Second Round of 2022 BSFA Awards Nominations Begins

The 2019 BSFA Award trophy

The British Science Fiction Association has released the longlists of nominees for the BSFA Awards for work published in 2022.

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. The 2023 Eastercon, Conversation, will be held in Birmingham from April 7–10, where the winners will be announced.


Beasts of RuinAyana GrayG.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Survive the DomeKosoko JacksonSourcebooks Fire
UnravellerFrances HardingeMacmillian Children’s Books
IlluminationsT KingfisherArgyll Productions
All That’s Left in the WorldErik J. BrownHodder’s Children’s Books
Her Majesty’s Royal CovenJuno DawsonHarper Voyager
Only A MonsterVanessa LenHodder and Stoughton
This Vicious GraceEmily ThiedeHodder and Stoughton
Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Taking The BlameLouie StowellWalker Books
The Fox’s TowerSam ThompsonLittle Island Books
The KindredAlechia DowHarpercollins
Born AndromedaK.M. WattsInterlude Press,-Release%20Date%3A%20November&text=Being%20eighteen%20is%20difficult%2C%20especially,the%20protective%20dome%20of%20royalty.
MindwalkerKate DylanHodder and Stoughton
Secret of the StormforestL.D. LapinskiOrion Children’s Books
Violet Made of ThornsGina ChenHodder and Stoughton
Osmo Unknown and the Eightpenny WoodsCatherynne M. ValenteMargaret K. McElderry Books
Zachary Ying and the Dragon EmperorXiran Jay ZhaoMargaret K. McElderry Books
The CometJoe Todd-StantonFlying Eye Book


TitleArtistPublisher/Where AppearsLink
Onyx’s full runway wardrobe on Drag Race España, season 2OnyxDrag Race España, season 2
Cover of Blade Runner 2029 Vol 3 RedemptionAndres GuinaldoTitan Books
Cover of Ocean of StarsRodrigo VegaLuna Press
Cover illustration of Braking DayKekai KorakiHachette
Cover of Shoreline of Infinity 32Shoreline of Infinity
Cover of Malarkoi by Alex Pheby
Twelve Percent Dread by Emily McGovernPan Macmillian
Cover of Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative FictionManzi JacksonSt Martin’s Press
Cover of Song of the Mango and Other New MythsMiguel Co
Cover of Hexagon #11Thais Leiros
The Repairer of ReputationsVincent Sammy
Cover of The Bridging Worlds AnthologyDare Segun Falowo
Cover of Parsec #4PS Publishing/Parsec 4—issue-4-5819-p.asp
WayfinderLarry AchiampongTurner Contemporary
Building a Martian HouseElla Good and Nicki KentM-Shed Square, Bristol
Cover of 2000AD Prog 2306 by Alex RonaldRebellion
Cover of Chasing WhispersLynne HansenRaw Dog Screaming Press
Cover of Cast Long ShadowsTara Bush
Cover of The Memory LibrarianAlexis Tsegba
Cover of Friendship in The Lord of the RingsJay JohnstoneLuna Press
Cover for Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia ArmfieldPan Macmillan
Cover of Clarkesworld #193Daniel ConwayClarkesworld
Cover of Empathy by Hoa PhamIlyanna KerrGoldSF
Subira’s LatticeEv Shipard
Cover art for The Red Scholar’s Wake by Aliette de BodardAlyssa WinansGollancz
Cover of Mage of FoolsTricia ReeksMeerkat Press
The Evolution of Ent-: QXLibby HeaneyArebyte Gallery
Cover for The Men by Sandra NewmanGranta
Cover of Clarkesworld #192Raja NandepuClarkesworld
Wind, River, Angel, SongDave SenecalTTA Press
Cover of Celestial by M.D. LachlanGollancz
Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of the ImaginationThe London Science Museum
The Way The Light BendsJay JohnstoneLuna Press
Cover of Unraveller by Frances HardingePan Macmillan
The Egg CollectorsEv Shipard
The Queen of Summer’s TwilightCharles VessNewcon Press


