Booktubesff Awards 2020 Shortlist

The Booktube science fiction and fantasy community of YouTube announced the shortlist for its BooktubeSFF Awards 2020 on February 17.  

The community nominated its favorite works. Following a period devoted to readalongs and chats about the books, the winners will be voted on by the community and the judges during the first week in June, with the results of each vote revealed in mid-June.

2020 SHORTLIST

Best Fantasy

  • Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
  • The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Best Debut Novel

  • Gideon the Ninth by Tasmyn Muir
  • A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martin
  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Best Science Fiction

  • Recursion by Blake Crouch
  • Gideon the Ninth by Tasmyn Muir
  • A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martin

Best YA

  • The Wicked King by Holly Black
  • Starsight by Brandon Sanderson
  • Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
  • The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Best Middle Grade Novel

  • Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab
  • Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
  • Dead Voices by Katherine Arden
  • Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

Best Short Work

  • The Test by Sylvain Neuvel
  • To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers
  • This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

JUDGES

The BooktubeSFF community will all be reading these together between March and April. And then come May, all will be voting on what they think is the absolute best of the year.

2019 BooktubeSFF Winners

The 2019 BooktubeSFF Awards winners were revealed during the #BooktubeSFF Awards Liveshow on July 13.

Booktube is the segment of YouTube dominated by booklovers who use the platform to discuss and share our love of reading. SFF stands for Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the BooktubeSFF community are those of us within Booktube who focus our reading on those genres. The BooktubeSFF community isn’t just limited to people who make videos, it’s everyone who watches, comments, and loves SFF!

The BooktubeSFF Awards were created in 2015.

The judges and public voted separately on the shortlist, and if they picked different books in a given category, two winners were crowned.

Best Fantasy

Winner of Popular Vote

  • Circe by Madeleine Miller.

Winner of Judges Vote

  • Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence.

Best Science Fiction

Winner of both Judges and Popular Vote

  • Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers.

Best Young Adult Novel

Winner of Popular Vote

  • Skyward by Brandon Sanderson.

Winner of Judges Vote

  • Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor.

Best Middle Grade Novel

Winner of both Judges and Popular Vote

  • Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend.

Best Debut Novel

Winner of Popular Vote

  • The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang.

Winner of Judges Vote

  • Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse.

Best Graphic Work

Winner of both Judges and Popular Vote

  • Monstress Vol 3: Haven by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda.

Best Short Work

Winner of both Judges and Popular Vote

  • Artificial Condition by Martha Wells.

2019 BooktubeSFF Voting Begins

Public voting on the 2019 BooktubeSFF Awards has started and will remain open through July 8.

Booktube is the segment of YouTube dominated by booklovers who use the platform to discuss and share our love of reading. SFF stands for Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the BooktubeSFF community are those of us within Booktube who focus our reading on those genres. The BooktubeSFF community isn’t just limited to people who make videos, it’s everyone who watches, comments, and loves SFF!

The BooktubeSFF Awards were created in 2015. There is more guidance at the ballot:

We use Instant Run-Off voting (also called preferential/alternative voting) which means you put the works in order of your preference…

One vote ballot per person please. We’re collecting emails purely to try and validate this and all email data will be deleted after the awards are over. Please don’t try and scam the vote by doing it with multiple email addresses. We’re a small award and this is meant to be a bit of fun! If we believe you are cheating we’ll remove your votes.

The winners will be revealed during the #BooktubeSFF Awards Liveshow on July 13 at 3 p.m. CST/9 p.m. BST on Sam’s channel Thoughts on Tomes.

Here’s Claire Rousseau’s pitch —

These are the shortlisted works up for vote:

Best Fantasy

  • Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett.
  • Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence.
  • Circe by Madeleine Miller.

Best Science Fiction

  • Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers.
  • The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal.
  • Vengeful by V.E. Schwab.

Best Young Adult Novel

  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black.
  • Skyward by Brandon Sanderson.
  • Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor.

Best Middle Grade Novel

  • Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi.
  • City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab.
  • Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend.

Best Debut Novel

  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.
  • The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang.
  • Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse.

Best Graphic Work

  • Monstress Vol 3: Haven by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda.
  • The Adventure Zone: Here there be Gerblins by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Justin McElroy and Carey Pietsch.
  • Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill

Best Short Work

  • Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire.
  • Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor.
  • Artificial Condition by Martha Wells.

2019 BooktubeSFF Awards Shortlists

The Booktube science fiction and fantasy community of YouTube announced the shortlist for its 2019 BooktubeSFF Awards on February 18.  

The community nominated its favourite works. Following a period devoted to readalongs and chats about the books, the winners will be voted on by the community and the judges during the first week in June, with the results of each vote revealed in mid-June.

Best Fantasy

  • Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett.
  • Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence.
  • Circe by Madeleine Miller.

Best Science Fiction

  • Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers.
  • The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal.
  • Vengeful by V.E. Schwab.

Best Young Adult Novel

  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black.
  • Skyward by Brandon Sanderson.
  • Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor.

Best Middle Grade Novel

  • Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi.
  • City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab.
  • Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend.

Best Debut Novel

  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.
  • The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang.
  • Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse.

Best Graphic Work

  • Monstress Vol 3: Haven by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda.
  • The Adventure Zone: Here there be Gerblins by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Justin McElroy and Carey Pietsch.
  • Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill

Best Short Work

  • Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire.
  • Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor.
  • Artificial Condition by Martha Wells.

Judges

[Via Locus Online.]