kivimäki)

The award jury is composed of critics Jukka Halme and Aleksi Kuutio, author and publisher Anne Leinonen, and Osmo Määttä of Risingshadow.net.

[Thanks to Jukka Halme for the story.]

Deutscher Phantastik Preis 2018 Shortlist

The Deutscher Phantastik Preis 2018 shortlist has been posted.

The award honors speculative fiction published for the first time in German language during the previous year.

The winners will be picked by a public vote. Voting on the shortlist continues until June 15.

The German SFF event Phantastika 2018 has been cancelled, and taken with it this year’s Deutscher Phantastik Preis ceremony. Event organizer Mike Hillenbrand told an interviewer the award will still be presented at a time to be determined.

Deutscher Phantastik Preis Shortlist

Bester deutscher Roman / Best German Novel

  • Animant Crumbs Staubchronik — Lin Rina — Drachenmond Verlag
  • Das Geheimnis der Sternentränen — Anke Höhl-Kayser — Bookspot Verlag
  • Das Herz der Quelle – Sternensturm — Alana Falk — Arena Verlag
  • Das Koboltikum — Christian von Aster — Edition Roter Drache
  • Die Krone der Sterne — Kai Meyer — FISCHER Tor
  • Die Legende von Enyador — Mira Valentin — Selfpublisher

Bestes deutschsprachiges Romandebüt / Best debut novel in German

  • A Fairy Tale – Die Suche nach dem blauen Herz — Anja Stephan — Selfpublisher
  • Archibald Leach und die Monstrositäten des Marquis de Mortemarte — Markus Cremer — Art Skript Phantastik Verlag
  • Das Raunen der Flammen — Helena Gäßler — Drachenmond Verlag
  • Der siebte Sohn — Julia Maar — Selfpublisher
  • Izara – Das ewige Feuer — Julia Dippel — Planet!

Bester internationaler Roman / Best international novel

  • Das Herz der verlorenen Dinge [The Heart of What was Lost] — Tad Williams — Klett-Cotta
  • Das Lied der Krähen [Six of Crows]– Leigh Bardugo — Knaur
  • Nevernight – Die Prüfung [From the Dust Returned] — Jay Kristoff — FISCHER Tor
  • Scythe – Die Hüter des Todes — Neal Shusterman — FISCHER Sauerländer
  • Vier Farben der Magie [A Darker Shade of Magic] — V. E. Schwab — FISCHER Tor

Beste deutschsprachige Kurzgeschichte / Best German short story

  • Alissa im Drunterland — Fabienne Siegmund — Papierverzierer Verlag
  • Der geheimnisvolle Gefangene — Gerd Scherm — Reiten wir! – Phantastikautoren für Karl May — Edition Roter Drache
  • Happy Halloween — Sarah Drews — Halloween – Jetzt schlägt’s 13 — Kelebek Verlag
  • Schattenruf – Erzählung — Klara Bellis — Selfpublisher
  • Traum und Wahrheit — Jacqueline Mayerhofer — Absinth – Geschichten im Rausch der Grünen Fee — Art Skript Phantastik Verlag

Beste Original-Anthologie/Kurzgeschichten-Sammlung / Best anthology/story collection

  • Absinth – Geschichten im Rausch der Grünen Fee — Grit Richter — Art Skript Phantastik Verlag
  • Es war einmal … … ganz anders — Sylvia Rieß & Janna Ruth — Machandel Verlag
  • Halloween – Jetzt schlägt’s 13 — Kelebek Verlag — Kelebek Verlag
  • Reiten wir! – Phantastikautoren für Karl May — Alex Jahnke — Edition Roter Drache
  • The U-Files – Die Einhorn Akten — Sandra Florean — Talawah Verlag

Bestes deutschsprachiges Hörspiel/Hörbuch / Best German Language Radio Play / Audiobook

  • Der Mitreiser und die Überfliegerin — Mira Valentin — Julian Horeyseck — Audible Studios
  • Der Totengräbersohn 1 — Sam Feuerbach — Robert Frank — Audible Studios
  • Die Krone der Sterne — Kai Meyer — Philipp Schepmann — Argon Verlag
  • Drachenreiter – Die Vulkan-Mission — Cornelia Funke — David Fowler — Atmende Bücher
  • GötterFunke – Liebe mich nicht — Marah Woolf — Jodie Ahlborn, & Patrick Bach — Oetinger Media