Lesbian Potentiality & Feminist Media in the 1970sRox SamerDuke University Press
Fifty Key Figures in Cyberpunk CultureAnna McFarlane, Lars Schmeink, Graham J. Murphy (eds),
Terry Pratchett: A Life with FootnotesRob WilkinsDoubleday
The White Tree of Gondor: A Brief Overview of Modern Ukrainian SF&FVolodymyr Arenev and Mykhailo Nazarenko, trans. Alex Shvartsman
Story Matrices: Cultural Encoding and Cultural Baggage in Science Fiction and FantasyGillian PolackLuna Press
Robert Holdstock’s Mythago WoodPaul Kincaid
The Routledge Handbook of Star TrekLeimar Garcia-Siino, Sabrina Mittermeier, Stefan Rabitsch (eds)
About WritingGareth L. PowellGollancz
Too Dystopian For Whom? A Continental Nigerian Writer’s PerspectiveOghenechovwe Donald EkpekiUncanny Magazine
Uneven Futures: Strategies for Community Survival from Speculative FictionIda Yoshinaga, Gary Canavan, Sean Guynes (eds)MIT Press
An Earnest BlacknessEugen BaconAnti-Oedipus Press
Genre Fiction: the Roaring YearsPeter NichollsAnsible
Mathematics for Ladies: Poems on Women in ScienceJessy RandallMIT Press / Gold SF
Management Lessons from Game of Thrones: Organization Theory and Strategy in WesterosFiona MooreEdward Elgar
Bodies of Mass DestructionArtur NowrotStrange Horizons
Brian W. AldissPaul KincaidUniversity of Illinois Press
The Palgrave Handbook of Utopian and Dystopian LiteraturesPeter Marks, Jennifer A. Wagner-Lawlor, Fátima Vieira (eds),Palgrave
Not The Fellowship. Dragons Welcome!Francesca T Barbini (ed)Luna Press
The Making of The Wandering Earth: A Film Production HandbookJiaren Wang, Regina Kanyu Wang (eds)Routledge
Fantasy and How it WorksBrian AtteberyOUP
A Review of Everything Everywhere All At OnceS. Qiouyi LuStrange Horizons
Men, Women & Other Beings From the SouthDeirdre C. Byrne and Gerhard HopeOmenana
Preliminary Observations from an Incomplete History of African SFFWole TalabiSFWA
Equipping Space CadetsEmily MidkiffUniversity Press of Mississippi
The Ghosts of Workshops PastS.L. HuangTor.com
Breaking Out of Capitalist RealismJuliet KempUncanny
The Critic and the Clue: Tracking Alan Garner’s Treacle WalkerMaureen Kincaid SpellerStrange Horizons
Friendship in The Lord of the RingsCristina CasagrandeLuna Press
Bridging WorldsOghenechovwe Ekpeki (ed.)Jembefola Press
Robert Holdstock’s Mythago WoodPaul KincaidPalgrave
Death of Landscape (essay collection)Elvia WillsSoft Skull Press
Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of the ImaginationGlyn Morgan (ed.)Thams and Hudston


