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2015 BSFA Shortlist Posted at 12:32 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

BSFA Award Europe At Midnight Mother of Eden The House of Shattered Wings Luna: New Moon Glorious Angels

The British Science Fiction Association has announced the shortlist for the 2015 BSFA Awards.

Best Novel:

See the press release for the complete shortlists in all categories.  The winners will be announced the evening of Saturday, March 26th during Mancunicon, the 67th British National Science Fiction Convention, otherwise known as Eastercon.

So what do you think of this list?  Gollancz seems to be hitting on all cylinders.

James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award on WWEnd! Posted at 11:23 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

An award encouraging the exploration & expansion of gender.

After many delays we have finally managed to get the James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award added to the WWEnd database!  The biggest hurdle was to update the site to accept short fiction — where before we only had full length books — because the Tiptree is a mix of novels and short fiction in the same award.  After that came a lot of data entry to get all the books, especially the new short fiction, and dozens of new authors into the site — a task taken up by our Uber User members so three cheers for them!

This is the last of the big genre awards for us to cover but certainly not the least.  If you’re not familiar with the Tiptree Award here are the basics straight from the official site:

In February of 1991 at WisCon (the world’s only feminist-oriented science fiction convention), award-winning SF author Pat Murphy announced the creation of the James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award, an annual literary prize for science fiction or fantasy that expands or explores our understanding of gender. Pat created the award in collaboration with author Karen Joy Fowler. The aim of the award is not to look for work that falls into some narrow definition of political correctness, but rather to seek out work that is thought-provoking, imaginative, and perhaps even infuriating. The Tiptree Award is intended to reward those writers and other creative artists who are bold enough to contemplate shifts and changes in gender roles, a fundamental aspect of any society.

We’re very excited to bring such a great and diverse award to Worlds Without End and we hope you’ll take a look and find some great genre fiction to add to your reading pile!

2015 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees Posted at 6:05 PM by Dave Post

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Edge of DarkAfter the Saucers Landed(R)evolutionApexWindsweptArchangel

The 2015 Philip K. Dick Award finalists have been announced:

First prize and any special citations will be announced on Friday, March 25, 2016 at Norwescon 39 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport, SeaTac, Washington.

Have you read any of these? What looks good to you on that list?

2015 World Fantasy Awards Winner! Posted at 4:26 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The World Fantasy Awards winners have ben announced. The awards were presented during the World Fantasy Convention, November 5-8, 2015 in Saratoga Springs NY. In the Best Novel category the winner is:

The Bone Clocks World Fantasy Award

WINNER:

FINALISTS:

Our congrats to David Mitchell and all the finalists. You can see the complete list of winners in all categories over at Locus.

2015 British Fantasy Awards Winners Posted at 1:03 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The winners for the 2015 August Derleth and Robert Holdstock awards have been announced at FantasyCon.

No One Gets Out Alive August Derleth Award

August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel:

WINNER:

SHORTLIST:

 


Cuckoo Song Robert Holdstock Award

Robert Holdstock Award for Best Fantasy Novel:

WINNER:

  • Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children’s)

SHORTLIST:

 

2015 Hugo Award Winner! Posted at 12:38 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The 2015 Hugo Awards have been announced at Worldcon 2015 – “Sasquan” The 73rd World Science Fiction Convention in Spokane, Washington. In the Best Novel category the winner is:

The Three-Body Problem

WINNER:

FINALISTS:

Our congrats to Cixin Liu and all the finalists. You can see the complete list of winners in all categories over at Locus.

There were fewer winners this year than in past years because assholes but it was still a nice ceremony. Thanks to the organizers for making the live stream happen.

2015 Gemmell Awards Winners Posted at 12:51 PM by Dave Post

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The winners for the 2015 David Gemmel Legend and David Gemmel Morningstar awards have been announced.

Words of Radiance David Gemmel Legend Award

The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel:

WINNER:

FINALISTS:

 


The Emperor's Blades David Gemmell Morningstar Award

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer:

WINNER:

FINALISTS:

 

2015 Mythopoeic Award Winner Posted at 5:33 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The Mythopoeic Society has announced the 2015 Mythopoeic Award winners. In the Adult Literature category the winner is:

Tales from Rugosa Coven

WINNER:

FINALISTS:

Our congrats to Sarah Avery and all the finalists. You can see the complete list of winners in all categories in the official press release.

Derleth and Holdstock Awards Shortlists Announced Posted at 7:27 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The British Fantasy Society has released the shortlists for the 2015 British Fantasy Awards.

2015 August Derleth Award Shortlist (Horror):

The Last Plague The Unquiet House Station Eleven The End The Girl With All The Gifts No One Gets Out Alive


2015 Robert Holdstock Award Shortlist (Fantasy):

City of Stairs The Relic Guild Breed Cuckoo Song A Man Lies Dreaming The Moon King

Our congrats to all the nominees.  You can see the complete list of nominees in all categories on the official press release.

What do you think of the lineups for these 2 awards?  Some of these books are not out in the States yet so you may have to order from across the pond.

2015 Prometheus Award Winner Posted at 1:45 PM by Dave Post

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The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced the winner of the Prometheus Award, honoring pro-freedom works published in 2014.

Influx

prometheus Award

WINNER:

  • Influx by Daniel Suarez (Dutton)

NOMINEES:

Our congrats to Daniel Suarez and all the noms!