Beste deutschsprachige Serie / Best German Language Series

  • Die Phileasson-Saga — Bernhard Hennen & Robert Corvus — Heyne Verlag
  • Spiegelmagie — Chris Svartbeck — Selfpublisher
  • Frost & Payne-Reihe — Luzia Pfyl — Greenlight Press
  • Nebular — Thomas Rabenstein — SciFi-World Medien Verlag
  • PERRY RHODAN — Pabel-Moewig Verlag

Bester deutschsprachiger Grafiker /Best German-speaking Graphic Artist

  • Die Bibliothekare – Die maskierte Stadt — Guter Punkt — Bastei Lübbe
  • Die Braut des blauen Raben — Coverandbooks / Rica Aitzetmueller — Zeilengold Verlag
  • FAAR – Das versinkende Königreich – Herr der Wälder — Atelier Tag 1 — Amrûn Verlag
  • Keine Helden – Piraten des Mahlstroms — Christian Günther — Amrûn Verlag
  • Prinzessin Insomnia & der alptraumfarbene Nachtmahr — Walter Moers, Oliver Schmitt & Lydia Rode — Albrecht Knaus Verlag
  • The U-Files – Die Einhorn Akten — Marie Graßhoff — Talawah Verlag

Bestes deutschsprachiges Sekundärwerk / Best German Language Secondary Work (i.e., Related Work)

  • Geek!-Magazin — Panini Verlags GmbH
  • Handbücher des Drachen: Rollenspiel-Essays — Markus Plötz — Ulisses Medien und Spiel Distribution GmbH
  • Nachdenken über ‘Game of Thrones’: George R.R. Martins ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ — Jan Söffner — Verlag Wilhelm Fink
  • Nautilus – Abenteuer & Phantastik — Abenteuer Medien
  • phantastisch! neues aus anderen welten — Atlantis Verlag

Bester deutschsprachiger Comic / Best German Language Comic

  • Der Andergaster (Das Schwarze Auge) — Reinhard Kotz — Ulisses Medien und Spiel Distribution GmbH
  • Die Abenteuer von Autistic Hero-Girl — Daniela Schreiter — Panini Books
  • Die Stadt der Träumenden Bücher – Buchhaim | Florian Biege | Aalbrecht Knaus Verlag
  • Echo des Wahnsinns: Geschichten aus dem H.P. Lovecraft Universum — Sphinx Spieleverlag
  • Mark Brandis – Weltraumpartisanen: Bd. 2: Verrat auf der Venus — Michael Vogt & Nikolai von Michalewsky — Panini

[Via Europa SF, and following their international novel title identifications.]

Premios Kelvin 505 – 2018 Finalists

Spain’s Festival Celsius 232 committee has revealed the 2018 finalists for its Premios Kelvin 505.

Mejor novela original en castellano publicada por primera vez en España / Best original novel in Spanish published for the first time in Spain

  • Arañas de Marte, by Guillem López (Valdemar)
  • Connerland, by Laura Fernández (Penguin Random House)
  • Transcrepuscular, by Emilio Bueso (Gigamesh)
  • Las tres muertes de Fermín Salvochea, by Jesús Cañadas (Roca)

Mejor novela traducida al castellano y publicada por primera vez en España / Best novel translated into Spanish and published for the first time in Spain

  • El archivo de atrocidades (Los expedientes de la Lavandería 1) [The Atrocity Archives], by Charles Stross, translated by Blanca Rodríguez y Antonio Rivas (Insólita)
  • La casa del callejón, [Slade House] by David Mitchell, translated by Cruz Rodríguez Juiz (Penguin Random House)
  • Las estrellas son legión, [The Stars Are Legion] by Kameron Hurley, translated by Alexander Páez (Alianza)
  • La quinta estación [The Fifth Season] (Trilogía de la tierra fragmentada 1) by N.K. Jemisin, translated by David Tejera (Nova)
  • Los últimos días de Nueva París, [The Last Days of New Paris] by China Mieville, translated by Silvia Schettin (Nova)