The Entropy of LossStewart HotstonNewcon Press
Like Stars Daring to ShineSomto IhezueFireside
We Built This CityMarie VibbertClarkesworld
Facing KirunaPaul Graham RavenTwelfth Planet Press
SUMMelinda A. SmithEllipsis Imprints
Cerebra and the DragonEmily InkpenTwisted Fate
OgresAdrian TchaikovskyRebellion
The Chancels of MainzRussell HemmellLuna Press
Destiny DelayedOghenechovwe Donald EkpekiAsimov’s
The SoundRachel HandleySonder Magazine
Junk HoundsLavie TidharClarkesworld
Night on Preston’s BaldJ Dianne Dotson(Janus Literary)
And Then I Woke UpMalcolm DevlinMacmillian
Good VibrationsPhilip A SuggarsMira
Generative, AdversialMobThe Dread Machine
Seller’s RemorseRick DanforthHexagon magazine
The Slow Deaths of AutomobilesFiona MooreClarkesworld
The Memory SpiderFiona MooreAbyss and Apex 81 2022
Of Charms, Ghosts and GrievancesAliette de BodardJabberwocky
RosebudPeter CornellTor.com
All Our Signs AlignEve MortonThird Flatiron
IRLSteven BarnesTor.com
And Then I Woke UpMalcolm DevlinTor.com
Thank You, Clicking PersonJeff NoonInterzone
Let The Mountains Be My GraveFrancesca TacchiNeon Hemlock
Madam AisirhiowenAmadin OgbeweOmenana
The Marshalls of MarsTim MajorInterzone
Wheel of FortuneIda Keoghfrom Major Arcana (pub Black Shuck Books)
The Portal KeeperLavie TidharUncanny Magazine
Rabbit TestSamantha Millspublished in Uncanny
Kundo Wakes UpSaad HossainTor
Subira’s LatticeVal NolanTTA Press
The FlairNick MamatasTwelfth Planet Press
The Language of RosesHeather Rose JonesQueen of Swords Press
The Queen of the High FieldsRhiannon A GristLuna Press
Company TownAimee OgdenClarkesworld
Seven Non-AbolitionsJo Lindsay WaltonTwelfth Planet Press
Last Bite on the KlondikeLiam HoganThird Flatiron
Wanting ThingsCarl RitterhoffClarkesworld
E.I.Kola Heyward RotimiReckoning Press
Broken BlueEM FauldsStrange Horizons
The Faerie EngineAlexander GlassTTA Press
Unto The Godless What Little RemainsMário CoelhoRebellion
Laser Squid Goes House HuntingDouglas DiCiccoEscape Pod
SchlafstundeLavie TidharApex
January FifteenthRachel SwirskyMacmillan
Two Hands Wrapped in GoldS.B. DivyaUncanny
Shared DataMalka OlderPopsci
CheckerboardThoraiya DyerTwelfth Planet Press
MnemotechnicFiona MooreCosmass
Bridget Has DisappearedTamika ThompsonTTA Press
Frontier of the HeartSara UcklemanLibra Tiger
A Dream of Electric MothersWole TalabiSt Martin’s Press
Twenty Hours’Kim FuBomb Magazine
SpearNicola GriffithTordotcom
Lily, the ImmortalKylie Lee BakerUncanny
Live from the Troll FactoryEdward BarnfieldThird Flatiron
The Massage Lady at Munjeong Road BathhouseIsabel J. KimClarkesworld
BabirusaArula RatnakarClarkesworld
Victory Citrus Is SweetThoraiya DyerTor.com
Those We Leave BehindVaughan StangerSci Phi Journal
UmbilicalTeika Marija-SmitsParsec 4—issue-4-5819-p.asp
I Never Liked You AnywayJordan KurellaVernacular Books
The Coward Who Stole God’s NameJohn WiswellUncanny
Breath from the Depths’Samanta SchweblinOneworld
SweetbabyThomas HaClarkesworld
Moving OnAndrew WrightThird Flatiron
An Address to the Newest Disciples of the Lost WordsVanessa FoggLight Speed
The Mercy of the SandseaTL HuchuAnalog
The Feast of Mulligan LangStark HolbornInterzone
The Sea Goddess’ BloomUchechukwu NwakaEscape Pod
ZugzwangNeil WilliamsonParsec 4—issue-4-5819-p.asp
High Times in the Low ParliamentKelly Robson
Kepler’s SonGeoff NelderLL Publications
Six Lights Off Green ScarGareth PowellInfinity Plus
 Seven Days R. T. LuckLight Spring LLC


