2016 BSFA Awards Finalists

The shortlist for the BSFA 2016 Awards was released February 19.

The Awards will be presented at Innominate, the 68th Eastercon, in Birmingham over the April 14-17 weekend.

BSFA members and attending members of Eastercon can vote on the winners online now, and voting will continue at the convention up to midday on Saturday, April 15

Best Novel

  • Chris Beckett – Daughter of Eden (Gollancz)
  • Becky Chambers – A Closed and Common Orbit (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Dave Hutchinson – Europe in Winter (Solaris)
  • Tricia Sullivan – Occupy Me (Gollancz)
  • Nick Wood – Azanian Bridges (NewCon Press)

Best Short Fiction

  • Malcolm Devlin – The End of Hope Street (Interzone #266)
  • Jaine Fenn – Liberty Bird (Now We Are Ten, NewCon Press)
  • Una McCormack – Taking Flight (Crises and Conflicts, NewCon Press)
  • Helen Oyeyemi – Presence (What is Not Yours is Not Yours, Picador)
  • Tade Thompson – The Apologists (Interzone #266)
  • Aliya Whiteley – The Arrival of Missives (Unsung Stories)

Best Non-Fiction

Best Artwork

5 thoughts on “2016 BSFA Awards Finalists

  1. H’h. Neither A Closed and Common Orbit or Europe in Winter are novels that I think should be read if you’ve not already read the preceding works. Certainly Hutchison’s work is far better judged as a series than as single volumes.

  2. Cat Eldridge: Neither A Closed and Common Orbit or Europe in Winter are novels that I think should be read if you’ve not already read the preceding works.

    I definitely agree on that for Europe. Orbit I think gives enough of a basic setup at the beginning that the book still makes sense; I don’t think it really reads as a prequel-dependent sequel.

     
    It’s nice to see The Arrival of Missives getting some love.

  3. JJ says I definitely agree on that for Europe. Orbit I think gives enough of a basic setup at the beginning that the book still makes sense; I don’t think it really reads as a prequel-dependent sequel.

    Yeah you’re right. Now K.B. Wagers’ After The Crown cannot be read without having read first Behind The Throne and these novels are highly recommended — a matriarchal space opera with a first person narrative by a woman gunrunner turned empress.

  4. Cat Eldridge: Now K.B. Wagers’ After The Crown cannot be read without having read first Behind The Throne and these novels are highly recommended

    I will fifth that recommendation; I found them to be great adventure, with a main character who is greatly flawed but still worth cheering for.

  5. I agree that A Closed and Common Orbit can be read and enjoyed without having read The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. However, it contains a fairly major spoiler for it, and so should be read second for that reason.

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