Mejor novela juvenil original en castellano publicada por primera vez en España / Best original juvenile novel in Spanish published for the first time in Spain

  • Las once vidas de Uria Ha, by Patricia García Rojo (SM)
  • Heredero (La segunda revolución 1), by Costa Alcalá (Montena)
  • Rojo y oro, by Iria Parente y Selene Pascual (Alfaguara)

Mejor novela juvenil traducida al castellano y publicada por primera vez en España / Best youth novel translated into Spanish and published for the first time in Spain

  • El árbol de las mentiras, [The Lie Tree] by Frances Hardinge, translated by Roser Vilagrassa (Bambú)
  • Reino de ladrones [Crooked Kingdom] (Seis de cuervos 2), by Leigh Bardugo, translated by Miguel Trujillo (Hidra)
  • El rey cuervo [The Raven King] (The Raven Boys 4), by Maggie Stiefvater, translated by Xohana Bastida (SM)
  • Siega, [Scythe] by Neil Shusterman, translated by Pilar Ramírez Tello (Nocturna)

2018 Premio Ignotus Nominees

The nominees for the Premio Ignotus 2018 (2018 Ignotus Awards) have been announced by Spain’s Asociación Española de Fantasía, Ciencia Ficción y Terror.

The nominees include works translated into Spanish, by Sarah Pinborough, Charles Stross, Joe Hill, N. K. Jemisin, Kameron Hurley, Louisa May Alcott, Rachel Swirsky, Michael Wehunt, Eugene Fischer, and Aliette de Bodard.

The winners will be announced at HispaCon (the Spanish National SF convention).

Novela / Best Novel

  • Al final del bosque, by Tony Jiménez (ed. Dilatando mentes)
  • Arañas de Marte, by Guillem López (ed. Valdemar)
  • La leyenda de San Bogdán, by Carlos Saiz Cidoncha (ed. La hermandad del enmascarado)
  • Las tres muertes de Fermín Salvochea, by Jesús Cañadas (ed. Roca)
  • Señora de los caídos, by Álvaro Aparicio (ed. Pulpture)

Novela Corta / Best Novella

  • 36, by Nieves Delgado (ed. Cerbero)
  • “El asteroide del lobo”, by Carlos Saiz Cidoncha (El asteroide del lobo y otras historias de la frontera (ed. La hermandad del enmascarado))
  • Éxodo (o cómo salvar a la reina), by David Luna Lorenzo (ed. Apache libros)
  • La chica descalza en la colina de los arándanos, by Nieves Mories (ed. Cerbero)
  • Meigallo, by Miguel Garrido de Vega (ed. Pulpture)

Cuento / Best Short Story

  • CloroFilia, by Cristina Jurado (ed. Cerbero)
  • “Granja-357”, by Miriam Iriarte (I Premio Ripley (ed. Triskel))
  • “Humo y espejos”, by Elia Barceló (Dark Fantasies (ed. Sportula))
  • “La fiebre”, by David Luna Lorenzo (Delirio 19 (ed. La biblioteca del laberinto))
  • “La mejor compañía”, by Tony Jiménez (El guardián del miedo (ed. Apache libros))
  • La puerta de Pandora, by Antonio Sancho (Historias cortas de intensa ficción 31 (ed. Pulpture))

Antologia / Best Anthology

  • Cuéntamelo otra vez, by varios autores (ed. Pulpture)
  • Dark Fantasies, selección by Mariano Villarreal (ed. Sportula)
  • El zoo de papel, by Ken Liu (ed. Alianza)
  • I Premio Ripley, by varios autores (ed. Triskel)
  • No son molinos, by varios autores (ed. Cerbero)

Libro de ensayo / Best related Book

  • Basado en hechos reales, by Luis Martínez Vallés (Ed. Dilatando mentes)
  • Dentro del laberinto friki, by Cristina Martínez (Ed. Apache libros)
  • Joe Dante: En el límite de la realidad, by Álvaro Pita (Ed. Applehead Team)
  • Weird Tales y el pulp de fantasía y terror: Una guía visual, by Javier Jiménez Barco (Ed. La hermandad del enmascarado)
  • Wonder Woman. El feminismo como superpoder, by Elisa McCausland (Ed. Errata Naturae)

