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Finalists for the 2017 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award Posted at 8:13 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Finalists for this year’s Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best short science fiction have been selected. The awards will be presented during the Campbell Conference Awards Banquet on Friday, June 16, as part of the annual Campbell Conference.

  • Nina Allan, “The Art of Space Travel,”, 27 July 2016.
  • Amal El-Mohtar, “Seasons of Glass and Iron,” The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, eds. Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe, Saga Press, 2016.
  • Carolyn Ives Gilman, “Touring with the Alien,” Clarkesworld, April 2016.
  • Victor LaValle, The Ballad of Black Tom,, February 2016.
  • Ian R. MacLeod, “The Visitor From Taured,” Asimov’s, September 2016.
  • Sam J. Miller, “Things with Beards,” Clarkesworld, June 2016.
  • Dominica Phetteplace, “Project Empathy,” Asimov’s, March 2016.
  • Catherynne M. Valente, “The Future is Blue,” Drowned Worlds, ed. Jonathan Strahan, Solaris Books, 2016.
  • Kai Ashante Wilson, A Taste of Honey,, 13 October 2016.

The Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award recognizes the best science fiction short story of each year. It was established in 1987 by James Gunn, founder of the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction at KU, and the heirs of Theodore Sturgeon, including his partner Jayne Engelhart Tannehill and Sturgeon’s children, as an appropriate memorial to one of the great short-story writers in a field distinguished by its short fiction.

The Campbell Conference has been held each year since 1978, usually in Lawrence, Kansas. It includes a Friday-evening banquet where the annual Theodore Sturgeon and John W. Campbell Memorial Award are presented; a round-table discussion with scholars, scientists, and writers of science fiction; and several other events.

This year’s Campbell Conference celebrates James Gunn and the mission of the Gunn Center – “Saving the world through science fiction.” The Conference takes place on June 16-18, where we return to the University of Kansas Student Union for most of our activities, including a mass signing by the attending authors and editors. We continue adding more special guests throughout May and early June.

2017 Andre Norton Award Winner! Posted at 8:10 AM by Dave Post

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Arabella of MarsThe Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have announced the winner of the 2017 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy:

Arabella of Mars by David D. Levine (Tor)

The award was announced with the Nebula winners over the weekend.

Our congrats to David D. Levine and all the nominees:

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2016 Nebula Award Winner! Posted at 8:00 AM by Dave Post

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All the Birds in the SkyNebula Awards

The 2016 Nebula Awards were presented at a ceremony held in the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center in Pennsylvania on the evening of May 20, 2017. The best novel winner is:

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan)

Our congrats to Charlie Jane Anders and all the other nominees.

Locus has the full list of winners in all categories.

All the Birds in the Sky is up for the 2017 Hugo Award and the 2017 Locus Fantasy Award and, with this win, has made it onto our Award Winning Books by Women Authors list.

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2017 Locus Award Finalists Posted at 2:33 PM by Dave Post

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The finalists for the 2017 Locus Awards have been announced. Here they are for the novel categories:

Company Town The Medusa Chronicles Take Back the Sky Visitor Babylon's Ashes Death's End After Atlas Central Station The Underground Railroad Last Year

Locus Science Fiction Novel:


All the Birds in the Sky Summerlong City of Blades The Obelisk Gate Children of Earth and Sky The Wall of Storms The Last Days of New Paris The Winged Histories The Nightmare Stacks Necessity

Locus Fantasy Novel:


The Reader Waypoint Kangaroo The Star-Touched Queen The Girl From Everywhere Roses and Rot Ninefox Gambit Arabella of Mars Infomocracy Everfair Vigil

Locus First Novel:


Crooked Kingdom The Girl Who Drank the Moon Double Down Truthwitch Poisoned Blade Burning Midnight Goldenhand Revenger This Savage Song The Evil Wizard Smallbone

Locus Young Adult Book:


For the complete list of noms in all categories check out the official press release from Locus. Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 23-25, 2017; Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony.  Our congratulations to all the nominees!

What do you think of these lists? Any surprises? Any favorites?  How do you like the expanded 10 noms per category?

2016 Shirley Jackson Award Nominees Posted at 2:48 PM by Dave Post

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The Girls The Wonder Lily Mongrels I'm Thinking of Ending Things Foxlowe

Shirley Jackson AwardThe nominees for the 2016 Shirley Jackson Award have been announced. The noms in the novel category are:

The Shirley Jackson Awards are voted upon by a jury of professional writers, editors, critics, and academics, with input from a Board of Advisors. The awards are given for the best work published in the preceding calendar year in the following categories: Novel, Novella, Novelette, Short Story, Single-Author Collection, and Edited Anthology. You can see the complete list of noms in all categories at LOCUS.

Our congrats to all the nominees! What do you like from this list? Any surprise inclusions?

2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist Posted at 4:45 PM by Dave Post

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A Closed and Common Orbit Ninefox Gambit After Atlas Occupy Me Central Station The Underground Railroad

The shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel for 2017 have been announced. They are:

The winner will be announced July 27, 2017 and will be presented with a check for £2017.00 and the award itself, a commemorative engraved bookend.

So what do you think of this list? Any surprises for you? Which is your pick to win?

2016 Bram Stoker Award Winner! Posted at 11:05 AM by Dave Post

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Bram Stoker Award The FishermanThe Horror Writers Association have announced the 2016 Bram Stoker Award winners. The winner for Superior Achievement in a Novel is:

The Fisherman by John Langan (Word Horde)

Our congrats to John and all the nominees.

The award presentation occurred during the second annual StokerCon aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California on the evening of April 29, 2017. See the complete list of winners in all categories at Locus.

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2017 David Gemmell Legend and Morningstar Awards Shortlists Posted at 8:00 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The finalists for the 2017 David Gemmel Legend and David Gemmel Morningstar awards have been announced. Voting is open until midnight on June 2, 2017 (GMT).


Wrath Nevernight The Wheel of Osheim The Bands of Mourning Warbeast David Gemmel Legend Award

The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel:


Infernal Duskfall Steal the Sky Snakewood Hope and Red David Gemmell Morningstar Award

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer:


The winners will be honored at a ceremony July 15, 2017 at Edge-Lit 6 in Derby, UK. For more, see the official Gemmell Awards website.

What do you think of these finalists? Anything surprise you on the list? What are your picks?

2016 Philip K. Dick Award Winner! Posted at 7:00 AM by Dave Post

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The Mercy Journals Unpronounceable

The winner of the 2016 Philip K. Dick Award for distinguished original science fiction paperback published for the first time during 2016 in the U.S.A. is: The Mercy Journals by Claudia Casper.  Special Citation was given to Unpronounceable by Susan diRende.

The PKD Award was presented at Norwescon 39 on March 26.  Here’s a link to a video recording of the event: PKD Award ceremony – 2016

Our congrats to the winner and all the nominees.

2016 BSFA Award Winner! Posted at 12:51 PM by Dave Post

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BSFAEurope in WinterThe British Science Fiction Association is delighted to announce the winners of the BSFA Awards for works published in 2016.

In the Best Novel category the winner is Europe in Winter by Dave Hutchison.  Our congrats to Dave and all the nominees:


See the official press release for more details.

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