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

2015 BSFA Awards

The British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Award winners were announced March 26 at Mancunicon, the British National Science Fiction Convention.

 Best Novel

  • Aliette de Bodard: The House of Shattered Wings, Gollancz

Best Short Story

  • Aliette de Bodard: “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight”, Clarkesworld 100

Best Non-Fiction

  • Adam Roberts: Rave and Let Die: The SF and Fantasy of 2014, Steel Quill Books

Best Artwork

  • Jim Burns, Cover of Pelquin’s Comet, Newcon Press

Second Round of BSFA Awards Nominations Begins

British Science Fiction Association members have until January 31 to help choose the BSFA Awards shortlist for works published in 2015.

In the first round of voting members nominated a longlist of 56 novels, 41 short stories, 25 items of nonfiction, and 30 artworks.

Once voters have determined the shortlist, BSFA members and members of the British national science fiction convention Eastercon will vote for the winners.

 [Thanks to Brian Z. for the story.]

2014 BSFA Awards Announced

The British Science Fiction Association’s 2014 BSFA Awards were presented at Dysprosium, the British Eastercon, on April 5.

Best Novel

  • Ann Leckie, for Ancillary Sword (Orbit)

Best Short Fiction

  • Ruth E J Booth for “The Honey Trap”, published in La Femme, (Newcon Press)

Best Non-Fiction

  • Edward James, for Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers and the First World War

Best Artwork

  • Tessa Farmer for her sculpture The Wasp Factory, after Iain Banks.

2014 BSFA Awards Nominees

The British Science Fiction Association has announced the finalists for the 2014 BSFA Awards. BSFA also furnished links to the nominees which are available free online.

Best Artwork

  • Richard Anderson for the cover of Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley, published by Angry Robot Books.
  • Blacksheep for the cover of Bête by Adam Roberts, published by Gollancz
  • Tessa Farmer for her sculpture The Wasp Factory, after Iain Banks.
  • Jeffery Alan Love for the cover of Wolves by Simon Ings, published by Gollancz
  • Andy Potts for the cover of Mars Evacuees by Sophia McDougall, published by Egmont

Best Non-Fiction

Best Short Fiction

  • Ruth E J Booth for “The Honey Trap”, published in La Femme, Newcon Press
  • Octavia Cade for The Mussel Eater, published by The Book Smugglers
  • Benjanun Sriduangkaew for Scale Bright, published by Immersion Press

 

Best Novel

  • Nina Allan, for The Race, published by Newcon Press
  • Frances Hardinge, for Cuckoo Song, published by Macmillan
  • Dave Hutchinson, for Europe in Autumn, published by Solaris
  • Simon Ings, for Wolves, published by Gollancz
  • Ann Leckie, for Ancilliary Sword, published by Orbit
  • Claire North, for The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, published by Orbit
  • Nnedi Okorafor,  for Lagoon, published by Hodder
  • Neil Williamson, for The Moon King, published by Newcon Press

2014 BSFA Award Winners

The British Science Fiction Association announced the winners of the 2014 BSFA Awards at Eastercon in Glasgow on April 20.

Best Non-Fiction
Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer.

Best Art
Cover of Tony Ballantyne’s Dream London by Joey Hi-Fi.

Best Short Fiction
Spin by Nina Allan

Best Novel
(tie) Ack Ack Macaque by Gareth L. Powell
(tie) Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

The ceremony was hosted by Alice Lawson and Steve Lawson, with guest presenters Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Jim Burns, Andrew J. Wilson and Stephanie Saulter.

BSFA Awards Shortlist

The finalists for the 2013 British Science Fiction Awards have been released.

Best Novel

God’s War by Kameron Hurley (Del Rey)
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
Evening’s Empires by Paul McAuley (Gollancz)
Ack-Ack Macaque by Gareth L. Powell (Solaris)
The Adjacent by Christopher Priest (Gollancz)

Note: The Best Novel Award is only open to UK publications.

Best Short Fiction

Spin by Nina Allan (TTA Press)
“Selkie Stories are for Losers” by Sofia Samatar (Strange Horizons)
“Saga’s Children” by E. J. Swift (The Lowest Heaven, Pandemonium)
“Boat in the Shadows Crossing” by Tori Truslow (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

Best Artwork

Cover for Tony Ballantyne’s Dream London by Joey Hi-fi (Solaris)
Poster for Metropolis by Kevin Tong (tragicsunshine.com)
“The Angel at the Heart of the Rain” by Richard Wagner (Interzone #246)

Best Non-Fiction

Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer (Abrams Image)
“Going Forth by Night” by John J. Johnston (Unearthed, Jurassic)
“Sleeps with Monsters” by Liz Bourke (Tor.com)

The finalists for the BSFA Awards are nominated by the membership.

The winners will be announced at Satellite4 (Eastercon) on April 20.