Articulo / Best related work

Ilustración / Best Cover

  • Cubierta de 36, by Cecilia G. F. (ed. Cerbero)
  • Cubierta de Al final del bosque, by Juan Alberto Hernández (ed. Dilatando mentes)
  • Cubierta de Anatomía del caos, by Miguel Ángel Cáceres (ed. Apache libros)
  • Cubierta de CloroFilia, by Cecilia G. F. (ed. Cerbero)
  • Cubierta de Cuéntamelo otra vez, by J. R. Plana (ed. Pulpture)
  • Cubierta de No son molinos, by Juan Alberto Hernández (ed. Cerbero)

Producción audiovisual / Audiovisual production

  • El sótano de radio Belgrado, dirección by Emilio López Santos (radio)
  • La cueva, by Felicidad Martínez (canal de Youtube)
  • Los VerdHugos, by Armando Saldaña, Elías Combarro, Josep María Oriol, María Leticia Lara Palomino, y Miquel Codony (http://verdhugos.blogspot.com.es). (Podcast)
  • Luces en el horizonte, en Bit FM (radio)
  • Verónica, dirección by Paco Plaza y producción by Apaches Entertainment / TVE (largometraje)

Tebeo / Comics

  • Anatomía del caos, de Manuel Amaro, Miguel Ángel Cáceres y Dr. Zonum (ed. Apache libros)
  • I Hate Fairyland 1: Loca para siempre, by Skottie Young y Jean-Francois Beaulieu (ed. Panini)
  • La visión vol. 2: Poco mejor que una bestia, by Gabriel Hernández Walta y Tom King (ed. Panini)
  • Monstress vol. 1: Despertar, by Marjorie Liu y Sana Takeda (ed. Norma)
  • Very Horrible Stories 1: Prohibido cazar ratas, by Juan Carlos Cervera y Nacho Fito (ed. Pulpture)

Revista / Magazine

  • Barsoom (ed. La hermandad del enmascarado)
  • Delirio (ed. La biblioteca del laberinto)
  • Mamut (dirección by Maria Antònia Martí Escayol y Raul Ciannella)
  • Supersonic (dirección by Cristina Jurado)
  • Vuelo de cuervos (dirección by Lorena Gil Rey)

Novela extranjera / Foreign Novel

  • Detrás de sus ojos, by Sarah Pinborough [Behind Her Eyes] (ed. Alianza)
  • El archivo de atrocidades, by Charles Stross [The Atrocity Archives] (ed. Insólita)
  • Fuego, by Joe Hill [The Fireman] (ed. Nocturna)
  • La quinta estación, by N. K. Jemisin [The Fifth Season] (ed. B)
  • Las estrellas son legión, by Kameron Hurley [The Stars Are Legion] (ed. Alianza)

Cuento extranjera / Foreign story

  • El espectro del abad, by Louisa May Alcott [“The Abbot’s Ghost”] (ed. Pulpture)
  • “El mar de árboles”, by Rachel Swirsky [“The Sea of Trees”] (en Dark Fantasies (ed. Sportula))
  • “La quedada fílmica de octubre: Bajo la casa”, by Michael Wehunt [“October Film Haunt: Under the House”] (en Un lugar mejor (ed. Dilatando mentes))
  • Nueva madre, by Eugene Fischer [“The New Mother”] (ed. Cerbero)
  • “Tres tazas de aflicción a la luz de las estrellas”, by Aliette de Bodard [“Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight”] (en Cuentos para Algernon (https://cuentosparaalgernon.wordpress.com/2017/05/08/tres-tazas-de-afliccion-a-la-luz-de-las-estrellas-de-aliette-de-bodard))

Sitio web / Web

[Thanks to Mark Hepworth for the story.]

2017 Shirley Jackson Award Nominees

The shortlists for the 2017 Shirley Jackson Awards have been announced.

The Shirley Jackson Awards are given for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic. They are voted upon by a jury of professional writers, editors, critics, and academics.