The Coral BonesEJ SwiftUnsung Stories,of%20a%20more%20hopeful%20future.
Flight of the AphroditeSimon MordenGollancz
On the BrinkR. B. KellyNewcon Press
LapvonaOtessa MoshfeghPenguin Random
Stars and BonesGareth PowellTitan Books
ResilientAllen StroudFlame Tree Press
EversionAlistair ReynoldsGollancz
Braking DayAdam OyebanjiJo Fletcher Books
The Way the Light BendsLorraine WilsonLuna Press
Eyes of the VoidAdrian TchaikovskyTor
LeechHiron EnnesTor
The MenSandra NewmanGranta Books
EmbertideLiz WilliamsNewcon Press
What Moves the DeadT. KingfisherTitan Books
GlitteratiOliver K. LangmeadTitan Books
A Half-Built GardenRuthanna EmrysTor
Amongst Our WeaponsBen AaronovitchOrion
Cold WaterDave HutchinsonRebellion Publishing
Night IvyE. D. E. BellAtthis Arts Ltd
Our Lady of Mysterious AilmentsTendai HuchuTor
Nettle & BoneT KingfisherTitan Books
Children of MemoryAdrian TchaikovskyTor
From Death to DawnChele CookIndependently Published
It Doesn’t Have to Be This WayAlistair MackayKwela
Sea of TranquilityEmily St. John MandelPicador
A Fractured InfinityNathan TavaresPenguin Random House
The ThisAdam RobertsGollancz
Beyond the Burn LinePaul McAuleyGollancz
Time ShelterGeorgi GospodinovW&N
The Red Scholar’s WakeAliette de BodardGollancz
BabelR. F. KuangHarper Voyager
The Book EatersSunyi DeanHarper Voyager
GoliathTochi OnyebuchiTor
Picard: Second SelfUna McCormackPocket Books
Under Fortunate StarsRen HutchingsRebellion
Ocean of StarsJohn DoddLuna Press
HellSansEver DundasAngry Robot
JackdawTade ThompsonCheerio
The Green Man’s GiftJuliet E. MckennaWizard’s Tower Press
SpearNicola GriffithSt Martin’s Press
City of Last ChancesAdrian TchaikovskyHead of Zeus
Expect Me TomorrowChristopher PriestGollancz
The Grief of StonesKatherine AddisonRebellion
The Moonday LettersEmma ItarantaTitan Books
In the Heart of Hidden ThingsKit WhitfieldJo Fletcher Books
Harpan’s WorldsTerry JackmanElsewhen Press
The Immortality ThiefTaran HuntSolaris
CelestialM. D. LachlanGollancz
Light Years From HomeMike ChennMIRA
SundialCatriona WardViper
Mage of FoolsEugen BaconMeerkat Press
The CartographersPeng ShepherdWilliam Morrow
Cast Long ShadowsCat HellisenLuna Press
To ParadiseHanya YanagiharaPicador
The Spear Cuts Through WaterSimon JimenezDel Rey
Ocean’s EchoEverina MaxwellOrbit
UnravellerFrances HardingeMacmillian Children’s Books
Echoes of EternityAaron Dembski-BowdenGames Workshop
Venomous LumpsuckerNed BeaumanSceptre
Daughter of the Moon GoddessSue Lynn TanHarper Voyager
Stone BlindNatalie HaynesMantle
The Path of ThornsAngela SlatterTitan Books
PlutoshineLucy KissickGollancz
UpgradeBlake CrouchMacmillian
EmpathyHoa PhamGoldsmiths and MIT uni press
The Circus InfiniteKhan WongAngry Robot
How High We Go in the DarkSequoia NagamatsuBloomsbury
Mischief ActsZoe GilbertBloomsbury

One thought on “Second Round of 2022 BSFA Awards Nominations Begins

  1. Mm and remember if one is eligible to vote as either (i) a BSFA member in good standing or (ii) as a member of Eastercon 2023 (Conversation) 2023 (*), one cannot vote under both counts (a double check is made). [ * Hilton Metropole Hotel, SEC site, Birmingham, UK : Fri 7- Mon10 April inclusive. (i) Nearest UK Rail Station: Birmingham International (NOT New St), fast regular trains from –amongst other places– London Euston; (ii) nearest UK Airport : Birmingham [ IATA: BHX ]. (i) and (ii) above, are right next door to each other. Go to the Bus Station (below (i)) and from the Hotel shuttle stands there, catch the regular (free) Hilton bus to the Con Hotel. Overseas fen –as always– are very welcome . ]

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