BSFA Awards 2022 Shortlist

The British Science Fiction Association today announced the shortlist of nominees for the BSFA Awards, for work published in 2022. The BSFA Awards have been presented annually since 1970. The awards are voted on by members of the British Science Fiction Association and by the members of the year’s Eastercon, the national science fiction convention, held since 1955. 

The winners will be announced at the Eastercon convention, “Conversation” held at the Birmingham NEC Hilton from April 7-10.

Voting by members of the BSFA will open later in March.

Finalists for the British Science Fiction Association Awards for publications in 2022.

Best Artwork

  • Alyssa Winans, Cover of The Red Scholar’s Wake by Aliette de Bodard, Gollancz
  • Manzi Jackson, Cover of Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction, Macmillan
  • Chris Baker, Cover of Shoreline of Infinity 32, Shoreline of Infinity
  • Vincent Sammy, Cover of Parsec 4, PS Publishing
  • Miguel Co, Cover of Song of the Mango and Other New Myths, Ateneo De Manila UP
  • Jay Johnstone, Cover of The Way the Light Bends, Luna Press Publishing

Best Fiction for Younger Readers

  • T. Kingfisher, Illuminations, Argyll Productions
  • Frances Hardinge, Unraveller, MacMillan Children’s Books
  • Kate Dylan, Mindwalker, Hodder and Stoughton
  • Gina Chen, Violet Made of Thorns, Hodder and Stoughton
  • Juno Dawson, Her Majesty’s Royal Coven, Harper Voyager
  • Vanessa Len, Only A Monster, Hodder and Stoughton
  • Xiran Jay Zhao, Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor, Margaret K. McElderry Books

Best Short Fiction

  • Or Luca, ‘Luca’, Luna Press Publishing
  • Aliette de Bodard, ‘Of Charms, Ghosts and Grievances’, JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc
  • Rick Danforth, ‘Seller’s Remorse’, Hexagon Magazine, Issue 11
  • Adrian Tchaikovsky, ‘Ogres’, Rebellion
  • Neil Williamson, ‘A Moment of Zugzwang’, ParSec #4

Best Novel

  • Adrian Tchaikovsky, City of Last Chances, Head of Zeus
  • Aliette de Bodard, The Red Scholar’s Wake, Gollancz
  • Adam Roberts, The This, Gollancz
  • Gareth Powell, Stars and Bones, Titan Books
  • EJ Swift, The Coral Bones, Unsung Stories

Best Non-Fiction

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  1. And (esp for overseas-from-UK fen), one may still attend the annual UK National SF Con (Eastercon/Conversation 2023) and ye will be of course made very welcome, tho do please go on their website for up to date data re rates, Con (Hilton Metropole) Hotel accommodation etc. And (hoping this of use to File 770 readers) this following applies to all fen actually attending: (i) if travelling by air , the nearest Airport is Birmingham [IATA: BHX] with, right next door (via a free shuttle mini-train), Birmingham International Rail Station (BIRS) and by air, there should be no problems on any day. But (ii) if travelling (the “green” way) by rail to BIRS (direct express trains-Avanti West Coast Rail from London Euston: 1hr 25m or so), there are no thru trains to BIRS from Euston, between Fri and Mon inclusive (track repairs). So –like moi– one could travel on Thu and back on Tues on that route. From Euston (Fri-Mon) one is bussed to 1/2 way (M/Keynes) and thence by rail. /////But there is another way- by train (if out Fri, back Mon): go to London Marylebone Rail Station (Chiltern Rail) and get by that route, to Solihull Rail Station. Outside in the Solihull bus station from Stop F, catch the express X12 direct to BIRS. Sadly the old Hilton Hotel free shuttle bus from below BIRS direct to the Con Hotel is no more. Instead in Station Way (NEC grounds), where the X12 leaves one (and where the Bus Station-below-BIRS is), there are taxis. (One could walk from BIRS to the Con Hotel but this is NOT recommended, esp at night. During the day, no issue.) Oh and by the way both London Euston and Marylebone Rail Stations have (of course) London Tube stations beside them. best wishes…

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