NOVEL

  • Ill Will, Dan Chaon (Ballantine Books)
  • The Bone Mother, David Demchuk (ChiZine Publications)
  • The Changeling, Victor Lavalle (Spiegel & Grau)
  • The Hole, Hye-young Pyun (Arcade Publishing)
  • The Night Ocean, Paul La Farge (Penguin Press)

NOVELLA

  • Fever Dream, Samantha Schweblin (Riverhead Books)
  • Mapping the Interior, Stephen Graham Jones (Tor.com)
  • The Asylum of Dr. Caligari, James Morrow (Tachyon Publications LLC)
  • The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion, Margaret Killjoy (Tor.com)
  • The Lost Daughter Collective, Lindsey Drager (Dzanc Books)
  • The Murders of Molly Southbourne, Tade Thompson (Tor.com)

NOVELETTE

  • “Take the Way Home That Leads Back to Sullivan Street,” Chavisa Woods (Things to Do When You’re Goth in the Country)
  • “The Resident,” Carmen Maria Machado (Her Body and Other Parties)
  • “Sun Dogs,” Laura Mauro (Shadows and Tall Trees Volume 7)
  • “The West Topeka Triangle,” Jeremiah Tolbert (Lightspeed Magazine)
  • “You Will Always Have Family: A Triptych,” Kathleen Kayembe (Nightmare Magazine)

SHORT FICTION

  • “Blur,” Carmen Maria Machado (Tin House, issue 72, Summer 2017)
  • “Live Through This,” Nadia Bulkin (Looming Low)
  • “The Convexity of Our Youth,” Kurt Fawver (Looming Low)
  • “The Mouse Queen,” Camilla Grudova (The Doll’s Alphabet)
  • “The Second Door,” Brian Evenson (Looming Low)

SINGLE-AUTHOR COLLECTION

  • Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado (Graywolf Press)
  • She Said Destroy, Nadia Bulkin (Word Horde)
  • The Dark Dark, Samantha Hunt (FSG Originals)
  • The Doll’s Alphabet, Camilla Grudova (Coffee House Press)
  • Things to Do When You’re Goth in the Country, Chavisa Woods (Seven Stories Press)

EDITED ANTHOLOGY

  • Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow (Pegasus Books)
  • The Djinn Falls in Love, edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin (Rebellion Publishing / Solaris Books)
  • Looming Low, edited by Justin Steele and Sam Cowan (Dim Shores)
  • Shadows and Tall Trees Volume 7, edited by Michael Kelly (Undertow Publications)
  • Tales From a Talking Board, edited by Ross E. Lockhart (Word Horde)

[Thanks to Mark Hepworth for the story.]

Australian Shadows Awards 2017 Finalists

On May 9 the Australasian Horror Writers Association announced the shortlists for the Australian Shadows Awards 2017.

The juried award is given in seven categories for work by an Australasian author that has horror/dark fiction content either as a focal point or an integral element of the work, and the intent of the work must be to disturb or inspire fear in the reader. Eligible genres/sub-genres include horror, dark fiction, dark fantasy, and paranormal fiction.

The finalists were selected by judging panels from 183 submitted works. Winners will be announced on June 9 at Continuum XIV: Conjugation.

The Rocky Wood Award for Non-Fiction and Criticism

  • 101 Weird Writers #46 – Ry?nosuke Akutagawa, Kat Clay. (Weird Fiction Review)
  • Literary Serial Killer Fiction: The Evolution of a Genre, William Cook. (Victoria University, Wellington NZ)
  • The Body Horror Book, Claire Fitzpatrick. (Oscillate Wildly Press)
  • It Follows is the Millennial STD Parable of Our Time, Maria Lewis. (SBS)
  • A Shared Ambition: Horror Writers in Horror Fiction, Kyla Lee Ward. (AHWA, Midnight Echo #12)

Best Written Work in a Comic/Graphic Novel

No Award.

Best Edited Work

  • Midnight Echo #12, Shane Jiraiya Cummings & Anthony P Ferguson. (AHWA)
  • Below the Stairs – Tales from the Cellar, Steven Dillon. (Things in the Well)
  • Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 1, Steve Proposch, Christopher Sequeira & Bryce Stevens. (IFWG Publishing)

Best Collected Work

  • Singing My Sister Down and Other Stories, Margo Lanagan. (Allen & Unwin)
  • Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories, Deborah Sheldon. (IFWG Publishing)

Short Fiction

  • Outside a Drifter, Lisa L. Hannett. (Looming Low Vol.1, Dim Shores Press)
  • The Hand Walker, Rue Karney. (Pacific Monsters, Fox Spirit Press)
  • The Circle Line, Martin Livings. (Between the Tracks, Things in the Well)
  • The Banksia Boys, Matthew J Morrison. (Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #66)
  • The Little Mermaid, in Passing, Angela Slatter. (The Review of Australian Fiction, April 2017)
  • The Big Reveal, David Stevens. (Kaleidotrope)

The Paul Haines Award for Long Fiction

  • Ismail’s Expulsion, Brian Craddock. (Between the Tracks, Things in the Well)
  • Hope and Walker, Andrew Cull. (Vermillion2One)
  • This Impossible Gift, Matthew R Davis. (Midnight Echo #12, AHWA)
  • No Good Deed, Angela Slatter. (New Fears, Titan Books)
  • Furtherest, Kaaron Warren. (Dark Screams Vol.7, Cemetery Dance)
  • Eden in the End, Ashlee Scheuerman. (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing)

Best Novel

  • Aletheia, J.S. Breukelaar. (Crystal Lake Publishing)
  • Slithers, W.W. Mortensen. (Self Published)
  • Soon, Lois Murphy. (Transit Lounge)
  • Corpselight (Verity Fassbinder Book 2), Angela Slatter. (Jo Fletcher Books)
  • Providence Place, Matthew Tait. (Dark Crib Publications)

2018 Anthony Awards Nominees

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Bouchercon has posted the 2018 Anthony Awards shortlist.

The award for crime fiction will be presented at the convention on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

Nominees for the 2018 Anthony Awards are:

BEST NOVEL

  • The Late Show by Michael Connelly
  • Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
  • Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
  • Glass Houses by Louise Penny
  • The Force by Don Winslow

BEST FIRST NOVEL

  • Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett
  • She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper
  • The Dry by Jane Harper
  • Ragged; or, The Loveliest Lies of All by Christopher Irvin
  • The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

  • Uncorking a Lie by Nadine Nettmann
  • Bad Boy Boogie by Thomas Pluck
  • What We Reckon by Eryk Pruitt
  • The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day
  • Cast the First Stone by James W. Ziskin

BILL CRIDER AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL IN A SERIES  

  • Give Up the Dead (Jay Porter #3) by Joe Clifford
  • Two Kinds of Truth (Harry Bosch #20) by Michael Connelly
  • Y is for Yesterday (Kinsey Millhone #25) by Sue Grafton
  • Glass Houses (Armand Gamache #13) by Louise Penny
  • Dangerous Ends (Pete Fernandez #3) by Alex Segura

BEST SHORT STORY

  • “The Trial of Madame Pelletier” by Susanna Calkins from Malice Domestic 12: Mystery Most Historical
  • “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” by Jen Conley from Just to Watch Them Die: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash
  • “My Side of the Matter” by Hilary Davidson from Killing Malmon
  • “Whose Wine Is It Anyway” by Barb Goffman from 50 Shades of Cabernet
  • “The Night They Burned Miss Dixie’s Place” by Debra Goldstein from Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, May/June 2017
  • “A Necessary Ingredient” by Art Taylor from Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea

BEST ANTHOLOGY     

  • Just to Watch Them Die: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash, Joe Clifford, editor
  • Killing Malmon, Dan & Kate Malmon, editors
  • Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea, Andrew McAleer & Paul D. Marks, editors
  • Passport to Murder, Bouchercon Anthology 2017, John McFetridge, editor
  • The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir, Gary Phillips, editor

BEST CRITICAL/NON-FICTION BOOK 

  • From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon by Mattias Boström
  • The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books by Martin Edwards
  • Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
  • Chester B. Himes: A Biography by Lawrence P. Jackson
  • Rewrite Your Life: Discover Your Truth Through the Healing Power of Fiction by Jessica Lourey

BEST ONLINE CONTENT  

2018 Scribe Award Nominees

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers announced 2018 Scribe Award nominees on April 27.

The IAMTW’s Scribe Awards honor licensed works that tie in with other media such as television, movies, gaming, or comic books.

The Scribe Award winners will be revealed at ComicCon San Diego in July, where they also will present Greg Cox with their equivalent of a grandmaster award, the Faust Award.

Short Story

  • “Banana Republic” by Jonathan Maberry
  • “Ganbatte” by Keith DeCandido
  • “Murderers´ Row” by John Jackson Miller
  • “Pacing Place” by Bob Mayer
  • “Rear Guard” by Sarah Stegall
  • “Storm Blood” by Peter Wacks and David Boop

Adapted Speculative and General

  • Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet by James Goss
  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter by Tim Waggoner
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets by Christie Golden
  • Kong Skull Island by Tim Lebbon

Original Speculative

  • The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox
  • Solar Singularity by Peter J. Wacks, Guy Anthony Demarco, and Josh Voight
  • Halo: Legacy of Onyx by Matt Forbeck
  • Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden
  • Star Trek Discovery: Desperate Hours by David Mack
  • Supernatural: The Usual Sacrifices by Yvonne Navarro

Original General

  • Don Pendleton´s The Executioner Fatal Prescription by Michael A. Black
  • The Will to Kill by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
  • Robert B. Parker´s The Hangman´s Sonnet A Jesse Stone Novel by Reed Farrel Coleman

YA Original

  • Star Wars Adventures in Wild Space – The Cold by Cavan Scott
  • Warriors Three: Godhood´s End by Keith R. A. DeCandido
  • X-Files Origins: Devil´s Advocate by Jonathan Maberry

Audio

  • Doctor Who: Across the Darkened City by David Bartlett
  • Doctor Who: Cold Vengeance by Matt Fitton
  • Warhammer 40,000: Agent of the Throne, Blood and Lies by John French
  • Torchwood: Cascade by Scott Handcock
  • Torchwood: The Dying Room by Lizzie Hopley

International Association of Media Tie-In Writers 2017 Faust Award

  • Greg Cox

2018 Chesley Awards Nomination List

The Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists has released the finalists for the 33rd annual ASFA awards, the Chesleys. The Chesley is named for astronomical artist Chesley Bonestell.

The winners will be voted by ASFA members. The awards will be presented at a ceremony to be held during Worldcon 76 in San Jose.

Note that each category has a link to an album with images of the finalists.

Best Cover Illustration – Hardback Book

Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/dLNApxEe8czyUsoeA

  • Tommy Arnold     Horizon by Fran Wilde, Tor, September 2017
  • Marcela Bolívar     Julia by Peter Straub, Centipede Press, December 2017
  • Julie Dillon         Final Girls by Mira Grant, Subterranean Press, April 2017
  • Donato Giancola     Assassin’s Price by L.E. Modesitt Jr., Tor, July 2017
  • John Harris         The Man in the Tree by Sage Walker, Tor, September 2017
  • Elizabeth Leggett     Retrograde by Peter Cawdron, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, September 2017
  • Marc Simonetti     The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks, Grim Oak Press, August 2017

Best Cover Illustration – Paperback Book or Ebook

Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/MThpAouoVebnSZ3V2

  • Julie Dillon         Beyond the Stars: New Worlds, New Suns – A Space Opera Anthology, edited by Ellen Campbell, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, April 2017
  • Aly Fell         Magic for Nothing by Seanan McGuire, DAW, March 2017
  • Jaime Jones         The Tiger’s Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera, Tor, October 2017
  • Miranda Meeks     The Fisher of Bones by Sarah Gailey, Fireside Fiction, October 2017
  • Gene Mollica         Call of Fire by Beth Cato, Harper Voyager, August 2017
  • Dave Palumbo         Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor, Tor, January 2017
  • Stephen Youll         Acadie by Dave Hutchinson,Tor, September 2017

Best Magazine Illustration

Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/2jF2th7EMhaC2PGb9

  • Julie Dillon         Clarkesworld #128 May 2017
  • Ingrid Kallick         Cricket Magazine January 2017
  • Eddie Mendoza        Clarkesworld #130 July 2017
  • Reiko Murakami     Lightspeed #82 March 2017
  • Sergei Sarichev    Clarkesworld #126 March 2017

Best Interior Illustration

Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/JEWYafv1NidMuNcj9

  • Gregory Manchess     Above the Timberline by Gregory Manchess Saga Press, October 2017
  • John Picacio         “When the Devil Drives” by Melinda Snodgrass Tor.com July 2017
  • Dan Dos Santos     The Name of the Wind: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition by Patrick Rothfuss DAW, October 2017
  • Omar Rayyan         Goblin Market by Christine Rosetti Donald M. Grant, Jan. 2017
  • Marc Simonetti     The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks Grim Oak Press, August 2017
  • Sam Weber         “These Deathless Bones” by Cassandra Khaw Tor.com, July 26, 2017

Best Gaming Related Illustration

Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/o6sjoSdFjZFJjJSG8

  • Kari Christensen     Chandra Gremlin Wrangler Heroes of the Realm WotC September 2017
  • Melissa Gay         Offering Sagaborn RPG Core Rule Book Lone Wanderer Entertainment August 2017
  • Piotr Jablo?ski     Moaning Wall Magic card for Hour of Devastation WotC July 2017
  • Jaime Jones         The Ur- Dragon Magic card for Commander 2017 WotC, August 2017
  • Sara Winters         Compulsive Research Magic card for Modern Masters 2017 WotC, March 2017

Best Product Illustration

Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zif6qgngtQkyNjB02

  • Kari Christensen     Call of Cthulhu, FilmQuest Festival, 2017
  • Julie Dillon         American Gods Promo art for Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab/Trading Post, 2017
  • Annie Stegg Gerard     Stormy Serenade, DragonCon Tshirt art 2017
  • Adam Hughes         In a Galaxy Far, Far Away LE Art Print by Acme Archives, July 2017
  • James Jean         The Shape of Water teaser poster FOX Searchlight, December 2017
  • Rachel Quinlan     Knight of Cups, 78 Tarot Astral 2017

Best Color Work – Unpublished

Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/geXR3MLbGco6VQa89

  • Serena Maylon         Erebor Watercolor and Gouache
  • Alessandra Pisano     Kindred Spirits Oils
  • Cynthia Sheppard     Deconstructing Wonderland Digital
  • Charles Urbach     Not All Treasure is Gold Colored Pencil
  • Eric Velhagen         Respite Oils

Best Monochrome – Unpublished

Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/XEWnQPNhy3ivGe1e7

  • Ed Binkley         “Thistledown” Digital
  • Bobby Chiu         “Romeo and Juliet” Digital
  • Karla Ortiz         “Ada” Oil
  • Christine Rhee         “Gumiho” Graphite
  • Shawn E. Russell     “Release” Graphite
  • Ruth Sanderson     “Dragon Drum” Ink
  • Kaysha Siemens     “Pensive” Oils

Best Three Dimensional Art

Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BWFvrV6pBwPxvOuf1

  • Skink Chen         “Resentful Beast” Painted cast resin
  • Ellen Jewett         “The Burden of Motion and Ambition” Cold porcelain and polymer clay
  • Colin & Kristine Poole     “Gift of the Faun” Bronze
  • Forest Rogers         “Octopoid Descending” Kato polyclay
  • Lisa Sell         “Manifesting Orb Dragon” Aves Apoxie Sculpt
  • Vincent Villafranca     “Fever Dream #17” Bronze

Best Art Director

  • Neil Clarke          Clarkesworld
  • Christine Foltzer      Tor.com Publishing
  • Irene Gallo          Tor Books/Tor.com
  • Lauren Panepinto      Orbit Books and for Muddy Colors blog articles
  • Cynthia Sheppard      Wizards of the Coast

Lifetime Achievement

  • Richard Hescox
  • Alan Lee
  • Gregory Manchess
  • William O’Connor
  • Allen Williams